Author Archive

Bye-bye Blurb it! Hello Facebook!

9 August 2011

You may have noticed the lack of recent posts on blurb it, ummm… recently.

Gold Coast Libraries is no longer updating blurb it, but you can still keep up with what we’re doing on our Facebook page. Like us, and stay up to date with everything bookish on the Gold Coast.
For upcoming events check out the Calendar of Events.
If you want more book reviews and recommendations, head over to our online book club – book coasters.

And, of course, if you want something a little less virtual, drop in to one of the Gold Coast Libraries for a book, magazine, DVD, CD, graphic novel… or just for a chat. We’d love to see you!

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MY call – lookin’ sharp

31 December 2010

It’s not raining! So as a special New Year’s Eve treat on the (currently,) very sunny Gold Coast we have some straight lines of horizontal stripes – the lovely librarians in Local Studies have found this photo from 1937 of the Tweed Heads – Coolangatta Surf Life Saving Club, in the archives of Picture Gold Coast.

Can you come up with a funny caption for it?

They’ve suggested: And you don’t like your board shorts?

Give us your ideas for a funny caption by leaving a comment below.

Where is that confounded bridge?

26 November 2010

This month’s theme is

BRIDGE….

Bridge = a link between two points, part of an instrument, a weird card game whose rules I’ve never grasped. If you’ve got a digital image of a photo, drawing or other artwork, and it’s your own work, and it fits our theme AND you want it splashed up here on blurb it…..email it to us!

Planning ahead? Next month’s theme will be CELEBRATE.

MY call – room at the back

25 November 2010

There’s room for everyone…. apparently.

Our Local Studies librarians have found this image from the 1920s of a chap called Clarrie Francis, taking residents to Tallebudgera Creek for a picnic in his bus, in the archives of Picture Gold Coast.

Can you come up with a funny caption for it?

Here are the Local Studies suggestions for a caption to get you started:

“Do you think this bus may be a little overcrowded?”

or

“Will we fit through the McDonalds’ drive-through?”

Give us your ideas for a funny caption by leaving a comment below.

QUIRKY flowers

22 October 2010

Spring has sprung, so this month blurb it has been thinking about flowers.
Things like….

Stolen flowers! Did you hear about the Van Gogh painting that went missing from a Cairo museum? Although reportedly recovered a few hours later, this was incorrect and the painting, valued at A$56 million, is still missing. This painting was also stolen 30 years ago and subsequently recovered. Or was it? A copy sold a year after the alleged recovery for A$45 million, so maybe this year’s thieves have stolen the real fake.


Gardeners in the UK are being encouraged to pander to the floral preferences of bumblebees. The BBC reported that bumblebees, which make significant contributions to the British economy through their tireless pollination work, would much prefer striped or red flowers and that gardeners should plant accordingly. Research on whether bumblebees would also like tiny hammocks for relaxation and more baroque music in gardens is continuing. 🙂




Bloodflower is the hugely praised first novel from Christine Hinwood. Young Cam returns to his home from war alone, all his fellow soldiers slain. What has he seen and endured that has left him so damaged? Is he true, or a traitor? His life and the lives of those around him are woven together in this gorgeous story of adventure, history and romance.

Showers and flowers

21 October 2010

This month’s theme is

FLOWERS….

We’ve had so much rain, everything green and growing should be bursting into bloom. So, if you’ve got a digital image of a photo, drawing or other artwork, and it’s your own work, and it fits our theme AND you want it splashed up here on blurb it…..email it to us!

Planning ahead? Next month’s theme will be BRIDGE.

Slasher style

7 October 2010

Rip it up !

Grab an old t-shirt and get slashing at one of the library’s Slash Tee sessions. Find out how the creative use of scissors can give you a whole new slasher style.

It’s happening on these Thursdays from 4pm-5pm:
Robina Branch Library 28 October
Helensvale Branch Library 18 November

Phone the library to book a place –
Robina on 55811600
Helensvale on 55911625.

HUNGRY?

6 October 2010

Are you hungry?

Get down to Robina Library TODAY from 4pm to 5:30pm and learn how to feed yourself.

This session is full of tips on how to prepare quick, easy and cheap meals on a budget – especially aimed at 13 to 17 year olds.

The devil’s in the detail

6 October 2010

What building on the Gold Coast would you be heading into along this ramp?

(Oh, this one is easy – you just have to look at the photo for a clue…… and then work out which suburb, I suppose.)

If you think you know, comment below.

MY call – going to school

6 October 2010

How do you get to school? Walk, drive, ride a bike or skate?
Our Local Studies librarians have searched through the archives of Picture Gold Coast to find this photo of kids from Merrimac and Mudgeeraba schools, from around 1922.

Can you come up with a funny caption for it?

Here are the Local Studies suggestions for a caption to get you started:

“Would you argue with these schoolchildren?”

or

“What do you mean the school bus has broken down?”

Give us your ideas for a funny caption by leaving a comment below.