Wednesday, March 31, 2010

1st Wednesday Book Group

The next meeting of the 1st Wednesday Book Group is on 7 April 2010. The group will be discussing A short history of tractors in Ukranian by Marina Lewycka. This book is a heartwarming story of a man and his relationship with his two daughtors

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

The book for May is Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.

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

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

School Holiday Program "All the Colours of the Rainbow" for Primary School Aged Children

School Holiday Program "All the Colours of the Rainbow" for Primary School Aged Children
Some vacancies still exist for free activities at the following library branches:
Arncliffe Library, 11 Firth Street, phone, 9562 1816
Bexley Library, 499 Forest Road, phone: 9562 1813
Bexley North Library, 24 Shaw Street, phone: 9562 1814
Sans Souci Library, Cnr Clareville and Russell Avenue, phone: 9562 1817

Please ring the library directly for activity availability and to make your bookings.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Public Holiday Closures

Rockdale Library and the branches at Arncliffe, Bexley North and Sans Souci will be closed on 2, 3 and 5 April 2010 for the Easter long weekend. The branch at Bexley will also be closed on Monday 5 April.

The libraries will reopen at their usual time on Tuesday 6 April 2010.

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

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Interruption to Online Services

Due to scheduled maintenance, there will be no online catalogue on Monday 22 March 2010. During this time you will be unable to renew your loans or search for items on the catalogue.

Normal services should resume on Tuesday 23 March 2010.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Rockdale Readers Book Group

The next meeting of the Rockdale Readers book group is on Friday 19 March. We will be discussing
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro.

If you have read the book please join us at Rockdale Library at 5.30pm.
In April the group will be discussing The Reluctant Fundalmentalist by Moshin Hamid
If you would like more information or to join the group, please call Natalie on 9562 1824

Author Talk - Katherine Howell

Rockdale City Council, in conjunction with The Big Book Club presents a talk by

Katherine Howell introducing her book Cold Justice.

About the book
A murder, a secret and a detective who won’t let go...

A teenage girl stumbles across the body of her classmate, Tim Pieters, hidden amongst the bushes. His family is devastated, the killer is never found.
Detective Ella Marconi tracks down Georgie Riley, the student who found the body, and who is now a paramedic. Georgie seems to be telling the truth, so then why does Ella receive an anonymous phone call insisting that Georgie knows more? And is it mere coincidence that her ambulance partner, Freya, also went to the same high school?

When: Thursday 25 March, 10.00 am
Where: Rockdale Council Chambers
448 Princes Highway, Rockdale
Cost: Free entry with light refreshments provided
Call: Rockdale City Library 9562 1821, bookings essential

The Constant Reader bookshop will be providing copies of the book for sale.
Katherine Howell can sign your copy if you wish.
(Author photo taken by Cal Mackinnon)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Free Online Computer Training

Rockdale Library has a package of online computer training courses for you to use. They are ideal for anyone with some computer skills who would like to learn more, or refresh their skills. All you need is a valid library card to access them.

The courses currently available are:
  • Introduction to Computer Technology
  • Using and searching the Internet
  • Microsoft Office 2007
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Setting up email accounts

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 the Online Computer Training Courses
Click on the text.
You will be prompted to enter your library card number
If you are a new user you will be prompted to create an account, which will then track your progress as you work through the tutorials.