The brown paper dust jacket

One of the joys of reading an ebook is that no-one knows what you are reading. It’s the modern equivalent of a brown paper jacket over the bodice-ripper.  Remember those? This article Let’s come out of the Kindle closet and reveal what we’re really reading in the Guardian about the different choices readers make in…
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Festival Month

Foodie alert. Events at the library in September will tickle your taste buds and make your inner master chef emerge. Encounter mouth-watering delights at progressive dinners and cooking demonstrations…
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Book Review: Lost relations: Fortunes of my family in Australia’s Golden Age

“Genealogy offers a gateway into an extended family, linked vertically through time rather than horizontally in the present. In a world of confused and multiple identities, it promises a deeper sense of who we are.” Historian Graeme Davison has written the saga of his family in the recently published: Lost Relations”. His family’s history is…
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Come in and read….

7:00PM We are at the end - good night all and happy reading. Annie's taking The complete Jack the Ripper and venturing out into the streets. Oh dear, how brave. Take care. The Complete Jack the Ripper 6:54PM A bit of recreational reading for Kristy. Katie Fforde's A vintage wedding. A Vintage Wedding   6:42PM Pat's taking…
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Book Clubs @ the Library

Love to read but have trouble finding interesting books? Or when you finish a book do you want to share your thoughts with someone else? Library Book Clubs are a popular activity for readers to meet and chat about a range of books once a month. Librarians choose a range of popular, literary and recommended…
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Nillumbik Memorials

The Hurstbridge Memorial Park interpretative signage was launched this week by Mr Andrew Giles MP, Federal Member for Scullin with Nillumbik Shire Council Mayor, Cr. Helen Coleman. The Hurstbridge Avenue of Honour plaque was also dedicated to local soldiers by Cr. Coleman. Local students from the Hurstbridge Learning co-operative and Hurstbridge Primary School read the…
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Reading for a rest day

If now that the second week of the Tour de France is over and you still feel that you have not had enough here is some potential reading for the evening of a rest day…. For many people one of the highlights of the coverage is the amazing scenery of rural France.  If the views…
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