LIBRARY LINES for week beginning 9 December 2019

Congratulations to Gai Lander and Alison Rumps on becoming published authors in the newly launched book Dark Dreamings. Thank you to our Mayor Mark Liebich for launching the book and Clr Carly Brown for speaking on the night and to everyone else who attended the launch recently in the library.

It is now 2 weeks until Christmas. And there are only a few activities left for the kids to participate in. Have you booked them in?

Reminder that the Library will be closing for the holidays at 4pm on Christmas Eve and reopening at 10.30am on Thursday 2 January.

The Summer Reading Bingo challenge is up and running for all kids who will be in Preschool through to Year 12 in 2020. Pop in between now and Christmas and pick up your Bingo sheet and some books to get you reading.

This Saturday night we are showing the hit of the year Downton Abbey and for the kids there will be a surprise Christmas movie on Friday 20th. All details are below in the events section or on the library Facebook page.

A number of new magazine titles received this week and they include Small farms, Good health, Grass roots, R.M. Williams Outback, Country style and NSW fishing and boating.

Some more kids’ books are available this week and they include Whitney and Britney chicken divas by Lucinda Gifford, Celeste the giraffe loves to laugh by Celeste Barber, The dinky donkey by Craig Smith, The trials of Apollo: the tyrant’s tomb by Rick Riordan, Looking for Alaska by John Green, The pug who wanted to be a reindeer by Bella Swift, Brotherband: return of the Temujai by John Flanagan, The assassin’s blade by Sarah J Maas, Chook shed snake by Phil Cummings and Let it snow by John Green.

There are new fiction titles available this week and they include A dog’s promise by W. Bruce Cameron, After we collided by Anna Todd, Just one wish by Rachael Johns, Christmas shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella, The world that we knew by Alice Hoffman, The Christmas party by Karen Swan, The weekend by Charlotte Wood, The confession by Jessie Burton, The secret of col hill by Peter James and Many rivers to cross by Peter Robinson.

Some great new DVDs are now available and include Paw Patrol ready race rescue, The lion king, The handmaid’s tale season 3, Game of thrones season 8, Emma 2: Emmatastic!, Good omens, Sherlock Holmes: the adventure of the illustrious client and the creeping man, Sherlock Holmes: the adventure of shoscombe old place and The Boscombe valley mystery, Garage sale mystery” murder in D minor, Ophelia, Elf pets Santa’s St Bernards save Christmas, A Cinderella story Christmas wish, Gentleman Jack, Descendants 3, X-Men dark phoenix and After.

Upcoming events to keep in mind are:

            Wednesday 11 Dec Christmas card making session 4-4.45pm $2 per child. Places limited. Bookings required.

            Friday 13 Dec Christmas card making session 4-4.45pm $2 per child. Places limited. Bookings required.

            Saturday 14 Dec 7.45 for an 8pm start Movie – Downton Abbey. Free entry. Bookings preferred. FOGL will be hosting the candy bar.

            Friday 20 Dec 1.45 for a 2pm start Movie – A surprise Christmas movie. Free entry. Bookings preferred. FOGL will be hosting the candy bar.

            Tuesday 24 Dec 4pm Library closing.

            Thursday 2 Jan 10.30am Library reopening.

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LIBRARY LINES for week beginning 2 December 2019

It is now 3 weeks until Christmas. Are you ready yet? There are a number of activities coming up.

Today we have Preschool Storytime at 10.30am and again on Friday celebrating everything Christmas. This Friday we have the first of 3 Christmas card making sessions. These have limited places. $2 per child and bookings are required.

The Summer Reading Bingo challenge kicked off yesterday at 3pm for all kids who will be in Preschool through to Year 12 in 2020. Pop in between now and Christmas and pick up your Bingo sheet and some books to get you reading.

This Saturday night we are showing the Australian movie Palm Beach, so book your seat. The hit of the year Downton Abbey will be shown the following Saturday night and for the kids there will be a surprise Christmas movie on Friday 20th. All details are below in the events section or on the library Facebook page.

A number of new magazine titles received this week and they include Taste, Australian Country, Marie Claire, Backyard, Great walks, Real living, 4×4 Australia and a new title Australian photography.

Some more kids’ books are available this week and they include The summer of skinny dipping by Amanda Howells, Gribblebob’s book of unpleasant goblins by David Ashby, How to wash a woolly mammoth by Michelle Robinson, Adorabull by Alison Donald, Taylor tiptoe by Elanor Best, Eri finds a way by Robert Vescio, mad about mega beasts by Giles Andreae, No probllama! By Rosie Greening, Sophie Johnson unicorn expert by Morag Hood, I despair of my hair by Ann-Marie Finn, Lovely old lion by Julia Jarman, Little Ted’s big heart by Rosie Greening, The return of Thelma the unicorn by Aaron Blabey, When Santa got stuck up the chimney by James Grafton and The tiny star by Mem Fox.

This week’s new large print titles are now ready for loan and they include The raven’s honor by Johnny D Boggs, Outlaws of the brasada by Les Savage Jr, The hour of death : sixkiller, U.S. marshal by William W Johnstone, Plundered range by Will Ermine, The golden land by Giles A Lutz, Texas showdown by Elmer Kelton, The bags of tricks affair by Bill Pronzini, The fox by Frederick Forsyth, My heart may be broken but my hair still looks great by Dixie Cash and Texas free by Janet Dailey.

