Library Bookmark August 2015

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Advance Notice to Patrons

The Junior Kindy section of the Library will be unavailable on:
Thursday, 20 August, 3.30pm–4.30pm and all day Monday, 24; Wednesday, 26; and Friday, 28 August due school bookings for Children's Book Week. Please be aware that on these days the Library will be noisier than usual. We appreciate your patience.

No Baby Rhymetime During Children’s Book Week

Please note: there will be no Baby Rhymetime on Friday, 28 August.

Talking the Beat: Meet Your Local Police Officers

Tuesday, 11 August, 10am – 11am

Officers from the Kensington Police station will be visiting the Library to provide an ongoing visual police presence in the community and also to hear any concerns or comments from local residents.

This is your chance to come and have a coffee and meet your local police officers.

No booking required.

Children’s Book Week Events

The Reading Hour
Tuesday, 18 August, 6pm – 7pm

Free event, bookings essential
For children aged two to six years

To celebrate The Reading Hour and Children’s Book Week, Josephine Bacon will be presenting a dazzling storytime that is sure to light up your world! Come dressed as your favourite book character and get ready to listen, sing and dance through some of this year's winning Children’s Book Week books.

Children’s Book Week Storytimes
Tuesday, 25 August, 9.30am
Thursday, 27 August, 9.30am

Come dressed as your favourite book character!

National Science Week Event

Thursday, 20 August,  3.30pm–4.30pm
Free event, bookings essential
For children aged five to 10 years

Explore the universe with a young astronomer from the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research.

Ask all your burning questions about space and learn more about the Solar System and astronomy. Everyone will receive some astronomy goodies to take home!

This Inspiring Australia initiative is supported by the Australian Government as part of National Science Week.

August Book Clubs

Our two Library Book Clubs have been reading Room by Emma Donoghue and Still Alice by Lisa Genova. If you’ve read either book and wish to join in the discussion, please join us for our August Book Club meetings:

Saturday, 1 August, 1.30pm
Room by Emma Donoghue

Thursday, 6 August, 6.30pm
Still Alice by Lisa Genova

Thursday, 3 September, 6.30pm: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Saturday, 5 September, 1.30pm: Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín

Thursday, 1 October, 6.30pm: All the Birds Singing by Evie Wyld
Saturday, 3 October, 1.30pm: The Reader by Bernhard Schlink

Languages in the Library!

Saturday Morning French Conversation Group
Saturdays, 9.30am

All are welcome to come join this informal gathering at the Library on Saturday mornings run by locals who wish to practice their French conversation skills. For more information contact the Library on 9373 5500.

Transparent Languages Online
Want to learn a new language? Then why not try Transparent Language Online! TLO is a powerful and personalised language learning system that you can use to learn a variety of languages.

Click here for more information.

The West Australian Garden Guide Giveaway!

Thanks to Perth Garden Festival we have 20 copies of The West Australian Garden Guide by the Garden Gurus – Neville Passmore & Trevor Cochrane to giveaway!

How to enter:

Post your best gardening tip on our Facebook page: and tag your entry with #lifeinthepark to win one of 20 copies of The West Australian Garden Guide!

If you don’t have Facebook, ask a friend or relative to enter on your behalf.

Competition ends: Monday, 31 August

Terms & Conditions:

One entry per person. Only open to Town of Victoria Park residents, ratepayers, renters and business owners. (Winners must show proof of residence to collect their prize.) Only one book per person will be awarded and no cash alternative or substitution for the book is available.

The West Australian Garden Guide is jam-packed with information to help you create and maintain a beautiful garden of your dreams. The book includes chapters on 500 of the 'Best for the West' (annuals, cacti and succulents, climbers, cycads and palms, deciduous and evergreen trees, ground covers, native shrubs, perennials, shrubs and strap-leaf plants, which are listed with detailed descriptions and beautiful photographs); The Edible Garden; as well as roses, lawns, soil, water and landscaping.

This is a must-have gardening book for Western Australian gardeners.

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