Special times for librarians: when you`re unpacking new books and you spot a little something special in the box. 🚢🕊😍 There are lots of great new LOTE books on our shelves at the moment! We hold Greek, Italian, Spanish, Chinese and Vietnamese collections, plus a few more languages in junior picture books. 🌍📚
We are thrilled to announce the winners of our inaugural Spooky Stories Halloween writing competition! 🎃✍🏼
Age 11-14 (500 word limit): `Run` by Sarah F 🏃🏼♀️💨 Age 6-10 (300 word limit): `Soul-stirring Haunted House` by Lisa P 🏚👻
Shortlisted entries were judged by author @annazobel, who was suitably spooked by everyone`s work. Each of our winners have received a $100 voucher for Collins Booksellers. Well done Lisa and Sarah! 😍👏🏼
You can read their stories on our website, along with Anna`s comments. ✅
EDIT: Unfortunately we have had to cancel this session. Good luck to all our school leaving friends!
We all know Centrelink is a headache at the best of times, let alone when you`re wrestling with it for the first time as an adult. 😵 The experts at Services Australia are joining us next week to share some tips and tricks for young people finishing school and entering higher education or trades. Find out which Centrelink support payments you`re eligible for and how to claim them. 🤑
📍 Sam Merrifield Library 📅 Wednesday 29 November, 4pm 🎫 Free, bookings necessary. Link in bio.
✨ Book review: `A Real Piece of Work` by @erin_j_riley ✨
"Erin Riley is a Sydney-based social worker and counsellor who brings forth their debut collection of essays in ‘A Real Piece of Work’. Riley allows readers to become privy to their life with the stories delving into their queer and trans experiences and combines them with anecdotes regarding their career. Identity, marginalisation, and family are embedded in the stories, which are presented in a conversational tone that enables it to be an intimate and vulnerable read. ‘A Real Piece of Work’ is a ‘Great Piece of Work’ detailing some of the complexities of structures and identities."