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Take Poems Once a Day and call me in the morning: Deborah Alma - Emergency Poet

Meet Deborah Alma the Emergency Poet and mastermind of ”the world’s first and only mobile poetic first aid service.”

Dressed in white coat and stethoscope, Emergency Poet travels the UK in her 1970’s ambulance, accompanied by Nurse Verse or The Poemedic. Her domain -  literary and music festivals, libraries, schools, pubs, weddings and conferences… “anywhere where poetic help may be urgently required…”

Emergency Poet offers consultations inside her ambulance and prescribes poems as cures. In the waiting room under an attached awning Nurse Verse dispenses poemcetamols and other poetic pills and treatments from the Cold Comfort Pharmacy.

Perhaps the folks at Wave Books can trade in their Poetry Bus for a fleet of these beauties to traverse the country during National Poetry Month!

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Science Week 2014

Fascinated about how things work, how they were discovered and how they changed the world? From purple dye to astrophysics; there are loads of really interesting reads in the popular science and discovery genre.
Sometimes these titles are n
ot so easy to find so check out the 500-600 call number at your library or ask a librarian to show you this hidden treasure trove of knowledge that is written in a narrative, storytelling style. You will be hooked!

For our full Science Week book albums like us on FB and enjoy the sciencey goodness! 

Yes… we do have a bit of a thing for Simon Winchester!

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Science Week 2014
So we asked our expert librarians to choose some fiction books that are ‘about science and scientists that are NOT science fiction’ and they said… ‘Why don’t you try some of these links?’ instead of bothering us at lunch. 
So here they are with great reads aplenty 
Lablit - the list! This is a comprehansive list of awesome sciencey reads. Apparently ‘lablit’ is the name of this new genre and there is also a mention on Goodreads with 98 titles. 
Fiction about science- the blog! Loads of ideas, titles and discussion on fiction about science. 
Fiction meets science- the website! Novels are only a small part of the reading suggestions on this site. There is also theatre, film, poetry (science poetry!?!?!) and more!
Wellcome Medical Library- the institution! For the truly dedicated, there is the Wellcome Medical Library collection, with thousands of online items from their archives and a special book award for outstanding fiction based on medical science. 

Science Week 2014

So we asked our expert librarians to choose some fiction books that are ‘about science and scientists that are NOT science fiction’ and they said… ‘Why don’t you try some of these links?’ instead of bothering us at lunch. 

So here they are with great reads aplenty 

Lablit - the list! This is a comprehansive list of awesome sciencey reads. Apparently ‘lablit’ is the name of this new genre and there is also a mention on Goodreads with 98 titles. 

Fiction about science- the blog! Loads of ideas, titles and discussion on fiction about science. 

Fiction meets science- the website! Novels are only a small part of the reading suggestions on this site. There is also theatre, film, poetry (science poetry!?!?!) and more!

Wellcome Medical Library- the institution! For the truly dedicated, there is the Wellcome Medical Library collection, with thousands of online items from their archives and a special book award for outstanding fiction based on medical science. 

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Science shelfies! As well as ‘information books’ on any given science field, we also hold loads of popular science reads. These books make science accessible to all readers, they are fascinating and you will be amazed how much great writing there is on science related topics. 

From picture books to magazines to reference material your library is the place to learn about science. Follow us on here and on Twitter @BoroondaraLib and learn some new things as we join in the National Science Week fun!

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You love dystopian, post-apocalyptic and/or sci-fi books? You’ve already read The Hunger Games, Divergent, Delirium, Nineteen Eighty-Four, The Giver and other popular books? The Underrated Book Project can help you find your next read!

The Underrated Book Project is a series of posts which aims to promote books/series that are believed to be underrated by myself and other readers. Pictured above are a selection of dystopian books that are not necessarily as well-known as other books in the genre. There’s a mix of books that will appeal to people who enjoy dystopian and post-apocalyptic fiction, science fiction and books with fantasy/paranormal elements set in a dystopian/futuristic world. Some of these books are more popular than others, but they don’t quite have the same popularity as dystopian series such as The Hunger Games and Divergent. There are plenty of other books out there to discover!

Do you guys think #TheCulling & #TheSowing should be on this list? Let your voices be heard :-)

Anyone is welcome to send suggestions for other books! Just send me a message with the book/series title and author, and I’ll create a post for it ASAP.

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