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    The 2014 Pulitzer Prize for fiction was awarded to The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt. "A beautifully written coming-of-age novel with exquisitely drawn characters that follows a grieving boy’s entanglement with a small famous painting that has eluded destruction, a book that stimulates the mind and touches the heart," according to the judges. The general nonfiction prize was awarded to Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation, by Dan Fagin. "A book that deftly combines investigative reporting and historical research to probe a New Jersey seashore town’s cluster of childhood cancers linked to water and air pollution." The award for drama...

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    Clarence Regional Library opened the doors of the new Sir Earle Page Library and Education Centre in Grafton this week. The community turned out in force to support the opening with hundreds of people attending the celebrations. The $8 million development features a floor area of around 1,600 square metres across two floors and houses around 45,000 items. It includes space for a local studies collection, genealogy, meeting rooms, computer area, children's activity area and wonderful places to read. To see more photos from the opening visit Clarence Regional Library on Facebook.

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    National Simultaneous Storytime

    National Simultaneous Storytime is an important annual campaign organised by the Australian Library and Information Association that aims to encourage more young Australians to read and enjoy books. Now in its 14th successful year it is a colourful, vibrant and fun event that aims to promote the value of reading and literacy using an Australian children's book that explores age appropriate themes and addresses key learning areas of the National Curriculum for Grades 1 to 6. This year NSS takes place on Wednesday 21 May at 11am (AEDT) join in by sharing Too Many Elephants in This House written by...

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    The Lucy One

    'I feel lucky I was born with cancer in my DNA. Crazy as it sounds, I consider myself lucky that, when I was just twenty-two years old, I discovered I had a ninety per cent chance of developing breast cancer: the same, insidious disease that had attacked my mum, and my nan before her and my great-grandma before her.' Krystal Barter is an extraordinary young woman: a fighter, a survivor, a wife, a mother and a crusader. She was born with the breast cancer gene, a hereditary curse that has run through generation after generation in her family, claiming at...

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    Rosie Project Sequel

    The sequel to The Rosie Project will be published in Australia and New Zealand in late September 2014 according to author Graeme Simsion. To make sure you don't miss out on the sequel to The Rosie Project add the author to your Profiled Standing Order. Email profiling@bennett.com.au to add Graeme Simsion to your profile today.

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    The State Library of Victoria continues to celebrate the centenary of their iconic dome with a collection of 100 memories, stories, anecdotes and interviews. The collection includes the memories of prominent Victorian artists, authors, intellectuals and caretakers and details many of the projects that have been born or inspired by the domed reading room. The stories of celebrities Peter Carey, Morris Gleitzman, Julia Zemiro, Stephanie Alexander and many more sit side by side with the memories of the library's caretakers, restoration experts and loyal patrons. Throughout March 2014 there will be tours of the iconic domed La Trobe Reading Room from 2-3pm...

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Completing their journey through the Misty Mountains, Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf and the company of 13 dwarves enter the Mirkwood in their quest to find the dragon Smaug and his gold. The party encounters more danger, especially from the Necromancer, an evil wizard with the ability to summon the spirits of the dead.

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