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Our favourite Staff Picks for 2014

The staff at the Library have nominated these books as some of  their favourite reads for 2014.  

"The Goldfinch" by Donna Tartt

A young boy in New York City, Theo Decker, miraculously survives an accident that takes the life of his mother. Alone and abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by a friend's family and struggles to make sense of…


Added by Sarah Wild on December 23, 2014 at 15:49 — No Comments

Prime Minister's Literary Awards

Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Arts Minister George Brandis have announced the shortlists for the 2014 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards.

The 2014 shortlists feature some of Australia’s most significant and…


Added by Sarah Wild on October 21, 2014 at 17:00 — No Comments

New Armchair Travel Books

Armchair Travel…

Added by Sarah Wild on October 14, 2014 at 15:35 — No Comments

Most Borrowed Books

We decided to add a section about the most borrowed books in the library, as we thought that it might be interesting to see what books other people are borrowing. The most borrowed books for the past week were:

1. "Diary of a Wimpy Kid : the Ugly Truth" by Jeff Kinney

2. "Life After Life" by Kate Atkinson

3. "Private : No. 1 Suspect" by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

4. "Big Little Lies" by Liane Moriarty

5. "In the Dark" by Deborah…


Added by Sarah Wild on September 29, 2014 at 16:52 — No Comments

On dangerous ground : a Gallipoli story. Author: Scates, Bruce. Published: 2012

Historian Bruce Scates has turned novelist in order to weave a compelling drama of love, war, politics and duty around characters whose lives are forever changed by events on Gallipoli.

At the heart of the story, Professor Scates imagines the poignant return of the official war historian Charles Bean four years after the 1915 Anzac landings.

With consummate skill, he switches back and…


Added by Steve Sailah on July 12, 2014 at 18:53 — No Comments

Read, Review & Win this winter

Relax On The Sofa

Now that winter has really settled in it's time to curl up with the latest bestseller and a hot chocolate and catch up on some well deserved reading. And if you write a short review afterwards and enter it in Mosman Library's Read, Review & Win competition you might even win a great prize. 

There are a couple of ways you can enter, either come into the library…


Added by Merilyn on July 2, 2014 at 13:07 — No Comments

Read, Review & Win Summer Reading Program 2014

Get ready to start reviewing! Read, Review & Win is on again over January and we have some great prizes to give away weekly. You can enter your reviews online or in person and this year you can even add your…


Added by Merilyn on December 10, 2013 at 14:30 — No Comments

The Luminaries wins Man Booker Prize 2013!

Congratulations Eleanor Catton! At 28 she's the youngest Man Booker Prize winner ever! The Luminaries is also the longest book ever to win at 832 pages, so if you borrow this one from the library I hope you're a fast reader!…


Added by Merilyn on October 16, 2013 at 16:26 — No Comments

Booker Prize Longlist 2013 Announced


What an interesting list of titles we have in the longlist this year. These authors, many of which you may not have heard of yet (but soon will), have been selected from 151 hopefuls. If you are looking for a good book this list should provide some…


Added by Merilyn on July 24, 2013 at 18:38 — No Comments

Read, Review & Win Winter Reading Program

Hibernate under the covers this winter with Mosman Library’s Read, Review & Win Winter Reading Program for adults. It’s easy to enter, simply curl up with a good read and after you’ve finished tell us in a couple of sentences what you liked (or didn’t like!) about the book. There are some great…


Added by Merilyn on June 18, 2013 at 17:00 — No Comments

What's your favourite Aussie read!

Get Reading has begun the search for Australia's favourite books of all time and has invited all Australians to nominate their favourite homegrown books. Whether it's an Aussie book you read recently or a beloved book from your childhood make sure you cast your vote (or votes as you can enter…


Added by Merilyn on June 4, 2013 at 17:10 — No Comments

Want to win an eBook reader?

We are looking for your story of how libraries or a particular library has changed your life. Why not share your story as part of Mosman Library's online competition celebrating Australian and Library Week 2013 there is a Sony eBook reader up for grabs!

Here's the link:…


Added by Lindach on May 14, 2013 at 12:25 — No Comments

Mosman Library Trivia Night

Mosman Library Trivia Night

When: May 22, 2013 @ 7pm

Where: Mosman Library

To celebrate Library & Information Week 2013 Mosman Library is having a fun filled evening of trivia where you can test your general…


Added by Merilyn on April 30, 2013 at 17:56 — No Comments

Miles Franklin Shortlist- It's all women this year!

This is exciting news for Australian women writers. I am sure Miles Franklin herself would be very happy with this year's list.

An all-female shortlist has been named for the 2013 Miles Franklin Award, Australia's most prestigious literary prize.

First-time novelists Romy Ash, Annah Faulkner and Drusilla Modjeska, are among the five nominees competing for the $60,000 prize.

Author of Questions of Travel, Michelle de Kretser, and Carrie Tiffany, who wrote…


Added by Lindach on April 30, 2013 at 12:59 — No Comments

Winner of the first Stella Prize Announced

Congratulations to Carrie Tiffany winner of the Stella Prize, a new literary award for Australian female authors, for her book "Mateship with Birds"

The Stella Prize is a major new literary award celebrating Australian women’s writing. It is named after one of Australia’s iconic female authors, Stella Maria ‘Miles’ Franklin, and celebrates women’s contribution to Australian literature. The Stella Prize rewards one writer with a significant…


Added by Lindach on April 17, 2013 at 17:28 — No Comments

2012 Aurealis Awards Finalists

If you are into Horror, Scfi,Speculative Fiction or Fantasy you might want to check out the finalists for this year's Aurealis Awards for Australian writers of Adult, Children's and Yong Adult books in these genres. The article is on the Australian Women's Writers Site:

Added by Lindach on March 22, 2013 at 10:02 — No Comments

World Book Day March 7, 2013

Modern Toss

Photo courtesy of The Guardian 2/3/13

Celebrating World Book Day, Thursday March 7, 2013. Long live the book! …


Added by Merilyn on March 5, 2013 at 14:30 — 1 Comment

Library Lovers Day 2013

For most people February 14 means only one thing, chocolates, roses and romantic dinners for two. But 7 years ago Valentine’s Day took on a new meaning and now a celebration of everything we love about libraries. And let’s face it what’s not to love!


This year at Mosman we are celebrating Library Lovers Day with something different. Our ‘Movies Love…


Added by Merilyn on February 12, 2013 at 13:30 — No Comments

Great Reads for Library Lovers Day

With Library Lovers Day (February 14) just around the corner now seems a likely time to think about our favourite romance novels, which doesn't only mean Mills & Boon. There are hundreds of great love stories out there that are far from the trashy romances you may associate with this genre. Here’s just a few which if you haven’t read them are bound to ignite your passion for romance.



Added by Merilyn on February 6, 2013 at 15:00 — No Comments

"Read, Review & Win" - the winners so far



Congratulations to the first three winners!

D. Mary Jolin, Anne Cohen and Margaret Evans were thrilled with

their prizes.  Submit your review today, and perhaps you'll be the next

one to win.…


Added by Read, Review & Win on January 23, 2013 at 14:24 — 2 Comments

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