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Photo of childrens activties at SJ Community Fair 2017 LiveLighter SJ Community Fair

Saturday 12 August 9am - 4pm

Mundijong Public Library is excited to be taking part in the SJ Community Fair on Saturday 12 August in Mundijong. The Library will be open all day, 9am – 4pm, so make sure to come and visit us.

 

Our attractions this year include:


Ukulele Mundijong Jam
Book Cubby
Lego Play, 9.30am to 10.30am
Magic-Al and his balloon animals
SJ Library Friends’ Second Hand Book Sale
Scavenger Hunt in the Library
Face Painting: Magical Experiences - Perth


It is sure to be a fantastic day for the whole family, come and join in the fun!

Photo of Childrens Book Week Theme Escape to Everywhere Children's Book Week (18-25 August)

 From Friday 18 August to Friday 25 August

Children’s Book Week runs from Friday, 18 August to Friday, 25 August 2017 with the theme: Escape to Everywhere.

 

Check out the display in the Library for all the Book of the Year shortlisted books.


During Children’s Book Week, we will announce the winner of the “30 Books for 4s & 5s” competition. Competition closes Friday, 18 August; so vote now!

Photo of Feral Fergus Book Cover Author Sioban Timmer

 Tuesday 22 August 4.30pm - 5.30pm

Author Sioban Timmer presents her new book “Feral Fergus” at the Library. This is Siobhan’s’ second book after “Toughen Up, Princess”.

 

Fergus has a horrid habit that if grossing everyone out! Can he change his feral ways and put his best foot forward?

 

Sioban has again teamed up with illustrator Alison Mutton for Feral Fergus and they return with the same Aussie flair that readers embraced in the first book. Children and adults alike will love the humour and rhyme, shared in a local voice – without the clichéd corked hats, koalas and kangaroos.

 

This free event will take place at the Mundijong Public Library and is recommended for ages 6+. Please call 9526 1133 for booking or more information. 


  • New Library Items for Loan

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The Boy in the Shadows Book Cover The Boy in the Shadows

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Vallgren, Carl-Johan (2017)

1970: In an overcrowded Stockholm subway station, a harried father and his two boys are late for their train. Joel, the youngest, is howling in his stroller and his seven-year-old brother, Kristoffer, refuses to take the elevator.

A woman approaches and helpfully offers to lead Kristoffer up the stairs. Reluctantly his father agrees, but when he arrives on the platform Kristoffer and the woman have vanished without a trace. The kidnapping becomes a national sensation, but the boy is never found . . .

Today: Joel, now an adult, goes missing in suspicious circumstances. His frantic wife turns to Danny Katz--an old friend with a troubled past--for help. A brilliant computer programmer and recovering heroin addict, Katz is also the divorced father of two young girls. Katz begins to dig behind the digital veil in search of Joel, even though the investigation quickly interferes with his duties as a parent. Before long, Katz discovers he isn't the only one trying to find Joel.

The deeper Katz digs, the more upsetting the secrets he uncovers about the wealthy and powerful family at the heart of the investigation. Chillingly, the case takes a violent turn that reveals a disorienting connection to Katz's own troubled childhood--soon there will be no backing out of his unofficial investigation.

Adele Book Cover Adele

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Smith, Sean (2016)

Adele touches the hearts of millions of people who love her for her music and share the real and honest emotion she brings to each and every song. In a cynical age, she is a phenomenon.

In Adele, bestselling biographer Sean Smith talks to those close to her as he follows her astonishing journey to fame that began on the gritty streets of Tottenham. Through compelling new research and interviews, he reveals that there is far more to Adele than the superstar we all think we know.

He uncovers the story of her complex family relationships; the ill-starred love affair between her mother and father; her devastation at the untimely death of her grandfather; and her seemingly unpromising future in a gang-ravaged area of South London.

She found salvation at the BRIT School before a series of unhappy love affairs provided the inspiration for her record-breaking albums. He describes how she conquered America and how it all could have been ended by a dramatic vocal injury. Instead, she has made an amazing comeback and found personal happiness in a new relationship and becoming a mum.

Intimate and revealing, Adele is the uplifting story of the woman with the most glorious voice in the world.

The Forgetting Book Cover The Forgetting

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Cameron, Shaorn (2016)

Nadia lives in the city of Canaan, where life is safe and structured, hemmed in by white stone walls and no memory of what came before. But every twelve years the city descends into the bloody chaos of the Forgetting, a day of no remorse, when each person's memories – of parents, children, love, life, and self – are lost. Unless they have been written.

In Canaan, your book is your truth and your identity, and Nadia knows exactly who hasn't written the truth. Because Nadia is the only person in Canaan who has never forgotten.

But when Nadia begins to use her memories to solve the mysteries of Canaan, she discovers truths about herself and Gray, the handsome glassblower, that will change her world forever. As the anarchy of the Forgetting approaches, Nadia and Gray must stop an unseen enemy that threatens both their city and their own existence – before the people can forget the truth. And before Gray can forget her.

Exile Book Cover Exile

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Swallow, James (2017)

A vicious Serbian gang whose profits come from fake nuclear weapons

A disgraced Russian general, with access to the real thing.

A vengeful Somali warlord, with a cause for which he'd let the world burn.

A jaded government agency, without the information to stop him.

Only one man sees what's coming. And even he might not be able to prevent it . . .

Murder Games Book Cover Murder Games

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Patterson, James (2017)

A serial killer is loose on the streets of Manhattan. His victims appear to be total strangers. The only clue that links the crimes is the playing card left behind at each scene that hints at the next target.

The killer, known in the tabloids as The Dealer, is baiting the police into a deadly guessing game that has the city increasingly on edge. Following her instincts, the tenacious cop in charge of the case turns to an unlikely ally – Dylan Reinhart, a brilliant professor with a keen insight into the criminal mind whose book turned up in connection with the murders.

As the tabloid frenzy over The Dealer reaches fever pitch, Dylan and Elizabeth must connect the clues to discover what the victims have in common before The Dealer runs through his entire deck.


Mundijong Public Library Videos

Checkout all the action from Library Lovers' Day which was celebrated at the Library on 14 February 2017.
  • Mundijong Public Library Celebrates Library Lovers Day 2017

Checkout the Mundijong Public Library Ukulele group performing "You Are My Sunshine" a popular song recorded by Jimmie Davis in 1939.

  • The Mundijong Public Library Ukulele group performing "You Are My Sunshine"