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Building Bridges Harmony Day Celebration at the Margaret River Library

2019 Harmony Day guests
Guests enjoy Harmony Day Celebrations at the Library in 2019

Thursday 19th March, 5.30 – 7.30pm

The Intercultural Action Group welcomes the community to the ‘Building Bridges Harmony Day Celebration’ being held at the Margaret River Library on Thursday 19th March. Guests are encouraged to bring a plate to share, dress up and be prepared for Bollywood Dancing. FUN for the whole family!

Please RSVP the name of the dish you are bringing to: amrlibrary@amrshire.wa.gov.au or Ph: 9780 5600

The Library is an inclusive venue with plenty of parking. All welcome.

Meet Spaced 4 Rural Utopias Artist In Residence Ella Sutherland

Spaced 4: Rural Utopias is a program of residencies and socially engaged art Projects in regional and remote Western Australian communities. Margaret River Library is hosting an information session about the program and introducing the artist in residence, Sydney-based artist Ella Sutherland on Wednesday 18th March, 4-5.30pm.

Light refreshments provided.

International Art Space is a leading West Australian arts organisation, presenting a program of ambitious and dynamic socially engaged and context-responsive art. They create diverse and challenging experiences for artists and communities through contemporary visual art.

Spaced 4: Rural Utopias is a multi-year program of residencies and socially engaged art Projects. The program focuses on the idea of “Rural Utopias” and includes 15 artists from Australia, USA, Italy, UK, Austria and Indonesia

As part of this program Sydney-based Artist Ella Sutherland will spend six weeks in Margaret River, starting from the 12th March.  Over the course of her residency, the artist will draw on archival material, print techniques, experimental typography and collaborative working methodologies to develop a collection of forms that will constitute a new 26-character alphabet. The resulting font will be exhibited and reinserted back into circulation in the form of collaboratively developed short texts.

Come along to the library to hear Soula Veyradier introduce the Spaced 4: Rural Utopias program. Welcome Ella Sutherland to Margaret River and find out how the whole community can be a part of this exciting project. More information about Spaced 4 can be found Here.

 

Toddler Tales at Augusta Library this Thursday 12th March

All toddlers and their caregivers are invited to join us at Toddler Tales on Thursday 12th March, 10.30am at Augusta Library and then 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 appreciated, phone 9780 5602 to reserve your child’s place.

Lily Malone is coming to Augusta Library

If you missed the author talk by Lily Malone recently, don’t worry, she is speaking again at the Augusta Library on Tuesday 10th March, 10 – 11am. Light refreshments will be served so please RSVP for catering to auglib@amrshire.wa.gov.au or Ph: 9780 5670

Here is a snapshot of Lily Malone showing off some of her book titles with Penny Wise and Kerry Darnell

Tuesday 10th March, 10 – 11am at Augusta Library

Come along and meet successful Cowaramup author Lily Malone. Lily has now written six rural romance stories including her latest novel ‘Last Bridge Before Home’. Her ‘get to know the author’ talks have been very popular at other libraries in the South West and now it’s our turn to welcome our own local talent. She talks about her writing, finding balance with writing and her real life as Anita Donaldson and a bit about the stories themselves. All welcome and the venue is easily accessible.

‘No one was watching’, a talk by Dr Annie Horner

Thursday 12th March, 6 – 7.30pm at Margaret River Library

 ‘No One Was Watching’ provides an alternative, imaginative entree into the once-hidden world of ‘Forgotten Australians’, a cohort of non- Indigenous men and women who were institutionalized as children. As one anonymous care-leaver begged ‘ Let our histories be visible’. The author hopes her book does just that and that these stories remind us of both our individual and collective roles in protecting children and promoting their welfare and safety into the future. Dr Annie Horner (PhD), Alumni of the Edith Cowan University South West campus, launched ‘No One Was Watching’ in May 2019. She will be speaking at the Margaret River Library about her book and presenting her valuable research behind writing her novel.

Light refreshments provided. RSVP to amrlibrary@amrshire.wa.gov.au or Ph: 9780 5600

Meet local author Lily Malone at the Margaret River Library

Lily Malone

Thursday 27th February, 6 – 7.30pm

Come along and meet successful Cowaramup author Lily Malone. Lily has now written six rural romance stories including her latest novel ‘Last Bridge Before Home’. Her ‘get to know the author’ talks have been very popular at other libraries in the South West and now it’s our turn to welcome our own local talent. She talks about her writing, finding balance with writing and her real life and a bit about the stories themselves. Please RSVP for catering purposes to amrlibrary@amrshire.wa.gov.au or ph: 9780 5600.

 

Book Chat is back! A book club for those over 10 years old

If you are aged between 10 and 14 and love reading, come to the Margaret River Library this Monday 24th February at 4.30pm for Book Chat Club. There is no set book to read, instead we chat about books we have read over the last month and share our reviews.

Book Chat is at 4.30pm on the last Monday of every month during the school year, except public holidays.

Meeting dates for 2020 are:

24 February 2020
30 March
25 May
29 June
27 July
31 August
26 October
30 November

Feel free to contact Rachael on 9780 5602 for more information or speak with the friendly library staff.

You loved the show, now enjoy the book!

Was your favourite movie (or television show) an adaptation of a book? Perhaps it was an original story that is now available as a novel? Either way, you’re likely to find it on cloudLibrary, available to download as an e-book or e-audiobook.

We’ve created an online shelf to showcase books that are the source material for shows both new and classic, and adaptations of those works. Pictured is a tiny sample – download the cloudLibrary app to view the full range, or click here to browse via your PC.

cloudLibrary is free for library patrons, and set up is easy – just download the app, register your library details, and start browsing on your mobile or tablet. Click here for more details.

 

 

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Margaret River Library

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Phone: (08) 9780 5600
Email: amrlibrary@amrshire.wa.gov.au