District A54 Inner Wheel Chairman Jan Munro, Julia Serpell and Yarrawonga Mulwala Inner Wheel President Janet Schwartz. Another new member for the Inner Wheel Club of Yarrawonga Mulwala. Julia Serpell was warmly welcomed and inducted at the November meeting.
Librarian Eddie Hafon has investigated books through the years on migration to Australia and has developed a written list available at the library.
Participants in the afternoon heard first hand some of the horrors that the speakers or their families had left behind, the experiences of coming here, and how they became a part of Australian society (particularly picking up ‘Aussie English’ in different towns and cities).
Reading was an important tool and Enid Blyton books were an early learning tool for one speaker.
Kevin Preece, CEO of Goulburn Valley Libraries, gave an overview of the Libraries Change Lives campaign, a state-wide advocacy program to raise the profile of public libraries.
Kevin spoke to the group about the important place libraries have in society and encouraged those present to speak out about the funding of libraries in communities, particularly as the town is planning a new library for Yarrawonga.
Friends of Yarrawonga Library is a group who support the librarians in securing equipment and additions to the library, assist with visiting authors and hold book chats for anyone interested to attend.
They can be contacted via Yarrawonga Library.
A mysterious stranger to worry about, a mess of complications around her late husband’s will with angry relatives pursuing her for her husband;s gold, she is more concerned with trying to ensure her safety than dealing with the kind of feelings that led her astray so catastrophically before.
But it seems that, after all, she might need to do the one thing she has avoided at all costs.. ask for the help of a man.
Yarrawonga Library Co-Ordinator Kerry Currie said she was pleased to welcome Darry to the library and was delighted with the number of community members that were in attendance.
“We are thrilled that Darry was able to add Yarrawonga to her touring schedule. Her stories combine history with well-developed characters, in particular strong women,” Ms Currie said.
Darry was born in Melbourne but has lived in central Australia and currently calls Kangaroo Island home.
Her fascination with the history of the Murray River in the 19th century has resulted in novels that exhibit well – developed characters and multi – layered stories.