Friday, August 17, 2012

NATIONAL YEAR OF READING - Reading Hour Saturday 25 August  2012
For all you keen readers out there! 
Think about celebrating the reading hour from 6pm- 7pm on 25 August. Check out the Libraries ACT facebook page or hop onto Twitter to see what others are reading, and share your plans for Saturday 25 August.  
The National Library of Australia is hosting a special event with authors Libby Gleeson and Jack Heath. Come along to listen to stories, browse the bookshop – where you can buy titles by Libby and Jack at 20% discount – or head to the cafe to read a book of your own. When? Saturday 25 August at 3.30 pm in the NLA Foyer and it’s free. You can book by calling 02 6262 1271 or book online.
The ACT Writers Centre are holding a pre Reading Hour event for readers and writers on Tuesday 21 August at Dickson Library from 6 – 8 pm. This is a great event particularly for children and young adults to get into. Find out more at www.actwriters.org.au.
As part of another National Year of Reading program, ACT Libraries are looking for a writer to undertake an $8,000 (excluding GST) paid residency in an ACT workplace. Applications by interested writers are due by Friday 24 August. Click here for more details
Tickets are now on sale for the Canberra Readers’ Festival – visit the website for more information and to book for what will be a fantastic event.

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