August 2011 AHC Library by pengtt


									  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!

New Databases
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
                                  & play
                                                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
                                  with us
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.
                                                                 winter months.
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

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