Archive for July, 2008

Green-FILE – new on-line database

GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments, and what can be done at each level to minimize these effects. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides full text for more than 4,700 records.
GreenFILE is available through your local public library service as part of the on-line databases that libraries are supplying for FREE. Most of these databases are available for remote access from your home or school
Louise, Youth Librarian, Manly Library

Monologues for drama students

Monologues are long speeches, delivered by a single character in a play. Students in High School often need monologues when audtioning for roles in theatrical productions. Although there are books with monolgues in them it has been difficult to find good Australian monologues. Sue Murray, a local Northern beaches writer and teacher has just published a new book called “Cooking with Hamlet and other solo dramas” which contains 15 original monologues. One monologue “seven miles from Sydney” is set in Manly. The book is available at Manly Library. Sue Murray’s website is at
Louise @ Manly Library