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Several of the 2019 CBCA Notable Books are now on display in the Library and ready for borrowing!
Tech Time: Introduction to Online Research
21 May 2019 10:00 am - 21st May 2019 Tuesday 21 May 10am to 12 noon FREE
It's easy to access the State Library’s eResources at your fingertips with your Waverley Library card. Find out about some of the State Library’s great online resources in this session. Learn to access newspapers, magazines, encyclopaedias and scholarly journals. We will also cover Waverley Library’s own eResources, and how to make the most out of them. Make sure to bring your current Waverley Library card with you. Please note: Bookings open 3 weeks prior to the event. Free parking for first 2 hours when you validate your ticket. Bookings essential at Eventbrite
Meet the Author: A.B. Patterson with Harry's Quest 22 May 2019 6:30 pm - 22nd May 2019 Wednesday 22 May 6.30-8.00PMFREE
A. B. Patterson is an international award winning crime writer based in Sydney. In his debut novel Harry’s World we were introduced to PI Harry Kenmare, ‘a prehistoric private detective in an unfriendly and infinitely unjust modern world’. PI Harry Kenmare is back in Harry’s Quest, with a visceral lust for vengeance. Before being an Author, A. B. Patterson was a Detective Sergeant with the WA Police and later worked as a Chief Investigator with the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption. Reading excerpts from his book as well as hearing about his past career in the Police, this is a night for all lovers of Australian crime fiction. Books available for sales and signing at the event. Free parking for first 2 hours when you validate your ticket.
28 May 2019 6:00 pm - 28th May 2019 6:30pm - 8:00pm FREE - Bookings Essential via Eventbrite
The 2019 Ride the HSC Wave program includes: May 27: Study Skills Workshop - at Woollahra Library Presented by Alida Markovics; founder and director of Academic Excellence, retired High School principal, and Senior HSC marker.
May 28: Business Studies - at Waverley Library Presented by Joe Awkar: secondary teacher with a Bachelor of Economics, HSC marker and founder of the tutoring service, First Class Tutoring. This session will offer a focus on report writing.
May 29: English - at Waverley Library Presented by Larry Grumley: Head of English at Catherine McAuley High School (Westmead), HSC marker, member of the Board of Studies (NESA), study guide author and an inspiring teacher and communicator.
No. 1 The Way of the Househusband (pictured) Release Date: September 17, 2019
If you spend a lot of time on the Internet, you've probably seen this comedy manga floating around before - but this September, you'll be able to read it translated. A former member of the yakuza gives up his dangerous career to get married and become a house husband. It turns out that you can take the man out of the yakuza, but you can't take the yakuza out of the man - occasionally, his old gangster habits will flare up.
No. 2 Samurai 8: Hachimaruden
To many manga readers, Masashi Kishimoto is completely synonymous with his most popular title, Naruto. But now that Naruto is over, Kishimoto is trying his hand at a new series, to be released sometime in the spring of 2019. Samurai 8: Hachimaruden's story has yet to be revealed - all that's known is that it involves samurai and robots, futuristic weapons, and is probably in the sci-fi genre.
No. 3 My Hero Academia: School Briefs
Release Date: April 2, 2019
For some fans of My Hero Academia, the best part isn't the superhero shenanigans or the villain fights - it's the slice-of-life stories from U.A. High School. If you want to watch class 1-A act like regular kids, My Hero Academia: School Briefs is just what you're looking for - short stories about what happens at U.A. during their downtime.
No. 4 Komi Can't Communicate
Release Date: June 11, 2019
Tadano is an introverted teenager who isn't especially interested in making friends. When he finds himself alone with Komi, a seemingly aloof and haughty classmate, he realizes that she's actually a really nice person - just a tremendously awkward one. He decides to put aside his own lonely predilections and help Komi on her quest to make 100 friends. will be writing the manga, while his former assistant Akira Okubo will be providing illustrations. If you're a fan of Naruto, this will likely be a must-read.
No. 5 Fullmetal Alchemist: The Complete Four-Panel Comics
Release Date: March 12, 2019 There's nothing new about the wildly popular Fullmetal Alchemist manga - but this compilation of Arakawa's 4-panel comics is. These comics, which were scattered throughout the manga itself, the DVD releases, and magazine appearances, parody the main series in a fun and light-hearted way. This new volume compiles all of the comics into one convenient place, and also includes a few rarities that even the most diehard FMA fans don't know about.
No. 6 For the Kid I Saw in My Dream
Release Date: January 29, 2019 Kei Sanbe is the author of the acclaimed series ERASED. His new series, For The Kid I Saw In My Dreams, looks like it will be every bit as heartbreaking, and every bit as thrilling. Senri Nakajou has always had a close relationship with his twin brother. Not only did the two share a close sibling bond, but Senri's brother protected him from their abusive father. When his whole family is taken out by a criminal, Senri is enraged and seeks vengeance. This story will be intense, but hopefully worthwhile.
No. 7 I Want To Eat Your Pancreas
Release Date: January 22, 2019 When a teenage boy accidentally finds out that his classmate has a pancreatic disease that will soon take her life, he wants to just ignore her and get on with his life. Despite his hesitation, the two of them still form a powerful bond - one which gives her some of the experiences she wants to have before her time comes, and one which brings him out of his shell and forces him to connect with others. This manga will make you weep, but in a good way.
No. 8 Kakegurui Twin
Release Date: Feb 19, 2019
Kakegurui Twin is a prequel to the original Kakegurui. It focuses on Mary Saotome, a girl who starts the original series a high-status gambler but is defeated in a spectacularly humiliating fashion. Kakegurui Twin shows how she achieved her lofty status to begin with.
No. 9 Nyankees
Release Date: January 22, 2019 Have you ever read a yakuza themed manga and thought: I wish this were about cats instead of humans? If so, you should be reading Nyankees, a manga by Atsushi Okada that depicts cats as gang members who have to defend their turf. It's a hilarious and adorable take on a potentially scary topic that's worth looking forward to this year.
No. 10 Our Dreams At Dusk
Release Date: May 7th, 2019 Our Dreams At Dusk looks poised to be a touching coming of age story about the LGBTQ+ community. Tasuku Kaname is afraid of starting a new school, but he's even more afraid that he might be outed as gay. When he's at a low point, a mysterious woman discovers him and takes him to a group of other people like him, who have found acceptance with each other. Will Tasuku find the friendship and community he needs?