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Australian authors touring Nagambie and Shepparton

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May 11, 2018

Australian authors Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist will be talking about their bestselling new novel, Two Steps Forward, at Nagambie Library and at the Shepparton RSL on Wednesday, May 23.

State Library Victoria, in partnership with Public Libraries Victoria Network, is touring two of Australia’s most popular and engaging authors as a part of the High Road to Reading program.

Australian authors Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist will be talking about their bestselling new novel Two Steps Forward at Nagambie Library and at Shepparton RSL on Wednesday, May 23.

Two Steps Forward is the first novel co-authored by husband-and-wife writing team Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist.

Mr Simsion is the internationally bestselling author of The Rosie Project, The Rosie Effect and The Best of Adam Sharp. Ms Buist is chair of Women’s Mental Health at the University of Melbourne and author of the acclaimed Natalie King thrillers Medea’s Curse, Dangerous to Know and This I Would Kill For.

The duo will speak on Wednesday, May 23 at Nagambie Library, 352 High St, Nagambie at 3pm, and at Shepparton RSL, 88 Wyndham St, Shepparton at 7pm.

For the Shepparton talk, please arrive early at 6.30pm to sign into the RSL.

Bookings are essential for both talks. For more information and bookings, for the Nagambie talk please phone Nagambie Library on 1300374765 by Friday, May 18, and for the Shepparton talk please phone Shepparton Library on 1300374765 by Friday, May 18.

Invitation

Shepparton Library has 35 home library volunteers visiting patrons who are unable to attend the library due to disability or poor health.

Book lovers are connected with like-minded volunteers who are able to select and deliver items to their place of residence.

This service depends on the generous support of our volunteers, so as part of National Volunteers Week we are holding an afternoon tea on Friday, May 25 at 2.30pm at Shepparton Library to celebrate and recognise their valuable effort.

Home Library co-ordinator Emma Beach said libraries were bringing people together more than ever.

‘‘The home library service ensures people who are physically unable to visit the library continue to receive the service,’’ she said.

‘‘Our volunteers select books, large print, magazines, DVDs and audiobooks for our patrons and often form long-lasting friendships over the enjoyment of their selections.’’

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for the home library or know someone who might benefit from this service, please phone Emma Beach at Shepparton Library on 1300374765.

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