Tag Archives: Gold Coast Libraries

Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter

Pretty Girls – one of the best thrillers I have read. The disappearance of a teenage girl and the murder of a middle-aged man, almost a quarter-century apart: what could connect them? Lots of twists, and a plot that is not for the easily shocked. Karen Slaughter – my new favourite crime author – now […]

January 27

Good news and bad news

Great news! The City of Gold Coast library service has a new library management system with improved search functionality, past borrowing records and a book cart that allows readers to place bulk holds and create to-be-read lists. We’re super excited! The bad news is that the embedded links and some of the images here on […]

The Ice Twins by S.K. Tremayne

The Ice Twins is currently very popular and came highly recommended to me. It’s a suspense thriller about a family where the parents are mourning the death of one of their young daughters, who is one of a pair of identical twins. To try and recover from this tragedy, they take their surviving daughter to […]

Writers’ block this Saturday

Are you a writer living in the south-east corner of Queensland, or even in the north-east corner of New South Wales? Block out this Saturday, 7 November, to work on your writing craft and join us for Writers’ block at Robina Branch Library and auditorium. Here’s the program: 9am – 10am Jeff Licence: 500 words […]

June 26

Teen Read Week

Gold Coast teens are in for a treat with nine days of events at nine branch libraries in July. Check out the program…

Writers Block Workshop, Robina Library, 9th March 2015 notes part one

These are the first part of the notes I jotted down at the workshop, more to be posted shortly- Writers Block Workshop, Robina Library, 9th March 2015 Louise the librarian and organiser of the event introduced the first speaker. Dave Burton Brisbane based play writer, with a soon to be released memoir.¬†www.daveburton.com.au Yes, he had […]

November 27

Follow the Rabbit Proof Fence

Follow the Rabbit Proof Fence by Doris Pilkington is a story which I’m sure most people have already read or seen at the movies, but until now – I hadn’t. An interesting, but sad account of how three girls of mixed race are forcibly taken from their families in northern Western Australia, and transported south […]

November 11

Words Out winners – these young writers take the prize

The winners of the City Libraries’ 2014 Words Out children’s creative writing competition have been announced, and the prize iPads were presented to Nathaniel and Sam by Mayor Tom Tate today.

October 07

Flesh House by Stuart MacBride

Flesh House Like a good thriller with lots of twists and turns? Not afraid of a bit of graphic gore? Butchered remains? Cannibalism? Then this is your next read. Compelling with an unexpected ending, who is The Flesher?

Children’s creative writing competition

A New World That’s the theme of this year’s Children’s creative writing competition! And the fabulous prize is an iPad so put your thinking cap on and send us your story or poem using the theme ‘A New World’. Submit your entry at any Gold Coast Branch Library or email it to lcs@goldcoast.qld.gov.au by midnight¬† […]