Chic Lit reads to keep you going over Christmas. Indulge in something fun and cheeky! All of these reads are available at the time of writing. Click on the book to go to the catalogue entry and reserve them (or get into Narellan quick smart!)
December 14, 2011
December 12, 2011
Taste of Summer
A Taste of the Past: Early Australian Cooking
The upside-down pudding : A small book of Christmas feasts
Winter in the Alps : Food by the fireside
The Australian Christmas book
Like grandma used to make : tried and trusted recipes rediscovered for today's cooks
Two hundred years of Australian cooking
December 06, 2011
December 01, 2011
Looking for a good Chrissie read? Not to worry, Santa has picked out something just for you! Click one of the presents above to find free Christmas ebooks that you can download to your computer or device.
Merry Christmas all!
November 14, 2011
Get into a great mystery with these reads. Click the book to view more details and check it out at your library!
November 10, 2011
November 07, 2011
14 year old Tory Brennan, niece of renowned forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan, has been living with her dad on a secluded island off the coast of South Carolina for six months. She meets a group of teenage guys (Hiram, Ben and Shelton) who are just as smart as she is. She quickly becomes the leader of their group, the “Sci-Philes”. Tory is obsessed with a wolf-dog pack that lives on Loggerhead Island where her dad works. When she notices her favourite wolf-dog Cooper is missing, she knows something is wrong. Upon breaking into one of the science laboratories on Loggerhead Island to clean an old army dog-tag, the friends find Cooper. He is sick and trapped in a cage for medical testing. The “Sci-Philes” take Cooper with them when they leave the lab and keep him for a few weeks to help him recover. As they are caring for him, they realise that they are exposed to an experimental type of canine parvovirus B19. The parvo alters their DNA; their senses heighten to become dog-like and they gain canine-quick reflexes.
Tory, Hi, Ben and Shelton combine their scientific knowledge with their new physical attributes to solve a cold-case murder mystery relating to the dog-tag they found. However, as they uncover more about the mystery, the murderer becomes anxious that they will uncover him, and decides to kill them. Fortunately, now they are a pack. They are Virals.
Kathy Reichs is a popular author who has written many adult crime novels. The TV show “Bones” is based on her adult books. Virals is the first of her books for youths and many critics were impressed. The terminology is all explained in a clear way, allowing people who don’t know much about science to understand the story line. Readers were also impressed with the way the characters were developed.
I recommend this book to any teenagers who are interested in “Bones”, mystery/crime novels or biology.
November 04, 2011
I loved the cast of eccentric characters and especially look out for the hilarious "royal visit" from the Minister of Housing .
November 02, 2011
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin
Phantom of the Opera
The time of our singing
Oh, Play that thing
The Piano Tuner
October 18, 2011
October 11, 2011
October 06, 2011
September 20, 2011
Click 'n' Pick - Romance reads for the week!
September 14, 2011
1. Walkabout chefs : a fresh look at Aboriginal bush food by Steve Sunk and David Hancock
2. Mrs Beeton's Christmas book : practical ideas for creating the traditional Christmas compiled by Pamela Westland.
3. Feasting with the ancestors : cooking through the ages with 110 simple recipes by Oswald Rivera.
4. A taste of old Ireland : discover Ireland's culinary secrets, together with the legends, myths and stories of this emerald isle by Andy Gerald Gravette.
5. Elegant eating : four hundred years of dining in style edited by Philippa Glanville and Hilary Young.
6. Food : a history / Felipe Fernández-Armesto.
7. Hard to swallow : a brief history of food by Richard W. Lacey.
8. It's disgusting-- and we ate it! : true food facts from around the world-and throughout history! / by James Solheim ; illustrated by Eric Brace.
9. The medieval kitchen : recipes from France and Italy / Odile Redon, Franicoise Sabban, Silvano Serventi ; translated by Edward Schneider ; original drawings by Patricia Glee Smith.
10. A taste of history : the stories behind our favourite foods / Bryan Bruce.
11. The Fascinating history of your lunch / Jackie French ; illustrated by Judith Rossell.
September 09, 2011
September 05, 2011
• Bridge Climb Sydney
• Australian National Maritime Museum
• The Powerhouse Discovery Centre
• Australian Museum
• LG IMAX Sydney Theatre
• Dumaresq St Cinema
• Calmsley Hill City Farm
• Taronga Zoo
Spring is here, and we hope our patrons will "spring into reading" (Thanks to Sandy for the metaphor!).
Do you have any book recommendations from the program? Let us know and we'll post reviews on the blog!
August 31, 2011
At the same time, getting onto the library website and looking through our catalogue is in no way the same thing. If a particular book is wanted, then it works great! But if you're just wanting to have a look at what's new on the shelves, be intigued by the covers and the general feel of the library (i.e. take a deep breath, this is you time!), the library catalogue leaves something to be desired.
Well, let's introduce our online shelves! For the first time today, we inserted a single line of digital shleves directly into our eNewsletter. It's a humble beginning, but we want to increasingly allow people to view our collections and browse them in an automated space. So we've started to roll out linked image maps of shelves with our books (not just the standard picture - we actually took a photo of the book on our shelve and photoshopped them in!). Clicking the book goes straight to our catalogue where you can read more (just like looking at the blurb), and if you want it, reserve it there and then, online, you can (with your library number and password).
Then all you need to do is walk in and then straight out with your top picks.
So what do you think? Is this the direction you would like to see us go into in the future?
Here's the shelf we posted:
August 16, 2011
August 09, 2011
The monthly twitter group, ReadIt 2011 has announced the August theme: Geek Reads. Share your favs with hashtag #geekreads
Looking for some new scifi or fantasy to get you started? Check out these latest titles available at Camden Library service!
Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris
Frankenstein: The Dead Town by Dead Koontz
The Devil's Diadem by Sara Douglass
Flashback by Dan Simmons
The Map of Time by Felix J. Palma
The Rogue by Trudi Canavan
Shadowrise by Tad Williams
Tome of the Undergates by Sam Skyes
Blackout by Connie Willis
Horns by Joe Hill
August 01, 2011
Present out newsletter when reserving these brand new titles to receive a free reservation (not bad, eh?)
July 28, 2011
July 18, 2011
July 11, 2011
July 04, 2011
June 20, 2011
Mills & Boon offer a variety of 'sub-types' to cover your particular interest. "Intrigue", "Medical" and more are stocked by Camden Library. Just pick and click to view the items above on our catalogue.
June 16, 2011
1. Blood and Ice by Robert Masello
2. The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier
3. The Secret Hunters by Ranulph Fiennes
Click the titles to check them out at the library website.
June 08, 2011
Large print at your library. Pick and click to view catalogue entries and place reservations!
June 03, 2011
Against All Enemies - Tome Clancy
All For You- Sheila O'Flanagan
One Summer - David Baldacci
Blood Line - Linda La Plante
Happy Birthday - Danielle Steel
June 01, 2011
May 30, 2011
May 27, 2011
May 25, 2011
1. Mice by Gordon Reece
May 16, 2011
May 10, 2011
Red earth, blue sky and the crisp crack of gunfire across the plains of the Australian heartland - authors have been sweeping tension, mystery and adventure throughout cities, towns, deserts, rainforests and more for over two thousand years. From the dreamtime stories of Aboriginal tribes to the latest Helene Young novel, Camden Council Library Services is petered with Australian gems (or should we say opals?) for your reading pleasure. Check out our picks below. Simply click the title to go to our catalogue entries and check availability.
1. Jirrabal: Rainforest Dreamtime stories by Maisie Barlow
2. Helene Young - Shattered Sky
3. Tomorrow When the War Began series by John Marsden
4. Tree of Man by Patrick White
5.Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay
May 05, 2011
May 04, 2011
Read What's New now.
April 27, 2011
Phew! After the Easter holidays there was quite a build up of returns this morning. Did you see our staff all out on the library floor puttings things back? Now is the time to pop into your local branch and see the shelves fully stocked. As a little taster, here's 10 top adult graphic novels that are available at Camden and Narellan branches.
1. The Doll's House by Neil Gaiman
2. Ex Machina series by Calif La Jolla
3. Fringe: Tales from the Fringe by Scott Pearson
3. John Constantine series by Jamie Delano
4. Negima! series by Ken Akamatsu
5. Odd is on Our Side by Dean Koontz
6. Sandman Mystery Theatre by Matt Wagner
7. A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick
8. Strangers in Paradise series by Terry Moore
9. The Only Good Dalek by Justin Richards
10. Watchmen bvy Alan Moore
April 18, 2011
April 13, 2011
33. Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence
34. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
35. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
36. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
37. A Study In Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
38. Aladdin and the Magic Lamp by Anonymous
39. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
40. The House of a Thousand Candles by Meredith Nicholson
41. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim
42. The Call of Cthulhu by H. P. Lovecraft
43. A Runaway Brig by James Otis
44. The Arabian Nights by Andrew Lang
45. Security Risk by E.M. Clinton, Jr.
46. The Book of Khalid by Ameen Rihani
47. The Abandoned Room by Wadsworth Camp
48. Watchbird by Robert Sheckley
49. Motherload by David Collins-Rivera
50. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
51. The Accused by Harold R. Daniels
52. The Rider of Golden Bar by William Patterson White
53. The Confessions of Lady Beatrice by Unknown
54. Acres of Diamonds by Russell H. Conwell
55. Burning Daylight by Jack London
56. Cleopatra by Jacob Abbot
57. Eight Cousins by Louisa May Alcott
58. 2BR02B by Kurt Vonnegut
59. All Things Considered by G.K. Chesterton
60. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
61. Candide by Voltaire
62. King Arthur and his Knights by Maude L. Radford
63. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbs
64. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad
65. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis
66. Paradise Lost by John Milton
67. Plague Ship by Andre Norton
68. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs
69. The Clue of the Twisted Candle by Edgar Wallace
70. The Elusive Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy
71. The Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield
72. The Last of the Mohicans by James Cooper
73. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes
74. The Odyssey by Homer
75. The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
76. The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
77. The Sand-Hills of Jutland by Hans Christian Andersen
78. The Sleeping Beauty by C.S. Evans
79. The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
80. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte
81. The Water-Babies by Charles Kingsley
82. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
83. Utopia by Sir Thomas Moore
84. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
85. The Clique of Gold by Emile Gaboriau
86. The Chronicles of the Canongate by Sir Walter Scott
87. The Lure Of The Dim Trails by B. M. Bower
88. The Man With Two Left Feet and Other Stories by P.G. Wodehouse
89. The Ear in the Wall by Arthur Reave
90. The Fat and the Thin by Emile Zola
91. The Fortune Hunter by David Phillips
92. The Hand But Not the Heart by T.S. Arthur
93. The Moon Out Of Reach by Margaret Pedler
94. The Ne'er-Do-Well by Rex Ellington Beach
95. Rose in Bloom by Louisa Alcott
96. Fernley House by Laura Richards
97. From Jest to Earnest by Edward Payson Roe
98. The Valley of the Giants by Peter Kyne
99. Three Things by Elinor Glyn
100. What Sami Sings with the Birds by Joanna Spyri