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Your library can help you with that homework!

If you need help with your homework, your library can assist you with free, one-on-one online tutoring via Studiosity

Get help with maths, English, science and more – just have your library card handy to log in. Tutors can provide assistance from year 3 through to TAFE and early university levels.

Click here for more information about Studiosity and other educational support available with your library membership.

 

 

Keep it short

This selection of new short stories will appeal to those who enjoy well constructed plots but don’t have the time or energy to commit to a full length novel.

Stories range from the speculative and experimental fiction; from thriller to Australian literature.

Click on the item to place a reservation or visit our catalogue for more options.

Do you like reading magazines?

Our online collection of magazines has moved from RBDigital to Overdrive.

All the same great titles are still available, and you have a choice of apps to use to read them:

Libby – great if you like a modern interface and a wide range of functionalities. Start on the home page. Scroll down until you come to Popular Australian Magazines. You can download the magazines to your device so that you can enjoy them when you’re offline.

Overdrive (the classic app) – for those of us who prefer a more traditional app layout. Click in Collections then scroll down to Magazines. You will only be able to read the magazines while online if you choose this app.

Click here to find out more about this and other e-resources that are available with your library membership.

And if you would like to view a video tutorial that is specific to your device and can guide you through the installation process,  click here!

Action packed Historical Thrillers

If you are a fan of action-thriller authors like Preston & Child, Matthew Reilly, Dan Brown or Andy McDermott, you might enjoy the books by Steve Berry.

Berry’s historical thrillers mix facts, theories, conspiracies and a lot of action.

His main character, Cotton Malone, appears in many of his novels, and as they stand alone, you can read them in any order.

Click on the image to place a hold on the item.


You can also find some of his books in Audio Format on CloudLibrary

Book illustration workshop at the Augusta Library

Wednesday 14th April, 1 – 4pm

This 3 hour illustration workshop is an interactive introductory course exploring children’s book art. Discover methods for designing characters, creative drawing systems and the step-by-step process in creating an illustration. Gabriel Evans also presents informative and entertaining insights into being a successful children’s picture book illustrator and author. Listed are covers of some of his latest publications.

Aimed at adults (any age over 17) This event is free but bookings are essential as space is limited. RSVP to amrlibrary@amrshire.wa.gov.au or Ph: 9780 5600

School holiday activities at your libraries

Lego Club

Join our hour long Lego club session to take on new challenges, Lego provided. Best suited to children over 5 years and bookings are essential.

Phone the library now to reserve your child’s place.

 Margaret River Library

  • Tuesday 6 April | 10.00am -11.00am
  • Thursday 8 April | 3.00pm – 4.00pm

Phone 9780 5600 for bookings or email amrlibrary@amrshire.wa.gov.au

Book illustration and drawing workshop with Gabriel Evans

Gabriel Evans is an illustrator who creates worlds with a paintbrush. He’s worked with some of the worlds most loved publishers including Penguin Australia, Hardie Grant, Walker Books Australia, Scholastic Australia, Simon & Schuster USA, Affirm Press and Berbay Publishing. Gabriel has teamed up with acclaimed Australian and USA authors and received two notable Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year nominations.

During this workshop you will explore the process of illustrating a book, creating characters, developing picture book ideas and hear Gabriel’s journey to becoming an illustrator.

Margaret River Library

  • Tuesday 13 April | 3.00pm – 4.00pm For 10 to 14 year olds

Phone 9780 5600 for bookings or email amrlibrary@amrshire.wa.gov.au

Augusta Library

  • Wednesday 14 April | 10.00am – 11.00am For 5 to 9 year olds

Phone 9780 5670 for bookings or email auglib@amrshire.wa.gov.au

The Golden Feather hunt begins!

Join the hunt for the Golden Feather at your local library during the school holidays. As part of the Scribblers Festival, feathers have been hidden in books across West Australian public libraries – will you be the lucky winner who finds the Golden Feather?

Thanks to Scribblers Festival, you can also pick up a RELICS: Bricks of the new world workbook while stocks last.

All school holiday activities are FREE at the Shire Libraries, however bookings are essential and children must be accompanied by an adult for each session.

Regular Baby Rhyme Time, Storytime and Toddler Tales sessions take a break over school holidays. Sessions resume during school term, commencing Monday 19 April.

 

March Book Chat Club meeting for book lovers 10 to 14 years old

If you are over 10 years old and love books, come to Book Chat at Margaret River Library this Monday 29th March at 4.15pm for recommended reads and fun book related activities.

This meeting we are dressing up as our favourite book characters!

New Book Chat Club members are always welcome.

Bookings are required, phone 9780 5602 or email rdrummond@amrshire.wa.gov.au to reserve a place

 

Libraries closed for Easter

Margaret River and Augusta Libraries will be closed for Easter from Friday 2nd to Monday 5th April.

Good Friday, Easter Saturday and Easter Monday

OPEN again at 10am on Tuesday 6th April. Please use the after-hours chute for your returns while we are closed. Library online services are still available, just visit amrlibraries.com to get started.

Happy Easter from all the staff at the Margaret River and Augusta Libraries

Important information about Junior and Young Adult memberships

We want to let all parents know about a system change that will affect our Junior and Young Adult members.

Effective immediately, all Junior and Young Adult membership types will now be able to use their library cards to access the internet on our public PCs. The library wifi is also freely available and not restricted by age.

If you would prefer your child to not be able to log themselves onto a PC session, please ensure you supervise them at the libraries.

We encourage all parents to have regular ‘internet safety’ talks with their children. Click here to find some helpful links to help with your chats. Then scroll down to the ‘Young People’ section:

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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