KNIT IN @ your library – 7th August from 10am

The KNIT IN is an annual event where we encourage knitters and crafters to help support the charity Wrap with Love’s pledge to provide warm wraps for people suffering from extreme cold.

The 2012 KNIT IN will be a celebration of giving, of creating and of the many communities which have evolved out of this unique ten year event.

Local knitters are encouraged to join like minded craftspeople from 10am for morning tea to help create squares for the homeless.

See you there!!







3rd Wednesday Book Club – June – Dream

An RFID chip- the name is deceiving; you can’t eat it.

We’ve been so busy at Nowra Library of late it’s taken me a little while to write up our last 3
Wednesday Book Club meeting. With our new RFID technologies, end of financial year, staff members away on leave and, of course, the school holidays, things have certainly been exciting around here! Nevertheless, here is the low down from last month’s meeting….

The National Year of Reading theme for June was Dream, and we chose to the reading theme ‘Someone Else’s Dream’- Derivative Fiction. Derivative Fiction is fiction that borrows elements – characters, settings, themes- from another, already published work of fiction. Think of the film ‘Shakespeare in Love’ – it is heavily based on Shakespeare’s famous play Romeo & Juliet, and the musical Wicked is based on L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz.

Quite a few of our book club members read works of derivative fiction this month, including:
Mr Pip by Lloyd Jones
Death Comes to Pemberley by  P.D James
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Steve Hockensmith
Briar Rose by Jane Yolen
Adele by Emma Tennant
March by Geraldine Brooks
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
Daphne by Justine Picardie

Other fiction and non-fiction books read by our members this month include:

Tales from the Expat Harem: Foreign Women in Modern Turkey edited by Anastasia M. Ashman
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruez Zafon
Ancient Light by Helen Garner
Joe Cinque’s Consolation by Helen Garner
Enough by John Naish
Rape- A Love Story by Joyce Carol Oates
Truth by Michael Palin
The Wisdom of Women : intimate stories of love, loss and laughter by Candida Baker Daughters of Mars by Tom Keneally
The Wizard of Oz by Frank Baum
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Dreams by Nelson Mandelha
The Journey of Anders Sparrman by Per Wastburg
The White Lioness by Henning Mankel
The French Consul’s Wife by Chabrillan, Celeste Venard de Comtesse
The Watchers by John Steel
A Winter on the Nile: Florence Nightingale, Gustave Flaubert and the temptations of Egypt by Anthony Sattin
The Devil Will Come by Glenn Cooper
One Crowded Hour: Neil Davis, Combat Cameraman by Tim Bowden
Bring Larks and Heroes by Tom Keneally
Schindler’s List by Tom Keneally
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
The L’Arnachs by Owen Marshall
The Girl Who Played with Fire by Steig Larsson
Jane Austen by Carol Shields

Most talked about reads:

Death Comes to Pemberley 
by PD James




The Shadow of the Wind 
by Carlos Ruez Zafon




 Fifty Shades of Grey
by E.L James




Daughters of Mars
by Thomas Keneally





Authors We Love

There’s usually an author love-in at each of our meetings; this month we had three!!!
Helen Garner
Henning Mankel
Carlos Ruez Zafon