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May Calendar 2018!

Think you know libraries? Think again.

Winter is coming… The weather might be cooling down but our MAY calendar will warm you right up!

Ever find yourself longingly looking at the Library Programs calendar wishing you could come along to one of our awesome workshops but you have to go to work instead?

Well we have some exciting news for you! This month we’re starting our new series of afterhours workshops called Creative Collective.

These workshops are designed for you to get involved in the community and enjoy some ‘you’ time after work once a month.

We also have the team from Eco Warehouse joining us this month for a talk on Sustainability in the Home.

They will be discussing how to be more sustainable around the home through reducing waste, moving away from petrochemical products and how to save money while doing it.

They’re also bringing along some yummy refreshments to enjoy too!


Don’t forget… all our May Calendar of Activities and workshops are FREE but places are limited so BOOK NOW!

Click here to download the May calendar now.






April School Holiday hours


Weekdays from the 16th of April

9.00am to 5.30pm


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 On – April 2018!

Think you know libraries? Think again.

It’s that time again!

School holidays are here and our APRIL calendar has all you need to keep the kids busy.

Laser tag is back! Get excited because we are moving out of the library this month and converting Watson Reserve on Pratt Road, Eaton into a battlefield for an afternoon of laser tag fun.

Our calendar is packed full of fun and exciting things to do with bubble soccer, circus skills, art, craft and gardening just to name a few.

We also have the Better Beginnings Book Cubby visiting from the State Library all this month!

The Book Cubby is an interactive exhibition of books written and/or illustrated by children and communities within Australia and around the world.

And did we mention our Have a Go series is continuing with Taekwondo: Self Defence?

Join Master Justin as he teaches you how to make yourself less of a target and basic self-defence skills influenced by the Korean martial art Taekwondo.

This workshop is a great opportunity to try something new while having some fun.

Don’t forget… all our April Calendar of Activities and workshops are FREE but places are limited so BOOK NOW!

Click here to download the April calendar now.

Feature Program

Better Beginnings: Book Cubby

This month the Book Cubby is coming to the Eaton Community Library and Dardanup Library.

The Book Cubby is an interactive exhibition of books written and/or illustrated by children.

Stocked with books created by children and communities within Australia and around the world, the Book Cubby travels throughout metro and regional WA.

So come visit the Book Cubby this April!

Eaton: 3rd – 20th April

Dardanup: 23rd – 27th April

Better Beginnings: Books-to-Go

Using one piece of paper and a few simple folds you can create an 8 page book without having to stick or staple.

Every child can be an author and can write and illustrate their own story.

The books are published on the spot using a colour photocopier and the author gets to keep the original book.

When: Tuesday 3rd and 10th April

Presenter: Eaton Community Library Staff

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?