Issue 30 - June 2016

Lots on at the Libraries
1 June 2016

Country Fiction Author: Jennie Jones

Monday 27 June, 10.30 - 11.30am at Armadale Library

From an early age Jennie Jones has loved everything with a romantic element. As well as becoming a bestselling author of small-town country fiction novels, Jennie was also an actress, having performed at a number of the UK’s grand old theatres.

Join us as Jennie talks about her love of romance, her journey into writing, and what inspires her.

Bookings are essential. Click here or call Armadale Library on 9394 5125.

Library Quiz

4 - 15 July, during opening hours at all three libraries.

The City of Armadale Libraries are running a quiz for children aged up to 14 years. Quiz entries will go into a lucky dip for a prize.

Bookings are not required, just come into one of our libraries.

Pyjama Storytime

Monday 4 July, 6.30 - 7.30pm at Armadale Library

Snuggle up in your winter pyjamas at this special evening storytime session. There will be stories and craft activities to enjoy. Suitable for children aged four to eight years.

Places are limited and bookings are essential.
Parents or carers must stay with their child during events.

Click here or call Armadale Library on 9394 5125.

Relaxing Yoga for Kids

Wednesday 6 July, 2 - 3pm at Seville Grove Library

This yoga session will allow children to relax and unwind. Yogi Pam infuses her colourful style with relaxing yoga,suitable for children aged five to 10 years.

Places are limited and bookings are essential.
Parents or carers must stay with their child during events.

Click here or contact or call Seville Grove Library on 9394 5800.

Controlling my own life

Making the most of Consumer Directed Care

Wednesday 6 July, 1.30 - 2.30pm at Armadale Library

A representative from Council on the Ageing WA (COTA WA) will discuss the recent changes in the way home care is delivered in Australia including how the older person has more choice and control over the services they receive.

This is a Positive Ageing Session.

Bookings are essential. Click here or call 9394 5125.

Footcare

Wednesday 6 July, 3 - 4pm at Armadale Library

Our feet are an important part of our body and as we age, can require special care.

The Juniper Outreach and Wellness Program’s Podiatrist will discuss the anatomy of the foot, common conditions that affect feet, how diabetes affects feet and choosing the correct shoes.

This is a Positive Ageing Session.

Bookings are essential. Click here or call 9394 5125.

Lego

Two sessions are available:
Friday 8 July, 10 - 11am at Armadale Library
Friday 15 July, 10 - 11am at Seville Grove Library

This Lego session is all about kids! There will be challenges and children will have the opportunity to build a range of their favourite things. Suitable for children aged six years and over.

Places are limited and bookings are essential.
Parents or carers must stay with their child during events.

Contact the relevant library to book a place:
Armadale Library - 9394 5125
Seville Grove Library - 9394 5800

Re-Invention workshop: Switch Your Thinking

Monday 11 July, 10.30 - 11.30am at Seville Grove Library

Young people will learn how to manage their environmental footprint and reduce waste in this hands-on workshop. Using innovative ideas and materials that are regularly discarded around the home, participants will collaborate to build free-standing towers. Who will engineer the tallest tower?

Participants will also craft a biodegradable seedling pot containing a potted bean seed to grow at home. Suitable for children aged seven to 12 years.

Places are limited and bookings are essential.
Parents or carers must stay with their child during events.

Click here or call Seville Grove Library on 9394 5800.

The Western Australian Justice System

Cases of wrong convictions

Monday 11 July, 6.30 - 7.30pm at Armadale Library

Member for Armadale Dr Tony Buti MLA, will discuss the wrongful convictions and subsequent exonerations of:

  • John Button
  • Darryl Beamish
  • Andrew Mallard

This session is part of the Armadale Public Lecture Series presented by Dr Tony Buti.

Bookings are essential. Click here or call 9394 5125.

Self Portraits

Tuesday 12 July, 10 - 11am at Kelmscott Library

At this session children will experiment with self portraits. From a standard self portrait to a picture with a difference, this session will be lots of fun. Suitable for children aged seven to 10 years.

Places are limited and bookings are essential.
Parents or carers must stay with their child during events.

Click here or contact or call Kelmscott Library on 9394 5810.

Favourite Games and Craft

Wednesday 13 July, 2 - 3pm at Armadale Library

This session will feature lots of popular games and craft activities. Children will have the option to pick from a range of activities. Suitable for children aged six to 10 years.

Places are limited and bookings are essential.
Parents or carers must stay with their child during events.

Click here or contact or call Armadale Library on 9394 5125.

All About Me!

Thursday 14 July, 10am - noon at History House Museum

Come along to the Museum and participate in a fun craft activities morning which is all about you.

Children can make an All About Me cube, sun catcher, rainbow or funny face mask. Each participant will receive an All About Me booklet which can be completed at home.

