Library News

Introducing: Lote4Kids

The library is pleased to announce the addition of a new eResource – Lote4Kids.

Lote4Kids is a digital collection of picture books and audiobooks in over 65 Languages suitable for kids 3+.

Play animated digital books with English or LOTE subtitles and voice or signed narration, including AUSLAN.

Log for e resource Lote for kids

Easy to use and ad-free, this is a fantastic way to help ESL kids to learn English. Or, to use as additional learning resource for kids learning a secondary language at school.

Access Lote4Kids for free with your library card, and while you are there, have a look at our new Library eResources page.

or download the app from the App Store or Google Play 

If you need any assistance with this or other eResources please contact the library on 08 9780 5600 or email our eServices Librarian on abrawls@amrshire.wa.gov.au

Baby Massage Workshop With Jane Tetley

Friday March 22nd, 10.30 – 11.30am

Baby massage is a gentle way for parents and their infants to connect and to gain benefits including:

  • pain relief and discomfort from colic and wind
  • improves sleep and reduces stress
  • promotes bonding and trust

Margaret River Library is hosting this free, small group exercise for parents and their babies aged 6 weeks to pre-crawlers to get a taste for baby massage and how it can fit with your parenting. Jane Tetley is an infant massage instructor and nurse with a background in midwifery and child health.

Please RSVP by Wednesday 28th February. Email: amrlibrary@amrshire.wa.gov.au or Ph: 9780 5600

CloudLibrary now available on Kindle Fire

We are excited to announce that Kindle Fire users can now download CloudLibrary mobile app directly from their Amazon Appstore.

image for instructions on how to download cloudlibrary app for kindle fire Image for how to download cloudlibrary app on your kindle fire using a browser

Watch the easy-to-follow instruction on the Niche Academy or contact us on 9780 5600 if you need any assistance.

cloudLibrary – eBooks and AudioBooks (nicheacademy.com)

Visit our website for more Library eResources, or if you have any questions about CloudLibrary or any other eResources please contact the library on 9780 5600.

Author Talk by Adventurer, Rob Turner

Thursday 22nd February, 6 – 7pm followed by light refreshments

Rob Turner has lived (and survived) an adventurous life which culminated in self publishing Home the Hard Way. It is the story of his attempted world circumnavigation (1992/95) starting from Sydney, and thwarted in Saudi Arabia  and the enforced return to Perth against the prevailing winds and currents in his 7.1 metre  yacht. De-masting, skipper overboard, pirates, strandings and near misses with massive ships are just some of the adventures which make this a fascinating talk.

Please RSVP to reserve your seat. Email: amrlibrary@amrshire.wa.gov.au or Ph: 9780 5600

Born in, and spending his early youth in northern Tasmania, Rob Turner has always loved adventure, tackling and surviving much more than most. Scuba diver, shipwreck finder, charter pilot and chief flying instructor, former world aerobatic spin record holder and international solo sailor are just some of his experiences in a long and exciting life. Now retired and ‘slowing down’ a little, Rob lives in the small seaside town of Dunsborough, near his family. When not indulging in, amongst other things, his love of writing books or poetry, he especially delights in teaching his two youngest grandchildren the joys of snorkelling and exploring with them in the wonders of the underwater world.

Learn how to use Library apps with Ana – Session 1: CloudLibrary

CloudLibrary holds the Augusta Margaret River Libraries digital collection of books, audiobooks and magazines. For you to read or listen on your phone, tablet or eReader.

When: February 15th, 10:30am – 11:30

Where: Margaret River Library

Cloud Library e resource

In this session you will learn how to:

  • Download the CloudLibrary app
  • Login and save your library card
  • Understand the shelves and the collection available to you.
  • Search for eBooks eAudios books
  • Use the listening features
  • Customize your experience
  • Change your reading preferences: font size. background colour etc.
  • Troubleshoot issues,

Bring your phone, tablet, eReader. If you don’t have a device but would like to start reading online. We will have a few tablets available on the day for you to have a go.

For EOI call the library on 08 9780 5600 or email abrawls@amrshire.wa.gov.au

Next Session coming up on March 21st, 10:30am: BorrowBox

The library is an accessible venue.

Invitation to the Launch of the Cocoon Gallery Exhibition By Yude Mahendri

We Welcome Yude Mahendri to The Cocoon Gallery for Emerging Artists

The community is invited to help us celebrate the exhibition titled “New Place”, by Yude Mahendri

Thursday 8th February, 5.30pm – 6.30pm

The exhibition will be formally opened by local artist, Dea Haddow and light refreshments will be provided.

Yude presents beautiful landscapes of the Augusta area, both river and sea views. She has recently completed the Certificate IV in Visual Art at the Margaret River Tafe and attended the Albany Summer School to hone her skills. Her work is mainly in oils but she is experimenting with mixed media and a few of these are also on display. All works are for sale through the artist. The exhibition continues until the end of February.

Please RSVP for catering purposes. Email: ayu.mahendri@gmail.com or Ph: 0412 589 117

Book Chat is back! A book club for teens who love chatting about reading

Teens aged 12 years old and over are invited to join us at Margaret River Library for Book Chat Club on Monday 29th January at 4pm for a 4.15 start.

At our Book Chat Club meetings we talk about the books we have read and give reviews and recommendations to other club members.

Book Chat Club is free with snacks provided and bookings are not required, simply head to the library at 4pm.

Community Writing Group Meets at the Library

Next session: Tuesday 13th February, 5.30pm – 7.30pm

Are you looking for a distraction free, safe environment to write and meet other writers in our community?

Guided by writer and poet Ana Brawls, the group is open to any aspiring or experienced writer who would like:

  •  motivation to write
  • writing support
  • opportunity to share knowledge and skills
  • writing exercises
  • writing feedback

For more information about the group or to RSVP contact Ana. Email: ana.brawls@icloud.com

Save the dates for future Community Writing Group nights: 26th March, 23rd April, 21st May, 18th June, 16th July. The library is a welcoming and easily accessible venue.

Regular youth and children’s programs for term one

School is starting which means our regular children’s programs resume at your shire libraries.

Baby Rhyme Time, Storytime, Toddler Tales, Book Chat Club and Book Stars Club will be starting as the 2024 school term commences.

Baby Rhyme Time: Every Monday starting 29th January at 2.00pm at Margaret River Library

  • For babies up to two years of age and their caregivers, Baby Rhyme Time is a fun place to learn new rhymes and songs to share with your little one.

Storytime: Every Tuesday starting 30th January at 10.15am for 10.30am start at Margaret River Library

  • For children aged two to five years old and their caregivers, Storytime encourages children to discover a love of books, stories, reading and rhymes and promotes family literacy skills.

Book Chat Club: On the last Monday of each month starting Monday 29th January 4.00pm at Margaret River Library

  • A group for those over 12 years old who are enthusiastic about books. Each meeting we discuss about what we have read and give reviews for other members of the club. There is no ‘set’ book – we agree on a genre or theme, and you pick a book that appeals to you.

Book Stars Club: On the third Monday of each month starting Monday 19th February 4.00pm at Margaret River Library

  • A group for kids aged 8 to 11 years old who love books and reading. We chat about what we have read over the month, give recommendations and do a book related craft activity.

Toddler Tales: Thursday 8th February 10.30am at Augusta Library

All regular children’s programs are run during school term and not on public holidays.

We hope to see you at the library soon!

 

 

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Margaret River Library

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