Don't Overdue It Podcast


Our podcast delves into the story of the Mount Gambier Library, from innovations, programming, authors to local history. We invite you to join in and learn more about our work here in the Library and our place within our community.

Available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and other popular podcast platforms.

August 2022 - School Holiday FUN!

For more than a decade the School Holiday Program at the Mount Gambier Library has been a staple on our events calendar, providing entertainment and education to our younger community members.

This month we catch up with the Children and Youth Services team to discover the fun, mess and madness that is the school holidays library-style.

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July 2022 - Library Lover - Maya Linnell

Bestselling Australian author Maya Linnell is a former country journalist and radio host turned rural fiction author and has recently joined us at the Mount Gambier Library to launch her fourth novel Paperbark Hill.

Maya also loves Libraries, so we have pulled her aside to find out when the love affair begun, the role libraries have played in her life and her new podcast partnership with the Libby by Overdrive App- Library Lovers with Maya Linnell.

Looking for one of Maya's books? Wildflower Ridge, Bottlebrush Creek, Magpie's Bend and Paperbark Hill are all available in multiple formats. Check out the Mount Gambier Library website to place a hold.

Maya has her own website at www.mayalinnell.com where you can read her blog, see wonderful recipes and keep up to date on all her latest news.  

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June 2022 - Mount Gambier Crater Lakes Fires

On the 25th of January 2022, Mount Gambier woke up to something we were not expecting. Our much loved Crater Lakes area was on fire. The fire was eventually brought under control with the hard work of 150 fire crew but not before burning 50 hectares of grass and scrub.

In this episode we discuss the role of Council in an event such as this, the road forward to recovery, and uncover the history of previous fires at the same site. 

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May 2022 - National Volunteer Week: Recognising the contributions of Mount Gambier Library Volunteer

Volunteering brings people together, builds communities and creates a better society for everyone. Commencing on Monday the 16th of May, National Volunteer Week gives us the chance to recognise the vital work of volunteers and show our appreciation.

Join us for this episode of ‘Don’t Overdue It’ as we discuss the Mount Gambier Library Volunteer Program and catch up with some of our wonderful volunteers to discuss what volunteering means to them and the friendships that have formed as a result their valuable contributions to the Library and the Community.

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April 2022 - The Cook and the Cookbook

When Jane Byrne’s children set her a task in her retirement to create a cookbook from their grandmothers Rita's recipes, she had all the ingredients except one. The basic computer skills to create a book.

With the help of weekly computer lessons at the Mount Gambier Library, Jane set to work, week after week to type the loose pages of faded hand written recipes, memories and photographs into a precious family keepsake.  Jane’s story is a celebration of family, food and lifelong learning, and just may be the inspiration others need to get their own project off the ground.

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March 2022 - Readers & Writers

On the eve of Adelaide Writers’ Week, Library Book Club coordinator Susan Briffa has gathered together some of her favourite reading enthusiasts to chat about the books currently on their bedside tables. 

We also spend time with to two local authors, Library staff member Jacqui Davies, and former radio broadcaster Stan Thompson and ask them about their own journeys from readers to published writers.

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