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Library Lovers News Southern Downs Regional Libraries

July 2013

Volume 2, Issue 3

eBooks are now available! The library can now give you access to eBooks in two different ways. We have two sets of Kindles which have been preloaded with a variety of titles. These are available for a four week loan. If you are looking for one of these on our catalogue you can search for eReader in the anywhere field, and it will come up. This is an excellent way to trial an eReader if you are considering purchasing one. Inside this issue: Unusual libraries


Spotlight on Harlan 2 Coben New Books


Authors of histori- 4 cal fiction Top Reads


Authors of Glitz & Glamour


Funny Questions


Book title quiz


The Computer School


Author Visits


New DVDs


Logic Puzzle


You can also borrow eBook titles through the catalogue. We are linked to Project Gutenberg which gives you access to tens of thousands of books. You may have noticed that there are now books on the catalogue which have [electronic resource] beside the title. These are the eBooks. If you want to look through a list of the titles available, type electronic resource into the anywhere field in the catalogue. This will bring up a list of all the eBooks. To borrow, simply click on the title that you require, and then click the borrow eBook button. If you have not already logged in to the catalogue it will prompt you to enter your borrower ID and your pin. Your borrower ID is on your card underneath the barcode, and your pin is the first four letters of your surname in capital letters. You will then get a message saying that your eBook loan expires in 28 days. Click continue and on the next screen there is a link on the right to download the eBook. If you do not wish to download it straight away, the link will be available when you log back into the catalogue, under current eBook loans. If you receive a message saying that there are no eBooks available for loan this means that the book is already out on loan. If this is the case you can reserve the eBook in the same way you reserve a print title, by clicking on reserve title, and entering your details. Any eBooks which you borrow do count towards your 15 item limit on your card. If you have finished with your eBook and wish to return it early, please contact your local branch and library staff can do this for you. The Equation Bookshelf is designed by Marcos Breder. The idea is that you can put things in priority order, using the movable (parenthesis), [square brackets], and {braces}.

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Unusual Libraries If you have any ideas of what could be included in this newsletter please let us know; we would love to hear your opinions.

This hobbit house is a private library built to house a collectors Tolkien collection.

This building is actually a parking garage in Kansas, USA which is used for the public library.

Spotlight on Harlan Coben This newsletter can be emailed to you if you wish. Ask to be added to the email list at your local library.

Harlan Coben is an American author who has over 50 million books in print worldwide. He has been published in 47 languages. His last six novels, Six Years, Stay Close, Live Wire, Caught, Long Lost, and Hold Tight all debuted at number one on the New York Times Bestseller List. Harlan’s first books are a series focusing on a sports agent named Myron Bolitar. After writing seven books, Coben wanted a change and wrote the thriller Tell No One which has won multiple awards and has been turned into a film. He has followed this up with multiple award winning novels. The Southern Downs Library Service has Harlan Coben titles in both print and audio format available for loan.

The library now has a Pinterest account. You can find us at

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Volume 2, Issue 3

New Books

Bannon Brothers: Triumph by Janet Dailey

Your ideal cat by Benjamin L. Hart

Wheat Belly by William Davis

Nine days by Bill Clegg

Remembering Whitney by Cissy Houston

The rise and fall of a domestic diva by Sarah May

As darkness falls by Bronwyn Parry

Anthem for Jackson Dawes by Celia Bryce

And the mountains echoed by Khaled Hosseini

The accidental husband by Jane Green

All good things by Sarah Turnbull

The accidental apprentice by Vikas Swarup

Watch this space! The library will soon have online courses and magazines for you to try. Links will become available shortly.

