Thursday, November 17, 2011

ARIA Awards - Nominated Albums at Hurstville City Library

The ARIA Awards are being held on Sunday 27th November. The library collection holds many of the nominated albums.
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

A century of rugby league jerseys talk

The phrase 'blood and bandages' refers to the St George Dragon's circa 1920s - 1940s heritage jersey. Hurstville City Museum & Gallery will be hosting a talk by rugby league historian and author Sean Fagan on the evolution of rugby league jerseys from 1908 to the present day. Sean's illustrated presentation will look at the development of jersey designs and styles with a focus on the Sydney clubs, and draws on his extensive research into the history of the game in Australia. Sean will also look at the history and symbolism of the iconic St George Illawarra jersey.

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

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

Coming Soon to the DVD Collection

The following DVDs should be on our DVD stand very soon.

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.