Monday, February 29, 2016

Sans Souci Knitting Group - 7 March 2016

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

When: 7 March 2016

Time: 11.30am – 1 pm
Where: Sans Souci Branch Library
104 Russell Avenue (Cnr Russell and Clareville Avenue)

The next meeting will be on Monday 4 April 2016
Please phone Amy for more information on 9562 1817 or email

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Dungeons & Dragons – 5 March 2016

Join us at 12 noon-4:45pm on Saturday 5 March, at 
Rockdale Town Hall
448 Princes Highway

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 -

This is a free event, but bookings are essential on

Bookings open two weeks before the scheduled date. The next session will be on Saturday 2 April 2016.

Friday, February 19, 2016

What Matters Writing Competition

The Whitlam Institute's "What Matters?" writing competition is open to students in Years 5 to 12 in NSW. 
There are great prizes on offer. 
Entries close 6 May 2016. 

Check out Matters? 2016 NSW/ACT

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

1st Wednesday Book Group – 2 March 2016

Join us for the March meeting of the 1st Wednesday Book Group on 
2 March 2016 at 10.30am 
Coolamon Room
Rockdale Town Hall
448 Princes Highway 

The group will be discussing Smythe’s Theory of Everything by Robert Hollingsworth

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

The book for April is Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
For more information or to join the group please call Natalie on 9562 1824 

Friday, February 12, 2016

Success at High School Parent Information Session

A big thank you to the young student leaders from Moorefield Girls High School and James Cook Boys Technology High School who participated in the Success at High School Parent Information Session on Tuesday 8 February.

Access to PressReader will cease through the library from 12 February 2016 due to the withdrawal of major publications from the platform. Many of the eMagazine titles that were being read by our members are available through Zinio at:

If you need assistance signing up to Zinio, send us a message and we'll give you some assistance.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Congratulations to the New Children's Laureate

Congratulations to Leigh Hobbs the new Australian Children's Laureate.

The Laureate's role is to promote the importance of reading, creativity and story in the lives of young Australians. You can find out more about this role and keep up to date with their projects on the Children's Laureate webpage -

The theme for Hobbs’s two-year term as Australian Children’s Laureate will be ‘to champion creative opportunities for children, and to highlight the essential role libraries play in nurturing our creative lives’.

'Libraries have played an enormous role in my life', Hobbs says. 'Reading and exploring history and art is something I have been able to do because of libraries. I’m passionately interested in histories and cultures and I hope that through my work I can encourage children to explore and experience these things too.'

Monday, February 8, 2016

Our eMagazine of the week is Aero Australia. The current issue has a great feature "Into the jet age" when Australia's domestic airlines began swapping propellers for jets.

Library members can view this issue online or download it to read later. There are a number of back issues still available:

Our saddest eMagazine of the week ever:

Friday, February 5, 2016

Flashback Friday

The Rex picture theatre at 453-557 Princes Highway Rockdale before it was demolished to make way for shops. Luckily the buildings on either side have survived. ‪#‎FlashbackFriday‬ photo from Rockdale City Library's local history collection.

Rockdale Readers Book Group - 19 February 2016

Join us for the February meeting of the Rockdale Readers Book Group on 
19 February 2016 at 5.30 pm 
Council Chamber
1st Floor
Rockdale Town Hall
448 Princes Highway 

The group will be discussing Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

Please come along and join in the discussion

The book for March is Eugenia by Mark Tedeschi
For more information or to join the group please call Natalie on 9562 1824 

Thursday, February 4, 2016

The results are in and here's the current top 30 eMagazines in our collection. Woman's Day effortlessly made it to number 1 with more double the checkouts of its nearest rival OK USA. New Scientist made it to number 11, but no computer, technology, nature, travel, music, automotive or parenting eMagazines made the top 30. Maybe next month!

Help the genres you are interested in make the top 30 by checking out your favourite eMagazines at

Free Homework Help for Library Members

Great news for students from Year 4 -12. You can ask online tutors for help with your homework Sundays-Fridays 3pm-10pm. All you need is a library card and a computer. You can log in at one of our libraries or from home. Here's a short video.

Give yourtutor a try - you'll be back soon!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Our eMagazines are one of the most popular collections in the library. There's something for everyone and you don't have to agonise over which to choose as you can grab as many as you like at