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Brain Training @ the Library

Gunnedah Shire Library NSW GUNNEDAH

Monday August 26th
Monday September 2nd
Monday September 9th

Brain training at Gunnedah Library is held twice on Mondays, from 10.30am  to 11.30am  in the morning, and 3.30pm  to 4.30pm in the afternoons.

The programme is focused on keeping brains fit and healthy by involving the participants in such activities as trivia quizzes, spot the difference, word games, memory exercises, non-dominant hand colouring in, mazes, breaking codes, and so on.

Morning and afternoon tea is available and participants are encouraged to arrive early and leave late so they have plenty of time to socialise.

During Adult Learners Week we will introduce some new activities such as origami into the programme so the participants can learn some new skills.  On the 03 September the library staff will also take the brain training programme to the Lundie House nursing home for the residents to enjoy the puzzles and activities.

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Dates

  • Monday August 26th
  • Monday September 2nd
  • Monday September 9th

Times

10.30 am – 11.30 am
3.30 pm – 4.30 pm

Venue: Gunnedah Shire Library

Location: 291-293 Conadilly Street, GUNNEDAH NSW 2380

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Organiser: Christiane Birkett

Phone: 02 6740 2191

Email: chrisbirkett@infogunnedah.com.au

Jaqueline Kent – Beyond Words: A year with Kenneth Cook

Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts NSW Sydney

Sunday August 25th
Monday August 26th
Friday August 30th

Join Jacqueline Kent as she takes us through her moving new memoir, Beyond Words: A Year with Kenneth Cook.

In 1985, Jacqueline had a satisfying career as a freelance book editor and was emerging as a writer. But then she met Kenneth Cook, author of the Australian classics Wake in Fright and Eliza Fraser,  and they fell in love.

Set against the backdrop of the 1980s Sydney publishing scene and brimming with stories about stories, Beyond Words is so much more than a memoir.

In 1985 Jacqueline Kent was content with her life. She had a satisfying career as a freelance book editor, and was emerging as a writer. Living and working alone, she relished her independence. But then she met Kenneth Cook, author of the Australian classic Wake in Fright, and they fell in love.

With bewildering speed Jacqueline found herself in alien territory – with a man almost twenty years older, whose life experience could not have been more different from her own. She had to come to terms with complicated finances and expectations, and to negotiate relationships with Ken’s children, four people almost her own age. But with this man of contradictions – funny and sad, headstrong and tender – she found real and sustaining companionship.

Their life together was often joyful, sometimes enraging, always exciting – until one devastating evening. But, as Jacqueline discovered, even when a story is over that doesn’t mean it has come to an end.

Best-known for her biographies of Julia Gillard and Beatrice Davis, Jacqueline Kent has penned a warm and beautiful narrative that is both brave and moving.

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Dates

  • Sunday August 25th
  • Monday August 26th
  • Friday August 30th

Times

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Venue: Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts

Location: 280 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Organiser: Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts

Phone: 02 9262 7300

Website: https://smsa.org.au

Email: tkc@smsa.org.au