Sydney Puppet Theatre at library

This week’s New Materials display includes a bit of everything. There’s a set of four Clint Eastwood DVDs including “Play Misty for Me” and “Coogan’s Bluff”. “The Legend of Ben Hall” DVD is on order, it wasn’t available locally.

Alex Winnell and Vicki Walsh have produced a CD with a range of C & W songs including “Ballad of Weddin Mountain” by local song-writer Robyn Murphy.

Audio books? There’s three new romantic sagas by Anna Jacobs, Gilly Stewart and Nicholas Sparks. New adult fiction includes the latest titles by Sara Foster, Paul Hawkins and David Baldacci. Almost all the shortlisted books for this year’s Australian Children’s Book of the Year Awards were ordered last week.  Next week is Library Week and our special guests are Sue and Steve from the Sydney Puppet Theatre who will be performing at the SRC Awards Afternoon Tea on Monday afternoon (invitation only) and for Shire school children on the Tuesday morning. A puppet-making workshop will be held in the afternoon (fully booked). Sue and Steve perform around the world and we are fortunate that they can come to Grenfell.

And yes, it’s true. The librarian is heading "out to pasture" at the end of July. To assist her successor the project for the next couple of months - or one of them! - is to make sure all borrowers have a functioning library card on hand. Please be sure you have your library card, if you can't find it, please tell the librarian. 

Our SRC reviewer this week is Brett Knight who wrote about “Mammoth Academy” by Thomas Neal Layton. “It is the first year for Oscar and his sister, Arabella, at the Mammoth Academy. Oscar does not like schoolwork but prefers being outdoors learning sports and becoming best friends with Fox. Things are going well but then the cook’s oranges are stolen and mammoths are fond of oranges!

“Not long after Oscar finds some mysterious tracks. The thing that made the mysterious tracks has two feet. Is it the dangerous creature called Human and did they steal the oranges? I like the heroes Oscar and Fox in this book because they make me laugh as they save the day.”

JPB LAY Neal Layton  Mammoth Academy London: Hodder, 2006