Australia Reads

Australia Reads
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Celebrate reading this September with Australia Reads and CB City Libraries!

Get involved in Australia's Reading Hour and join us on Tuesday 14 September as we celebrate this year's theme of 'Stories that Matter'.

Together We Read

Website Australia Reads Scrublands Cover 2.pngWednesday 1 - 15 September                     

Join us for two weeks from Wednesday 1 September as we read  Scrublands  by Chris Hammer together, using the Libby app.  Then join us to discuss the book later in the month--see below for details.

Set in a fictional Riverina town at the height of a devastating drought, Scrublands  is one of the most powerful, compelling and original crime novels to be written in Australia and won the 2019 CWA Dagger New Blood Award for Best First Crime Novel.

Haven't used Libby before? That's OK, it's easy! Download it today from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, then select Canterbury-Bankstown Libraries, and add your Library card number and PIN (your PIN is your six digit date of birth ddmmyy).

Find out more about Libby and our other eReading apps at our eLibrary.

Aussie Authors in Conversation

Thursday 9 September, 12.30pm        

We will be joining the NSW Public Library Association as they host a conversation between author Tom Keneally and a local librarian. His new novel, Corporal Hitler's Pistol, is set in Kempsey NSW, a town he knows well. The book tells a compelling story of the interactions and relationships between black and white Australians, in early 20th century Australia. 

Book your spot today.

Book Chat: Stories that Matter

Tuesday 14 September, 7pm         

Join us online to discover the stories of our families, friends and communities that are uniquely our own. Read true stories, biographies and memoirs of famous and lesser known people, and see new ways for us to relate with common themes and different perspectives. Bring along your suggestions and hear some new ones as we discuss why this reading genre has always been so important and popular.

Contact us to receive a Zoom link to join us.

Aussie Authors in Conversation

Wednesday 15 September, 6.30pm  

Come on a journey with us as Matt Murphy talks to a local librarian about his book Rum: A Distilled History of Colonial Australia. Brimming with detailed research and irreverent character sketches, Rum looks at the lengths people go to get their hands on 'it'. This is an enjoyable read for Australian history lovers.

Book your spot today.


Conversations: Together We Read

Thursday 30 September, 6.30pm          

Take part in engaging conversations, or just listen in, as we do a deep dive into the themes explored in our 'Together We Read' book, Scrublands, by Chris Hammer.  

Contact us to receive a Zoom link to join us.



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