2012 will see a whole range of amazing, fun reading activities taking place around Australia and online, so people of all ages, from different backgrounds, can discover and rediscover the joy of reading.
Australian libraries and library associations are supporting a campaign to turn 2012 into the National Year of Reading, linking together all the great things that are already happening around books, reading and literacy, and giving them an extra boost with inspirational programs and events taking place across the country.
Many events and activities are planned for 2012. A few of these include:
- It’s never too late … to learn to read. An adult learners’ week short story writing competiton.
- One country reading. The search for eight books to define the Australian experience.
- Creative reading prize. For teens, we will be running the National Year of Reading Creative Reading prize.
- Australia’s first Children’s Laureate. This December Australia will name its very first Chidren’s Literature Laureate!
Have a sneak peek at what NYOR 2012 is all about.
|Storm season is fast approaching! Come to an information session where a speaker from the Logan City Council Disaster Management Unit will provide information on how you can prepare for emergencies or disasters.|
|Where: Logan Central Library
When: Thursday, 3 November 2011, 10:30 AM
|Where: Logan North Library
When: Tuesday, 8 November 2011, 6:00 PM
Logan Hyperdome is hosting a Music Month in October. There will be music themed activities happening every day at the library. Consult the events calendar for specific events and come along and join in the fun.
We have a musician coming on October 15 at 1:30 pm and plenty of spaces left to fill. At that session there will be a world premiere of the work of Robert Burrell called “An Ear to Hear” (see details below)
Karen Lonsdale is a professional flautist who has performed regularly as Principal Flute of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. She is a graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University and the Hochschule for Music in Munich, Germany. Her research on injury prevention and management for flute players is known internationally, and she has presented on this topic at several Australian and American flute and performing arts medicine conferences. Karen is on the teaching staff at Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. Please join us as Karen chats about herself and her music, and demonstrates her talents on the flute.
On 15 October, at the Logan Hyperdome Library, Karen Lonsdale will be giving the world premiere of the work of Robert Burrell for solo flute and ’soundscape’ called ‘An Ear to Hear’. The soundscape is a recording of forest birds that accompanies the flute solo.
Sci-Fi and Fantasy month is over for another year!
At the end of August we drew the winners of our Colouring-in and Find WALL-E competitions, as well as the lucky draw prize for the month.
These are our very happy winners!
For the Space Colouring-in Competition, Lucille Heath won in the 0-4 years category, Naadirah Seedat in the 5-8 years category, and Zainah Meman in the 9+ category.
For the Find Wall-E Competition, Jelena McCulloch won in the 0-4 years category, Josiah Pfeiffer in the 5-8 years category, and Daniel Robinson in the 9+ category.
The Monthly Prize Draw Winner, who went home with a Harry Potter lunch box signed by Draco Malfoy (as well as an Optimash Prime Mr. Potato Head) was Courtney Hose.
Congratulations to all our winners.
Zombies, space warriors and aliens take over Logan North Library with a Sci-Phonic Symphony, craft sessions, book signings and more.
Pop in to meet chart-topping sci-fi and fantasy authors and see some amazing sci-fi costumes.
Join the grand finale on Saturday August 27 with the Brisbane Youth Orchestra striking up the Sci-Fi movie Themes.
August is Sci-Fi Month in Logan