Library News & Views - Summer 2010/2011

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Mosman Library’s Quarterly Newsletter

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Mosman Library can now send you convenient email alerts! Prime Minister Julia Gillard and the Minister for Arts Simon Crean have announced the winner's of Australia's richest literary prize. Congratulations to the following authors who have been acknowledged for their valuable contribution to Australia's literary and cultural heritage. Fiction winner Dog Boy by Eva Hornung Non-fiction winner The Colony: A History of Early Sydney by Grace Karskens

Young Adult fiction winner Confessions of a Liar, Thief and Failed Sex God by Bill Condon Children's fiction winner Star Jumps by Lorraine Marwood Mosman Library has copies of all winners as well as those shortlisted for this years prize so look out for them on the shelf or reserve a copy today.

Don’t forget to check out some of the fantastic talent from the 2010 Australian Recording Industry Association Awards. Available in the Rock CD section of Mosman Library. Album of the year: Julia & Angus Stone – Down the way Best Female artist: Washington – I Believe You Liar Best Male artist: Dan Sultan – Get Out While You Can Best Group: The Temper Trap – Love Lost

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Killer Reads Mosman Library Crime Book Group Starting on 2 February 2011, our new Crime Book Group will meet on the first Wednesday of the month from 10.30am – 11.30am. If you love a good crime, mystery or thriller why not come along and enjoy a friendly and informal chat with like-minded, crime loving readers. To enquire about this exciting new group, or to register your interest, please phone Jacqueline Elstein on 9978 4102. But be quick people will kill to be in this book club!

Library Lovers’ Day 14 February 2011 Connect with a new book or discover an old flame when you come to the Library on 14 February. This year, Mosman Library visitors can choose a blind date to go on with one of our fabulous collection. Mosman Library Staff have hand-picked items from the collection to love and cherish on this romantic day. Join the Library on February 12, 13 or 14 and go in to the draw to win our fabulous Library Lovers’ Hamper including champagne, chocolate and lots of goodies to make it a fantastic Library Lovers’ Day.


Mosman Library’s Quarterly Newsletter

Summer is almost upon us again and with it come those long hot days where all you want to do is chill out with a good book. So why not do just that and be in for a chance to win some great prizes. At Mosman Library these holidays we are running reading programs for all age groups. Treasure Trove is Mosman Library’s Summer Reading Program for kids. Visit the library from Monday 6 December to sign up and receive your free registration pack with everything you need to get started, and a few extra treats, puzzles and activities. There are great prizes to be won for every child who completes the challenge by reading more than four books over the Summer Holidays. Too easy!

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A project that puts you in the picture We are making a film about Mosman and its history. The film will be on an interactive website and, as part of this film, we are aiming to create a montage of your faces, your family, your friends or maybe a relative who lived in Mosman a long time ago. The image can be a hard copy original photograph which can be dropped in to the Library anytime and we can scan it and return to you. Alternatively you can email me a high resolution image to . As the title, Mosman Faces, suggests it is just the face we are interested in so a face or head and shoulders image would be ideal. You can also submit photos via the Flickr Group Any queries or comments call Mary Lou Byrne on 9978 4097

Starting 1 December Mosman Library will also be holding Reading Rave, our Summer Holiday Reading Program for teens. Teens can come into the Library from 1 December to sign up to the program and pick up a free registration pack. There’s lots of prizes to be won for everyone who reads more than 20 hours in the Summer, and those who read more than 65 hours go into the draw for the grand prize, an iPod Nano!

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Have you read all your favourite author’s? Are you in search ‘Read, Review and Win’ Summer Reading of some new names to try? Do you need some inspiration Program for Adults finding your next read? If so why not have a look at ‘Who Else Writes Like...?’ a great new database now available from the Why should the kids have all the fun over Mosman Library website. Simply log-in with your Mosman the school holidays? If you plan on reading Library card, type in your favourite author, and Who Else a good book over summer, why not tell us Writes Like…? will give you a list of similar writers. You can about it? Mosman Library’s ’Read, Review also find links to author websites, authors listed by genre, and Win’ Summer Reading Program for prize winning lists and much more. So make the most of this Adults is on again and you could win a exciting new resource and you just might find an author you fabulous prize just by writing a short review. like even more! Prizes include book vouchers, mugs, bags, jewellery and Visit to access much more. All reviews are published on Mosman Library’s Who Else Writes Like…? and much more own social networking site and are available for all to read. Review cards are available in the library, or why not join Mosman Readers and post your own review ( ‘Read, Review and Win’ starts on Tuesday 4 January and runs until Friday 11 February 2011. Winners will be drawn weekly and all reviewers will be invited to our Read, Review and Win Party on 14 February, Library Lovers’ Day!


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As well as the usual Australian births, deaths and marriage records the Local Studies Collection holds a good range of records that can help you research family history. Here are just a few that are available in the Mosman Room and are easy to use.

