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Miles Franklin Award
Capalaba Events
Cleveland Events
Victoria Pt Events
Victoria Pt Book Club
Holiday Programs
Public Holidays
Amity Pt Celebrates

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Books into Movies

Girl with the dragon tattoo by Stieg Larsson The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Dear John by Nicholas Sparks Dear John
Precious by Sapphire (first published as Push) Push The men who stare at goats by Jon Ronson The men that stare at goats

Miles Franklin Award 2010 longlist

Miles Franklin Award 2010 longlist

The Miles Franklin Literary Award 2010 Long list of 12 books has been announced. The award is for a 'published novel or play portraying Australian life in any of its phases'. The winner will be announced on 22 June.
Click on the titles below to place a request.

Figurehead by Patrick Allington
Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey
The Bath Fugues by Brian Castro
Boy on a Wire by Jon Doust
The Book of Emmett by Deborah Forster;
Sons of the Rumour by David Foster
Siddon Rock by Glenda Guest
Butterfly by Sonya Hartnett
The People's Train by Thomas Keneally
Lovesong by Alex Miller
Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey
Truth by Peter Temple.

Capalaba Library Events

History Month @ Capalaba Special Events:

"Why I like cemeteries" with Local Historian Tracy Ryan
Capalaba Library
Tuesday 13 April 2 – 3pm
Join Local Historian Tracy Ryan to discover the secrets of the Redlands’ cemeteries. Refreshments provided from 3 – 3.30pm. Bookings are essential.
To book, please visit Capalaba Library or phone Julie on 3843 8038.

“Joice Loch: a female Schindler’s Ark story” presented by Pam Tranter
Capalaba Library
Monday 19 April 2 – 3pm
For her heroism in WWII, Queensland born Joice Loch was awarded more medals than any other Australian woman and two more medals than Nancy Wake (the ‘White Mouse”) for helping rescue thousands of people from the Nazis. Come along to find out more about this fascinating woman.
Refreshments will be provided from 3 – 3.30pm. Bookings are essential.
To book, please visit Capalaba Library or phone Julie on 3843 8038.

“Redlands at War” presented by Tracy Ryan
Capalaba Library
Friday 30 April 10 – 11am
Join Local Historian Tracy Ryan as she reveals details of the war years in the Redlands. Refreshments will be provided from 11 – 11.30am. Bookings are essential. To book, please visit Capalaba Library or phone Julie on 3843 8038.

A Taste of Tuesday

A Taste of Tuesday
Capalaba Library
Tuesday 6 April 10am – 12pm
This community cooking club meets at the Art Space on the first Tuesday of every month.
For more information please contact 3843 8012.

Seniors Refresh Space

Seniors Refresh Space
Capalaba Library
Thursday 1 April 9.30am – 12pm
Thursday 15 April 9.30am – 12pm
Thursday 29 April 9.30am – 12pm

Enjoy a free coffee, tea and biscuits and meet other Seniors at the Art Space at every aged pension week on Thursday.
No bookings required.

Cleveland Library Events

Ways of dealing with minor illnesses
Cleveland Library
Saturday 10 April 2 – 3pm
Registered nurse Bernadette Mercer discusses treatments for ear problems, coughs, colds and flu, fever, intestinal disturbances, jet lag and hangovers. Refreshments will be provided from 3 – 3.30pm.
Bookings are not required.

Movie Night: Chocolat
Cleveland Library
Wednesday 14 April 5.30 – 7.30pm
Come and join us for the delicious movie Chocolat starring Johnny Depp, Juliette Binoche and Judy Dench. Adults only.
Bookings are not required.

Aromatherapy – creating happy kids with essential oils
Cleveland Library
Saturday 17 April 1.30 – 3.30pm
Aromatherapist Tracy Francis talks about the beneficial effects of essential oils and diet in the lives of children and teenagers. Refreshments will be provided.
Bookings are not required.

Francis Bevan

The Tarot Revealed
Cleveland Library
Wednesday 21 April 5.30 – 7pm
Have you ever wanted to predict the future, find solutions to immediate problems, or analyse character? Join Francis Bevan to learn about the incredible history of tarot and the tales the cards have to tell. Refreshments will be provided.
Bookings are not required.

Victoria Point Library Events

An evening with Katherine Howell
Victoria Point Library
Thursday 22 April 6 – 7pm
Katherine Howell was a paramedic for fifteen years and her crime thrillers Frantic, The Darkest Hour and the recently released Cold Justice feature paramedics alongside Sydney police detective Ella Marconi. Katherine will be talking about how she turned her real-life experiences into the stuff of award-winning crime fiction and telling some of the ambulance stories that haunt her still.
Refreshments will be provided.
Please RSVP to Anne on 3884 4011.

Binary Music Ukulele Club
Victoria Point Library
Saturday 24 April 2 – 3pm
The Club meets on the last Saturday of each month. For more info call Binary Music on 3820 6633 or email:

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Clay Animation Workshop
Clay Animation Workshop
Part of Youth Week Celebrations
Victoria Point Library
Saturday 17 April 12:30 – 3:30pm
Learn to make clay figures & animate them on film.
Lunch provided
Suitable for high school students.
Bookings are essential
Please phone Young Peoples Library Services on 3829 8305

Victoria Point Book Club

Internet on the Mobile Library

The Victoria Point Evening Book club needs some more members. The Club meets on the first Wednesday evening of each month.

If you are interested in joining or would like to find out more, please phone the Victoria Point Library on 3884 4009 or email

School Holiday Program

Redland Libraries runs its popular ‘Holiday Activities’ program during the Easter school holidays. The program is for students aged 4 years and above.

All activities are free. Check the Holiday Activities brochure available from your Library for more details and booking information.

Easter & ANZAC Day Public holidays

All the Redlands Libraries will be closed for Easter from Friday 2 April to Monday 5 April inclusive and will also be closed for ANZAC Day on Monday 26 April.

No loans will fall due on these closed days and all the Library’s return chutes will be closed for the Easter break.

Amity Point Library Celebrates

It was a great day when Amity Point Library became "automated". Only those who have used a manual system can really appreciate our joy. To celebrate, clients and staff were treated to an afternoon tea.

In Amity style, a table was set up under the trees and a celebration cake was revealed - and what a cake!!! Not only did it have very appropriate congratulatory writing on it but.... it just melted in your mouth.

Clients were able to chat with Amity Point Library staff, Pat and Kathy as well as staff from Outreach Services, Cleveland. Until recently, Pat had been running the Library at Amity for close to 20 years, using her very efficient card system. Both ladies are very happy with the new automated system.
Since being automated, staff have checked out close to 1000 items to Amity borrowers.