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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.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/29/11-best-books-of-2011_n_1174162.html.

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…

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

Our favourite Reads 2011!

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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

Winner's Announced - Prime Minister's Literary Awards 2011

Winner Best Fiction - Traitor by Stephen Daisley

Stephen Daisley’s debut novel, Traitor, is a story of war and love, and how each changes everything, forever. It tells the story of two men thrown together by war in the battle-smoke and chaos of Gallipoli – a young New…

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Added by Merilyn on July 19, 2011 at 20:27 — No Comments

Rug up & Read with Read, Review & Win this Winter!!

I think most of us would agree winter is a great…

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Added by Merilyn on July 12, 2011 at 15:09 — No Comments

Staff picks - July 2011

Bevan, Christopher J.

A Kinchela boy : a novel.

AUSTRALIAN /BEVA

Blain, Georgia.

Too close to home.

AUSTRLALIAN /BLAI  …

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Added by Bern on June 28, 2011 at 13:17 — No Comments

Prime Minister's Literary Awards 2011

 

Minister for the Arts the Hon Simon Crean MP has recently announced the shortlists for the 2011 Prime Minister's Literary Awards in the four categories of fiction, non-fiction, children's and young adults.…

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Added by Merilyn on June 6, 2011 at 15:01 — No Comments

Staff picks, June 2011

Recommended Library Reading List - June 2011

Beck, Greig.

This green hell.

ADVENTURE /BECK

Fallon, Jennifer.

The undivided.…

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Added by Mosman Library on June 2, 2011 at 11:42 — No Comments

Mosman Library’s BIG DAY IN is a BIG Success!



Library and Information Week 2011 couldn’t have been celebrated in a better way at Mosman Library’s Big Day In. Fun was had by all, as our patron’s (and staff!) enjoyed free barista made coffee, gorgeously decorated mini cupcakes, free giveaways such as journals and bookmarks, behind the scenes library tours and…

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Added by Merilyn on May 30, 2011 at 12:00 — 1 Comment

Philip Roth Awarded International Man Booker Prize for 2011

American novelist Philip Roth most known for his works American Pastoral, The Plot Against America and The Human Stain has just been awarded the…

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Added by Merilyn on May 24, 2011 at 12:00 — No Comments

Winners of the 2010 Aurealis Awards

Winners of the 2010 Aurealis Awards sponsored by Harper Voyager were announced on 20 May 2011 at North Sydney's Independant Theatre and were hosted by the author Garth Nix.



The list of winners can be found here…

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Added by Jacqui on May 23, 2011 at 13:27 — No Comments

Sydney Writer's Festival 2011

Words. to live by 16-22 May…

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Added by Merilyn on May 10, 2011 at 16:53 — No Comments

Nominations for Ned Kelly Award for Crime Writing announced.

The nominations for16th Ned Kelly Award for Crime Writing have been announced. This Award has been linked with the Melbourne Writers Festival since 2000 and includes Australia's best crime writers both fiction and non-fiction.Follow the link below for this year's list.

 

http://nedkellyawards.com/index.php/news-feeds

Added by Lindach on April 29, 2011 at 10:36 — No Comments

Killing fairies & The Lighter Side of...Strumpets: reasons to read romance fiction

My friend @VaVeros reads romance.

Romance?! ... why?! ...

So she told me.

 

Added by Bern on April 28, 2011 at 13:23 — No Comments

Staff picks - May 2011

Recommended Library Reading List - May 2011

Fforde, Jasper.

One of our Thursdays is missing.

FANTASY /FFOR  

Rothfuss, Patrick.

The…

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Added by Bern on April 28, 2011 at 12:36 — No Comments

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