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Words for wellbeing bibliotherapy program

I’m excited to see more bibliotherapy practice coming to Queensland. Check out connect > create > curate on 18 November from midday* for a research update. Follow on twitter #oeplib … Continue reading

October 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Inked at the library: Skin stories

More great examples of words off the page and into people’s lives. Everybody* has a tattoo these days. Libraries and people work well together – how ingenious to share people’s ink stories. Inked … Continue reading

June 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

It’s raining poetry

Boston has been home to poets including Sylvia Plath and e.e. cummings. It’s raining poetry. How brilliant would this be to get words off the page and into people’s lives … Continue reading

June 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Telepoem Booth

Listen to the language. Close your eyes and imagine. There is more than one way to experience a poem. In a realisation of the application of digital technology to the dissemination of … Continue reading

May 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Mood Boosting Books

Reading Well’s #moodboosting booklist is available now for 2016  http://bit.ly/1Q056HG  Get the books, promote the list, talk with people about mental health and the value of reading.

January 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Read like Bowie

David Bowie was an artist to the end, and his work will live on in our hearts and minds. As an extraordinarily creative man, it makes sense that he would … Continue reading

January 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Rainbow connection

Auckland Libraries have made it very easy for the rest of us now to promote those books, magazines and films in our collections that feature LGBTIQ characters, and are by … Continue reading

December 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

25: The Colour of the Night by Robert Hollingworth

The Colour of the Night by Robert Hollingworth Melbourne: Hybrid, 2014 Review published in Artgaze Magazine, 2014. Those of you arriving home after dark might raise your head a moment … Continue reading

November 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Readers services notes 5: Five Star Reviews

Is anyone else leading review writing workshops in public libraries? I’m styling mine like I imagine Laneway Learning does; informal, enjoyable, and with a practical outcome. Do your bookclub members … Continue reading

November 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Read for depression and mental health

Earlier in the year Tegan Usher, a Masters of Philosophy candidate at Melbourne University, conducted a survey for her research : A novel prescription: Which books should General Practitioner’s prescribe to patients … Continue reading

October 26, 2014 · Leave a comment