Thursday, November 20, 2008

Storytime Christmas Party

Calling All Preschoolers!

Please join us for the
Storytime Christmas Party
Tuesday 9 December 2008
at 11 am
Rockdale Town Hall
448 Princes Highway

Music, Crafts, Face Painting, Food and Santa

Parents and carers: Please bring a small present, with your child's name attached (from Santa)

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Reminder of the Interruption to Online Services

From the 17th of November the library will be updating it's library computer systems. This means there will be an interruption in services for three days. You will still be able to borrow and return items, and join the library. 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.

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Rockdale Readers bookclub

The next meeting of the Rockdale Readers will be on 21 November 2008. We will be discussing The Road by Cormac McCarthy. It won the Pulitzer Prize in 2007 and should be an interesting discussion.
If you have read this book, please come along and join in the discussion.
This will be our last meeting for 2008.
If you are interested in joining the group in 2009 please call Natalie on 9562 1821.

In October we talked about The history of love by Nicole Krauss. We discussed what types of love appear in the book, the experience of Jews in Poland in World War II and the style of the book.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Internet for Beginners classes

Rockdale Library runs Internet for beginners classes 3 times a week during school terms.
Monday 9 am
Thursday 2pm
Friday 1.30pm

The class runs for one hour and is one on one with the instructor. It looks at what the Internet and a browser is and gives the student practical experience in entering web addresses and doing basic searches in Google.

To book a session please call 9562 1824

Friday, November 7, 2008

Interruption to Online Services

Due to scheduled maintenance, there will be no online catalogue on Sunday 9 November 2008 from 6am to 2pm. During this time you will be unable to renew your loans or search for items on the catalogue.

Normal services should resume after 2pm.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Author Talk - Anita Heiss

Rockdale Library presents a talk by Anita Heiss

She will be speaking on her new book Avoiding Mr Right and her previous novel Not Meeting Mr Right.

Please join us on Tuesday, 2 December 2008 in the Rockdale Council Chambers.

Books will be available for purchase and signing.
To book or for more information please call 9562 1821

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Interuption to Public PC service

On Friday 7th November 2008 the Public Internet PCs at Rockdale Library will be unavailable due to maintenance. Service should be resumed as normal on Saturday 8th November.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

October Winners

Congratulations to William Panagis, Alan Tran & Bernard Rofe who are our October winners of the Borders book vouchers. They have won a $25 borders gift card for renewing their loans on the web during October 2008.
Simply renew your loans during any month in 2008 exclusively via our catalogue in the library or on our website at to go into the draw for a gift card.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Demonstation of Rockdale City Council website

On Wednesday 5 November and Tuesday 11 November 2008 we will be conducting a demonstration of the new Rockdale Council website.

On Saturday 8 November there will be a demonstration of the planning portal.

Bookings are essential.
To book or for more information please call Natalie on 9562 1711