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  • Newsletter of the Friends of the Prospect Library Issue 27: November 2011/January 2012


    Annual General Meeting

    Thursday 24 November

    6pm for nibbles and drinks 6.30pm meeting start

    Special Guest

    Jon Bentick

    Publicity and Promotions Officer Public Library Services

    John will tell us all about the coming 2012 National Year of Reading

    and what it will mean for us. Not to be missed!

    In our library All welcome!

    Upcoming Event

    Happy Holidays

    to everyone!

    Which is your favourite? 2012 is the National Year of Reading and were looking for eight books, one for each state and territory, which together describe the Australian experience.

    The shortlist of six books for SA is available at the Prospect Library, or go online to and vote for the book which you think should represent SA.

    Find out more about the National Year of Reading and all the things that are happening around the country by visiting the website

    New Library BOOK GROUP starting soon

    The library has a very friendly and welcoming book group that meets at the library on the third Tuesday evening of each month. To cater for those who prefer a daytime meeting time a new group will start in the new year.

    Ask at the library desk for further information on either group.

    The groups are a great way to discover new authors, share a love of books, and make new friends!


    Dear Readers The days are getting longer and a bit warmer thankfully! Since the last newsletter we have had some great events especially the Book Sale and the Poetry Slam. The Book Sale raised an amazing $5610 which is $80 more than last year, so well done to all who worked hard setting up and working on the day. A big thank you also goes to all those generous folk who donated their wonderful books as well! The Poetry Slam was a roaring success literally. There was a record number of registrations (26) and a big crowd to listen to 20 creative poets perform their original pieces. The musical drumming accompaniment by African Soul really excited the crowd and set the scene for a most enjoyable evening. Prospect Toy Library, which is now housed in the Thomas Street Centre with us, celebrated its 30th Birthday last week. The Toy Library has traditionally been staffed by volunteers so it is a major achievement, and a tribute to those volunteers, that it has continued for such a long time. Their efforts have been enjoyed by countless numbers of children in Prospect during that time. Please mark the Friends Annual General Meeting on Thursday 24 November in your calendar to come if you can. We start with drinks and nibbles at 6pm with the meeting commencing at 6.30pm. Jon Bentick, Publicity and Promotions Officer with the Public Library Services, will be guest speaker and he will talk about 2012 National Year of Reading and what it means for South Australia. The main business of the meeting will follow and is usually finalised quickly to allow time for those present to socialise afterwards. So if you would like to know more about the National Year of Reading and the Friends of Prospect Library I warmly invite you to attend. When you next visit the library you will see the Christmas raffles there is an adult raffle with 5 prizes and a children/youth raffle with 3 prizes. As well as all the wonderful items on display there are over a thousand dollars worth of vouchers donated by local businesses. Make sure you get a ticket (or more) so

    that you are in the running to win! The raffles have been organised by long term Friends member Jenni Cotton so a big thank you to Jenni and to all the very generous businesses. As Christmas is approaching youll see we have the Ticklish Allsorts bringing their Christmas show and a Christmas craft activity promoted elsewhere in the newsletter. Be sure to book for both of these sessions to secure a place. You should also note our Christmas opening hours so that you stock up on enough materials to last you through to the New Year. As this is the last newsletter for the year I thank you for your patronage over 2011 and wish you every happiness for the Festive season. Bob Hope said When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things -- not the great occasions -- give off the greatest glow of happiness. I hope yours is happy. Happy reading. Anne

    Open Friday 23 Dec 11

    10.15am - 1pm (early closure)

    Closed Sat 24 Dec 11

    to Mon 2 Jan 12

    Re-open Tuesday 3 Jan 2012

    at 10.15am

    All of the staff wish you a happy and safe festive season

    Please note : the Library after-hours returns chute will be open

    during the closure period

    Newsletter of the Friends of the Prospect Library Issue 27: November 2011/January 2012

  • Newsletter of the Friends of the Prospect Library Issue 27: November 2011/January 2012

    The library has become something of a poetry haven in recent times - first poetry readings, and at the end of

    September the library hosted one of the (very lively and noisy!) finals for

    the nationwide Poetry Slam.

