Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor: 100 Women 100 Brooches 100 Stories Exhibition

Hurstville Museum & Gallery is opening an exciting new exhibition Tinker, Tailor,Soldier, Sailor: 100 Woman 100 Brooches 100 Stories on the 25 October 2013. 

It is the largest jewellery exhibition ever seen in Australia and was originally created to celebrate the 2011 centenary of International Women’s Day.
The exhibition is an artisan travelling exhibition, toured by Museum & Gallery Services Queensland.

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor relates to an old nursery rhyme sung by little girls to predict the profession of their future husband. ‘Not in their wildest dreams could they have imagined that all the professions recited, from priest to lawyers, would one day be occupations for women.’[1]

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor celebrates the professional achievements of 100 Australian women through the creation of 100 brooches, crafted by 100 of Australia’s finest female jewellers. The women featured were chosen by Dr Dorothy Erickson, an eminent jeweller and history enthusiast and their achievements are in every field imaginable – from tinker to tailor; bishop to soldier; bullocky to lawyer. Amongst the famous women included are Saint Mary Mackillop, Cecilia May Gibbs, Miles Franklin and Kylie Kwong.

The exhibition will run from 26 October - 15 December 2013. Don’t miss out on your only chance to see this exhibition in Sydney!

You are welcome to join us for the official opening on
Friday 25 October 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start. 
Please RSVP to (02) 9330 6444 or museumgallery@hurstville.nsw.gov.au

[1] Erickson, Dorothy: What wonderful women, in: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor: 100 Women, 100 Brooches, 100 Stories, artisan, Fortitude Valley, Queensland, 2011, p. 1. 

Friday, October 18, 2013

DVDs Coming Soon

Below are some new DVDs that will be available for loan soon.Reserve one now!

Still Mine - Official selection for Toronto Film Festival 2013.  James Cromwell winner for Best Actor at the Canadian Screen Awards 2013
The Page Turner - Festival De Cannes Official Selection 2006
The Hunt - Mads Mikkelsen winner for Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival 2012
The Tall Man - starring Jessica Biel
Changi - Australian TV mini series
Anthony Callea: Live In Concert - performs songs from his first album including The Prayer and Bridge Over Troubled Water

Fat As Butter Festival & Free Music CDs

The Fat As Butter Festival is on Saturday 26 October on The Foreshore, Newcastle. Can't make it to Newcastle? Hurstville Library has some great albums by bands appearing at the festival. Borrow them for free.

Halcyon Days - Glass Towers on order
To You - Battleships on order
Bombs Away - Scams on order
Think Bigger - Cosmo Jarvis on order
Audio Projectile - Dialectrix on order
Night Swim - Owl Eyes on order
Rubens - Rubens
Head of the Hawk/Company/Triple J's Hottest 100 Volume 19- Bluejuice
Harlequin Dream - Boy & Bear/  - on order
Circus In the Sky/Flowers In the Pavement/So Fresh Hits of Spring 2013 - Bliss n Eso
Controller - British India

You may also be interested in our free online music/music video collection.  All members of Hurstville City Library are entitled to three free downloads per week from Freegal.  Why pay for music and music video downloads when all your favourite Sony artists are available for free? For more information see one of our friendly staff at the information desk.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

25 Books You DON'T Need to Read Before You Die

It seems to be a fashion of the times to publish various lists relating to the X number of things you need to read/watch/visit before you die. In July a writer in the Sunday Telegraph decided to buck this trend and publish a list of the 25 books you don't need to read before you die.

While all this is a matter of individual taste, the list is printed in full below. And the good news is Hurstville Library holds all the titles included so you can read them for yourself and make up your own mind.

  1. Eucalyptus by Murray Bail
  2. Ulysses by James Joyce
  3. Cloudstreet by Tim Winton
  4. The Dice Man by Luke Rhinehart
  5. Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
  6. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
  7. The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas
  8. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
  9. One the Road by Jack Kerouac
  10. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
  11. Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
  12. Oscar &  Lucinda by Peter Carey
  13. My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Pocoult
  14. Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence
  15. We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
  16. 50 Shades of Grey by E.L. James
  17. Crime and Punishment by Fydor Dostoyevsky
  18. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
  19. Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
  20. Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
  21. Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl
  22. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
  23. The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Wesiberger
  24. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
  25. The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield