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Sunday, 7 January 2018

Page Turners Returns! - January-June 2018





Page Turners:

Back by popular demand, Page Turners, our newly-revived monthly writing workshop circle will host its first session for the New Year on Wednesday, 17 January 2018.

The first writing circle will be facilitated by Paul Karp whilst Elsie Johnstone is on literary leave until Feburary.

We supply the writing materials and condiments.
You need only bring along yourselves, a gold coin and your readiness to write.







Bookings essential as spots are limited to just ten places.

Bookings:
Tony: 03 9583 8494

Friday, 5 January 2018

PAUL'S PICKS: Val Holdsworth's "Patches"

PAUL'S PICKS

 Book Reviews of Publications Penned by 


Our Community's Local Authors

Visit Paul Karp's Poetry Website at:

Mentone Public Library is committed towards promoting local history and the local literary talent of the City of Kingston and surrounding municipalities of Bayside, Glen Eira and Port Phillip in the Bayside region of Melbourne Australia.



Mentone Public Library is pleased to have recruited 
Paul "Percussion & Poet" Karp 
to source and review the local literary pearls of publications you might be yet to discover.



This month Paul's book review pick is by  




Book Review:



Patches by Valerie Austin Holdsworth
Apple Print 2017

Bayside Poet Val's own colourful cover art and illustrations grace her collection of 'Poetry, stories - some family myths, and exaggerations.' Val writes with wry humour, empathy and tenderness of times gone by living in bayside Melbourne and of her travels around the world. Val's book includes poems and stories for children and is a truly well-crafted and personal patchwork.  



SIDE NOTE:

Always a much sought after boost of humour and vitality for the heavy heart, our wishes came true in October 2017 when Val returned to our library and lifted our spirits once more with the Bayside Poetry Group as part of our offering for the 
Kingston Seniors Festival







Monday, 25 December 2017

PAUL'S PICKS: Leanda Michelle's "In Light of the Truth"

PAUL'S PICKS

 Book Reviews of Publications Penned by 


Our Community's Local Authors

Visit Paul Karp's Poetry Website at:

Mentone Public Library is committed towards promoting local history and the local literary talent of the City of Kingston and surrounding municipalities of Bayside, Glen Eira and Port Phillip in the Bayside region of Melbourne Australia.


Mentone Public Library is pleased to have recruited 
Paul "Percussion & Poet" Karp 
to source and review the local literary pearls of publications you might be yet to discover.



This month Paul's book review pick is by  







Book Review:






by Leanda Michelle 

Sea Dream Press 2016 


Leanda's poignant memoir begins after she sells her house in the country following the unexpected death of her husband. She moves to Melbourne to establish her client base as a Reiki Master and to publish her first book 'Write to Heal'. Worried that her father and sons lack faith in her ability to succeed in her chosen path she seeks spiritual guidance travelling to Peru and Canada. Through friends she meets shamans and clairvoyants who instantly recognise imbalances in her life and help her negotiate solutions. She finds unexpected romance and finally in Melbourne the house of her dreams. Leanda's journey of both body and mind makes engaging reading.



SIDE NOTE:

We were very fortunate to have Leanda Michelle appear at Mentone Public library on Saturday, 28 October 2017 as part of our back-to-back Kingston Seniors Festival literary showcase alongside the Bayside Poetry Group.
 Stay tuned for a future blog entry about this wonderful presentation as we reflect on the last three memorable events that capped off 2017 for
Mentone Public Library.






Monday, 4 December 2017

Mentone Public Library Presents George Ivanoff & Jessi Hooper - 11am, Saturday, 9th December 2017


Mentone Public Library Presents 

George Ivanoff & Jessi Hooper: 

"An Author for All Seasons: 

Series Seven 

Grand Finale" 

- 11am, Saturday, 9th December 2017 

 

 Mentone Public Library's



Proudly Presents:
 
 Local Author
 
 
 

 


Featuring Emerging Local Young Writer


Jessi Hooper

 



11am-1.30pm

The event will also feature an 

 

Author Appreciation Ceremony 

 

to pay homage to our talented local author line-up of 

 

our seventh series of

 

"An Author for All Seasons."

 

 


Bookings are essential due to

the cozy nature of our space.


Phone Tony: 03 9583-8494


Entry: Gold Coin 


Time and Date:  
 
11am, Saturday, 9th December 2017         

 

RSVP: Thursday, 7th December 2017        

 

Venue: Mentone Public Library

 

Address: Rear, 36 Florence Street, Mentone 3194


FOLLOWING THE EVENT: 

* George Ivanoff Book Signings & Sales 

* Series Seven Local Author Line-Up Book Sales
 
* End of Year Break-Up Party 
 
Featuring Tony's Famous Jingle-All-the-Way Christmas Fruit Punch!


Mentone Public Library…


Where Print Becomes Personable  

Friday, 10 November 2017

Mentone Public Library Presents Roza Riaikkenen: "An Author for All Seasons" - 11am, Saturday, 25th November 2017

 Mentone Public Library's



Proudly Presents:
 Local Author

 Roza Riaikkenen


11am-12.30pm




 


Bookings are essential due to


the cozy nature of our space.



Phone Tony: 03 9583-8494




Entry: Gold Coin 




Time and Date: 11am, Saturday, 

25th November 2017         

 

RSVP: Thursday, 23rd November 2017        

 

Venue: Mentone Public Library

 

Address: Rear, 36 Florence Street, Mentone 3194




FOLLOWING THE EVENT: 

* Book signings and sales 

*Complementary tea & coffee 

* Biscuits and banter!


Mentone Public Library…


Where Print Becomes Personable