Actor helping us journey to other worlds

ACTOR and author Bryan Brown spoke to an enthralled audience when he helped open a new Little Library in Milperra on Monday morning.

The Milperra Little Library is the result of the efforts of a group of book-loving local residents with the support of City of Canterbury Bankstown.
Brown reminisced about his days growing up in the area and talked about his own experiences with books and reading.
“I remember Bankstown mobile library at Panania Station every Friday and Little Golden Books around the house,” he said.
“Books tell stories about people and culture, people like yourself and unlike yourself.”
He also touched on his debut as an author, with his collection of short stories, ‘Sweet Jimmy’.
“Going into a bookstore and there’s a book with my name on it. I would never have imagined that, as a kid having adventures round here, I would one day write a book,” he said.
He donated two full bags of books and a copy of his own book to the library. ‘Sweet Jimmy’ had hardly touched the shelf before local resident Valda Roser took it to read.
Cr David Walsh said the new Little Library was a wonderful initiative.
“I see this as a great example of the community and council working cooperatively,” he said.
Paul Judge, the main coordinator of the Little Library, and a passionate reader, was delighted to see his idea become reality.
The Little Library, built and installed by Bankstown’s Men’s Shed and registered with Street Library Australia, is packed with books and ready for the community to start borrowing.
It’s at Milperra Community Centre and you never know, you might be reading a book that used to belong to Bryan Brown.