Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Success At High School Parent Information Session 9 February 2016

There are still places available for this information session.
This information session is aimed at parents of primary students in years 5 and 6.
No matter which high school your child will be going to, there are building blocks for their success.
Join experienced educators Julianne Beek, Darren Galea, Mark Marciniak and James Nobbs to hear about how high schools work, how to support your child's study and organisational skills and what the adminstrative processes are. 
Our speakers have a wealth of information to offer through their various roles as Principals and Assistant Principals at Public and Selective High Schools, Primary Schools and in international education consultancy.
You are also able to hear from student speakers who will tell you first hand of their transition to high school and there are ample opportunities to ask questions.
Supported by the information provided, you will be able to navigate the upcoming high school open days and help your child to succeed at high school.
Light refreshments will be served.
Enquiries: 9562 1821
WHEN
WHERE
Rockdale Town Hall Building - 448 Princes Hwy Rockdale, NSW 2216 AU
BookingsEssential at www.rockdale.nsw.gov.au/libraryevents

Friday, December 25, 2015

Two Weeks Left to Vote on Febrary New Release Books

Would you like to help us select items for the library book collection?
There are only two weeks left to vote on the selection of new books to be released in February. The more votes an item has the more likely it will be purchased. You can only vote for a book once.

To start voting go to the library catalogue -http://library.rockdale.nsw.gov.au/
Click on the "Vote For New Books" tab at the top of the screen
Enter your email address, card number and the branch you use the most and start selecting books.
To vote on a book click Vote button that appears under the title of the book

You can vote on as many books as you like.

Voting closes on 8 January 2016.

The next selection will be available to vote on shortly.

Flashback Friday

Dappeto at 171 Wollongong Road Arncliffe was 5 years old in this photo from 1900.#FlashbackFriday image from Rockdale City Library's local history collection.


Monday, December 21, 2015

Summer Reads Review - The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

The Weed that Strings the Hangman's Bag
Alan Bradley

Bradley's quick wit and easy to read writing style make this a great summer read. I enjoyed reading this novel immensely. 

Amy @ Sans Souci

You can reserve this, or any other book in this series here

What are you reading over summer? Post your review and we'll share it.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

eMagazine of the week






Our eMagazine of the week is yet another cookery title. Must be the season for it!

http://www.rbdigital.com/rockdale/service/zinio/landing?mag_id=5641

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Keep Reading for the Summer Reading Club

We hope you are reading lots of books for the Summer Reading Club. Once you have read 5 books you qualify for a prize. Entries need to be handed in to your local branch library by 9 January.
Don't forget to book in for your Summer Reading Club Party atwww.rockdale.nsw.gov.au/libraryevents


Friday, December 18, 2015

Star Wars eMagazines

If you haven't had a chance to catch Star Wars yet, we've got a
couple of eMagazines featuring the movie for you to read.

Our eMagazines are free for library members.

Empire: http://www.rbdigital.com/rockdale/service/zinio/landing?mag_id=7998

Total film: http://www.rbdigital.com/rockdale/service/zinio/landing?mag_id=1284


Flashback Friday

The Done Street level crossing at Arncliffe. #FlashbackFriday image from Rockdale City Library's local history collection.


Monday, December 14, 2015

Bookings Open Today for Our Summer Holiday Activities Program For Primary School Students

Bookings are open for our Summer School Holiday Activities Program for Primary School Students.

Visit our Library Events page for activity days and times, contact details for your local library and to book in for the events - www.rockdale.nsw.gov.au/LibraryEvents 

You can find the list of activities at Arncliffe, Bexley, Bexley North and Sans Souci Libraries and Rockdale Town Hall 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.

For further information please call your local branch library or 9562 1821


Sunday, December 13, 2015

eMagazine of the week

our eMagazine of the week continues the cooking theme:



Friday, December 11, 2015

Vote for New Books to be Purchased by Rockdale City Library

Would you like to help us select items for the library book collection?


We have a selection of new books to be released in February from our book supplier for you to vote on. The more votes an item has the more likely it will be purchased. You can only vote for a book once.


To start voting go to the library catalogue -http://library.rockdale.nsw.gov.au/
Click on the "Vote For New Books" tab at the top of the screen
Enter your email address, card number and the branch you use the most and start selecting books.
To vote on a book click Vote button that appears under the title of the book


You can vote on as many books as you like.


Voting closes on 8 January 2016.

The next selection will be available to vote on shortly.

Flashback Friday

Our #FlashbackFriday image this week is a close-up of the road bridge being constructed over the recently widened railway cutting at Arncliffe (see the image from last week for a wider view). Image from Rockdale City Library's local history collection.


Wednesday, December 9, 2015

BIG Storytime Christmas Party

Thank you to everyone who attending the BIG Storytime Christmas Party on Tuesday 8 December and for your support of Toddlertime, Baby Rhymetime and Storytime this year. It was so much fun. Don't forget to join in the Summer Reading Program with your baby, toddler or preschool child. 

We look forward to seeing you again in 2016. 