This session is suitable for primary school aged children.

Places are limited and bookings are essential.
Parents or carers must stay with their child during events.

Click here or call History House Museum on 9394 5670.

Resume Writing

Wednesday 20 July, 9.30 - 11.30am at Armadale Library

The key to securing your dream job starts with a great resume.

John Ashworth, a member of Professional Resume Writers of Australia, will present a session with tips for writing a resume and cover letter.

Bookings are essential. Click here or call Armadale Library on 9394 5125.

Technology Buddies

Need help with technology?

Students from Kelmscott Senior High School and Dale Christian School 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.

Monday, 3.30 - 4.15pm at Kelmscott Library - 9394 5810
25 July, 1 August, 8 August, 15 August, 22 August, 29 August.

Wednesday, 1.30 - 2.30pm at Armadale Library - 9394 5125
27 July, 3 August, 10 August, 17 August, 24 August, 31 August, 7 September, 14 September.

Bookings are essential. Call the relevant library to book your place.

Learning English Through Storytime

The LETS program assists children and their families to improve and practice English in a fun educational environment. LETS includes songs, rhymes and stories plus interactive activities which develop children's confidence and school readiness.

The program is suitable for children aged three to four years and their carers. Adults should be able to speak basic English as parents and children participate in the activities together.

This program will run every Monday morning, 10.30 - 11.30am at Armadale Library.

Starting Monday: 25 July, 1 August, 8 August, 15 August, 22 August, 29 August, 5 September.

The LETS program runs for seven weeks after which families are invited to attend other story time sessions in the library.

Visit one of our libraries to collect a registration form or click here to download the flyer and registration form.

For further information contact the YPS Librarian on 9394 5133.

Combat Head Lice

Tuesday 26 July, 10.30 - 11.30am at Seville Grove Library

Head lice can take the fun out of child’s play.

This session will provide information to prevent and treat head lice, ensuring that the only thing you pick up from school at the end of the day is your children.

Sherrii Richardson is the brains behind Nitpickers which deals with removing head lice. Sherrii uses a safe removal method that doesn’t include harsh chemicals which can cause a reaction in children.

This session will also discuss the flaws in traditional treatment methods.

Bookings are essential. Click here or call Seville Grove Library on 9394 5800.

Have you thought about your hearing lately?

Free hearing checks by appointment.

Wednesday 27 July, 9.30am - 4.30pm at Armadale Library

As one of our primary senses, our ability to hear well is something that many of us take for granted. Although hearing loss can occur at any stage in life, its prevalence increases as we get older. Despite 3.6 million Australians living with hearing impairment, it is a health concern that many ignore.

National Hearing Care is Australia’s leading independent provider of hearing healthcare, with over 200 clinics located throughout metropolitan and regional Australia.

Bookings are essential. Click here or call Armadale Library on 9394 5125.

Photo Composition for Beginners

Saturday 30 July, 1 - 3pm at Armadale Library

During this workshop, photographer Adele Miles will provide tips and advice that will ensure your social media snaps receive more attention.

This session will cover photo composition basics to help you take more exciting and professional looking photos.

This workshop is open to teens and adults. Cameras are welcome, but not necessary for this workshop.

Bookings are essential. Click here or call the Armadale Library on 9394 5125.

Lego Clubs

Get ready for some fun!

Kelmscott Library has two amazing Lego clubs for six - 12 year olds. Each month you will be set games and challenges to unleash your creativity.

Lego: Encounters
Second Tuesday of every month during school term, 3.30 - 4.30pm at Kelmscott Library.
Term 3: 9 August & 13 September
Term 4: 8 November & 13 December

Lego: Brickworks
Second Thursday of every month during school term, 3.30 - 4.30pm at Kelmscott Library.
Term 3: 11 August & 8 September
Term 4: 10 November & 8 December

Bookings are essential and can be made a few weeks before each session. Places are limited so get in early! Visit our booking page or call 9394 5810.

Royal Western Australian Historical Society 2016 Annual State History Conference of Affiliated Societies

Next Stop Armadale for the Royal Western Australian Historical Society 2016 Annual State History Conference of Affiliated Societies, Friday 2 to Sunday 4 September.

Discover Armadale's rich history, its diverse characters, its heritage sites, beautiful parks and gardens and the many other exciting developments happening right now.

Come and enjoy a wide-ranging program of events at historic Armadale sites, as the City hosts the 2016 RWAHS Annual State History Conference of Affiliated Societies.

Make your Next Stop Armadale and step out and discover what our City has to offer!

Click here to register and book your accommodation or call the Armadale Visitor Centre on 9394 5410. Contact the Birtwistle Local Studies Library for conference details by email or call 9394 5641.