Saturday, August 30, 2008

Wednesday Book Club meeting 3 September

The 1st Wednesday book club group will meet at 10.30 on Wednesday 3 September 2008. We will be back to meeting at the library after our excursion to Lydham Hall in August. The group will be discussing Cry of the curlew by Peter Watt.

If you have read this book, feel free to come along and join us.

In October the group will be reading Vodka dialogue by Kirsty Brooks.

For more information please call 9562 1821

Monday, August 25, 2008

Author Talk - Carol Baxter

Rockdale Library & Community Information Service
Presents a talk by Carol Baxter, introducing her book Breaking the Bank.
It's a fast-paced history of colonial Sydney that tells the stroy of the country's largest bank robbery and the people caught up in it.

Please join us at
1pm Thursday 25 September 2008

Copies of the book will be available to buy and for signing
Free entry with light refreshments

To book please call 9562 1821

Monday, August 18, 2008

Reading suggestions

Have you read The kite runner or A thousand splendid suns by Khaled Hosseini?
You might like to try these books

The namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
Fugitive pieces by Anne Michaels
Moonlit cage by Linda Holeman
Swallows of Kabul by Yasmina Khadra
Mosaic by Soheir Khashoggi

Non Fiction
Bookseller in Kabul by Asne Seierstad
Journey from the land of No by Roya Hakakian
Kabul beauty school by Deborah Rodriquez & Kristin Ohlson

Friday, August 8, 2008

Rockdale Readers meeting 15 August

Rockdale Readers will meet again on the 15th August 2008 at 5.30pm
We will be discussing Kill the messenger by Tami Hoag.
If you have read this book feel free to come along and join the discussion.

Our chosen book for September will be Winter in Madrid by C J Sansom

In July we discussed March by Geraldine Brooks. Our discussion centred on the effects of war on civilians, as well as on the soldiers taking part. We also talked briefly about why authors decide to write sequels or prequels to well known classics, as March is a sequel to Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. Most of the group read Little Women so long ago that we felt we may need to reread it.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

July Book Voucher winners

Congratulations to Christine Talman, Bruce Turton & Po Tsui Ip who are our July winners of the Borders book vouchers.They have won a $25 borders gift card for renewing their loans on the web during July 2008.

Simply renew your loans during any month in 2008 exclusively via our catalogue in the library or on our website at to go into the draw for a gift card.