Library News

Go into the draw for Cinefest OZ tickets!

 

We invite all our community to go into the draw for tickets to the CinefestOZ 2017 Film Festival.

The prizes include:

  • Tickets to the Margaret River premiere of Butterfly Tree (includes a canape reception and Q&A with filmmakers)
  • Tickets to the Saturday premiere of Something Quite Peculiar (includes a canape reception and Q&A with filmmakers)
  • General Screening tickets – winners can choose between the 3 that will be on offer at the Cultural Centre

To enter, simply fill out an entry form and place it in the box provided at either Augusta Library or Margaret River Library.

Winners drawn Tuesday 15th August.

For more information about screenings, visit cinefestoz.com

 

 

The Clean Bin Project MOVIE NIGHT

Is it possible to live completely waste free?

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In this multi-award winning festival favourite, partners Jen and Grant go head to head in a competition to see who can swear off consumerism and produce the least garbage. Their light-hearted competition is set against a darker examination of the problem of waste. Even as Grant and Jen start to garner interest in their project, they struggle to find meaning in their miniscule influence on the large-scale environmental impacts of our “throw-away society”. This film is a fun and inspiring call to individual action that speaks to crowds of all ages.

Join us as we celebrate Plastic Free July at the Library. Cape to Cape Plastic Free presenter, Nirala Hunt, will offer a question and answer session after the film. All welcome to this family friendly movie night. Spaces are limited so please book.

Phone: 9780 5600 Email: amrlibrary@amrshire.wa.gov.au

Alzheimers WA presents MOVIE NIGHT at the library

Monday 24th July. Screening starts at 6pm followed by light refreshments at 7:15pm

alive inside film

This stirring documentary follows social worker Dan Cohen, founder of the non-profit organisation Music & Memory, as he fights against a broken healthcare system to demonstrate music’s ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those suffering from it. Rossato-Bennett visits family members who have witnessed the miraculous effects of personalized music on their loved ones, and offers illuminating interviews with experts including renowned neurologist and best-selling author Oliver Sacks (Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain) and musician Bobby McFerrin (“Don’t Worry, Be Happy”). An uplifting cinematic exploration of music and the mind, ALIVE INSIDE’s inspirational and emotional story left audiences humming, clapping and cheering at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award.

Spaces are limited in the library cinema so please RSVP

Phone: 9780 5600 or Email: amrlibrary@amrshire.wa.gov.au

 

Reporting of cyber-bullying and offensive material

Did you know that there are 2 separate services provided by the Federal Government, to enable the reporting of cyber-bullying and offensive materials online?

Under 18’s who wish to report cyber-bullying & illegal content, or get help removing offensive online material, should visit the Office of the eSafety Commissioner online.

Adults who wish to report cybercrime incidents which may breach Australian law should visit ACORN (Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network) online. Click here to visit ACORN.

For more online safety resources, click the eSmart logo below.

Introducing our new-look blog!

Our blog has a new look!

This site will continue to deliver news about library services and events, and still has handy links to our most-searched-for resources.

Now we also have an events calendar, so you can see in advance what events are coming up and plan accordingly.

We invite you to visit the site and explore the new features at your leisure.

 

OneClick Digital audio-books & Zinio e-magazines offline while apps merge

On Tuesday 27 June, OneClick Digital audiobooks and Zinio e-magazines will be temporarily unavailable, to allow the merging of the 2 separate apps into one easy-to-use app.

The new app is called RBdigital, and it will allow you to browse, select, download and store both audio-books and e-magazines to your mobile device.

If you are not already using these services, we invite you to  visit our Online Resources page to find out more about the free online resources available to our library members.

If you are already using either or both of these services, we apologise for the interruption.

This is how the merge will affect you:

Those who already use the OneClickdigital app:

• Will receive an update notification on their device
• Will notice the app icon change to RBdigital
• Will retain all history, downloads and bookmarks in the new app

Those who already use the Zinio app:

• Will receive an in-app notification that the app is changing and they will be encouraged to download the new RBdigital app from their app store
• Can continue to use the Zinio for Libraries app for 60 days
• Will retain all history in the new app, but will need to re-download magazines

Those who already use both apps:

Only need to install the new RBdigital app once to access all RBdigital  e-magazines and e-audiobooks together in one place!

Need assistance with the change?

Over the first two weekends after the new app goes live (which is 1 & 2 July and 8 & 9 July) a live, toll-free Support number will be available to call between 7am to 3pm on Saturdays, and 8am to 1pm on Sundays. This line is also operational Monday to Friday 7am to 3pm on all other dates during this first month. 

The toll-free number is 1800 571 819.

We thank you for your patience while we are updating our website documents to reflect the new service.

Online safety – for all ages

 

Shire’s libraries are working towards accreditation as an eSmart Library Service.

As part of this initiative we are providing easy access to a wide range of resources to assist you to:

  • Develop your online skills – including self-paced courses tailored for Senior citizens
  • Improve your online awareness of scams, cyber-attacks and other online threats
  • Improve online safety for your children and yourself
  • Have a better understanding of online bullying and how to report it (for all ages)
  • And heaps more, including issues around illegal behaviour, copyright issues and inappropriate content

Links to these resources can be found on your library website, in both the general and the youth Online Resources pages:

Click here to go to the E-resources for Parents and Children page

Click here to go to the general Online Resources page

Look for 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