From Mesopotamia to Pancake Paradise: Mitchelton Library Re-Opens – Part 2

For all the on-the-day details about the re-opening, go to Part 1 of this two-part plus special gallery feature.

With this gallery, we supply some fast facts about libraries, offer two of Alison Alexander’s recipes, and splurge on ten plus one quotations – yes, there’s a bonus quotation right there for you – about the delights of the library. Continue reading

From Mahjong to the Lord Mayor: Mitchelton Library Re-Opens – Part 1

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.  Marcus Tullius Cicero

The Mitchelton Library re-opening in Brisbane’s inner north-west got away to a chilly start early on Saturday, June 15, but was warmed up considerably by the goodwill of everyone who attended.

The library’s Team Leader, Julie Tree, guided us all through an entirely enjoyable day of festivities in the new library of light and glass, ably assisted and supported by library staffers including Stephen, Kathy, Belza, Sally, Orima, Katrina, Kelly, and Kylie. (If we’ve forgotten anyone, please let us know so we can include everyone who contributed).

Radio broadcaster Phil Smith and his guest gurus – gardening expert, Annette McFarlane, and food consultant, Alison Alexander – kicked things off at 6am on ABC Local Radio with their usual astute advice about, yes, gardening and food. Continue reading