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Newsletter 2

Today is Neighbour Day. To assist in celebrate this I attended a Neighbour Day event in Lancefield. I was there promoting Shared Reading Groups at the Lancefield Neighbourhood House on Tuesdays, but there were many of the other groups and clubs in the town. The second newsletter gives information about two new groups in Term 2, and information about research into Shared Reading from the UK. You can access it here.

World Poetry Day Featured Poet - Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath, born in the US, studied in the US and the UK, married to Ted Hughes, often see as a tortured soul. The poetry she produced over her short life, has stood the test of time and is still as relevant today as it was when it was first published 50 years ago. Her poems speak of longing, of feeling trapped, of loss and her life long depression. She wrote of her life, using what she knew as the basis of her powerful storytelling. Plath is often claimed as a feminist author. Much of her work was published after her death. "Lady Lazarus" a poem from the collection "Ariel", is a poem about death, and death by one's own hand; just like a cat, the narrator has nine lives and once a deca

New Service - One on one bibliotherapy

Bibliotherapy is a term composited from 'biblio' meaning books and therapy meaning a treatment intended to relieve or heal a disorder. It is an ancient form of healing dating back to the high days of the Greeks. Libraries were seen as places to learn, think and salve. Bibliotherapy today comes in different forms. Shared Reading Circles offer a group session with one piece of text at each session. One on one bibliotherapy offers a directed way to look at an issue in life anew, or can give directed reading on a particular subject. To Turn A Page offers one on one bibliotherapy. What can it do for you? Bibliotherapy can assist with depression, mild anxiety, low mood, PTSD. If you are griev

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