Upcoming events and activities at your library
Tech Savvy Seniors
Free one on one tech help by appointment only. Contact your local branch for a session.
Wentworth Book Club
1 September 6:00pm-7:00pm
Wentworth Library, 30 Millie Street
‘Boy Swallows Universe’ by Trent Dalton
Brisbane, 1983: A lost father, a mute brother, a mum in jail, a heroin dealer for a stepfather and a notorious crim for a babysitter. It’s not as if Eli’s life isn’t complicated enough already. He’s just trying to follow his heart, learning what it takes to be a good man, but life just keeps throwing obstacles in the way – not least of which is Tytus Broz, legendary Brisbane drug dealer. But Eli’s life is about to get a whole lot more serious. He’s about to fall in love. And, oh yeah, he has to break into Boggo Road Gaol on Christmas Day, to save his mum.
Buronga Book Club
5 September 6.00pm-7.00pm
Midway Library, Buronga
‘Love Objects’ by Emily Maguire
Nic is a forty-five-year-old trivia buff, amateur nail artist and fairy godmother to the neighbourhood’s stray cats. She’s also the owner of a decade’s worth of daily newspapers, enough clothes and shoes to fill Big W three times over and a pen collection which, if laid end-to-end, would probably circle her house twice. The person she’s closest to in the world is her beloved niece Lena, who she meets for lunch every Sunday. One day Nic fails to show up. When Lena travels to her aunt’s house to see if Nic’s all right, she gets the shock of her life, and sets in train a series of events that will prove cataclysmic for them both.
Dareton Book Club
5 September 6:00pm – 7pm
‘The Biographer’s Lover’ by Ruby J. Murray
When a young writer is hired to put together the life of an unknown artist from Geelong, of all places, she thinks it will be just another quick commission paid for by a rich, grieving family obsessed with their own past. But Edna Cranmer was not a privileged housewife with a paintbrush. Edna’s work spans decades. Her soaring images of red dirt, close interiors and distant jungles have the potential to change the way the nation views itself. Edna could have been an official war artist. Did she choose to hide herself away? Or were there people who didn’t want her to be famous? As the biographer is pulled into Edna’s life, she is confronted with the fact that how she tells Edna’s past will affect her own future.
Dareton Book Club
5 September 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Dareton Library, 30 Millie Street
‘Thirty Thousand Bottles of Wine and a Pig Called Helga’ by Todd Alexander
Once I was the poster boy for corporate success, but now I’m crashing through the bush in a storm in search of a missing pig. How the hell did we end up here? Todd and Jeff have had enough of the city. Sick of the daily grind and workaday corporate shenanigans, they throw caution to the wind and buy 100 acres in the renowned Hunter Valley wine region, intent on living a golden bucolic life and building a fabulous B&B, where they can offer the joys of country life to heart-weary souls. Todd will cook, Jeff will renovate. They have a vineyard, they can make wine. They have space, they can grow their own food. They have everything they need to make their dreams come true. How hard can it be?
Wentworth Walking Group
Join the Walking Group at 5.30pm every Thursday evening at the Wentworth Library for a social walk.
Children and Youth
Toddler Storytime – on during School Term
Bi-weekly Wednesday 9:30am 11.00am
3, 17 & 31 August, 14, & 28 September
Join a lovely group at Buronga Library every 2nd Wednesday morning from 9:30am to 11:00am. Share your current project, tips and hints, ask for advice and have a good laugh.
Seniors Midday Movie
Last Wednesday of the Month
12.00pm Midway Library