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Beamafilm period dramas – free with your library membership


If 2020 isn’t doing it for you, take a break from the present and travel back in time with a Beamafilm period drama.

Below is a selection of some of the titles now available – but there are more!

Have your library membership card handy and click here to find out how to access your free Beamafilm account.


Virtual author talk with Gary Linnell – this Thursday!

Enjoy this live event from home via Zoom, at 5.30pm on Thursday 26 November.

Walkley-winning writer Garry Linnell brings us the tragic love story of Captain Moonlite, an Irish-born preacher who becomes, along with Ned Kelly, one of the nation’s most notorious and celebrated criminals. Hear how this true and epic tale was brought to life.

Register online at to book your spot in this live event. If you have any questions you would like to ask please email them to: prior to the event.

This event is made possible by Public Libraries WA, in partnership with Penguin Random House Publishing.

Keto, Paleo, Low-carb?

What should you eat? How should you eat it? When should you eat it? Should you go Keto? Paleo? Low-carb? Fasting? Or do nothing at all?

There are many approaches to dieting nowadays, and we have some of them covered with this week’s new books.

Click on the image to make a reservation, or have a look at our e-Book suppliers and borrow it straight away.

Life in the fasting lane Not a diet book by James Smith Super human by Dave Asprey 4 seasons solution : the groundbreaking new plan for feeling better, living well and powering down our alwayson lives by Salas Hartwig Food: wtf should i eat? by dr mark Hyman
Keto : a woman's guide and cookbook by Tashsa Metcalf Living low carb by Jonny Bowden CloudLibrary online resource

Nutrition is the feature of this week’s online new books.
If you are visiting the library we also have our New Books Display, with a larger selection of books to chose from.
Click on the image to go straight to the catalogue and place your hold.
Look for these symbols which tell you if the item is also available as an e-book or e-audiobook:
CloudLibrary online resource= cloudLibrary = BorrowBox = Overdrive
Click here to find out more about how to use cloudLibrary, BorrowBox and Overdrive.





Classics Revisited webinar series

Courtesy of Bibliotheca, you can now join Michael Surgrue, PH.D. for an ongoing webinar series reflecting on the classics of our world. From philosophy, to fiction; from biographies, to theatre, he explores many great titles and their lasting impact.

If you’re not free when the webinars are running, no problem – past Classics Revisited webinars are available on demand.

Past webinars include: The Misanthrope by Moliere, History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides & Meditations by Marcus Aurelius.

Forthcoming webinars include: Measure for Measure by Shakespeare, Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy & The Book of the Courtier by Castiglione.

Click here to access recorded webinars, or to register for upcoming ones.

You don’t need to be a library member to join the webinars, but you will be required to complete a form to gain access. When doing so, write ‘Patron’ in the ‘Job Title’ field (example below).




Dianne Wolfer: an author talk for the whole family








Award winning West Australian author Dianne Wolfer is coming to Margaret River to talk about using local history and personal experience to create fiction. This presentation is suited to anyone who is interested in reading and has an enthusiasm for stories no matter what age or ability. It would be particularly interesting for aspiring authors as Dianne will share details of how she shapes an idea into a book.

Margaret River Library

Tuesday 24 November | 5.30 – 6.30pm

Phone 9780 5600 to RSVP

More information on Dianne Wolfer can be found at

This event is proudly supported by:

Celebrate NAIDOC Week with great films from Beamafilm

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held around Australia from 8-15 November 2020 – but you can also celebrate at home: Beamafilm offers a great range of First Nations films, available for you to stream for free with your library membership.

Below is a selection of some of the titles now available – but there are more!

Have your library membership card handy and click here to find out how to access your free Beamafilm account.

Jazz in the Library

Thursday 19th November, 6 – 7.30pm. Light refreshments provided

RSVP to or Ph: 9780 5600

Genelle Jones is a lover of music, a writer and an adventurer from Baldivis, who has dabbled in a variety of genres.  Finally, 16 short stories, her first collection of tales about musicians on and off less than glamorous stages, are published.  To match each short story, Robbie Jones, plays complimentary music.  Copies of the book will be available for purchase on the night.

All welcome to this free, easily accessible event.

Robbie Jones plays jazz in the library to accompany an author talk by Genelle Jones


Large print and dyslexic fonts available in cloudLibrary

Your library membership gives you free access to tens of thousands of e-books and e-audiobooks with cloudLibrary.

The cloudLibrary app can be downloaded to your phone or tablet for a personalised reading experience. New app features have recently been released, including:

Choose from 6 fonts, including OpenDyslexic

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Select your preferred format, including Large Print and Sepia settings

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Advanced settings allow you to personalise your reading experience to suit your own needs

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If you’re already using cloudLibrary, we encourage you to update the app whenever an update is available.

If you’re new to cloudLibrary, click here to find out more!

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Toddler Tales at Augusta Library Thursday 12th November 10.30am

Join us for Toddler Tales this Thursday 12th November, 10.30am at Augusta Library. Toddler Tales continues on the second Thursday of each month during school term.

Toddler Tales is aimed at children 18 to 36 months old and involves a story, rhymes, songs, craft and morning tea.

Bookings are required as spaces are limited, phone Claire Preston on 9780 5600 to reserve your child’s place

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Margaret River Library

Fearn Avenue, Margaret River WA 6285
Phone: (08) 9780 5600