Moreton Bay Regional Libraries COVID-19 updates and translated resources.
Learning the secrets of short story writing can sharpen your skills for the long form. This is an online workshop with author Lauren Daniels and a live Q&A with Carolyn Martinez of Hawkeye Publishing. Hosted on Zoom. Book now.
Did you miss our interviews with award-winning author Kate Kruimink and romance specialist Clare Connelly? Find them and more - including our popular Redcliffe cemetery tour - on The Library Channel.
Wondering what to read next? Finding the right book for your book club doesn't need to be a daunting task! The best place to start is the book club collection in the library catalogue.
Does your club meeting need a spring refresh? This story might give you some ideas, like keeping book choices under 300 pages and meeting in different locations. What works for your club?
It seems to have happened overnight, Val thought. How extraordinary. We've become a khaki town. It's March 1942. Singapore has fallen. Darwin has been bombed. Australia is on the brink of being invaded by the Imperial Japanese Forces. And Townsville publican Val Callahan could not be happier as she contemplates the fortune she's making from lonely soldiers. But while the American black GIs are enjoying the absence of segregation, the white GIs don't like it ...
An Air Force loadmaster in the Vietnam War is shot out of the sky, then saved. An artist inherits a hundred years of photographic portraits. A hard-partying undergraduate in the late 1980s electrocutes herself, dies and is sent back into life. A hearing- and speech-impaired scientist discovers that trees are communicating with one another. These people, each summoned in different ways by trees, are brought together in a last stand to save a virgin forest.
If you can't meet at home, try a digital book club! Our digital book club titles are available via BorrowBox as eBooks and eAudiobooks, and your members can all borrow the same title at the same time. New titles dropped each month. Download them to your computer or portable device and enjoy them anywhere, anytime. Questions? Ask one of our friendly library staff!
Looking for something to do? We love to hear your thoughts about the recent books you have read! Why don't you share a book review on our catalogue or Facebook page? It's a great way to recommend books for other people - or warn them off a bad read!
Just search your book on our catalogue and click on the title; you will see the Add a review button at the bottom. Click and type your review. You can even give the book a star rating!
This biography by Carmen Maria Machado is a confronting memoir exploring the complexities within an abusive same-sex relationship. Machado writes through a different narrative lens for each chapter, detailing her identity and her past experiences of abuse - including how her self-esteem and the lack of representation of queer domestic violence affected the time she was with "the woman from the dream house". I highly recommend this important memoir, both for its queer representation and Carmen’s beautiful writing, which left goosebumps on my skin. Emily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reserve it now.
Born into Helios’ Titan family, Circe is spurned by her divine family as she is semi mortal. Her grief and exclusion push her towards a life with mortals, which leads her to discover witchcraft and use it for love – and revenge. In punishment Zeus banishes her to the island of Aiaia, where alone and lonely, she discovers her deep connection to nature and her own strengths. In this beautiful retelling of the Circe myth, Madeline Miller pulls us into a tale of family betrayals, beautiful mortals and cursed monsters and forgiveness. A pleasure to read for history buffs and fantasy fans alike. Ula ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Order your copy.
Libraries are open for business and to celebrate, our library events have a new home!
We are phasing out our events on Eventbrite and instead, invite you to discover them - and register - on our website.
We are increasing the number of events in line with COVID-19 restrictions easing and we are also continuing our online programming, where you will find great interviews with authors, history talks and craft, rhyme and stories. If you missed any of our amazing sessions you can catch up on The Library Channel.
Don’t forget to Like us on Facebook and sign up to our What’s On eNewsletter for upcoming events.
Not a library member? No problems, you can join online here.