Angela’s Books of the Year 2018

Meet Angela
Adult Fiction Content Specialist

🍹 Favourite drink:

Pimm’s cocktail – a summertime classic!

📺 Favourite TV show:

Breaking Bad, the best TV show ever made IMHO!

🎧 Favourite song:

Anything by Bon Jovi (don’t judge me - I’m an 80s girl)

Here are Angela's top 10 books for 2018!

A thought-provoking
and thrilling read that is scarily plausible.

An inspiring autobiography of a young woman who grew up in a survivalist family in the US and never went to school, yet managed to achieve huge academic success.

Do we ever really know our parents?

It will make you laugh out loud 😆 but could also make you cry 😢


A wonderful crime novel that will make you cry, laugh, and gasp.

Looking for a mind-bending, unique whodunnit that will enthrall you?

A stunning novel!

An impressive follow-up to the brilliant Australian crime novel The Dry.

A community policeman with a terrible secret in his past...

Quirky and engaging with an excellent denouement.

Christmas reads at the Library!

We have a great range of Christmas-themed books, DVDs, and magazines here at the Library! Check out some of our favourite’s below.

X-mas books for kids!

With the soft jingle of bells, a mysterious gift falls from the sky.

Step-by-step instructions for simple Christmas projects made with basic craft supplies or recycled materials from around the house

'Whatever will become of me?' sighed the sad and lonely little tree.

Three children are brought together at the hospital at Christmas time.

Presents the story of the birth of Jesus, including the journey to Bethlehem, the visit of the shepherds, and the wise men presenting gifts.

Christmas Magazines


Christmas Express is all about spectacular food with minimum fuss!

Provides guidance on entertaining at Christmastime and presents over 300 recipes

Over 30 pompom designs to decorate your home, adorn your gifts, and give as presents to loved ones on Christmas day.

30 easy-to-make projects including small tree decorations

Includes 30 elegant yet incredibly easy projects to make out of the most affordable and accessible materials.

An amazing week of free Christmas events for all ages

Christmas is a busy time of year. It can be hard to keep the kids entertained while harnessing their excitement. Or maybe you need a break from the Christmas hustle and bustle? Visit us each day during the week leading up to Christmas for a range of fun free events for kids and parents at the Library.

Please note that children under 14 must be supervised by an adult at our Christmas events.

The Chatter Christmas Party


Monday 17 December 10:00am – 12:00pm
The Chatter Christmas Party will celebrate 2018 in good old fashion Chatter style. Come
join all the regular Chatterers in a very merry Christmas pot luck event, there will be carols,
food, laughter and you will also meet someone new. This is a great way to kick off the
holiday season, let your hair down and reflect on another fantastic year. Meri Kirihimete

Christmas Storytime and Decoration Making


Every morning from 11:00am we will have a Christmas story and craft to complete.

This will be a magical event for kids who love Christmas time! There will be Christmas stories and Christmas decoration making. Kids can even take what they make home, with no cost or mess at home for you! Each day we will be making a different decoration so you can attend as many sessions as you desire!

Christmas Break Boredom Busters


Every afternoon between 2:00 – 4:00pm we will have a fun, free activity for kids. No registrations are required, just come along and join in on the fun. 

Big GamesLego BuildCraftsChristmas Card MakingBig Games & Lego BuildBig Games

Colouring Competition


A competition for all ages. We have four Christmas scenes for you to colour – get them back
before Friday 21 of December, and you could win a Christmas themed book! Entries are available from the Library.

Christmas Carols in the Foyer


Thursday 20 December
Come along for a few hours of free performances from a selection of local musicians. At
12:30pm The Lyrical Librarians will perform a selection of Christmas carols and songs, to
finish off the event with a bang. Come along and join in, or sit back, relax and soak up the
festive atmosphere.
Current lineup of performances:
12:30 – Lyrical Librarians

The Great Escape Launch Party! A fun, free event for kids!

The Great Escape is our summer reading challenge, for all ages! This year, we will be hosting a fun, free launch event for kids! 

We will have face painting, a photo booth, and lucky dip prizes for kids present on the day! The Santa Parade starts at 2:00pm so come in early and have some fun at the Library before securing a great spot to watch the parade out front!

Key Info

  • Fun and free!
  • Saturday 1 December
  • 12:00 - 1:30pm
  • Before the Santa Parade!

What to expect

Lucky Dips!

(while stocks last!)

Photo Booth!

Face painting!

Family Fun!