Here are some highlights from the Christmas Party.
You can see more photos in our Big Storytime Christmas Party Album on Facebook


Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Bookings are Open For The Success At High School Parent Information Session 9 February 2016

This information session is aimed at parents of primary students in years 5 and 6.
No matter which high school your child will be going to, there are building blocks for their success.
Join experienced educators Julianne Beek, Darren Galea, Mark Marciniak and James Nobbs to hear about how high schools work, how to support your child's study and organisational skills and what the adminstrative processes are. 
Our speakers have a wealth of information to offer through their various roles as Principals and Assistant Principals at Public and Selective High Schools, Primary Schools and in international education consultancy.
You are also able to hear from student speakers who will tell you first hand of their transition to high school and there are ample opportunities to ask questions.
Supported by the information provided, you will be able to navigate the upcoming high school open days and help your child to succeed at high school.
Light refreshments will be served.
Enquiries: 9562 1821
WHEN
WHERE
Rockdale Town Hall Building - 448 Princes Hwy Rockdale, NSW 2216 AU
BOOKINGSEssential at www.rockdale.nsw.gov.au/libraryevents

Monday, December 7, 2015

Summer Reads Review - Rush Oh! by Shirley Barrett

Rush Oh! by Shirley Barrett

A book of great surprises making perfect holiday reading. It has a great cast of characters, facts about a waning industry & the "Killers"

Michelle @ Bexley

Sunday, December 6, 2015

eMagazine of the Week

At this time of year everyone's cooking! Here's one of our cookery eMagazines (If you are a library member, you can view these for free, instructions are at the top of the page):http://www.rbdigital.com/rockdale/service/zinio/landing?mag_id=8105


Friday, December 4, 2015

Flashback Friday

Our #FlashbackFriday image this week continues on from the previous images of the Arncliffe railway tunnel being demolished. This image shows the road bridge being constructed over the recently widened cutting. Image from Rockdale City Library's local history collection.


Public Holiday Closures December 2015/January 2016

The libraries at Arncliffe, Bexley, Bexley North and Brighton will close at 1pm on Thursday 24 December 2015 for the Christmas Holidays. 


Arncliffe will reopen on:

Tuesday 29 December 10am – 6pm
Wednesday 30 December 10am – 6pm
Thursday 31 December 10am – 1pm
Saturday 2 January 10am - 1pm

All other branch libraries will be closed between 25 December 2015 and 1 January 2016. 

Our after hours returns chutes will be unavailable at the branch libraries until Saturday 2 January. 


Your loans won't be due back until after the holiday period. Items can be returned to Arncliffe from 29 December 2015.

All libraries will be closed on 1 January 2016

Usual opening hours will resume on Saturday 2 January 2016

Bookings Will Open for Our Summer Holiday Activities Program on 14 December

Bookings for our Summer Holiday Activities Program for primary school students will open on 14 December. 

Stay tuned for more details!

You will be able to book into activities at www.rockdale.nsw.gov.au/libraryevents

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Summer Reading Club for Preschoolers, Primary School Students and Teens!

Looking for something to do over summer? Enter our Summer Reading Club for Preschoolers, Primary School Students and Teens!


Win great prizes and journey into lost worlds with some of your favourite authors.

All reading logs must be handed in before or on 9 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 visit www.rockdale.nsw.gov.au/library


It's A Long Way: From Acca Dacca to Zappa - Philip Morris in Conversation with Jeff Apter

There are only a few more days until

Rockdale City Council Presents

Philip Morris in Conversation With Jeff Apter

Introducing

It's A Long Way: From Acca Dacca to Zappa

Gathered together for the first time in one book are Philip’s remarkable portraits of a golden age of Australian music, from the late 1960s to the late 1970s, a period in which he established himself as the country’s leading music photographer. This remarkable collection of images is enhanced by Philip’s recollections of the era and the specific events he documented, giving the book an undeniable intimacy. It truly captures his life through the lens.


Tuesday 8 December 20156pm - 7.30 pm

Pindari Room
1st Floor, Rockdale Town Hall
448 Princes Highway, Rockdale

Places are limited, so bookings are essential on www.rockdale.nsw.gov.au/libraryevents
Light refreshments will be provided
The book will be available for sale and signing

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Top 30 eMagazines

Here's our top 30 eMagazines ranked in order of popularity during November:
Woman's Day
OK! Magazine
Better Homes and Gardens Australia
The Australian Women’s Weekly Food
Astronomy
NW Magazine
The Australian Women's Weekly
OK! Magazine Australia
HELLO! magazine
delicious
donna hay magazine
Taste.com.au
Australian House & Garden
BBC Easycook
Australian Homespun
Family Circle
Food & Home Entertaining
Good Health
Gourmet Traveller
Maxim Australia
Homes +
Marie Claire Australia
Martha Stewart Living
Money Australia
Super Food Ideas
Cosmopolitan Australia
New Scientist
Prevention
recipes+
Yummy
Library members can download eMagazines free at:http://www.rbdigital.com/rockdale/service/zinio/landing

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Seven Sleeps Until The Big Storytime Christmas Party

Calling all Preschoolers! There are only seven sleeps until the Big Storytime Christmas Party in Rockdale Town Hall. There will be crafts, face painting, music, food and a photo opportunity with Santa. 
11am
Rockdale Town Hall
448 Princes Highway
Rockdale

Please do NOT bring any presents for your child. Don't forget to bring your own camera or mobile device, if you wish to take a picture of your child with Santa.
Please book a ticket for yourself as well as each child attending with you and bring your tickets with you.
This is a free event for preschoolers and their parents or carers. 
Doors will open 15 minutes before the event. Please have your tickets ready when you arrive.
For more information, please call Rockdale City Library on 9562 1821.


