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Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Join the library in Hobart...

You will be very impressed with the buildings as you walk downtown.  Now stand outside the Cat & Fiddle shopping mall on Murray Street, and look north.  See the big hill – the library is at the top…
The library is free, but when you go to join, you will need your passport and the rental agreement with the landlord.

This is why I like to have a backpack –  carry your library books (Don’t take too much – you can often go back)  and any groceries that you buy. 

I was teaching a 15-year-old Chinese girl English (which I will tell you about in a later blog) and, of course, met her parents.  The mother could not speak any English, relying on her daughter to translate.  She was working in a restaurant downtown, and, one day, she took the car.  And parked in the Library lot even through it was clearly marked “1/2 hour parking” and got a $30 ticket.  But you do not have to worry about that, because, in Hobart, you will be walking. 
In the library, there is a shelf of books – fifty cents to five dollars – go ahead and buy anything you are interested in, have the fun of reading it, and then leave it in your suite for the next renter.

 Photos belong to Jaro Franta and Dorothy Lloyd.

1 comment:

  1. You jogged my memory. I forgot where some of these building were. It looks like it has changed a bit since I was there.