From The Lennox Head Library

Locally produced music, literature, art and film are an important part of our community culture. There is an abundance of creativity and inspiration in our shire and it is easy to access. You don’t have to go far to find a book, movie or song that was created by a Lennox local.

Recently added to the library collection is the award winning surf film El Mar Mi Alma. Directed and produced by Stephen Jones and Tatiana Velasco the film soulfully travels the Chilean coastline and blends surfing, music and poetry and uncovers the country’s beauty and environmental and social issues. Shot entirely on 16mm this visual love song is also a response to the ground-breaking environmental campaign through Chile with Surfers For Cetaceans. The sea is an inspiration to many and we can all play a part in her nurture and protection.

The sea is the beautiful backdrop to the morning yoga classes at the surf club with Maria Kirsten. Maria had been teaching beginner’s yoga in Lennox Head since 2000. A certified Yogalates teacher, speaker and lecturer Maria is devoted to making the joy of yoga safe and fun for everyone and runs workshops in Anatomy for Yoga and Principles of Yoga. We now have a copy on our shelves of Maria’s DVD Yoga for Grownups so you can roll out your mat and practice from home.

On May 6th the library will host a book talk with author and journalist Antonella Gambotto-Burke. Local MamaBake creator Michelle Shearer will be MC of event to launch Antonella’s Mama: Dispatches from the Frontline of Love. The book is a collection of essays on her experiences of motherhood and attachment parenting and also includes interviews with some of the world’s top parenting experts. Please contact the library on 6687 6398 for more information or to book for seat at this special event.

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