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Read Review & Win Grand Prize Winner announced.

Susan Kaless is the lucky recipient of a $250 gift voucher to spend at "Ripples" Waterfront restaurant at Chowder Bay.  A big thank-you to all the readers who submitted reviews. Susan's review was drawn out of the hat at the end of the program. "Read Review & Win" will be back in winter, but don't forget you can…


Added by Read, Review & Win on February 24, 2016 at 9:58 — No Comments

Looking for philosophy and psychology reading and discussion group

Hi, I am new for Mosman reader's club^^

I would like to join reading group for philosophy and psychology readings to learn wisdom of life^^ , and share our knowledge.....

Hope to hear from anyone who are interested in this subject.



Added by marian on February 5, 2016 at 15:00 — No Comments

Best Books of 2015 According to has chosen the best books of 2015. 

Here they are:

Best Books of 2015

Added by Lindach on December 29, 2015 at 15:21 — No Comments

Read Review & Win Summer 2016

Win a voucher to dine at Ripples Chowder Bay!

Read, Review & Win, Mosman Library Service's reading incentive program for adults, is back from 1-31 January 2016 .

Simply write a book review to go into the draw to win a $250 voucher to spend at "Ripples", Chowder…


Added by Lindach on December 29, 2015 at 14:43 — No Comments

Prime Minister's Literary Awards 2015

 The winners of the Prime Minister's Literary Awards were announced last night.

For more information follow this link: …


Added by Lindach on December 15, 2015 at 8:54 — No Comments

Read, Review & Win Winter 2015

"Read, Review & Win", the Library's reading incentive program for adults, is over for winter. The program attracted a record number of entries. 43 review cards were received and 11 reviews were posted online.

Weekly winners received a literary inspired bag, containing vouchers…


Added by Read, Review & Win on September 16, 2015 at 12:00 — No Comments

Ned Kelly Awards

Ned Kelly Awards

The Ned Kelly Awards (or the Neddies) celebrated their 20th Anniversary over the weekend at the Australian Crime Writers Award dinner in…


Added by Sarah Wild on August 24, 2015 at 17:56 — No Comments

Great Winter Reads

We’re past the middle of Winter now, but it’s still really cold outside, and so it’s perfect weather to curl up with a really good book at night.

We thought we would post some of the most borrowed books over Winter thus far, as a bit of extra inspiration for some absorbing books to read. …


Added by Sarah Wild on July 28, 2015 at 17:30 — No Comments

2015 Stella Prize Shortlist Announced




From more than 150 entries, this year’s Stella Prize judges – critic and writer Kerryn Goldsworthy (chair); journalist and broadcaster Caroline Baum; writer and…


Added by Lindach on March 12, 2015 at 14:49 — No Comments

Book Titles at the Oscars

It's hard not to get a bit excited about the Oscar Award ceremony, and we noticed with interest just how many book titles were part of the nominations list this year.

Here are just some of the books:

"Gone Girl" by Gillian…


Added by Sarah Wild on February 23, 2015 at 16:11 — No Comments

Library Lovers Day

The 14th of February is (also) Library Lovers Day, and the staff in the Library have nominated books that they love. They are either some of our ‘all-time favourite’ books, or books that we’ve read recently that we’ve really…


Added by Sarah Wild on February 12, 2015 at 15:38 — No Comments

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

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