Various Events: July – November 2016. Success Library & Spearwood Library.  See individual listings below for locations and times.

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The program for the City of Cockburn Sustainable Living Events for the second half of 2016 has now been released, and once again Cockburn Libraries is hosting several events.  These events are jam-packed full of fun ideas and new skills for sustainable living. Come along and be inspired! All the library hosted events listed below are free to attend, but you you need to register online for each event – use the register links below. 

As well as the library hosted events there are plenty of other Sustainable Living events happening all around Cockburn. View/download the entire program booklet – Sustainable Living Events. July-November  2016 (pdf – 3.5MB) – to see all the other events.

Saturday 6 August – Seed saving and plant propagation (the basics) 

An introductory session looking at the seed basics including how to collect, clean and store seeds.

  • Do you grow veggies in your own garden?
  • Do you buy punnets of seedlings and wonder if there is another way?
  • Do you want to find out other ways of propagating plants?

If you answered YES! To all of the above then this event is for you! This session will also look at other forms of propagation including:

  • Growing from Cuttings and runners.
  • Dividing plants.

Time:  1:30pm-3:30pm
Venue: Spearwood Library – 9 Coleville Crescent, Spearwood 6163

Register for the Seed saving and plant propagation event.

Saturday 13 August –  What is a solar passive house?

What does having a sustainable home really mean? How sustainable is your home? The basics of good solar house design, using a simple model house.

By attending this session you will learn:

  • The Basics of good solar house design
  • Apply it to your home whether it be new or existing.
  • Learn to make simple changes to your home more solar passive.

Time: 10am-12pm
Venue: Success Library Community Rooms – 11 Wentworth Parade, Success 6164

Register for the Solar Passive House event.

Saturday 27 August – Green Cleaning.

Have you ever wondered how Green Cleaning can make your home sparkle? This event will look at why a greener cleaning regime is important.

  • Learn about what is in our cleaning products
  • Learn about basic ingredients in our homemade cleaning products
  • Make your own homemade cleaning products. Bring along 3 jars to put them in.

Time: 1:30pm-3:30pm
Venue:  Success Library Community Rooms – 11 Wentworth Parade, Success 6164

Register for the Green Cleaning event.

Saturday 3 September – Water, Water everywhere? 

Water is an essential part of our daily living. Saving water for the future is proving to be a huge epidemic for future generations.

This workshop will cover:

  • Rainwater and Greywater systems
  • How to install a bore
  • Tips for a water wise garden including how to install drip irrigation
  • Water saving tips to apply in your own home.

Time: 1:30pm-3:30pm
Venue: Spearwood Library – 9 Coleville Crescent, Spearwood 6163

Register for the Water, Water everywhere event.

Saturday 22 October – Library Giant CD & DVD Sale 

Time: 9am – 12noon
Venue: Spearwood Library – 9 Coleville Crescent, Spearwood 6163

  • Ex Library stock. Large variety of CD titles. Rock, Soul, Funk, Jazz, World, Classical, etc.
  • Music DVD’s, documentaries and popular shows!

Be early as popular titles will sell fast! All proceeds go to new library items. No refunds. Purchase at your own risk. No need to register for this sale, just turn up.