Henna tattoos –  Anahita Irani, a Henna tattoo artist specialising in Arabic and Indian designs, will be visiting the Cockburn Libraries on Saturday 24th October. Get your free henna tattoo from 9 – 11.30am @ Spearwood Library and 12.30-3pm @ Success Library , but please be prepared to wait your turn as each tattoo can take up to 5 minutes.

A special Living Libraries – Conversations with living books event will also take place on Saturday 24th October @ Spearwood Library. You are invited to come along and chat to our living books over a cup of tea/coffee & a piece of cake.  Find out about their interesting lives in this novel forum where conversation is key to discovering the essence of your community. Check session times and register for a session on the library event calendar.
The living books that are available “to borrow” are:
Coral Petkovich, author of  Ivan: from Adriatic to Pacific. Coral is an interpreter and translator of Croatian and formerly worked at Spearwood Library.  She began writing her book many years ago when her children were small. In the evening after dinner she would ask her husband, Ivan, for details of his life, especially his early childhood. She has had several stories published and another was highly commended in a competition.
Don Watson, the son of Fay Howe, the subject of Dianne Wolfer’s book Lighthouse Girl. Find out about his mother’s incredible life as the daughter of a lighthouse keeper on Breaksea Island, off Albany.  How did she become the last human contact many Australian soldiers had with Australia during World War I?

Bread – the staff of life is a pita bread making workshop happening on Saturday 31st October @Spearwood Library, 10am-noon. Kata Josipowic from Bosnia has been making Balkan pita bread since she was a child.  Join Kata (assisted by Danuta Czepiel) and find out how to make pita bread with different fillings.  There will be tastings! Book your spot now.