News from the Library, 02 October 2013

Media Release
Oberon Council Library News
Thursday 03 October 2013

The School Holiday Activities have again been a wonderful success. Everyone enjoyed the crafts and created some wonderful pieces of work including sun hats, thong fridge magnets, seashell photo frames and more. We look forward to planning more activities for 5-12 year old children during the summer holiday break.

Story time is as popular as ever proving to be a wonderful way to introduce children to reading, listening and social skills. Story time is held every Tuesday at 11.00am at the Library and everyone is welcome to attend. Bring along your morning tea and enjoy a relaxing and social morning at the Library each Tuesday. We look forward to seeing you there!

Right now the Library has a wonderful new collection of The Australian Women’s Weekly cookbooks. These titles are new in the shops and can be borrowed at no cost to inspire some great meal ideas. Just right for spring is the collection of Recipes from Around the World which includes easy recipes with distinctive flavours to give a unique touch to a Sunday lunch. If you decide on a theme for a dinner party what could be more exciting than Moroccan Recipes for an individual approach to a dinner party. If you are looking for something more traditional Country Classics could be for you with easy to follow steps for cooking some timeless dishes. And to finish off the meal, Sweet Things will give you wonderful ideas for tarts, cakes, biscuits and desserts. This title also has an easy to read section on cooking techniques. The Australian women’s Weekly will help everyone cook with confidence.

Too busy to find time to read? While being time poor seems to be the norm these days, is that any reason to neglect the joy of reading? Most definitely not! One way to make the most of our time and multi-task is to listen to an audio book. Books are available in CD or MP3 formats, these can be loaded on to your MP3 player or played on computer or CD player. The important aspect is that the same intellectual enrichment, emotional fulfilment and entertainment can be provided by audio books, often while completing more mundane tasks. Just the best new editions on offer include –

Flight of the Intruder by Stephen Coonts - This book gives real insight into the lives of naval carrier pilots in the Vietnam War and became an instant classic when first published. Flight of the intruder spent twenty-eight weeks on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list and has been translated into more than twenty languages.

The Dunbar Case by Peter Corris - If you are looking for a good mystery, this is a great listen. Famous detective Cliff Hardy investigates the mysteries of a nineteenth-century shipwreck which looks like a well-paying easy job. As with all plots however, things get complicated.