Library Bookmark July 2015

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No Baby Rhymetime During School Holidays

Please note: there will be no Baby Rhymetime on Friday, 10 and Friday, 17 July.

2015 Local History Award Winners!

Thank you to everyone who entered the 2015 Local History Awards and congratulations to the following winners and runners-up:

Winner: Original Research
Roy Criddle for ‘A man called Stan’

Runner-up: Original Research
Jacquie Liddiard for ‘They Served their Country with Honour’

Winner: Personal Memoirs
Leslie John Stevens for ‘Memories of long ago’

Runner-up: Personal Memoirs
Henk Giele for ‘Gieles’ Pastry Shop’

Winner: Photographic Memories
Otto Walkemeyer for ‘Terminus Bakery – transport’

Runner-up: Photographic Memories
Otto Walkemeyer for ‘Terminus Bakery – final days’

Click here to read the judges’ comments and view photos of the entries on the Library's Facebook page.

July Book Clubs

Our two Library Book Clubs have been reading Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn and The City & The City by China Miéville.
If you’ve read either book and wish to join in the discussion please join us for our July Book Club meetings:

Thursday, 2 July, 6.30pm
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Saturday, 4 July, 1.30pm
The City & The City byChina Miéville

Want to start your own book club? The Library has multiple copies of select titles that can be loaned for extended periods.

Click the links to view our list of current Book Club Sets or Popular Book Club Titles.

Storytime at Tree Planting Day

The Library is holding a special Storytime at the Tree Planting Day hosted by the Vic Park Collective in partnership with the Town of Victoria Park this weekend:

Sunday, 5 July, 9.30am – 11.30am
Harold Rossiter Reserve
East Victoria Park

Back in September 2014, the Vic. Park Collective launched a ‘Buy One Get One Tree’ initiative to encourage coffee lovers to take their reusable cups to cafés and reduce waste. The reward was a tree planted by the Town every time a reusable cup hit a counter in one of 13 participating cafés. Now is the time to start planting those trees, all 2900 of them!

Coffee, cupcakes, storytelling and tree planting – bring your reusable coffee cup, a garden trowel if you have one, rain gear and wear closed and sturdy shoes. See you there, rain or shine!

That’s a Wrap: Plastic-Free living in Perth

Information Session by Lindsay Miles
Tuesday, 14 July, 6.30pm – 7.30pm

Free event, light refreshments served at 6pm

Lindsay Miles is on a mission! Since hearing about the Plastic Free July Challenge three years ago, Lindsay made the commitment to rid her life of all single-use plastic, and now she’s hoping to inspire you to do the same! Her latest project is writing the eBook That's a Wrap, full of tips, tricks and inspiration for living with a little less (or a lot less!) plastic in your life.

Lindsay will be talking about her journey: how she first stumbled across the idea of giving up plastic, why it struck a chord, and how she's managed to stop buying single-use disposable plastic. She'll discuss some of the environmental, political and health issues surrounding plastic, some of the latest research, as well as sharing some ideas for lightening your own plastic load!

July School Holiday Event: NAIDOC Week Pyjama Storytime

Tuesday, 7 July, 6pm – 7pm
Free event!
For kids aged two to six years

A special storytime to celebrate NAIDOC Week! Come dressed in your pyjamas and bring your favourite snuggly toy.

Family History Group

Tuesday, 21 July
9.30am, 11am or 1pm

Free, bookings essential on 9373 5500

Are you interested in researching your family history? The Library has access to Library Edition and our experienced family historian will be on hand to help you to trace your ancestors.

Family History Group meets on the third Tuesday of every month and is open to Library members. Please bring along any current information, as well as a pencil, paper and a memory stick (USB) to save your work.

Begin with Books Information Session for New Parents

Wednesday, 22 July
11am – 11.30am

Free event, includes light refreshments.

Enjoy a tea or coffee whilst learning about the fantastic services and resources available to you and your baby. Hear from our Youth Services Librarian about what you can do to encourage early literacy and join the library to make use of its resources straight away!

New: Baby Rhymetime Passes

Thank you to everyone who currently attends Baby Rhymetime on Friday mornings.To ensure that all our young Library members have the opportunity to benefit from attending Rhymetime, we are introducing a ‘Baby Rhymetime Pass’ system beginning on Friday, 24 July.

The Baby Rhymetime Pass system will operate as follows:

Every Friday during the school term, 30 Passes will be available for the 9am session and another 30 Passes for the 10am session for parents/carers who will be participating in that session with their baby.

Passes can be collected from the Front Counter on a first come, first served basis. Once the 30 Passes are allocated, that session will be considered full. The Passes are then collected at the end of each session.

We ask that parents/carers attend either the 9am session or the 10am session (not both), thus giving other Library members the opportunity to attend Baby Rhymetime.

If you have any questions, please speak to our Youth Services Librarian.

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