Cops, Crooks, Courts & Spooks


Book launch with Ray Clift.

Wednesday 29 July, 6.30-7.30pm.

Books based on real crimes have become very popular with our borrowers.

In Cops, Crooks, Courts & Spooks, prolific local author Ray Clift adds to his collection of stories, based on his experiences in law enforcement.  His stories are full of down-to-earth humour and give us a unique portrayal of Adelaide’s social history.  Ray also delves into the realm of the supernatural, discussing his encounters with ghosts (which are often very funny) and his dealings with a ‘spirit guide’.

Ray is a retired police officer with the South Australian Police Force who has received numerous citations during his career. He has also served in the Army Reserves, working mainly in Army Intelligence.  Following his retirement from the police force, Ray worked as a court sheriff’s office in Adelaide’s northern suburbs of Adelaide.

If you are a fan of true crime stories, you might enjoy reading Ray Clift’s work.

A wine and cheese supper will be served.

This event will  be held in the Relaxed Reading Area, City of Tea Tree Gully Library.

Bookings are essential.  Book online or telephone 8397 7333.

Its a fine line launch

Ray and GinninderraLast night’s launch of Ray Clift’s ‘It’s a fine line’ was a major success! With a near capacity crowd, plenty of food and some great wines, a smooth evening unfolded as Ray spoke about his life as a police officer and a courts officer, the roles that supplied most of the anecdotes for his most recent book. Stephen Matthews from Ginninderra Press was on hand to sell many copies of Ray’s book!

Ray is a member of the Northeastern Writers Inc and we have been fortunate to have a great relationship with this group and act as one of their favourite book launch locations! Keep an eye on the blog for information about fellow NEW Inc writer’s Ken Vincent and Sharon Kernot who will both be launching books later this year.

Photos from Library events

Photos from several of the events in the library over recent months have been uploaded to the blog.  Simply click on the ‘More Photos’ link under the three photos on the right hand side of the blog page.

You can see pics from author and poet visits, including Jill Wherry, Jeannette Rowe, Ken Vincent and Stephen M Irwin. There are also images from Children’s Book Week, which had a Safari theme this year. Many of the posters designed by school classes are able to be viewed. A highlight is the photos from the Living Book performance by our Childrens and Youth Services team, of Captain Crabclaw’s Crew…aaarrrgh me hearties!

Definitely not Shakespeare!

jillwherryLocal poet Jill Wherry is set to entertain on Friday the 27th of February! Reciting some of the humourous verse from her recently published collection of poems in  ‘Definitely not Shakespeare’, Jill looks to amuse and delight the audience with her wicked sense of humour.

Check the website for event details, and the library has a copy of Definitely not Shakespeare available for loan.

Volcanoes, Vodka and ‘Vildlife’ in Russia’s far east!

KamchatkaAuthor and adventurer Diana Gleadhill is coming to the Library on January 20th to chat about her adventures through Russia’s Kamchatka pennisula as described in her new book: Kamchatka – a journal and guide through Russia’s land of fire and ice.  She describes the region is definitely not for the faint-hearted! “Some of the most stunning and dramatic volcanic scenery with an inordinate amount of wildlife!”

 Apparently she’s going to have a bit of a slide show too of some of the photos from her adventures. Sounds awesome.

Morning tea will be provided and copies of the book will be for sale.
More info is available from the website.