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JUNE AT MAITLAND CITY LIBRARY

REMEMBERING LES DARCY


To mark the centenary of Les Darcy’s death in 1917, Maitland Library is hosting Remembering Les Darcy.
The exhibition includes a digital and physical display of photos and facts, rare video footage of his funeral and a new Walls That Talk display on the outside of the building.

Remembering Les Darcy runs until 30 June.

LAST WOMAN HANGED - Caroline Overington

Thursday 8 June

Two husbands, four trials and one bloody execution, Caroline Overington delves into the archives to reveal the true story of Louisa Collins, a 41 year old mother of ten from the Upper Hunter, who became the first woman hanged at Darlinghurst Gaol and the last woman hanged in New South Wales.
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RAIMOND GAITA

This event will be rescheduled

Award winning author and philosopher Raimond Gaita has been recognised for his exceptional and sometimes controversial views on the nature of ethical thought and moral philosophy.

Gaita is currently writing a book of essays expressing gratitude to those who have mattered to him. Those who enjoyed Romulus, My Father will recognise the same reflective narrative.
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CREATIVE WRITING MEETUP

Friday 16 June

Join an informal and supportive writing group for tips on how to begin writing or receive advice and encouragement to continue your writing projects. 

Presented in partnership with Hunter Writers Centre and Lake Mac Libraries.
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WHY FRIENDSHIP MATTERS

Tuesday 20 May
Philosophers and cognitive scientists agree that friendship is an essential ingredient of human happiness. It is said that friends are an integral part of what it means to live a good life.

Join us as we explore the real power of friendship to enrich our lives.
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IN SICKNESS, IN HEALTH... AND IN JAIL - Mel Jacob

Thursday 29 June

Mel Jacob recounts how her near perfect life took an unexpected detour when her husband was gaoled for two years. Mel tells with humour the story of a family left behind, chronicling the grief, stigma and conversational minefields of her husband's whereabouts as she navigated single parenthood, prison visitations and nosy neighbours.
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VERSES POET OF THE MONTH

Helen Hopcroft

Helen Hopcroft is an artist, writer and Marie Antoinette impersonator in the final stages of a Creative Writing PhD at the University of Newcastle. She also holds a Masters degree in Painting from London's Royal College of Art. She will dress in historically accurate costume as Marie Antoinette for one year. This performance, My Year as a Fairy Tale, is designed to promote Maitland as a creative city and tourist destination that is rich in history.
Helen will appear at the Palm Court Tea Salon on Thursdays from 12.00pm - 2.00pm. Read more

WANT TO JOIN A BOOK CLUB?

Love reading? Interested in joining with like minded people in a relaxed, casual atmosphere to discuss books? Join one of the new book clubs at Maitland, East Maitland, Rutherford and Thornton Libraries.
For more information, contact your local library.

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The content of this newsletter is based on the best information available to Maitland City Library at the time of publication, and any information is subject to change.

                                                 

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