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  • For more activities visit our What's On Calendar or read our monthly eNewsletter.

    Summer Program 2020

    2020 Summer ProgramFrom arts and craft workshops, self-improvement sessions, movie screenings to kids' storytime, we have a packed program of events throughout summer. Check out our program guide for ideas to keep busy when it's hot outside.

    Events are located at all of our four libraries.

    Please note that some events require bookings.

    2020 - Your Time to Shine

    The Libraries are offering a series of workshops and talks to help you shine in 2020. Learn new skills, meet new people and set some new habits and goals. 

    Book online or over the phone with any of the libraries

    Financial Wellness Workshops
    Financial wellness workshop

    These four-week money saving workshops at Rockingham Central Library will teach you how to budget, track your spending and provide cost-saving tips in order to improve your financial situation. Morning tea will be provided.

    Registrations are essential and participants must attend all four workshops on 

    • Tuesday 18 February, 10am–12pm
    • Tuesday 3 March, 10am–12pm
    • Tuesday 17 March, 10am–12pm
    • Tuesday 7 April, 10am–12pm

    To book, email customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au or call 9528 0333.

    Community Arts Program
    Community Arts Program

    The Community Arts workshops at Mary Davies Library and Community Centre will cover Chinese brush painting, Japanese boro bag stitching, stumpwork embroidery, prints on paper and botanical drawing.  

    Various fees apply. Booking are essential. Workshops are for 18+.

    For more information and dates/times please contact the library on 9591 0800 or email mdlcccontact@rockingham.wa.gov.au.

     

     

    Writers in Residence - February 2020
    Writers in residence

    Join us at Rockingham Central Library on Wednesday 19 February at 11am as we welcome local author June Redfearne for a morning of spiritual conversation. June will discuss her series of books Messages from the Spirit Realm.

    Bookings are essential and can be made online or by calling the library on 9528 8683.

    Writers in Residence - March 2020
    Writers in residence

    Mohammed Massoud Morsi, author of The Palace of Angels, will deliver an inspirational talk about identity, his journey to Australia and will also read from his most recent novel at the Rockingham Central Library on Friday, 20 March 2020 at 5.30pm.

    Bookings are essential and can be made online or by calling the library on 9528 8683.

    IT20 Program

    IT 20 logoAre you interested in learning a bit more about technology but aren't quite sure where to start?
    Our libraries are running the IT20 Program – short, one-on-one 20 minute sessions.

    For more information and bookings please visit your local library.

    Makers and Creators

    Get crafty every month with a different activity for adults across all four libraries.

    Bookings essential.  

    To register online find the event in our What's On Calendar.

    Matinee Movie Series

    Matinee Movie Series logoVisit the Mary Davies Library and Community Centre on the fourth Friday every month for the screening of the best in classic cimena, independent, Australian and world films. Bookings are required and the audience must be 18+.

    To register online visit our What's On Calendar.

    First Thursday Films

    First Thursday Films logoOn the first Thursday of every month Safety Bay Library presents lunchtime films for your enjoyment.

    No bookings are required. Bring your lunch but coffee and tea is provided. Audience members must be 18+.

    Book Clubs

    Book ClubOur Book Clubs are a great way to meet to discuss books, discover new authors and make new friends.

    For more information or to register your interest contact your local library.

    English Conversation Group

    ""Everyone is welcome at this Mary Davies Library and Community Centre group for people interested in practising their English. Contact staff for more information on 9591 0800 or email mdlcccontact@rockingham.wa.gov.au.

    Connect and Create at Rockingham Central Library

    ""Make some new friends and learn some new skills at our regular community group meetings at Rockingham Central Library. Groups include the Rockingham City Chess Connection Group and the Crochet Group.

    All welcome, no bookings are required.

    Connect and Create at Mary Davies Library

    Connect and Create logoLearn some new skills and make new friends at our regular community groups at Mary Davies Library and Community Centre.

    Join the Adult Lego and Sewing Group regular sessions. Bookings are not required.

  • Library eNewsletter

    Want to keep up to date with what's happening at our libraries?

    Read our monthly E-Newsletter

    Pop Up Libraries

    Our Pop Up Libraries are coming your way!

    Discover how we can enrich your life – come and see our staff outside the libraries, ask questions, bring your iPad for a demonstration of eBook and eMovies downloads. Or just come and have a chat. 

    February 2020

    Golden Bay Car Park Café Event
    • Friday 14 February, 5.30pm - 7pm
    • Golden Bay Village Car Park, Dampier Drive, Golden Bay

     

    Arts and Crafts by the Sea
    • Sunday 23 February, 12pm - 4pm

    • Rockingham Beach Foreshore, Rockingham

    Toy Library

    Toy library

     

    The newly opened City of Rockingham Toy Library operates from the Rockingham Central Library on Dixon Road. 

    Items from the toy collection are available to all current and new library members to borrow free of charge.

     

    Opening hours

    DayTime
    Tuesday11am–4pm
    Thursday11am–4pm
    Saturday9am–11.30am

    Toys can be returned at any time during general library opening hours at Rockingham Central Library and loans will only be available during the above Toy Library hours.

    Housebound Library Service

    Housebound Library Service - image of books in basketResidents who are physically unable to visit their local library, either temporarily or permanently, are able to apply to have library items delivered to their house. The service is also available to live-in carers and to people whose partner, relative or friend who would normally drive them to the library is away on holiday or unavailable.

    The service makes deliveries to each reader once a month, with members permitted to borrow up to 20 items at one time. We provide a wide range of books in normal print and large print, audio books, magazines and DVDs, as well as free downloadable e-books and e-audiobooks. 

    Residents who would like to join the service are encouraged to submit an application form at any of our libraries. ​ Visit library memberships to download the application form.

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