Sunday, December 22, 2013

Author Talk - Jesse Fink

Rockdale City Council Presents
A Talk by 
Jesse Fink introducing his book
The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC

About the book 
The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC is unlike any AC/DC book you’ve read before. Less a biography, more a critical appreciation, it tells the story of the trio through 11 classic songs and reveals some of the personal and creative secrets that went into their making. 
With special guest Tony Currenti drummer for AC/DC on High Voltage and ‘74 Jailbreak also for Stevie Wright on Evie and Black Eyed Bruiser.
Friday 7 February 2014
6 pm
Rockdale City Library448 Princes Highway, Rockdale
Free entry with light refreshments provided
Online bookings essential at http://www.rockdale.nsw.gov.au/libraryevents 
For more information call 9562 1821

                

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Summer Reading Club

It's not too late to enter our Summer Reading Club for Preschoolers, Primary School Students and Teens!

The club started on 2 December 2013 and finishes on 11 January 2014. So it's not to late to get started!
Pick up a Reading Log from Rockdale City Library, Arncliffe, Bexley, Bexley North, Bright Le Sands or Sans Souci Branch Library. Please only register at one branch. 

Win great prizes and investigate mysteries with some of your favourite authors.

All reading logs must be handed in before or on 11 January to receive a prize. Anyone who reads 5 books qualifies for a prize pack.

We are running three clubs this year, one for preschoolers, one for primary school students and one for teens.
Please see the webpages for each age group for details.

For 
Preschoolers: www.rockdale.nsw.gov.au/PreschoolSRC
Primary school students: www.rockdale.nsw.gov.au/PrimarySRC
Teens: www.rockdale.nsw.gov.au/TeenRead

If you would like more information please call 9562 1821

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Public Holiday Closures

Rockdale  Library and the branches at Arncliffe, Bexley North, Brighton and Sans Souci will  close at 1pm on Tuesday 24 December 2013 for the Christmas Holidays.

Rockdale will be reopen on 
Friday 27 December 9am to 5pm
Saturday 28 December 9am – 5pm
Monday 30 December 9am – 5pm
Tuesday 31 December 9am – lpm
All libraries will be closed on 1 January 2014
Usual opening hours will resume on Thursday 2 January 2014
For more information please see the flyer

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Author Talk Rescheduled - Jonathan King

Rockdale City Council Presents
A Talk by 
Jonathan King introducing his book
Tall Ships and Tall Tales: a life of dancing with history

About the book 
Climb aboard a square-rigged tall ship or jump into the saddle of a bucking brumby as Jonathan King recounts his hair-raising and breathtaking adventures in history: surviving shipwrecks in the Bermuda Triangle, losing men overboard in the south Atlantic, avoiding pirates in the South China Sea, being arrested by Spanish border guards and chased by Indian police, being tossed off horses in the Outback, getting thrown into a Lebanese prison, becoming lost in the Amazon jungle and being knocked over by a cyclone in Antarctica. These tall tales will leave you breathless, dazzled, and inspired by King’s persistence and sheer courage in bringing history to life.
Thursday 30 January 2014
1pm
Rockdale City Library
448 Princes Highway
Rockdale

Free entry with light refreshments provided
Online bookings essential at http://www.rockdale.nsw.gov.au/libraryevents 
For more information call 9562 1821
About the Author:
Jonathan King is an award-winning author of Australian history. He has written 30 books and been published widely in newspapers and magazines, as well as producing and presenting numerous film documentaries, and TV and radio programs. In 1988 he was presented with Australian of the Year Award (Victorian division) and in 1989 the Australian Achiever Award.
                

Monday, December 16, 2013

School Holiday Activities for Primary School students - Bookings open

Bookings for our School Holiday Activities for Primary School students open today!

Please see the picture below or visit visit our Library Events page for activity days and times and contact details for your local library. 

Bookings for the activities are done online. You can find the list of activities at Arncliffe, Bexley, Bexley North, Rockdale and Sans Souci Libraries on our Library Events page.

All activities are free but bookings are essential. Art and craft activities can be messy so please wear appropriate clothing. Parental supervision is required.

Bookings necessary on www.rockdale.nsw.gov.au/LibraryEvents 
Phone for details: 9562 1821

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Summer Reading Club for Preschoolers, Primary School Students and Teens

Welcome to our Summer Reading Club for Preschoolers, Primary School Students and Teens
The club started on 2 December 2013 and finishes on 11 January 2014. 
Pick up a Reading Log from Monday 2 December at Rockdale City Library, Arncliffe, Bexley, Bexley North, Bright Le Sands or Sans Souci Branch Library. Win great prizes and investigate mysteries with some of your favourite authors.
All reading logs must be handed in before or on 11 January to receive a prize. Anyone who reads 5 books qualifies for a prize pack.

