Thursday, October 28, 2010
At Hurstville Library, our librarians are considerably more relaxed. They drink their English Breakfast tea out of mugs, not fine bone china! Which is why, these t-shirts are far more appropriate uniform suggestions.
Well, what do you think? Do the wonderful, albeit slightly nuts, people that work at Hurstville Library need a uniform like this?
(images via. zazzle)
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Where would we be without his blundering antics to amuse and delight us?
Just make sure you treat Hurstville Library's books a bit better!
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
The event was held on the beautiful Circular Quay Terrace at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA). It was a perfect way to spend a Friday night - and an awesome birthday present for one of our curators!
Congratulations to all the LMG staff who worked on this exhibition. A big thank you to all the volunteers and interns who assisted as well.
Look at our virtual version of the exhibition online or why not come and visit us and see our 'award winning' exhibition for yourself!
Congratulations to the nominees in all categories. Check out the winners of the other categories!
Friday, October 22, 2010
Check out more videos at the LMG's YouTube Channel.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
By Amelia S.
He knew he was in trouble when the teacher called out his name.
“Yes, Miss?” His voice squeaked.
“Up,” she ordered.
“Jay, do you know why I’m making you stand up?” asked Miss Miller, leaning against her desk.
Miss Miller raised an eyebrow. Jay’s knee shook.
“You’re not lying, are you, Jay?”
He could feel sweat beads form across his forehead which he wiped with the back of his hand.
“No, Miss, I wouldn’t lie,” he said, hoping his squeaky response wouldn’t give him away.
“Hmm,” said Miss Miller, tapping a pen against her lips.
His teacher shook her head and walked around the other side of the desk.
“Sit down, Jay.”
Jay watched as Miss Miller went through the papers piled on her desk.
Please, please don’t let her find it. He prayed silently.
But Miss Miller found what she was looking for, the piece of paper that could –
“Well class,” she began, “it seems that I am going to have to interview every single one of you now.” She stared at the paper in her hands.
Jay’s best friend, Thomas, stared at him. He shrugged. Even though Jay was the only one who knew what Miss Miller was talking about, he figured that acting clueless was the best option.
“Miss, I don’t know what you’re talking about,” said Jay.
“Miss, you haven’t exactly told us anything about this catastrophe,” chimed Thomas, hoping to help his friend out. There were a few nods of agreement around the classroom.
Miss Miller held up the piece of paper.
“This is what I’m talking about,” she said.
By Cate H.
One day I was walking to school when something unusual happened. I could see my friends running towards me, squealing and screaming excitedly.
At first they didn’t respond. I kept asking them why they were so excited. Finally I got an answer.
“You’re the best singer in the world because your album went to second place over night!”
My two friends told me that I would work it all out when I got to school.
Then we saw the backs of two men and I wondered who they were.
When they turned around, we realised they were Justin Timberlake and Zac Efron. I couldn’t believe my eyes. My friends screamed so loudly.
“Quiet,” they said. “We don’t want to get caught.”
I remember when I first heard him. I wanted to pinch myself, convinced that this was just a dream. I wanted to run around the hospital room, screaming and laughing like a lunatic. This was it. My biggest wish since I was four years old.
“He’s coming,”said the doctor.
I watched transfixed as my mother closed her eyes and gave a final push. My heartbeat quickened, my mouth went dry. The doctor turned to me.
Birds Of Tokyo gained notoriety as one of Australia's leading rock powerhouses in 2006 with their debut album Day One. This song, Silhouettic, is off their sophpomore album Universes. The lead singer Ian Kenny also fronts progressive metal band Karnivool and with vocal abilities like that, it sure is hard to deny his talent. He also rivals Peter Garrett for the title of 'Australia's Strangest Dancer'.
The inaugural St George Art Awards exhibition will be officially opened on Friday 29 October, 2010 at 6.00pm at Hurstville City Museum & Gallery (14 MacMahon St, Hurstville).
