Author talk and writers work shop with Claire Aman @ Grafton library

Claire Aman grew up in Melbourne and settled in Grafton in 1988. Her short story collection, ‘Bird Country’, was published in 2017 by Text Publishing. Her stories, mostly of the Clarence Valley, have been published in Australian journals and anthologies and have won the EJ Brady, Wet Ink and Hal Porter prizes. ‘Bird Country’ is…

Noel Braun author visit @ Bellingen Library 18th Sept

The Day was made for Walking and I Guess I’ll just keep on walking are about walking the Camino de Santiago, the ancient pilgrimage routes through Europe to Santiago in the north-west of Spain. Noel has walked five of these routes through France, Spain and Portugal, starting at age 77 and last year walked through…

Renew our libraries

In NSW, funding for public libraries is at a crisis point! Sign and share this petition to Renew Our Libraries! Libraries are more than books – they are part of a valuable centres of information, of knowledge and of community. Yearly visits to NSW public libraries have increased from 27 million in 2000 to over…

It’s book selection time for teachers and librarians

Drop by Grafton library after school on Monday the 3rd of September to help us choose new books you’d like us to put on our shelves for you and your students. You will also have the opportunity to purchase for your own school if you see any books you just have to have! Afternoon tea…

Author talk by Michael Williams at Grafton library

Michael Williams of Angourie, made global headlines in 2008 after an epic 16-kilometre swim to shore to raise the alarm that a prawn trawler he had been a deckhand on, had sunk off New Brighton, north of Byron Bay. Michael returns to us to speak about his book Sea Rogue, a true survivor’s tale written in…

Author talk by Noel Braun

The Day was made for Walking and I Guess I’ll just keep on walking are about walking the Camino de Santiago, the ancient pilgrimage routes through Europe to Santiago in the north-west of Spain. Noel has walked five of these routes through France, Spain and Portugal, starting at age 77 and last year walked through…

Bookbinding at Grafton library

A workshop bound to please… Learn hands-on about Case Bound bookbinding, hand tools, materials and how to practice the basics of folding, stitching and covering boards with cloth as you complete your own hardcover book to take home. Materials and tools supplied! Grafton library will host the workshop over two sessions: When: Thursday 27th & Friday 28th September…

Bookbinding at Iluka and Dorrigo libraries

Workshops bound to please… Coptic Stitch workshops are back!  Learn how to create your very own blank journal at one of the two sessions being held at your libraries, using the exposed-spine sewing technique known as the Coptic Stitch. All tools and materials provided, all you need to bring is lunch! Phone the library to…