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

    Events and Programs Guide - Spring Edition
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    Looking for something new to do this spring? Check out our Spring Events and Programs Guide for September, October and November 2021.

    Spring is for rejuvenation and discovering new things, so why not join in an event, workshop, learn new skills, meet new people, read something online, listen to an eAudiobook, watch a movie online, encourage your teenager to come for a Wicked session, register for school holidays activities, borrow from the Toy Library, come to view art exhibitions, and participate in many, many more library activities for all ages. 

    For the Adults - Spring Events
    Macrame bracelets

    There are various sessions and workshops for you to participate in this spring, whether you're interested in yoga, astronomy, art therapy, soil care and composting or macramé crystal bracelet creations - you will find it at your local library.

    For adults 18+. Bookings are essential.

    Register to attend 

    Speechie Library Talks
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    Would you like to further develop your child's language and literacy skills?

    Meet your local speech pathologist and find out how you can support your child's language and literacy development at home.

    Speech pathologists work with children and families to help to build the foundations on which literacy skills develop - listening, understanding and speaking. 

    Free events. Bookings are essential.

    LibraryAgesDay/DateTimeRegister
    Mary Davies Library and Community CentreFor parents of babies and toddlers (0-3years)Monday 15 November10am - 11amRegister
    Rockingham LibraryFor parents of children 3-5 yearsThursday 18 November11am - 12pmRegister
    The Fitzroy River – Lifeblood of the Kimberley Exhibition at Rockingham Library
    Photography exhibition at the library with a sawfish sculpture in the middle.

    This photography exhibition showcases the outstanding natural beauty and importance of the Kimberley’s Fitzroy River region. The exhibition boasts stunning landscape photographs from leading Western Australian photographers Damian Kelly and Adam Monk. It treats viewers to the extraordinary natural landscapes and wildlife of the National Heritage Listed Fitzroy River.

    A spectacular seven-metre sawfish art installation features as the star of the exhibition, raising awareness of the remarkable array of wildlife the Fitzroy supports, including the world’s most important population of the critically endangered freshwater sawfish.

    Official opening: Friday 8 October at 10.30am. 

    This is a family-friendly event with activities for children and morning tea provided.

    The exhibition will be on display at the library until Thursday 28 October and can be viewed during library opening hours.

    Makers and Creators
    Makers and Creators

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

    Suitable for ages 18+.

    Bookings essential.  

    Register to attend

    Introduction to Baby Massage

    Join Megan from Cocoon Therapies for an introductory class on baby massage. The session will cover benefits of massage, oil types, precautions and some basic techniques.

    Please bring along a mat for your baby. For babies up to six months old.

    Not suited for babies who are crawling. Bookings are essential.

    Register to attend

    Create for a Cause at Rockingham Library
    Crochet hooks and balls of wool

    Create for a Cause is a newly formed crochet group that meets weekly in our Connect and Create space.

    Anyone interested is welcome to come and join in and help create something for a special cause. 

    For September and October, crochet activities are focused on Mental Health Week.

    No bookings are required, just bring yourself, crochet hook if you have one and a smile.

    Every Saturday at Rockingham Library, 10am – 12pm

    For more information, please contact the library on 9528 8683.

    Community Arts Program
    Community Arts Program

    The Community Arts Program at Mary Davies Library and Community Centre provides a series of fun and engaging sessions for adults.

    The sessions are designed to support and nurture community connectedness and wellbeing.

    Workshops on various themes are facilitated by artists in the Corella Art and Craft Space with equipment and instructions provided.

    Bookings are essential. (Payment for the classes is required seven days prior to the workshop)

    Register

    Golden Bay Pop Up Library
    Coastal Community Centre

    The Pop Up Library at the Coastal Community Centre is open on a fortnightly basis alternating between a Tuesday morning and Thursday afternoon.

    It will provide the community with job searching and resume assistance, Story Time for children under 6 years (Tuesdays 10.30am), toys for loan and access to limited IT services including printing for a small fee.

    A small lending library will be available for customers to browse through and borrow from, with a good range of resources for all ages. Also reserved items from library branches will be available here for collection.  

    For more information contact rclcontact@rockingham.wa.gov.au

    DateTime
    Thursday 21 October1pm-4pm
    Tuesday 2 November9am-12.30pm
    Thursday18 November1pm-4pm
    Tuesday 7 December9am-12.30pm
    Thursday 16 December1pm-4pm
    Connect and Create at Mary Davies Library

    Connect and Create logo

    Learn 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.

     

    Connect and Create at Rockingham Library

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

    All welcome, no bookings are required.

    First Thursday Films

    First Thursday Films logoOn the first Thursday of every month Safety Bay Library presents lunchtime films for your enjoyment (12pm - 2pm).

    Bring your lunch but coffee and tea is provided. Audience members must be 18+.

    Bookings essential.

    Register to attend

    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 cinema, independent, Australian and world films.

    Audience must be 18+.

    Bookings essential

    Register to attend

    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.

    Book Clubs
    Book Clubs icon

    Our 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

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    Everyone is welcome at this Mary Davies Library and Community Centre group for people interested in practising their English. The group meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month, 10am - 11am.

    Contact us for more information on 9591 0800 or email mdlcccontact@rockingham.wa.gov.au.

    Register to attend

  • Library eNewsletter

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

    Read our monthly E-Newsletter

    Seed Library at Rockingham Library
    Hand holding some soil and a seed in a garden.

    Our new Seed Libraryis open and available for library members to access free vegetable and fruit seeds which you can plant, grow and enjoy at home. People who successfully harvest seeds can return them to the Seed Library where they will be put back into circulation for others to plant in the following season.

    There are basil, bean, beetroot, carrots, cucumber, lettuce, watermelon, pumpkin, silverbeet, and tomato seeds to select from. 

    Please note: there is a  limit of one packet per person.

    Suitable for all ages.

    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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