MEDIA RELEASE, 24 July 2012
Why do we like vampires so much? Can you turn your idea into a TV show? These are just some of the subjects under discussion at Darebin Libraries events in August.
Second-Hand Book Sale
Second-hand books for bargain prices! Nothing over $2.
Presented by Darebin Libraries in partnership with Reservoir Scouts.
Saturday 4 August, 10am – 3pm
Reservoir Scout Hall, Edwardes Lake Park
To celebrate the National Year of Reading, Darebin Libraries is holding a series of Saturday storytime sessions for parents and caregivers of preschoolers who can’t make it to the regular weekday timeslot.
Saturday 11 August, 10.30am
Inside Outland – Writing for TV
Have you ever had a great idea for a TV show? Come and meet John Richards, co-writer of ABC TV’s six part comedy series Outland.
John will discuss the peaks and pitfalls of writing for TV, and the long process of bringing Outland to the small screen.
Thursday 9 August, 7pm
Knitters – The Blanket is Back!
Calling all knitters and book lovers! Darebin Libraries are celebrating the National Year of Reading by combining two great joys; the magic of literature and the pleasure of knitting.
Bring your knitting needles and wool and listen to a librarian read aloud as you knit a square to contribute to our Love 2 Read blanket which will be donated to the Save the Children Campaign.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Tuesday 14 August, 6.30pm
Investigating the Vampire Metaphor
Join us as author Narrelle Harris takes us through a brisk investigation of the vampire metaphor in literature.
Narelle is the author of vampire novel The Opposite of Life, and will talk about the history of the vampire novel and the different metaphors vampires present in fiction.
Tuesday 21 August, 7pm
Book Week – Susannah McFarlane
Celebrate Book Week with Susannah McFarlane, the author of several blockbuster series for kids including EJ12 Girl Hero featuring Emma Jacks, special agent and code-cracker, and Boy vs Beast, the adventures of border guard and beast battler Kai masters.
This event is suitable for children aged 5 to 12 years, and children must be supervised by an adult.
Thursday 23 August, 4pm
Don’t miss this fun talk about the untold history of underclothing, accompanied by many examples from the Bygone Days collection.
Light refreshments provided.
Wednesday 29 August, 10.30am
To book for any of these events or for more information, call 1300 655 355 or visit www.darebinlibraries.vic.gov.au
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