Parra Pods
Staff Picks, Yan’s Recommended Reads

Staff Picks, Yan’s Recommended Reads

November 24, 2020

Yan’s Recommended Reads!

Are you wondering what to read next? Well, maybe this episode will give you some ideas.

Happy Listening!

Books mentioned in this podcast include:

Science Fiction

Science Fiction

October 30, 2020

A tricky genre to define, Scifi or ‘Science Fiction’ is more than just space ships and aliens. Scifi is a genre that looks at the world that was and imagines a world that can be. Sitting within the family of what is considered to be ‘speculative’ fiction, Scifi entertains, thrills and makes us consider some important questions about ourselves, our world and the universe(s) beyond us.

 

Join Nisa and Rachel as they discuss these books: 

 

Translated Literature

Translated Literature

October 23, 2020

In this episode of Parra Pods Yan shares her love of translated literature with listeners.

Yan is City of Parramatta Libraries resident expert on translated literature and always manages to surprise us with the diverse range of books she gets through!

Below are just a few of the authors & titles Yan talks about in this podcast.

Happy Listening!

 

Shadow of the Wind’, ‘The Angels Game’, ‘The Prisoner of Heaven’ & ‘The Labyrinth of Sprits’ by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Along the Trenches: a Journey Through Eastern Europe to Isfahan by Navid Kermani

The Name of the Rose’, ‘Foucault’s Pendulum’ & ‘On the Shoulders of Giants’ by Umberto Eco

Sapiens’, ‘Home Deus’ & ‘21 lessons for 21st Century’ by Yuval Noah Harari

The Unbearable Lightness of Being’ & Farewell Waltz by Milan Kundera

Norwegian Wood’ & Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami

Red Sorghum’, ‘The Garlic Ballads’ & ‘Sandalwood Death’ by Mo Yan

Boyhood’, ‘Youth’, ‘Summertime’, ‘Disgrace’, ‘Life & times of Michael K’ by J M Coetzee

Jo Nesbo, Stieg Larsson, Karan Fossum, Arnaldur Indridason, Hakan Nesser, Leila Slimani, Andrea Camilleri

YA Reads!

YA Reads!

September 16, 2020

 

In this episode of Parra Pods Katherine & Nisa discuss some of the amazing Young Adult fiction they have read over the last couple of weeks.

Reading Youth Adult fiction in all its  diversity is great way to understand the issues facing the up and coming generation.  The books that we review in this episode discuss diverse themes  such as “Black lives matter”, growing up Muslim in Australia, body issues and being young and LGBTQ identified. What these wonderful books have in common is that they are all thought provoking, funny at times, often inspiring and always entertaining. I urge you to grab a YA book now and enjoy!

 

Some of the books discussed in this podcast include:

 

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, 2017.

 

How (Not) to Ask a Boy to the Prom by S.J. Goslee, 2019.

 

You Must Be Layla by Yassmin Abel-Magied, 2019.

 

There's Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon, 2019.

 

Looking for some more recommendations why not check out our blog post on YA picks of 2020 & some old favourites!

 

24 August 2020 COVID-19 Updates  Mutations & Lower Fatality 主題:冠狀病毒的突變和較低的死亡率

24 August 2020 COVID-19 Updates Mutations & Lower Fatality 主題:冠狀病毒的突變和較低的死亡率

August 26, 2020

24 August 2020

 

COVID-19 Updates - Mutations & Lower Fatality 主題:冠狀病毒的突變和較低的死亡率

 

City of Parramatta Libraries Health Awareness Talks in Cantonese Language.

 

In partnership with Australian Chinese Medical Association. Health talks to promote better understanding and awareness of common health issues and related services in the Chinese Australian community. 

This episode is about “COVID-19 Safety Guidelines”.

 

Presented by Dr Stephen Li. 

Chemical Pathologist | Clinical Lipidologist | Chartered Manager
Director Core Pathology & Clinical Chemistry, Pathology West, NSW Health Pathology
Director Westmead Hospital Lipid Clinic
Chair, Community Health, ACMA
Honorary President and Foundation Fellow, ACMA

Domestic Violence Arabic Language العنف الأسري

Domestic Violence Arabic Language العنف الأسري

August 25, 2020

Domestic violence is not limited to hitting or bodily harm, it also includes verbal and psychological abuse, physical control, and sexual assault. 

Bullying and attempting to control a partner are also different types of domestic violence that the police do not tolerate in dealing with.

Domestic violence includes physical, verbal or psychological harm from one family member to another, and also includes ill-treatment of the elderly and children.

 

لا يقتصر العنف الأسري على  الضرب أو الأذية الجسدية فهو يشمل أيضاً الاعتداء اللفظي والنفسي والتحكم المادي والاعتداء الجنسي. ممارسات التنمر ومحاولة السيطرة على الشريك تعتبر أيضاً أنواعاً مختلفة من العنف الأسري الذي لا تتساهل الشرطة في التعامل معه.

يشمل العنف الأسري أذية أحد أفراد العائلة لفرد آخر جسدياً أو لفظياً او نفسياً ويشمل ايضاً سوء معاملة كبار السن والأطفال.

Additional information:

 

There is no excuse for pardon, you are not the reason.

