"The good things in life are family, friends,good food & wine,books you can't put down & as much travel as you can cram in."
Published August 16th 2011
One of the most under used free resources in your neighborhood is your local public library. For a lot of us, we haven't set foot in the door of a library since we were kids looking for school project material. You won't believe how much they've changed!
Join up and enjoy latest release DVDs & CDs, magazines, free wi-fi, free or so cheap it's crazy talks by well known authors, workshops, musicians, the list really is endless. Here's a list of DVD titles to pique your interest:
Clubbers Guide to 2011 Best of Blues & Roots 2011
Womadelaide: Sounds of the Planet 2011
Magazine titles include Madison, Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Wheels, Mens Health, basically you name it, the library has got it!
Did I mention e-books? If you're so inclined, you won't even have to leave your armchair. Oh, and of course good old ordinary books, how could I forget those!!
My library service of choice is found at www.erl.vic.gov.au which covers a large area east of Melbourne, and I use the Boronia branch.
So take yourself down to your corner store library (just Google it, they're everywhere) with some ID and before you know it you will be like a kid in a lolly shop. Come to think of it, you can probably join on line - libraries are sooo 21st century.