Library News

The Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards are open for 2016. Isobel Marion Dorothea Mackellar (better known as Dorothea Mackellar), OBE was an Australian poet and fiction writer. Her poem My Country is widely known in Australia, especially its second stanza, which begins: “I love a sunburnt country/A land of sweeping plains/Of ragged mountain ranges/Of droughts and flooding rains”. The theme for 2016 is Waiting…Students can apply online at and get details about entry fees etc.  from the Library staff .



Entries are also coming in for the Bethany Reading Bingo; don’t forget to get reading and fill in your entry. Prizes to be won!

What’s On at Hurstville City Library

We all love to shop, even if it just window shopping; history shows it isn’t just a modern event to go Hurstville to do so. Go back in time and see the fashion and design of yesteryear with the exhibit Window Shopping on at Hurstville City Library until Sunday 19 June 2016. This photographic exhibition showcases the captivating window displays of Hurstville’s fondly remembered department store, Barter’s, providing a snapshot of shopping culture and fashions in the 20th century.  Barter’s was a three-storey building located on Forest Road, next to the entrance to the railway station and was one of the largest shops in Hurstville; it opened about 1921 closed in 1985.The exhibit is free and available to see in Gallery opening hours:

Tuesday to Saturday, 10.00am to 4.00pm, Sunday 2.00pm to 5.00pm, other times by appointment

Hurstville Museum & Gallery,

14 MacMahon Street, Hurstville.library2

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What’s on at Rockdale City Library

Rockdale Library is hosting a series of Dungeons & Dragons sessions for those interested in the fantasy genre. The core of Dungeons &Dragons is storytelling. You and your friends tell a story together, guiding your heroes through quests for treasure, battles with deadly foes, daring rescues, courtly intrigue, and much more.



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Mrs Karen Pentland

Teacher Librarian