Issue 33 - October 2016

1 October 2016

Reading

NovelNibbles - Nights

Wednesday 16 November, 6.30 - 7.30pm at Armadale Library

NovelNibbles - Days

Thursday 17 November, 10.30 - 11.30am at Armadale Library

NovelNibbles - Kelmscott

Tuesday 22 November, 10.30 - 11.30am at Kelmscott Library

Have you read a good book lately?  Join other like minded book lovers at our book clubs with a difference.  Give others a nibble or a bite of what you have read and enjoyed.

Bookings are not required for any of the NovelNibbles sessions.

A Chat with Rachael Johns

Friday 18 November, 1.30 - 2.30pm at Kelmscott Library - 9394 5810

Rachael Johns is an English teacher by day and a writer by night. She lives in rural Western Australia with her husband and three children.  Rachael will reveal her inspirations, dreams and an insight into her life as a local and international best-selling author.

This session is proudly presented by Write Along The Highway as part of National Novel Writing Month.

Aim to Entertain

Tuesday 22 November, 2 - 3pm at Armadale Library - 9394 5125.

Aim to Entertain...and engage your audience.
Performer Annette Raison will launch her new book Aim To Entertain at the Armadale Library.  At the launch Annette will discuss how performers or public speakers can better connect with their audience and get more out of their time on stage.

This session is suitable for a wide range of people including teens with an interest in music or performing.

Fiona McIntosh and The Chocolate Box

Tuesday 29 November, 1 - 2pm at Armadale Library - 9394 5125

The Chocolate Tin is the latest novel by Fiona McIntosh, the bestselling author of The Perfumer's Secret.

Fiona enjoyed a long career in the travel industry before becoming an author.  It was when she visited York Chocolate Museum and discovered a chocolate tin from the front line, that her story really took its hold.  The Chocolate Tin is a novel about family duty, honour and the intoxication of  forbidden love and chocolate.  Books will be available to purchase at the event.

This session is proudly presented by Write Along The Highway as part of National Novel Writing Month.

Editing a Novel with Dr Ken Spillman

Wednesday 30 November, 6 - 7pm at Armadale Library - 9394 5125

Dr Ken Spillman is the author of 60 books in a range of genres.  During this session he will provide a range of practical tips to improve your self editing skills, and how to sensitively critique the work of others.  Ken will identify common problem areas in draft manuscripts and offer strategies for addressing them.

This session is proudly presented by Write Along The Highway as part of National Novel Writing Month.

Places are limited and bookings are essential.  Click the title of the session you are interested in to book, or call the relevant Library.  Groups must phone for bookings.  If you are unable to attend after booking, please notify the relevant library.

Discover

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.

Join us on the first Saturday of every month, 9.30 - 11.30am at Kelmscott Library.
The last  sessions for this year are on the 5 November and 3 December.

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.

Seniors Week: Lego - Session 1

Monday 7 November, 10.30 - 11.30am at Armadale Library - 9394 5125

Seniors Week: Lego - Session 2

Wednesday 9 November, 2 - 3pm at Kelmscott Library - 9394 5810

 

Lego is great for creativity and co-ordination. Just as young children use Lego to build fine motor skills, seniors can benefit by keeping their minds active and their hands moving.  Lego is an activity that can build relationships between different generations, particularly in families. Come and join us at one of these  Seniors Week sessions.

These Lego sessions are part of our Seniors Week celebrations.

Seniors Week: Colouring - Session 1

Tuesday 8 November, 2 - 3pm at Seville Grove Library - 9394 5800

Seniors Week: Colouring - Session 2

Thursday 10 November, 10 - 11am at Armadale Library - 9394 5125

Colouring has recently become a trend amongst adults who want to relax while unleashing their creativity.  Come and join us at one of these soothing Seniors Week sessions.  All materials will be provided.

These Colouring sessions are part of our Seniors Week celebrations.

Advanced Photography Workshop

Saturday 3 December, 1 - 4pm at Armadale Library

This advanced photography workshop is perfect for those who are looking to refine their photography skills by programming their own camera settings.  Topics covered in this session include aperture, shutter speed, white balance and light metering.

Participants will need to bring a digital camera or DSLR which features program or manual mode for practical exercises. Participants are expected to be experienced and familiar with their camera.

Your library card – more valuable than you realise!
Think of all the books, DVDs, and magazines you borrow. Now think of the computer use, and all the events you can attend. Imagine how much it would cost if you had to pay for these! Click here to use our nifty calculator which will show you just how much you save by using your library – all for free.

Bookings are essential unless otherwise stated. Click the title of the session you are interested in to book, or call the relevant Library. Groups must phone for bookings. If you are unable to attend after booking, please notify the relevant library. 

Positive Ageing

An Introduction to Family History Research

Wednesday 2 November, 1.30 - 2.30pm at Armadale Library

Ernie Fowler, a genealogy research and family history volunteer, will provide a brief introduction to family history and discuss:

  • Where and how to research your family history and ancestors
  • What the pitfalls are
  • How much you already know about your family history, without realising it.

Cyber Seniors Documentary

Wednesday 2 November, 2.45 - 4pm at Armadale Library

Join us and watch this heart warming, candid and humorous movie. With the help of teenage mentors, initially reluctant seniors are introduced to computers and the world of the internet. See how their lives were changed and hear how you can become more familiar with technology by booking into Technology Buddies.

Creative techniques for health and wellbeing

Wednesday 7 December, 1.30 - 3pm at Armadale Library

Christmas should be a joyous occasion, but for many it can also be a stressful time of year. Join Luke Be from Creative Expressionismsismmms as he discusses health and wellbeing and the many different factors that can affect it.

Luke will explore the fundamentals of laughter yoga and different techniques we can use to improve the way we feel. Through a series of simple breathing, movement and mindfulness exercises, you will learn practical ways to use these techniques and experience the many benefits they may bring.

Bookings are essential. Click the title of the session you are interested in to book, or call Armadale Library on 9394 5125.