Author: Briana

CoderDojo – Coding for Kids

New CoderDojo starts Tuesday  30 January 2018. 3:30pm at Coolbellup Library. CoderDojo returns in 2018, kicking off at Coolbellup Library on Tuesday 30 January.  CoderDojo will also be coming to Spearwood Library later in 2018. Stay tuned! Are you a young coding n00b or a language leet? We want you at Coderdojo! Young ninjas can come along and develop their coding skills by crafting fun games and projects. Mentors will be on hand to guide and support ninjas as they test and create. Returning for 2018, the first run of  Coderdojo @ Coolbellup will run for 10 weeks and...

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Storytime with Briana- Artsy

Every little kid is an artist, and it’s never too early to introduce them to some of the amazing art that has been created over the years. This was a more studious Storytime than usual, but we still had lots of fun! Books The Noisy Paintbox by Barb Rosenstock ; illustrated by Mary GrandPre.   Vasya Kandinsky was a proper little Russian boy. He studied math and history and practiced piano, he sat up straight and was perfectly polite. One day his Aunt gives him a paint box, and the colours hiss as he swirls them together. Not content...

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Where’s Wally Winners! @ Cockburn Libraries.

Our Where’s Wally competition is over, and we received over sixty entries between our branches from Wally fans! Thank you to all who took part, and we’re sorry  you couldn’t all win. However, we did have three lucky winners who each received a copy of Where’s Wally – The Totally Essential Travel Collection and Where’s Wally – The Search for the Lost Things. We hope they are enjoying their prizes! Yolanda (6) won the prize from Spearwood Library. Ellie (7) won the prize from Coolbellup Library Oscar (7) won the prize from Success Library. Congratulations to of our winners, and...

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Storytime with Briana- Cats

Meow! Who doesn’t love snuggling up with a soft, purring kitty? There’s so many wonderful stories about cats of all shapes and sizes,  there was no way we couldn’t feature them in Story Time! Books  Slinky Malinki / by Lynley Dodd A character who needs no introduction, this book was first published in 1990 and is still going strong! Slinky Malinki is a good cat by day, but by night he turns into a villainous thief! What will it take to stop his criminal tendencies?    Come Down, Cat! / By Sonya Hartnett, illustrated by Lucia Masciullo Night is falling,...

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Storytime With Briana- Pirates

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirates life for me! Real pirates may be ruthless criminals who had their hey-day over 300 years ago, but luckily for us the pirates in countless children’s books are a slightly less threatening bunch! Books    Sheep on a Ship / by Nancy Shaw and Margot Apple Those Sheep in a Jeep are now on a Ship, and plenty of trouble ensues! The sheep are excited for a sailing trip, but it’s not much fun when a giant storm comes along. The sentences are short and beautifully rhyming, with plenty of alliteration. Careful of the...

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Helen and the Dark Days Club – Review

This novel was nominated as Notable in the Older Readers Book of the Year 2017.   Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club / Alison Goodman Cross Pride and Prejudice with Skulduggery Pleasant and you almost begin to describe this book. Lady Helen is a young aristocrat living in Regency London, about to be presented for her first Season. Everything moves as it should in Helen’s ordered world, until a young Lord shows her that not everything is as it seems and there’s a dark side to London she never imagined. As she comes into her powers, she has to decide...

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