We are running three clubs this year, one for preschoolers, one for primary school students and one for teens.
Please see the webpages for each age group for details.

For 
Preschoolers: www.rockdale.nsw.gov.au/PreschoolSRC
Primary school students: www.rockdale.nsw.gov.au/PrimarySRC
Teens: www.rockdale.nsw.gov.au/TeenRead

If you would like more information please call 9562 1821

Friday, November 22, 2013

Big Storytime Christmas Party 2013

Calling ALL Preschoolers



Join us for the
BIG Storytime Christmas Party 
on 
Tuesday 10 December 2013 at 11am

Rockdale Town Hall
448 Princes Highway
Rockdale
There will be crafts, face painting, music, food and, of course, a special visit from Santa.

This is a free event for preschoolers and their parents and carers. Bookings are essential at www.rockdale.nsw.gov.au/LibraryEvents 
Parents and Carers: Please bring a SMALL present with your child's name attached (from Santa).
For more information, please call Rockdale City Library on 9562 1821.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

1st Wedneday Book Group - 4 December 2013

Join us for the December meeting of the 1st Wednesday Book Group on 
4 December 2013 at 10.30am 
Rockdale Library
448 Princes Highway 

The group will be discussing Eye of the Storm by Patrick White.
If you have read this book please come along and join in the discussion.

This is the last meeting for 2013 of the 1st Wednesday Book Group.
See you in 2014!
For more information or to join the group please call Natalie on 9562 1821.

Monday, November 18, 2013

eMagazines at Rockdale Library

Our eMagazine collection has been "live" for around a week and we've already had over 100 "loans". The eMagazines are free for Library members and can be accessed through the Zinio link on our catalogue's eLibrary http://library.rockdale.nsw.gov.au/

To register, you need to be logged in to your "My Account" page on the catalogue. Click on the Zinio banner near the top of the page and create a new account (this step establishes that you are a Library member). When you try to download your first eMagazine you will need to register for a Zinio account.

Once you are done, you can bookmark this link to go directly to Zinio (bypassing the catalogue)http://www.rbdigital.com/rockdale/service/zinio/landing

Jonathan King Author Talk Postponed

The author talk by Jonathan King scheduled for 22 November has been postponed until January 2014.
We apologise for any inconvenience and will update you when the new day has been arranged.



Sans Souci Knitting Group - 2 December 2013

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

When: 2 December 2013
Time: 10.30am - 12 noon
Where: Sans Souci Branch Library
104 Russell Avenue (Cnr Russell and Clareville Avenue)
SANS SOUCI NSW 2219


This is the last meeting for 2013. The first meeting for 2014 will be on Monday 3 February 2014.

Please phone Nina for more information on 9562 1817 or email sanssoucilibrary@rockdale.nsw.gov.au

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Grandparents' Morning at Bexley Library 13 November 2013

Join us at Bexley Library on Wednesday 13 November 2013 at 11am for a special storytime to celebrate grandparents.

There will be face painting and a yummy morning tea.

Please see the flyer for dates, times and locations.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Rockdale Readers Book Group - 15 November 2013

Join us for the November meeting of the Rockdale Readers Book Group on 
15 November 2013 at 5.30 pm 
Rockdale Library
448 Princes Highway 

The group will be discussing Under The Volcano by Malcolm Lowry.

If you have read this book please come along and join in the discussion.

This is the last meeting of the Rockdale Readers Book Group for 2013. The group will resume again in February 2014.

For more information or to join the group in 2014 please call Natalie on 9562 1821.

Grandparents Morning at Sans Souci Library 8 November

Join us at Sans Souci Library on Friday 8 November 2013 at 11am for a special storytime to celebrate grandparents.


There will be face painting and a yummy morning tea.

Please see the flyer for dates, times and locations.

Author Talk - Jonathan King

Rockdale City Council Presents
A Talk by 
Jonathan King introducing his book
Tall Ships and Tall Tales: a life of dancing with history

About the book 
Climb aboard a square-rigged tall ship or jump into the saddle of a bucking brumby as Jonathan King recounts his hair-raising and breathtaking adventures in history: surviving shipwrecks in the Bermuda Triangle, losing men overboard in the south Atlantic, avoiding pirates in the South China Sea, being arrested by Spanish border guards and chased by Indian police, being tossed off horses in the Outback, getting thrown into a Lebanese prison, becoming lost in the Amazon jungle and being knocked over by a cyclone in Antarctica. These tall tales will leave you breathless, dazzled, and inspired by King’s persistence and sheer courage in bringing history to life.
22 November 2013
1pm
Rockdale City Library
448 Princes Highway
Rockdale

