Library Lovers Day

Valentines Day is a time to spend with that special someone in your life. You could share a romantic dinner, walk hand in hand along the beach or  . . .

Give that special someone the flick and love your Library instead.

That's right, February 14th is Library Lovers Day and to celebrate, Sutherland Shire Libraries will be decked out with fabulous displays on authors we love and play host to events that celebrate loving your Library. Here's some of whats on:

Elisabeth Storrs - Author Talk

Sydney author Elisabeth Storrs will be giving a free talk on her debut novel. The Wedding Shroud is a beautifully written and thoroughly researched novel on love, life and ancient culture in Italy.

Elisabeth Storrs has long had a passion for history, myths and legends of the ancient world. She graduated from the University of Sydney majoring in Arts (English) / Law and currently lives with her husband and two sons. The Wedding Shroud was researched and written over a period of 10 years. Elisabeth was inspired to write the novel after finding a photo of a 6th Century BC sarcophagus of a husband and wife. The image of the lovers remained with her prompting her to ponder questions about ancient cultural views of women, sensuality and fidelity. Discovering the answers to these questions led her to the decadent and mystical Etruscan civilisation and the little known story of war between Rome and Veii.

When: Monday 14th February 10.30am - 11.30am
Where: Cronulla Library
Cost: Free!
RSVP: Call 9523 4980

Introduction to Romance Writing

Unleash your inner Romeo and Juliet with the help of talented authors Annie West and Cathleen Ross in this exciting and intriguing romance writing workshop. Bring along a pen, notepad and an amorous imagination.  The workshop will cover:
  • What is a romance?
  • Constructing a hero? Participants can suggest what makes the 'perfect man'
  • Conflict in romance
  • How to start a romance novel - the importance of the hook
  • Participants will write a hook for a romance novel and gain feedback from other participants
Afternoon tea will be provided and bookings are essential, so secure your spot today.

When: Monday 14th February 2pm - 3.30pm
Where: Miranda Library
Cost: $5.00 (sorry no refunds)
Bookings: Call 9524 8217

Library Lovers Day Raffle

To celebrate this fun filled day, all Sutherland Shire Libraries will be holding a free raffle. You can win a great gift basket to share with your loved one . . . or keep it all to yourself. To enter the draw just fill out a ticket at any Sutherland Shire Library. Winners will be drawn on Monday February 14th. Good luck!

So now there's no excuse to stay home on Valentines Day. Come to the Library, get inspired and discover a new love.

Happy Library Lovers Day!