Shire of Augusta Margaret River Libraries

Community lunch @ the Margaret River Library

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We are celebrating Get Online Week with a free community lunch at the Margaret River Library at 12 noon on Thursday 17 October. Places are limited so BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL.

The lunch is supported by a grant from the Federal Government Be Connected program. Be Connected is administered by the Good Things Foundation, and aims to encourage over-50s to build on their digital skills.

All the community is welcome, but over-50s are especially invited to attend the lunch.

We’ll be available to answer your questions about getting online, and to demonstrate online resources. All the booked attendees will be given a take-home gift of a USB storage device, pre-loaded with helpful links to encourage them to get online.

To book your place, RSVP to amrlibrary@amrshire.wa.gov.au with your name and phone number, or call 9780 5600, or drop into your local library branch.

The Margaret River Library is an accessible venue.

Cocoon Gallery presents Natalia Ford

Emerging artist Natalia Ford will be showing case her art at the Cocoon Gallery from October 5 to November 30.

Natalia started studying academic drawing when she was 17 years old and it absorbed her interest instantly. Later in art school, she studied oil painting, mainly life drawing, art history, philosophy, sculpture, developing art installations and working with digital media in art projects as robotics. Eventually her attention moved on to the field of arts and sciences, developing a strong interest in social sciences, which motivated her to work in journalism.

In her understanding, art expression has a very wide spectrum she is always combining methods, Natalia defines herself as a conceptual artist.

Now she is developing a multimedia art project under the name Plain O Studio, a creative space designed to be at the service of anyone interested in artistic expression. The studio selectively conducts art workshops, art events and offers consultation within the art spectrum.

Sales and enquiries please contact Natalia Ford on mobile 0422 014 714 or email: plainOstudio@gmail.com 

New books at the Library

When you next visit the library take a few minutes to look at our New Books Display. You might come across something you’ve been looking for, or a book you did not even know you wanted.

If you are a fiction reader, some of the current highlights include: “A boy and his dog at the end of the world” by C. A. Fletcher. With well thought lines, Fletcher evokes a world where not many of us are left. A phenomenally crafted tale of survival, kindness and a very empty planet.

“The beekeeper of Aleppo” by Christy Lefteri, is not the story of one single refugee, but many stories blended into one to draw a deep picture of the real struggles lived by those who try to escape a war torn country in order to survive. At times heart breaking and others heart-warming, this a tale of contemporary significance.

You will also find new books by Ben Elton, Chloe Benjamin and Sally Rooney.

Take a journey with “Great Western Railway Gallery” book, get adventurous but not too reckless in the kitchen with “Healthy Greek Cooking”, or toss the diet out the window with Pamela Clark’s” Cake & Co”.
Penny Olsen and Lynette Russell shed a light on the importance indigenous Australians had in helping European settlers find and catalogue our unique fauna in “Australia’s first naturalists”.

This New Books edition is an eclectic sample of our collection, and we hope you find something special for you. Just remember to place a hold on the item you would like to read, or ask one of our staff if you need help.

Happy reading!

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Contact the Libraries

Margaret River Library

Fearn Avenue, Margaret River WA 6285
Phone: (08) 9780 5600
Email: amrlibrary@amrshire.wa.gov.au