Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Byron Bay Writer's Festival

The Byron Bay Writer's Festival is happening this weekend. In fact it kicks off this Friday the 7th.

Be sure to check it out.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Heads Up - Entries Closing soon for the 2015 Ipswich Poetry Feast

Entries close for the 2015 Ipswich Poetry Feast on the 24th of July. That is just 1 week away.

Click here to enter your poetry now.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Sofie Laguna wins 2015 Miles Franklin Literary Award

The 2015 Miles Franklin Literary Award goes to Sofie Laguna for The Eye of the Sheep

Meet Jimmy Flick. He's not like other kids - he's both too fast and too slow. He sees too much, and too little. Jimmy's mother Paula is the only one who can manage him. She teaches him how to count sheep so that he can fall asleep. She holds him tight enough to stop his cells spinning. It is only Paula who can keep Jimmy out of his father's way. But when Jimmy's world falls apart, he has to navigate the unfathomable world on his own, and make things right.

Come in to the library to borrow this book now.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Miles Franklin Award Short List

The Miles Franklin Award short list was announced recently.

The books that made the list are...

Golden Boys by Sonya Hartnett
The Eye of the Sheep by Sofie Laguna
The Golden Age by Joan London
After Darkness by Christine Piper
Tree Palace by Craig Sherborne

Check out the list here for synopses of the books along with author biographies.

We will have copies of these books, and books from the long list, in the library for borrowing.

The winner will be announced on June 23.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Byron Bay Writer's Festival

The Byron Bay Writer's Festival is on between August 7 - 9 but you can get your early bird tickets now.

This year the festival will feature some big names, such as:

Monday, April 27, 2015

2015 Ipswich Poetry Feast

To our budding poets...

The 13th Annual Ipswich Poetry Feast is a writing competition that aims to encourage young and aspiring writers. You can take part in poetry writing workshops and enter your poetry to win cash prizes.

Entries are open now and close July 24th 2015.

Click here for more details.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Write On for Young Writers

Welcome back from the Easter break everyone.

Some of our junior secondary writers might be interested in taking part in the State Library's Write On program.

"Commencing Tuesday 28 April, Write On is specifically designed to encourage and support young writers to flex their creative writing skills. Over six sessions, learn everything from characterisation and story structure to writing for comics, how to get inspired and more."

Monday, February 23, 2015

Think Poetry is Boring?

Check out Poetry Slam at the State Library of Qld and it might change your mind...

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Library Lovers Day

If you don’t already know it,
February 14th is not just Valentines Day.
It is also Library Lovers Day.

This is a chance for you to celebrate your school library and your local suburban library too, by dropping in and borrowing  something to read.

Keep your eyes open for fun activities around the library as we join in the celebration too.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Belated Welcome Back

Welcome back everyone.

We've been very busy in the first weeks back for 2015 and only now can we take a moment to stop, reflect, breathe and look at the library blog.

This year is shaping up to be as busy as ever and we look forward getting lots of new books in for you to borrow and read. We also look forward to meeting the new year 7 borrowers over the coming weeks.

Keep your eyes open for some fun activities taking place in the library very soon.