It’s Adult Learners Week!

Rainbow Beach – Library Happenings

Monday and Thursday 9.30am – 12.30pm, Wednesday and Friday 2pm – 5pm,

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

Adult Learners Week runs from 1 to 8 September and we have lots happening at your libraries! Bookings are essential so contact us on 5486 3705 or library@gympie.qld.gov.au to book your spot.

Charcoal drawing

Get your hands messy and learn the basics of charcoal drawing – Rainbow Beach Library on Thursday, September 1, 10am-11am.

Share your story

We want to know your local history knowledge. Come along and share your memories of Tin Can Bay or Rainbow Beach. Tin Can Bay Library on Friday, September 2, 10am-12 noon;

Rainbow Beach Library on Friday, September 2, 2pm-4pm.

Tech Savvy Seniors: Introduction to Smartphones

Learn the basics of using your smartphone with Tech Savvy Seniors – BYO smartphone.

Tin Can Bay Library on Friday, September 2, 10am-12 noon; Rainbow Beach Library on Friday, September 2, 2pm-4pm

Tech Savvy Seniors: Introduction to Tablets

Learn the basics of using your tablet with Tech Savvy Seniors – BYO tablet. Rainbow Beach Library on Wednesday, September 7, 2pm-4pm.

Free school holiday activities

Mark your diary for September 28 now to make sure you take the kids to Tin Can Bay Library on Wednesday 28 from 10.30am to 11.30am, and at the Rainbow Beach library from 2.30pm to 3.30pm.

Also be sure to keep an eye out for the spring edition of Jampacked, our popular children’s magazine, which provides hours of entertainment and fun things to do at home.

For the love of books

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.


Library - Whole wild worldBook review by Rae

Whole wild world

By Tom Dusevic

305.9069 DUSE

It is a long time since I read a book of such complete joy. Tom Dusevic was born and grew up in suburban Sydney in the 1960s and 1970s. Born to parents who had fled communist Croatia: too old for a really fresh start but hard working and adaptable.

Staunch Catholics, Tom was educated entirely in Catholic schools, his older brother leading the way, his fellow pupils from virtually every migrant country, the Lebanese his favourites.

Tom’s father worked the 3pm-to-midnight shift tending the ovens, cooking the makings of breakfast cereals at the Kellogg’s factory.

In retirement he became a successful renovator and builder. With loving parents and a large extended family, “I had cousins in just about every Sydney suburb,” Tom had a life of school, sport, friends and freedom.

In spite of his very Croatian background and his friends almost all of migrant background, Tom is a very Australian boy. This is from start to finish, a very Australian story.

For me every page brought back memories of simpler and happier times and of the importance of family and friends. It made me feel better about life and about myself.

Please read it.