Category Archives: Library Chat

Movies… About Books

movies_about_booksWe all know that books and movies go hand-in-hand and lately there have been a handful of films released that highlight the power of the written word – It’s also not surprising that most of them are based on books.

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NAIDOC Week

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Artwork: tarmunggie-woman by Cheryl Moggs

In 2018 NAIDOC Week runs July 8-15. This years theme is Because of Her, We Can! and celebrates the essential role that women have played – and continue to play – as active and significant role models at the community, local, state and national levels.

To help celebrate NAIDOC Week we have gathered together a collection of films that highlight the talents of Aboriginal and Torres Strait filmmakers and actors. Continue reading

5 Recent Book to Film Adaptations We’re Loving

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There is this idea that the book will always be better than the film, but perhaps they are just different. A book is an idea that a film can grow from, and a film can bring life to the written word; It is a marriage of creative mediums that serve each other. There is something exciting about your favourite book being turned into a film, and similarly a film can inspire you to delve deeper and read the book that inspired it!

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What’s On?!

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Did you know that libraries do more than just loan out books and DVDs? They also hold wonderful events throughout the year that help bring together, educate and entertain the community. We’ve put together a short list of some libraries across Australia and the events they have coming up. If you’d like to know more simply head over to their website, or even pop in and visit your local library and see what you find! Continue reading