‘For the love of books’ – join a book group!

Sam Permezel and Emma Thompson talk books - and you can too on the first Thursday of the month at Rainbow Beach Library

Sam Permezel and Emma Thompson talk books – and you can too on the first Thursday of the month at Rainbow Beach Library

Monday 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

Rainbow Beach Book Discussion Group

Come and join us at the Rainbow Beach Library on the first Thursday of the month at 10am, with our first get-together on October 6. No need to book, just turn up.

Share your thoughts on books – something you have read, a book you are reading, or something on your wish list. Everyone is welcome and there will be a morning tea to enjoy.

Contact the library on 5486 3705 for more information.

Get Online in October

Gympie Regional Libraries provide you with a great range of free e-resources. There is everything from e-book to e-audio to e-magazines and free music.

We will be holding sessions across all our branches on how to use Overdrive, Borrowbox, Zinio and Freegal. We will be at the Rainbow Beach Library on Thursday, October 13 from 10am – 12noon and the Tin Can Bay Library from 2pm – 4pm.

Bookings are essential, so phone the library on 54863705 or email library@gympie.qld.gov.au

Local History visits

History Officer Beth Wilson will be returning to the coast November 11, when she hopes to tap into many more local memories of childhood and growing up on the coast, stories concerning the development of the region, incidents, opportunities, and the many colourful characters, lifestyle changes and organisations that have shaped the communities.

Over the past year, Local History staff from Gympie Regional Libraries have been talking to Cooloola Coast residents and collecting valuable historical information about the area, with the aim of recording and retaining the region’s social history for future generations.

The process began during Heritage Month, with a series of displays, talks and interviews, which resulted in the sharing of many memories, photographs and documents.

The library service particularly welcomes photographs of Rainbow Beach, Tin Can Bay and Cooloola Cove, as well as press cuttings, letters, posters and documents relating to family and business history.

Beth will be talking in more detail about the kinds of things that are important in the preservation of social memory during her visit in November.

Find out more: https://www.gympie.qld.gov.au/web/library

Book review by Mitch


by Mark Hodgkinson

Discover the legendary achievements of Roger Federer like never before inside this comprehensive, ‘point-by-point’ player guide. This book is certainly an eye-catching biography, filled with pages upon pages of brightly coloured infographics that highlight key moments within the tennis great’s record-breaking career.
For the game analysis alone I would recommend this book, and since there’s nothing like it within our collection, I encourage any fan of the Swiss maestro to give it a shot!

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