Free Online Tutoring for Sutherland Shire Library members

Are you back to school, or studying for your HSC and need homework help?
Did you know that the Library subscribes to Your Tutor Online tutoring service?

This service connects students with expert tutors for live one-on-one tutoring sessions in virtual classrooms. The tutors can help students from years 4-12 in Maths, Science, English, Study skills and Assignment research. They are available from 4pm - 8pm Monday to Friday and Sutherland Shire Library members can access the service from home or in the Library.

So get a head start on that school assignment or get help with some of those difficult subjects and try Your Tutor today!

Graphic Novels @ your Library

Do you like graphic novels, manga or anime?
Did you know the Library has a great collection of graphic novels for both adults and kids?
Come along and read some of your favourites including Sin City, X-Men and Batman. If you're interested in learning to draw manga or anime, the Library has a range of books that will help you get started or perfect your skills.
Can't get enough?
Check out these upcoming events in Sydney celebrating all things manga and anime. Smash is held on 7th August at Sydney Town Hall while Graphic is held on 7th and 8th August at Sydney Opera House.

Prime Minister's Literary Awards 2010 Shortlists announced

Arts Minister Peter Garrett has named the 29 titles that have made this year's Prime Minister's Literary Awards Shorlists. For the first time this year, there is a Children's Fiction and Young Adult's Fiction category in addition to Fiction and Non-Fiction.

So why not have a read of some of these great titles and tell us what you think:


Summertime by J. M. Coetzee
The Book of Emmett by Deborah Forster
The Lakewoman by Alan Gould
Dog Boy by Eva Hornung
Ransom by David Malouf
Lovesong by Alex Miller
As the Earth turns Silver by Alison Wong

Young Adult Fiction

Stolen by Lucy Christopher
The Winds of Heaven by Judith Clarke
Confessions of a Liar, Thief and Failed Sex God by Bill Condon
The Museum of Mary Child by Cassandra Golds
Swerve by Phillip Gwynne
Jarvis 24 by David Metzenthen
Beatle meets Destiny by Gabrielle Williams


The Water Dreamers: The Remarkable History of our Dry Continent by Michael Cathcart
Strange Places: A Memoir of Mental Illness by Will Elliott
The Colony: A History of Early Sydney by Grace Karskens
The Life and Death of Democracy by John Keane
The Blue Plateau: A Lanscape Memoir by Mark Tredinnick
The Ghost at the Wedding by Shirley Walker

Children's Fiction

Cicada Summer by Kate Constable
The Terrible Plop by Ursula Dubosarsky and illustrator Andrew Joyner
Just Macbeth by Andy Griffiths and illustrator Terry Denton
Mr Chicken goes to Paris by Leigh Hobbs
Running with the Horses by Alison Lester
Star Jumps by Lorraine Marwood
Mannie and the Long Brave Day by Martine Murray and illustrator Sally Rippin
Tensy Farlow and the Home for Mislaid Children by Jen Storer
Harry and Hopper by Margaret Wild and illustrator Freya Blackwood

Knitting for young and old @ Engadine Library

The generation gap was temporarily closed at Engadine library when old met with very young to pass on the ancient art of knitting. Our school holiday activity 'Knitting for Beginners' brought together ladies from the Engadine Library Knitting Group to oversee and help show our younger patrons how to knit. Clicking needles, patience, enthusiasm and loads of concentration resulted in an enjoyable and rewardable time. Perhaps this wonderful skill will contine to thrive.

For any knitters or would-be knitters, Engadine, Cronulla and Sylvania Libraries host monthly informal knitting groups. All welcome!

Engadine Library
1st Tuesday of each month
10.30am-12 noon

Cronulla Library
2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month
1.30pm -3.00pm

Sylvania Library
2nd Friday of each month
10.30am-12.00 noon

Read Newspapers and Magazines on your mobile phone!

Do you have Internet access on your mobile phone?
Do you like reading newspapers, magazines or journals?
Then why not try Ebscomobile and access all your favourite publications wherever you are!

The Library subscribes to thousands of electronic newspaper, journal and magazine titles via Ebscohost databases including the Australian Women's Weekly, Wheel's Magazine and the Sydney Morning Herald.

Ebsco has recently launched this mobile friendly interface allowing you to search and read articles direct from your smartphone.

So why not try it. Get started by visiting the Ebsco Mobile site and entering your Library card number.

Betty Bird - Art and Prints on display at Sutherland Library

'I still find time for printmaking and painting , but my chief passion these days is paper, both handmade and commercially produced, which I use as a medium to create "something different" either a framed wall piece, or something 3D."

Betty Bird is a talented local artist, paper and printmaker.

Come to Sutherland Library during July and August and see some of Betty's works.

The works are displayed in the lounge area of Sutherland Library.
NAIDOC WEEK 4 - 11 JULY, 2010
To celebrate NAIDOC Week Sutherland Library has selected books from the collection written by Aboriginal and Islander authors.

These books will be on display in Sutherland Library to make it easy for you to choose to read an Aboriginal author during NAIDOC WEEK.

Four DVDs have been added to our collection just in time for NAIDOC Week.
Indigenous Short Films from the Deadly Yarns series 1, 2, 3 and 4.

This is also a good opportunity to introduce yourself to the performance poetry of Romaine Moreton

The theme for this year's NAIDOC Week is Unsung heroes : closing the gap by leading their way.

Here is a list of works by Aboriginal authors selected from the Sutherland Shire Libraries collection for NAIDOC Week 2010

Aboriginal rules
The Coolbaroo Club
Deadly yarns. Short films 1, 2, 3, 4
5 seasons
Liyarn Ngarn
Land of the little kings
A walk with words / Romaine Moreton

Manhattan Dreaming / Anita Heiss
Bloke / Bruce Pascoe
Carpentaria / Alexis Wright
Butterfly song / Terri Janke
Not meeting Mr Right/ Anita Heiss
Avoiding Mr Right / Anita Heiss
Every Secret Thing / Marie Munkara
Legacy / Larissa Behrendt
Caprice: a stockman's daughter / Doris Pilkington
Under the Wintamara tree / Doris Pilkington
Follow the rabbit proof fence / Doris Pilkington

Young Adult Fiction
Njunjul the sun / McDonald and Pryor
Who am I? The diary of Mary Talence / Anita Heiss

Hey mum, what's a half caste? / Lorraine McGee-Sippel
Speaking from the heart /
Many lifetimes / Audrey Evans
Isabel Flick
The N word / Stephen Hagan
Memoirs from the corner country/ Harold Hunt
Last truck out / Betty Lockyer
Nova: my story / Nova Peris
My Ngarrindjeri calling / Doreen Kartinyeri
The Mish / Robert Lowe
Once in Broome / Sally Bin Demin
My place / Sally Morgan
Shadow Lines / Stephen Kinnane

Non Fiction
Singing the coast / Margaret Somerville and Tony Perkins
Indigenous peoples / Larissa Behrendt
Resolving Indigenous disputes / Larissa Behrendt, Loretta Kelly
My people's dreaming : an Aboriginal elder speaks on life, land, spirit and forgiveness /Max Dulumunmun Harrison ; featuring photographs and recordings by Peter McConchie.
.............The ABC's Message Stick Program features a video of Uncle Max

Children's collection
Yirra and her deadly dog demon / Anita Heiss
Flytrap / Meme MacDonald & Boori Pryor
Curly saves grandma's house / Sally Morgan...
Born to run: my story / Cathy Freeman
Dharawal: the story of the Dharawal speaking people.../Les Bursill...