Monday, December 24, 2012

A Weekend of Christmas Creative Programs at Hurstville Museum & Gallery

The Museum and Gallery was awash with festive cheer last weekend, as we celebrated the holiday season with two Christmas themed programs. Our Youth class created wrapping paper and gift tags using a range of unusual printing techniques, while our Adult class created a cheery Christmas choir.

Image courtesy Bing Wu

What kind of art and creative programs would you like to see run at Hurstville Museum & Gallery? Post your responses below or send us an email.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

And the winners are...

As we prepare to farewell the National Year of Reading we can now announce the winners of our digitial photography and crying to win reading competitions. The winners were officially announced by Clr Philip Sansom at a reception evening held at Hurstville Library on Tuesday 18 December.

The winner of our Digital Photography Competition was Ashleigh Silva for her photograph 'Faith and Love’ and the winner of the staff choice award was Rebecca Cundasamy for her photograph What’s in here...?

The winners of our crying to win reading competition were Peggy Kuo for her entry on Suzanne Collins book The Hunger Games and Andrew Lim for his entry on the DVD Watchmen.

Thank you to everyone who was involved in the competitions, we were very impressed with the creative responses we received.

Faith and Love by Ashleigh Silva
What's in here...?  by Rebecca Cundasamy

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

December photography competition winner

The winner of the December heat of the digital photography competition is Vincent.ZZY with his "relaxing morning" image. This photograph impressed the judges with it's use of composition, blurring and unique interepretation. The photo is a lovely representation of December's theme "Love to Read". Congratulations Vincent.ZZY

A reception for the contributors is being held tonight at Hurstville Library when the winners of the iPad 3 for best photo and the Sony eReader for the staff choice award will be announced. The winners of our adult reading competition will also be announced at this function.

Friday, December 14, 2012

LMG Photography Competition

The winner of the November heat of the competition is wandagirl21 with her "broken tree" image which impressed the judges with it's originality and creativity. The photo is a poignant interpretation of November's theme "Cry". Beautifully done wandagirl21.
All contributors to the competition are invited to a reception on Tuesday 18th December at 6:30pm at Hurstville Library when the winners of the iPad 3 for best photo and the Sony eReader for the staff choice award will be announced. Refreshments will be provided so bookings are essential. Phone 9330 6142. 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Patrick Moore, 1923-2012

The renowned astronomer Sir Patrick Moore passed away on Sunday. He was author of over 70 books on astronomy and the presenter of The Sky at Night making him the Guinness Book of World Records holder of the worlds longest serving television presenter having presented every episode, bar one, since the programmes inception in 1957 (what turned out to be his final episode only went to air the Monday before he passed away). He was also a keen pianist and accomplished xylophone player and was thought to have been the only person to have met the first man to fly (Orville Wright), the first man into space (Yuri Gagarin) and the first man to land on the moon (Neil Armstrong). And he was never afraid to send himself up as his many appearances on The Goodies attest!

But Sir Patrick will be remembered as one of the great educators of modern television. Following his death, scientist Maggie Aderin-Peacock was quoted as saying: "What he did was something very straightforward - he would tell us what to look for and where to look for it, which for budding astronomers everywhere is what we need - that information. But he would tell us more; he would go into depth; he would take us on a journey through space, and we can't ask for better than that really."

Coming Soon:Christmas Movies and Music

The following Christmas movies and music are now available or coming soon to the library collection.  All titles are free to borrow if you are a member of Hurstville City Library.

New DVDs - coming soon:
A selection of DVDs in our collection now:
New CDs coming soon:
A selection of CDs in our collection now:
Don't forget to check our free music download collection for all your favourite Sony Christmas songs. Artist's such as Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Perry Como, Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney, Brenda Lee, Choir of Kings College Cambridge and more.  To access our free download collection go to the library website and select eLibrary catalogue.

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Win a Westfield Gift Voucher just in time for Christmas

Don't miss your chance to win a $100 Westfield Gift voucher before Christmas.
Make sure you enter our 'Crying to Win' Reading Competition before entries close on Friday 14 December.

To enter simply register for the competition and tell us in 100 words or less about something you have borrowed since October 8 that has reduced you to tears.

Whether it was a book, CD, DVD, audiobook, magazine article or e-book; horrendous or hilarious, tell us what it was and why it made you cry.

Don't forget to read the competition rules to make sure you are in with a chance of winning the gift voucher.