There are new nonfiction titles available this week and they include 75 must-see places to take the kids (before they don’t want to go) by Robin Esrock, Jean Blackburn by Craig Campbell, Born-again blackfella by Jack Charles, The Hilton bombing by Imre Salusinszky, The dips and spreads guide by Xavier Waterkeyn, A lot with a little by Tim Costello, The buy by Bill Bryson, The basis of everything by Andrew Ramsey, Me by Elton John and The strong man by Grant Edwards.

Some great new talking books are now available and include The love affairs of Nathaniel P by Adelle Waldman, What the family needed by Steven Amsterdam, Genevieve by Eric Jerome Dickey, Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, Rainey Royal by Dylan Landis, Summerset Abbey: spring awakening by TJ Brown, Seven forges by James A Moore, Painted horses by Malcolm Brooks, Pharaoh by David Gibbins and The pirate prince by Galen Foley.

Upcoming events to keep in mind are:

            Wednesday 4 Dec Preschool Storytime 10.30am. Everyone is welcome to attend for stories and craft.

            Friday 6 Dec Preschool Storytime 10.30am. Everyone is welcome to attend for stories and craft. Last session for 2019.

            Friday 6 Dec Christmas card making session 4-4.45pm $2 per child. Places limited. Bookings required.

            Saturday 7 Dec 7.45 for an 8pm start Movie – Palm Beach. Free entry. Bookings preferred. FOGL will be hosting the candy bar.

            Saturday 14 Dec 7.45 for an 8pm start Movie – Downton Abbey. Free entry. Bookings preferred. FOGL will be hosting the candy bar.

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LIBRARY LINES for week beginning 25 November 2019

Are you organised for all of the end of year activities yet? The final two sessions of Storytime will be held the next week on Wednesday 4 and Friday 6 December where we will celebrate Christmas. Bookings are now being taken for the three Christmas card making sessions. These have limited places. $2 per child and bookings are required.

The Summer Reading Bingo challenge kicks off on Tuesday 3 December from 3pm for all kids who will be in Preschool through to Year 12 in 2020. Pop in after school and pick up your Bingo sheet and some books to get you reading.

Don’t forget that the Grenfell launch of the Dark Sky Dreamings book will be held in the library on Tuesday 3 December at 6.30pm where you will hear and meet the local contributors Gai Lander and Alison Rumps and editor Dr Merrill Findlay. Copies of the book will be available for purchase on the night. A light supper will be provided after proceedings for a gold coin.

There will also be three movies shown in December so book your seats for the Australian movie Palm Beach, the hit of the year Downton Abbey and for the kids there will be a surprise Christmas movie. All details are below in the events section or on the library Facebook page.

A number of new magazine titles received this week and they include 4×4 Australia, Better homes and gardens, Quilters companion, Australian Science Illustrated, Tech Life Australia, Gardening Australia, Australian House & Garden and Instyle.

Some more kids’ books are available this week and they include Atchoo! By Mij Kelly, Doing the animal bop by Jan Ormerod, Elmer’s walk by David McKee, Rise of the mythix: gold unicorn by Anh Do, The bad guys: the baddest day ever by Aaron Blabey, The Taylor turbochaser by David Baddiel, Beauty sleep by Kathryn Evans, My first word book: Let’s find; Let’s go!; Farm; Pets and colours, The unlisted and Rebellion by Justine Flynn and Pete the cat’s trip to the supermarket by Kimberly and James Dean.

This week’s new large print titles are now ready for loan and they include Marshal of the Barren Plains by IJ Parnham, From the vineyards of hell by Harry Jay Thorn, Watching you by Lisa Jewell, Feared by Lisa Scottoline, Hell hath no fury by Charles G West, Riders of the dawn by Louis L’Amour, Winchester quarantine by Carter Travis Young, The resurrection kid by TT Flynn, High desert by Wayne D Overholser and Wyoming winter by Diana Palmer.

There are new fiction titles available this week and they include Guns of ponderosa by Chuck Tyrell, Snake hunt by William Colt MacDonald, Confederate paydirt by Robert Anderson, Cimarron by Les Lewellyn, Gone to Texas by JD Ryder, Rough justice by Jackson Davis and Nothing ventured by Jeffrey Archer.

Upcoming events to keep in mind are:

Tuesday 3 Dec 6.30pm Dark Sky Dreamings Grenfell Book Launch. Everyone is welcome to attend. A light supper will be served after proceedings for a gold coin.

            Wednesday 4 Dec Preschool Storytime 10.30am. Everyone is welcome to attend for stories and craft.

            Friday 6 Dec Preschool Storytime 10.30am. Everyone is welcome to attend for stories and craft. Last session for 2019.

            Friday 6 Dec Christmas card making session 4-4.45pm $2 per child. Places limited. Bookings required.

            Saturday 7 Dec 7.45 for an 8pm start Movie – Palm Beach. Free entry. Bookings preferred. FOGL will be hosting the candy bar.

            Saturday 14 Dec 7.45 for an 8pm start Movie – Downton Abbey. Free entry. Bookings preferred. FOGL will be hosting the candy bar.

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