Friday, December 23, 2011
Walk a mile in my Prada's
Beethoven's Christmas Adventure
A Princess for Christmas
Ice Age. A mammoth Christmas
What is your favourite Christmas movie? Post the title here.
Merry Christmas. Bella
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Rockwiz-The Christmas Album
The Worlds Greatest Christmas Concertos
A Christmas Carole by Carole King
What is your favourite Christmas album? Post the title here. I hope to post one more Christmas movie blog by tomorrow so stay tuned. Bella.
Friday, December 16, 2011
The list below is a selection of Christmas themed movies. Our collection holds both classic and more recent titles so take a look at our catalogue.
A Very Glee Christmas
A Nanny for Christmas
Miracle on 34th Street (1947 and 1994)
The Muppet Christmas Carol
Chefs Christmas - series 1
Would you like to tell us what you like to watch over the festive season? Post your suggestions here.
Keep checking here for more ideas. Bella.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
A consortium ready to crank up the research dial to support the business of local government.
Our own Hurstville City Council staff are presently engaged in research over three years with the University of Wollongong (UOW):
Monday, December 12, 2011
Season's Greetings - A Jersey Boys Christmas
Under the Mistletoe - Justin Bieber
Christmas - Michael Bublé (coming soon)
Glee: The Music: The Christmas Album volume 2 (coming soon)
Do we have your favourite Christmas music in our collection? If not, let us know by posting the title here.
Friday, December 09, 2011
On Saturday 3 December, visitors to the Museum & Gallery were treated to a demonstration of the process behind creating calligraphy works by members of Calligraphy Southscribes Inc.
The demonstration was run in conjunction with our current Dragon’s Lair Gallery exhibition, Inkspirations: Playing with the Pen.
Inkspirations: Playing with the Pen is an exhibition of intricate and ornate traditional and playful contemporary styles of calligraphy works by members of Calligraphy Southscribes Inc.
The exhibition is on display in the Dragon’s Lair Gallery of Hurstville City Museum & Gallery until Wednesday 21 December. You can visit us Tuesday – Saturday between 10am and 4pm, and on Sundays from 2pm – 5pm.
Don’t miss your chance to see these beautifully detailed works up close!
If you don't like shuffle board try this
All that I am
Thursday, December 08, 2011
Tuesday, December 06, 2011
Monday, December 05, 2011
Saturday, December 03, 2011
Where: Hurstville City Museum & Gallery, 14 MacMahon St Hurstville
When: Sunday 4 December 2011, 3pm - 4pm
Free event, all welcome
Tea and coffee provided
For bookings or further information telephone (02) 9330 6444 or email@example.com
Why not come early and visit League of Legends: 100 Years of Rugby League in Australia, a travelling exhibition developed and presented by the National Museum of Australia. On show until 18 December 2011. Open Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 4pm, Sundays 2pm - 5pm.
Friday, December 02, 2011
Want to relive some of Artie's greatest exploits? Hurstville Library has a range of items on the history of rugby league. Also the museum currently has an exhibit, League of Legends: 100 years of Rugby League in Australia which runs until December 18.
Thursday, December 01, 2011
"Excellent"; "Very interesting and informative talk", and "Looking forward to more in the future".
Thanks to Mark for allowing us to add this fascinating event to our 2011 calendar! If you would like to see similar events run at Hurstville City Museum & Gallery in 2012, post your comments here, or send us an email.
You can also check out the following Bee Gees titles at Hurstville City Library:
The Bee Gees: tales of the brothers Gibb
Bee Gees: the number ones [sound recording]
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Moonfire by Boy & Bear - nominated for Album of the Year; Single of the Year; Best Group;
Breakthrough Artist Album & Single; Best Adult Alternative Album.
Rrakala by Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu -nominated for Album of the Year; Best Male Artist; Best Independent Release; Best World Music Album.
Insomnia by Washington - nominated for Best Female Artist.
Temptation by The Waifs - nominated for Best Blues & Roots Album.
Listen Here by Jasmine Rae - nominated for Best Country Album.
Tex Perkins & The Dark Horses by Tex Perkins & The Dark Horses - nominated for Best Independent Release.
Mark Seymour & The Undertow by Mark Seymour - nominated for Best Adult Contemporary Album.
Zonoscope by Cut Copy - nominated for Best Dance Release.
Heartbound by Dream & Dreamer - nominated for Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album.
The Life of Riley by Drapht - nominated for Best Urban Album.
Down The Way by Angus & Julia Stone - nominated for Highest Selling Album.
Mad Rush by Sally Whitwell - nominated for Best Classical Album.
