Library Happenings – January 2016

Librarians Caroline Taylor and Jenny Tanner with Kye Feeney who won the best dressed

Librarians Caroline Taylor and Jenny Tanner with Kye Feeney who won the best dressed

Monday & Thursday 9.30am – 12.30pm, Wednesday & Friday 2pm – 5pm, Saturday 9am – 12noon,  5486 3705, Visit us at:

Plenty of Mad Hatters in Rainbow Beach!
The Mad Hatter Morning Tea was a great event, with about 40 people celebrating the 150th anniversary of ‘Alice in Wonderland’.

Librarian Caroline Taylor said, “It was a wonderful atmosphere as people relaxed and really enjoy themselves and a lot had gone to the trouble to dress up. The hall committee graciously lent us their marquee which we had out on the lawn and Jenny and I had fun with the decorations.”

“The day finished with two delightful German backpacker boys who willingly helped us pack everything away, and they happily took what was left over in the food line, which was a huge help.”

Caroline said one of the German lads is a chef and was most impressed with all the home cooked delights.

“There was certainly no shortage of food.  A comment was made by one young man – ‘This is just like at my Grandmother’s place’, said Caroline.

apt8 kids on tour

See you all on Wednesday January 13,  2 – 3pm for an all ages fun and interactive project on tour from the Qld Art Gallery / GOMA.  There are lots of fun thing to make and do from patterned birds, decorated garments and transformed fruit. It is also on at Tin Can Bay Library on Wednesday 13 January from 10.30am to 11.30am and at the Rainbow Beach Library from 2pm to 3pm.

Enter to Win an IPod Nano

The Summer Reading Club is on throughout the summer holidays. Registration is FREE! So bring the kids into the library and they will receive a Summer Reading Club pack to get them started. Alternatively join at where you will also find lots of interactive games and activities.

This year children will go in the draw to win an IPod Nano just by registering, with the prize kindly donated by the Friends of Gympie Regional Libraries. Also be sure to keep an eye out for the Summer edition of “Jampacked”, which provides hours of entertainment and fun things to do at home.


Book review by Thea

Senseless Acts of Beauty

by Lisa Verge Higgins

This novel begins with Tess, a tough thirty odd year old who drives an eighteen wheeler loaded with toxic waste on the icy highways of Canada.  She is returning to her home town and the holiday camp where she sought refuge from her alcoholic mother as a teenager.  Her purpose is to track down her runaway fourteen year old daughter whom Tess gave up for adoption at birth.  The story unfolds to reveal the tragedy of adoptees finding their birth mother and birth mothers searching for the children they gave up for adoption.

Seldom does a senseless act of beauty shine through, but the author has a way of handling her characters which draws the readers’ attention to a social problem that exists all too often.

This is a novel for our female readers.  You won’t be able to put this book down.

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