Macquarie Regional Library | Spring into reading

Spring into reading: Opening hours: Monday-Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-3pm, Sunday 11am-3pm
Spring into reading: Opening hours: Monday-Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-3pm, Sunday 11am-3pm

Spring into reading

The warmer months are finally upon us and the beginning of Spring is the ideal time to discover your inner green thumb and get out in to the garden - whether you’re a seasoned gardener or absolute beginner, there really is something for everyone. Turn your garden into an edible feast with Backyard Bounty, published by Organic Gardener Magazine, which is an expert guide to growing your own organic vegetables and features advice from some of Australia’s top horticulturalists. If you need some visual inspiration, try Secret Gardens. Written by Claire Masset, it features stunning photographs of some of the world’s most beloved gardens including the National Trust’s idiosyncratic garden. For a unique perspective on the modern garden, The New Australian Garden by Michael Bates looks at landscaping gardens to turn the ordinary into an appealing destination space. If you’re on the go and don’t have time to come into the library, choose from a wide range of E-Magazines from the library website. Titles include Backyard, Better Homes and Gardens and Gardening Australia. E-Magazines can be downloaded from the brand new RB Digital app to your mobile device or tablet at any time. Visit www.mrl.nsw.gov.au

Rolf Boldrewood Literary Awards

Entries are now being accepted for the annual Rolf Boldrewood Literary Awards. The awards honour Rolf Boldrewood, the pen name of Thomas Browne, who during his time as a police magistrate in Dubbo wrote Robbery Under Arms, one of the first major Australian novels. The competition aims to foster the writing of prose and poetry with an Australian theme. The prose section of the competition should be fiction or a family history memoir to a maximum of 2500 words, and the poetry entries can be in any form or style to a maximum of 80 lines on an Australian theme. The prizes in each section for first place will be $500 and a limited edition bust of Rolf Boldrewood. Entries close September 29. Forms are at the library, or can be downloaded www.mrl.nsw.gov.au. Macquarie Regional Library is located at the corner of Talbragar and Macquarie streets, Dubbo. Call 6801 4510. Opening hours: Monday-Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-3pm, Sunday 11am-3pm