Issue 28 - April 2016

What's on at the Library
1 April 2016

The Power of the Nervous System

Wednesday 6 April, 1.30 - 2.30pm at Armadale Library

A representative from Nervana Chiropractic will discuss:

  • Ways to improve your nervous system.
  • The importance of a realigned spine.
  • Moving well, eating well and thinking well.
  • Little changes to improve your health.

This is a Positive Ageing session. 

Bookings are essential. Click here or call 9394 5125.

Understanding Grief

Wednesday 6 April, 3 - 4pm at Armadale Library

A representative of the Silver Chain Mental Health Team will discuss:

  • Grief and the process people go through when experiencing loss.
  • The different dimensions of grief.
  • The impact of grief and the steps people go through to accept their losses.
  • Suggestions on dealing with grief.

This is a Positive Ageing session.

Bookings are essential. Click here or call 9394 5125.

Baby Chickens

11 - 22 April, during library opening hours at Armadale Library

Meet some adorable new fluffy friends. Learn what baby chickens get up to as they hatch from eggs in the incubator, before running around in their pen. All are welcome.

Bookings are not required. Parents or carers must stay with their child.

Heritage Tree Trail Adventure

12 - 25 April, during History House Museum opening hours.

Visit History House Museum and enjoy some free fun with the whole family!

Follow the trail map to discover fascinating facts about the Heritage Trees in Minnawarra Park.

Collect your map from History House Museum, follow the trail and collect the facts, then come back to the Museum to collect your yummy prize!

Bookings are not required.

Eco Faeries

Tuesday 12 April, 10 - 11am at Kelmscott Library

Learn about nature and the environment with the Eco Faeries. There will be stories, songs and dancing. 

Suitable for children aged four to eight years.

Bookings are essential. Parents or carers must stay with their child during events.

Click here or call the 9394 5810.

Birds of Prey

Two sessions available:
Wednesday 13 April, 10 - 11am or 11am - noon at Armadale Library

Meet some fierce looking but friendly birds. Come and see nature’s top predators while learning about the environment.

Suitable for children aged six years and over.

Bookings are essential. Parents or carers must stay with their child during events.

Click here or call the 9394 5125.

The Magic Zoo: Book Launch

Thursday 14 April, 10 - 11am at Armadale Library

Local author Patricia Cotte will be launching her new book The Magic Zoo. Come and hear about brothers, Jack and Sam who have an adventure at a magic zoo. The zoo is home to lots of amazing and odd looking animals.

Suitable for children aged four to eight years.

Bookings are essential. Parents or carers must stay with their child during events.

Click here or call the 9394 5125.

Lego : Building from the ground up

Two sessions available:
Friday 15 April, 10.30 - 11.30am at Armadale Library - 9394 5125

Friday 22 April, 10.30 - 11.30am at Seville Grove Library - 9394 5800

Use your imagination to build some amazing structures during these construction themed Lego sessions.  There will be games and challenges. 

Suitable for children aged six to 12 years.

Bookings are essential.  Parents or carers must stay with their child during events.

Click here or call the relevant library.

Games and Craft

Monday 18 April, 2 - 3pm at Kelmscott Library

Show off your creative side and get ready to have some fun, with lots of games and craft at this session.

Suitable for children aged six to 10 years.

Bookings are essential. Parents or carers must stay with their child during events.

Click here or call the 9394 5810.

Games Morning

Every Monday, 9.30 - 11.30am at Armadale Library

Do you love playing games?

Join us on Monday mornings for a free session with other like-minded players. We have a range of board and card games available including Scrabble, Backgammon, Monopoly, Chess and Uno.

Bookings are not required. Just come and join the fun. For further information call 9394 5125.

Dream Time Storytime

Tuesday 19 April, 10 - 11am at Seville Grove Library

Beccy Garlett will be taking everyone on a journey through space and time with her Dream Time Storytelling. Her stories are inspired by Noongar culture.

Suitable for children aged four to 10 years.

Bookings are essential. Parents or carers must stay with their child during events.

Click here or call the 9394 5800.

If Trees Could Talk

Wednesday 20 April, 10am - noon
History House Museum - Old Armadale School

Join us for the official launch of the revised 1988 walking trail.

You are invited to participate in the inaugural  walk of the Minnawarra Park section of the trail.

This section highlights the unusual and historically significant trees in the City of Armadale’s heritage precinct.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Bookings are essential. Click here or call 9394 5419.

Book Cubby

Wednesday 20 April, 2 - 3.30pm at Armadale Library

Join the ranks of other local junior authors by publishing a book for the Armadale Book Cubby. Create your own special book to keep, and leave a copy for other children to enjoy.

Suitable for children aged four years and over.

Bookings are essential. Parents or carers must stay with their child during events.

Click here or call the 9394 5125.

Happy 40th Birthday History House Museum

Monday 25 April, 2pm at History House Museum

For 40 years History House Museum has been collecting, preserving and displaying objects of significance, to share the stories and local history of the City of Armadale and it’s community.

Come and join us to cut the cake in celebration of History House Museums’ 40th Birthday!

Bookings are not required.  All are welcome. 
Tea, coffee and birthday cake will be provided.

John Schnaars: Indigenous War Veteran

Friday 29 April, 6 - 7.30pm at Armadale Library

John Schnaars is an Indigenous Vietnam Veteran who has always believed in paying respect to all Indigenous defence service men and women who have served Australia in times of conflict.

John will share details of Indigenous people’s involvement in all conflicts and how men and women served together to keep our nation free.

Refreshments will be provided. Bookings are essential. Click here or call 9394 5125.

Technology Buddies

Need help with technology?
Students from local High Schools will be available to assist you with your technology troubles.  Any questions about your laptop, iPad, tablet, mobile phone or digital camera can be solved by these technology savvy youngsters.

Kelmscott Library - 9394 5810
Mondays, 3.30 - 4.15pm
2 May, 9 May, 16 May, 23 May, 30 May and 13 June.

Armadale Library - 9394 5125
Wednesdays, 1.30 - 2.30pm
4 May, 11 May, 18 May, 25 May, 8 June and 15 June.

Bookings are essential.

Meditation Know How

Tuesday 3 May, 6 - 7pm at Armadale Library

Meditation is the practice of quietening and focusing the mind and thoughts to bring about an experience of peace and calm. This is achieved through various techniques which include deep, regulated breathing, mindfulness practices, relaxation and concentrated focus.

Mandy BeckerKnox has practiced and taught yoga and meditation for over 25 years - internationally and also locally at Kookaburra Creek Yoga Centre in Bedfordale. Having trained in traditional yoga in both India and Australia, Mandy has a wealth of practical knowledge to share.

Bookings are essential. Click here or call 9394 5125.

Adopting and Caring

Family Preservation, Parental Rights and Best Interests of the Child

Monday 9 May, 6.30 - 7.30pm at Armadale Library

Over the last few years the debate on whether we should make adoption easier has increased.  At the same time we have witnessed a number of shocking failures of the child protection system across the nation.

Arguments have been made that greater emphasis should be placed on adoption options rather than foster care.  Dr Tony Buti, MLA, will discuss and examine these arguments during the lecture, as part of his Armadale Public Lecture Series

Bookings are essential. Click here or call 9394 5125.