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Book Club: The Girl on the Train

Aug 28, 2017

Book Club: The Girl on the Train

A 2016 movie, based on Paula Hawkins‘ 2015 novel Commuter Rachel Watson (Emily Blunt) catches daily glimpses of a seemingly perfect couple, Scott and Megan, from the window of her train. One day, she witnesses something shocking unfold in the backyard of the strangers’ home. Rachel tells the authorities what she thinks she saw after learning that Megan is now missing and feared dead. Unable to trust her own memory, the troubled woman begins her own investigation, while police suspect that Rachel may have crossed a dangerous...

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Strictly Jewish – with Glen Eira Storytelling Festival

Jul 3, 2017

Monday 3 July, 6.30pm at Glen Eira Town Hall — Theatrette Free event – bookings online at www.gleneira.vic.gov.au/stf Limited places available – bookings recommended. Limited wheelchair access. ‘Strictly Jewish’ won the 2016 best single documentary award from the Screen Producers of Australia, and was the highest-rating episode in the ‘Untold Australia’ series. For the first time, cameras were allowed inside the ultra-Orthodox Adass Israel Jewish community in Melbourne. Following three of the members of this reclusive sect, the documentary offers a unique insight into how this hidden subculture exists alongside Melbourne’s trendy latte society. The 2000-plus members of this self-sufficient society have their own shops, schools, butcher, baker, synagogue, cemetery, and even have their own ambulance service. Strictly Jewish lifts the lid on a closely guarded Jewish sect, revealing a community steeped in ancient rites and rituals more than 5000 years old. Presented with Glen Eira Storytelling Festival and Mint Pictures with thanks to...

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Savour the Flavour – with Glen Eira Storytelling Festival

Jul 2, 2017

Savour the Flavour – with Glen Eira Storytelling Festival

Come and join in the conversation as Rita Erlich and our panel explore their cultural food journeys: from chefs and cooks to authors and reviewers; from cafes bringing the flavours of Israel to Melbourne, to community organisations setting up pop-up cafes.   Sunday 2 July, 2 pm  at the Lamm Jewish Library of Australia, 304 Hawthorn Road, Caulfield. Tickets: $5, including light refreshments. Bookings online at www.gleneira.vic.gov.au Parking on site and wheelchair access...

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Book Club: The Last Painting of Sara De Vos

Jun 26, 2017

Book Club: The Last Painting of Sara De Vos

By Dominic Smith The Last Painting of Sara de Vos is the fourth novel by Dominic Smith, an Australian living in Texas. The plot is so rich that the description of it could sound too dense, but Smith weaves his tale with a light touch. The book centres on the influence of a painting on three people across centuries: mid-17th century Amsterdam, the time of the Dutch masters; New York in the 1950s; and Sydney at the turn of this century.

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2017 Library Appeal

May 8, 2017

2017 Library Appeal

The Phonathon Appeal is the library’s major fundraising effort. It is the life-blood of the Library, vital for us to continue providing our services to the community. You are most welcome to make a pledge any time – please call the library on 9272 5611 or use the website. Your donation is fully tax deductible If you wish to assist in the phonathon please call the Library to...

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Book Club: The Little Paris Bookshop

Apr 24, 2017

Book Club: The Little Paris Bookshop

The Little Paris Bookshop, by Nina George   This international bestseller is a delightful, bittersweet tale about the distance one man will travel for the sake of love.   Monsieur Perdu can prescribe the perfect book for a broken heart. But can he fix his own? He calls himself a literary apothecary. From his floating bookstore in a barge on the Seine, he prescribes novels for the hardships of life. Using his intuitive feel for the exact book a reader needs, Perdu mends broken hearts and souls. The only person he can’t seem to heal through literature is himself; he’s still haunted by heartbreak after his great love disappeared. She left him with only a letter, which he has never opened. New York Times Bestseller A Barnes and Noble Best of 2015...

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