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The staff and volunteers at Mandurah Libraries would like to wish all library users a safe and happy festive season.

Holiday season opening hours

What's Happening at Mandurah Libraries

 

Writers in the Library - Gavan Bromilow

When: Thursday 18 December at 1pm

             Mandurah Library, 331 Pinjarra Rd

When: Friday 19 December at 1pm

             Falcon eLibrary and Community Centre,

             Cnr Cobblers Rd and Flavia St, Falcon

2015 Summer Reading Club  

1 December 2014 to 31 January 2015  

Join the Club, read for 15 hours for your chance to WIN an iPod.

For each five hours of reading, present your bookmark at the library to receive a prize. It’s easy to do – go on-line and fill in the registration form http://www.summerreadingclub.org.au/theclub/registration/   

Plus... WIN a Book Pack for your School Library 

By entering the Summer Reading Club Challenge this year, you could win a book pack for your school library to the value of $250.00.

Simply fill in this form and bring it to the Library when you pick up your Registration Pack.. good luck!

Poetry d'Amour 2015 Competition

Entries are now open for the Poetry d'Amour event held at the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre on Saturday 14 February 2015.

This years theme is LOVE and all it encompasses.

Greenhouse Realty Mandurah are providing two $100 cash prizes for a Young People's Award and an Up and Coming Award. The City of Mandurah are also providing additional incentive prizes being a copy of the Poetry d'Amour Anthology and Carona book vouchers!

Writers in each category will have the honour of reciting their poem at the Poetry d'Amour event if they would like to.

Complete the 2015 Competition Entry Form and submit to manlib@mandurah.wa.gov.au

 

Learn to Code with Scratch

Workshop Dates: Tuesdays in January

                            6, 13, 20, 27 from 3pm - 4pm
Come along to the Mandurah Digital Hub to learn how to program and code using Scratch. Make your own games, animations and graphics in these fun, free workshops for ages 8 -12 years.

What is Scratch?
Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create interactive art, stories, simulations and games. Participants are recommended to have a familiarity with desktop computer use and basic browsing of the web. Book in now as places are limited.

SciTech at Mandurah Library

When: Wednesdays in January

            7, 14, 21, 28 - two sessions 10.30am and 1.30pm

FREE SciTech demonstrations for children aged 4-12 years.

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Free assistance available

 

Taking some pressure off parents...
“How do you calculate the volume of a sphere?” or “What’s the difference between an element and a compound?” are probably not questions you want to hear at the end of a long day.

Parents often say that helping their child with homework in the evenings can be stressful. Students can get frustrated, tension can be high near exam times, and for some parents it has been a few years since studying those subjects themselves.

The library provides free yourtutor access - online, on-demand help from real-life local teachers and tutors. This means that when a student has a question in maths, English, writing, the sciences and more, they can get some guidance, without needing to ask mum or dad. The online tutor will never ‘give’ an answer, students will build confidence, critical thinking, and come to an answer independently, and parents are relieved of the pressure to be ‘subject experts’ after-hours.
Students can sign up for their own library member card number to sign in for free, from the library or from home. http://yourtutor.com.au/watch

 

Online Book Club @ Mandurah Libraries

Do you enjoy chatting about your favourite books and authors? With the Online Book Club @ Mandurah Libraries you can now do it online with like-minded reading enthusiasts. The Online Book Club @ Mandurah Libraries uses Facebook and Twitter and with a new topic each month you can contribute anywhere and anytime, so please join our conversation.

December - It's all about Christmas

"Tis the season to be jolly" a time for relaxing, rejoicing and reading. 

The topic for January is Summer Reads

The long, hot days of summer are perfect for catching up on your reading. Work your way through 2014’s award winning books, the books you received for Christmas and the new release popular fiction. Or put your feet up, grab a long cold drink and indulge in some glossy magazines. Discover more at on Facebook or Twitter

The long, hot days of summer are perfect for catching up on your reading. Work your way through 2014’s award winning books, the books you received for Christmas and the new release popular fiction. Or put your feet up, grab a long cold drink and indulge in some glossy magazines. Discover more at on  or

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Storytime and Craft - now on Sundays

Mandurah Library, Sunday 11.00am

Sunday is funday at Mandurah Library with storytime and craft activities at 11am. There’s a different theme each week.

Keep an eye out for chickens, scarecrows, reindeer and Christmas activities.