News from Oberon Council Library - 18 July 2013

Media Release
Oberon Council Library Review
Release Date: Thursday 18 July 2013

The school holidays are now over for another couple of months and the school holiday activities organised at the Library were a great success.

The Library has been fortunate enough to receive a quantity of donated DVD’s to add to our collection with titles bound to be both nostalgic and quirky. Some quirky titles that are a ‘must-see’ – if you haven’t already, include Gidget –Spunky, cute and totally irresistible; classic television nostalgia is captured in this three-disc television comedy The Lucy Show; another great must-see movie is Tora! Tora! Tora: The Attack on Pearl Harbour; and The Day Of The Jackal recalls a time when spies did not snoop online.

Waste2Art Exhibition - The Waste2Art Travelling Exhibition has arrived at Oberon Council Library. The exhibition consists of a number of photographs of entries in this popular competition. These photographs are inspirational and define the standard of entries. Connor Vavasour won his section and has brought the Herb Clarke Perpetual Trophy to Oberon for the second consecutive year. This award is made for excellent workmanship in recycling industrial and domestic waste materials. Congratulations to 9-year-old Connor! The exhibition is only here for a short time so if you are thinking of entering next year, make sure you come along to view this selection of great entries.

Find legal answers at the Library. Oberon Council Library is a Legal Information Access Centre. The legal tool kit at the Library has a collection of 20 items in plain language to answer everyday questions about the law. Information is available on renting, Wills and Estates, family law, drink driving, facing a criminal charge in court, neighbours and the law, bankruptcy, debt and credit problems and consumer law. Hot Topics is a series dealing with recent changes and current debates in the law. These are a great source for high school students or if you just want to be informed about current issues.

New Titles to the Library this week include:

AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED by Khaled Hosseini.  This is the latest title from Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns. Khaled is a talented storyteller with his books sold in over 70 countries; his foundation provides humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan.  This book is set in 1952 in the small village of Shadbagh, the story illustrates the bonds that define us and shape our lives and how choices we make resonate through history.

DEADLY BUSINESS by Quintin Jardine. Quintin is a terrific mystery writer, weaving many twists and turns into the narrative to produce a fast-paced convincing plot. The scene opens Summer Solstice festival in Spain where the two main characters meet, Primavera Blackstone and Duncan Culshaw. Extortion and blackmail, relatives, boardroom battles and dying heiresses are all part of this intriguing plot that will keep you turning pages.

FORGIVE ME by Lesley Pearse. What a storyline! The discovery of a devastating scene, Eva Patterson returns home from work to discover her mother, Flora, dead in the bath. Beside her is a note saying: ‘Forgive Me’. Just when you think you know the answer, another piece of the jigsaw falls into place, overturning each theory. A compelling, unpredictable read that is full of suspense to the last page.