Monthly Archives: November 2015

The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson

The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson This is the latest book by Bill Bryson, author of “Notes from a Small Island”, “A Walk in the Woods” and “A Short History of the World”. It’s out in an attractive … Continue reading

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“Napoleon’s Last Island” by Tom Keneally – Book Review

Tom Keneally’s latest book, “Napoleon’s Last Island”, was published in late October. Tom Keneally has written many books, among them “The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith” and “Schindler’s List” which were made into films. I think his latest work would make … Continue reading

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“Storylines” Workshop

Laughter, chatter, and stories filled the library yesterday as local Aboriginal elders attended a “Storylines” workshop facilitated by the State Library. Storylines is a State Library of Western Australia project to explore, identify and return Aboriginal heritage material from our … Continue reading

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“The Book Box” opens at Swan View Youth Centre

“The Book Box” little free library opened yesterday for the first time at the Swan View Youth Centre! So exciting to see this getting off the ground. Emily (pictured) will help look after it, stocking the shelves with the pre-loved library books, … Continue reading

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Heroes of the Skies by Michael Veitch

‘Heroes of the Skies’ by Michael Veitch.  I was drawn to this book because I have always been interested in the ordinary people who ended up in extraordinary situations in times of war: the stories of what they did, how … Continue reading

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Libraries for Times of Crisis

The role of libraries in times of crisis…a couple of days ago a concerned and frightened elderly resident phoned the library wanting to know where “the fire” was. There’d been sirens blaring, fire trucks rushing, the sound of choppers overhead, … Continue reading

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‘H’ is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald – Book Review

Helen MacDonald is a British writer, historian, illustrator and falconer. ‘H’ is for Hawk is a book she wrote after the sudden death of her father which plunged her into deep grief and depression. This is her story about the aftermath … Continue reading

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