CEMETARY RECORDS On CDROM: Campbelltown Pictorial Cemetery Register Campbelltown Pioneer Register 1800-1900 Cemetery Transcription Index Dern Index NSW monumental inscriptions & some burials in country cemeteries Goulburn, NSW Monumental Inscriptions Rookwood Cemetery transcriptions Macquarie Park Cemetery Transcriptions Waverley & South Head General Cemetery Transcriptions

READING RAVE From 1st December teens can pick up their free registration pack including an invitation to the Reading Rave Christmas Party on 14 December! There will be food, drinks, presents and a great Christmas craft for everyone who comes! Logbooks are due back 28 January. Prizes and certificates will be presented in a special ceremony on 9 February. WIRED 4 TEENS Monday 6 Dec @ 4pm ‘Other Worlds’ Monday 7 Feb @ 4pm ‘Relationships’ MANGA APPRECIATION SOCIETY Tuesday 21 Dec @ 6pm ‘Alternate Worlds’ Tuesday 18 Jan @ 6pm Tuesday 15 Feb @ 6pm

On microfilm/fiche: Balmain Cemetery Register 1868-1881 Field of Mars, Ryde Parkes NSW Cemetery Inscription Sandgate Cemetery, Newcastle St Stephens Church of England, Camperdown Waverly Cemetery, NSW Woronora Cemetery Headstone Inscriptions Woronora Cemetery Sutherland Transcriptions Rookwood Bicentennial Project, Inscription

IMMIGRATION & SHIPPING on CDRom: Free Passengers to NSW, 1826-1837 Immigration Deposit Indexes 1853-1900; 1850-1857 Index to Ships Archives in Mitchell Library Unassisted Arrivals (NSW), 1842-1856 Ships & Masters to Sydney Index, 1842-1856

Caught in the Act Capturing those elusive family stories

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SCHOOL HOLIDAYS GAME ON 29 Dec 3pm - 5pm 5 Jan 3pm - 5pm 12 Jan 3pm - 5pm 19 Jan 3pm - 5pm CIRCUS SKILLS WORKSHOP Tuesday 11 Jan 3pm - 7pm Back by popular demand, the guys from Circusoc will come in for a special 4 hour circus skills workshop MAKE-A-MONSTER COMPETITION & WORKSHOP Workshop: Monday 10 January, 3pm - 5pm Competition Closes: Thursday 20 Jan Mosman Library is holding a competition to design a monster and hosting a sculpting workshop to get you started. Write it up in a story, draw it, paint it, sculpt it or even build it out of string! Your imagination is the limit!

Mosman Library Wednesday 9 February 2011 10am-3pm An Oral History Interviewing Workshop presented by Trish Levido. Trish has over twenty years experience as an oral history interviewer and has kindly offered to share her skills and knowledge. This workshop will focus on interviewing family members. Starting with a general introduction to interviewing techniques, the type of questions to ask, keeping records, handling sensitive matters and how to approach issues such as permissions and copyright. The workshop is free but expected to fill fast. Bookings can be made by calling 9978 4090. Lunch and morning tea will be provided This workshop is the first of our exciting local studies workshops planned for 2011.

YOUTH CONSULTANTS MEETING If you’d like to have more say in how the Library looks after you then come along to our Youth Consultants Meetings. Suggest new materials for the Library, provide feedback about events and you’ll get all the up to date info about upcoming activities! Interested? Just call 9978 4146 to RSVP.

There’s more information on Mosman Library teen events in LIVEWIRE, our teens-only newsletter! Pick up a copy in the Teen Zone!


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Treasure Trove is here again for another action packed Summer of reading. There are heaps of prizes to be won for every child who keeps up their reading over the holidays. Pick up your registration pack at the library from Monday 6 December .

Aaarrgh! December

Captain Bandanna Tuesday 18 January 11:00am Join Captain Bandanna and her scurvy crew as they perform a pirate show with songs, stories, dance and music that will get everyone jumping. Suitable for children aged 3-8. Bookings open Thursday 23 December. Mosman Library Kids Trivia Challenge Thursday 20 January 3:00-5:00pm Get your team together for a trivia challenge that will really test your wits. Heaps of treats and prizes to give away and a fun afternoon for all. Suitable for children aged 7-15 Bookings open Thursday 23 December.

Hey babies!

Starfish Club Adventure Stories Wednesday 1 December 3:45 pm

Babytime resumes for 2011 on Wednesday 19 January. Sessions will be held every fortnight, and bookings must be made online. Keep an eye out in the library and on the website for details.

Santa Storytime This one is going to be BIG, so please leave your prams at home! Tuesday 14 and Thursday 16 December 10:30am Christmas Craft Thursday 16 December 4:00pm Make a cool Christmas Gift to take home and spread some festive cheer. Suitable for school children aged 5+ Bookings open Thursday 2 December

January— All at sea! Under the Sea- Animal Show Wednesday 12 January 11:00am-12:00pm Suitable for children aged 5+ Rangers on the Run return to Mosman library bringing a truckload of creatures from under the waves. Bookings open Wednesday 22 December. Storytime Pyjama Party Thursday 13 January 6:30-7:15pm Grab your teddy and join us for a pyjama party in the Library at night with stories, songs and a bedtime snack for everyone. Suitable for children aged 2-7 and their families. Bookings open Thursday 23 December.

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February Starfish Club Wednesday 2 February Summer Stories 3:45pm Thursday Kids- Chinese New Year Kung Hey Fat Choy! Join us for craft, games and stories to celebrate the year of the Tiger. Thursday 3 February 4:00pm

Don’t forget to hand in your Treasure Trove logs by Friday 5 February for your chance to claim a prize!