The biannual St George Art Awards is a national competition open to all Australian residents. To be eligible artists had to submit entries relating to the theme below:
Relationships [ri-ley-shuhn-ship] - noun
1. connection; a particular connection
2. connection by blood or marriage
3. an emotional connection
The theme enables artists to explore ideas such as the connections between and water; humans and the earth; disticy cultures; the past and present or emotional connections between people.
Prizes will be awarded the in the following categories:
- St George Art Prize 2010 - $8,000; Painting; Acquisitive
- St George 3D Art Prize - $3,000; 3D works
- St George Local Youth Prize - $500 of art materials; No theme, open to either paintings or drawings.
For the Awards inaugural year we are proud to have attracted entries by established artists, emerging talents, students and amateurs. Hurstville City Library, Museum & Gallery would like to thank all the artists who entered and warmly congratulate those selected for exhibition in the first year of the St George Art Awards.
Make sure you bring your family along and come to the opening night to see the winnder of each category announced. We would love to see you there!
To RSVP, call the Museum & Gallery on 9330 6444 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Yes, that's right you too can "...derive satisfaction from the knowledge that your work is vital and essential in forming the kind of world in which you want to live." Even without PCs and research databases and online assistance and eBooks and, and...other stuff, the essence of a librarian's work is surprisingly similar to what it was 64 years (and more) ago and will probably continue to remain the same.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
DVDs and CDs are free to borrow but remember to bring them back on time so you don't receive a fine.
We would like your suggestions for DVDs and/or CD titles. It's easy! All you need to do is post your suggestions here.
DVD Titles Coming Soon:
- Fish Tank - starring Katie Jarvis, Michael Fassbender and Kierston Wareing; directed by Academy Award-winning director Andrea Arnold. This is a mysterious and powerful story of family, love and lust. Mia, played by Katie Jarvis is at war with everyone and everything. Her one passion is dancing which she practices in secret. One day Mia's mother brings home a stranger called Connor who promises to change everything in their lives.
- Letters to Juliet - starring Amanda Seyfried and Vanessa Redgrave. I really enjoyed this movie. It's a simple and lovely story set in stunning Italy where we get a glimpse of the beautiful Italian countryside and I really, really want to go there even more after watching it. It is set in the city of Verona, where Romeo first met Juliet. The heartbroken leave notes to Juliet asking for her help. Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) finds a 50 year old letter and sets off on a journey with the author Claire (Vanessa Redgrave) and her handsome grandson to find Claire's long lost first love.
- Fantasitc Flesh - a documentary on special effects make-up where we meet the masters of the craft and discover it's history. There are behind-the-scenes photos and footage with interviews with Quentin Tarantino, James Brolin, John Landis to name a few. We also get to see clips from Frankenstein, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Exorcist, Planet of the Apes, The Thing, An American Werewolf in London and many more.
- Fashion in Film -a documentary that takes a look at the history of costumes, couture and glamour icons in the movies. There are interviews with designers, stylist and stars such as Jean Paul Gaultier, Tyson Beckford, Amanda Bynes, Jennifer Beals. Also, clips from The Devil Wars Prada; Flashdance; American Gigolo; Legally Blonde; Atonement; 27 Dresses; Clueless and more. A good one for up and coming designers to watch or anyone insterested in fashion.
- The Book of Eli - starring Denzel Washington and Gary Oldman. Eli (Denzel Washington), is a lone warrior who walks in a post-apocalyptic wasteland that was once America. He possesses the last copy of a book he fiercely guards with his life for it holds the only hope for the future. Carnegie (Gary Oldman) if the bad guy who is determined to get the book off Eli but Eli is determined to fulfill his destiny.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Each frame was shot individually, then printed on 2000+ pieces of paper, reassembled and then re-shot as the final vid. Genius effort, probably several hundred, profoundly agonising papercuts in all that brilliance.
Like it? Place a reserve on the album for yourself or call us or drop in and let us do it for you. Don't forget to add your review!
