Book Blog

It's Halloween - Family Fright Night, Real-Life Ghost Stories, and more!

Posted on Friday, October 5, 2012 - 16:30 by ADMIN_MANDM

The libraries get scary at the end of October. Hear author Karina Machado talk about the real-life stories of the paranormal in her books Spirit Sisters and Where Spirits Dwell, hear from Ghost Hunters International about how they investigate ghosts and the paranormal, bring the family along to a family fright night and a special bedtime storytime, and more. Just4Kids Spooky Craft Mill Park Library . . . more »

Mel's Mysteries

Posted on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 12:22 by Mel28

Just Take My Heart Mary Higgins Clark She’s called the Queen of Suspense for a reason, and MHC has delivered another ripper. Assistant prosecutor Emily Wallace has scored the assignment of her career - prosecuting Greg Aldrich, a New York theatrical agent accused of killing his wife, acclaimed stage actress Natalie Raines. Natalie was gunned down in her country home during the height of her . . . more »

Rockin' Reads

Posted on Monday, October 1, 2012 - 14:42 by Mel28

John Cynthia Lennon This memoir is completely gripping and possibly one of the best books written about John Lennon. There are anecdotes aplenty about the bespectacled one sitting at his piano at home and composing songs - amazing stuff! Everything about that man is fascinating and hearing it all from the perspective the woman who was married to him throughout the height of Beatlemania is . . . more »

Rockin' Reads

Posted on Monday, October 1, 2012 - 14:39 by Mel28

Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood Eric Burden The Animals emerged as one of London’s most popular groups in the swinging sixties and went on to conquer America as one of the forerunners of the British Invasion. Front-man Eric Burdon’s colourful memoir covers this fascinating period and beyond. Eric hangs with Hendrix at Woodstock, parties with Jim Morrison, does a stint in a German prison and . . . more »

Mel's Mysteries

Posted on Monday, October 1, 2012 - 14:35 by Mel28

You Belong to Me Mary Higgins Clark This is the Queen of Suspense at her creepy best, and a great place to start if you're new to her work. All the hallmarks of a classic Mary Higgins Clark novel are here; a strong female protagonist, a killer lurking in the shadows, a healthy dose of suspense and a dash of romance – all set against . . . more »

Rockin' Reads

Posted on Monday, October 1, 2012 - 14:30 by Mel28

Does the Noise in My Head Bother You? Steven Tyler Aerosmith's Demon of Screamin’ tells it like it is and holds nothing back, which is exactly what you’re looking for in this type of tell-all. He spills on backstage bickering and his antics with guitarist Joe Perry that led to the pair being dubbed the Toxic Twins. But the real surprise here is what an . . . more »

Mel's Mysteries

Posted on Monday, October 1, 2012 - 14:23 by Mel28

No Place Like Home Mary Higgins Clark Celia Nolan receives the shock of her life when her new husband presents her with a surprise birthday gift - a beautiful house in an upscale New Jersey suburb. The house itself is beautiful, architecturally designed and complete with horse and stable, but the only hitch is that this is the very house where, as a young child, . . . more »

Animal Masks

Posted on Monday, September 17, 2012 - 11:17 by waywardangel

Watsonia Library Thursday 27 September 10.30am-11.30am Create a mask of an animal from the jungle or farm. Bookings required. . . . more »

Jane's Reading Blog

Posted on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 21:16 by roverjane

Title: Cause of Death Series Title: Rina Martin Mystery Author: Jane A. Adams Life is looking up for Rina Martin, with the expected revival of her television career, but as her happy summer ends, storm clouds are on the horizon . In the Martin Household, change is afoot. Tim is now engaged and preparing to move out, and there is also news of the revival . . . more »

Emergency Art

Posted on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 15:30 by YPRLReadingLiteracy

Endless Black by Megan Burke is a short story that was written this weekend for Emergency Art as part of Winter in Banyule 2012. The girls walked to the tank at dusk. Ava snuck out, jumping over the fence and gave Buster a bone to keep him quiet; Jilly banged the front wire door shut behind her as she left. They met on the . . . more »

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