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How to get Beyond the Blues

Monday, 30th November at 10am at Spearwood Library Around one million Australian adults live with depression. Early detection and treatment may help to keep depression from becoming a severe problem. Come along to this session, run by Malcolm Ginn, Peer Educator from the Council on the Ageing in partnership with Beyond Blue, and find out the causes and symptoms of depression and how and where to get treatment. The issue of depression in men will also be discussed. Free refreshments. Bookings essential on 9411 3800 or book...

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Inspirational Book Talk – Estelle Blackburn

Monday 23rd of November, 10am at Spearwood Library Estelle Blackburn has written two widely acclaimed books: Broken Lives and The End of Innocence. Both of these books give insights into the lives of the last person to be hung in Western Australia: Eric Edgar Cooke and the two men who were wrongly convicted of two of his murders: Darryl Beamish and John Button. Estelle’s persistent and thorough investigation of the flawed prosecution ultimately lead to their successful appeals and releases. Come along and hear this inspirational talk by Estelle Blackburn and find out how she continues to challenge the justice system...

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Crime Club examines Capital Punishment in UK

The Spearwood Library Crime Club now only meets once a month (1st Wednesday from 10am -12.00) at the Cockburn Seniors’ Centre. You are welcome to join criminal profiler John Earley and the group on November 4th when they will be discussing Capital Punishment in the UK. Some interesting facts: Under the reign of Henry VIII, 72,000 people are estimated to have been executed by methods such as boiling, burning at the stake, decapitation and hanging, sometimes combined with drawing and quartering while still alive. In 1810 capital punishment in England included 220 crimes punishable by death. Some of these...

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Don Tate @ Spearwood Library

On Monday 17th of August, Don Tate visited Spearwood Library to talk about his life, the Vietnam War and his book The War Within. When the first man was walking on the moon in 1969, Don Tate was lying in a hospital bed in Vung Tau with a gaping hole in his side. His book, which took four years to write, was great therapy, he disclosed, to deal with the anger that he felt about his impoverished, violent life and his dissolution with the war that he had so eagerly volunteered to join. Don talked about the success of...

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Win a Nintendo Wii! – during June

To help you stay fit & healthy this winter Cockburn Libraries are offering you the chance to win a Nintendo Wii Sports bundle, including the Wii games, Wii Sports and My Fitness Coach. To enter, join a Cockburn Library, write a review or attend a library workshop during June ’09. It’s as easy as that! During May a similar competition was held with the prize being a day trip to Rottnest Island. The lucky winner was Clare, who is pictured being presented with her prize by Clive Crocker, the acting Manager of Library...

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