One silver feather found at Margaret River Library!

Congratulations to Jessica, who found a silver feather amongst the junior fiction books at Margaret River Library recently.

Jessica has won a signed book from an author at the Scribblers Festival in Claremont, as part of the Golden Feather Hunt.

There are still some feathers left to be found, come to your local public library to join in the hunt!

Tomorrow – free events at the Margaret River & Augusta Libraries

10am Friday 3 May @ the Augusta Library: Arkie’s Pilgrimage

Join Lisa Walker as she talks about her delightfully funny and inspiring novel. Arkie used to be a trendspotter, advising companies on ‘the next big thing’ until she lost her marriage and her mojo. Funds are tight, so instead of a pilgrimage in Japan, Arkie goes on a very Australian trip, to all the ‘Big Things’.

Entry is free but bookings are essential. Click here to book your free ticket.

7pm Friday 3 May @ the Margaret River Library: After Dark

Meet the new voice in crime writing! Join Robert Jeffreys after dark at the Margaret River Library, as he discusses the secrets to writing compelling crime fiction. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

Entry is free but bookings are essential. Click here to book your free ticket.

If you are at Voyager Estate for the Readers and Writers festival, do not forget there will be free fun activities for all the family. Click here, or on the image below, for more information.

 

Today is World Autism Awareness Day!

Today we celebrate neurodiversity, and aim to increase awareness of autism in our community.

The world has come a long way in its understanding of autism, and a large part of this has been due to the shared insights of adults living with autism.

Your library service has a wide range of resources relating to autism, including books by Temple Grandin and John Elder Robison, who write of their own adventures and experiences of living with autism. You can click here to start searching the catalogue, or ask one of our friendly staff to help you get started.

Click here to visit the SWAN (South West Autism Network) Autism Awareness page.

Click here to view the UN statement for World Autism Day observance.

Find your creative mojo: an author talk by Josh Langley

What is creativity and where does it come from? Can anyone be creative? Josh will talk about his unconventional views on the subject and how he turned his life around by throwing out the rule book. Light refreshments provided after the talk and Josh’s books will be available to purchase.

Thursday 4th April, 6 – 7:30 pm at Margaret River Library.

Please RSVP for catering to amrlibrary@amrshire.wa.gov.au or Ph: 9780 5600

Writing workshop with Annabel Smith

Saturday 16th February, 9:30am – 12:30pm

at Margaret River Library. RSVP by 14th Feb to secure your booking.  amrlibrary@amrshire.wa.gov.au or Ph: 9780 5600

Writers at any career stage who struggle with establishing and maintaining a regular writing practice will benefit from this free 3 hour workshop hosted by Annabel Smith
The workshop delves into the thoughts and feelings that hold us back from achieving our potential as writers such as self-doubt, fear of rejection and criticism, procrastination, perfectionism, lack of resilience/staying power.
• Understand the beliefs that hold you back from achieving your potential as a writer
• Become familiar with strategies and frameworks for overcoming self-limiting behaviours around writing
• Practice with tools that will empower you to continue to build confidence and proactivity on an ongoing basis

 

Chinese New Year celebrations at the Library

Celebrate the Year of the Pig

Date: Tuesday 5th February  Time 4:30 – 6:30 pm. Please RSVP by 4th Feb to amrlibrary@amrshire.wa.gov.au or Ph: 9780 5600

Introducing Chinese culture to the Margaret River community by sharing Chinese food, arts and history in a celebration of the Chinese New Year Tradition.  Fun for the whole family.

Bring a Chinese dish / per family to share

Chinese dumplings provided * Lantern activity for kids to create * Photo Booth, come dressed up if you like! * Chinese Spring Couplets to paint * Chinese Zodiac walls * Chinese instrumental music * Dragon dance and lots of good luck to share * Go home with a Chinese Lantern * All welcome to this FREE family friendly event

Chinese Year of the Pig Lantern making workshop

Date:  Tuesday 29th January  Time: 5 — 7 pm

Join us to make paper lanterns to use for decorations in the library on 5th February for Chinese New Year Celebrations. Fun for the whole family. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to demonstrate how to fold the paper lanterns. Leave them with us and see the library transformed for Chinese New Year. This activity is suitable for children aged 5+ and parents must stay. All welcome to this FREE family friendly event.  Please RSVP by 26th January to amrlibrary@amrshire.wa.gov.au or Ph: 9780 5600

 

 

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Margaret River Library

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