First Seed Ripening by Elixir featuring Katie Noonan - nominated for Best Jazz Album.
Check our catalogue for more ARIA nominated albums.
Post your suggestions here for music albums you would like to see in our collection.
Thursday, November 03, 2011
When: Sunday 6 November, 3pm - 4pm
Where: Hurstville City Museum & Gallery, 14 MacMahon St Hurstville
Details: free event, all welcome, tea and coffee provided
Bookings: 9330 6444 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Why not come early and view our current exhibition League of Legends: 100 Years of Rugby League in Australia?
You can also borrow Sean's books, The Rugby Rebellion: the divide of League and Union, and The Master: the life and times of Dally Messenger, at Hurstville City Library.
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
Water For Elephants - based on Sara Gruen's best seller. A story of unforbidden love between a veterinary student and a beautiful circus performer. Starring Reese Witherspoon, Christoph Waltz and Robert Pattinson.
Fresh Fast & Simple - Donna Hay gives us her tips on how to create fast and simple dishes.
Oranges & Sunshine - based on a true story of a determined social worker who reunited thousands of families that were split up by the organised deportation of children from the UK to Australia. Starring Emily Watson, David Wenham and Hugo Weaving.
Scre4m - reviewed as the best of the Scream sequels. Starring David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courntey Cox, Emma Roberts and Hayden Panettiere.
Keep checking the DVD stands for lots of new titles expected to arrive soon.
If you have a suggestion for titles that you would like to see in our Audio Visual collection please post them here.
Monday, October 31, 2011
Jennifer: Hey Mark...
Mark: Yeah, Jenny?
Jennifer: Did you hear about that awesome new program that Hurstville Library, Museum and Gallery is running?
Mark: No, I don't think I did. What's it about?
Jennifer: It's a six week script writing program called 'So You Love to Write?' They even have the award-winning playwright PP (Pat) Cranney as the facilitator!
Mark: No way! When is it?
Jennifer: It's on a Monday night between 4:30 and 6:30pm from the 31st of October to the 5th of December, 2011. Do you want to hear the best part? (Mark nods eagerly.) Some of the 'mini-scripts' will be selected to be produced in the filmmaking workshops that have been planned for the New Year!
Mark: Whoa! So -
Jennifer: And... It's only $5 per session.
Mark: So how do we sign up?
Jennifer: Let's go ask the Librarian about booking.
The two students enter through the front doors into Hurstville City Library, in order to sign up for the script writing sessions. [Exeunt Stage Right].
Friday, October 28, 2011
Also on show will be a display looking at the history of the St George Illawarra Dragons.
Rugby League fans of all creed are invited to attend the exhibition opening on Saturday 29 October at 11:00am at 14 MacMahon St, Hurstville. All welcome, light refreshments provided. Please RSVP by Friday 28 October on 9330 6444 or email@example.com. Get into the spirit of the day and wear your team colours!
League of Legends: 100 Years of Rugby League in Australia is on display at Hurstville City Museum & Gallery from 29 October - 18 December 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
Regarded as the favourite to win since the short list was announced on 6th September, Julian Barnes has long enjoyed critical acclaim for his writing. His books Arthur and George ,England, England and Flaubert's Parrot were shortlisted on previous occasions.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Friday, October 14, 2011
Bourne again! Jason Bourne, the best rogue spy in the business, is back in his new book, The Bourne Dominion. Author Eric Van Lustbader is now writing the series that Robert Ludlum started with this the 9th Bourne. If you love fast-paced thrillers with intricate plots, this one is for you.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
I have recently read Rob Lowe's autobiography "Stories I Only Tell My Friends". Great stories, great photo's and very well written. Not only is Rob Lowe a wonderful actor he writes a really good book. He has been in some fantastic movies and the following is a list of some of his movies that are in the library DVD collection.
West Wing - seasons 1 to 7
View From The Top
The Invention of Lying
Too Late Too Say Goodbye
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
Do you have a suggestion for a movie, music CD or audio book that you would like to see in our collection? All you have to do is post your suggestion here.
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Gerald Stone has a long and distinguished career in Australian journalism. Amongst other things he was of the founding reporters on This Day Tonight, which shook up current affairs reporting in this country (not to mention the ABC itself), and also established 60 Minutes for the Nine Network in this country.
Say It With Feeling covers that period and more. Starting with Stone's arrival in Australia from the U.S., it covers his rise from a journalist with the Daily Mirror to one of the most senior executives in Australian television. It also covers his views on the difference between Australian and American culture.
A most interesting read.
