Friday, September 23, 2005

New non-fiction titles @ our branches

The following are the latest non-fiction titles available at our branches. Search for them through our library website.

Kirstie Alley ~ How to lose your ass and regain your life : reluctant confessions of a big-butted star
Julie Myerson ~ Not a games person
John Sergeant ~ Maggie : her fatal legacy
Robyn Annear ~ A city lost and found : Whelan the Wrecker’s Melbourne
John Anthony ~ Leckey Low, degraded broots? : industry and entrepreneurialism in Melbourne’s Little Lon, 1860-1950
Marian Keyes ~ Further under the duvet
Edward Klein ~ The truth about Hillary : what she knew, when she knew it, and how far she’ll go to become President
Andy Shea ~ Petria Thomas : swimming against the tide
Bill Carter ~ Fools rush in : a true story of war and redemption
Wayne Howell ~ Killer excuses
Anonymous ~ A woman in Berlin : diary 20 April 1945 to 22 June 1945
Tim Latham ~ Norfolk : Island of secrets : the mystery of Janelle Patton’s death
Christine McCabe ~ A garden in the hills : a tale of selling up, digging in and growing things
Mark Latham ~ The Latham diaries
Phil Cleary ~ Getting away with murder : the true story of Julie Ramage’s death
Ian McPhedran ~ The amazing SAS : the inside story of Australia’s special forces

Cheers, Maryanne

New fiction titles @ the branches

These are the new fiction titles that are at our branches. Search for them through the library website.

Henning Mankell ~ The man who smiled
David Gemmell ~ Lord of the silver bow
Charlotte Bingham ~ Friday’s girl
Jack Higgins ~ Without mercy
Anne River Siddons ~ Sweetwater Creek
Terry Brooks ~ Straken (Book 3 High Druid of Shannara)
James Lee Burke ~ Crusader’s cross
Michael Dibdin ~ Back to Bologna
Cynthia Harrod-Eagles ~ The colonel’s daughter
Anna Jacobs ~ An independent woman
Graham Masterton ~ Manitou blood
Sarah Harrison ~ The next room

Cheers, Maryanne

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Introduction to Tai Chi

Interested in learning more about Tai Chi? Come along to a free introductory class with Elaine Davidson, an experienced Tai Chi teacher who has taught for many years.

When: Thursday 27th October 11.00am.
Where: Mt Evelyn 50 Wray Crescent Mt. Evelyn in the Mt Evelyn Community Room
Bookings on 97363851.

Cheers, Maryanne

Courtyard Gardens

Planning a new garden or updating an old one? Marilyn Gray from Karwarra Australian Plant Garden, will talk about Courtyard Gardens, using Australian plants.

My courtyard garden is looking a bit worse for wear. I think I desperately need to go to this talk.

Supper provided.

When: Thursday 20th October 7.30 pm.
Where: Belgrave Library Reynolds Lane Belgrave.
Bookings on 9754 7266.

Cheers, Maryanne

Brewing Beer

Making home brewed beer with Eric Walters from the Grand Ridge Brewery. Eric will be presenting a range of pure beers for tasting and orders can be arranged on the night.

When: Thursday 20th October 7.00pm.
Where: Croydon Library, Civic Square Croydon.
Cost: $5.
Bookings on 9294 5640.

Cheers, Maryanne

The Art of Beaded Jewellery Making

Join Ro Bailey who will demonstrate the art of beaded jewellery making. Learn more about the techniques involved, the tools required and where to buy your beads. Bring along your own lunch - tea and coffee supplied.

When: Friday 14 October 12pm.
Where: Knox Library 425 Burwood Highway Wantirna South.

Cheers, Maryanne

Black Box: David Warren and the creation of the cockpit voice recorder

We tend to take inventions like the 'Black Box' for granted, not thinking about the huge impact it's had on air travel and safety in our skies.

Join author Janice Witham as she speaks about her book “Black Box: David Warren and the creation of the cockpit voice recorder” which chronicles the human aspects of the cockpit voice recorder story – the inspiration, the setbacks, the encouragement and the disappointments.

When: Wednesday 12 October 7.00pm.
Where: Boronia Library, Park Crescent, Boronia.
Book on 9762 4099.

Cheers, Maryanne

Family History for Beginners

Ann Dixon will show you how to begin tracing your family history. Light refreshments included.

When: Thursday 6th October 1.30-3.30pm.
Where: Healesville Library, 231 Maroondah Highway, Healesville.
Bookings on 59624423.

Saturday, September 17, 2005

Entries close

Entries have now closed for the National Storywriting Competition. Judging will commence very soon. This year's judge is Archie Fusillo, author of Sparring with Shadows and The Dons.


