Our National Library :Australian children’s literature, so many memories.

Our younger daughter and our son both live in Canberra and we will be there in February.   I would like to pay a visit to the National Library as they have a wonderful exhibition on at the moment called Storytime. “Story Time is curated thematically, exploring common themes in Australian children’s literature. Below are some…

A library is much more than books.

Andrew Carnegie certainly gave so much to the world when he bequeathed monies to set up libraries. You can read about his life at this website. From Wikipedia: A Carnegie library is a library built with money donated by Scottish-American businessman and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie.  A total of 2,509 Carnegie libraries were built between 1883…

September has finished, now where did it go?

I find it hard to believe that we are already in October.  I can’t think what happened to September but it doesn’t feel as if it really happened.  I guess when you are busy enjoying yourself the time really flies. I managed to fit in two trips to Melbourne and Canberra during the month. Did I…

Treasures of Australia, how do you select them?

This wonderful book was the catalogue for the display National Treasures from the great libraries of Australia, held in 2005 at the National Library of Australia, before then becoming a touring exhibition for the following two years. The reason for the travelling exhibition was to provide as many Australians as possible, the opportunity to view these national…

I read most of them. . .

  Way back in January I wrote about some books I borrowed from the library.  I read five out of the seven.  The two I didn’t read were Dear Teacher, I started it but found it to be really twee, and the other book was Play Abandoned, I just didn’t open it before the books…

A collection of library books

I had a visit to the library yesterday to pick up a book I had reserved.  I can never come away from the library with just one book. This is my collection from yesterday. The Mark of the Assassin is a recommendation from “A little Fluff”, the book, Not the Same Sky was a recommendation from…