‘The Real World and other stories’ book launch

The Real World Tas 2AAward winning writer Chris Leckonby will be launching her new collection of short stories at the Library on Tuesday 30 April from 11.00am – 12noon. 

The Real World and other stories is an insightful collection of short stories relating to issues modern Australian families struggle with in everyday life.  Stories range from a young couple stranded by floods on their outback station to an asylum seeking family trying to make the best of their new life.  This collection of short stories has something for everyone.

You can view Chris’s first short story collection Once Bitten on our Library catalogue.

Booking are essential at the Library or telephone 8397 7333.

Author visit – Claire Laishley

SA author Claire Laishley will be  visiting the Library this Tuesday morning to talk life, writing and the inspiration for some of her work. Writing from the heart, Claire’s books describe personal battles with illness, travelling Australia, and reflect upon the life she’s lived. Come along for an inspiring morning. Copies of Claire’s books will be for sale.

More details and booking info can be found on our website.

An event for poets and shoe lovers!

Come and meet local poet Elaine Barker at Tea Tree Gully Library next week.  Elaine has written a collection of poems called High Heels & Tartan Slippers which is a must for shoe lovers.  Her poems range from the light-hearted to the serious as she takes us through a reading journey with different types of shoes.

This special event will be happening at the library on Tuesday 7 August from 11:00am – 12 noon.   To book your place call us now on 8397 7333.

Hope to see you there!

Spotlight on: Fiona McIntosh

ImageFiona McIntosh was born in England and spent several years of her early life  travelling the globe with her family before settling in Australia when she was 19. Her primary career was in the travel industry, before she claims ‘a mid-life crisis… for the sudden shift to becoming a full time author.’

Her early novels are of the fantasy genre and her first,  Betrayal, part one of the Trinity trilogy, was snapped up by the first publisher she sent it to, a very rare thing for an author. She then went on to write three more fantasy trilogies, as well as some children’s fiction and lately large historical epics. Her latest book, The Lavender Keeper was released just last week.

Fiona will be visiting the Library to talk about her life and her writing on May 28 at 6.30pm. Bookings details will be available on our website.

Get down and literary with the National Year of Reading

I’m very proud to be a librarian and I’m a huge supporter of life long learning but I’m sad to say –  I just don’t read enough! However, if there was any year to get myself into gear it would be twenty-twelve for it is the National Year of Reading. Inspired recently by some very clever women out there I have a theme to my recreational reading pursuits – “Beginnings.” I’ll be searching out first novels by cult authors Julian Barnes and Martin Amis, and, reaching for debut novels that are released this year by Australian authors. Celebrate and participate in the National Year of Reading however you choose but if you’re looking for somewhere to start Public Library Services is hosting a launch on Tuesday 14 February from 12pm under the Gawler Place Canopy in Rundle Mall, Adelaide. Included on the list of guests is the charming Mem Fox who will be reading from one of her famous books. So scrap all of your Valentine’s Day plans and get literary with your fine self.

You can find all of the official details here.

The Nun’s Story

Margaret Bolton launches Not Another Nun Story

Local author Margaret Bolton launched her debut book, Not Another Nun Story with a record start to the new year program of events. 90 people came along ,which for a local author, launching their debut book, is a remarkable turnout! Even the publisher sold out of their available stock for the night as well. Margaret’s book describes her late teens and early twenties as a nun and how convent life is challenging for an adolescent. The Library has a copy you can check out, or you can buy a copy from Ginninderra Press.