What's Happening at the Library

Library events and new items for loan!
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  • Events at the Library

face paint 125 x 125 Face Painting Workshop

 Monday 3 October - 9.30am to 10.30am

A free workshop at the Library on face painting techniques presented by Rosie ‘O’, one of Perth’s most well-known and talented face painters. The Library occasionally requires face painters for events throughout the year, so participants will have an opportunity to put their new skills to use in the future. For ages 12+. Bookings required 9526 1133.

kite 125 x 125 Kite Making Workshop

 Thursday 6 October - 11am to noon

Professional kite maker and entertainer Michael Alvares from Kite Kinetics will be holding a free workshop at Landcare SJ where children can construct their own kite. Michael designs and develops kites for display in public and private areas; examples of his creations will also be on display in the Library. For ages 6+. Bookings required 9526 1133.

Lego 125 x 125 Lego and Board Games Bonanza

 Saturday 22 October - 9.30am to 11am

The Library holds a free monthly Lego and Board Game Club on Saturdays from 9.30am. This month’s Club will be an extra special event and includes competitions and prizes. For ages 5+. Bookings required 9526 1133.

China Talk 125 x 125 Tiger Leaping Gorge in China

 Wednesday 26 October - 2pm - 3pm

Come on a trek through the third deepest gorge in the world as adventurer Mary Plant gives a free presentation at the Library of her 6 day trek through the beautiful, mountainous Tiger Leaping Gorge. Mary and 4 friends, stayed in small rural villages overnight, and had a wonderful, character building experience. Bookings required 9526 1133.

  • New Library Items for Loan

A Short History of Nearly Everything Bill Bryson W110 X H169 A Short History of Nearly Everything


Bryson, Bill (2004)

In Bryson's biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to understand—and, if possible, answer—the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves. Taking as territory everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from there being nothing at all to there being us. To that end, he has attached himself to a host of the world’s most advanced (and often obsessed) archaeologists, anthropologists, and mathematicians, travelling to their offices, laboratories, and field camps. He has read (or tried to read) their books, pestered them with questions, apprenticed himself to their powerful minds. A Short History of Nearly Everything is the record of this quest, and it is a sometimes profound, sometimes funny, and always supremely clear and entertaining adventure in the realms of human knowledge, as only Bill Bryson can render it. Science has never been more involving or entertaining. 

Hideaway Dean Koontz W110 X H169 Hideaway


Koontz, Dean (2005)

He was clinically dead after the accident—but was miraculously revived. Now Hatch Harrison and his wife approach each day with a new appreciation for life.

But something has come back with Hatch from the other side. A terrible presence that links his mind to a psychotic's, so that a force of murderous rage courses through him.

Let the Good Times Roll Lynda Page W110 X H169 Let the Good Times Roll


Page, Lynda (2015)

At Jolly's the holidaymakers have nothing to worry about except how much sun is going to shine. If only that was the case for the staff.
When the head of the entertainment team is accused of sleeping with a guest, his instant dismissal leads to Patsy Mathers landing the coveted role of Head Stripey. Patsy can't believe her luck and is determined to do her best, but fellow Stripey Dixie Carter has other ideas... Meanwhile, someone is trying to sabotage the smooth running of the camp, and staff manager, Harold Rose, has to rally the troops to ensure that Jolly's remains the place where the good times roll.
With drama and adventure at every turn, a holiday at Jolly's is impossible to forget!

The Absent One Jussi Adler Olsen W110 x H169 The Absent One


Adler-Olsen, Jussi (2012)

In The Keeper of Lost Causes, Jussi Adler-Olsen introduced Detective Carl Mørck, a deeply flawed, brilliant detective newly assigned to run Department Q, the home of Copenhagen’s coldest cases. The result wasn’t what Mørck—or readers—expected, but by the opening of Adler-Olsen’s shocking, fast-paced follow-up, Mørck is satisfied with the notion of picking up long-cold leads. So he’s naturally intrigued when a closed case lands on his desk: A brother and sister were brutally murdered two decades earlier, and one of the suspects—part of a group of privileged boarding-school students—confessed and was convicted.

But once Mørck reopens the files, it becomes clear that all is not what it seems. Looking into the supposedly solved case leads him to Kimmie, a woman living on the streets, stealing to survive. Kimmie has mastered evading the police, but now they aren’t the only ones looking for her. Because Kimmie has secrets that certain influential individuals would kill to keep buried . . . as well as one of her own that could turn everything on its head.