25 September 2023

Libraries unveil grand August plans

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Canberra’s libraries are to focus on Australian authors, science, photography, and political cartoons and caricatures during the month of August.

Executive Branch Manager for Libraries ACT, Vanessa Little said there would be something special for both adults and children.

“We’re thrilled to be hosting photographer, Steve Parish (pictured) for three talks,” Ms Little said.

“Steve will be at Woden Library on 17, 18 and 19 August giving a different talk each day.

“He’ll discuss expressing your creativity through photography, photographing Australia’s wild places, choosing software and how to share your work on and off line.”

She said Australian author, Joy Rhoades would be at Gungahlin Library on 21 August to discuss her new novel The Burnt Country.

“It is an enthralling story of integrity, resilience and resistance set in post-World War II rural NSW. The story follows a young woman working to save her farm, keep her family together and protect the man she loves,” Ms Little said.

“From 17 to 23 August, readers around Australia are celebrating Children’s Book Week,” she said.

As part of this celebration, children’s author, Angela Ball will be at Civic Library to launch her new book ABC the ACT.”

The launch will be on 21 August.

“To celebrate National Science Week, we have Graham Walker with his Science Shenanigans,” Ms Little said.

His show for children aged eight-to-12 is full of classic experiments and new science stuff from his garage lab,” she said.

“Dr Walker will be at Woden library on 11 August and Gungahlin Library on 17 August.”

She said Self-government: Political Cartoon and Caricature would be discussed at the ACT Heritage Library on 31 August with Andrew Hore from Funnyworks Oz.

The Libraries’ 20-page directory What’s On for August can be accessed at this PS News link.

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