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Bear Make Den – Children’s Book Week Review

Children’s Book Week Review 2017 ‘Bear make Den’ ‘Bear make Den’ was long-listed as a 2017 Notable Early Childhood Book  by the Children’s Book Council of Australia. Bear Make Den The book is co-written by established Australian children’s authors, Jane Godwin and Michael Wagner, and illustrated by Andrew Joyner. It follows the likeable ‘Bear’, as he comes to realise what is missing in his den, and goes about making it. Children can relate to the theme of having their own special place (a bed-room, a cubby) and the need to personalise it. They would also have fun trying to guess, “What is the next...

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English Conversation group farewells and welcomes

The Spearwood Library English Conversation group  farewelled June and welcomed Anne. We said farewell to June and thanked her for devoting so much time and enthusiasm to ensuring the new Australians coming into the Cockburn area were welcomed and supported. For the past 7 years June has assisted them and many others in learning about the Australian language and culture. Delicious cultural cuisine was supplied by the diverse group of mainly women who have grown to love and respect June.  Anne, her replacement, also attended.  We all know Anne as she worked alongside June last year, for 6 months....

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Survey results – What do you think of our libraries?

We asked, you told us! We recently asked you to tell us what you think of our libraries, and many of you did just that. There was lots of positive feedback, some not quite so positive feedback (we laughed, we cried),  and many suggestions for improvements. We will be reading through all your written answers and comments and looking at how we can make Cockburn Libraries better for you. Amongst the more standard questions, we also asked you to pick an animal and a colour that you think best represents our libraries (apparently this is really important information for marketing and branding...

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Libraries Closed for Easter Weekend

Don’t hop to the library during Easter as all our libraries – Spearwood Library, Success Library and Coolbellup Library –  will be closed for the entire Easter weekend. Good Friday – 14 April  – Closed Saturday  – 15 April – Closed Easter Sunday – 16 April – Closed Easter Monday – 17 April – Closed Normal hours resume on Tuesday 18 April 2017. Need something to read over the Easter weekend? You can access our eLibrary anytime to read ebooks, digital audiobooks and digital magazines. So if you haven’t tried an ebook or digital magazine before, the Easter weekend is a...

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Labour Day Public Holiday. We're closed Monday

Cockburn Libraries will be closed Monday 6 March 2017. All our libraries will be closed on Monday 6 March 2017 for the Labour Day public holiday. Labour Day Public Holiday “The celebration of Labour Day has its origins in the eight-hour day movement, which advocated eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest. On 21 April 1856 Stonemasons and building workers on building sites around Melbourne, Australia, stopped work and marched from the University of Melbourne to Parliament House to achieve an eight-hour day. Their direct action protest was a success, and they are...

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How green is your Christmas?

Guest blogger, City of Cockburn Sustainability Officer, Melanie, shares some tips to make your Christmas a greener and more sustainable one I’ll have a green, green Christmas! Elvis famously sang about his ‘Blue Christmas‘, but your friendly crew from the City of Cockburn Sustainability team like to keep it clean, green and healthy at Christmas time. Christmas is a time for peace and reflection, but it’s hard to find peace when you’re feeling like everyone wants a piece of you, right? The aggressive advertising simply doesn’t stop at this time of year, and notions of Christmas, whether you come from...

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