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National Year of Reading celebrations

3 May 2012

Hurstville City Library is hosting a range of events to celebrate National Year of Reading, a campaign to inspire people to enjoy reading and connect libraries with the community.

Mayor of Hurstville, Cr Steve McMahon is inviting patrons to learn about Graphic Novels on Wednesday 9 May 2012, at 6.30pm.

“Graphic novels are a complex form of visual storytelling that engages the reader in an imaginative tour de force,” he said.

“It is a story conveyed to the reader using sequential art, either in an experimental design or in a traditional comic book format.

“Come along and see the latest from Marvel, DC, Rebellion and Vertigo amongst others and learn about forthcoming releases and trends from industry insiders.”

Mayor McMahon said the library was also holding a photographic competition for those older than 18 years throughout the year.

“Each month there is a theme that correlates with National Year of Reading – escape, dream, discover, question, grow, explore, cry and love2read,” he said.

“To enter the competition, you need to sign up to flickr and join the LMG Photography Competition group and tag your photos according to the monthly themes.

“If you don’t know how to use flickr, don’t worry as we are running classes at the library.

“It is our way to help with the life-long learning process and to engage with our residents through social media.”

Mayor McMahon said the monthly prize is a double movie pass with the major prize being an iPad3.


Media contact: 
Tanya Abraham
Manager Public Relations and Events
9330 6008 or 0411 748 953

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