Library News 19 February 2015

LIBRARY LOVERS’ COOKING COMPETITION

The Library Lovers’ program for 2015 was launched by Mayor John McMahon last Friday.  An excited crowd gathered at the Library to see how simple it is to make ricotta cheese at home and a simple mango grill! Grab a recipe book and entry form over the next 2 weeks from the Oberon Library and enter the competition.  All participants are invited to bring their recipes and goodies back to the Library on Friday 27 February from 5pm to win some great prizes. Our esteemed local chefs will be there to judge the winners. Even if you don’t enter, the afternoon promises to be great fun and we look forward to seeing you here.

AUTHOR VISIT
Margareta Osborn will be visiting Oberon Library on March 4 at 10.00am and everyone is invited for morning tea.  Margareta lives in Gippsland and is a fifth generation farmer. Being born to a country life, Margareta’s books are Australian rural fiction and she brings the bush alive in her writing. Stories can be funny and heart-wrenching with lots of romance. The most recent publication is Mountain Ash, a well-written and interesting story of betrayal, family and love. 

NEW TITLES AT THE LIBRARY
DESERT GOD by Wilbur Smith
Described as Games of Thrones meets ancient Egypt – this is an epic adventure from one of the best adventure writers. On the banks of the Nile, the brilliant Taita--a freed slave and advisor to the Pharaoh--devises a plan to destroy Egypt's most feared enemy, the mighty Hyksos. With the future of the kingdom itself on his shoulders, Taita plunges into a world where the line between loyalty and betrayal shifts like the desert sands, evil waits in the shadows and death lingers on the edge of darkness.

FLESH AND BLOOD by Patricia Cornwell
It’s Dr. Kay Scarpetta’s birthday and she’s about to head to Miami for a vacation with her FBI profiler husband Benton Wesley when she notices seven pennies on a wall behind their Cambridge house. Is this a kids’ game? If so, why are all of the coins dated 1981 and so shiny it’s as if they’re newly minted? Then her mobile phone rings, and Detective Pete Marino tells her there’s been a homicide five minutes away. A high school music teacher has been shot with shocking precision as he unloaded groceries from his car. No one heard or saw a thing. Who could do such a thing?

THE GREAT ZOO OF CHINA by Matthew Reilly
It is a secret the Chinese government has been keeping for forty years. They have found a species of animal no one believed even existed. It will amaze the world. Now the Chinese are ready to unveil their astonishing discovery within the greatest zoo ever constructed. A small group of VIPs and journalists has been brought to the zoo deep within China to see its fabulous creatures for the first time. The visitors are assured by their Chinese hosts that they will be struck with wonder at these beasts, that they are perfectly safe, and that nothing can go wrong. Of course it can’t…