Monday, April 25, 2016

Sans Souci Knitting Group - 2 May 2016

Come to the next meeting of the Sans Souci Knitting Group

All levels are welcome  
Please bring your own needles and wool

When: 2 May 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 6 June 2016
Please phone Amy for more information on 9562 1817 or email

Friday, April 22, 2016

Dungeons & Dragons - 7 May 2016

Join us at 12 noon-4:45pm on Saturday 7 May, 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 4 June

Have your say! Vote on the 2016 Premier's Literary Awards People's Choice

Have your say!

Voting is now open for the 2016 Premier's Literary Awards People's Choice.
Select from six fantastic novels shortlisted for 2016 Christina Stead Prize for Fiction.

Cast your vote here and go into the draw to win a prize pack containing all these books.
Voting closes midnight Sunday 8 May 2016.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

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 June 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 -
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 12 May 2016.

The next selection will be available to vote on shortly.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

1st Wednesday Book Group - 4 May 2016

Join us for the May meeting of the 1st Wednesday Book Group on 
4 May 2016 at 10.30am 

Coolamon Room
Rockdale Town Hall
448 Princes Highway 

The group will be discussing A Fortunate Life by A. B. Facey

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

The book for June is To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
For more information or to join the group please call Natalie on 9562 1824 

Living In Australia English Conversation Group at Arncliffe Library

A new English conversation group is starting on Tuesday 26 April at 5pm at Arncliffe Library, 11 Firth St Arncliffe.

LIVING IN AUSTRALIA aims to help the students at post beginner's level to further improve their listening and speaking skills in the areas of living in Australia.

This Group runs weekly on Tuesdays from 5pm to 6pm and takes breaks during school holidays.

Please call Arncliffe library on 9562 1816 for more information and to book your place.

ANZAC Day Public Holiday - 25 April 2016

Arncliffe, Bexley, Bexley North, Brighton Le Sands and Sans Souci libraries will be closed on Monday 25 April 2015 due to the ANZAC Day Public Holiday.

Our elibrary is available 24 hours a day so you can check out an online magazine or ebook for more information please see

Usual opening hours will resume on Tuesday 26 April.

Friday, April 15, 2016

An undated image of the Arncliffe RSL Club.#FlashbackFriday photo from Rockdale City Library's local history collection.

See our historical images on Facebook

Sunday, April 10, 2016

The latest issue of Kitchen Yearbook has recently arrived in our eMagazine collection. It has proved to be a popular issue and is our eMagazine of the week. If you are planning on updating your kitchen or just want to see how a modern kitchen looks, head over to our eMagazines and check out a copy of Kitchen Yearbook. Some back issues are still available if you need further inspiration:

Friday, April 8, 2016

The Rockdale School of Arts building is still in existence. The large building behind it appears to have gone. This undated #FlashbackFriday photo is from Rockdale City Library's local history collection.
#FlashbackFriday images are posted on Facebook each week.


Sunday, April 3, 2016

Food is one of the library's most popular topics and so is travel. Gourmet Traveller brings those two topics together. Our eMagazine of the week features mouth-watering buns, rolls, pizza and pasta and visits Tuscany, Cape Town and Sri Lanka. Library members can check it out for free at:

Friday, April 1, 2016

Borrowbox is now at Rockdale City Library

BorrowBox has arrived at Rockdale City Library.
Now you can enjoy the best collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks on your mobile devices anywhere, everywhere, with BorrowBox library app. To get the app, visit Rockdale City Library’s elibrary or install BorrowBox on your Apple iOS or Android device. To start borrowing immediately, select Rockdale City Library within the app and enter your library membership details found on your membership card. It’s so simple to browse, borrow and download best selling titles from Rockdale City Library with BorrowBox.
For more information see Borrowbox in our eLibrary - 
A trolley bus at the Seven Ways Rockdale in an undated #‎FlashbackFriday‬ photo from Rockdale City Library's local history collection.

Rockdale Readers Book Group – 15 April 2016

Join us for the April meeting of the Rockdale Readers Book Group on 
15 April 2016 at 5.30 pm 

Council Chamber
1st Floor
Rockdale Town Hall
448 Princes Highway 

The group will be discussing Goodbye Sarajevo by Atka Reid and Hana Schofield

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

The book for May is The Streets by Anthony Quinn
For more information or to join the group please call Natalie on 9562 1824