Friday, July 29, 2011

Nick Earls at Hurstville Library

Nick will be speaking and signing copies of his books at Hurstville Library at 6:30pm on Monday 1st August.
I can't wait to read "The Fix" having really enjoyed "The Thompson Gunner".
There's 1 hour free parking opposite the library in the Medica Centre on Dora St.
Don't forget to ring 9330 6142 to book your seat.
Nick is touring in association with Get Reading!: a celebration of books and reading.


Wedding Magazine's @ Hurstville Library.

Check out Hurstville Library's Wedding Magazine Collection for your Big Day.

These titles are available for loan throughout 2011

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Check out Hurstville City Library's new magazine titles.


Stage Whispers

These will be available throughout 2011.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Family History Week - Past, Present & Future

Celebrate Family History Week (29-July - 7 August) with Hurstville City library, Museum & Gallery buy attending our FREE family History week seminar.

This seminar focuses on the value of photographs in your family history and will allow for participants to learn about the importance of correctly storing and labeling photographs. Discover how to store images from your past for future generations.

Guest Speaker: Alan Murrin from Joy Murrin Family History Services

Wednesday 3 August 2011

10am - 12pm, morning tea provided

Library Exhibition Area, Hurstville City Library

For bookings please call 9330 6444 or email

Monday, July 18, 2011

New DVD Titles Coming Soon

New exciting DVD titles will be on our shelves this week. The following list will give an idea of some of the movies available to borrow free for our library members. Black Swan; True Grit; Hereafter; 127 Hours; Unknown; The Royal Wedding William & Catherine; The Green Hornet; Rabbit Hole; Winter's Bone; Unstoppable; The Fighter; The Hit List; Sanctum; Welcome To The Rileys; How Do You Know; Yogi Bear.

But there's more! Keep checking our DVD stands for more titles available soon. Would you like to suggest a movie or music CD to be purchased for the library collection? All you need to do is post your suggestions here.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Old Way New Way - artworks by Walangari Karntawarra

Last Saturday's exhibition opening of Old Way New Way - artworks by Walangari Karntawarra - proved to be a very engaging afternoon.

Following a welcome to country by Deanna Schreiber, the exhibition was officially opened by His Worship the Mayor of Hurstville, Clr Philip Sansom.

Guests were then treated to a personal guided tour by the artist who explained the stories behind each of his paintings and the messages inherent in Central Western Desert artwork.

Walangari also displayed his musical talents with an impromptu didgeridoo performance.

Exhibition on until 28 July 2011 - don't miss your chance to see these spellbinding artworks!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Author Talk @ Hurstville City Library - Terry Boylan

Fuzzy & furry anecdotes about life at the zoo!

Share an evening at the library with zookeeper and author Terry Boylan who has just released his first book The Keepers and the Kept: Confessions of a Zookeeper. Terry has worked as a zookeeper for more than 40 years at Taronga Zoo, Melbourne and in London. In his 'zoological memoir' he lightheartedly recounts life at a zoo from a zookeeper's perspective.
Interesting and sometimes bizarre human characters, the day to day running of a zoo and of course the humorous and heart-warming escapades of the animals will appeal to all. Terry also reveals through his anecdotes how modern zoos have developed into the professinal organizations they are today.

Thursday 21st July @ 7pm
Hurstville City Library
cnr Queens Rd & Dora St, Hurstville
Free event, please book 9330 6142
Books for available for sale & signing

"While there is no doubt animals can behave in the strangest ways, the oddest creatures in the zoo are still the ones that come through the turnstiles." - Terry Boylan

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

New Book Club starting for Seniors

Hurstville Library is starting a daytime book club for Seniors. If you love reading & talking about books, join us for informal discussions and to meet new friends. Our first meeting is Wednesday 17 August 11am-12noon -Miles Franklin room.
For more information call Diane 9330.6135

Friday, July 08, 2011

Using Your Mobile Phone for Seniors

Need help making calls and using basic phone functions? Join this informal and friendly class to get the help you need. An introduction to text messaging will also be included.

Bring your fully charged mobile phone and phone handbook to class.

Wednesday 27 July 10:30am - 12 noon
Miles Franklin Room
Hurstville City Library crn Queens Rd & Dora Streets Hurstville
Cost: $5.00
Bookings essential: 9330 6142

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

The Old School

Sydney, 1992. Nhu "Ned' Kelly is a detective in what was, until recently, the best police force money could buy (until ICAC threw Roger Rogerson into the spotlight). When two bodies are found in the foundations of an old building in Bankstown, Ned is drawn into the city's past. As she works to discover who the bodies are - and who dumped them there - she uncovers secrets that not only threaten to expose the rotten core of the police force, but also the mysteries of her own family.

Author P.M. Newton worked for thirteen years in the New South Wales Police so The Old School is as authentic as it gets. A thrilling debut by a promising new crime author. More please!