Monday, 30 April 2012

Food Glorious Food

The end of April sees the end of our Forensic Feast at the Online Book Club.  But throughout May we will be indulging in a very different sort of feast as May's theme is

Food Glorious Food!

Whether you enjoy reading novels about food, gastronomic writing, gourmet magazines or recipe books, there will be plenty for you to enjoy and contribute to at the Online Book Club this month. 

Head over to the May page on the Online Book Club at Mandurah Libraries blog for all the information you will need about how to get involved - and even a recipe!

Monday, 16 April 2012

Volunteers required for the Books-To-Go book cubby

Mandurah Libraries will be running an activity during Stretch Festival where children can write, create and publish their own book.  

Using one A3 piece of paper and a few simple folds, children can create their own book without having to stick or staple.  The books are published on the spot using a colour photocopier. The author gets to keep their original, and a copy travels in the Book Cubby to other communities for other children to read, enjoy and be inspired by.
We are looking for volunteers to help us run this activity.

Volunteers will each fill one 2-hour shift (10-12, 12-2 or 2-4) on either Saturday May 5th or Sunday May 6th.  The event will be held in the foyer of the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre. 

Full training will be provided.  The main training workshop will be on Saturday 28th April, 9am-12 midday at Falcon eLibrary and Community Centre.   This workshop will include examples of how this activity can be adapted for use in other situations such as schools, libraries, childcare facilities, art classes, holiday programs etc.  Extra training sessions can also be arranged if you would like to help at the event but are unable to attend this workshop. 

To volunteer to help at this activity and to book your place in the training workshop please contact:
The National Year of Reading Project Officer, Deidre Robb
Ph 9550 3237
Mob: 0418 290 771

This event is supported by the State Library of Western Australia as part of their Better Beginnings program. 

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Pizza and Paperbacks

Pizza and Paperbacks is a Mandurah Libraries book club just for young adults (11 plus). Meetings are held at Falcon eLibrary and Community Centre and favourite books and their film tie-ins are dissected and discussed.  This month the group will be discussing Morris Gleitzman's trilogy Once, Then and Now.

Meetings are usually held on the on the last Friday of each school holidays, but this month's meeting is on Friday 13th April from 1-3pm. 

Pizza and soft drinks, trivia, what to read next and prizes are all part of the fun! To book your place contact Falcon eLibrary and Community Centre on 9550 3230.