We have plenty of activities happening in the library this week;
On Wednesday we have the Shop Bound deliveries – this is a library service for people who are in their businesses and unable to get to the library personally. All you need to do is join up and have a chat to the library staff about your reading preferences, and a bag of books is then delivered right to your shop counter every two weeks! This service is free, and if you or your staff are interested in taking part, just let us know by ringing 6740 2190 and one of the library staff will visit with the relevant forms and more details.
Also on Wednesday are Junior Brain Games, an after school programme for primary aged children. Participants enjoy storytelling, book discussion and fun activities such as join the dots, spot the difference, find the objects, word games, etc., the activities are designed to assist with fine motor skills, number skills, reading and writing, creativity, and pattern recognition. Places are limited for this programme, please contact the library on 6740 2190 to secure a place for your child or have them put on the waiting list.
If you are interested in tracing your family tree, or researching the history of the area you can come along to the Family History meeting at 10.30am on Friday morning. If you’re just starting, the group will give you research hints, and the library also holds books to be borrowed and local history materials to be used in the library.
Plenty of new books have been added to the library stock this week. Among the new titles are The Currency Lass a novel by Tea Cooper, set in Australia, Dark Heart the latest Jed Walker thriller by James Phelan, City of Friends by Joanna Trollope, Pirate by Cliver Cullser and Robin Burchell, and the latest James Patterson Humans, Bow Down.
The start of autumn brings a welcome change, some cooler weather and longer evenings with more time for reading.
Some new books added to the library collection this week include Everyday Easy One-Pot: Hearty Soups, Quick Stir Fries, Simple Casseroles – colour pictures with simple and easy directions, just the type of dish you need to curl up with a good book! And that good book could be, for you, My Wild Ride an autobiography by Fiona Johnson “The inspiring true story of how one woman’s faith and determination helped her overcome life’s greatest obstacles.’ There’s also the latest thriller by the legend Jack Higgins, a new Sean Dillon novel titled The Midnight Bell.
In Large Print, new books include the latest mystery of Jo Nesbo The Midnight Sun, and a novel of World War II The Bomb Girls by Daisy Styles.
There’s plenty going on at the library. Seniors’ Week might be over but people of all ages can enjoy the Zen Tangles @ Library programme. Come along and learn how to turn your doodles into miniature works of art using lines and colour – it’s great fun, and all materials are provided. The Zen Tanglers meet once a month on the third Thursday. The next session will be 16 March 2017 from 3.00pm to 4.30pm. Please contact the library on 6740 2190 for further information.
The library runs an afternoon school programme for children. Junior Brain Games has a storytelling and book discussion segment, and some brain games such as join the dots, spot the difference, mazes, and word and number games. Places are limited for this programme so please contact the library on 6740 2190 to secure a place for your child.
Children wanting to do homework can book the use of a public access computer for up to two hours free of charge, but any printing must be paid for. They can also use the computers to access maths or other interactive educational programmes. We recommend booking a computer if you need it at a specific time so you don’t miss out!
See you soon at your library!
Library Lines with Christiane Birkett
The library still has lots of prize bags for the children who participated in our Find the Heroes and Villains in the Library competition during January! If you participated and left your entry form at the library, drop in and see if you can collect your prize bag.
It’s Multicultural March at the library, and the display case features costume dolls from various countries. Peek around the corner into the junior library and see if you can guess which country the Very Hungry Caterpillar belongs to from his hat and his clothing! During the month, there will also be plenty of books about different countries, and set in different countries, on display for lending.
Children can enjoy the many guises of the Very Hungry Caterpillar three times a week during Toddler Time every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning at 10.30. This programme is for young children from zero to four years old. The children enjoy some storytelling, and a simple handicraft that they get to take home. Any books they enjoy can also be added to their tally sheets if they are participants in 1,000 Books Before School, the library’s early children literacy programme. Mums and carers have time to chat and share after the session, and, as no bookings are necessary, you can just pop in with your little ones and enjoy.
The library is running two extra programmes for seniors during Seniors’ Week. On Tuesday, from 3.00 pm, come and enjoy a session of Papercraft and learn how to make various things from paper, while on Thursday from 2.00 until 4.00 pm learn how to turn your aimless doodling into miniature works of arts using Zen tangling techniques. Bookings are required for both sessions, so please ring the library on 67402190 to secure your place. Afternoon tea will be provided for inspiration!
See you soon at your library!