    Our own Helen Warmingham was one of the poets who participated, and

    another of her thoughtful and beautiful poems is included here for

    your pleasure.


    by Helen Warmingham

    I sit here in my sun room

    letting go of all cares and worries leaving behind tasks waiting, needing to be done

    soft light filters in winter sun warms the room

    quietness stills me warmth fills my body

    a cup of coffee in my hand a good book

    time to relax and just be

    There is a sun room deep within me a place of stillness and quiet

    peace infuses the room soft light of gentleness enfolds me

    well-being warms me through thoughts nurture and uphold me

    Im refreshed, nourished and held in love

    Some of the crowd enjoying the evening

    Fantastic entertainment provided by African Soul

    Prospect Library heat winner John Sabine

  • From the Shelves

    Tashs audio books

    Dancers in Mourning Marjorie Allingham Sea of Poppies Amitav Ghosh

    Life Keith Richards Wonderful Today Pattie Boyd

    Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman Haruki Murakami Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Anonymous

    Queen of the Night J A Jance

    Audio books in MP3 Format Coming Up for Air Patti Callahan Henry

    Anarchy and Old Dogs Colin Cotterill The Evil Inside Heather Graham

    In Pursuit of Eliza Cynster Stephanie Laurens

    Helens DVDs

    Adults Conviction

    The Lincoln Lawyer Modern Family Season 2

    Snowtown Limitless

    Country Song

    Children Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2

    Barbie : Princess Charm School Hop

    Sonic the Hedgehog Bananas in Pyjamas : Fix it Bananas

    Hi-5 : Songs of the Week

    Robyns CDs

    Lost HighwayWillie Nelson Down the WayAngus and Julia Stone

    GraduationKanye West TorchesFoster the People Foo FightersFoo Fighters

    Lp1Joss Stone The Black AlbumJay-Z

    Hail to the ThiefRadiohead Phantom of the OperaAndrew Lloyd Webber

    In the Grace of Your LoveThe Rapture

    A selection of the librarys latest...

    Newsletter of the Friends of the Prospect Library Issue 27: November 2011/January 2012

  • Prospect

    by Zachariah, Year 5, Nailsworth Primary

    In the parks of Prospect on hot 30 degree days in the months of summer, the barbie is always sizzling and families and friends sit talking to each other. Eskies are sitting in corners keeping everything cool.

    Kids are grabbing ice and shoving chunks down each others backs and yelling frost. Fun is everywhere. Kids are playing on swings and kicking the footie. Let me tell you we Prospecters love BBQs and fun!

    Prospecters also have the best library around. Its called Prospect Library and its next to the best school ever and thats Nailsworth Primary school.

    So if you come to Prospect make sure you have lots of fun and oh make sure you return your library books or the librarian will haunt you.


    by Luan, Year 2, Rosary School

    I like Prospect because it is a place where you meet new people every day, you meet friends, you learn a lot (at school), you can be active (walk). My favourite thing about Prospect is the parks and most of all the imagination you can get from it. Thats what I like about Prospect. Ill give it ten out of ten.

    The Dogs of the way to Nailsworth

    Primary School

    by Josiah, Year 1, Nailsworth Primary

    Charlie Brown and Muffin are the first ones we meet. Then we come upon Candy. If we are quick we see Treasure. She is a little bit shy. Max comes next. He is not at all nice. Dexter and Dro are next in queue. They are very friendly. Next we come upon Simon. We all like him because he is so cute. Billy is the last one we see.

    There was a great response to the Librarys first Childrens Writing Competition, and a great turn out to the prize giving ceremony on 18 August. The Friends were

    delighted to sponsor the childrens prizes, and have agreed to do so again next year.

    We thought you might enjoy reading some of this years entries.

    2011 Prospect Library

    Childrens Writing Competition Friends of the Library President Prue Blaikie presenting the awards to the winners

    Luan 1st Prize - Reception-Year 2 Tamara (left) and Rachel (above)

    1st Prize (equal) - Years 6-7 Siobhan

    1st Prize - Years 3-5

    Newsletter of the Friends of the Prospect Library Issue 27: November 2011/January 2012

  • Once again we have a wonderful C