Thursday, March 29, 2012

Online Resource of The Week - Yourtutor

Our Online resource of the week is yourtutor
If your child needs help with homework, assignments or research, Rockdale City Library offers support through the yourtutor online tutoring service. It is available to students from Year 4 to 12 as well as TAFE students.
The service can be accessed for free on one of our public PCs in any of our branches or log in from home by clicking on the yourtutor icon on the website. You will need a library card to login.

Subjects covered are:
• Maths - general maths, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus
• Science - general science, earth science, biology, chemistry, physics
• English - grammar, spelling, essay writing
• Research - organising and writing reports

Students can log on from 4pm-8pm all year round. The service only takes a summer break around Christmas and the New Year.

For more information and to log onto yourtutor see the webpage -

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Art Attack - School Holiday Program April 2012

Bookings for Rockdale City Library School Holiday Activities for primary school aged children are open.
Holiday activities are free but bookings are essential.
Art and craft activities are a bit messy, so children should wear appropriate clothing.
Rockdale Library
448 Princes Highway, Rockdale – Ph: 9562 1821
Tuesday 10 Nightfall Silhouette Picture
Wednesday 11 Paper Molas
Thursday 12 Art in a Box
Tuesday 17 Kandinsky Squares
Wednesday 18 Festival Flag Design*
Thursday 19 Eye Collage
All Activities will be held from 2:00pm–3:00pm

Arncliffe Library
11 Firth Street, Arncliffe – Ph: 9562 1816
Library closed for renovations

Bexley Library
499 Forest Road, Bexley – Ph: 9562 1813
Monday 9 Closed – Public Holiday
Monday 16 Festival Flag Design*
All Activities will be held from 2:00pm–3:00pm

Bexley North Library
24 Shaw Street, Bexley North – Ph: 9562 1814
Wednesday 11 Festival Flag Design*
Friday 13 Stain “Glass” Window
Wednesday 18 Picasso Cube
Friday 20 Kandinsky Squares
All Activities will be held from 10:30am–11:30am

Sans Souci Library
Cnr Clareville and Russell Avenues – Ph: 9562 1817
Wednesday 11 Picasso Cube
Thursday 12 Eye Collage
Wednesday 18 Festival Flag Design*
Thursday 19 Kandinsky Squares
All Activities will be held from 10:30am–11:30am

 * with Artist Rhondda Xiao

Monday, March 26, 2012

Local History Talk - The History and Heritage of Bexley

‎2012 Heritage Festival
The History and Heritage of Bexley
To celebrate the 2012 Heritage Festival, Bexley Library is hosting a local history talk on some of Bexley's heritage-listed properties. Come along and listen to Council's Local History Librarian talk about how the story of these properties can illuminate the history, development and character of Bexley.

Bexley Library, 499 Forest Road, Bexley
2pm, Monday 23 April
The talk will be followed by afternoon tea

The talk is free, but bookings are essential, to book please call Bexley Library on 9562 1813, between 10am and 5pm, Monday to Thursday

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

1st Wednesday Book Group - 4 April 2012

The April meeting of the 1st Wednesday Book Group is on 4 April 2012. The group will be discussing Bereft by Chris Womersley. Due to unforseen circumstances we aren't able to discuss Harp In The South by Ruth Park.

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

The next meeting will be on 2 May 2012 to discuss Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis De Bernieres

If you are interested in joining the group in 2012 please call Natalie on 9562 1821

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Dungeons & Dragons At Rockdale Library

Have you never tried Dungeons & Dragons but want to give it a go? Have you played it a few times and are relatively new to it? Are you an experienced player? Whatever it is, Dungeon Masters Paul and Tam are ready to take you on a wild adventure.  Prepare to be tested as you and your adventuring party encounter all manner of monstrosities. Be on your guard, weapons ready and skills honed - as every corner turns to vile scences and every challenge presents a puzzling conundrum. Whether you delight in terminating braineaters or solving brainteasers - the opportunities are numerous and the need has grown anxious! The King's Court urgently requests your skills.

This is a Youth Week event for teens aged 13+. It's a free event and there will be yummy food, but you need to book. Ring Rockdale Library on 9562 1821 or drop in to the library at 448 Princes Highway, Rockdale.

A message from the Dungeon Master:

"The dead are here.
They walk the halls. They never stop.
At risk is our most precious asset. Secure our treasure and ensure its safety.
We implore you!
The dead are here"

Friday, March 16, 2012

Public Holidays - April 2012

Rockdale Library and the branches at Arncliffe, Bexley North and Sans Souci will be closed on 6, 7, 9 and 25 April 2012 for the Easter long weekend and ANZAC Day.

The branch at Bexley will be closed on Monday 9 April and Wednesday 25 April 2012.

The libraries will reopen at their usual time on Tuesday 10 April 2012.

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

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Literacy Resource of the week - Tumblebooks

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.

To access Tumblebooks or to see what else we have on offer check out the webpage

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Rockdale Library closed 24 March 2012

Rockdale Library will be closed on 24 March 2012 due to building maintenance.

The libraries at Arncliffe, Bexley North and Sans Souci will be open 10am - 1pm.

You can renew items due on this day by logging into your account on the catalogue.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Sans Souci Knitting Group - 2 April 2012

Come to the next meeting of the Sans Souci Knitting Group
All levels are welcome. Please bring your own needles and wool.

When: 2 April 2012
Time: 10.30am - 12 noon
Where: Sans Souci Branch Library
104 Russell Avenue (Cnr Russell and Clareville Avenue)SANS SOUCI NSW 2219

The next meeting will be on Monday 7 May 2012

Please phone Nina for more information on 9562 1817 or email

Friday, March 2, 2012

CreARTivity - 11 March 2012

We would love to see you at Rockdale Library's stall at CreARTivity!
Sunday 11 March 2012

11.30am - 3.30pm
Arncliffe Park, Arncliffe

Check out the webpage for more information

Rockdale Readers Book Group - 16 March 2012

The next meeting of the Rockdale Readers Book Group is on 16 March 2012 at 5.30pm in Rockdale Library. The group will be discussing Riders in the Chariot by Patrick White.

If you have read this book, please join us for the discussion.

The next meeting will be on 20 April 2012. The group will be discussing Brick Lane by Monica Ali.

For more information or to join the group in 2012, please call Natalie on 95621821

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Read This! 2012 - A 2012 National Year of Reading Program

Rockdale library would like to encourage teens to enter the 2012 Creative Reading Prize - Read This! It is a National Year of Reading Initiative.

All you have to do is create a pitch to get people to read your favourite book. For more information, check out the Read This! webpage. Entries open 1 March and close 31 May 2012.

Literacy Resource of the Week - Intrepica

Rockdale Library has some great literacy resources for kids which we will be posting about over the next few weeks. Here is the first literacy resource of the week!

Intrepica is a free online resource for library members that helps children with reading, spelling, phonics, vocabulary, grammar and comprehension. You need a library card to create an account.

To set up an account or to see what else we have on offer check out the webpage