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  • Events at the Library

baby yoga 125 x 125 Baby Yoga Workshop

 Wednesday 16 November - 9.30am - 10.30am

Attend a Baby Yoga Workshop at the Mundijong Public Library with experienced yoga teacher Sylvana Miller to learn gentle yoga moves you can do with your baby. This session is suitable for babies 10 weeks to 8 months (pre-crawlers). This is a free event and places are limited so book in early on 9526 1133 or .

125 x 125 kitchen waste Cutting Kitchen Waste Workshop - with Switch Your Thinking

 Wednesday 23 November - 10.30am to 11.30am

Australians throw away four million tonnes of food every year. When you discard food, you are also discarding all of the water, fertiliser, fuel and energy that were used to get that food to your plate. By switching a few habits you can make a big difference to your emissions and your household budget. Come to this workshop at the Mundijong Public Library and learn how to cut your waste! It's a free event so book in early on 9526 1133 or .

Special StoryTime Session 125 x 125 Special Story Time Session

 Monday 28 November - 10am to 10.30am

Come along to a special “Summer” story time session with local brigade volunteer member Ross Cooper. Ross is a long-time volunteer fire fighter and will be visiting the Library dressed in his fire fighter uniform and will bring a fire truck! Suitable for children aged 2-5. Bookings required 9526 1133 or .

125 x 125 Energy Energy Effciency Workshop - with Switch Your Thinking

 Wednesday 30 November - 10.30am to 11.30am

Learn how to save energy in the home by being energy efficient. This workshop is free and special guest Switch Your Thinking will take you through the sustainability audit kit, available for loan from the Library. Bookings required 9526 1133 or .


  • New Library Items for Loan

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A Dream of Ice 69 x 110 A Dream of Ice

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Anderson, Gillian and Rovin, Jeff (2015)

From Gillian Anderson, star of the X-Files, and New York Times bestselling coauthor Jeff Rovin comes the second book in the thrilling paranormal series Earthend Saga that began with A Vision of Fire, which Marie Claire called “addictive!”

After uncovering a mystical link to the ancient civilization of Galderkhaan, child psychologist Caitlin O’Hara is left with strange new powers. Suddenly she can heal her young patients with her mind and see things from other places and other times. But as she learns more about her powers, she also realizes that someone is watching her, perhaps hunting her—and using her son to do it.

Meanwhile Mikel Jasso, a field agent for a mysterious research organization, is searching for Galderkhaani ruins in Antarctica. After falling down a crevasse, he discovers the entire city has been preserved under ice and that the mysterious stone artifacts he’s been collecting are not as primitive as he thought. As Mikel and Caitlin work to uncover the mysteries of the Galderkhaani, they realize that the person hunting Caitlin and the stones may be connected in ways they never knew possible.

“Fans of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child will find a lot to like” (Publishers Weekly) in the Earthend Saga, and this latest adventure is sure to leave you gasping for breath as Caitlin races against time to save what’s dearest to her heart.

The Midnight Watch 69 x 110 The Midnight Watch: A Novel of the Titanic and the Californian

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Dyer, David (2016)

As the Titanic and her passengers sank slowly into the Atlantic Ocean after striking an iceberg late in the evening of April 14, 1912, a nearby ship looked on. Second Officer Herbert Stone, in charge of the midnight watch on the SS Californian sitting idly a few miles north, saw the distress rockets that the Titanic fired. He alerted the captain, Stanley Lord, who was sleeping in the chartroom below, but Lord did not come to the bridge. Eight rockets were fired during the dark hours of the midnight watch, and eight rockets were ignored. The next morning, the Titanic was at the bottom of the sea and more than 1,500 people were dead. When they learned of the extent of the tragedy, Lord and Stone did everything they could to hide their role in the disaster, but pursued by newspapermen, lawyers, and political leaders in America and England, their terrible secret was eventually revealed. The Midnight Watch is a fictional telling of what may have occurred that night on the SS Californian, and the resulting desperation of Officer Stone and Captain Lord in the aftermath of their inaction.

Told not only from the perspective of the SS Californian crew, but also through the eyes of a family of third-class passengers who perished in the disaster, the narrative is drawn together by Steadman, a tenacious Boston journalist who does not rest until the truth is found. The Midnight Watch is a powerful and dramatic debut novel--the result of many years of research in Liverpool, London, New York, and Boston, and informed by the author's own experiences as a ship's officer and a lawyer.

Street Food Asia 69 x 110 Street Food Asia

☆☆☆☆

Nguyen, Luke (2016)

In Street Food Asia, join Luke Nguyen on a stroll through the heady, fragrant backstreets of Asia to discover street food at its very best. Pull up a stool for a bowl of pho in his beloved home city of Saigon, or explore a hawker stall in Kuala Lumpur. Soak up the coconut-infused air of Jakarta and immerse yourself in the smoke, heat and unmistakeable buzz of a Bangkok night market.

From main streets to back alleys, Luke shares his insider knowledge, venturing out with acclaimed photographer Alan Benson at dawn and late into the night to meet roaming street vendors and stallholders. Vibrant local personalities, colourful photographs and stories about the most unique dishes – Street Food Asia brings one of the world’s richest food traditions to life.

About the author:Luke Nguyen is a renowned Vietnamese-Australian chef, best known for his television series Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam, Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong and more recently Luke Nguyen’s France. Born in a Thai refugee camp after his parents escaped their homeland in Vietnam, Luke’s family made their way to Australia where Luke was raised in Cabramatta. His parents opened and ran a Vietnamese restaurant called Pho Cay Du and it was this familial passion for food that first ignited Luke’s interest in Vietnamese cooking. After learning the basics from his parents, Luke trained with a number of respected chefs before opening The Red Lantern restaurant. Since then, The Red Lantern has become one of Sydney’s most acclaimed Vietnamese restaurants. Luke has written six cookbooks: Secrets of the Red Lantern, Songs of Sapa, Indochine, Greater Mekong and The Food of Vietnam and Luke Nguyen's France.

Days Without Number 69 x 110 Days Without Number

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Goddard, Robert (2003)

Michael Paleologus, retired archaeologist and supposed descendant of the last Emperors of Byzantium, lives alone in a remote and rambling house in Cornwall. His son, Nicholas, is summoned to resolve a dispute which threatens to set his brothers and sisters against their aged and irascible father. An overly generous offer has been made for the house, but
Michael refuses to sell.

Only after the stalemate is tragically broken do Nick and his siblings discover why their father was bound at all costs to reject the offer. Their desperate efforts to conceal the truth drag them into a deadly conflict with an unseen enemy, who seems as determined to force them into a confrontation with their family’s past as he is to conceal his own identity.

Nick realizes that the only way to escape from the trap their persecutor has set for them is to hunt him down, wherever -- and whoever -- he may be. But the hunt involves excavating a terrible secret from their father’s past. And, once that secret is known, nothing will ever be the same again.


 

Mundijong Public Library Ukulele Group

Check out The Mundijong Public Library Ukulele group performing "You Are My Sunshine" a popular song recorded by Jimmie Davis in 1939.

  • The Mundijong Public Library Ukulele group performing "You Are My Sunshine"