Library Bookmark October 2015

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No Baby Rhymetime During School Holidays

Please note: there will be no Baby Rhymetime on Friday, 2 and Friday, 9 October.

Bike Locks and Chains Available

Have you secured your bike? The Library has heavy duty bike locks and chains available for members to borrow. Conditions apply. For more information, please see Library staff.

Noise-cancelling Headphones

The Library has noise-cancelling headphones available for members to borrow in order to block out extraneous noise. In order to be effective, the headphones need to be turned on and plugged into a PC, mobile device or tablet.

Conditions apply. For more information, please see Library staff.

Write Along The Highway (NaNoWriMo) 2015

1 October – 20 December 2015

Write Along The Highway (WATH) is a festival of writing events hosted by a collective of ten Western Australian libraries who have united to celebrate National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). WATH presents a series of write-ins, author talks, workshops, and events throughout October, November and December.

Writers can attend any event or write-in at any of the participating libraries. Collect a brochure or event calendar from the front desk. For more information, visit the Write Along The Highway website.

Write Along The Highway (NaNoWriMo) Information Sessions

Victoria Park Library members can attend any Write Along The Highway event and we recommend attending either of the following WATH Information Sessions:

Thursday, 1 October, 6pm – 7pm
State Library of Western Australia

25 Francis Street, Perth Cultural Centre, Perth
BOOK HERE

Monday, 5 October, 6pm – 7pm
Ruth Faulkner Public Library

215 Wright Street, Cloverdale
BOOK HERE

Project Coordinator, Rebecca Laffar-Smith, will explain how you can be involved in Write Along The Highway 2015 and National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), as well as other events that are coming up in the program.

Bookings are essential for all WATH events. For more information and to book, visit the website.

Pop-up Library at Inclusion WA's Come 'Have a Go' Day

Sunday, 4 October
10am – 12noon

John McMillan Park, East Victoria Park
(alongside the Vic Park Farmers Markets)
Free event

Local residents are encouraged to try new activities by participating in Come 'Have a Go' Day. Run in partnership with Inclusion WA, this free event will mark the start of Mental Health Week WA and has been designed to highlight the importance of mental health and social inclusion, while encouraging people to participate in their community in a fun environment.

A number of community run clubs and groups will be providing opportunities to participate and learn more about their sport or recreational activity. These include (but are not limited to) swing dancing, golf, table tennis, swimming, as well as Active Life and the Pop-up Library.

Pop-Up Library at Moreton Bay Fig Festival

Sunday, 25 October
12noon – 4pm

John McMillan Park, East Victoria Park
Free event

The Moreton Bay Fig Festival is back again this October with fun for the whole family! All activities are free with food available for purchase.

Come join in the festivities at John McMillan Park with Leisurelife and the Pop-Up Library, as well as circus workshops, craft, petting zoo, train rides, giant games, face painting, and Vic Park Farmers Market extended trading until 4pm.

Limited public parking is available at Leisurelife and the Park Centre. Walking, biking or using public transport is encouraged. Please leave your pets at home.

For further information, visit the Town's website.

Hand Puppets

Friday, 2 October
10am – 11.30am

$2.00 / child, non-refundable
For kids aged six to 12 years

Brought to you by Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, children will create their own puppet characters using a range of soft fabric materials.

Due to popular demand, bookings will only be taken at the Library and are not confirmed until payment is received.

Lego Free Play

Tuesday, 6 October
6pm – 7pm

Free event, bookings essential
BOOK HERE
For kids aged five to 12 years

Enjoy an hour of free play with lots of Lego at the library!

Performing with Puppets

Friday, 9 October
10am – 11.30am

$2.00 / child, non-refundable
For kids aged six to 12 years

Acting, story creation, puppet manipulation and play! This workshop introduces children to performance skills through improvisation and storytelling. Bring your hand-made puppet from the week before or enjoy using Spare Parts Puppet Theatre’s professionally made collection of puppets.

Due to popular demand, bookings will only be taken at the Library and are not confirmed until payment is received.

Star Wars Reads Day

Saturday, 10 October
1.30pm – 2.30pm

Free event, bookings essential
BOOK HERE
For kids aged five to 12 years

While the Empire would most likely be displeased, Star Wars Reads Day – a celebration of a galaxy far, far away and the joy of reading – is back! On 10 October the Victoria Park Library will participate in the fourth annual instalment of the global event.

There will be storytelling, activities and the opportunity to have your photo taken with your favourite Star Wars character. Dress-up in Star Wars gear and go in the running to win a special prize!

Origami Magic: Things that Hop, Transform and Fly!

Saturday, 24 October
10am session

For kids aged six to 11 years
Free event, bookings essential
BOOK HERE

11am session
For kids aged 12 to 16 years
Free event, bookings essential
BOOK HERE

Sanny Ang will be presenting an interactive lesson in origami to create a figure that can hop, flap or fly away.

This event is part of the Town's Garage Sale Trail program of events. For more information, head to the Town's events calendar.

Introduction to Scrivener with Natasha Lester

Write your book like a pro!

Thursday, 29 October
5pm – 8pm

BOOK HERE
Includes break and light refreshments.

Award winning Perth author Natasha Lester will walk you through the key functions of Scrivener and show you how you can use it to make your writing process more organised.

Laptops are welcome, but this isn’t a hands-on session. Instead, Natasha will give you an overview of Scrivener, using examples of her manuscripts, so you will get a good sense of how Scrivener works, and how you can get the most out of the program. Natasha will be using Scrivener for Mac in this session, but Windows users may still find it useful, as some of the functionality is the same.

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

October Book Clubs

Our two Library Book Clubs have been reading All the Birds Singing by Evie Wyld and The Reader by Bernhard Schlink. If you’ve read either book and wish to join in the discussion, please join us for our next Book Club meetings:

Thursday, 1 October, 6.30pm
All the Birds Singing by Evie Wyld

Saturday, 3 October, 1.30pm
The Reader by Bernhard Schlink

November
Thursday, 5 November, 6.30pm: A Perfectly Good Man by Patrick Gale
Saturday, 7 November, 1.30pm: The Help by Kathryn Stockett

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

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