Library News

Book chat club for 12 to 17 year olds this Monday 25th June at 4.30pm Margaret River Library

Book Chat is a free book club for youth aged 12- 17 years old who love to talk about what they have read. There is no set book for each month and members can enjoy free snacks whilst chatting about their favourite books. Come along to be in the draw to win a book voucher and chat to others about the books you have read recently. We hope to see you there!

 

 

 

Low Impact Living Session 2: declutter, dejunk and downsize to a small wardrobe

Thursday 5th July, 6 – 7:30pm at the Margaret River Library

RSVP here with EventBrite

Is your wardrobe taking over your mind? Your life? And all four rooms of your house? Time to Declutter, Dejunk and Downsize to a small wardrobe.

Join Patricia as she discusses her minimalist lifestyle and invites you to make steps towards reducing the size and impact of your wardrobe. She will take you through her capsule wardrobe and explain the value of quality over quantity and how to make mindful decisions about your wardrobe. Embracing a sustainable mindset by minimizing waste and engaging with positive benefits of a minimalist lifestyle.

Somewhere along the line, it seems we’ve been led to believe that our possessions are an extension of who we are. Whatever size your wardrobe, learn how to declutter and dejunk your fashion collection for a downsized version of the new YOU!

Leave this discussion with a clear idea of how little you REALLY need and how to sustainably get rid of the things that no longer spark joy!

Spaces limited, please RSVP using EventBrite with this link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/low-impact-living-session-2-declutter-dejunk-and-downsize-to-a-small-wardrobe-tickets-47095800808

This is a free community event and the library is an easily accessible venue.

Toddler Tales at Margaret River Library this Thursday 14th June at 10.30am

Every second Thursday of the month at 10.30am (excluding school holidays) join us for a special storytime session aimed at children 18 to 36 months and their caregivers. Toddler Tales includes stories, songs, rhymes, craft and morning tea.

Bookings are preferred due to space restrictions and for catering purposes. Please call 08 9780 5602 to reserve your child’s place at Toddler Tales.

** Please note: Toddler Tales is at Margaret River Library until renovations at Augusta Library are complete, which is estimated to be October 2018. When renovations at Augusta library are completed, Toddler Tales will resume there on the second Thursday of the month.

Speed date an architect. The new way to learn sustainable design.

Those wanting to make their homes more environmentally-friendly have the chance to meet a number of architects at a free ‘speed-dating’ session.  In a 10 minute ‘date’ with at least two designers of participant’s choice, you can ask questions about sustainable design, get feedback on prospective plans, or seek inspiration for a future project with no obligation to see the designer again.
Prospective speed-daters can check out the architects available and book in their time slots at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/lowimpact-living-session-1-speed-date-an-architecttickets-45737851144
Date: Thursday 7 June 2018
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Location: Margaret River Library.  This is a free event but bookings are essential

 

Margaret River Youth Precinct Launch event, Sunday 3 June

The official launch for the Margaret River Youth Precinct is on this Sunday, 3pm – 7pm with live music, laser tag, face painting, Radrock ropes course, food van alley, skateboarding WA clinic, bowl comp, art activities, basketball comp, bouncy castle and Reconciliation Week activities.

There will be a pre-launch event for everyone wanting to hear how skate parks create resilient communities. Council Chambers, this Sunday: 1.30pm-2.30pm

Scams Awareness Week 21-25 May

Australians are urged to be on the lookout for threat-based impersonation scams by taking a moment to Stop and check: is this for real?

In these scams, scammers pretend to be from a government agency or well-known company. Their aim is to scare you into parting with your money or personal information and if you don’t, they threaten you with fines, disconnecting your internet, taking you to court, arrest or even deportation.

If you’re contacted unexpectedly and threatened by someone who says they’re from a government agency or trusted business, always consider the possibility that it may be a scam – then stop and check if it’s for real.

For more tips and information about these scams, where to get help or to report a scam, visit the Scamwatch website

Note that if you are on the Australian Government ‘Do Not Call’ register, this will not deter scammers from calling you – their aim is to rob you, so they won’t be respecting your registered wish to not be called.

To discover more resources that can help you to keep your family safe online, click here to go to our Online Resources page, and then click on the eSmart logo.

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Margaret River Library

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