Issue 31 - August 2016

Issue 31 - August 2016

8 August 2016

Kelmscott Crafters

Are you working on a craft project? Do you want to share new ideas and meet other like-minded crafters?  Then the community craft group at Kelmscott Library is the place to be.

Get stuck into your latest craft project, socialise with others and be inspired.

Participants must supply their own projects, materials and tools.

Bookings are not required.

Join us on the first Saturday of every month, 9.30 - 11.30am at Kelmscott Library.

Independent Self Publishing

Monday 15 August, 5.30 - 7pm at Armadale Library

Ocean Reeve is the manager of InHouse Publishing, Australasia’s first Independent Publishing House that covers every stage of publishing from manuscript appraisal right through to book distribution and marketing mentorship.

The presentation will cover many aspects of the publishing industry including:

  • The Publishing Industry in 2016
  • Why we should publish?
  • The Independent Publishing process
  • Understanding book marketing and the author’s role.

Bookings are essential. Click here or call 9394 5125.


Step into Volunteering

Are you interested in volunteering but aren't sure how to get started?

Thursday 18 August. 5.30 - 6.30pm at Armadale Library

There are plenty of opportunities available, something for everyone. Volunteering covers a spectrum of positions including youth work, aged care, emergency services and environmental services to name a few.

This free session is a great way to find out about the hundreds of positions available for volunteers and get your foot in the door. Find a position which is perfect for you.

Bookings are essential. RSVP by Tuesday 16 August. Click here to email, or call 9394 5642.

Kylie Howarth

Author Illustrator

Saturday 20 August, 2 - 3pm at Armadale Library

Celebrate Children's Book Week with Kylie Howarth, author and illustrator of children’s picture books Fish Jam and Chip.

Kylie has just been shortlisted for the Children’s Book Council of Australia 2016, Book of the Year - Crichton Award.

Join her for a fish-tastic read-aloud session and twist your tongue around some scooba-dooba scat singing fun. Mix up creatures to create your own fishy characters during a draw-along Jazz fish demonstration. Discover how Kylie illustrated Fish Jam and Chip using paintings and textures created with her two young boys during their backyard art sessions.

Suitable for children aged four to 10 years. Bookings are essential. Click here or call 9394 5125.


For health, wellbeing and tea!

Wednesday 24 August, 1 - 2.30pm at Armadale Library

For centuries people have used herbal teas to calm, detox, energise and soothe the mind and body, in addition to alleviating the symptoms of many common ailments.

At this workshop you will learn about health benefits, flavour combinations, and how to combine and blend herbs to make a range of soothing beverages and tinctures.

In addition, discover how to correctly harvest, dry and store herbs for use in your teas and home-made remedies.

Bookings are essential. Click here or call 9394 5125.

Bottle Your Memories

Thursday 25 August, 10 - 11am at History House Museum

Do you have a wonderful memory that you would love to bottle?

Come along and join in the fun during this imaginative workshop where you can let your creativity flow.

Create your memory using the craft materials provided, bottle it and add it to the collection in our Memory Lane exhibition.

Bookings are essential. Click here or call 9394 5419.

Sean Avery

Author Illustrator

Saturday 27 August, 2 - 3pm at Armadale Library

Our Children’s Book Week celebrations continue with a fun afternoon of stories and dinosaur drawing with Sean E. Avery, author and illustrator of All Monkeys Love Bananas and Harold and Grace. Meet Roary our dinosaur mascot from the Ripper Nippers Pre-primary literacy program and receive a free copy of Roary's lost books written by local student Yoshna Naidoo and illustrated by Sean E. Avery! Roary loves reading!

Suitable for four to 10 year olds.

Bookings are essential. Click here or call 9394 5125.

Blogging for Beginners

Wednesday 31 August, 6.30 - 7.30pm at Armadale Library

Have you been wondering about what a blog really is, or how to start one?

You might love being a blogger, or be an avid blog reader.

Amanda Kendle will answer all your questions about the why, what, when, where and how of blogging.

Amanda is a passionate blogger who wants everyone to share the joy of having their own little home on the internet.

Refreshments of wine and cheese will be available.

Bookings are essential. Click here or call 9394 5125.

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.

Dementia-Friendly Communities

Wednesday 7 September, 1.30 - 2.30pm at Armadale Library

This information session will be presented by Althea Gordon from Alzheimer’s Australia WA. Discussions will include:

  • The importance and relevance of supporting those with dementia within the community context.
  • The work Alzheimer’s Australia WA has been doing within Western Australia and with the City of Armadale.
  • The first steps to creating a dementia friendly community.

Bookings are essential. Click here or call 9394 5125.

Your Brain MAtters

Wednesday 7 September, 3 - 4pm at Armadale Library

Heather Thorne from Alzheimer’s Australia WA, will discuss five steps you can take to keep your brain healthy as you get older.

This is a Positive Ageing Session.

Bookings are essential. Click here or call 9394 5125.

Wow! It's Italian

Pasta demonstration and talk

Thursday 8 September, 10 - 11am at Armadale Library

Hilda and Laurie Inglese, authors of Wow! It's Italian, a beautiful authentic Italian Cookbook, are visiting us to share their passion of food.

Their ancestors migrated from a remote village high in the mountains, east of Rome in the Abruzzi region.

Hilda and Laurie believe in remaining loyal to the simple ingredients and cooking traditions of their families’ authentic Italian recipes.

Copies of the Wow! It’s Italian cookbook will be available for purchase.

Refreshments will be available.

Bookings are essential. Click here or call 9394 5125.

Claire Boston

Best selling local author

Monday 12 September, 10.30 - 11.30am at Armadale Library

Claire Boston is a local best selling contemporary romance author. She has written four Texan Quartet novels and her new series, The Flanagan Sisters is being released this year.

Claire is proactive in organising social gatherings and educational opportunities for local authors. She’ll be at the Armadale Library talking about why she started writing, her writing process and giving hints and tips on how to finish a novel.

This session is part of Write along the Highway and National Novel Writing Month 2016.

Bookings are essential. Click here or call 9394 5125.

The Corruption and Crime Commission

The good, bad and ugly

Monday 12 September, 6.30 - 7.30pm at Armadale Library

In this lecture Dr Tony Buti, MLA will examine the establishment of the Corruption and Crime Commission, its investigations, successes, failures and possible reform.

This lecture is part of the Armadale Public Lecture series.

Bookings are essential. Click here or call 9394 5125.

Stress Free Dressing

How to mix and match with confidence

Friday 16 September, 6 - 7.30pm at Armadale Library

Owning an outfit for every occasion is just not possible.

Deb Sawyer from Stress Free Dressing will share her simple, practical, cost effective tips to help you mix and match your clothing with confidence.

Discover your own style and look your absolute best by creating outfits that are interesting and exciting.

Bookings are essential. Click here or call 9394 5125.

Books on Wheels

In partnership with Home Help Local we assist residents to visit the library and select their items.

These visits are held alternate Wednesdays at Seville Grove Library.
17 August, 31 August, 14 September, 28 September, 12 October, 26 October, 9 November, 23 November, 7 December.

Morning tea is provided. If you know someone who may find this service useful, encourage them to book a seat on the bus. Contact Home Help Local on 9399 1111. A small fee of $5 is charged for transport per visit.