Sunday, October 02, 2011
Avenue Q is a musical with a difference! An all singing, all dancing spectacular, it tells the story of a group of outer suburban New Yorkers as they struggle to find their place in the world. The story is told by both human performers and puppets, and is definitely not for children!
Rockdale Musical Society's production of the show was excellent, and despite being put under pressue by a last minute change in venue, both cast and crew did a great job. A good time was had by all who attended and we can highly recommend this performance group.
Have you seen Avenue Q? Or any other Rockdale Musical Society productions? What did you think? Post your thoughts here.
Learn more about Rockdale Musical Society and other famous performances groups and spaces in the St George Region at Let Me Entertain You, an exhibition at Hurstville City Museum & Gallery. On display at 14 MacMahon St Hurstville until Sunday 23rd October. Open Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 4pm, Sunday 2pm-5pm, all welcome!
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Author Talk: Editor Anna Valdinger - HarperCollins Australia: A glimpse into the world of book publishing
cnr Queens Rd & Dora St, Hurstville
Thursday 27th October @ 7pm
Bookings 9330 6142
Ever wondered what it takes to get published?
Why do some authors end up on bestsellers lists?
What are publishers looking for?
What is the role of an editor?
Anna Valdinger Commissoning Editor of Australian commercial fiction authors for HarperCollins Australia will take us behind the scenes of the book publishing world. Anna is responsible for looking after and building up a stable of Australian commercial fiction authors and helping to develop their careers from book to book particularly in the genres of crime, thrillers, sagas, women's fiction both contemporary and historic.
Anna will share her insights and experience and looks forward to answering all those questions you may have about the publishing scene.
Star authors with HarperCollins include;
Colleen McCullough, Tara Moss, Nikki Gemmell and Belinda Alexandra.
Anna also looks after international authors such as Paullina Simons, Paulo Coelho, Daniel Silva and Michael Crichton, as well as some of the Avon romance authors including Stephanie Laurens and Anna Campbell.
With experience in the publishing world both in London and Sydney this evening promises to be a real treat for all avid readers and aspiring writers.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011
This has to be one of the most astonishing films ever made. Not just for it's sheer majesty but also for it's technical accomplishments. Russian Ark involves an unseen narrator accompanied by "The Stranger" walking in and out scenes from Russian history as they wander through the Winter Palace (now the Russian State Hermitage Museum) debating Russia's role in European affairs.
From a technical perspective the film is amazing: 2,000 actors, 300 years of Russian history, 33 rooms at the Hermitage museum, 3 live orchestras, filmed in one, 99 minute continuous camera shot (which took I believe three takes due to technical faults. The third take is the final film). No camera trickery or CGI employed at all. It's worth watching this film just for that alone.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Shereny Selim presented an extremely popular paper in Canberra at the 2011 International Public Works Conference organised by the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia. The topic of her paper was ‘Grab Them While They are Young’ and focussed on how programs such as Hurstville City Council’s Professional Traineeship Program can make a difference to address current skill shortage problems in the Local Government industry by attracting emerging professionals to Local Government as a prospective employer. See the presentation here!
- Aged Care Assessment Team-Calvary Rehabilitation & Geriatric Service (CRAGS) 9553 3000
- Carers NSW Carer Support Line 1 800 242 636
- Dementia Advisory Service 9531 1928
- Hurstville Community Food Services 9584 1286
- St George Home Modification & Maintenance-can help make your home safer to live in 8558 4000
- St George Easy Care Gardening 9024 5500
- Nurses on Wheels 9502 3422
- St George Community Nurses 1 300 427 603
- St George Community Services - for shopping outings, social lunches, frozen meals & delivered groceries 8558 4000
- St George Community Services Stroke Support Group 8558 4000
- St George Community Transport 9580 8911
Monday, September 12, 2011
Michael has worked as a lawyer, specialising in environmental law. He has advised on technology, design, environmental law and policy to government, the private sector and community groups. Since publishing Sustainable House in 1998 he has founded his own company specialising in the design and project management of sustainable residential and commercial properties. Read Michael's website to find out more.
Michael's first hand experience on all aspects of sustainable housing and gardening promises an enlightening and information packed evening.
Hurstville City Library
cnr Queens Rd & Dora St, Hurstville
Thursday 22nd September @ 7pm
Bookings 9330 6142
Books availabe for sale & signing
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
Monday, September 05, 2011
Maudie of the winner of the Children’s Book of the Year – Early Childhood, “Maudie and Bear” is a demanding and mostly obnoxious child. Bear’s patience and understanding is matched by the wonderful illustrations by Freya Blackwood. By contrast the babies in “The Tall Man and the Twelve Babies” are delightful infants full of the simple joys of childhood. Their willingness to co-operate contrasts with Maudie’s total obsession with her own desires.
