Library Bookmark September 2015

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September 2015 Opening Hours

The Library will be closed on Monday, 28 September for the Queen’s Birthday public holiday. Loan periods will be adjusted to account for the closure and the digital collection will remain available for loan.

Monday, 28 September  CLOSED
Normal opening hours: Tuesday, 29 September

October School Holiday Events

Bookings and payments for the October School Holiday Events will be taken at the Library from Monday, 7 September.

Report Damaged Stock Items

In order for us to improve our collection, and for the benefit of other Library members, please report any damaged stock to library staff when returning items. This allows us to repair or replace the item in a timely manner.

Examples of damaged stock items include: cracked and scratched discs (CD/DVDs) and damaged books (spills, torn pages, broken spine etc.).

Buzz Week is here again!

21 – 26 September 2015

Library Buzz Week is all about exploring your Library with a great range of events and activities for everyone! Victoria Park Library is hosting a series of special events for adults and children in September. For details about events, ask the Library Staff or pick up a Buzz Week program at the front desk.

First Aid Demonstration for Parents

Monday, 21 September
4pm – 6pm
This is an adult event
Light refreshments will be served at 3.30pm.

This course is designed as a lecture/demonstration for parents who would like an introduction or basic refresher on first aid knowledge related to children and infants.

This course combines both theory and practical demonstrations, and will cover the following: respiratory system, including asthma management; drowning; CPR demonstration - infant and child; recovery position demonstration; conditions affecting consciousness; bleeding; burns; child related illness/injuries; anaphylaxis and EpiPen use.

Author Talk with Charles Hall

Tuesday, 22 September
6.30pm – 7.30pm

This is an adult event
Light refreshments will be served at 6pm.

Charles Hall’s debut novel Summer’s Gone (published by Margaret River Press) explores the nostalgia of living in Australia in the 1960s. There are romantic affairs, a briefly successful folk band, women’s rights, sexual freedom, discourse around the Vietnam war – draft dodging and conscription, and other social and political issues that have had far reaching implications for following generations.

This talk is a celebration of Australian life in the ’60s and early ’70s, and features Charles and his wife Sue performing an acoustic version of their band Gemini's folk-rock song 'Sunshine River'.

Cyber Safety Talk with the Kensington Police

Wednesday, 23 September
10am – 11am

This is an adult event
Light refreshments will be served.

The Internet is without a doubt one of the best resources available to us, particularly for communication. Unfortunately, it can be dangerous if you are not aware of who and what lurks behind the screen.

Officers from the Kensington Local Policing Team will provide advice on staying safe online.

Begin with Books

Wednesday, 23 September
11am – 11.30am

This is an adult event
Light refreshments will be served.

Are you a new parent? Then come along to a special library visit specifically for new parents like you! Enjoy a tea or coffee while our Youth Services Librarian tells you 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!

Protective Behaviours Parent Workshop

Wednesday, 23 September
5.30pm – 7.30pm

$5 / person, non-refundable
This is an adult event
Light refreshments will be served at 5pm.

This comprehensive training workshop is designed to teach parents and carers the content of the internationally acclaimed Protective Behaviours Child Safety Program to increase their children’s personal safety. Protective Behaviours provides children with strategies to keep themselves safe and cope with situations that threaten their well being such as bullying, child abuse and domestic violence.

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

Age Well presented by David Beard

Thursday, 24 September
2.30pm – 3.30pm

This is an adult event
Light refreshments will be served following the event.

As Program Director of one of WA’s largest not-for-profit aged care providers, David Beard was the first, and possibly one of the only, Exercise Physiologists to introduce health and fitness activities to people in retirement villages, aged care hostels and nursing homes. David will share his experiences of working with hundreds of people aged 50 to 100 who have survived the challenges of the second half of life and come out the other end inspired and still contributing to the world.

You will also learn the seven key steps to aging well and staying sharp as recounted in his book, If I’d Only Known I’d Live This Long.

A Man Called Stan: Arthur Stanley Gurney VC 1942

Friday, 25 September
10.30am – 11.30am

This is an adult event
Light refreshments will be served at 10am.

Hear the incredible story of WA's Victoria Cross winner, Stan Gurney, as documented in Roy Criddle's 2015 Local History Award-winning biography, A Man Called Stan.

From the mountain of papers, letters and photographs preserved by Stan Gurney’s niece Val Perkins, biographer Roy Criddle has written a moving account of the life of one of Victoria Park’s favourite sons.

Dreams of Italy in Words and Music

Friday, 25 September

This is an adult event
Light refreshments will be served.

Let novelist Antonio Casella and classical guitarist Will Yeoman take you on a journey through Italy past and present in poetry, prose and music.

Italian-born novelist and local resident Antonio Casella is the author of Southfalia, The Sensualist and An Olive Branch for Sante. Will Yeoman is the Literary Editor and West Weekend Staff Writer at The West Australian. As well as being a keen classical guitarist, he is also a music critic for Gramophone, International Record Review and Limelight magazines.

Humphrey's Dance Class

Saturday, 26 September
10am – 11am

For kids aged two – six years
$2.00 / child, non-refundable

Debbie-Anne from Humphrey’s Dance Studio will teach fun and simple solo and partner dances to popular party songs. Parents will also be invited to join their child on the dance floor! 

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

Pop-up Library at '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 '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.

September Book Clubs

Our two Library Book Clubs have been reading Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury and Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín. If you’ve read either book and wish to join in the discussion, please join us for our next Book Club meetings:

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

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

BorrowBox now has eBooks

Browse and borrow popular and bestselling eBooks 24/7 using BorrowBox!

Log in to BorrowBox online using your Library barcode and password or download the BorrowBox app to your phone or tablet.

If you don't already have a password, please contact the Library and staff can assign your pin/password to your membership details.

For links and more information visit the website.

The West Australian Garden Guide Giveaway!

Congratulations to the winners of our The West Australian Garden Guide Facebook giveaway:

J. Bagust; C. Maskrey; L. Doyle; A. Streeter; C. Denham; A. Creagh; P. Mehra; S. Chase; and J. Danenberg.

We still have a few more copies of the book so we are extending the competition end date to: 30 September 2015.

To enter to win one of 11 remaining copies of The West Australian Garden Guide:

Write down your best gardening tip, as well as your contact details, and pop your entry into the box located at the Library front counter by Wednesday, 30 September 2015.  Terms and conditions apply.

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