The helpline for victims of domestic violence provides 24-hour counseling, and the workers in this service refer victims to emergency services such as housing and material support. This number is 1800 656 463

There are other services available for victims of domestic violence around the clock, including the phone service 1800respect or 1800 737 732.

For translation services, you can call 131450

For men who are victims of domestic violence, you can call Men’s Line Australia on 1300789978.

 

لا يوجد أي مبرر للعف أنت لست السبب.

يقدم خط مساعدة ضحايا العنف الاسري الأستشارة على مدار 24 ساعة ويقوم العاملون في هذه الخدمة بتحويل الضحايا للخدمات الطارئة كالسكن والدعم المادي. هذا الرقم هو 1800656463

هناك خدمات أخرى متوفرة لضحايا العنف الأسري على مدار الساعة منها خدمة الهاتف 1800respect أو 1800737732.

لخدمات الترجمة بامكانكم الاتصال على الرقم 131450

أمّا للرجال الذين يقعون ضحية العنف الأسري فبامكانكم الاتصال بخدمة Men’s Line Australia على الرقم 1300789978

 

Speaker - Heba Kassoua

Multicultural community Liaison officer, Cumberland Police Area Command

 

17 August 2020 COVID Updates Problems & Facemasks 主題:冠狀病毒的新問題及配戴口罩的重要

17 August 2020 COVID Updates Problems & Facemasks 主題:冠狀病毒的新問題及配戴口罩的重要

August 19, 2020

17 August 2020

 

COVID-19 Updates - Problems & Facemasks - Cantonese 主題:冠狀病毒的新問題及配戴口罩的重要

 

Mystery coronavirus outbreak was linked to a cold storage facility in Auckland, masks beneficial to combat community transmission and no evidence that immunity of coronavirus from people who have recovered from covid-19.

內容:奧克蘭的冷藏設施與冠狀病毒的神秘爆發; 口罩有益於對抗社區傳播 及 沒有證據表明冠狀病毒對從covid-19中康復的人具有絕對的免疫力。

 

City of Parramatta Libraries Health Awareness Talks in Cantonese Language.

 

In partnership with Australian Chinese Medical Association. Health talks to promote better understanding and awareness of common health issues and related services in the Chinese Australian community. 

This episode is about “COVID-19 Safety Guidelines”.

 

Presented by Dr Stephen Li. 

Chemical Pathologist | Clinical Lipidologist | Chartered Manager
Director Core Pathology & Clinical Chemistry, Pathology West, NSW Health Pathology
Director Westmead Hospital Lipid Clinic
Chair, Community Health, ACMA
Honorary President and Foundation Fellow, ACMA

Celebrating Science Week 2020

Celebrating Science Week 2020

August 12, 2020

Celebrating Science Week 2020

City of Parramatta Libraries will be celebrating National Science Week by providing a diverse range of digital content, catering to all ages and interests that people can experience from home online.

The Library has teamed up with scientists, Western Sydney University, an Australian novelist and our library staff.

For further information regarding our Science Week program go to cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au/national-science-week

In this podcast one of our Library's 'science enthusiasts' Yan, talks about our programs and some of the interesting science related books she has been reading.

Titles discussed in this podcast includes:

The telomere effect : a revolutionary approach to living younger, healthier, longer by Elizabeth Blackburn

Lifespan : the revolutionary science of why we age - and why we don't have to by David A. Sinclair

A woman looking at men looking at women : essays on art, sex, and the mind by Siri Hustvedt

10 August -  Dr Li Covid-19 Updates and Chronic Diseases Cantonese 有關閱讀新冠狀病毒的醫學信息 和 對慢性病患者的建議

10 August - Dr Li Covid-19 Updates and Chronic Diseases Cantonese 有關閱讀新冠狀病毒的醫學信息 和 對慢性病患者的建議

August 11, 2020

10 August 2020

 

Understanding Covid-19 Medical Information for People with Chronic Diseases 

有關閱讀新冠狀病毒的醫學信息 和 對慢性病患者的建議

 

City of Parramatta Libraries Health Awareness Talks in Cantonese Language.

 

In partnership with Australian Chinese Medical Association. Health talks to promote better understanding and awareness of common health issues and related services in the Chinese Australian community. 

This episode is about “COVID-19 Safety Guidelines”.

 

Presented by Dr Stephen Li. 

Chemical Pathologist | Clinical Lipidologist | Chartered Manager
Director Core Pathology & Clinical Chemistry, Pathology West, NSW Health Pathology
Director Westmead Hospital Lipid Clinic
Chair, Community Health, ACMA
Honorary President and Foundation Fellow, ACMA

Egg-based Dietary Health 2 Egg-based Recipes & Herbs Mandarin 鸡蛋食疗 (普通话)

Egg-based Dietary Health 2 Egg-based Recipes & Herbs Mandarin 鸡蛋食疗 (普通话)

August 4, 2020

Health Awareness Talk

 

Egg-based Dietary Health - 2 Egg-based recipes & Herbs

鸡蛋食疗 (普通话)

 

Egg-based dietary for health. Learn about egg-based recipes & herbs.

 

Presented by Dr Rose S Chen

陈曙仪中医师

Chinese Medicine Practitioner

 

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