Monday, November 30, 2015

Sans Souci Knitting Group - 7 December 2015

Come to the next meeting of the Sans Souci Knitting Group.

All levels are welcome. 
Please bring your own needles and wool.

When: 7 December 2016

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 2015. The first meeting for 2016 will be on Monday 1 February 2015.
Please phone Nina for more information on 9562 1817 or email sanssoucilibrary@rockdale.nsw.gov.au

Friday, November 27, 2015

Flashback Friday

A close-up view of the workers creating the cutting at the old Arncliffe railway tunnel in the early 1920s as part of the line's quadruplication.‪#‎FlashbackFriday‬ photo from Rockdale City Library's local history collection.


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Big Storytime Christmas Party at Rockdale Town Hall - Tuesday 8 December

Calling all Preschoolers! Join us for the Big Storytime Christmas Party in Rockdale Town Hall. There will be crafts, face painting, music, food and a photo opportunity with Santa. 
11am
Rockdale Town Hall
448 Princes Highway
Rockdale

Please do NOT bring any presents for your child. Don't forget to bring your own camera or mobile device, if you wish to take a picture of your child with Santa.
Please book a ticket for yourself as well as each child attending with you and bring your tickets with you.
This is a free event for preschoolers and their parents or carers. 
Doors will open 15 minutes before the event. Please have your tickets ready when you arrive.
For more information, please call Rockdale City Library on 9562 1821.

1st Wednesday Book Group - 2 December 2015

Join us for the December meeting of the 1st Wednesday Book Group on 
2 December 2015 at 10.30am 

Meeting Room 2
1st Floor
Rockdale Town Hall
448 Princes Highway 

The group will be discussing Wild Swans by Jung Chang.
If you have read this book please come along and join in the discussion.

This is the last book group meeting for 2015. We hope you’ve enjoyed reading along with us this year.
Hope to see you in 2016!
For more information or to join the group please call Natalie on 9562 1821.


Saturday, November 21, 2015

Dungeons & Dragons - 12 December 2015

Join us at 12 noon-4:45pm on Saturday 12 December, at 


Rockdale Town Hall
448 Princes Highway
Rockdale

For Dungeons & Dragons

Dungeons & Dragons is a fantasy role-playing game. Participants create their own characters and embark on imaginary adventure under the guidance of a Dungeon Master.

Free events for teens 13+
New and experienced players are welcome
Only for library members

Phone Rockdale City Library on 9562 1821 for more information or check out the information sheet - http://www.rockdale.nsw.gov.au/Pages/pdf/DandD.pdf

This is a free event, but bookings are essential on
www.rockdale.nsw.gov.au/libraryevents

Friday, November 20, 2015

Greek Community Morning Tea


Rockdale City Library invites the members of our Greek Community to a morning tea

We would like to hear from you on the collections and services for the Greek Community;
Please come and have your say on the matters you care.

Date: Tuesday 1 December 2015
Time:         10am – 12pm
Address: Bexley North Branch Library
24 Shaw Street, Bexley North, NSW

Please call Paraskevi to register your attendance on 9562 1808
Mondays Tuesdays and Wednesday from 9am to 1pm

For more information please contact Stephanie via email at  enquiry@rockdale.nsw.gov.au

Dr Who Through Space and Time

Take a journey through all of space and time. From the black-and-white era to the current
series, from Daleks to the Weeping Angels, the entire history of Doctor Who is covered. Meet companion wannabe Garret Jackson and find out all you ever wanted to know about Dr Who and more.
There will be pizza and jelly babies.This is an event for teenagers 13+. 
Enquiries: Rockdale City Library 9562 1821
WHEN
WHERE
Rockdale Town Hall Building Level 1 - 448 Princes Hwy Rockdale, NSW 2216 
Bookings
Bookings are essential at www.rockdale.nsw.gov.au/libraryevents

Friday, November 13, 2015

Rockdale Readers Book Group - 20 November 2015

Join us for the November meeting of the Rockdale Readers Book Group on 
20 November 2015 at 5.30 pm 

Council Chamber
1st Floor
Rockdale Town Hall
448 Princes Highway 

The group will be discussing We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler.
If you have read this book please come along and join in the discussion.

This is the last for 2015 meeting of the Rockdale Readers book group. I hope you have enjoyed reading along with us this year.
Hope to see you in 2016.

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