Friday, October 31, 2008

1st Wednesday book group

The 1st Wednesday book club group will meet at 10.30 on Wednesday 5 November 2008. The group will be discussing Grace by Robert Drewe.

If you have read this book, feel free to come along and join us. We will also be finalising the booklist for 2009.

In December the group will discuss Merry go round in the sea by Randolph Stowe. The December meeting will be our last for 2008.

For more information please call 9562 1821

If you would like to be part of the group in 2009 please call Natalie on 9562 1821.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Interruption to Online Services

From the 17th of November the library will be updating it's library computer systems. This means there will be an interruption in services for three days. You will still be able to borrow and return items, and join the library. The catalogue and online and phone renewals will be unavailable. When the system is up again, you will be able to add ratings and reviews on items you've enjoyed.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

September Winners

Congratulations to Yasuhir Yamanaka, Fatima Quader & Debra Wall who are our September winners of the Borders book vouchers. They have won a $25 borders gift card for renewing their loans on the web during September 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.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Man Booker Prize 2008

The winner of the Man Booker Prize for 2008 was announced on Tuesday 13 October.

The winner is Aravind Adiga for his book The White Tiger.

For more details, and the other books on the short list click on the link to go to the Man Booker Prize.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Chinese Book Fair 2008

Rockdale City Library
invites you to a
Chinese Book Fair '08
to help us select Chinese books, CDs, DVDs
and talking books for children and adults.
Saturday 1 November
from 11 am to 4pm
Rockdale City Town Hall
448 Princes Highway Rockdale
(Entry form Rockdale Library)
Enquiry: Stephanie on 9562 1824

Monday, October 13, 2008

Book Sale

Rockdale Branch Library is currently having a booksale in the foyer of Rockdale Town Hall. It has been extended until Monday 20 October 2008.

Come in and pick up a bargain!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Rockdale Readers meeting 17 October

Rockdale Readers will meet again on the 17th October 2008 at 5.30pm. We will be discussing The History of love by Nicole Krauss.
If you have read this book feel free to come along and join the discussion. During this meeting we will also be discussing what to read in 2009.

Our discussion in November will be about The Road by Cormac McCarthy.

In our September meeting we had a very good discussion about Winter in Madrid by C J Sansom, which centred around notions of truth, the public school and class systems in the UK in the 1940s and the impact of the Spanish Civil War.

For more information about the book club please call 9562 1821

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Angus & Robertson top 100

Angus & Robertson have released their new Top 100 books list.
It was printed in the Sun Herald on 5 October 2008.
Here is the list.
If you are looking for a book to read why not start here.

Do you agree with what is on the list?
What are you top 5 books?