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2012 Miles Franklin Longlist

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…


Added by Merilyn on April 27, 2012 at 14:00 — No Comments

For Anzac Day: Great War stories

There are many accounts of the First World War. Ahead of the 96th remembrance of Anzac Day, we select some that spoke to us:

Added by Mosman Library on April 24, 2012 at 15:00 — No Comments

Vampire Novel of the Century!

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:



Added by Lindach on April 4, 2012 at 18:00 — No Comments

Brain food!


Added by Merilyn on March 12, 2012 at 16:30 — No Comments

Book clubs join in the party to launch NYR 2012!


Added by Merilyn on February 15, 2012 at 12:30 — No Comments

Love to laugh in February


There’s nothing like a good laugh to make you forget your troubles. Whilst jokes may be…


Added by Merilyn on February 7, 2012 at 14:30 — No Comments

The Infinite Wisdom of Roald Dahl

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

New Marian Keyes novel coming soon!

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,…


Added by Kate on February 1, 2012 at 14:26 — No Comments

Mosman Library Launch of National Year of Reading 2012

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…


Added by Lindach on January 18, 2012 at 13:19 — No Comments

Australian Women Writers Reading and Reviewing Challenge 2012

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…


Added by Kate on January 5, 2012 at 9:31 — 3 Comments

Bram Stoker's Missing Journal Found!

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…


Added by Lindach on January 3, 2012 at 16:22 — No Comments

What’s your amazing read?

    Happy New Year to Mosman Readers everywhere!…


Added by Merilyn on January 3, 2012 at 14:30 — No Comments

Huff Post Best Books for 2011

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.

Added by Lindach on December 30, 2011 at 10:30 — 1 Comment

Philip K Dick - Iconic Sci-fi author

I follow @brainpicker on Twitter who has a posted a fascinating read on Philip K Dick, the renowned American, iconic sc-fi author who would have been 83 on 16th December.

The movie Blade Runner was loosely based from his novel…


Added by Artemis on December 17, 2011 at 11:00 — 1 Comment

Our favourite Reads 2011!



Added by Merilyn on November 28, 2011 at 15:30 — 1 Comment

Our Story - Which book sums us up?

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…


Added by Merilyn on November 14, 2011 at 13:30 — No Comments

Love 2 Read 2012!


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…


Added by Merilyn on October 10, 2011 at 15:09 — No Comments

2011 Man Booker Prize Shortlist announced!

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…


Added by Merilyn on September 7, 2011 at 13:30 — No Comments

October School Holidays

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…


Added by Kate on August 30, 2011 at 13:47 — No Comments

Mosman novel wins Melbourne’s The Age book of the year.

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…


Added by Merilyn on August 26, 2011 at 14:08 — No Comments

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