Monthly Archives: November 2015

A community Christmas ‘Giving Tree’ for young people in need

It’s that time of year again, when family and friends start preparing for their annual gathering to celebrate Christmas. However, not all young people are so fortunate. This year, the Blue Mountains Youth Council is looking out for the local … Continue reading

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Blood and Gore

I’ve been reading William Napier, first his two books Clash of Empires: the Great Siege about the Siege of Malta and Clash of Empires: the Red Sea, on the Battle of Lepanto, which arguably changed the course of European history … Continue reading

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What Library Staff are Reading – November 2015

Perhaps all this rain has kept us indoors with a noses in a book?  Here’s what your dedicated band of Library staff have been reading this past month or so: Divas by Rebecca Chance – Wonderful, glorious chewing gum for … Continue reading

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Poetry Under the Stars @ Katoomba Library

The highlight of the Library year! The 4th annual celebration of the wonder, joy and fun of poetry. Bring a cushion and a picnic (no alcohol) to enjoy an evening’s entertainment. This year, for the first time ever, our poets … Continue reading

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The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks

The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks Sydney : Hachette Australia, 2015. 386 pages Found on the Adult Fiction shelves at BROOKS Thank goodness Geraldine has redeemed herself after Caleb’s Crossing (in my opinion anyway). A fictionalised account of the historical figure of … Continue reading

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Alison’s Picks – November 2015

Some good reading ideas this Spring from Alison Sebastian Barry : The Secret Scripture Marion Halligan : Goodbye Sweetheart Don Watson : The Bush: travels in the heart of Australia Tegan Bennett Daylight : Six Bedrooms (short stories)

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Palace of Tears by Julian Leatherdale

Palace of Tears by Julian Leatherdale Sydney, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2015. 551 pages. Found on the Fiction shelves at LEATHERDALE Plot summary : The dazzling story of family, passion, secrets and vengeance, woven through the hardships of both World … Continue reading

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