President’s Report April 2021
The Short List announcement celebration attracted 33 members and three apologies. The Book Cow bookshop was a wonderful venue and thanks to Peter’s IT skills, the evening ran smoothly and was an informative PL session for the educators who were present. Rosemary Thomas did an excellent job analysing the fiction books and ACT Judge Margaret Bromley spoke about the Eve Pownall category. We were pleased to be able to congratulate Gina Newton for her well deserved short listing of “Hold On! Saving the Spotted Handfish”. Every library, school library and home library needs this book. The formalities were rounded off by a talk from Lisa Fuller about her book “Ghost Bird” which was an Honour Book last year. This is a riveting read for Older Readers and adults, suspenseful and with insights into Aboriginal traditions and law. There was time left talking with our speakers and for browsing and buying. There were many happy book purchases made.
Please look out for our next big event And the Winner Could Be... at Alia House on Wednesday June 16. Keep checking our very up to date and active website and enews editions for all the details.
Happy reading everyone,
CBCA ACT Branch President