Julian Barnes - The Sense of an Ending
Sebastian Barry - On Canaan's Side
Carol Birch - Jamrach's Menagerie
Patrick deWitt - The Sisters Brothers
Esi Edugyan - Half Blood Blues
Yvette Edwards - A Cupboard Full of Coats
Alan Hollinghurst - The Stranger's Child
Stephen Kelman - Pigeon English
Patrick McGuinness - The Last Hundred Days
A.D. Miller - Snowdrops
Alison Pick - Far to Go
Jane Rogers - The Testament of Jessie Lamb
D.J. Taylor - Derby Day
Do you think the judges got it right so far? The shortlist will be announced Tuesday 6th September, followed by the announcement of the winning book on 18th October, 2011.
Shire libraries would like to invite those interested in joining this annual event for 2011, to meet with fellow knitters at either Sutherland Library or Cronulla Library On Friday, August 5th from 8am to 12pm.
For those not able to join us on the day, your skills are still needed! Completed squares or wraps can be dropped off until the end of August, 2011 at Sutherland Library and Cronulla Library.
Further information on the project and patterns for the squares is available at Wrap With Love.
Please bring along your own yarn and needles.
Hot chocolate, tea, coffee and baked goods will be provided for knitters on the day.
For more information, call Sutherland Library on 9710 0351.
How much more? If you would like to find out, head to Cronulla Library on Monday, August 1st at 6.00pm for an interesting and worthwhile evening of information on the Royal National Park and the wonderful (not to mention well-priced) activities you can do there.
Featuring guest speakers Michael Treanor - Manager for Royal National Park, NSW NPWS, and Ian Wells - Royal National Park specialist and founder of eco adventure company Royal Coast Walks.
This is a free session for anyone who enjoys the outdoors, loves nature or just feels like escaping for a couple of hours.
Did we mention that 2011 is the National Year of the Forest? Why not celebrate with us!
When: Monday, August 1st 6.00pm - 7.30pm
Where: Cronulla Library
Bookings are essential, please book online or call Cronulla Library on 9523 4980.
Refreshments will be provided on the night.
The creative staff at Sutherland Library have been busy again, putting up a fantastic new display in the foyer dedicated to the library's Facebook page! If you like your library, be sure to 'like' us on Facebook and receive regular updates on news, events, pics and interesting tidbits from the literary world.
Congratulations to the following winners:
The fiction prize was awarded to Traitor by Stephen Daisley.
The non fiction prize winner is The Hard Light of Day by Rod Moss.
The young adult fiction prize was presented to Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley.
The children' s fiction prize was received by Shake a Leg by Boori Monty Pryor and Jan Ormerod.
"Jenny's coffee house: after Yenni" by Eugenia Jenny Williams
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