Authors of Historical Fiction Jean Auel (pre-history) Marion Zimmer Bradley (Arthurian) Philippa Carr Alexander Cordell Dorothy Dunnett Barbara Erskine Diana Gabaldon Kathleen & Michael Gear (Native American) Winston Graham Kerry Greenwood (Ancient Greece) Sue Harrison (Native American) Cynthia Harrod-Eagles Cecelia Holland Christian Jacq (Egyptian) John Jakes (American Civil War)

Stephen Lawhead (Arthurian) Colleen McCullough (Ancient Rome) Caiseal Mor (Celtic) Edith Pargeter (Medieval) Sharon Penman (Arthurian) Jean Plaidy Fay Sampson (Arthurian) Linda Lay Shuler (Native American) Mary Stewart (Arthurian) Nigel Tranter

These are some of our most borrowed titles over the last two months. Kindle set Reader’s Digest select editions Better Homes and Gardens magazine Australian Country Style magazine Australian House & Garden magazine The drop by Michael Connelly

Authors &

Have you got any Shakespeare in proper English? How do you milk bats? I want a guide book to help identify the little people that I see on my lawn. I want a book by the author with a bald head and a beard. I was here about three weeks ago looking at a cookbook which cost $39.95. Do you know which one it is? I am looking for a list of laws which I can break that will send me back to jail for a few months. Which power points in the library are suitable for my hairdryer?

Elizabeth Adler Leona Blair Pat Booth Celia Brayfield Jacqueline Briskin Sandra Brown Anita Burgh Shirlee Busbee Jackie Collins Joan Collins Shirley Conran Jilly Cooper Vera Cowie Janet Dailey Barbara Delinskey Lucinda Edmonds Julie Ellis Elizabeth Gage Judith Krantz



Modern Day These are actually questions asked by library patrons in libraries around the world.


Romances Jayne Anne Krentz Johanna Lindsey Patricia Matthews Judith Michael Fern Michaels Una-Mary Parker Erin Pizzey Amanda Quick Harold Robbins Nora Roberts LaVyrle Spencer Danielle Steel Penny Vincenzi Kathleen Woodiwiss

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Book Title Quiz Do you know of book titles containing :


1. A girls name


2. An animal


3. A place


4. An adjective


5. A colour


6. A feeling




A verb

8. A boys name


9. A number



A word repeated _____________________

hibernating this year, just catching up on my reading.

The Computer School SDRC Libraries is a subscriber to The Computer School program. The Computer School runs comprehensive easy to follow technology training which can be done online from home or within your library. If you are interested in trying this out, contact your library branch for the password.

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Author Visits The Stanthorpe library is very excited to have two upcoming author visits. Robin de Crespigny will be visiting on Monday 29th July. She will be talking about her book The People Smuggler : the true story of Ali Al Janabi, the ‘Oskar Schindler of Asia which has been short-listed for the Walkley Award for Non-Fiction and The Stella Award. Books wash away from the soul, the dust of everyday

Nicole Alexander is returning to the library on the 3rd of September. Nicole’s new book, Sunset Ridge will be published shortly. Nicole came and spoke to us on her last promotional tour, and gave a very entertaining talk. More information on these author visits will be available closer to the events.


New DVDs

The life before this

The Landlady

Ancient Greece

BeeGees: One night only


Bed of Roses

21 Jump Street

Carla’s Song

Quiescit Anima Libris The soul finds respite in books

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Volume 2, Issue 3

Logic Puzzle - Rescue that cat! The charming cats, including Ratchett, of Kingfisher Avenue caused the local fire brigade to be called out five times one night last week. They had all become stuck up a tree. Which fireman rescued which cat from which tree? Trees: Ash, Beech, Elm, Oak, Willow 1.

Fluffy, the giant ginger tom, became stuck up the willow tree; his rescuer was not Ken.


Jock did not rescue a cat from the willow tree, did Boris?


Slater, the tortoiseshell moggy, was rescued by Dirk.


Rick rescued the cat from the ash tree, this was not the adorable black and white kitten called Percy.


Tiddles was not stuck in the ash tree.


Ken did not rescue a black and white cat, but he climbed a tree whose first letter was directly after the initial of the name of the fireman that climbed the beech tree to rescue one defenceless little kitty.

Rake in a good read at your local library

Southern Downs Regional Libraries

Allora Library

4666 3742

Mobile Library

4661 0342

Stanthorpe Library

4681 2141

Warwick Library

4661 0342

Library Lovers News - July 2013  
Library Lovers News - July 2013