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Kanopy video streaming. Movies & documentaries.

Library members now have access to 30,000+ films and documentaries through Kanopy on demand video streaming service. If you’re interested in independent, foreign language, classic, or documentary films, you’re in luck! Get out your library card and sign up for Kanopy, the Library’s newest on demand video streaming service. You can stream over 30,000 carefully selected films from hundreds of popular producers such as The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, and PBS, as well as thousands of independent filmmakers. Kanopy’s films cover all topics including foreign languages, LGBTQI+ cinema, career development and business skills, environmental sciences, history, astronomy, and...

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Survey: How you connect with the library online.

Invitation to participate in an international library research project: Perspectives on the Online Library Space Experience Share your thoughts on connecting with the library through our website and through social media. Complete the survey online University of Technology Sydney in partnership with Civica Solutions is conducting a survey of  library members and users in  Australia, Singapore, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. The purpose is to understand how  you use library websites and connect with libraries through Facebook, Twitter and other social media. This will help libraries shape how they provide current services, bring in new services and increase...

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Together we read – digital book club. Once Lost

7-21 September 2017.  Join readers across Australia and New Zealand reading the ebook Once Lost by Ber Carroll. Cockburn Libraries is taking part in Together We Read, an online ebook club facilitated by Overdrive ebooks. For two weeks you can borrow the ebook Once lost by Ber Carroll without waitlists. Participate in this country-wide version of a local book club, connecting with readers across Australia and New Zealand all reading the same eBook at the same time. During this two-week program, there will be no waitlists and no holds for the selected ebook. Simply go online to our Overdrive ebook collection, download the book via the OverDrive app...

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Staff dress up for Children’s Book Week

Library staff dress up as their favourite book characters It’s Children’s Book Week 2017 so library staff took the chance to dress up as characters from some of their favourite kids’ books.  Children’s Book Week – Escape to Everywhere. August 18-26 August 2017 Children’s Book Week happens every year during August to celebrate Australian children’s literature and includes the announcement of the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Book of the Year Awards. This year the library is running a couple of Children Book Week competitions for kids, with great prizes up for grabs including an...

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New City of Cockburn Website

Launch of new website (and we look back at all the old City of Cockburn websites) The City of Cockburn has launched its new website, making it quicker and easier for you to engage with us. Easy to find information Accessible content for all ages, abilities and disabilities Find things in Cockburn using our interactive map Pay, register and apply online Discover all the great things we offer our residents Check it out – cockburn.wa.gov.au City of Cockburn Media Release 10 July 2017 –  Cockburn’s new accessible websites “among the very best” DIGITAL accessibility for all, whether that be...

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Tech Help – One-on-One technology help at the library

One-on-One Tech Help sessions – Ongoing at all Cockburn Libraries Book in for an individual 30 minute Tech Help session for basic technology help. These are informal, introcutory sessions aimed at increasing confidence in the use of computers and mobile technology. Examples of some of the things we can help you with include Getting started with ebooks & eAudiobooks Basic word processing Setting up an email account Basic Facebook Basic help with installing apps to your phone or tablet Session times: Spearwood Library – ON HOLD UNTIL MARCH 2018 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday:   10am and 10.30am Success Library...

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