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**Our libraries are operating with some changes to services and opening hours in accordance with the latest restrictions from the Australian Government and State Government.**

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

    Meet Monica McInerney
    Monica McInerney

    Meet one of the stars of Australian fiction, Monica McInerney, author of the internationally bestselling novels A Taste For It, Spin the Bottle, Upside Down Inside Out, The Alphabet Sisters, Family Baggage, Those Faraday Girls, Lola's Secret, The House of Memories and more.

    She will speak about her latest novel The Godmothers.

    Thursday 22 October 5.30pm-7.30pm

    You can attend this talk through Zoom from home or come to the Rockingham Central Library to join us for Monica McInerney live on the big screen and light refreshments. Come with a friend or two and enjoy an evening up late at the library.

    Register to attend library event

    Writers in Residence - Alison Bannister
    Writers in residence logo

    Join us at Rockingham Central Library to meet Alison Bannister who will discuss her new book Get your Rear into Gear and her journey so far. The book provides readers with a realistic and practical approach to finding a job in the current climate.

    Rockingham Central Library, Thursday 29 October, 6pm-7.30pm

    Copies of the book will be available for sale and light refreshments will be provided.

    Register to attend library event

    Seniors Week at Your Libraries
    Seniors Week

    A variety of activities will be held across all four libraries during the Seniors Week in November.

    All activities and events are free, but most require registrations.

    Follow the activity link to register online. For Hearing Checks, please register by calling the libraries.

    ActivityLocationDateTime
    Seniors' Insights ExhibitionRockingham Central Library

    Saturday 31 October - Friday 13 November

    Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm Saturday 9am - 12pm

    First Thursday FilmSafety Bay LibraryThursday 5 November12pm - 2.30pm
    Chair YogaMary Davies Library and Community CentreTuesday 10 November2pm - 3pm
    Indoor Plants with Sharon BarberaWarnbro Community LibraryWednesday 11 November9.30am - 10.30am
    Mature Aged Job SearchingSafety Bay LibraryThursday 12 November10.30am - 11.30am
    Organic Gardening WorkshopRockingham Central LibraryFriday 13 November3pm - 4.30pm
    Hearing Checks (Phone 9528 8611)Safety Bay LibraryWednesday 18 November10.30am - 1pm
    Hearing Checks (Phone 9591 0800)Mary Davies Library and Community CentreThursday 19 November10.30am - 1.30pm
    Paella Cooking WorkshopRockingham Central LibraryThursday 19 November5.30pm - 7pm
    Move Improve RemoveSafety Bay LibraryThursday 26 November10.30am - 11.30am
    Writers in Residence - Jen Hutchison
    Jen Hutchinson

    During the Australian Reading Hour Jen will be speaking about her book Motherling, which tells the heart-warming and affirming memoir of a mother's 800 kilometre walk along the Camino de Santiago in Spain with her son's ashes.

    Thursday 12 November, 5.30pm - 6.30pm via Zoom

    Participants who register will be sent a confirmation link to their registered email address three days prior to the event.

    Register for event

    Golden Bay Pop Up Library
    Coastal Community Centre

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

    The Pop Up Library will provide the community with access to limited IT services including printing for a small fee, as well as job searching and resume assistance.

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

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

    DateTime
    Thursday 29 October 20201pm-4.30pm
    Tuesday 10 November 20209am-12.30pm
    Thursday 19 November 20201pm-4.30pm
    Tuesday 8 December 20209am-12.30pm
    Thursday 17 December 20201pm-4.30pm
    Tuesday 5 January 20219am-12.30pm
    Thursday 21 January 20211pm-4.30pm
    Tuesday 2 February 20219am-12.30pm
    Thursday 18 February 20211pm-4.30pm
    Tuesday 2 March 20219am-12.30pm
    Thursday 18 March 20211pm-4.30pm
    Tuesday 30 March 20219am-12.30pm
    Thursday 15 April 20211pm-4.30pm
    Tuesday 27 April 20219am-12.30pm
    Nyoongar Seasons Canvas Creations
    Nyoongar seasons canvas design

    Did you know that the Nyoongar calendar includes six seasons? Learn more about them with a team fromUrban Indigenousas you create some beautiful canvas designs depicting the seasons.

    Golden Bay Coastal Community Centre, Tangadee Road, Golden Bay

    Thursday 19 November, 3pm-5pm

    This workshop is free and suitable for all ages.

    Register for event

    Makers and Creators
    Makers and Creators

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

    In October you will learn how to make spring paper flowers.

    Bookings essential.  

    Register to attend library workshop

    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 an artist in the Corella Art and Craft Space with equipment and instructions provided.

    Bookings are essential and can be made at the library.

    (Payment for the classes is required seven days prior to the event)

    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.

    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.

    First Thursday Films

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

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

    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.

    Parents Meet
    Parent and children at a playgroup

    Looking for some kid-friendly adult time? Want to make new friends? If you’re a parent or carer and you are feeling a little isolated, come along to our Parents Meet sessions.

    They are held at the Mary Davies Library and Community Centre on Monday mornings from 11am to 12pm directly after Rhyme Time. Enjoy a hot drink, chat to other parents and make some new friends in a relaxed and social setting.

    Children of all ages welcome.

    Bookings are not required.

    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 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.

  • Library eNewsletter

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

    Read our monthly E-Newsletter

    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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