Issue 35 - January 2017

1 January 2017

Armadale Writers' Festival - 29 & 30 April 2017

Save the date for the Armadale Writers' Festival which will be held the weekend of 29 and 30 April.

Join us for a weekend of festivities and fun as we celebrate the inaugural Armadale Writers' Festival. Over a dozen special guests will feature in six events across the weekend . Authors include: Brooke Davis, James Foley, Loretta Hill, and William Yeoman (Literary Editor for The West Australian), just to name a few…

Keep an eye out for more details coming soon, and in the meantime why not visit the library to check out books by our guest authors.

Discover

The Art of Napkins - Make your own Napkin

Wednesday 15 February, 6 - 8pm
at The Old School Room (Next to History House Museum) - 9394 5670

Calligraphy by Judith Ann

Friday 17 February, 10 - 11am
at Armadale Library - 9394 5125

The Art of Napkins - Napkin folding

Wednesday 22 February, 6 - 8pm at The Old School Room (Next to History House Museum) - 9394 5670

FOCUS: Photography Workshop

Saturday 25 February,  1 - 3pm at Armadale Library - 9394 5125

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


Cosplay: Panels and Workshops

Starting in February, the Armadale Library is holding a series of free Cosplay panels and workshops. Whether you are just starting out in this performance art, or want some help on a big project, there is something for everyone. You can attend one, some, or all of these sessions, but places are limited and bookings are essential.  For full details and to book, click the title of the sessions you are interested in or call 9394 5125.  Groups must phone for bookings.

Introduction to Cosplay

Saturday 4 February at Armadale Library
Discussion Panel & Workshop: 3 -4pm

Cos Couture

Saturday 11 February at Armadale Library
Discussion Panel: 1 - 2pm
Workshop: 2 - 3pm

A Call to Arms

Saturday 25 February at Armadale Library
Discussion Panel: 1 - 2pm
Workshop: 2 - 3pm

Click here to see the flyer with all sessions including those which will be featured in the next Newsletter.


FOCUS:  Photographic Competition

This competition runs from 1 - 31 March and is open to adult, amateur photographers.
Explore the theme of ‘our corner store’ by photographing the unique locally-owned shops run by our friends and neighbours. Convenient and one-of-a-kind, it’s time to document these stand-alone neighbourhood gems for future generations to see.

This competition's aim is to show historical reality. Other photo contests are solely seeking photographic artistry or visual experimentation, but FOCUS favours truth over beauty. If you can achieve both in one image, you'll do well.  So grab your camera and snap some photos of your local shop or favourite
family-run store, to show the people of tomorrow how we live today! 

You could win a great cash prize of up to $500.  Click here for full competition details.


Technology Buddies

Need help with technology?
Students from Dale Christian School and Kelmscott Senior High 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.  Bookings are essential.  Call the relevant library.

Armadale Library - 9394 5125
Wednesday, 1.15 - 2.15pm
15 February, 22 February, 1 March, 15 March, 22 March, 29 March, 5 April.

Kelmscott Library - 9394 5810
Monday, 3.30 - 4.15pm
13 February, 20 February, 27 February, 13 March, 20 March.

Reading

Tea with Tess Woods

Thursday 9 February, 6 - 7pm at Armadale Library - 9394 5125

Candice Fox Crime Writer

Monday 27 February, 1.30 - 2.30pm at Kelmscott Library - 9394 5810

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.


Novel Nibbles

Have you read a good book lately?

Come along and share it with other book lovers at one of our book clubs.  Be tempted to read new and different authors.  Try another genre, or perhaps rediscover some forgotten favourites.

Bookings are not required for NovelNibbles sessions. Click here to see all session details for the year.

The next session dates are:

  • NovelNibbles: Armadale Nights
    Wednesday 15 February, 6.30 - 7.30pm at Armadale Library
  • NovelNibbles: Armadale Days
    Thursday 16 February, 10.30 - 11.30am at Armadale Library
  • NovelNibbles: Seville Grove
    Saturday 18 February, 10 - 11am at Seville Grove Library
  • NovelNibbles: Kelmscott
    Tuesday 21 February, 10.30 - 11.30am at Kelmscott Library

Kids & Teens

Harry Potter Book Night

Friday 3 February, 6.30 - 7.30pm at Armadale Library - 9394 5125

Bookings are essential. Click here to book, or call 9394 5125. Groups must phone for bookings. If you are unable to attend after booking, please notify the library. 

Learning English Through Storytime

Learning English Through Storytime assists families to improve and practice English in a fun educational environment. These sessions include 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 for seven weeks on
Friday afternoons,1.30 - 2.30pm at Seville Grove Library.

Session dates: 17 February, 24 February, 3 March, 10 March,17 March, 24 March, 31 March.

Click here for the flyer and registration form. For further information call 9394 5804.

Positive Ageing

Setting goals and creating habits

Wednesday 1 February, 1.30 - 2.30pm at Armadale Library - 9394 5125

Sleep Apnea

Wednesday 1 February, 3 - 4pm at Armadale Library - 9394 5125

Worm farming, raised garden beds and gardening in small areas

Wednesday 1 March, 1.30 - 2.30pm at Armadale Library

Waterwise gardening

Wednesday 1 March, 3 - 4pm at Armadale Library

Places are limited and bookings are essential. Click the title of the session you are interested in to book, or call Armadale Library on 9394 5125. Groups must phone for bookings. If you are unable to attend after booking, please notify the relevant library.

ConnectiveED powered by Telstra

This February, City of Armadale Libraries will launch ConnectivED powered by Telstra, an educational wifi lending program. 

This program will enable ten year 12 students, who do not currently have internet access at home, to borrow a portable wifi modem from the City of Armadale libraries and have free access to the internet for the school year. Together the City of Armadale and Telstra will extend library services beyond the physical location of the City’s three libraries. 

This project will enable the selected students to boost their educational outcomes by providing essential digital connectivity.