Rainbow Beach – Library Happenings August 2016

library aug 16 FIRST FIVE FOREVER AUG 16Monday and Thursday 9.30am – 12.30pm, Wednesday and Friday 2pm – 5pm,

Saturday 9am – 12noon,  5486 3705, Visit us at: www.gympie.qld.gov.au/library

Mobile app

You can now access Gympie Regional Libraries’ catalogue via your smart phone or tablet. To get the app go to the App Store or Google Play and download ‘Spydus Mobile’.

  • Open the app and click on Select Library and choose ‘Gympie Regional Libraries’.
  • Login using your borrower ID (under the barcode on your library card) and your password (this is defaulted to your date of birth in DDMMYY format).
  • Then choose your preferred branch.

The app is free and you can search Gympie Regional Libraries’ catalogue, reserve items, check your current loans and renew items.

Need help? Just ask one of our friendly staff when you are next in the library.

Gympie Region Literary Awards

The Gympie Region Literary Awards is part of the Gympie Gold Rush Festival. Beginning in 1995, the Literary Awards have become a much anticipated cultural event for the Gympie region.

The aim of the Gympie Region Literary Awards is to highlight the creative talents of people in the Gympie Region and surrounding area which may otherwise go unrecognised, and to encourage the writing and illustrating talents of all who choose to participate.

The competition is open to children from 10 to 17 years of age and adults 18 and over who reside in the Gympie Regional Council area and surrounding council regions.

Entry forms are available at all Gympie Regional Libraries and from the Bendigo Bank. You can also download a form from the library web site.

Closing date is Wednesday August 31 at 5pm.

Destiny and Power The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker BushBook review by Geoff

Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush

Jon Meacham

ANF 973.928 MEAC

A well written and incredibly detailed biography of the 41st President of the United States – i.e. George H.W. Bush, not “W”.

It covers his life as World War II pilot, businessman and politician, revealing him as a traditionalist, sportsman and high academic achiever, who went on to become a moderate, thoughtful, and middle-of-the-road president.

The sections on his sons’ careers, and his own recent activities, contain a lot of commentary on the GOP, and the respect shown by many former opponents for “Pappy” Bush.