Author Archive for Eaton Library

April School Holiday hours

LIBRARY HOURS DURING SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

Weekdays from the 16th of April

9.00am to 5.30pm

Saturdays 

9.00 to 1.00pm

Wednesday 25th April

Closed for ANZAC Day

Monday 30th of April

Back to normal hours 8.00am to 5.30pm

What’s New

Shire of Dardanup Library Services are now part of the CODE CLUB!!!

“THE DARDY CODERS”

Shire of Dardanup Library Services now have 2 Teachers trained up and we are ready to start our Coding Club in May 2018.

Numbers will be limited to start so we want to get the word out so you are prepared and on the look out for when the program is released.

Code Club is a nationwide network of volunteer-led coding clubs with a mission to #getkidscoding!
We are aiming to give every child the skill, confidence and opportunity to shape their world.

Code Club is free to join and is supported by Volunteers, Parents and Library staff

We strongly encourage parents to come along and be a part of what their child is working on and achieving.

Code Club is Always Free For Everyone!

Code Club aims to give every kid the chance to learn code and programming – all for free!

Computational and Problem Solving Skills

Calling all kids to learn how to collaborate, create, communicate and problem solve! Code Club is project based learning, and it is also aligned to the National Digital Technologies Curriculum. We CELEBRATE errors!!!

Coding Community and Teamwork

Being part of a Code Club means meeting like-minded people, making new friends and coding awesome things together! We really try to encourage at all times, a buddy system. One drives and One navigates, then they switch.

Novel Conversation

 

What does your home library say about you?

I am always curious if I spot a bookcase when walking into someone’s house, hoping to get a glimpse of who their owner is.

I will edge ever so slightly towards the bookshelf and turn the conversation to books in general.

Book shelves reveal much about their owner’s hopes, aspirations, holiday reads, want-to reads, guilty reads and maybe bookclub reads.   As books are easy to dispose of, I assume that those on the shelf are there because they are of some value to the owner.

Whether they are school book prize, gift from a loved one, a memorable read to be revisited or a must read book that received great reviews or won a literary prize.

There is of course the other end of the spectrum of book owner – the bibliophile.  A bibliophile is an avid collector of books, first editions, autographed copies and classic collections.  Their shelf may indeed extend to a whole library.

How do you categorise your books, or do you?  Are they colour coordinated, alphabetically filed or thematically shelved?  Or do you identify with the English diarist Samuel Pepys (1633-1703) who organised his 3000 books from smallest to largest?  Are your books tidy and organised, relaxed or chaotic?

Scan your shelves.  What do YOU think your book shelf says about you?

Book Talk

What’s New!

Large Print

Title: I am, I am, I am, Seventeen Brushes with Death

By: Maggie O’Farrell

Maggie’s memoirs of near-death experiences that have defined her  life that illuminates the preciousness, beauty and mysteries of life itself.

Goodreads 4.17 stars

 

 

 

 

Young Adult – Non Fiction

Teen Survival Guide – Surviving Bullies and Mean Teens

The chapters of this book are;

1: Bullies or Bluster

2: Just add pressure

3: Cloudy with a chance of, Clarity: Bullying myths

4: Online and out of line

5: What do Turtles have to do with this?

Parents and teenagers should put this book on their ‘To Read List’.

Non-Fiction

Title: Fire and Fury – Inside the Trump White House

By: Michael Wolf

Read about behind the scenes of the first 9 months of Donald Trump’s  controversial Presidency. Writer, Michael Wolff had extraordinary access to the west wing and reveals what and why happened behind the scenes.

Goodreads 3.57

 

 

 


Fiction

Title: Beautiful Days

By: Joyce Carol Oates

Thirteen diverse stories that explore the most secret, intimate, and unacknowledged interior lives of characters not unlike ourselves, who assert their independence in acts of bold and often irrevocable defiance.

