Brisbane City Council Library FREE Talks


Brisbane City Council Library FREE Talks

(by me!)

It would be fair to say that I make extremely good use of the Brisbane City Council Library event services! I book holiday workshops well in advance and we traipse all over Brisbane visiting libraries and attending fabulous makerspace, sustainability and literary events – i LOVE the BCC Library Events Program – see here.BCC

My mother, who is now a teacher librarian, used to work in BCC libraries when we were young, and we have a number of family friends who work for BCC libraries and consequently I feel extremely comfortable in these beautiful spaces! And what beautiful spaces they are! You will have noticed the stunning renovations being done in libraries throughout Brisbane – I’ve checked them all out except Carindale, which I believe is pretty spectacular.

I am super chuffed to be doing some talks at some of my favourite libraries, including the one from my childhood, Annerley Library, in what I affectionately call, ‘The Literary Season’ – from Book Week until the end of Brisbane Writers Festival.


My talks are aimed at parents and teachers who are looking for tips on engaging young people with quality literature. I will be giving my ‘top 10’ books for the past year in various age groups – with books suitable from birth to young adults, and I will also have a number of handouts and articles I’ve written for publications lately. I will talk about fostering a love of reading in the very young – and move right up to early secondary readers and how to keep the book bug alive in them with the help of school and public libraries and the librarians and teacher librarians in them! BCC2

Hope to meet some of my blog readers at these events – I’ve done a screenshot of all events below – ring the numbers listed to book in!

Growing Young Readers AnnerleyGrowing Young Readers AshgroveGrowing Young Readers WYNGrowing Young Readers Kenmore

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