LIBRARY LINES for week beginning 14 October 2019

Storytime is back today at 10.30am and again on Friday. Everyone is welcome to attend as their will be great stories and fun craft to do.

Today I am officially launching the 1,000 books before school program. The program is designed for kids from birth to 5 and aims to foster a love of reading and develop literacy skills. More information is available by visiting the library or via the library website.

The final monthly meeting for Friends of Grenfell Library in 2019 will be held on Tuesday 22 at 7pm. The group will return in February 2020. Reminder that FOGL will be hosting their spring street stall on Friday 18 outside IGA from 9am.

A few new magazine titles received this week and they include Australian home beautiful, Wartime, Homespun and Australian Women’s Weekly Food.

Some more kids books are available this week and they include The audition and The callback by Maddie Ziegler,  Olivia’s secret scribbles: music makers by Meredith Costain, The 117-storey treehouse by Andy Griffiths, Like an enderman; Enderman rule; It came from Down under by Pixel Kid, Cloudy with a chance of apocalypse by Zack Zombie, Ninja kid 4: amazing ninja! By Anh Do, Elementals: ice wolves by Amie Kaufman, Captain Underpants and the big, bad battle of the bionic booger boy part 2: the revenge of the ridiculous robo-boogers by Dav Pilkey, Kingdom of ash; A court of wings and ruin; Tower of dawn and A court of mist and fury by Sarah J Maas,  Welcome to country by Aunty Joy Murphy, I do it by Andrew Daddo, The rainbow serpent by Dick Roughsey, Arctic zoo by Robert Muchamore, Impossible music by Sean Williams, King’s cage by Victoria Aveyard, Shine: Sara’s dream role by Holly Webb, That night by Cyn Balog, The gifted, the talented and me by William Sutcliffe and Lovestruck by Kate Watson.

This week’s new nonfiction titles are now ready for loan and they include Sew beautiful quilted bags by Akemi Shibata, Calm the f**k down and Get your sh*t together by Sarah Knight, The knitting stitch handbook by Maria Parry-Jones, The Ancient Olympic Games, Control: stories of Australian peacekeeping and humanitarian operations, Journeys in the wild: the secret life of a cameraman by Gavin Thurston and Is there still sex in the city? By Candace Bushnell.

There are new large print titles available this week and they include The cattle queen feud by Wayne D Overholser, Pepper tree rider by Jack Curtis, For a good paws by Linda O Johnston, The girl who lived twice by David Lagercrantz, Robert B. Parker’s old black magic by Ace Atkins and The dark side by Danielle Steel.

Only a few new fiction titles this week and they include The institute by Stephen King, Vendetta in death by JD Robb and Tidelands by Philippa Gregory.

Upcoming events to keep in mind are:

            Wednesday 16 Oct Preschool Storytime 10.30am. Everyone is welcome to attend for stories and craft.

            Friday 18 Oct Preschool Storytime 10.30am. Everyone is welcome to attend for stories and craft.

            Friday 18 October FOGL street stall outside IGA from 9am.

            Tuesday 22 October. The final monthly meeting for FOGL in 2019. 6.45pm for a 7pm start. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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LIBRARY LINES for week beginning 7 October 2019

Ok we are now into the second week of the school holidays and the kids are saying I’m bored. Well here at the library we have the final session of Steam Activity – Cars. For kids aged 5 and over. Bookings required. 3 – 4pm and on Sunday 13 Oct a movie marathon showing all three Back to the future movies. All other Steam sessions are booked out.

Next Tuesday 15 October I will be launching a new reading program for kids aged 0 to 5. The program encourages early-childhood literacy and introduces young children to the world of reading. You can register your child at any time during the year with certificate presentations four times a year to mark each target reached. The program completes for each child the week before they start kindergarten at big school.

A few new magazine titles received this week and they include Small farms, Marie Claire, National Geographic Kids, Country Style, Science Illustrated, NSW Fishing & boating, Organic Gardener, Grass roots and RM Williams Outback.

There are even more kids books available this week and they include Toffle towers: fully booked by Tim Harris, The Peski kids: stuck in the mud by RA Spratt, Tom Gates: Mega make and do and stories too by Liz Pichon, Real pigeons splash back by Andrew McDonald, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy by Rey Terciero, Daddy and me by Tiya Hall, A dinosaur ate Dad’s hair by Trent Roberts, How not to annoy Dad by Dave Hughes, John Williamson’s My Dad snores, Fart monster and me: the crash landing and the new school by Tim Miller, Knight in training: combat at the castle and Spots, stripes and zigzags by Vivian French, Ginger Meggs, Greta Zargo and the amoeba monsters from the middle of the Earth and Greta Zargo and the death robots from outer space by AF Harrold, History mysteries: Lasseter’s gold by Mark Greenwood, Zombie goes to camp; Zombie’s excellent adventure and Zombie’s birthday apocalypse by Zack Zombie, Puppy diary: the great toy rescue by Yvette Poshoglian, Diary of a wimpy kid: the meltdown by Jeff Kinney, Wings of fire: the brightest night by Tui T Sutherland,  The land of stories: worlds collide by Chris Colfer and Dog man for whom the ball rolls by Dav Pilkey.

