Friday, June 27, 2014

Lex Marinos at Hurstville Library

Join well known actor Lex Marinos at Hurstville Library when he introduces his recently published book, Blood and Circuses An Irresponsible Memoir.
Best known for his role as Bruno Bertolucci in Kingswood Country, in his early years on TV, and more recently for his powerful performance as the majestic patriarch, Manolis, in The Slap , Lex Marinos' career has been a 40-journey of survival in the entertainment business.
His memoir, is a vivid account of a life lived to the full. Growing up as a young Greek Australian boy,whose family were members of the 'milk bar aristocracy' in Wagga Wagga, Lex dream't of making his life in the theatre.
As expected of a memoir describing the wild days of the 70s cultural revolution, sex, drugs and rock and roll just had to be involved. Lex also takes us back to the hippie era of university, heady nights working on radio Double J, precarious road-trips around Australia in travelling theatre groups and happy memories as a sports commentator.
Lex is also a director, a writer on the arts and culture diversity in Australia, and an all round media personality .
Hurstville Library
cnr Queens Rd and Dora St, Hurstville
Tuesday 15 July, 2014 @ 7.00pm
Bookings essential: 9330 6142 or online here.
Free event
Book available for sale and signing.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Worldcup News: get all the background you need from Australian FourFourTwo, Hurstville Library's online Magazine of the Month!

Keep up with #worldcup news, commentary and interviews by checking out the online Magazine of the Month for June, AustralianFourFourTwo soccer magazine!

This month features interviews with top players like Cristian Ronaldo, and Socceroos player commentary.

Download the magazine FREE from Zinio, simply by visiting our eLibrary.

 To begin, create a personal account, log in with your email and password, and have your library card pin handy.
For other highlights from our ebook and emagazine collections, check out our ‘Virtual reading room’ on Pinterest.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Author Carol Baxter, "the history detective", at Hurstville Library

Author Carol Baxter
Join Carol Baxter at Hurstville Library when she talks about her writing and introduces her latest book The Peculiar Case of the Electric Constable which tells the true story of John Tawell, the first "murderer" caught using the electric telegraph. The consequences of his apprehension and his sensational trial launched the Communication Revolution.
Thieves, murderers, adulterers and philanderers are just some of the real life rogues acclaimed author and genealogist Carol Baxter brings to life in her popular Australian histories. Although not fiction, many reviewers and readers have commented that her books are, "as gripping as thrillers". 
With an extensive background in genealogical research, Carol ventured into the area of popular history writing when she discovered the delicious story of a pivotal sex-scandal in colonial New South Wales, leading to her first book. An Irresistible Temptation in 2004, followed by Breaking the Bank: An Extraordinary Colonial Robbery and Captain Thunderbolt and his Lady: the true story of bushrangers Frederick Ward and Mary Ann Bugg. 

Carol is a Fellow of the Society of Australian Genealogists and an adjunct lecturer at the University of New England.
cnr Queens Rd & Dora St, Hurstville
Thursday 26 June @ 7.00pm
Bookings: Online at the library website or 9330 6142