Going on a holiday soon?

If you are, come and take a look at our collection of travel resources in Adult Non Fiction from 914 onwards. You’ll find all the popular travel guide books  from Lonely Planet, Fodors, Rough Guides and Frommers.

Travel area

Visiting London? - travel books and DVDs all in one spot

To make things easy and to provide a one stop travel shop, we’ve moved most of our travel DVDs, such as the Pilot Guides series and Rick Steves, from the general DVD shelves, to sit next to the books about the same destination in the Adult Non Fiction area.

Soon to be on the shelves!


We’ve also bought quite a few new DVDs to add to this collection, with more still to come. 

So when you’re planning your next trip, come and grab some guidebooks and DVDs to pick out the best places to visit before you go!

Bon Voyage Videos

I remember the first time I saw a movie on Video Cassette.

I was about three (or possibly four) years old. The film was Star Wars. Born the year after the film came out, the only way I had to see it was on video, and even then only when we were at a friends or my grandparents house, as we didn’t possess a video player.

Several years later, we finally purchased an Akai Video Cassette recorder and signed up with several local Video Libraries. The first film we hired was Ghostbusters.

Over the next decade and half, I hired, purchased or taped from the TV literally hundreds of movies. My very first job while studying at Uni was actually working at a local Movieland video library.

It was while working at Movieland that I first heard about this new technology coming that might one day replace Videos, much as Audio Cassettes and Vinyl had been superseded by CDs.

The new technology was called the Digital Versatile Discs or DVDs.

Initially DVDs could only be used to play movies, but now it is possible to record directly to a disc as well.

By 2005 movie studios began to phase out Video as a medium, with the last new film to be released on cassette being A History Of Violence.

 Over the last twelve months, the Tea Tree Gully Library has slowly been phasing out video cassettes in favour of DVDs.

As of the beginning of 2010, DVDs will be the only format offered by the Tea Tree Gully Library.

As a ‘last hurrah’ it was decided to conduct a ‘video domino’ tour of the library finishing at the DVD shelves.

To view the footage, click below.

 Goodbye Videos, you may be gone, but the good times will not be forgotten!

Who do you think you are?

SeptCoverSeen the show… now read the magazine! The Library subscribes to the WDYTYA magazine and September’s edition is now here. This edition looks at Devon ancestors, WWII ancestors and Kate Humble.
If you prefer to watch the TV program and enjoyed the first Australian series, you’ll be pleased to know that the second series of WDYTYA is due to start on Sunday, September 27th. It will feature Ron Barassi, Sigrid Thornton, Ben Mendelsohn, Maggie Beer, Christine Anu and John Butler.

The Library has the following DVDs of  Who do you think you are? available for loan:
UK Series 1
UK Series 2
UK Series 3
UK Series 4
Australian Series 1

We also subscribe to Australian Family Tree Connections magazine and Family History Monthly.
Your one stop shop to finding out who you are!