Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Rockdale Readers - The Life of Pi

The next meeting of the Rockdale Readers Book Group is on 15 July 2011. The group will be discussing The Life of Pi by Yann Martel.

If you have read this book, please join us for the discussion at 5.30pm in Rockdale Library.

The book for August is The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.

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

Friday, June 24, 2011

Miles Franklin Awards

Congratulations to Kim Scott for winning the 2011 Miles Franklin Award with his book

About The Book
This book explores the early contact between the Aboriginal Noongar people and the first European settlers. The novel's hero is a young Noongar man named Bobby Wabalanginy. Clever, resourceful and eager to please, Bobby befriends the new arrivals, joining them hunting whales, tilling the land, exploring the hinterland and establishing the fledgling colony. But slowly - by design and by accident - things begin to change. Not everyone is happy with how the colony is developing. As the Europeans impose ever stricter rules and regulations in order to keep the peace, Bobby's Elders decide they must respond in kind. Supple and accessible in style, generous in spirit and outlook, 'That Deadman Dance' is a fascinating, powerful portrait of Australia's earliest days

More information about the Award and the winners can be found at the new Miles Franklin Award website

Monday, June 20, 2011

Refugee Week 2011

Rockdale City Council is hosting a public forum Refugees and Asylum Seekers - The History and Experiences 

Thursday 23 June
6pm - 8.30pm
Rockdale City Council Conference Room
Level 2
2 Bryant Street

July School Holiday Activities Program - Celebrating NAIDOC Week

Please join us at Rockdale City Library & Community Information Services for our July School Holiday Activities Program.

There are exciting Aboriginal themed arts and craft activities on at our branches at Arncliffe, Bexley, Bexley North, Rockdale and Sans Souci.

To find out the days and times for our activities please visit our School Holiday Activities page.

The activities are for primary aged children and bookings are essential. Art and craft activities are a bit messy, so children should wear appropriate clothing.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

1st Wednesday Book Group - Family Matters

The next meeting of the 1st Wednesday Book Group is on 6 July 2011. The group will be discussing Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry.

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

The book for August will be - Trout Opera by Matthew Condon

If you are interested in joining the group in 2011 please call Natalie on 9562 1821