Author: Mally

Dust bunnies & tea stained spoons – Beware

Dust bunnies that disappear under the couch and tea stained spoons are two of my least favourite things.  As from August, they will be banished from my life as then I am officially a retiree.  But once they and my too long Home Alone husband are ‘reordered’ what does a rusticating ex librarian do? Fairly obvious – all those books  dutifully brought home for work related purposes – book recommendations being part of the job description – usually gracing the coffee table for a while before being reluctantly returned untouched will be READ.  There will be binge VIEWING of all the amazing...

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When Chasey the Black Cockatoo met the Mayor

We had some very important guests at Spearwood Library on Thursday 13 August at the Black Cockatoos – Facing extinction Lunch and Listen Event. Chasey the Black Cockatoo  who was hit by a car and rehabilitated at the Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Conservation Centre bought along his ‘minders’  Jill and Nora. Chasey impressed all  with his considerable gum nut cracking skills and posed for a photo shoot with City of Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett. Jill an Environmental Officer from the Centre passed on some fascinating facts about the Black Cockatoos and the problems faced by these beautiful birds such as : Loss of habitat...

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There was healing even before the herbs

The audience at Spearwood Library was captivated by Brooke “Sparkles” Murphy from Aham Vritti Herbal. Being the best medicine, there was laughter aplenty even before the benefits of the various herbs and weeds on display were explained. “Sparkles” holds longer workshops such as Grow your own Super foods, Grow your own Vitality and Eat your Weeds and she managed to incorporate much helpful advice from these into her much shorter time with us. Topics covered included: The how and why of growing herbs Taking your health into your own hands by growing your own herbal dispensary The culinary delights of...

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Creative Community – Yarn Bombing

Yarn Bombing Sessions Unusual activity has been noted around Spearwood Library.  Bicycle stands and a dog tethering post have acquired brightly coloured woollen coverings. This is just the beginning – wait until the Yarn Bombers discover the huge anchor in front of the Cockburn Administration building ! Next Yarn Bombing session here at Spearwood Library, Saturday 13 June, 1-4 pm.  All welcome, come and try your hand at creating some street art.  All materials supplied. “Creativity is intelligence having fun” – Albert...

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Asylum seekers – the human reality

Update: Listen to the audio recording of this talk given by Sandra Bartlett  (podcast link added 10 June 2015) Hugh Mackay, respected social researcher and author recently spoke out for asylum seekers ‘Perhaps we don’t realise that the trickle of hapless asylum seekers coming to Australia is a mere drop in the ocean of misery that is the global refugee problem. Tens of millions of people, tonight, have nowhere to call home – at least, nowhere to call a home that is safe and secure. How can we escape our moral responsibility to respond to the cry for help from...

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Awesome Rawsome Event!

The event Awesome Rawsome held at Success Library on Saturday 14 March certainly lived up to its title.  Leila Gampfer is a pocket rocket and is testament to her claims that raw food promotes mental clarity, beautiful skin and increased energy & stamina. Leila explained what raw food is;  in a nutshell –  not refined or processed and can include diary, fish and meat. Leila did not preach but advocated for small changes such as making a fresh juice or green smoothie daily and increasing your fruit and veg intake which would still bring many benefits. She exuded so much...

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