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Release: Thursday 22 August 2013


Book Week

This week is Book Week and the theme this year is ‘Read Across the Universe’. There will be activities held on Thursday 22nd at the library including a jumping castle, storytellers, baby read & rhyme and a BBQ. Children aged 12 months to 6 years of age are invited to attend and enjoy the activities free of charge. The event has been sponsored by Community groups, Communities & Kids and Oberon Council. Come along and enjoy the activities from 11.00am -1.00pm – it will be lots of fun and look out for storybook characters! If you feel like dressing-up as your favourite storybook character Thursday is the day!

Book Group – Big News

If you have ever thought about joining a book group now is your chance! A new book group is being formed to enjoy and explore reading – both frivolous and serious! The idea behind the group is to read different titles within a particular subject – perhaps great Australian authors or books for blokes, and most importantly, to share thoughts and enjoy conversation. Anyone who is interested please contact Oberon Library on 6329 8220.

Books for Babies

Books for Babies was launched at the library on Monday evening by Friends of Oberon Library. Children who are read to from birth are more likely to be successful readers at School and throughout life. The Oberon Community has been extremely generous in supporting this initiative. New infant arrivals in our community will now receive a Books for Babies bag containing lots of goodies; a board book for early reading, a small knitted garment and information on free library programs to mention just a few. Many thanks to all the wonderful people and groups who have made this project become a reality.

New Titles

BURIAL RITES by Hanna Kent

This is one of the most popular books this year and written by a new Australian, female author. A terrific story with wonderful atmosphere set in Iceland's stark landscape, the life story of Agnes is brought vividly to life. Agnes is charged with the brutal murder of her former master, is sent to an isolated farm to await execution. Everyone wants to read this book because everyone is talking about it. Get in quick to the library (or phone on 6329 8220) to get your name on the reservation list.

LETTERS FROM SKYE by Jessica Brockmole

This is arguably the second most popular book this year. As you might guess from the title, this is a story told through letters, exchanged between a young Scottish poet, Elspeth and a young man living in Illinois in 1912. These young people learn to know each other well through the letters, sharing secrets, dreams and wild hopes. In 1940, at the start of WWII these letters are discovered by Elspeth’s daughter Margaret who has fallen in love with a young man. The effect of these letters has far-reaching effects on the lives of both these women.