ESOL Presentations in Newcastle Library

Newcastle ESOL students who wrote wonderful stories about growing up in their home countries and about their arrival in Australia, all went into a competition.  Prizes were presented during a morning tea given by Newcastle Library Staff.



New LibGuide – Law and Legal Issues

The new Law and Legal Issues LibGuide can be viewed at

This guide will help you to find and access information on various topics related to the Law. For example:

  • Current Legislation and Australian Standards.
  • Legal issues, such as human rights and discrimination.
  • The new Work Health and Safety Act.

It is also a useful reference guide for locating information and resources about the Law in Australia and Legal Services that are available.

The mysterious workings of the adolescent brain

Why do teenagers seem so much more impulsive, so much less self-aware than grown-ups? Cognitive neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore compares the prefrontal cortex in adolescents to that of adults, to show us how typically “teenage” behavior is caused by the growing and developing brain.