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The Challenge: encourage a love of reading for leisure and pleasure

The Challenge: encourage a love of reading for leisure and pleasure

Author Talk July 3

Well known Author of Australian historical fiction Kim Kelly will be at the Library on July 3 at 11am to discuss her latest novel Lady Bird and The Fox, set in the Central West during the gold rush. Bookings can be made on 6840 1780.

Premier’s Reading Challenge

There is still plenty of time to join the Challenge to read as many books as possible before the challenge ends on the August 31. The challenge is open to all children from Kindergarten to year nine.

What’s New

The Knowledge by Martha Grimes: In the new Richard Jury mystery, Martha Grimes brings London’s cabbies and cops together on a case that involves Kenyan art, rare gems, astrophysics and a long-fermented act of revenge. With their signature wit, sly plotting, and gloriously offbeat characters, Martha Grimes’s bestselling Richard Jury mysteries are utterly unlike anyone else’s detective novels. For long time fans and new readers alike, The Knowledge is a top-notch read from one of the most fascinating mystery writers today.

Killer Instinct; Having a Mind For Murder: Forensic psychiatrist Donald Grant asks, what is it about murder that fascinates us? Is it the chill whisper of fear reminding us we too can kill? Grant describes ten true murder cases, each with unique triggers. For most of us, murder is an arm’s length experience, close enough to frighten, yet far enough not to traumatise. For those directly affected, murder can be scarring for life. Our restless chatter about murder, our state of heightened alert, our endless appetite for murder mysteries may all just be play therapy, reassuring each of us that our own killer instinct is under control.

Open Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm, Saturday 9.30am to 12pm. Phone 6840 1780, Website: www.mrl.nsw.gov.au