Monday, September 29, 2008

Wednesday Book Club meeting 1 October 2008

The 1st Wednesday book club group will meet at 10.30 on Wednesday 1 October 2008. The group will be discussing Vodka dialogue by Kirsty Brooks.
If you have read this book, feel free to come along and join us.

In November the group will be reading Grace by Robert Drewe.

For more information please call 9562 1821

October Public Holiday

Rockdale Library and the branches at Arncliffe, Bexley, Bexley North and Sans Souci will be closed on 6 October 2008 for the Labour day long weekend.
We apologise for any inconvenience and hope everyone has a nice long weekend.
The libraries will reopen at their usual time on Tuesday 7 October.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

School Holiday Activity - Meet the author

Please join us on Tuesday 30 September 2008 at 2 -3 pm for a talk by Liz Deep-Jones. She will be talking about her book Lucy Zeezou's goal.
Bookings are essential. To book for this event please call 9562 1821

Monday, September 22, 2008

October School Holidays at Rockdale Library & Community Information Service

It is nearly school holiday time again and Rockdale Library and Community Information Service has an exciting School Holiday Activity program.

All school holiday activities are for primary school aged children.
Bookings are essential

Man Booker Prize 2008

The Man Booker Prize for 2008 will be drawn on the 14th October.
The shortlist is

The white tiger - Aravind Adiga
The secret supper - Sebastian Barry
Sea of poppies - Amitav Ghosh
The clothes on their backs - Linda Grant
The northern clemency - Philip Hensher
The fraction of the whole - Steve Toltz

To read more about the prize visit the Man Booker website

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Prime Minister's Literary Award Winners

The winners of the Prime Minister's Literary Awards were announced recently.
The winning books in the two categories are:

Ochre and rust: artefacts and encounters on Australian frontiers - Philip Jones

The zookeeper's war - Steven Conte

The shortlists are
Burning in - Mireille Juchau
El Dorado - Dorothy Porter
Jamaica - Malcolm Knox
Sorry - Gail Jones
The complete short stories - David Malouf
The widow and her hero - Thomas Keneally
The zookeeper's war - Steven Conte

A history of Queensland - Raymond Evans
Cultural amnesia: notes in the margin of my time - Clive James
My life as a traitor - Zarah Ghahramani with Robert Hillman
Napoleon: the path to power 1769 - 1799 - Philip Dwyer
Ochre and rust: artefacts and encounters on Australian frontiers - Philip Jones
Shakespeare's wife - Germain Greer
Vietnam: the Australian war - Paul Ham

Monday, September 15, 2008

Rockdale Readers meeting 19 September

Rockdale Readers will meet again on the 19th September 2008 at 5.30pm
We will be discussing Winter in Madrid by C J Sansom.

If you have read this book feel free to come along and join the discussion.

In October we will discuss History of love by Nicole Krauss

For more information please call 9562 1821

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

August Winners

Congratulations to Tamara Adzic; Robyn Smaills & Jing Yao who are our August winners of the Borders book vouchers. They have won a $25 borders gift card for renewing their loans on the web during August 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.