The Winning Writers

So many hopeful authors came to Watsonia Library on Saturday 23 November to find out if they had won the writing competition. We were fortunate to have the judge, Paul Collins, attend to give out the awards and to talk about writing. The biggest advice is that just because you don't win a competition, don't be…
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What’s the Austen Project?

Six bestselling contemporary authors have been asked to rewrite Jane Austen’s novels - Sense & Sensibility, Northanger Abbey, Pride & Prejudice, Emma, Persuasion and Mansfield Park - adding their own unique take on Jane Austen’s novels. The Austen Project was launched with Joanna Trollope’s reimagining of Sense & Sensibility in October 2013. Trollope’s version, along…
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Looking for Pringle Family

Yarra Plenty Regional Library has received an inquiry from a researcher in England trying to locate family of a World War 2 Pilot. Pilot Officer Lawrence James Pringle was a rear gunner who served with 76 Squadron, in Yorkshire, England. He was killed on operations to Kassel 22 October 1943. His parents were Leslie and…
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Doctor Who eAudiobooks!

Fans! Whovians! As excitement builds for the screening of the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special “Day of the Doctor” it’s worth remembering that there are a number of audio books available to download from our Overdrive service. The Doctor Who 50th anniversary episode The Day of the Doctor will screen on ABC1 early on Sunday, November…
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The Public Domain Review

Confused by the quantity of material available as ebooks on the public domain or just stumped as to what to read? Have a look at The Public Domain Review. The Public Domain Review is a not-for-profit project dedicated to showcasing the most interesting and unusual out-of-copyright works available online- films and images as well as…
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