Saturday, February 27, 2010

World Book Online

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

World Book Advanced

World 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 Student
World 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
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.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Book Chat Friday

Please join us on the first Friday of the month for Book Chat. The next meeting will be on 5 April at 5.30pm in a meeting room above Rockdale City Library.

At book chat we talk about books we've been reading over the month. We often swap books, either as a loan or permanently. New members are welcome.

For more information please call Natalie on 9562 1821

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

1st Wednesday Book Group

The next meeting of the 1st Wednesday Book Group is on 3 March 2010. The group will be discussing Saturday by Ian McEwan. This book is one day in the life of Henry Perowne and the ramifications of a minor car accident.

If you have read this book, please join us for the discussion at 10.30am in Rockdale Library.

The book for April is A Short History of Tractors in Ukranian by Marina Lewycka.

For more information or to join the group, please call Natalie on 95621821

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Rockdale Readers book group

The next meeting of the Rockdale Readers book group is on Friday 19 February. We will be discussing Let Me Sing You Gentle Songs by Linda Olsson. It is the moving tale of two women with stories of lost love and difficult family lives, who discover an unlikely friendship.

If you have read the book please join us at Rockdale Library at 5.30pm.

In March the group will be discussing Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro.

If you would like more information or to join the group, please call Natalie on 9562 1824

Monday, February 15, 2010

Broadband for Seniors

Rockdale Library was selected to host a Broadband for Seniors Kiosk, as part of a Federal Government initiative in conjunction with NEC. It consists of 2 computers which are free for use by anyone over 50 year of age. All you need to do is book in, and show your library card or Seniors Card to be able to use it.

Monday to Friday we have volunteers available to offer help. They also conduct one on one tutorials about using a computer,  the internet and email. You will need to book in for a tutorial.

To find out more information about the Broadband for Seniors initiative visit the NEC website.
If you would like to book in for a class or would like more information please call 9562 1821

Friday, February 12, 2010

Children's Activities

All our activities for children start up for 2010 in February.

Baby Rhymetime
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.

These sessions are on:
11 am Tuesdays at Rockdale
11 am Wednesdays at Rockdale, Bexley
11 am Thursday at Bexley North
11 am Friday at Arncliffe, Sans Souci

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Need help with maths, English or science? Need help with an assignment? Got a question? Need to prepare for NAPLAN, HSC or any other BIG test?

All you need is a library card. You can log on to yourtutor through the library's website and a tutor will help you. It's a bit like MSN messenger. The service is available 4pm-8pm Monday to Friday during school terms. It is suitable for students from Year 4-12 and TAFE students.

For more information and watch a video check out our Homework Help page.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Chinese New Year Celebrations 2010

The Rockdale Community will celebrate the Year of the Tiger on Saturday 20 February 2010 in Rockdale Town Hall from 10am to 1pm.

Chinese New Year is an important festival in the Chinese Lunar calendar.

A traditional Lion Dance will mark the opening of the celebrations at the courtyard of Council’s Administration Building. The Lion Dance will parade along Princes Highway between Town Hall and King Street Place.

Activities include:
  • God of Fortune
  • Lion Dance
  • Lucky Wishes Writing
  • Lantern
  • Riddles
  • Singing
  • Gu Zheng Performance
  • Traditional Chinese dance
  • Making of Chinese New Year Delicacies
  • Chinese Calligraphy
  • Lucky door prizes
 Rockdale Community 2010 Chinese New Year Celebration is organised by St George & Sutherland Community College, St George Migrant Resource Centre, Australian Chinese Community Association of NSW Inc. and Sydney Chinese Alliance Church
This event is sponsored by Westpac Rockdale, in cooperation with Rockdale City Council.

For more information contact Council’s Customer Service Centre 9562 1666
Or visit Rockdale City Council at

Local Government Cultural Awards 2010

Arncliffe Library has been nominated for the Local Government Cultural Awards 2010 for the Ramadan celebrations that were held there in September 2009.

The entry can be viewed at the Local Government Cultural Awards website. The project is titled Arncliffe Library Celebrates Muslim Culture. The project is also nominated for the People's Choice Award. You can vote for this project by clicking on the link in the top right corner of the screen.