Indyreads partnership with State Library
The library is thrilled to announce a new partnership with the State Library of NSW that gives our members free access to thousands of new Australian and international titles. Indyreads is an exciting new eBook/eAudio platform with an emphasis on; Australian content; material from small to medium independent publishers; titles in languages other than English; classics; modern award winners; science books published by the CSIRO; digitised material from public library local studies collections and local historical societies; and curated selections of the best examples of self-published titles. To sign-in, search for Mid-Western Regional Council Library and enter your library barcode number and password (day/month of birth, e.g. 1203 for 12 March). Access Indyreads at indyreads.libraries.nsw.gov.au/opac/
National Simultaneous Storytime
National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) is back for its 20th year. Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is read simultaneously around the country. Join us for a virtual event on Story Box Library on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 11am and watch Emma Watkins from The Wiggles read this year's NSS book, 'Whitney and Britney Chicken Divas', with a guest appearance from creator Lucinda Gifford and real-life chickenettes. Head to storyboxlibrary.com.au. Also be sure to keep an eye on our Facebook page for more fun activities, crafts and a storytelling video of our own in the lead up to the main event.
Law Week reading
It's Law Week, which is held every year in May to promote community awareness and understanding of the law, the legal system and the legal profession. For Law Week 2020, check out these free and useful books, websites and resources to help you learn more about the law legalanswers.sl.nsw.gov.au/news/find-out-about-law-during-law-week
Library and Information Week
Library and Information Week is held during the last week of May each year. We will be celebrating next week by giving away some colourful handmade pom-pom bookmarks. Head on over to our Facebook page or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and tell us what you love most about our Library for your chance to win.
Smart Research for HSC Students
For anyone doing their HSC, the State Library of NSW will be running a series of free online workshops via Zoom called Smart Research for HSC Students. Topics covered include; Finding the right sources online, May 21 (4.30-5pm); Getting better results from your searches, May 28 (4.30-5pm); Better searching with online resources, June 4 (4.30-5pm); Citing your work and avoiding plagiarism, June 11 (4.30-5pm); Essential library resources for your research and study, June 18 (4.30-5pm). Still go ahead and register even if you are unable to attend a live session as a recorded version will be made available afterwards.
Good Reading Magazine
The May issue of Good Reading Magazine is here. In this issue of Good Reading dive deep into James Bradley's 'Ghost Species'. Find out how husband/wife team Fiona Harris and Mike McLeish worked together on their debut novel 'The Drop Off' and read an interview with Tom Keneally on his latest novel 'The Dickens Boy'. Sarah Vaughan tells us about her thriller 'Little Disasters' and learn about the inspiration behind Kimberley Starr's new novel 'Torched'. There is a great tasty new winter recipe from Tiffany Hall's 'Snack Power' that is perfect for all home bakers. Good Reading has also compiled the best books if you need a good laugh, and who doesn't right now. As always check out the independent book reviews for the latest releases and fabulous books you could win this month. Read online at digital.goodreadingmagazine.com.au/.
Happy reading, until the next chapter...