"Book lovers never go to bed alone"
Undoubtedly Australia’s richest and most prestigious literary award, the Miles Franklin, has recently announced the longlist for 2012. Now over 50 year old the award remains as influential today as it was in 1957 when Patrick White became the very first recipient for his epic tale Voss. This year for the…Continue
Added by Merilyn on April 27, 2012 at 14:00 — No Comments
There are many accounts of the First World War. Ahead of the 96th remembrance of Anzac Day, we select some that spoke to us: http://blogs.mosman.nsw.gov.au/library/article/196/great-war-stories
Added by Mosman Library on April 24, 2012 at 15:00 — No Comments
To commemorate this very special year for vampire literature, a century since the death of the creator of Dracula, Bram Stoker, Richard Matheson's 'I am Legend' has been named - Vampire Novel of the Century. Read this article from the Guardian newspaper in the UK to find out why:
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There’s nothing like a good laugh to make you forget your troubles. Whilst jokes may be…Continue
Added by Merilyn on February 7, 2012 at 14:30 — No Comments
Here's a neat little poem to brighten this rainy afternoon. If this had a melody, it could be the theme song of libraries world over!
Television- By Roald Dahl
The most important thing we've learned,
So far as children are concerned,
Is never, NEVER, NEVER let
Them near your television set --
Or better still, just don't install
The idiotic thing at all.
In almost every house we've been,
We've watched them gaping at the…
Added by Kate on February 2, 2012 at 14:18 — No Comments
If you are a die-hard fan of Marian Keyes, as I am, and have read everything she's ever written, then you will be excited to hear that she has all but finished the "Helen" novel! Helen is the youngest of the five sisters in the Walsh family, whose lives have featured in Watermelon,…Continue
Added by Kate on February 1, 2012 at 14:26 — No Comments
Mosman Library will be kicking off the National Year of Reading with our Big Book Club Party on Library Lovers Day, 14 February at 6.30pm.
All are welcome to come and celebrate reading with the members of our book clubs. There will be Lucky Door Prizes, refreshments and some surprises.
We are also interested in knowing what book changed your life or had the…Continue
Added by Lindach on January 18, 2012 at 13:19 — No Comments
This is a great initiative designed to counter the gender bias in reviewing and social media newsfeeds. It actively promotes the reading and reviewing of a wide range of contemporary Australian women's writing throughout 2012, the National Year of Reading.
Anyone can join in the challenge, by reading…Continue
For all those fans of Dracula out there, here is some exciting news! The lost journal of Bram Stoker has been found and will be published in March 2012 to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of Bram Stoker's death. Lots of insight and information on Bram and the creation of the seminal novel- Dracula.I can hardly wait…Continue
Added by Lindach on January 3, 2012 at 16:22 — No Comments
Happy New Year to Mosman Readers everywhere!…Continue
Added by Merilyn on January 3, 2012 at 14:30 — No Comments
Check out the Huff Post editors' selections via the link below. I was glad to see included my favourite for the year ,'The Tiger's Wife' by Tea Obreht, and also one of the books on my 'to read' list, 'The Night Circus' by Erin Morgenstern.
The movie Blade Runner was loosely based from his novel…Continue
What does it mean to be Australian? What cultural experiences do we all share as occupiers of this great land? And is there one book that can sum it all up?
The National Year of Reading 2012 thinks there is, and have…Continue
Added by Merilyn on November 14, 2011 at 13:30 — No Comments
If you haven’t already heard of the National Year of Reading 2012, you soon will! The end of the year is fast approaching and next year libraries, schools, writers and readers from around the country will be celebrating reading for the entire year. Now I’m a librarian so in my opinion every year should be the National Year of Reading. So why now in 2012 have we decided to dedicate a whole…Continue
Added by Merilyn on October 10, 2011 at 15:09 — No Comments
It's that time of the year again as we wait with baited breath for the announcement of the winner of one of the world's most prestigious literary prizes. Once the shortlist is announced the countdown is on to October 18 when this year's winner will be revealed. Those who made the shortlist (and the…Continue
Added by Merilyn on September 7, 2011 at 13:30 — No Comments
Check out the exciting program of events planned for the October School Holidays- inspired by the International Year of Forests 2011. The full program can be found on the Children's Library webpage, and bookings open on Monday…Continue
Added by Kate on August 30, 2011 at 13:47 — No Comments
Mosman can now claim its very own literary prize for fiction with Fiona MacGregor taking out the $20,000 for her novel Indelible Ink set in our very own suburb. According to the author winning a Melbourne prize was unexpected but she was…Continue
Added by Merilyn on August 26, 2011 at 14:08 — No Comments