Adult 1st $1500

Knox Award $500
For residents in Knox, Maroondah and Yarra Ranges
Sponsored by Cr Ben Smith (Knox City Council) - Chair ERLC Board and Cr Garry Scates (Knox City Council) - ERLC Board Member

Teenage 1st $350 13-18 years
Sponsored by DLS Australia

Junior 1st $250 9-12 years
Sponsored by The Little Bookroom

Friday, September 16, 2005

How to grow a vegetable crop in the Yarra Valley

Sazan Halit From a local Market Gardening family will discuss

  • Ground preparation and maintenance
  • Recommend crops and varieties
  • Give hints to suit local conditions

Questions answered. Tea and coffee provided

When: 11:00 am Saturday 1st October.
Where: Yarra Junction Library, Yarra Junction Hoddle Street, Yarra Junction.

Great practical advice!

Dave MacFarlane's One Day

Dave MacFarlane's One Day – guitarist and award-winning songwriter and mandolin player playing music from their new album. Enjoy the music while you browse the shelves!

When: Saturday 1 October 2-3pm.
Where: Croydon Library, Civic Square, Croydon.


Mondo Friendzy

Young people playing a varied range of music from classical to Celtic to world music and some original compositions.

When: Sunday 25 September 2-3pm.
Where: Knox Library, Knox City Shopping Centre, 425 Burwood Hwy Wantirna South.


Thursday, September 15, 2005

Ancestry available at the library

Eastern Regional Libraries has recently subscribed to the popular Family History resource, Ancestry.

It includes U.K. and U.S. census records, military records, passenger lists and more!

** NOTE: Ancestry can only be used from computers in Eastern Regional Libraries. Bookings are essential.

Access from our new look Family History site.


Family Footy Trivia Night

Wear your team colours and join in the footy final fever. Fun for all the family !

When: Thursday 22nd September 2005 7pm.
Where: Yarra Junction Library, Hoddle Street, Yarra Junction, 3797.

Bookings essential on 5967 1588.


National Storywriting Competition

Entries close for the National Storywriting competition on Friday 16th September 2005. Judging will begin soon.

Entry forms can be downloaded from the library website or obtained from our library branches.

Good luck!

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

New non-fiction @ the library

The following are some new non-fiction titles available in our libraries:

Theresa Burkhardt-Felder ~ Pray for me in Santiago : walking the ancient pilgrim road to Santiago de Compostela
Brent Runyon ~ The burn journals
Mary Elsy ~ Pedals and petticoats : on the road in post-war Europe
Patricia Atkinson ~ La Belle Saison
Bernard Lynam ~ Outback house
Paul Ham ~ Kokoda
Andrew Smith ~ Moondust : in search of the men who fell to Earth
Andrew Gaze/Grantley Bernard ~ The Andrew Gaze story : a kid, a ball, a dream
Jim Eames ~ The country undertaker : reminiscences of a bush life
Kevin Morgan ~ Gun alley : murder, lies and failure of justice
Rodney Cocks ~ Bali to Baghdad and beyond : a young Australian on the United Nations frontline
Patrick French ~ Young husband : the last great imperial adventurer

Place a reservation through our web catalogue. Find out how with our catalogue tutorial.


New fiction @ the library

Some of the fiction titles that have arrived at our branches.

Elizabeth Kostova ~ The historian
Glenn Meade ~ Web of deceit
Terry McMillan ~ The interruption of everything
Faye Kellerman ~ Straight into darkness
Jeffery Deaver ~ The twelfth card
Ian Rankin ~ The flood
J.A. Jance ~ Long time gone
Lisa See ~ Snow Flower and the secret fan
Sandra Brown ~ Led astray
Nora Roberts ~ Two of a kind
Margaret Maron ~ Rituals of the season
Robert B. Parker ~ Appaloosa
Marion Chesney ~ Sick of shadows
Larry Niven/Brenda Cooper ~ Building Harlequin’s moon
Orson Scott Card ~ Magic Street
Penelope Lively ~ The photograph
Sharon Kay Penman ~ Prince of darkness
Lyn Andrews ~ Friends forever
Anna Jacobs ~ Pride of Lancashire
Lynda Page ~ A lucky break
Laurie R. King ~ Locked rooms
Garry Disher ~ Snapshot
Linda Howard ~ Killing time
David Morrell ~ Creepers
Catherine Alliott ~ Not that kind of girl
Freda Lightfoot ~ The woman from Heartbreak House
Mary Jane Staples ~ Out of the shadows

Place a reservation through our web catalogue. Find out how with our catalogue tutorial.