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Library Lovers News

March 2014

Southern Downs Regional Libraries It has been a busy time of year for the SDRC libraries. We have had Library Lovers day on the 14th of February, the Stanthorpe, Warwick and Allora Agricultural Shows, the Apple & Grape Harvest Festival in Stanthorpe and an author visit from Kim McCosker hosted by the Warwick Library.

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Inside this issue: Unusual Libraries 2

Spotlight on Janet 2 Evanovich New Books 3

Who writes like Maeve Binchy Top Reads

Of course there is still lots to come! Easter and the school holidays are not far away, and we still have Library and Information Week, Book Week & National Simultaneous Storytime to look forward to. During the school holidays the Warwick and Stanthorpe branches will have treasure hunts and activities for children. Contact your local branch or check out our Facebook page for details.

Prolific Authors

Authors of Spine Chillers Magazines at the library Quiz

Storytime is a program aimed at children from birth to 5. Sessions are held weekly in Warwick and Stanthorpe libraries, and several times a year in the Allora library. If you would like to attend a Storytime session, come along to the Warwick library at 10.30 on Thursday mornings, or the Stanthorpe library at 10.30 on Tuesday mornings. Sessions held at Allora will be advertised within the library branch and on our Facebook page.

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Unusual Libraries
If you have any ideas of what could be included in this newsletter please let us know; we would love to hear your opinions.

This temporary installation is a combination of a tree house and a library and was set up in Londons Regents Park. It was created by an art collaborative as a catalyst to ignite the collective imagination, encouraging adults and children alike to explore a variety of creative responses to nature.

Spotlight on Janet Evanovich


Janet Evanovich is the author of the best selling Stephanie Plum novels. She started writing romance novels under the pen name Steffie Hall. After writing 12 romances she moved into the mystery/comedy genre with One for the Money featuring bounty hunter Stephanie Plum. The latest in the series, Top Secret Twenty-One is due to be released in June. The Between the Numbers novels are a spin-off featuring Diesel from the Plum series. Janet has been quoted saying I wouldnt go so far to say Stephanie is an autobiographic character but I will admit to knowing where she lives. In 2013 Janet released a novella named Pros & Cons and a novel The Heist which are the beginning of a new series written in collaboration with Lee Goldberg. Her other series are the Full series written with Charlotte Hughes, along with the Wicked series which started in 2010 with the release of Wicked Appetite. Evanovich has also written stand alone novels including Metro Girl which was published in 2004. A list of Janet Evanovich books held by the library can be found on our catalogue.

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New Books

Standup Guy by Stuart Woods

In the blood by Lisa Unger

Killer by Jonathan Kellerman

The Death Trade by Jack Higgins

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Death of a Policeman by M. C. Beaton

Deserving Death by Katherine Howell

Fear Nothing by Lisa Gardner

First Love by James Patterson

Fools Gold by Philippa Gregory

Innocence by Dean Koontz

The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon by Alexander McCall Smith

Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience; this is the ideal life - Mark Twain

Who Writes Like Maeve Binchy


Cathy Kelly Rosamunde Pilcher Sharon Owens Elizabeth Berg Sarah Challis Imogen Parker Alexandra Raife Mary Ryan Catherine Alliot Patricia Scanlan Sheila OFlanagan Erica James Belva Plain Anne Rivers Siddons Iris Gower Monica McInerney

Top Reads
These are some of our most borrowed titles over the last two months. Gone Tomorrow by Lee Child Australian Womans Weekly [magazine] Australian Country Style [magazine] Australian Home Beautiful [magazine] Better Homes & Gardens [magazine] Gardening Australia [magazine] The Affair by Lee Child Fast & Furious 6 [DVD] Inspector Morse [DVD] Australian House & Garden [magazine] Change of Heart by Jodie Picoult Grass Roots [magazine] The Collectors by David Baldacci The Silent Country by Di Morrissey

Prolific Authors
Mary Faulkner - 904 books - wrote under six pen names Lauran Paine - 850+ books - wrote under 70 pen names Prentiss Ingraham - 600+ books Jozef Ignacy Kraszewski - 600+ books Enid Mary Blyton - 600 books John Creasy - 564 books - multiple pen names Sututi - 561 books Ursula Bloom - 520+ books - multiple pen names Georges Simenon - 500+ books - 17 pen names Howard Roger Garis - 500+ books Arthur William Groom - 400+ books - also known as Ned Buntline

Authors of Spine Chillers


Jonathan Aycliffe Clive Barker Peter Benchley Ramsay Campbell R. Chetwynd-Hayes Will Elliot John Farris John Gideon Diane Guest James Herbert Shaun Hutson Stephen King Dean R. Koontz Richard Laymon Bentley Little Peter Straub Anne Rice

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Magazines at your library


The library has a large range of magazines for loan, both in branch and online. These magazines cover a large range of interests and age groups. A two week loan period applies to our printed magazines, and provided there are no reservations on the item, they can be renewed up to two times. If there is a particular magazine which you enjoy, you can contact your local branch to find out whether we hold that title. If you would prefer a digital magazine, the library now subscribes to Zinio for libraries. To see which magazines are available through our Zinio account, you can click this link https://www.rbdigital.com/southerndowns/service/ zinio/landing? . You can also find this link on our online catalogue on the top right-hand side, or on the library page under facilities on the Southern Downs council website. Once you are on the Zinio page there are two links, one to log in, and one to create an account. To create a library Zinio account you will need to enter your library barcode and your details. Once you have created an account and have logged in, simply click on the magazine you wish to borrow. Digital magazines may be viewed online, or you can download a Zinio viewer from their website for your device. Once you have borrowed a magazine it then stays on your device with no expiration period.

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Quiz: Can you guess the book from its closing line?
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which. But I reckon I got to light out for the Territory ahead of the rest, because Aunt Sally shes going to adopt me and sivilize me and I cant stand it. I been there before. Tomorrow, Ill think of some way to get him back. After all, tomorrow is another day. It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far far better rest that I go to than I have ever known. For now she knew what Shalimar knew; if you surrendered to the air, you could ride it. He would be there all nights, and he would be there when Jem waked up in the morning. Dont ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody

Answers to the What are the authors real names


1. Lemony Snickets real name is Daniel Handler 2. J. K. Rowling doesnt have a middle name 3. Darren Shan is a pseudonym for Darren OShaughnessy 4. Lewis Carroll was actually named Charles Lutwidge Dodgson 5. Dr Seuss is also known as Theodor Seuss Geisel 6. Mark Twains real name is Samuel Langhorne Clemens 7. Beatrix Potters full name was Helen Beatrix Potter 8. C S Lewis was Clive Staples Lewis 9. Georges Prosper Remi uses the pen name Herg 10. A. A. Milnes real name was Alan Alexander Milne

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