Library Bookmark July 2016

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Library Bookmark July 2016

 

Did you know?

That in the 2015 Community Perception Survey that the Town carried out, the Library was the highest rated service provided by the Town?

In total, 89% of respondents were satisfied with the current services provided by the Library. 

View the survey results here.

Of course we think this is fantastic, but we are always open to suggestions for improving our service to you - have a chat to the Library staff next time you are in if you think there is something we can do new or better.

 

July Book Clubs

Our two Library Book Clubs have been reading The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini and To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. If you’ve read either book and wish to join in the discussion, please join us for our next Book Club meetings:

Saturday, 2 July, 1.30pm:
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Thursday, 7 July, 6.30pm:
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

August
Thursday, 4 August, 6.30pm:
Other Country by Stephen Scourfield
Saturday, 6 August, 1.30pm:
The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul by Deborah Rodriguez 

Click here for the Library Book Clubs Reading List.

 

Begin with Books!

Are you a new parent? The Library would like to invite you to a special library visit specifically for new parents.

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

The next session will be held on:

Wednesday, 13 July, 10.30am – 11.00am
BOOK ONLINE HERE

For further information, contact the Library on 9373 5500.

 

Pyjama Storytime

Tuesday, 12 July
6pm – 7pm
Free event, for kids aged two to six years

Explore the Library at night with this fun school holiday activity for the kids. Come dressed in your pyjamas and bring your favourite snuggly toy!

 

Family History Group

Want to research your family history but don't know where to start? Come along to our monthly Family History Group, held on the third Tuesday of the month. Our family historian will be on hand to help you get started or fill in the gaps.

Please bring along any current information, as well as a pencil, paper and a memory stick (USB) to save your work.

Choose a session between:
9.30am – 11am
11am – 12.30pm
1pm – 2.30pm

This is a free service for library members. Bookings are essential and can be made by calling 9373 5500 or speaking to any of the staff at the Library front counter.

 

Local History Timeline Booklet

The Library has produced the third edition of its Local History Timeline, which covers significant events and activities in the area of the Town of Victoria Park from pre-European settlement to the present day.

It is intended to give a snapshot of the history of the local government area, and provide an interesting and valuable resource to our community.

The original was compiled by Lindsay Hunter in 2014, and this most recent edition has been revised by Loreley A Morling. 

Pick up a copy from the Library front counter for $3 and learn a little something about the community you live in!

 

Housebound Readers

For library members who may be temporarily or permanently housebound, the Library operates a delivery service.

For further information, contact the Library on 9373 5500 or chat to the staff at the front counter.

 

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