Goodreads 3.2

 

 

 

Junior Non-Fiction

Title: 100 Screen-Free Ways to beat boredom

By: Kris Hirschmann

Goodreads: 5 star

With the School Holidays coming up, what a great way to keep the kiddies entertained. This ideas range from:

Have an Indoor Picnic

Start a Herb Garden

Build an Obstacle Course

Make Napkin Roses

And so much more.

Keep the kids off their electronic devices with loads of ideas in this book. Reserve it now before the holidays!

CD MP3 Reader – Fiction

Title: The Catherine Wheel

By: Elizabeth Harrower

Goodreads: 3.26 star

This story is about an unflinching gaze on the grim realities of 1950s London, and the madness that can infect couples.

 

 

 

 

DVD’s

Scales (PG) (2017)

Cast: Emmy Perry, Elisabeth Rohm, Morgan Fairchild

Director: Kevan Peterson

Siren Phillips has lived her life thinking she’s an ordinary girl, in an ordinary town. On the eve of her 12th birthday, however, she learns that she is far from ordinary. Destined to turn into a Mermaid at the age of twelve, Siren must struggle with her new reality, saying good bye to her mother and friends, while she transitions into the water. To make matters worse, a group of Hunters are after her, trying to catch her. She soon becomes friends with Adam Wilts, a new boy at school, who she turns to for help. He agrees to help her, but finds himself caught in the middle, when it’s his own father who is after Siren. When Siren’s mother is taken, the town

must rally behind her, and help her make a peaceful transition into the water, before the hunters can find out where she is.

IMDB Rating 4.7

13 Sins (MA15+) (2014)

Cast: Mark Webber, Devon Graye, Tom Bower

Director: Daniel Stamm

A cryptic phone call sets off a dangerous game of risks for Elliot, a down-on-his luck salesman. The game promises increasing rewards for completing 13 tasks, each more sinister than the last.

IMDB Rating 6.3

 

Book Talk

New Audio Book

The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse – A Wartime Romance

By: Alexander McCall Smith

A wartime romance between Mike and Val, and including a dog called Peter Woodhouse. All appeared lost when Mike and flying mascot Peter Woodhouse were shot down over Holland.

Goodreads 3.74/5

 

 

 

New Non Fiction

Lunch Box

By: Pete Evans

70+ Healthy Meals, Snacks & Treats for on the go – Dairy Free – gluten free – nut free – refined sugar free – Lunch Box ideas for school and work.

 

 

 

 

Large Print – Fiction

Betrayed

By: Karen I Olson

Goodreads 3.93/5

Tina is forced to re-enter the shadowy world of computer hacking due to being framed for ordering a hit on a mobster. To clear her name she reluctantly joins the FBI. The trail will lead Tina to reveal secrets that she would rather not know. Could Tina’s enemy be much closer to home than she thinks?

 

 

New Fiction

Silk and Song

By: Dana Stabenow

Goodreads: 4.15/5

Following her father’s death, Marco Polo, sixteen year old Wu Johanna has come to the realisation that she needs to make her way to her grandfather in Venice.

Wu makes her way along the Silk Road with a small group, to survive treachery, betrayal, thieves, fanatics and warlords emboldened by the deterioration of the once all–powerful Mongol Empire. Don’t miss this one!

 

Dark in Death

By: J D Robb

Goodreads: 4.36/5

Eve Dallas is a police thriller writer and receives a tip that a recent murder resembles a crime from the pages of her own book. Eve doesn’t think this is a coincidence as another murder resembles a scene from her writing.

Can Eve stop the unwitting role of the next victim as the murderer finds inspiration in her murder stories?

 

 

 

 

Act of Revenge

By: Dale Brown & Jim DeFelice

Goodreads: 3.53/5

Boston is struck by widespread and coordinated series of terrorist attacks.

Step 1: How to stop the terrorists.

Step 2: Find the mastermind behind the attacks and make him pay.