LIBRARY LINES for week beginning 12 February 2018

Move over St Valentine’s because 14 February is also Library Lovers’ Day. Library Lovers’ Day is a chance for everyone to reconnect with the library and share the library love. Not everyone can afford to buy all the books or resources they need and want. They are free to borrow — whether that is an ebook, an audio book, a DVD, CD or some other resource. The library has also evolved into a social space to meet, collaborate, research, learn, share and relax. At the library, community groups meet, workshops are taught, new skills are learnt, study groups can meet, games can be played, technology can be used to create, and in some libraries, you can even get something to eat.

So today at your local Library you can read some of the love letters written to Australian Libraries from some of our favourite Australian authors, such as Jackie French, Mark Brandi, Mark Smith, John M. Green, James Moloney, Rachel Johns and Caroline Overington and then write your own letter explaining what libraries have meant to you or even what it still means to you. Then maybe just borrow that book by an Australian author that you have not read yet.

A new year, new programs.

Preschool storytime for kids aged between 3 and 5 will be held once a month during the school term. The first session will be Wednesday 21 February at 10.30am. Siblings are welcome. So, come on down to enjoy stories, songs, poems and craft.

Our first author event of 2018 is the book launch for local author Gary Anthony. So, come and listen to Gary talk about how he has written and published his first book. There will be a light supper served afterwards for a gold coin donation plus copies of his book are for sale.

This year I would like to start a Lego club for the kids, but we need to expand on the Lego collection. If you have any unwanted Lego that is in good condition, please drop them into the Library during opening hours.

Finally, I have received funding to conduct beginner computer and internet classes for people aged 65 and over. Classes will be held in the computer training room in the Internet Centre and will require bookings as places are limited. Classes will include introduction to computers, introduction to internet part 1, introduction to internet part 2, Introduction to email, Introduction to social media and Introduction to cybersafety and online banking. Please contact the library if you wish to book a place.

Upcoming events to keep in mind are:

Wednesday 21 February 10.30am Preschool Storytime for 3-5 year old’s. Siblings welcomed.

Tuesday 27 February 1.45pm for a 2pm start. This is the first meeting of the year for the Friends of Grenfell Library.

Thursday 1 March, the Library will be hosting a book launch for Death comes calling by local author R. G. Anthony. 6.45pm for 7pm start. A light supper will be served afterwards for a gold coin donation.

Friday 2 March, Board Games and Lego in the Library after school 3 – 4.45pm. So, round up some friends and challenge them to a game or two.

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