Oh, yeah, and we also have their previous album, Dystopia, as well.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
These designers and design companies have come up with some rather unique ways of ensuring you never lose your place again. Tassled bookmarks are SO nineties.
A bookmark lamp by fulguro perhaps?
Oh no your book's leaking! Or is it? Digustingly cool bookmarks by Kyouei Co Ltd.
How about this bookmark/USB stick? Data storage and page reminders all in one nerdtastic Clark Kent-glasses-style package designed by Willie Tsang
Perhaps the LMG needs someone like Mr. Hank to get the word out about our facilities?
Monday, October 11, 2010
They weren't visitors we are particularly used to, however! These beautiful little gems of Australian fauna were brought in to entertain and entrance the kiddies.
And here's one of our staff, Lisa, getting up close and personal with Olive - the snake!
You can see more photos of our four-legged (and some no-legged!) friends at the LMG flickr photostream.
Friday, October 08, 2010
This presentation explores the benefits RFID technology has for the Museum and Gallery sector by examining the results of a six month trial at a regional museum & gallery.
Advantages covered include increased collection visibility, automatic tracking of objects, ability to quickly locate misplaced items, efficiency in conducting audits and stock takes, and reductions in object handling. We will also explore convergence and its relationship with RFID.
A useful case study for any institution interested in ways technology can help streamline the management of their collection.
Presented By Jessica Allen, LMG Curator at the Museums Australia Conference 2010 in Melbourne.
Wednesday, October 06, 2010
Movember is a global charity phenomenon. Every year thousands of men (and if able, I'm sure even some women!) grow spectacular fuzzy facial hair to help raise awareness and money for mens health issues, in particular depression and prostate cancer.
And now these fur-lip-lined heros of male health have spread! Into our libraries!
Mo-brarians is a group of male library workers in Australia that have banded together to help encourage participation in the Movember shenanigans.
So what do you think? Should we get some of the men at Hurstville Library growing some truly spiffy little caterpillars above their lips?
Mental health is a positive term about wellbeing and happiness. The theme this year is "Good friends help us bounce back".
The Library, Museum, Gallery is offering two Mental Health information sessions: Friday 15 October from 10-11 am for Mandarin speakers and Monday 25 October from 10-11 am for Arabic speakers - at Hurstville City Library - Miles Franklin Room. Call: 9330.6142 to book.
Some simple things to do when stressed:
- Take a deep relaxing breath
- Go for a walk with a friend
- Go to a funny movie and laugh
- Take a relaxing bath
- Surround yourself with people you enjoy
- Get enough sleep
- Eat healthy food
- Take time to do things you enjoy
How do your friends help you feel better when you're down?
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
-Wednesday 13th October, 5-9pm
-Wednesday 20th October, 5-9pm
-Thursday 28th October, 5-9pm
-Tuesday 2nd November, 5-9pm.
Remember, please put you name down at the info desk in the library to make sure we are prepared with snacks and other goodies for you and your friends, and during this stressful exam time, please respect the space and one another here at the library and use the quiet study area for quiet study ONLY, thank you!
Everyone at the library today is buzzing and frantically recalling the wonderful moment on Sunday eve when the St. George Illawarra Dragons held up the NRL premiership trophy for the first time in 31 years. From the heart of St. George territory, we want to congratulate the Dragons on a spectacular victory. Way to show 'em who the chokers are, boys!
(image courtesy of Getty images)
Friday, October 01, 2010
On October 1st 1946 Roland Berill and Dr. Lancelot Ware formed MENSA - the high IQ society were the only qualification for membership involves having an IQ in the top 98th percentile. There is estimated to be around 100,000 members worldwide. The original aims were, as they are today, to create a society that is non-political and free from all racial or religious distinctions.
You know what else happened this day in history? The first annual 'Follow a Library day' on Twitter! Do you follow the LMG? If not then follow us toot-suite @hurstvillelmg