Author Jackie French at launch of libraries new multimedia interactive platform

Renowned author Jackie French, Australian Children's laureate for 2014 and 2015, and Senior Australian of the Year 2015, will be at Hurstville Library tomorrow for the launch of the new Local Studies interactive multimedia collection.

Renowned author Jackie French, Australian Children's laureate for 2014 and 2015, and Senior Australian of the Year 2015, will be at Hurstville Library tomorrow for the launch of the new Local Studies interactive multimedia collection.

Georges River Libraries will officially launch their new Local Studies interactive multimedia collection tomorrow at Hurstville Library with special guest Australian author, historian and wombat tamer, Jackie French.

The new Local Studies feature is an interactive touch table of curated collections of the rich cultural memory of Georges River.

It allows library visitors to explore the people, places and events that make up the fabric of this diverse community.

The event will be launched by Councillor Christina Wu, who provided $1,500 from the Councillor Ward Discretionary Fund to support the program.

Councillor Wu said that the new platform is an exciting development in how access is provided to the Local Studies collection.

"Starting with the new Local Studies Blog, the interactive touch table is further developing ways to take the collection to the community wherever they are," Cr Wu said.

Georges River Council Mayor Kevin Greene said that the table will provide curated collections of the rich cultural memory of Georges River.

"This new platform delivers an engaging way for library visitors to explore the people, places and events that make up the fabric of this diverse community," Mayor Greene said.

Special guest, renowned author, historian and wombat tamer, Jackie French will be attending.

As Australian Children's laureate for 2014 and 2015, and Senior Australian of the Year 2015, Jackie's work has something to appeal to every generation.

Her books for young people include Diary of a Wombat and Hitler's Daughter, for young adult to adult crossover she brought us Matilda Saga and the Miss Lily series, and for adults, Let the Land Speak.

Jackie will be sharing her passion for history and storytelling and speaking about the importance of remembering and sharing our history as stories.

To be one of the first to experience the Local Studies interactive multimedia collection book at: https://bit.ly/2jRSWcH

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