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Library Lovers News September 2013

Southern Downs Regional Libraries

Volume 2, Issue 4

New Online Services The SDRC Libraries are excited to have new online content available. We now have subscriptions to Transparent Language Online, Universal Class and magazines through Zinio.

Inside this issue: Unusual libraries


Spotlight on Sue Grafton


New Books


Authors of Westerns


Top Reads


Authors of Sea Stories


Funny Book Titles


Children’s Book Title Quiz


Staff Book Review 5

New DVDs


Logic Puzzle


To access these services, as well as The Computer School, you can either go to the SDRC council website ( and click on the Libraries link under Facilities and Services. This will take you to the library page, where you will find links to our digital services, or you can access the links from the library catalogue. Zinio supplies complete digital magazines which are exactly the same as the printed versions. Once you have clicked on the link, you will need to login using your library barcode and follow the prompts. This will allow you to select magazines to download. Once you have downloaded a magazine it is yours to keep. There are over 30 magazine titles to chose from. Transparent Language Online gives you access to courses to learn over 80 languages. Once again, it is as simple as clicking the link, and logging in with your library membership. Universal Class offers over 500 online non-credit courses. You are able to enrol in up to five courses, and have six months to complete each course. Each course has an instructor who you can communicate with using email. These courses are provided for personal enrichment and cover a wide range of subjects. You use your library barcode to log into Universal Class. The Computer School offers step by step online computer courses. To log into The Computer School, use the user name: member and the password: member4370.

The Dream Bookshelf is constructed from fiberglass and wood. The UK design is said to be inspired by ‘the ability of every design to be made about fun and imagination’

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

Queen Mary’s dollhouse was built for Queen Mary as a gift from her cousin, Princess Marie Louise. The building of the dollhouse was supervised by a leading architect of the time, Edwin Lutyens. The dollhouse library has 171 volumes, some written exclusively for the dollhouse, by leading writers of the day. These authors include Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and J. M Barrie. Each book in the library was bound in leather by book binders, Sangorski & Sutcliffe and is about the size of a postage stamp.

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

Sue Grafton is well known for her alphabet series of murder mysteries. Starting with A is for Alibi, the latest in the series, W is for Wasted, will be on sale later this month. The series is set in a town called Santa Teresa, and follows the life of Kinsey Millhone, a private investigator. Before working on her alphabet series, Sue worked as a screenwriter, and has refused to sell the film or television rights to her novels, saying that working on screenplays cured her of any desire to work with Hollywood. Sue began writing when she was 18 years old, and has now had her books published in 28 countries, and 26 languages. She has won multiple awards for her novels, including the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America, awarded in 2009. The library now has a Pinterest account. You can find us at

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Volume 2, Issue 4

New Books

Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

Currawong Creek by Jennifer Scoullar

A Dangerous Dress by Julia Holden

Big Brother by Lionel Shriver

Death Angel by Linda Fairstein

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Absolutely by Joanna Lumley

The 9th Girl by Tami Hoag

Astaire and Rogers by Edward Gallafent

Bomb Shell by Catherine Coulter

Bricks & Mortality by Ann Granger

Here’s to books, the cheapest vacation you can buy. Charlaine Harris

Authors of Sea Stories Brian Callison Bernard Cornwell C.S. Forester Alexander Fullerton Duncan Harding Alexander Kent Bill Knox Sam Llewellyn J.E. MacDonnell Philip McCutchan

Patrick O’Brian Dudley Pope Douglas Reeman John Winton Richard Woodman Julian Stockwin Douglas Terman Antony Trew Warren Tute John Wingate

These are some of our most borrowed titles over the last two months. The Australian Women’s Weekly [magazine} Australian Home Beautiful [magazine] Australian House & Garden [magazine] Gardening Australia [magazine] Australian Country Style [magazine] Inspector Morse [DVD] Better Homes & Gardens [magazine] Chasing fire by Nora Roberts Indulgence in Death by J.D. Robb They Came to a Plateau: the Stanthorpe Saga by Jean Harslett



Westerns Bombproof Your Horse* How To Avoid Huge Ships Zombie Raccoons and Killer Bunnies The Practical Pyromaniac Living With Crazy Buttocks* How You Are Like Shampoo What To Say When You Talk To Yourself The Bedwetter: stories of redemption, courage and pee* *These titles are available from SDRC Libraries

Frank Bonham Max Brand Al Cody Elliot Conway William R. Cox Jack Cummings Eugene Cunningham Dan Cushman J. T. Edson Steve Frazee Will Henry Zane Grey William W. Johnstone Louis L’Amour

William Colt MacDonald Larry McMurtry Lee Martin Nelson Nye T. V. Olsen Lauran Paine Lewis B. Patten Brock & Bodie Thoene Jim Walker

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Alternative Names For Children’s Books - a quiz

Can you figure out the real children’s book titles?

Books and


Emerald Yolky Food With Accompanying Pig Product


Evening Salutations to the Celestial Orb


Soft Cotton Bunny Toy


Trifecta of Minute Swine


Pretty Girl Slumbering


Unsightly Aquatic Bird


Brunette Furry Mammal, Brunette Furry Mammal, I Ask About Your Observations


Famished Butterfly Predecessor


Fedora Wearing Feline

10. A Breeze Blowing Through the Salix Trees

doors are the same thing, you open them, and you go

Staff Book Review- Touch & Go by Lisa Gardner

through into

This is my family: Vanished without a trace. . . .


This is what I know: Pain has a flavour. . . .

world. -

This is what I fear: The worst is yet to come…


This is the truth: Love, safety, family, it is all touch and go.


Touch and Go is Lisa Gardner’s latest thriller and for me, it certainly did not disappoint. Featuring her character Tessa Leoni, who was introduced in Love You More, along with a brief appearance by D. D. Warren, Touch and Go follows the story of an entire family who have been kidnapped. This novel does not just follow the kidnapping of Justin and Libby Denbe and their daughter Ashlyn, but also explores the relationships and dynamics of families, and the notion that things are not always how they seem. “Strangers can hurt you, but the people you love can do it so much better.” What seems to be a picture perfect life, with a loving family, beautiful home and successful business, can have underlying currents of deceit, addiction and deception. I found Touch and Go a real page turner. It was easy to read and left me wanting to read more of Lisa Gardner’s novels. Reviewed by Bronwyn Pearce

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So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone. Roald Dahl, Matilda.

The Southern Downs Regional Library branches will be closed on Monday the 7th of October for the Labour Day Holiday.

New DVDs and CDs

21 Jump Street Season 5 [DVD]

21 Grams [DVD]

Black Sabbath - 13 [CD]

Ashes to Ashes

Adios Sabata [DVD]

Bryan Adams: 2 CD Australian tour Edition [CD]

Adam Resurrected [DVD]

Celtic Gypsy Alesa Laiana [CD]

Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.� ~Henry Ward Beecher

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Volume 2, Issue 4

Logic Puzzle - The Brothers Five brothers, including Jake, have various occupations in different cities. Who does what where? 1.

Travis is not a carpenter or financial advisor and he does not work in Manchester.


Bob is the bus conductor.


The florist does not work in Liverpool.


Is Bill the TV presenter?


The financial advisor works in London or Liverpool.


Bill works in Birmingham.


The carpenter works in Swansea.


Simon works in London.

Rescue that cat! - the solution CAT


















Southern Downs Regional Libraries

Allora Library

4666 3742

Mobile Library

4661 0342

Stanthorpe Library

4681 2141

Warwick Library

4661 0342

September 2013  

A newsletter for the Southern Downs Libraries

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