Free entry with light refreshments provided
Online bookings essential at http://www.rockdale.nsw.gov.au/libraryevents 
For more information call 9562 1821
About the Author:
Jonathan King is an award-winning author of Australian history. He has written 30 books and been published widely in newspapers and magazines, as well as producing and presenting numerous film documentaries, and TV and radio programs. In 1988 he was presented with Australian of the Year Award (Victorian division) and in 1989 the Australian Achiever Award.
                 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Author Talk - Carol Baxter introducing her book The Peculiar Case of the Electric Constable: a true tale of passion, poison and pursuit

Rockdale City Council presents a talk by Carol Baxter introducing her new book
The Peculiar Case of the Electric Constable: a true tale of passion, poison and pursuit

About the Book
The Peculiar Case of the Electric Constable tells the true story of John Tawell, the first "murderer" caught using the electric telegraph. The consequences of his apprehension and his sensational trial launched the Communication Revolution. 
Thursday 14 November 2013
1pm
Rockdale City Library
448 Princes Highway
Rockdale NSW 2216
This is a free event. Light refreshments will be provided.
Bookings are essential
Please book online at http://www.rockdale.nsw.gov.au/libraryevents
If you don't have an email address please call Rockdale Library on 9562 1821 
About the Author
Pursuing thieves and murderers through the ages is just an average day for the history detective, Carol Baxter. Like Dr Who, she hunts ordinary individuals who unwittingly had such an extraordinary impact on their world that the consequences changed the course of history. Then she brings their stories to life as ‘non-fiction thrillers’. The Peculiar Case of the Electric Constable: a true tale of passion, poison and pursuit is her fourth book. It is being published internationally by Britain’s Oneworld.
The Constant Reader Bookshop will be selling copies of the book.
                                              

Friday, October 25, 2013

Grandparents' Morning at Arncliffe Library 1 November 2013

Join us at Arncliffe Library on 1 November 2013 at 11am for a special storytime to celebrate grandparents.


There will be face painting and a yummy morning tea.

Please see the flyer for dates, times and locations.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

1st Wednesday Book Group - 6 November 2013

Join us for the November meeting of the 1st Wednesday Book Group on 
6 November 2013 at 10.30am 
Rockdale Library
448 Princes Highway 

The group will be discussing Animal Farm by George Orwell.
If you have read this book please come along and join in the discussion.

The next meeting will be on 4 December 2013 to discuss Eye of the Storm by Patrick White.
For more information or to join the group please call Natalie on 9562 1821.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Sans Souci Knitting Group - 4 November 2013

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

When: 4 November 2013
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 2 December 2013.

Please phone Nina for more information on 9562 1817 or email sanssoucilibrary@rockdale.nsw.gov.au

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Grandparents' Morning at Bexley North Library 24 October

Join us at Bexley North Library on Thursday 24 October 2013 at 11am for a special storytime to celebrate grandparents.


There will be face painting and a yummy morning tea.

Please see the flyer for dates, times and locations.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Grandparents' Morning at Rockdale Library 15 & 16 October

Join us at Rockdale Library on 15 or 16 October 2013 at 11am for a special storytime to celebrate grandparents.



There will be face painting and a yummy morning tea.

Please see the flyer for dates, times and locations.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Rockdale Readers Book Group - 18 October 2013

Join us for the October meeting of the Rockdale Readers Book Group on 
18 October 2013 at 5.30 pm 
Rockdale Library
448 Princes Highway 

The group will be discussing Between Stations by Kim Cheng Boey.

The next meeting will be on 15 November to discuss Under the Volcano by Malcolm Lowry. The November meeting will be the last meeting of the Rockdale Readers Book Group for 2013. The group will resume again in February 2014.

For more information please call Natalie on 9562 1821.

This group is not currently taking new members.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Grandparents' Mornings at Rockdale City Library

Join us at Rockdale, Bexley North, Arncliffe, Sans Souci and Bexley Libraries in October and November 2013 for a special storytime to celebrate grandparents.

There will be face painting and a yummy morning tea.

Please see the flyer for dates, times and locations.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Public Holiday Closure - October Long Weekend

Rockdale Library and the libraries at Arncliffe, Bexley, Bexley North and Sans Souci will be closed on Monday 7 October 2013 for the Labor Day Long Weekend.

Usual opening hours will resume on Tuesday 8 October 2013.

We hope you have a nice long weekend!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Sans Souci Knitting Group - 14 October 2013

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

When: 14 October 2013 (please note this is the 2nd Monday of the month due to a public holiday on 7th October)
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 4 November 2013.

Please phone Nina for more information on 9562 1817 or email sanssoucilibrary@rockdale.nsw.gov.au

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

1st Wednesday Book Group - 2 October 2013

Join us for the October meeting of the 1st Wednesday Book Group on 
2 October 2013 at 10.30am 
Rockdale Library
448 Princes Highway 

The group will be discussing The Happiest Refugee by Anh Do.
If you have read this book please come along and join in the discussion.

