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IT20 Program

Are you interested in learning a bit more about technology but aren't quite sure where to start?
The City of Rockingham Libraries are introducing an exciting new IT20 Program – short, one-on-one 20 minute sessions at all four Libraries. For more information and bookings please visit your local library.

Name Type Size and format
IT20 Program Form PDF 1.4 MB

Kanopy Kids


Check out our brand new video Streaming collection, Kanopy Kids highlighting films and TV series that help children develop empathy, mindfulness, and self-esteem through entertaining and educational videos. New titles are added weekly.

 

Current events

What's happening at your local library? For more activities, visit the City's What's On events calendar.

Event Date Venue Format Size and Type
IT20 Program Various Various Flyer PDF 1.4 MB
Libraries Term 3 Program Various Various Flyer PDF 6.93 MB
Skills, Careers and Employment workshops Various Various Flyer PDF 218 kb
Matinee movie series Various Mary Davies Library Flyer PDF 123 kb
Makers and Creators
Hand-made Journals
Various Various Flyer PDF 209 kb
Lego Club Various Mary Davies Library Flyer PDF 361 kb
Daditude - Father's Day Fun 31 August Mary Davies Library Flyer PDF 1.34 MB
Book Clubs Various Various Flyer PDF 2.2 MB
Coder-Dojo Various Rockingham Central Library Flyer PDF 1 MB
Children's Storytelling Various Various Flyer PDF 654 kb
Connect and Create Various Rockingham Central Library Flyer PDF 959 kb
English Conversation Group Various Rockingham Central Library Flyer PDF 628 kb
Wicked Wednesdays Various Rockingham Central Library Flyer PDF 4.9 MB

Ongoing events

Toddler Movie

Come along to the Mary Davies Library and Community Centre and enjoy a movie toddlers will love and time-out for parents.
Adults and children four years and under welcome, morning tea will be provided.
Bookings are essential as spaces are limited. Contact us via email or phone 9591 0800.

Sessions for 2018 (10.30am–12pm on the third Friday of each month, except January, April and December):
17 August
21 September
19 October
16 November

Lego Club at Mary Davies Library

Lego

Playing with Lego is great for encouraging creativity, developing fine motor skills and promoting team work. Children aged 12 and under can join us for free Lego play sessions.  

Please note that adults must stay with children aged 6 years and under.
Call us on 9591 0800 or email mdlcccontact@rockingham.wa.gov.au to book your place.

The dates are Mondays 13, 20, 27 August and 3, 10, 17 September 2018.

Duplo

Children aged 5 years and under are invited to join us for free Duplo play sessions.
Please note that adults must stay for the session. 

Call us on 9591 0800 or email mdlcccontact@rockingham.wa.gov.au to book your place.

The dates are Wednesdays 15, 22, 29 August and 5, 12, 19 September 2018.

Storytimes (suitable for children aged 2-5 years)

  • Mary Davies Library and Community Centre - Saturday 10am (9591 0800)
  • Rockingham Central Library - Thursday 10am (9528 8683)
  • Safety Bay Library - Tuesday 10.30am (9528 8611)
  • Warnbro Community Library - Tuesday (school term only) and Friday 10.30am (9528 8577)


Rhyme Time (suitable for 0-2 years)

  • Mary Davies Library and Community Centre - Monday 10.30am (9591 0800)
  • Rockingham Central Library - Tuesday 9.30am (9528 8683)
  • Safety Bay Library - Wednesday 9.30am  (9528 8611)
  • Warnbro Community Library - Thursday 9.30am (9528 8577) (school term only)
  • Secret Harbour - Tuesday 9.30am (school term) Secret Harbour Community Centre, 4 Oasis Drive, Secret Harbour

Toddler Time (suitable for 12 months - 2 ½ years)

  • Mary Davies Library and Community Centre - Monday 9.30am (9591 0800)
  • Rockingham Central Library - Tuesday 10.30am (9528 8683)
  • Safety Bay Library - Monday 9.30am (9528 8611)
  • Warnbro Community Library - Thursday 10.30am (9528 8577) (school term only)
  • Secret Harbour - Tuesday 10.30am (school term) Secret Harbour Community Centre, 4 Oasis Drive, Secret Harbour

Sing with Me

The State Library’s literacy program, Better Beginnings, has been successfully catering to babies and pre-schoolers for several years. Now, two year olds will be able to join in the fun with their own specially created Sing With Me pack. City of Rockingham Libraries are excited to offer the new bags that focus on sharing well-known nursery rhymes to develop an early love of literacy.

Each pack comes in a bright orange backpack and includes a Sing With Me booklet, a music CD, fridge magnets, and ‘Knick Knack Bushwack’, a beautiful book by Mandy Foot. Made possible with the support of Rio Tinto, the program promotes the key message that parents are their children’s first teacher, and encourages parents and carers to read and sing to their children every day.

Other events

  • Bookstars Club
  • Book clubs
  • Visiting authors
  • Workshops
  • Displays