Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Download Jackie Thomas tracks for free

Click the link
 to view the Freegal May newsletter and check out new releases, chart toppers, downloads, top music videos and featured artist Jackie Thomas.
Download or stream tracks from Jackie's new album by using Hurstville Library's free music service.
Have your membership number and pin number ready to download your 3 free tracks or video each week.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Michael Jackson - free download Xscape

 XSCAPE is Michael Jackson's new album and is  now available for  free download from Freegal, our free online music collection. This is the second posthumous album of previously unreleased tracks and the eleveth album released since Jackson's death.
As a Hurstville Library member, you can download up to 3 songs per week for free.

Just go to the library website and click Download Music. Have your library card and pin handy to log in.

Once you are signed in you can search for your favourite artist,  albums and individual songs.
You can also stream up to 3 hours of music and save songs to your play list. If you are a Micheal Jackson fan check out "Thriller" and "Beat It".

The May newsletter from Freegal is due out soon and contains recent chart toppers, new releases, top music videos and more.  So keep watching this space.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Hurstville Discovery Writers Group presents, 'Frankly We're Writers' at Hurstville Library

Interested in creative writing? 
Want to hear some great new prose and poetry?
Want to discover the wealth of writing talent in the St George area? 
Then join the Hurstville Discovery Writers Group and their guests when they  showcase their latest works in an afternoon of readings at Hurstville Library.

Hurstville Library
cnr Queens Rd and Dora St, Hurstville
Tuesday 20 May, 1pm - 3pm
Refreshments provided
Gold coin donation
BOOKINGS: 9330 6142 or book online
Take the opportunity to find out more about this talented group who meet on the first Tuesday of the month at Hurstville Library. The HDWG welcomes all local writers to come along and share their work, pick up useful tips and advice in a friendly and supportive atmosphere
Discover more about the group and sample a selection of their writing on the HDWG blog

IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK: Stories from 14 MacMahon Street

Hurstville Museum & Gallery exhibition
18 January - 11 May 2014

Over the last few months, Hurstville Museum & Gallery celebrated its tenth anniversary of residing at 14 MacMahon Street with an exhibition about the history of our Tudor style building.

Since the house was built in 1929 it has been used for many different purposes, including a residence, doctor's practice, rugby club, theatre restaurant, function centre and gallery.

The exhibition featured memories of former tenants and members of the community, photographs and interesting objects that helped to uncover the many stories of the building.

"Wonderful hearing Granny's stories here come to life." 

Listen to Philippa describe the layout of her childhood home and other stories of 14 MacMahon Street.

"Beautifully presented - memory space. Loved the cake/ dripping pot/ costumes."

Images courtesy of Hurstville
City Library Museum & Gallery

"Thank you for upkeeping of our heritage."

Many of our Museum & Gallery visitors still have their own fond memories of 14 MacMahon Street and greatly enjoyed our exhibition and public programs.
Our most popular event was a series of High Teas at the Museum & Gallery and was kindly sponsored by The Gardens on Forest.

"Congrats! On a great job... Nothing was too much trouble. Thank you for a wonderful day!"

Images courtesy of Hurstville City Library Museum & Gallery 

For everyone who missed IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK, here is a 360° degree view of Hurstville City Library Museum & Gallery's exhibition.

The exhibition was proudly sponsored by

Monday, May 12, 2014






Graphic Novel Expo at Hurstville Library

Check out the latest DC, Marvel and indi graphic novels courtesy of Kings Comics.

Find out how to use Kickstarter to help fund the publication of your own graphic novel. It takes a lot of work, dedication and the ability to sell yourself, but Paul Caggegi, a Sydney artist who successfully funded the first print run of  his book, Pandeia: Book 1 through Kickstarter, will be sharing his experiences on the night.

Wednesday 21 May 2014
6.00pm - 8.00pm
Hurstville Library
Cnr Queens Road & Dora Street, Hurstville
Contact 9330 6142 or book here


Thursday, May 08, 2014

Sydney Writers' Festival and Hurstville Library present an evening with Bruce Lourie

Bruce Lourie
Be part of the Sydney Writers' Festival!
Hurstville Library, in partnership with the Sydney Writers' Festival, will host an evening with Canadian author and prominent environmentalist Bruce Lourie.
In news just to hand Bruce has been declared the winner of the 2014 Earth Day Canada Outstanding Commitment to the Environment Award!  This is regarded as a long overdue acknowledgment as Bruce enters his 25th year as a professional environmentalist. 
Bruce and co-author Rick Smith were a big hit at the 2010 SWF when they talked about the research they undertook (much of it on themselves) into the harm chemicals can have on our bodies and our environment. Their findings were the subject of their runaway best-seller Slow Death by Rubber Duck.

In Toxin Toxout  they went one step further to answer the question they were frequently asked afterwards, “How do I get this stuff out of my body?”  Renowned for presenting his and Rick's research findings in an amusing, easy to understand yet informative way, this evening with Bruce is a must for anyone interested in the effect harmful chemicals have on our health and environment.  Find out more here 

cnr Queens Rd & Dora St, Hurstville
Thursday 22 May 2014 @ 7pm
Free event bookings essential: 
9330 6142 or online
Book available for sale and signing
Light refreshments: 6.30pm

Monday, May 05, 2014


Stories from 14 MacMahon Street – Hurstville Museum & Gallery

In 2003 Hurstville City Council was looking for a new home for the St George Regional Museum, previously called The Centennial Bakery Museum. The museum, which included a large bakery item collection and historical artefacts from the Hurstville Historical Society, was outgrowing the small corner building on Forest Road and Bridge Street. 14 MacMahon Street became available after the Fanari Restaurant & Bar had closed and it seemed to be the perfect place for the museum!

The Mayor of Hurstville, Clr Vince Badalati officially opened the St George Regional Museum on Friday 6 February 2004. On display in the exhibition are the original pair of scissors to cut the red ribbon, which was spanned across the entrance.

Courtesy of Hurstville Library Museum & Gallery collection

Since 2004, 14 MacMahon Street has attracted over 110,000 visitors, more than 170 exhibitions and too many public programs to count.

Do you remember the exhibition Ned Kelly – Fact and Fiction’, a travelling exhibition by the National Museumof Australia, Canberra?
It was a very popular exhibition at the St George Regional Museum in 2007. 

Courtesy of Hurstville Library Museum & Gallery collection

These are just some of the stories of 14 MacMahon Street. Come and visit the multisensory exhibition IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK  to find out more about the building’s past.
Exhibition on show until Sunday 11 May 2014.

The exhibition is proudly sponsored by 

Author Talk: Pamela Cook at Penshurst Library for Library and Information Week 2014

Library and Information Week 2014 gets off to a great start when Penshurst Library welcomes guest author Pamela Cook. Pamela will give us a glimpse into the creative writing process and into her own journey from aspiring writer to successful published author of rural fiction. Her books Blackwattle Lake and the recently published Essie's Way are popular, contemporary stories in an Australian rural setting or in Pamela's own words,  "Australian fiction with a country heart". 
This morning will appeal to both keen readers of Australian fiction and to would-be writers looking for inspiration. Find out more about Pamela at her website 

Penshurst Branch Library
Monday 19 May, 2014 @ 11am
630 Forest Rd, Penshurst
Booking essential: 9330 6422 or online
Books available for sale and signing.