Library Bookmark November 2015

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Local Government Act 1995

The Library has a hardcopy of the Local Government Act 1995 available for patrons to read. The bound copy of the Act is located at the far left-hand-side of the Council Information area.

The Library's hardcopy is currently up-to-date, however, the Act is updated frequently – multiple times per year – so you will need to view the online version to verify that the information is up-to-date.

The current version of the Act can be viewed on the State Law Publisher website.

From War to Remembrance: 2 – 28 November

This free travelling exhibition will be in the Library from Monday, 2 to Saturday, 28 November. Read about the history of the Returned & Services League of Australia (RSL), the organisation’s involvement in supporting veterans and their dependants, and their role within the local community.

The exhibition features photographs from the archives of the RSL and the State Library of Western Australia and access to an online interactive map detailing the formation and activities of the sub-branches of the RSL throughout WA.

For more information, head to the RSLWA website.

November Book Clubs

Our two Library Book Clubs have been reading A Perfectly Good Man by Patrick Gale and The Help by Kathryn Stockett. If you’ve read either book and wish to join in the discussion, please join us for our next Book Club meetings:

Thursday, 5 November, 6.30pm
A Perfectly Good Man by Patrick Gale

Saturday, 7 November, 1.30pm
The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Thursday, 3 December, 6.30pm: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
Saturday, 5 December, 1.30pm: Still Alice by Lisa Genova

International Games Day @ your Library

Calling all lovers of board games... International Games Day is happening at the Victoria Park Library!

Saturday, 21 November
1pm – 3pm

For ages ten to adult*
Free event, bookings essential
BOOK HERE or call 9373 5500

International Games Day (IGD) is held to raise awareness of the social and educational benefits of playing games and to have some gaming fun. Come and learn to play some of the most popular board games in the world and discover what there is to play beyond Monopoly, Scrabble and Pictionary. The games range in theme and complexity and are suitable for ages ten to adults.

*Children under ten years old must be accompanied by, and playing alongside, a parent/adult guardian.

Sample of games available: Carcassonne, Settlers of Catan, Pandemic, Quirkle, Sushi Go!, and Timeline: Inventions.

Begin with Books: Information Session for New Parents

Wednesday, 25 November
11am – 11.30am

Free event, bookings essential
BOOK HERE or call 9373 5500

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!

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)!

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is an international writing marathon where participants aim to write a 50,000 word first draft in the 30 days of November; that’s just 1,667 words a day!

To join in the challenge, register online via the official NaNoWriMo website, then update your word count and connect with other participants in the ‘Australia :: Perth :: South’ regional forum.

Young writers up to 17 years of age can register for the OzNoWriMo Young Writers Program. Young writers get to set their own target word count, write frequently, join friends, and share the experience with the NaNoWriMo YWP community.

The Write Along The Highway writers festival includes Write-ins throughout November at all participating libraries. To view the dates, times, and venues for all of the November Write-ins, visit the website.

Write-ins at Victoria Park Library

Write your book in the Library! Writers of all genres and abilities welcome.

Friday, 20 November, 1pm – 3pm
Free event, bookings essential
BOOK HERE or call 9373 5500
Includes light refreshments.

Thursday, 26 November, 4pm – 6pm
Free event, bookings essential
BOOK HERE or call 9373 5500
Includes light refreshments.

Writing tends to be a solitary gig, but if you’re after some extra motivation or want to meet like-minded writers, please join us for our November Write-ins. Don't forget to bring your writing tools: laptop, pen and paper, tablet etc.

For more information about other Write-ins happening throughout November, visit the Write Along The Highway website.

This event is part of the 2015 Write Along the Highway program. This content has not been reviewed by National Novel Writing Month.

Write Night!

Celebrate the biggest event of the Write Along The Highway writers festival!

Saturday, 28 November
6pm – 10pm

South Perth Community Hall
Sandgate Street, South Perth
Free event, bookings essential
BOOK HERE or call 9474 0800

Write Night! features a panel of Perth literary professionals, live music, writing, and fantastic prizes. Write Night! includes writing bursts so don't forget to bring your writing tools (laptop, pen and paper, tablet etc.) and your WATH brochure with you. For those of you participating in NaNoWriMo it might just be the final push you need to reach your 50,000 words!

Write Night! VIPs include:

Kenneth Adrian (K. A.) Bedford – award-winning science fiction author;
Alisa Krasnostien – editor and publisher, Twelfth Planet Press;
Georgia Richter – editor and publisher, Fremantle Press;
Robert Schofield – crime fiction writer and author of Heist and Marble Bar; and
Sian Brown – WAMi award-winning singer/songwriter.

Proofreading Party

Practical proofreading for writers!

Friday, 11 December
6pm – 8pm

Free event, bookings essential
BOOK HERE or call 9373 5500
Includes light refreshments.
Bring along a hardcopy extract or sample chapter from your writing to proofread during the party.

Author and publisher Rebecca Laffar-Smith will give a short presentation explaining proofreading marks, common mistakes and words to watch, how to create your own style guide, as well as tips and advice for self-editing and proofreading.

You will be given a practise exercise and then ‘let loose’ to proofread your own writing. Rebecca and former professional proofreader, Britt Ingerson, will be on-hand to answer any questions you have about the editing process.

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