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Whats On : May 2008
Displays MoB Out and About Exhibition, Foolish Things Wednesday 7- Saturday 31 May. This exhibition of Cloudland images and stories is part of Museum of Brisbane's Out and About Exhibition 'Foolish Things', which showcases three of Brisbane's best-loved music venues: Cloudland, The Primitif and The Zoo. Live in the Libraries Live in the Libraries: The flute: folklore, myths and legends - Thursday 8 May 2pm. Karen Lonsdale, flautist, teams up with narrator Hannan Reardon-Smith to present intriguing folk tales about the flute. Special interest groups Local history chat group - Tuesday 13 May 1 0.30am. Join Mark Cryle, UQ Fryer Library librarian, for his talk on rare and special books and collections housed at the Fryer Library. Pageturners book club - Wednesday 25 May 1.15pm. Read and discuss House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus. 'Off the Shelf' book talk - Tuesday 27 May 10.30am. If you are looking for new authors and titles, then this is the event for you. Everyone is invited to an informal discussion, where library staff will review a number of selected book titles as well as provide reading suggestions. (07) 3403 77 55 Children's events Special children's story time and picnic in the park - Each Thursday from 1 May-5 June 10.30am-12noon. Enjoy a mix of story time, activities and eating a few snacks in the park. Children and parents alike will be sure to enjoy this activity. For children aged under 10 years. National Simultaneous Story time - Thursday 22 May 10.30am. Classes and workshops *Introduction to computers - Friday 16 May 10-11.30am. Learn basic computer and mouse skills. *Introduction to the internet- Friday 9 and 23 May 10-11.30am. Basic introduction to using the internet. Basic mouse skills essential. *Introduction to online databases - Friday 2 May 10-11.30am. Discover the Online Reference Library and learn how to access an extensive collection of current and authoritative information on a range of topics online, including magazines and newspapers, health and lifestyle information, encyclopaedias, homework help and much more. U3A Japanese classes - Tuesdays 1 Oam-12noon. Brush up on your Japanese language skills. Some knowledge of Japanese required. Displays MoB Out and About Exhibition, Wild suburbia: living with native animals in Brisbane - Thursday 8-Saturday 31 May. Brisbane enjoys greater diversity of native wildlife than any other Australian capital city. This Museum of Brisbane exhibition will open your eyes to the creatures that share our suburbs and backyards. MoB Out and About Exhibition - Eat, drink and be merry: Ceramics from the Collection Thursday 8-Saturday 31 May. This Museum of Brisbane exhibition showcases ceramic vessels celebrating the simple pleasures of food and drink, including pieces from early Brisbane potteries to contemporary ceramics influenced by Japanese aesthetics. Live in the Libraries Live in the Libraries: The flute: folklore, myths and legends- Wednesday 14 May 2pm. Karen Lonsdale, flautist, teams up with narrator Hannan Reardon-Smith to present intriguing folk tales about the flute. Special interest groups Book discussion group - 4th Tuesday ofthe month 1.15-3pm. This month's book is Advance Australia - Where? : how we've changed, why we've changed and what will happen next' by Hugh Mckay. Hugh's book contains a convincing account of our progress since the 1970's. 'Writers of Seville' writers group - Saturday 3 and 10 May 10am-1pm. Share your writing in a supportive environment. (07) 3403 2205 Children's events *Babies, Books and Rhymes - Tuesdays 10am. *Children's story time - Wednesdays 10am. *National Simultaneous Story time - Wednesday 21 May 11 am Classes and workshops *Introduction to the library catalogue, eLibCat - Fridays 10-11 am. *Introduction to email - Thursday 22 May 10-11.30am.