this month... August 2011
An evening with Friends Volunteers Wanted !
Photographer Are you computer
savvy and love
Peter Holderness sharing your skills?
A Life in Photography Would you like to
Presented by the Friends help us help
of the Library, Stirling others ?
Friday 19 August 2011 We’re looking for a
Drinks at 7.30 pm with an computer literate
8 pm start person with word
Admission: $10 processing and internet skills to assist our customers with
FOLS members $ 8 their internet and email enquiries one afternoon per
(pay on night) week. If you are interested please ask contact Karen at
Coventry Library, Stirling the Coventry Library or call 8408 0469.
Bookings 8408 0420
With a career that spans
School Holiday Fun
the days of the box brownie to today’s HD digital During the school holidays
cameras, Peter will reflect on his 50 years as a children had a wonderful time
professional photographer. Peter’s experiences includes constructing UFOs out of Lego
photographing Australian actors, creating unique and completing alien themed
operatic projection devices, travelling through India and crafts. They were fascinated
defending artists’ copyrights. Enjoy this amazing journey by some excellent science
to through the eyes of a still practicing photographer. shows and had fun decorat-
ing & eating ‘alien’ cupcakes!
We have more wonderful databases,
games, magazines and reference ma-
terials available online. All you need is
your library card!
Alex, Oscar and Joshua
Busythings is a brand new
children’s game which
teaches words and books
Intrepica Services Integration
numbers. Fun for all ages!
games For the last 12 months the Library and Council Customer
World Book is an online Service Officers have been sharing their skills to provide
Encyclopedia - better than our community with an integrated service at what are
surfing the net for homework. now our library branches/ service centres.
Press Display has newspapers Training is ongoing as library staff learn how to process
from all over the world to read online - Busythings rates, planning applications and dog registrations whilst
even The Advertiser. council officers have learnt an array of library skills.
There is also Spineout magazine for I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate our
teenagers & Good Reading magazine staff for the wonderful manner in which they have
for our avid readers. increased their skills - a job well done!
And, if you want to learn how to use
a new computer program, check out
our Computer School tutorials! Tumblebooks
Staff Recommend Bookclubs and a Writing Group
Alex is a familiar face across The Wednesday Book Club
the whole of Library & will meet on 24 August from 1.30pm– 2.30pm to discuss
Customer Services as he can Bernard Schlink’s The Reader.
be found at Gumeracha,
The Thursday Book Group
Woodside, Stirling and on the
will meet on 25 August from 6.30pm– 7.30pm to discuss
Mobile Library. Here are some
The weight of water by Yann Martel.
of his favourite library items.
13 Tonne Theory by Mark Kaexte Join a Writing Group 10am – 12noon Tuesday 16 August
Seymour. A must read for
Al If you’ve read the book - or are interested in writing -
those interested in the iconic why not come along and join the discussion. All groups
rock band that was the Hunters and Collectors. meet in the Community Room at the Coventry Library.
Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka
Far more mischief in this humorous read than you’d Lego and Chess on Saturdays
usually find with potatoes and ploughs.
Looking for something to do with the kids on a Saturday?
Your Dog is Watching You by Jim Heath
The Library Service is hosting Lego and Chess workshops
Need to get the bottom of your best friend’s social
fortnightly at the Coventry Library, Stirling during the
issues? This book is a delightful read with insightful advise.
District 9 DVD
What would happen if an alien civilisation sought refuge Lego 13 August, 27 August & 10 September
on Earth? A masterful sci-fi flick. Chess 6 August, 20 August & 3 September
Speedmouse, Umbilical Brothers DVD
One of the funniest live shows I’ve seen. New Library Books
By one of Australia's most creative duos.
The very best of Dianna Krall CD Latest hot teen series
Pour yourself a glass of wine and put your feet up. Mortal Instruments
by Cassandra Clare
Last chance to win a winter basket Skateboard
and Star Wars
Win a glorious box of winter warming goodies!
All you need to do is write a book or DVD review! Drawn by the
It can be hand written on a postcard entry form heart: a memoir
(available in your library), submitted online through the by Ron Brooks
library catalogue, or emailed to us at Children’s Book
The competition is open to children, teenagers & adults.
The stranger’s child
Sponsored by our Friends of the Stirling, Woodside and Chelsea Mansions
by Alan Hollinghurst
Gumeracha Library. by Barry Maitland (winner of last years Man
(DI Kahty Kolla)
Booker Prize The line of
Friends of the Library AGMs
It’s AGM time for all our Friends of the Library groups -
and they would love to see as many interested parties The silent girl
as possible attend. by Tess Gerritsen
(Rizzoli & Isles novel)
The Friends provide invaluable assistance to their libraries
through fundraising, advocacy, suggestions, supporting
library initiatives, and attending functions and events.
Gumeracha Friends AGM
Tuesday 2 August 4pm,
Gumeracha Civic Centre Foyer
Woodside Friends AGM
Thursday 4 August 6.30pm
Speaker Cr Luke Ritchie, 7pm AGM,
Woodside Library - light refreshments
Stirling Friends AGM
Saturday 13 August 2pm, Try one of our new DVDs
Stirling Library Community Room - light refreshments