All children benefit from being exposed to another language and the power of being part of a multilingual community. Perfect for ages 3-5. Wednesday 21st March, 11:00am.

Share Sri Lankan stories, songs, rhymes and craft in English and Sinhala!

A feel good story to brighten up your Monday. Libraries are essential! 😍📚

Emilio Estevez wrote, directed, and stars in The Public, about a group of homeless people who seek refuge in Cincinnati’s public library during a bitterly cold Midwestern winter evening. A staunch library advocate, Estevez spoke with American Libraries about the film and his connection to librarie...
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Simone Sheridan
· March 16, 2018
New library but same old operating hours? Why can't the library be open on weekends with better hours?
Amelia Graceyy
· November 28, 2017
The new renovation has made me so proud that I would like to live in there.....
Dc Green
· March 10, 2016
Hi, wonderful librarians!

Goblin Mafia Wars hits bookstores Australia-wide this April. Yay! The second book in my City of Monsters trilogy is published by Ford Street and distributed by Alliance. I’m... happy to do signings or send you free posters!

Here are a few glowing reviews for Book 1, Monster School (also still available):

‘A wild, wise-cracking ride. I loved it.’ – Ian Irvine.

‘I fell in love with the wonderful cast of monster characters. This is one book I wish I'd written … a classic.’ – Robyn Parnell, Goodreads.

‘A monster mash of hilariously epic proportions… Readers, young and old, will recognise many students/young people, with whom they have interacted and relish the humour and innate sense of justice expressed through the characters and their actions. This one will be a real winner with both boys and girls. The characters are endearing, despite their monstrous attributes and the reader becomes fully engaged with the whole adventure – and who can resist a fully grown dragon? Magnificent, dangerous and wise, Kalthazari completely dominates the climax. Highly recommended for capable readers from 10+.’ – Sue Warren, teacher-librarian.

‘Fast moving, exciting and drops information at just the right rate... Altogether, great fun, with the usual DCG mix of big-hearted weirdness.’ – Sally Odgers.

‘A mind blowing adventure with twists and turns of all kinds. Kids of all ages will enjoy this fantastic book.’ – Liam, aged 11.

‘It's a perfect choice for Hallowe'en or anytime you want a chapter book that not only grabs kids' interest with a cold, skeletal hand, but also holds promise of more books to come. With vampire mosquitos and man-eating birds, giant spiders named Bruce and an ancient dragon, Kalthazari, it's a wild, wild ride.’ – Susan Stephenson, thebookchook.

‘Jam-packed with action and adventure… From the first to the last page you'll be hooked in and barracking for PT and the Dead Gang.’ – Matt Porter, Goodreads.

‘DC Green has a truly frightening imagination… Wrapped up in grossness and humour, Monster School is a story about acceptance, tolerance and how the little people can make a difference. Hilarious and disgusting, middle-school readers will love it!’ – Claire Saxby, Aussie Reviews.

‘Set in a futuristic world where goblins rule, monsters of all kinds abound and humans are endangered, this series will be greatly enjoyed by readers from about 10 years (and their teachers and parents!). The story is fast paced, richly detailed, disgusting and funny in equal measure and there are some excellent messages about acceptance and tolerance carefully woven throughout. Enjoy! – Children’s Book Daily.

‘DC Green has created a wonderful (and a little grisly) fantasy world where humans are the endangered species. Monster School is humorous, full of twists and turns and overall the pace is slick. Importance of friendships and loyalty, acceptance and tolerance, and seeking justice, weaves its way through the action. I enjoyed Book 1 and am begging for more. Monster School won two pre-publication awards and is sure to be a winner especially with middle-school age children.’ – Helen Ross.

‘A rollicking read, filled with snappy dialogue and wonderfully witty characters that illustrator, Danny Willis, has captured to a ‘T’.’ – Jenny Mounfield, Amazon.

‘Monster School is a wildly imaginative story that is rippling with adventure, humour, blood and guts and the most barbaric line up of intriguing characters you’ll ever meet. DC Green has carved a fierce world that is sure to keep even the most reluctant reader engrossed. With interesting language, every monster you can imagine and some woven themes of friendship, trust and honour – Monster School is definitely gloriously grotesque.’ – Francine Sculli, Buzz Words.
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Morgana Creely
· May 19, 2015
A big thank you to Natasha for helping me with a missing page to my book! Really appreciate the friendly and helpful service. You rock! :)
Welcome to our program launch for One City, One Book for 2018. This year we'll be reading The Birdman's Wife by Melissa Ashley. Watch Stephanie Priest explore the character that was Elizabeth Gould as she reads from her letters.
One City, One Book presents The Birdman's Wife by Melissa Ashley
Top 20 Fiction Titles for 2017 at Newcastle Region Library

The story of “Mr Eternity”, Arthur Stace, whose one-word sermon “Eternity” scrawled in chalk 500,000 times for over 35 years. This author talk will make for one fascinating Tuesday evening at Newcastle Library 6:00pm.

This long-awaited biography tells the full story of Arthur Stace who for decades rose before dawn to write one-word, 'Eternity', in chalk on the footpaths of Sydney and beyond.

