Library News - 2 July 2015

Oberon Council Library News


July is a great month to visit the Oberon Library with a comprehensive NAIDOC (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee) display to celebrate NAIDOC Week on the Community Display Space from 1 to 13 July, followed with a display by the Oberon Writers Group.

School Holiday Activities have been enjoyed by many students this week making chocolate echidnas, fruit loop necklaces and delicious fritters. Today at 1.30pm in the Robert (Bob) Hooper Community Centre is a screening of Paddington Bear for the 6-11 year olds. Everyone attending will enjoy free freshly made popcorn. Next week we will be showing Step Up 5 for the older students. Please contact the Library to book on 6329 8220.  


SOLITUDE CREEK by Jeffery Deaver

One mistake is all it takes! A mother and daughter are at The Roadhouse for a night of music watching bands sing live on stage. Solitude Creek attracted a varied clientele of the young and old. As a boy band began to perform a dreadful nightmare happens, every one started to evacuate as the smell of smoke pours into the Solitude Creek club, causing a stampede where people are being crushed. Something blocks the fire exit causing the crowd to panic. Katherine Dance of the California Bureau of Investigations is going to find out what blocked the fire exit doors and why.


This is a great story that does take time to develop. Spidery threads of the story come together at the end to create a thrilling, superb ending. The novel is very dark, atmospheric, the seamy underbelly of turn-of-the-century New York exposed. This is the story of two sisters, an orphan, a newborn baby and an assortment of freaks from the sideshows of Coney Island, New York circa 1895. This book feels fresh, unpredictable and memorable – just great reading.

THE JOB by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg

He is a charming con man and she’s a dedicated FBI agent and they are about to drive each other crazy while working together to trick criminals. Nick and Kate entertain with a perfect balance of dialogue, action, mystery and humour. The excitement starts from the first page and does not let up. Working to capture a drug lord who has radically changed his appearance, Nick and Kate have a team of kooky characters who design complex scams to ‘get their man’. If you are a fan of Stephanie Plum and Janet Evanovich you will love this book.

HALF A KING by Joe Abercrombie

This is book one of The Shattered Sea series. It will be completed by Half the World and Half a War. Prince Yarvi has vowed to regain a throne he never wanted. First he must survive cruelty and chains and he must do it with one hand. Born a weakling in the eyes of his father, Yarvi is alone in a world where he needs to sharpen his mind to a deadly edge. Even with loyal friends at his side, Yarvi’s path has twists, traps and tragedy.