News in Brief - Library events for August

News in Brief - Library events for August

Release Date: 
Monday, 29 July 2019

Railway Hotels of Australia with Scott Whitaker

Thursday 1 August, 2 - 3pm
Armadale Library

This informative session celebrates the release of Scott Whitaker’s new book Railway Hotels of Australia - Volume Four.

The coming of the railway was a major event in the history of many towns and cities across Australia. Join us at the library as Scott discusses:

  • The coming of the railways
  • Railway Hotels
  • The social development of Western Australia
  • Researching tips
  • Genealogy
  • Local and state history
  • Publishing

All four volumes will be available for purchase at special event prices. Volumes one, two and three are $50 each, volume four is $60 or purchase all four volumes for $200.

Places are limited and bookings are essential. Call 9394 5125 or visit library.armadale.wa.gov.au to book your place.

Healthy Living: Breaking bad habits with Heath Daly

Tuesday 6 August, 6 - 7pm
Armadale Library

95% of everything you do is because of habits - Aristotle

Health is a process of positive change and continual growth, it is a constant work in progress.

You become healthier not simply by making better decisions, but by repeating the behaviour of those decisions over and over again until they become habit, and a lifestyle.

Anyone can do this and everyone can learn. All that is needed is a desire to change for the better and the ability to imagine what that would feel like.

This session is presented by Heath Daly, co-owner of The Raw Kitchen, and a Naturopath with over 20 years of experience in holistic medicine.

Places are limited and bookings are essential. Call 9394 5125 or visit library.armadale.wa.gov.au to book your place.

From Slush-Pile to Rush-Pile: Creating Great Fiction

Saturday 10 August, 1 - 3pm
Armadale Library

Creating great fiction can be daunting, and yet the writing of a great short story most often involves the mastery of a few key concepts; in depth characterisation, sensory immersion, and implication rather than exposition.

Fortunately, Dr Laurie Steed wants you to write better stories and he's willing to talk through each of these concepts. If you would like to write better, and be in contention for acceptance letters, awards, or acclaim, then come along and be ready to take your writing to the next level.

Places are limited and bookings are essential. Call 9394 5125 or visit library.armadale.wa.gov.au to book your place.

Memory Kickstart: Fun and simple strategies to boost your brainpower

Friday 16 August, 10.30am - noon
Armadale Library

Learn some fun and simple ways to sharpen your memory and boost your brainpower. During this workshop, Dr Jane Genovese will share:

  • The latest research on how your memory works and ways to cultivate brain health.
  • Simple memory techniques to help you remember names, lists and other important information.
  • Which foods and exercises can help improve your memory.
  • How to decrease stress in your life to enhance your memory and cognitive processing.

Places are limited and bookings are essential. Call 9394 5125 or visit library.armadale.wa.gov.au to book your place.

Children's Book Week Launch!

Saturday 17 August, 1 - 2pm
Armadale Library

Join us for a medley of music, merriment and movement with this hilarious show.  

We will rap, rhyme and joke with Andy Jones to celebrate the start of Children’s Book Week in the City of Armadale!

Andy Jones is the bestselling children’s author of The Burptionary, The Fartionary and The Awesome Book of Rap, Rhyme and Putrid Poetry.

This session is suitable for children from five to 12 years of age.

Places are limited and bookings are essential. Call 9394 5125 or visit library.armadale.wa.gov.au to book your place.

Children's Book Week - Reading is My Secret Power - 17 to 23 August 2019.

Sing with Me

Friday 23 August, 10.30 - 11.15am
Kelmscott Library

Is your child two or three years of age? Then come along to our Children's Book Week event for toddlers and receive a fantastic Better Beginnings rhyme backpack containing a book, activities, CD, puzzle magnet and more!

Join Fairy Gabi for a fun, interactive session of action songs!

The Better Beginnings Family Literacy program recognises that sharing books, songs and rhymes with children from birth, builds early language skills and improves future literacy outcomes.

Places are limited and bookings are essential. Call 9394 5810 or visit library.armadale.wa.gov.au to book your place.

Children's Book Week - Reading is My Secret Power - 17 to 23 August.

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Phone: (08) 9394 5000
Email: info@armadale.wa.gov.au

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