Author: Michaela

Author talk: Michael Robotham

Michael Robotham book launch and author talk. Tuesday 5 June 6.30 to 8PM. Success Library Conference Room. Best-selling author Michael Robotham is back with the final Joe O’Loughlin novel to be launched at this free event presented by Cockburn Libraries and Dymocks Garden City. Michael Robotham will be in conversation with Barbara Horgan, followed by Q&A, book sales and book signing. A secret wife. A secret life. A killer who knows… The Other Wife is a confronting psychological thriller. The book will be  available exclusively for purchase at this book launch, three weeks before release. Wine and nibbles provided.  Register...

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Raising resilient kids

How can we encourage our children to be more resilient and cope better with stress or change? We all want our children to be happy and develop the skills to cope with stressful events. This ability to adapt to change and manage our lives is known as resilience. In recent years, there has been a focus on providing information to parents so that we can raise resilient kids. Jessica discussed books for kids in her Feelings Storytime blog and today I’d like to share some resources for parents and carers. There are a number of useful websites on this...

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Attracting local birds to Cockburn gardens

Would you like to see more birds in your garden? You can learn how to encourage local birds by borrowing these useful resources! At our recent event with Rachel and Mike Green from the Darling Range Branch of the WA Naturalists’ Club, local residents learnt how to identify, understand and care for the birds in their garden, street or reserve. They also discussed the conditions and plants needed to attract birds and the secret art of ‘bird shushing’ to bring birds closer. If you missed the event, or want to learn more about how to attract birds to your garden, you...

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Storytime with Michaela – Harmony Day

It’s Harmony Day! In Australia, we are blessed to live in a truly multicultural society and today is one of the days we celebrate our diversity. Harmony Day is all about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone. This week at Storytime, we will be celebrating this special day with books and activities based around multiculturalism. After Tuesday Storytime at Success Library, you can check out the Community Health and Harmony Day in the foyer and upstairs. Books for sharing on Harmony Day (and any day!) The Hello atlas by Ben Handicott allows children to learn how other kids...

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Play chess at Cockburn Libraries

You can now enjoy playing chess at Spearwood and Success Libraries! Take advantage of the perfect weather with a relaxing (or competitive!) game at our new outdoor chess tables. Borrow chess pieces from the library, bring your own, or you could even try making your own set. If you are new to the game, need a refresher, or want to develop your tactics, these and many other books available at Cockburn Libraries. Click on a cover image to reserve a...

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Green Cleaning

WHAT IS IN YOUR CLEANING PRODUCTS? WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN NON-TOXIC PRODUCTS? The City of Cockburn’s Green Cleaning Workshop is now full but you can find out about other Sustainable Living Events or join the event waiting list by contacting customer@cockburn.wa.gov.au or 9411 3444. You can learn more about green cleaning and homemade cleaning products by borrowing these and other books from Cockburn Libraries. Click the cover page to reserve a...

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