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Library Events - in photos...

News & Events

Thursday
Sep112008

Hastings Festival of Stories

During the October School Holidays, we will be sharing stories around the beautiful Hastings. Every time you go to an event, you will receive a ticket to go into a Grand Prize Competition. Just take you ticket back to your local library. Prizes will be drawin on Friday 17th Ocotber. The Festival will be launched with a visit from author John Marsden.

The programme features Train Tales @ Kendall School of Arts Hall, Tales from Afar on the Chinese Junk, The Sanke Man @ Wauchope Library, a Storytelling Tent at the Community Celebration Day, a Crazzzzzzy Day @ Port Macquarie Library and the biggest and brightest Carnivale @ Dunbogan Hall.

Click on the link for the full programme for more information. Please note that some events do require bookings. See you there!

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Wednesday
Sep102008

New Nonfiction

Me, Myspace and I : parenting the net generation by Larry D. Rosen, Ph.D.


“Everything you need to know about how online communities can benefit your kids” – Provided by publisher


 This practical guide for parents provides an overview of the various issues that young people may experience in the online world.  The author explores important issues such as: cyberbullying, computer addiction, sexuality, and virtual friendships. The aim of the book is to show parents how to be proactive when dealing with these issues and how to anticipate potential problems. The author also seeks to enlighten parents on how social networking sites can be used in a positive way to improve adolescent communication and socialization skills, and their overall emotional health. 


 If you are interested in this topic you might also find the following book useful:  What in the world are your kids doing online: how to understand the electronic world your children live in by Barbara Melton.  Check the library catalogue for details of these and other books in our collection.

Tuesday
Sep092008

New Staff Picks

In an effort to highlight areas of our collection which you might otherwise miss, library staff  regularly review new books and other material. Copies of these reviews are available at the front desk or can be viewed online. Please feel free to comment on our selections.

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Monday
Sep082008

2008 Hastings Festival of Stories

During the October School Holidays, we will be sharing stories around the beautiful Hastings. Every time you go to an event, you will receive a ticket to go into a Grand Prize Competition. Just take you ticket back to your local library. Prizes will be drawin on Friday 17th Ocotber. The Festival will be launched with a visit from author John Marsden.

The programme features Train Tales @ Kendall School of Arts Hall, Tales from Afar on the Chinese Junk, The Sanke Man @ Wauchope Library, a Storytelling Tent at the Community Celebration Day, a Crazzzzzzy Day @ Port Macquarie Library and the biggest and brightest Carnivale @ Dunbogan Hall.

Click on the link for the full programme for more information. Please note that some events do require bookings. See you there!

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Friday
Aug292008

Author Visit



On Thursday evening Port Macquarie Library hosted a very successful talk by David Spratt co-author of Climate Code Red. The author described in some detail what will happen if we do not take action NOW in regards to climate change. If you care about the planet or just about your children's future, I suggest you read this book as soon as possible.

http://www.climatecodered.net/