Saturday morning - resist a sleep in and plonk yourself into the salty brine at Merewether Ocean Baths for the perfect start to the day. 6:30am - we'll see you there.

Come and be a part of Merewether Ocean Baths sunrise and sea loving community by celebrating the start of the day with a swim.
Tue 6:00 PM UTC+11Newcastle Region LibraryNewcastle, NSW, Australia
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We are doing an extra pop-up out the front of Beresfield Library on Fridays from 10.00-11.30am starting 16th March. You can come and see us to collect your holds and return your items.

Check out the link for more information or give us a call on 4974 5300 if you have any questions.

"Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge" - Stephen Hawking

No time to read Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time? In just two and a half minutes, Alok Jha explains why black holes are doomed to shrink into nothin...

Did you know that you can renew your items online or over the phone? 😮

Don't be this guy, give any of our libraries a call or login to your account through our website or the Newcastle Region Library app with your library card number and PIN to renew your items now.

Don't know what your PIN is? It is most likely the default 1234 but if not give us a call and we'll reset it for you!

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When you gotta get to work but you NEED to read the next chapter...😂 just a little somethin' to give you a Monday giggle.

Also, please look where you are walking and ahem...reading. We'd like everyone to have a next chapter!

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Book Nerd Problems
Ep 22: Walking While Reading
Epic Reads posted an episode of Book Nerd Problems.

That time seriously injuring yourself was not a good enough reason to continue reading your book while getting from point A to point B.

Meet the Author! This long-awaited biography tells the full story of Arthur Stace who for decades rose before dawn to write one-word, 'Eternity', in chalk on the footpaths of Sydney and beyond. Newcastle Library Tuesday 20th of March, 6pm.


“The six titles shortlisted for the 2018 Stella Prize showcase the incredible breadth of talent in the writing by women in Australia today. The personal interweaves seamlessly with the political as these authors investigate the past, examine the present and re-imagine our future. Ideas about family, identity in all its forms, and politics at both its most profound and intimate levels are themes that connect these six diverse, engaging and original books.” - Fiona Stager chair of the 2018 judging panel

In a year where women’s voices have demanded to be heard, the 2018 Stella Prize longlist showcases the power and diversity of writing by women in Australia.

Meet the artist, Brydie Piaf, tomorrow 11:00 - 12:00pm. Hear the stories behind the photographs of The Sunrise Swimmers. Local History Lounge, 2nd Floor, Newcastle Library

A collection of portraits, seascapes and stories from the early morning swimmers at Newcastle’s iconic Merewether Ocean Baths.

Jane's goal is to inspire change in the way we engage with clothing, for the good of ourselves, society and the planet. Join us for a talk, a workshop, or both as Jane demonstrates how we can conserve resources and reduce consumption through considering our relationship with our clothes.

Join us for a talk, a workshop, or both as Jane demonstrates how we can conserve resources and reduce consumption through considering our relationship with our clothes.

Today is International Women's Day and to celebrate we thought you might like to sink your teeth (or ears!) into these podcasts for, about and created by some absolutely awesome women and girls.

Thanks to Rebecca Sparrow​ for these excellent recommendations 👍

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This Thursday is International Women's Day. Here are four podcasts (two of which are mine!) to listen to in the car with the tween or teen girl in your life. ...Subscribe to them now and you and your daughter (or son) will always have a thought-provoking, conversation-starting podcast to enjoy together ...

1. Goodnight Stories For Rebel Girls (Timbuktu)
A fairy tale podcast about the extraordinary women who inspire us. This show is based on Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, the global best-selling book written by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo, inspiring millions of girls and women around the world to dream bigger, aim higher and fight harder.
SUBSCRIBE HERE:…/good-night-stories…/id1350594046…

2. Ask Me Anything (Mamamia)
Ask Me Anything is the short, sharp, car-trip podcast giving heartfelt answers to real-life anonymous questions from teenage girls. From friendship dramas to first crushes, author and columnist Rebecca Sparrow is here to listen and offer some advice. You can ask her anything ...
SUBSCRIBE HERE:…/ask-me-anything-po…/id1353590914…

3. Fierce Girls (ABC)
From athletes to aviators, scientists to spies. From the deep blue sea to the dark, black skies. Australia is full of girls who dare to do things differently. Adventurous girls. Girls with guts and spirit. Girls who stand up and say "watch out world, here I come!" You know what they are? They're FIERCE. And these are their stories. Join the amazing Turia Pitt, Lisa Wilkinson, Stephanie Gilmore and more, as they tell the inspiring tales of some of Australia's most extraordinary women.
SUBSCRIBE HERE:…/podca…/fierce-girls/id1351065618…

4. #TeamGirls in 10 (SUNCORP)
Body image. Sleep. Social Media. Friendships. Sport. The role of dads in the lives of their daughters. #TeamGirls in 10 is a new podcast series presented by author and #TeamGirls ambassador Rebecca Sparrow, that focuses on building confidence in young girls. Join Bec and her guests for these short and sharp 10-minute episodes
SUBSCRIBE HERE:…/po…/teamgirls-in-10/id1266176409…

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