Opera at the Library?

Once each year, an Opera Australia team arrives at one of our libraries with costumes, sets, a pianist and a handful of singers in preparation for a thrilling performance. Fostering a love of the performing arts in people of all ages, these incredible professionals bring an accessible, unique and high calibre experience in music, singing…
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Lets Party Like It’s 1988

November is a month-long party at Watsonia Library. Like Marty McFly we are going back - Back to the Future with a movie night of course - complete with popcorn and jaffas! Back to the Future The fun starts with Watsonia Library's Annual Craft Fair. There will be a range of locally made craft items and…
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Rockin’ Reads – Don Felder

Don Felder is pure California. Blonde hair, tanned skin, whiter-than-white teeth. So it makes sense that this is the dude who wrote the famous guitar riff for The Eagles' smash hit Hotel California. Except, Felder was actually born in Florida and spent his childhood there (amoung other things, teaching fellow blonde southerner Tom Petty  to…
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Rockin’ Reads – John Lennon

John by Cynthia Lennon This memoir is completely gripping and possibly one of the best books written about John Lennon. There are anecdotes aplenty about the bespectacled one sitting at his piano at home and composing songs -  amazing stuff! Everything about that man is fascinating and hearing it all from the perspective the woman…
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Rockin’ Reads – Eric Burdon

Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood by Eric Burden The Animals emerged as one of London’s most popular groups in the swinging sixties and went on to conquer America as one of the forerunners of the British Invasion. Front-man Eric Burdon’s colourful memoir covers this fascinating period and beyond. Eric hangs with Hendrix at Woodstock, parties with Jim Morrison…
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Rockin’ Reads – Steven Tyler

Does the Noise in My Head Bother You? Steven Tyler Aerosmith's Demon of Screamin’ tells it like it is and holds nothing back, which is exactly what you’re looking for in this type of tell-all. He spills on backstage bickering and his antics with guitarist Joe Perry that led to the pair being dubbed the Toxic…
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