Logan Central Library
In May every year, libraries and information services throughout Australia showcase their many and varied resources and services through different programs and events targeted to a cross-section of the community.
Library and Information Week aims to raise the profile of libraries and information service professionals in Australia and will be held from 20 – 26 May 2012. We are delighted to announce that the 2012 Library and Information Week theme is Think Outside the Book. For more information visit the Australian Library & Information Association (ALIA).
Logan Libraries have included the following events at our branches for for Library and Information Week:
Step out with Shakespeare: Beenleigh Library is holding a Shakespearean literary event where patrons can immerse themselves with readings. Prizes can won. Bookings essential.
History of your house: did you ever wish to discover the history of your house? Join our local studies librarian as he shows you how. Bookings essential.
Johnny Marsh adventures: escape with sci-fi and horror author Kev Webb and illustrator Anthony Putty at Logan Central library. They will share their journey with the exciting Johnny Marsh adventure series that is full of supernatural beings, hideously gory events and plenty of action. Bookings essential.
Investigating eBooks: are you interested in eBooks but unsure if they are for you? This informative session will examine eReaders and eBooks, and how you can access these through your local library. Bookings essential.
Match the book titles competition: to celebrate Information Week, Logan North Library is holding a match-the-book-titles competition for both children and adults. Entries are available from Logan North Library. Bookings essential.
171 Club – discover Europe: Inspired by Michael Palin’s series “New Europe”, come on a journey of discovery from Estonia to Bulgaria. Bookings essential.
Make your own library bag: In celebration of Library and Information Week, Marsden Library invites you to make your very own colourful library bag. Let your creative juices flow! Bookings essential.
Celebrity chef Alison Taafe and Masterchef contestant Danielle Dixon gave a cooking demonstration with a difference at Logan Central Library on Thursday 22 March.
Author of Fun, fast and fabulous food and Leftovers magic, Alison is passionate about the role of good food in a healthy life.
With a culinary career which has taken her from her native Kent in the UK to France, New York and Washington, Alison has created dishes for Queen Elizabeth, movie stars and presidents.
Alison was joined by her apprentice chef, Danielle Dixon. A finalist in the 2011 MasterChef series, Danielle secured a part-time apprenticeship with Alison after her stint on the television cooking show.
The demonstration was part of Logan Central Library’s Health and Harmony month. Alison demonstrated three easy and healthy recipes.
This special event was held in conjunction with Tasty Fresh Community Catering, a social enterprise of the Logan Women’s Health & Wellbeing Centre.
Take a peek at the Healthy & Harmonious Celebrity Chef Cooking Demonstration video. Enjoy!
March is Health and Harmony Month at Logan Central Library, featuring free events for all ages. Have fun whilst learning practical and new skills focusing on physical, mental and financial health. Many of the events are hosted by local community and government organisations.
The highlight of the month: Celebrity Chef cooking demonstration – Alison Taafe and Danielle Dixon will cook up a storm in recognition of Harmony Day. This special event held in conjunction with Tasty Fresh Community Catering.
Full list of events and activities is available in the events calendar. Bookings essential for all events.
The Reading for Reconciliation Book Club is a free book club that meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at Logan Central Library.
This book club is committed to raising awareness of the shared history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
The group does this by reading texts written by or which present the views of Indigenous Australians.
It is also an important way for people to learn about the oral history of the indigenous culture – whether indigenous or not.
|2013 DATES & TITLES||
|Month for discussion||Title & Author|
|19 February||Am I black enough for you by Anita Heiss|
|19 March||The boundary by Nicole Watson|
|16 April||Grace beside me by Sue McPherson|
|21 May||Bittersweet journey by Ruth Hegarty|
|18 June||Cockatoo: my life in Cape York by Roy McIvor|
|16 July||My people by Oodgeroo Noonuccal|
|20 August||The biggest estate on earth by Bill Gammage|
|17 September||Smoke encrypted whispers by Samuel Wagan Watson|
|15 October||Edward Koiki Mabo: his life and struggle for land rights by Noel Loos and Eddie Mabo|
|19 November||Mullumbimby by Melissa Lucashenko (published 2013)|
There will be a number of copies of all of the books that will be read and these will be available for borrowing if you have a library card with Logan Libraries.
Please contact Logan Central Library for further information or bookings: 3412 4100.
Yarning with our Mob
Join us for a special storytime family event celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Sessions presented by the Logan District Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation for Elders.
Logan Central Library
Sat 16 Feb – The Apology Celebration
Sat 16 Mar – Bush Tucker
Sat 20 April – Memory Boxes
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