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Backyard Bees with Doug Purdie

Bees need our help. Under threat from insecticides and habitat loss, they're in decline the world over. Join Doug Purdie, author of Backyard Bees the bestselling Australian bee guide to walk you through everything you need to know, now fully revised and updated.

Care with Brooke McAlary

Join Brooke McAlary in conversation with Amy Taylor-Kabbaz as they discuss Brooke's latest book Care: The radical art of taking time.

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The Kindness Revolution with Hugh Mackay

Join Hugh Mackay in conversation with Ailsa Piper as they discuss Hugh's latest book The Kindness Revolution.

Reflecting on the lessons learned through the pandemic – about making personal sacrifices for the common good, rediscovering the importance of the neighbourhood, valuing our relationships more highly, the need to see ourselves as interdependent, interconnected humans, ahead of our identity as independent individuals, The Kindness Revolution asks us to imagine how different our society could be if we were to apply those lessons more widely.

This event was hosted by Woollahra Libraries on behalf of the NSW Public Libraries Association.

Parents and Carers: Screen Time in 2021 with Danielle Einstein

Join Dr Einstein as she leads a discussion about family screen use in 2021. Danielle is a published author of The Dip: A practical guide to take control of screen addiction and reconnect your family.

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The Golden Maze with Richard Fidler

Hear Richard Fidler, author of Ghost Empire and Saga Land in conversation with Michaela Kalowski as they discuss Richard’s latest book. The Golden Maze follows the story of Prague from its origins in medieval darkness to its uncertain present.

This event is a collaboration with Randwick City Library and Waverley Library.

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Infinite Splendours with Sofie Laguna

Hear Sofie Laguna, author of The Choke and The Eye of the Sheep as she shares insights from her hotly anticipated new novel. Infinite Splendours is a sensitive exploration of childhood trauma, handled with compassion and wisdom. Set in a fictional town in Victoria’s Southern Grampians region, this extraordinary novel is rich in colour and character.

This event is a collaboration with Randwick City Library and Waverley Library.

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Stories of Hope with Heather Morris

Heather Morris is the author of two global bestselling novels, The Tattooist of Auschwitz and Cilka’s Journey. Hear Heather as she shares her own story and explores the art of listening in her first non-fiction book. Stories of Hope reveals her own incredible experiences since meeting Lale Sokolov, the tattooist of Auschwitz. She describes the people she has met, the remarkable stories they have shared with her, and the lessons they hold for us all.

This event is a collaboration with Randwick City Library.

The Budapest Job with Alice Spigelman

Clinical psychologist, writer and human rights advocate Alice Spigelman discusses her political novel 'The Budapest Job'. Tom Gaspar, a young architect is sent to Budapest on a job in 1989 as communism is about to collapse. Caught in the web of the country’s, and his own family’s murky past, he is faced with monumental decisions that change his life forever.

Alice will also discuss themes explored in her book including the rise and roots of 'illiberal democracy' and the new style semi-dictatorship admired by Trump and practiced in numerous post-communist countries in Europe.

Exploring Gut Health with Lee Holmes

Hear from wholefoods chef and holistic food and nutrition coach Lee Holmes as she guides you through the importance of gut health, including how to cook and eat a balanced diet to promote a healthy gut. Lee is the author of a number of books including Supercharge Your Life, Supercharge Your Gut and Fast Your Way to Wellness.

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The Ghost and the Bounty Hunter with Adam Courtenay

In celebration of National Reconciliation Week, author Adam Courtenay discusses his latest book. The Ghost and the Bounty Hunter is a fascinating and poignant true story from Australian colonial history.

Just after Christmas 1803, a convict called William Buckley fled a settlement in the land of the Kulin nation (now the Port Phillip area), to take his chances in the wilderness. A few months later, the local Aboriginal people found the former soldier cold and starving and took him in.

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Cracking the Anxiety Code with Judith Hoare

Journalist Judith Hoare shares the true story of the little-known mental health pioneer who revolutionised how we see the defining problem of our era: anxiety. In 1962 Dr Claire Weekes published the ground-breaking book Self-Help For Your Nerves which is still in print today.

Judith Hoare's book Cracking the Anxiety Code is the first to tell Dr Claire Weekes' remarkable story.

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