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Monday, May 30, 2016

Holiday Fun - State Library Story Lab

The State Library Story Lab is on again over the winter holidays which are fast approaching.
They describe the program as an "action packed program of hands-on, minds-on fun and creativity — with workshops in Lego Mindstorms, augmented reality, the art of blogging and more.
Step into the ever popular Story Lab and explore the art of storytelling through a variety of fun digital mediums including workshops in film making, gaming, origami art and robotics. Story Lab will let your imagination run wild, while learning skills and techniques from the experts."
Sessions do sell out so be sure to book early.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Byron Bay Writers Festival

The Byron Bay Writers Festival, which takes place between the 1st and 7th of  August, has early bird tickets on sale now but if you can't afford the ticket price you can apply to volunteer at the event. The reward for doing so is free entry for the days that you volunteer. You must be over 18yo to volunteer. Applications close this Friday 27th of May.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Ipswich Poetry Feast

The Ipswich Poetry Feast is on again so consider this a heads up to our poetry fans out there.
The competition, which has cash prizes for all categories, is open now to all ages. The entry deadline is 5pm July 29.
Click here for more information.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Easy Reads

We love the simple pleasure that a book can provide - the chance to become lost in another world and escape our own, even if just for a little while.
We know that sometimes finding the time to sit and read for fun can be tricky. There are so many things pulling us in different directions that we can neglect the true pleasure of getting lost in a good book, a good story or even a good character.
You will be interested to know that we have a whole collection of books in the library called Quick Reads. These books are all less than 100 pages long so they aren’t going to take you forever to get through. The great thing is that they are filled with stories that are easy to read.