Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Chinese New Year Celebrations

Kong Hay Fat Choy!
Happy Chinese New Year!

Monday 9 February 2009 is the day of the Chinese Lantern Festival. It is also Chinese Valentine's Day.

Celebrations for Chinese New Year and the Chinese Lantern Festival will be held in Rockdale Town Hall on Monday 9 February from 10am to 1pm.

Activities include:

Lion Dance
Calligraphy demonstrations
Lantern riddle competition and draws for prizes
Beijing pancake, noodle & sweet dumpling making demonstrations
Origami of 12 Chinese animals
Gu Zeng (Zither), Yang Qin (Dulcimer) and Er Hu performance
Singing of traditional Chinese New Year songs
Tai Chi performance
Free show bags and lots of lucky draws
Free admission

A traditional Chinese New Year Lion Dance will open the celebrations in front of Council's Administration Building. The Lion Dance will also be performed at King Street Place at 10.30am

For more information contact:
Rockdale City Council Customer Service Centre 9562 1666
St George Migrant Centre 9597 5455

Sunday, January 25, 2009

1st Wednesday book group

The 1st Wednesday book group will be resuming at 10.30am on 4 March 2009. The group will be meeting to discuss The No. 1 ladies detective agency by Alexander McCall Smith. Copies of the book will be available in early February.

If you are interested in joining, please call Natalie on 9562 1821 to ensure a copy of the book is available for you.

This group meets at Rockdale Library on the first Wednesday of the month at 10.30am.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Baby Rhymetime

Babies and toddlers from 6 months to 18 months and their carers are invited for weekly half-hour sessions of songs, finger plays & rhymes, starting 2nd February 2009.

These sessions are on:

10.30 am Mondays at Bexley and Rockdale Branch Libraries
10.30 am Wednesdays at Arncliffe, Bexley North & Sans Souci Branch Libraries.

For more information please see the Baby Rhymetime Flyer .

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Australia Day

Rockdale Library and the branches at Arncliffe, Bexley, Bexley North and Sans Souci will be closed on Monday 26 January 2009 for the Australia Day long weekend.

We apologise for any inconvenience and hope everyone has a nice long weekend.

The libraries will reopen at their usual time on Tuesday 27 January.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

December winners

Congratulations to Christine Jenkins, Lifeng He & Wahida Rahman who are our December winners of the Borders book vouchers. They have won a $25 borders gift card for renewing their loans on the web during December 2008.

Renew your loans via our catalogue in the library or on our website at http://library.rockdale.nsw.gov.au/.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

World Book Online

These World Book Online products are available for use in the library and from home

World Book AdvancedWorld Book Advanced - More than 1.3 million pages of primary source documents–books, documents, selections–fully integrated with the encyclopaedia content. Research and teaching tools include timelines, citation builder, and saved research.

World Book StudentWorld Book Student - The premier online reference source. With thousands of articles, state-of-the art multimedia, editor-reviewed Web sites, periodical content, and more!

World Book Kids World Book Kids - With content from the award winning World Book Student Discovery Encyclopaedia, the site offers simpler navigation, thousands of colourful illustrations, diagrams, and maps, and dozens of activities tied to national curriculum standards.

World Book Discover World Book Discover - World Book's differentiated instruction site features read-aloud and translation capabilities, more video, and clear, easy-to-read articles.

To Access World Book Online
Log into your Library Account at http://library.rockdale.nsw.gov.au
Your library card number in the ID box
Your date of birth entered as dd/mm/yyyy in the PIN box
Click on Login
Click on My Database to view World Book Online products
Click on the icon of the product you wish to access.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Rockdale Readers book club

The Friday night book club will be starting again on 16th January 2009 at 5.30pm with a discussion of The Secret River by Kate Grenville.

The group meets at Rockdale Library on the 3rd Friday of the month at 5.30pm.

If you would like more information or to join the book club please phone Natalie on 9562 1821.

Happy New Year

The staff at Rockdale Library & Community Information Service would like to wish everyone a happy and healthy 2009.
We look forward to seeing you in the library during 2009.