This week’s new fiction titles are now ready for loan and they include The book shop on the shore by Jenny Colgan, Lapse by Sarah Thornton, lady in the lake by Laura Lippman, The garden of lost and found by Harriet Evans, somewhere close to happy by Lia Louis, What she saw last night by MJ Cross, The testaments by Margaret Atwood, The Shelly Bay ladies swimming circle by Sophie Green, Labyrinth by Catherine Coulter, Ghosts of the past by Tony Park, The blue rose by Kate Forsyth, Taking Tom Murray home by Tim See, Meet me in Venice by Barbara Hannay and The first lie by AJ Park.

Upcoming events to keep in mind are:

            Wednesday 9 Oct Steam Activity – Planes. For kids aged 5 and over. Bookings required. 11am – 12 midday.

            Friday 11 Oct Steam Activity – Planes. For kids aged 5 and over. Bookings required. 11am – 12 midday.

            Friday 11 Oct Steam Activity – Cars. For kids aged 5 and over. Bookings required. 3 – 4pm

            Sunday 13 Oct Movie Marathon – Back to the future. Free Doors open for part 1 at 10.45am for a 11am start, part 2 at 1.45pm for a 2pm start and part 3 – 4.15pm for a 4.30pm start. Final movie will finish by 6.30pm. FOGL will be hosting the candy bar. Bookings can be made for your seats.

            Wednesday 16 Oct Preschool Storytime 10.30am. Everyone is welcome to attend for stories and craft.

            Friday 18 Oct Preschool Storytime 10.30am. Everyone is welcome to attend for stories and craft.

            Friday 18 October FOGL street stall outside IGA from 9am.

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LIBRARY LINES for week beginning 30 September 2019

Are you looking for an activity or two for the kids these holidays? The library have a few activities on starting with today Wednesday 2 October at 10am for a 10.15am start Aladdin will be showing in the cinema. Free of charge and FOGL will be hosting the candy bar for all of your needs.

Tomorrow Thursday 3 October at 11am we will be building cars and seeing how fast they can go. Limited places for kids aged 5 and over. Bookings required.

More activities are on next week. Further dates and times are listed below or on the library Facebook page and website.

The last day of the holidays we will be running a movie marathon. A great family series, Back to the future. Times are listed below. Seat bookings are open now.

Look out in October I will be launching a new reading program for kids aged 0 to 5. The program encourages early-childhood literacy and introduces young children to the world of reading. You can register your child at any time during the year with certificate presentations four times a year to mark each target reached. The program completes for each child the week before they start kindergarten at big school.

A few new magazine titles received this week and they include 4×4 Australia, Real Living and Tech Life.

So many new kids’ titles are now available for the holidays and they include Sky by Ondine Sherman, I love you, Daddy Pig!, When the moon is a smile by Teena Raffa-Mulligan, Help! I smell a monster by Justin Davies, The secret life of pets 2: don’t laugh, The trapdoor mysteries: the lost treasure by Abie Longstaff, Detention by Tristan Bancks, Special forces cadets: missing by Chris Ryan, Music and malice in hurricane town by Alex Bell, Spin the daw by Elizabeth Lim, Dog man and cat kid by Dav Pilkey, Peppa’s fairy tale, Hugless Douglas by David Melling, Baby bedtime by Mem Fox, The dark artifices: Lord of shadows; Queen of Air and darkness by Cassandra Clare, A monster calls by Patrick Ness, The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe, Ship breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi and Knight in Training: To the rescue by Vivian French.  

A few new fiction titles are now ready for loan and they include 13 Minute murder by James Patterson, Courtney’s war by Wilbur Smith, The greatest gift by Rachael Johns, After the end by Clare Mackintosh, The new girl by Daniel Silva, Undara by Annie Seaton, knife by Jo Nesbo and A beggar’s kingdom by Paullina Simons.

Upcoming events to keep in mind are:

            Wednesday 2 Oct Movie – Aladdin. Free Doors open 10am for a 10.15am start. FOGL will be hosting the candy bar. Bookings can be made for your seats.

            Thursday 3 Oct Steam Activity – Cars. For kids aged 5 and over. Bookings required. 11am – 12 midday.

            Wednesday 9 Oct Steam Activity – Planes. For kids aged 5 and over. Bookings required. 11am – 12 midday.

            Friday 11 Oct Steam Activity – Planes. For kids aged 5 and over. Bookings required. 11am – 12 midday.

            Friday 11 Oct Steam Activity – Cars. For kids aged 5 and over. Bookings required. 3 – 4pm

            Sunday 13 Oct Movie Marathon – Back to the future. Free Doors open for part 1 at 10.45am for a 11am start, part 2 at 1.45pm for a 2pm start and part 3 – 4.15pm for a 4.30pm start. Final movie will finish by 6.30pm. FOGL will be hosting the candy bar. Bookings can be made for your seats.

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