But the small boy in “Look See, Look at Me” is enjoying every moment as part of a large loving family.
These delightful books all celebrate being young with the whole world before you but also show the different worlds that these small people inhabit.
From Maudie with her solitary companion to the twelve babies who act more like a litter of playful puppies, to the three-year-old who has a whole world of others, adults and children, they show that childhood is a very special world.
Visit Hurstville City Museum & Gallery for a delicious discovery into the world of cake decorating , sugar art and cooking.
View a unique collection of decorative handcrafted cakes from across Australia that have been elegantly handcrafted using a variety of techniques, accompanied by photographs of cooking demonstrations and food shops from Hurstville. This display will feature recipes from the St George County Council's All Electric Cookery Book, photographs of the former Classic Cake Shop in Forest Road and both traditional and contemporary examples of cakes and cake decorating equipment.
Display dates: 3 September - 2 October 2011
Hurstville City Museum & Gallery
14 MacMahon St, Hurstville
ph: 9330 6444
Sugary Delights: Sugar Art and Cake Traditions on display at Hurstville City Library, Local Studies Room
On display now is a unique collection of cakes and sugar art including sugar art instruction books and booklets, tools and associated utensils. Take the time to look at the intricate details of each cake and observe techniques not commonly practiced today. On display until 11 September 2011.
Eat History: High Tea at Hurstville City Museum & Gallery
To celebrate the theme of Eat History, Hurstville City Museum & Gallery is hosting a high tea! Whilst enjoying some scrumptious high tea goodies, Marian Jones, President of the Cake Decorators Association of NSW, will be hosting a cake decorating and sugar art demonstration.
Wednesday 7 September 2011
Session 1: 10am - 11.30am
Session 2: 2pm - 3.30pm
$10 per person
Hurry spots are limited! Call the Museum & Gallery on 9330 6444 today!
Something Sweet Kids Program at Hurstville City Museum & Gallery
This fun 90 minute workshop is designed to teach the basics of cupcake decorating. Our aim is to encourage kids to explore thier imagination, whilst learning techniques from a bygone era. Materials and tools provided.
Thursday 8 September 2011
4pm - 5.30pm
$5 per child
7 -12 years
Please call to today to secure your spot on 9330 6444! Limited spaces!
Friday, September 02, 2011
Thursday, September 01, 2011
Anything is possible ... if you have the right machine!
Image courtesy Emma Williams.
Did you attend Machine Atlas? Post your thoughts here.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
On Tuesday the 6th September staff from the Calvary Hospital will talk about the rehabilitation and geriatric services available. This information session will be conducted in Mandarin and starts at 1.00pm in the Hurstville Library Exhibition Area.
For our Arabic speaking community and information session about building self esteem in your child will take place on Wednesday the 7th September starting at 10.00am in the Library Exhibition Area
On Friday the 9th September come along and join in the fun as the library hosts a morning of events.
At 10.00am learn about how yoga can help you get fit and maintain your health. If you enjoy gardening then come along at 11.00am to hear volunteers from the Resourceful Australian Indian Network talk about starting a permaculture garden.
For those of you who enjoy a more upbeath form of exercise instructors from the Abhinay School of Performing Arts will be taking a class in Bollywood dancing for exercise starting at 11.45am
To finish off the morning join us for a healthy Indian lunch. Volunteers from RAIN will provide samples of healthy Indian cuisine to try.
Make you bookings today at the Hurstville Library Information Desk or ring 9330 6142.
Monday, August 29, 2011
on display at Hurstville City Museum & Gallery
Image courtesy of Skyhook Management
Friday, August 26, 2011
If you like Lee Child why not come in to Hurstville Library and try this.
These are Authors who write in the same style as Lee Child
Authors such as
James Lee Burke
Come in and have a browse on Wednesday 31st August
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Session: Aged Care Fees & Charges
Dates: 21 September 3.15 pm
Session: Retirement reality and investment choices
Date: 21 September 5 pm
Session: Working beyond Age Pension age
Date: 21 September 7 pm
The two-part course will include practical exercises, so bring your fully charged digital camera.
Date: 12 & 19 October 10am-12pm
Cost: $20 for the two sessions (non-refundable)
Where: Penshurst Library 630 Forest Rd Penshurst
Open to Hurstville Library members 50 years of age or older.
Bookings taken at Penshurst Library only with payment made at time of booking.
For enquiries please phone 9330 6422.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
(Post suggestions here for any titles you would like us to purchase for the audio visual collection.)