The next meeting will be on 6 November 2013 to discuss Animal Farm by George Orwell.
For more information or to join the group please call Natalie on 9562 1821.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Author Talk - Chris Womersley

September/October School Holiday Activities for Primary School-Aged Children


Bookings for our All at Sea Holiday Program are open. Most branch libraries are holding activities for primary school-
aged children at different times during the holidays. Please see the flyer for dates, times and locations.

Activities are free but bookings are essential. Please contact your local library to book in for the activities.

Art and craft activities can be messy, so please wear appropriate clothing. Parental supervision is required.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Rockdale Readers Book Group - 20 September 2013

Join us for the September meeting of the Rockdale Readers Book Group on 
20 September 2013 at 5.30 pm 
Rockdale Library
448 Princes Highway 

The group will be discussing The One Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Joansson.


The next meeting will be on 18 October to discuss Between Stations by Kim Cheng Boey.

For more information please call Natalie on 9562 1821.

This group is not currently taking new members

Monday, August 26, 2013

Father's Day Storytime Saturday 31 August

Preschoolers and their families are invited for a special Saturday Storytime celebrating Dads. Enjoy stories, songs, face painting and refreshments. Library Manager, Mark Norman, will be reading the stories.

When: Saturday 31 August 2013
Where: Rockdale City Library, 448 Princes Highway
Time: 10am – 11am
Enquiries: (02) 9562 1821


We’re also celebrating Father’s Day at our regular Storytime, Toddlertime and Baby Rhymetime from 26-30 August. For more details phone your local library or see the flyer at this link http://www.rockdale.nsw.gov.au/pages/pdf/2013FathersDayStoryTime.pdf

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

1st Wednesday Book Group - 4 September 2013

Join us for the September meeting of the 1st Wednesday Book Group on 
4 September 2013 at 10.30am 
Rockdale Library
448 Princes Highway 

The group will be discussing Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel.
If you have read this book please come along and join in the discussion.

The next meeting will be on 2 October 2013 to discuss The Happiest Refugee by Anh Do.
For more information or to join the group please call Natalie on 9562 1821.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Sans Souci Knitting Group - 2 September

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

When: 2 September 2013
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 14 October 2013. This is the second Monday of the month due to the Labor Day long weekend.

Please phone Nina for more information on 9562 1817 or email sanssoucilibrary@rockdale.nsw.gov.au

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Father's Day Storytime 31 August 2013

Preschoolers and their families are invited for a special Saturday Storytime celebrating Dads. Enjoy stories, songs, face painting and refreshments. Library Manager, Mark Norman, will be reading the stories.

When: Saturday 31 August 2013
Where: Rockdale City Library, 448 Princes Highway
Time: 10am – 11am
Enquiries: (02) 9562 1821


We’re also celebrating Father’s Day at our regular Storytime, Toddlertime and Baby Rhymetime from 26-30 August. For more details phone your local library or see the flyer at this link http://www.rockdale.nsw.gov.au/pages/pdf/2013FathersDayStoryTime.pdf

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Children's Book Week Programs for Local Preschools and Primary Schools

Rockdale City Library branches are celebrating Book Week with local children between 19 - 29 August 2013. Local preschools and primary schools are visiting the libraries for a special Book Week program. 

Due to the large numbers booked in, our regular services Baby Rhymetime, Toddlertime and Storytime will take a short break. For more information please see the flyer at this link http://www.rockdale.nsw.gov.au/pages/pdf/2013BookWeekBreak.pdf

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Rockdale Branch Library Closed Saturday 17 August 2013

Rockdale Branch Library will be closed on Saturday 17 August 2013 as there will be no power due to construction work in the building. Other branches will be open their normal hours. For location info visit: http://library.rockdale.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/OPAC/LOCENQ?TYP=BR&NRECS=999#

Friday, August 2, 2013

Rockdale Readers Book Group - 16 August 2013

Join us for the August meeting of the Rockdale Readers Book Group on 
16 August 2013 at 5.30 pm 
Rockdale Library
448 Princes Highway 

The group will be discussing Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy.

The next meeting will be on 20 September to discuss The One Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Joansson.

For more information please call Natalie on 9562 1821.

This group is not currently taking new members.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

1st Wednesday Book Group - 7 August 2013

Join us for the August meeting of the 1st Wednesday Book Group on 
7 August 2013 at 10.30am 
Rockdale Library
448 Princes Highway 

The group will be discussing My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell.
If you have read this book please come along and join in the discussion.

The next meeting will be on 4 September 2013 to discuss Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel.
For more information or to join the group please call Natalie on 9562 1821.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Sans Souci Knitting Group - 5 August 2013

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

When: 5 August 2013
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 2 September 2013.

Please phone Nina for more information on 9562 1817 or email sanssoucilibrary@rockdale.nsw.gov.au