News in brief - Activities at the Library for February
Tai Chi Demonstration
Friday 2 February, 10 – 11am
Tai Chi is a form of Chinese martial art, with its gentle and low impact movements making it a unique and popular exercise.
The Taoist Tai Chi Society of Australia is conducting an interactive demonstration to highlight the health benefits of Tai Chi.
Refreshments will be provided. Places are limited and bookings are essential.
Visit library.armadale.wa.gov.au or call 9394 5125. Groups must phone for bookings.
Harry Potter Book Night
Friday 2 February, 5.30 – 7.30pm
Calling all Muggles, Witches and Wizards!
We join fans worldwide to celebrate all things Harry Potter. This year's theme is Fantastic Beasts, so be prepared to get up close and personal with a presentation about owls by Yvonne from WA Birds of Prey Centre. There will be quizzes and craft too.
Dress up as your favourite Harry Potter character, leave your broomstick at the door and keep your wands at the ready.
This session is suitable for young people aged six to 16 years. Places are limited and bookings are essential. To book, visit library.armadale.wa.gov.au or call 9394 5125. Parents or carers must stay in the library during this session.
A historic evening with Laura Davis
Friday 3 February, 7 – 9pm
History House Museum
Join comedian Laura Davis for a glass of wine as she delves into the stories of local women and how history has treated them.
Laura grew up in Roleystone before heading east to pursue a career in comedy where she has had great success. Laura won the Golden Gibbo award at the 2015 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and in 2017 joined the writing team of Shaun Micallef’s ABC show, Mad as Hell.
Wine and cheese refreshments will be available.
Places are limited and bookings are essential. Visit library.armadale.wa.gov.au or call 9394 5670 to book a place.
Meet our local inhabitants with Kanyana Wildlife
Monday 5 February, 10.30 – 11.30am
Seville Grove Library
Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre located in Lesmurdie is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to wildlife conservation.
Learn all about their valuable work, what to do if you find a native animal in need of assistance and meet some of the special creatures who inhabit the local area.
Places are limited and bookings are essential. Call 9394 5800 or visit library.armadale.wa.gov.au to book your place. This session is for adults only.
Out of the Box Learners with Fiona Caruso
Friday 9 February, 1.30 – 2.30pm
Not all children cope well with the emphasis on academic achievement at school.
Local author of Out of the Box Learners, Fiona Caruso offers simple tips and ideas for parents to make a difference in the lives of children who don’t achieve, or fit into the school system. These include where to find help and what to do while waiting for appointments.
Refreshments will be available. Places are limited and bookings are essential. Call 9394 5125 or visit library.armadale.wa.gov.au to book your place.
Learning English Through Storytime
Monday 12 February, 19 February, 26 February, 12 March, 19 March, 26 March, 9 April, 10.30 – 11.30am
Learning English Through Storytime workshops assist families to improve and practice English in a fun educational environment.
These sessions include songs, rhymes and stories plus interactive activities which develop children's confidence and school readiness.
The program is suitable for children aged three to four years and their carers. Adults should be able to speak basic English as parents and children participate in the activities together.
This program will run for seven sessions on Monday mornings, 10.30 - 11.30am at Armadale Library.
For further information contact the YPS Librarian at Armadale Library on 9394 5125.
Wednesday 14 February, 10.30 – 11.30am
Seville Grove Library
Paul Osei Kofi is a percussionist, teacher and drum maker originally from Ghana, West Africa. He has been teaching and performing in Western Australia to a wide variety of groups and audiences for over 20 years.
Join Paul for an interactive, entertaining and informative workshop where you’ll be introduced to some of the traditional rhythms, music and culture of West Africa.
Places are limited and bookings are essential. Call 9394 5800 or visit library.armadale.wa.gov.au to book your place.
Jeff Apter presents: High Voltage
Monday 19 February, 6 – 7pm
Jeff Apter has written biographies on the Finn Brothers, the Bee Gees, Jeff Buckley and Keith Urban.
His latest book is the bestselling High Voltage, which topped the independent bestsellers list in its first week. High Voltage is the first biography to focus exclusively on the life of Angus Young, and tells of his remarkable rise from working class Glasgow and Sydney to the biggest stages in the world.
Come ‘back in black’, meet Jeff and enjoy the stories.
Refreshments will be available. Places are limited and bookings are essential. To book your place, call 9394 5125 or visit library.armadale.wa.gov.au.
Please note: If you are unable to attend after booking, please notify the library.
Blogging for Beginners
Wednesday 21 February, 6 – 7pm
Have you been wondering what a blog is, or how to start one?
Amanda Kendle, an expert in the field, will answer all your questions. Amanda is a passionate blogger who wants everyone to share the joy of having their own little home on the internet.
Refreshments of wine and cheese will be available.
Places are limited and bookings are essential. Call 9394 5125 or visit library.armadale.wa.gov.au to book your place.
The Manse: more than a restaurant
Monday 26 February, 1.30 – 2.30pm
Now well known as a restaurant, The Manse was once associated with the Armadale Congregational Church and had connections to the pioneering Saw family.
Local historian and member of the Armadale District Historians, Jeff Green, will share some of the ins and outs of The Manse as it used to be.
Places are limited and bookings essential. Visit library.armadale.wa.gov.au or call 9394 5125 to book your place.