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Vital questions

It’s well known that libraries have evolved over the years; we’re not ‘just books’ now, but social and community hubs, with a wide range...

Tis the season to be reading

I’m pretty sure that the last time I blinked it was only January but here we are, another year almost at an end, and...

National Novel Writing Month

November is one of those months where not much happens. There’s no school holidays, Christmas panic has yet to kick in, and even the...

Battle of the Books – audio vs text

We’ve spoken before about ‘real’ books vs eBooks but there’s another highly volatile topic out there that sets reader against reader – is listening...

The history of fanfiction

When I speak to people about fanfiction, a lot of the time they dismiss it as being something that only angsty teenage girls read...

Down the rabbit hole: Bindoon Library’s new reading nook open!

“When I used to read fairy tales, I fancied that kind of thing never happened, and now here I am in the middle of...

Behind the Shelves: The Mothership

In Western Australia, Public Libraries are run by Local Governments, with many small Shires only having the one library (like us in Chittering), and...

Keep talking wordy to me…

It’s been a while since I did a column about awesome words and I’m sure you’ve missed them as much as I have. If...

Book Review – Bunker: Building for the End Times by Bradley...

I’m one of those people who are morbidly fascinated with all things disaster. From tsunamis, tornados, and nuclear war, to plagues, earthquakes, and meteor...

Fool me once…

Every April we kick off the month by approaching everything we read online or in the paper with a healthy dose of scepticism. April...

The deception of collective nouns

Every now and then, humorous word lists will be circulated on the internet via social media and email, listing wild and hilarious collective nouns...

Making a difference

When people think of public libraries most people think of nothing more than a place you can borrow books, maybe DVDs, and somewhere you...
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