Hinterland DVD crime series

Hinterland DVD crime series

Reviewed by Scotia Tracey

Aberystwyth. Centuries old. A place of searing beauty. A natural crucible of colliding worlds, where history, myth and tradition come face to face with the modern and contemporary.

But its panoramic vistas and quaint facade hide a multitude of sins – this is a place that lives according to its own rules, a place where grudges fester, where the secrets of the past are buried deep.

Into this world steps DCI Tom Mathias. On the run from his past, our thirty-eight-year-old hero is a brilliant but troubled man. Having abandoned his life in London, he finds himself holed up in a trailer park on the outskirts of town – a place filled with secrets as dark and destructive as his own. His partner in crime is DI Mared Rhys. Thirty-three years old, Mared is intelligent and complex with demons of her own to conceal. Together, enigmatic outsider Mathias and hometown girl Mared form an engaging partnership.

Mathias is at the heart of every story. He is a man we instinctively trust, a man who knows that the key to solving that ultimate anti-social crime, murder, lies not in where you look for truth, but how you look. From the windswept sand dunes of the coastline to the Badlands of the hinterland and beyond, this is a detective drama with pace, poetry and scale.

Blood, soil and belonging. This is Hinterland.  And it is available NOW at the Lithgow Library Learning Centre on DVD.

Lily Bard

“Lily Bard Mysteries” omnibus: Charlaine Harris

Lily Bard

“Lily Bard Mysteries” omnibus: Charlaine Harris

Reviewed by Miriam Scott.

Lily Bard is a woman with a past that will make you cringe and very possibly weep. A woman who has used this past to reinvent herself. A woman with a wry sense of humour: Why else would she choose to live in a town with the name of Shakespeare?

The Lily Bard Mysteries combine a love of martial arts, cleaning and doing what’s right with being human and vulnerable. A flawed heroine, but a righteous one, Lily will keep you coming back as she tackles mystery after mystery, builds relationships, grows to know herself and learns to reconcile with her past.

This book is available at Lithgow Library and our branches at Portland and Wallerawang. Please contact the library on 6352 9100 for more information.

Stop all Domestic Violence Art exhibition at Lithgow Library

The work of Domestic Violence advocate Sue Day Banham will be on display at Lithgow Library from 2 to 31 July 2018.

“With such an array of diverse artists on display there is always something to experience at the Library,” said Mayor Stephen Lesslie. “This artist is dedicated to such a worthy cause, this art exhibition is not to be missed”.

Sue Day Banham is the founder of charity ‘Stop all Domestic Violence’ and is also a published author and illustrator. Her exhibition will include paraphernalia from her charity and artwork from her published children’s books. This eclectic mix will be on display during July in the Lithgow Library during the Library opening hours of 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 12 noon on Saturdays. 

For more information on this exhibition or to enquire about exhibiting at the Library phone 63529100.

 

Rusty Metal, Nuts and Bolts Sculpture Exhibition by Lyn Doherty at Lithgow Library

A lifetime passion for antiques, junk and digging old tips for bottles and artifacts has evolved into a creative endeavor for local artist and musician Lyn Doherty. The quirky sculptures that are the result of Lyn’s ideas will be on display at Lithgow Library from 2 to 31 July 2018.

“It is fascinating to see the amazing artistic creations that a few bits of metal, wood and ceramics can become,” said Mayor Stephen Lesslie. “This will be another art exhibition not to be missed”.

Cats and boats are just some of Lyn’s sculptures that will be on display throughout July and can be viewed during the Library opening hours of 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 12 noon on Saturdays.  For more information on this exhibition or to enquire about exhibiting at the Library phone 63529100.

Rusty Metal, Nuts and Bolts Sculpture Exhibition by Lyn Doherty at Lithgow Library

A lifetime passion for antiques, junk and digging old tips for bottles and artifacts has evolved into a creative endeavor for local artist and musician Lyn Doherty. The quirky sculptures that are the result of Lyn’s ideas will be on display at Lithgow Library from 2 to 31 July 2018.

“It is fascinating to see the amazing artistic creations that a few bits of metal, wood and ceramics can become,” said Mayor Stephen Lesslie. “This will be another art exhibition not to be missed”.

Cats and boats are just some of Lyn’s sculptures that will be on display throughout July and can be viewed during the Library opening hours of 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 12 noon on Saturdays.  For more information on this exhibition or to enquire about exhibiting at the Library phone 63529100.

 

CONTACT:

Stephen Lesslie                                                                                            
Mayor                                                                                                                                  
Tel: 02 6354 9999                                                              
Fax: 02 6351 4259

Terry O’Keefe                                                                                                
Library Coordinator                                                                                             
 Tel: 02 6352 9100                                                                                       
Fax: 02 6351 4364

 

‘The Long Road From A Broken Heart’ Author Talk by Jeremy Scott at Lithgow Library

An author talk with a difference is coming to Lithgow Library on 4 July 2018 at 11am. ‘The long road from a broken heart’, tells the story of Jeremy Scott as he undertook a bicycle ride from London to New Zealand.

“Jeremy’s story is an inspiring story of strength and courage. This visit is a great opportunity for the community to engage with Jeremy and enjoy what I’m sure will be an inspirational and entertaining presentation,” said Mayor Stephen Lesslie.

Undergoing major open heart surgery as a four-year-old child taught Jeremy that life was precious and something to cherish. He began to see life as a rollercoaster ride, filled with challenges and experiences. Some of those challenges were forced upon him; others were of his own design.

On 5 October 2011, Jeremy began a challenge that was of his own design, a journey that was many years in the planning; a 2 ½ year, 51,916km unsupported bicycle ride from London to New Zealand. As he pedalled his way around the planet he accumulated more than enough kilometers to circumnavigate the earth.

At the conclusion of this phenomenal journey, Jeremy wrote the highly successful book ‘The Long Road From a Broken Heart’ and now dedicates his life to inspiring others. 

Jeremy is a recipient of the Australian Heart Foundation ‘Heart Hero Award’ and an Ambassador for Waterline Challenge.

The author talk will take place at Lithgow Library on Wednesday 4 July 2018 at 11am and will be followed by light refreshments.  No bookings are required for this free event.