Thursday, July 31, 2008
If you have read this book, please join us at Lydham Hall.
The Wednesday book club meets on the first Wednesday of every month.
In September we will discuss The cry of the curlew by Peter Watt
In July we discussed The ancestor game by Alex Miller. Some of the issues we discussed was where the characters belonged, as two of the main characters came to Australia from other countries and the third was 1st generation. We discussed how this was reflected in society today.
For more information please call Deanna 02 9562 1821
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
- Green and Golden Bell Frog
- Grey-Headed Flying Fox
- Pied Oystercatcher
- Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
- Bar-tailed Godwit
The last 3 are birds.
Children in Rockdale can help save their local threatened species by entering the Dymocks Golden Paw Award. By creating a drawing of these animals the children will show the community what they look like, and people will recognise them when they see them. Entries close 7 September 2008. To enter visit the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife website at http://fnpw.org.au/goldenpaw.htm
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Culture at Rockdale Library and Community Information Service
Local kids were celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Culture during the school holidays in July at Rockdale Library. NAIDOC week kicked off with craft activities and mural painting with Aboriginal motifs. The murals are on exhibit until mid August at Rockdale, Sans Souci, Arncliffe and Bexley North branches.
A number of performers visited the libraries in the second week of the school holidays.
Reuben Andrew brought many Aboriginal artefacts and explained their significance to the children
On his way to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Sean Choolburra stopped by to show local kids traditional dancing, music and an amazing array of Aboriginal inventions.
Col Hardy and Matt Dea visited from Taronga Zoo to introduce kids to "Animals of the Dreamtime". Matt brought a snake, a baby crocodile, an echidna, a possum and many more animals and Col sang Dreamtime stories about the animals.
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
The catalogue and online and phone renewals will be unavailable. When the system is up again, you will be able to add ratings and reviews on items you've enjoyed.
We will notify you closer to the day when this is scheduled to occur. You can keep up to date by subscribing to Rockdale Library News. There are two ways to do this.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
Please join Rockdale Library and Community Information Service in celebrating this week with our School Holiday Program.
For resources about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and issues see the list of websites below.
Saturday, July 5, 2008
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Friday, July 4, 2008
On the 26th June Rockdale Library hosted a talk by Barbara Ferguson. About 20 people attended to hear her amazing talk about the time she spent in Vietnam from 1967 to 1975. It raised our awareness of what children faced in times of war, and continue to face in places of civil unrest.
Photo courtesy of Nguyet Huynh-Saunders