Wednesday, May 26, 2010

1st Wednesday Book Group

The next meeting of the 1st Wednesday Book Group is on 2 June 2010. The group will be discussing The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.

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

The book for July is Brave New World by Aldus Huxley.

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

Monday, May 24, 2010

Library & Information Week 23 - 28 May 2010

Rockdale Library and Information Services is celebrating Library & Information Week with a series of interesting demonstrations, talks and morning and afternoon tea.

Monday 24 May A group of 40 people got to enjoy a French cooking demonstration.
Join us for these coming events
Tuesday 25 May 3 - 4pm  Afternoon tea at Rockdale Library
Wednesday 26 May 11 am National Simultaneous Storytime at Rockdale & Bexley North Libraries. National Simultaneous Storytime is a campaign organised by the Australian Library & Information Association in which a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author, is read to children simultaneously in a variety of venues around Australia. No booking is required.
Wednesday 26 May 2 -3pm, Rockdale Library, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - Rockdale City Council's Waste Education Officer, Geoff Raymond, will provide an intersting and informative session on simple steps you can take to help reduce waste in our environment. Come along and learn how you can help make a difference.
Thursday 27 May Arncliffe Library Australia's Biggest Morning Tea. Please contact Arncliffe for more details on 9562 1816.
Friday 28 May 10 - 11am, Rockdale Library Beading Workshop. Unfortunately this event has been booked out.

For more details or to book for any of these events please call 9562 1821

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Public Holiday Closures

Rockdale Library and the branches at Arncliffe, Bexley, Bexley North and Sans Souci will be closed on Monday 14 June 2010 for the Queen's Birthday Long Weekend.

Usual opening hours will resume on Tuesday 15 June 2010

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Literacy Databases

Rockdale Library is pleased to offer 2 exciting new databases for kids.
Intrepica offers reading and spelling games, puzzles and exercises from pre-readers to Year 6 students and is a great resource for children who are learning to read and/or need to practise spelling.
From the publisher: Intrepica is a high-quality play-based literacy database. Students are motivated and excited to engage in literacy learning that achieves genuine learning outcomes. Intrepica has games and exercises for pre-readers and primary students in K-6 and helps them learn to read or build on their literacy skills.
TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of TumbleBooks – animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which they can read, or can have read to them.
These two great resources can be accessed from the Library webpage

Friday, May 14, 2010

Rockdale Readers Book Group

The next meeting of the Rockdale Readers book group is on Friday 21 May 2010. The group will be discussing The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
If you have read the book please join us at Rockdale Library at 5.30pm.

In June the group will be discussing Notes on a Scandal by Zoe Heller

If you would like more information or to join the group, please call Natalie on 9562 1821

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Law Week 17 - 21 May 2010 - Talk on Immigration

Rockdale City Library is please to present a talk by
Janice Vu of Janice Vu & Associates, Bankstown
on Immigration Law

Friday 21 May, 1pm
Rockdale City Council Chambers
448 Princes Highway
Rockdale NSW 2216

Free entry with light refreshments provided

Bookings essential, phone 9562 1821

Monday, May 10, 2010

Starting School Parent Information Night

Is your child starting school in the next year?

Rockdale City Council is hosting a parent/carer information night
with expert speakers to help your child get ready for the big day!

Thursday 3 June 2010, 6pm–7pm
Rockdale City Council Chambers (above Rockdale Library)
Corner Princes Highway & Bryant Street, Rockdale

Special Guest Speakers
Ms Kathy Northwood, Principal of Bardwell Park Infants School, and Ms Ana Levar, Lecturer at the University of Western Sydney, will talk about all aspects of the best start to school for your child.
You will also have the opportunity to ask questions.
Free child minding will be provided but bookings are required.
Light refreshments will also be served.
Please register for this great information session by calling
Rockdale Library on 9562 1821