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Our author events, in collaboration with the NSW Public Libraries Association, give you the chance to hear from the authors of the latest books to arrive on our shelves. More coming up soon!
On Thursday 10 June at 6.30pm, Hugh Mackay will talk about his book, The Kindness Revolution, in conversation with Ailsa Piper from Double Bay Library with the support of NSW Public Libraries Association.
Absorbing, wise and inspiring, The Kindness Revolution captures the essence of Mackay's life's work as social psychologist and researcher. Written for our times, this truly remarkable book shows how crises and catastrophes often turn out to be the making of us and explains why radical kindness is the key to healing. To quote from the book's opening chapter: 'To be kind – always and to everyone – is to be fully, gloriously human, and every act of kindness is one more step towards a better society.' Book your place now!
On Thursday 13 May at
1.00pm, Meredith Burgmann and Nadia Wheatley
talk about their book, Radicals: Remembering the Sixties, in conversation with Melinda McNaughton from Wollondilly
Library with the support of NSW Public Libraries Association.
The Sixties – an
era of protest, free love, civil disobedience, duffel coats, flower power,
giant afros and desert boots, all recorded on grainy black and white film
footage – marked a turning point for change. Radicals found their voices and
used them. While the initial trigger for protest was opposition to the Vietnam
War, this anger quickly escalated to include Aboriginal Land Rights, Women’s
Liberation, Gay Liberation, Apartheid, Student Power and ‘workers control’. In
'Radicals', some of the people doing the changing – including David Marr, Margret
RoadKnight, Gary Foley, Jozefa Sobski and Geoffrey Robertson – reflect on how
the decade changed them and Australian society forever. Book your place now!