Library News, Thursday 12 June 2014

Media Release
Library News
Date: Thursday 5 June 2014

How good is Library Membership?
Your Library membership card is the original ‘smart’ card! Library membership provides access to a wide range of entertainment and information. Entertainment comes in the form of DVDs, CDs, talking books, magazines and of course, books. The DVD selection includes movies, TV series’, children’s favourites and documentaries. The CD collection offers some great options for children, along with talking books and lots of Australian content. Talking books are a great way to keep your mind engaged and pass the time while commuting to work or travelling.
The Library provides a wide selection of magazines on topics from men’s fitness to great cooking recipes. The non-fiction section has information on a varied range of subjects. The Library databases (which can be accessed online) provide information on health, science and the environment. NovelList Plus is a great source to find new authors and perhaps re-visit old favourites. Encyclopaedia Britannica has the most up-to-date information, maps, images and videos for every level of school assignment. If you cannot access the Internet at home, you can use the Internet at the Library. How much does all this cost? Well the great part is that Library membership is free to every resident in Oberon. Come into the Library, complete a simple form and you are ready to make the most of all these wonderful services. Books can be borrowed for up to four weeks and DVDs for one week. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Here are some new titles to the Library this week:

AFTER DARKNESS by Christine Piper - While working as a doctor in Broome in the year 1942, Dr Ibaraki is arrested as an enemy alien. During his imprisonment he learns to live amongst a diverse group of men. As tensions mount Dr Ibaraki is forced to confront long-held beliefs and a dark past. This is a compelling story of a man whose strengths lie at the heart of his tragedy, a story that will linger long after the book is finished.

LOVE AND TREASURE by Ayelet Waldman is a spellbinding new novel of contraband masterpieces, tragic love and the unexpected legacies of forgotten crimes. Love and Treasure weaves a tale around the fascinating, true history of the Hungarian Gold Train during World War II. This is a story of brilliantly drawn characters, sad, funny, richly detailed work that poses hard questions about the value of precious things in a time when life itself has no value.