Rainbow Beach – Library Happenings

libraryMonday & Thursday 9.30am – 12.30pm, Wednesday & Friday 2pm – 5pm, Saturday 8.30am – 11.30am, 5486 3705, Visit us at: gympie.qld.gov.au/library

Rainbow has a new librarian!

Local, Jenny Tanner is currently working four shifts each week at Rainbow Beach, and will continue with two days when staff are back from holidays. She joins the wonderful team, providing a brilliant service to our community.

Keep a look out for holiday workshops in our What’s On page and pick up a free holiday activity book to keep your kids happy on the school break.

LIBRARY interactive heritage displayInteractive Heritage Display unveiled

Locals and visitors can now access photos, history of Rainbow Beach, Cooloola Cove and Tin Can Bay – learning more about the people and places of the coast.

Tourism portfolio councillor, Julie Walker said

Following on from the popularity of the touchscreen display unit introduced at Tin Can Bay Library another unit that showcases the vibrant history of the Cooloola Coast within the Gympie region was unveiled recently.

Tourism and Mary Valley portfolio councillor, Julie Walker said, “These displays will provide locals and visitors to the region with an interactive experience and are a resource to learn some of the very interesting history of the Cooloola Coast”.

Councillors said the touchscreen worked like a museum, telling a unique story, that attracts more people to what we all know is a little piece of paradise.

Cr Walker said, “We welcome feedback from long-time residents of the area that have a mine of information when it comes to the history of the area.”

The displayed information can be updated, so community members may have a gem of historical information that could be included in future displays.

The Cooloola Coast interactive heritage displays will be permanent fixtures at the Rainbow Beach and Tin Can Bay Libraries and were co-funded by the Australian Government Department of Environment Your Community Heritage Program and Gympie Regional Council.

TheSilkwormBook Book Review : The Silkworm

A Cormoran Strike Novel

By Robert Galbraith (AKA J.K. Rowling)

Private investigator Cormoran Strike returns in another mystery from Robert Galbraith, following the international bestseller The Cuckoo’s Calling.

Novelist Owen Quine has gone missing (which is not unusual). His wife wants him to come home so she seeks the services of detective Cormoran Strike.   At first Strike thinks that the eccentric novelist is just hiding out from his wife, however it soon becomes apparent that there is more to the mystery, as Strike delves into the bizzare, graphic and violent publishing underworld of this want-to-be famous author.

Owen has just completed a manuscript that paints a negative portrait of everyone close to him. When Quine is found brutally murdered, the list of suspects is endless and Strike sets out to find the killer.

J.K. Rowling is a master storyteller. This is a multi-layered story that on one level provides a satirical view of the publishing industry by creating caricatures of everyone involved – from the publisher, the editor, the agent to fellow authors. However this book pushes many boundaries and is at times an uncomfortable book to read.


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