Author Archive for Eaton Library

Author Conversation with Steve Hawke

EATON – Tuesday 18th February 2020, 6.00pm

Steve Hawke, the celebrated author of The Valley and the critically acclaimed play Jandamarra, will be here for an insightful discussion of his latest novel, Out of Time.

Steve grew up in Melbourne, then lived in the Kimberley for many years, before settling in the Perth Hills. His first adult novel, The Valley, was published in 2018. Out of Time is his second novel. Along with his stage play Jandamarra, Steve’s other works include Polly Farmer, A Town Is Born: The Fitzroy Crossing Story, and Noonkanbah: Whose Land, Whose Law about the Kimberley region, as well as the children’s novel Barefoot Kids.

About the book:

Anne and Joe have at long last found the sweet spot in their relationship – they have overcome conflict and difficulties and the challenges of growing towards old age together, and now appreciate each other’s company, a great sex life, and are looking forward to what retirement brings. But inexplicably, Joe – a gifted architect – finds himself losing things, making miscalculations and blanking out parts of his day. As Joe’s condition worsens, he and Anne face the agonising question: what is the point of no return?

Please join us and enjoy light refreshments as Steve discusses this deeply personal exploration of family relationships and shares his intricate insight into life as a writer.

Book now to avoid disappointment as places are limited.

Watch your Waste with the Library

Want to do more recycling, reduce contamination, and save $$$?

Over the past few years waste management has become a massive issue in our communities.

Through our heightened environmental awareness, community programs, garbage disposal costs and popular media there is a growing sense of urgency in our communities that something must be done about the war on waste.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to reduce your waste by half?  Or recycle items you would normally throw out?  For example, instead of binning all of your food scraps, it could feed a worm farm in your garden. Or take your clean egg cartons to a kindy or pre-school for craft activities. In fact there are so many ways we can recycle our rubbish that sometimes it is difficult to know exactly where to start.

Shire of Dardanup Library Services can help there.

We have a range of books, documentaries, and online media that will help you get immersed in the recycling way:

Books: 

Reducing waste/Flounders, Anne.

Recycled crafts box : sock puppets, cardboard castles, bottle bugs & 37 more earth-friendly projects & activities you can create/Martin, Laura C.

Recycling and managing waste/Healey, Justin.

Recycle your garden/Marshall, Tim.

Go green!/Gogerly, Liz,

Reduce, reuse, recycle/Rissman, Rebecca,

Online eBooks: 

The zero waste lifestyle/Korst, Amy

My zero waste kitchen easy ways to eat waste free/Turner, Kate

Recycled chic/McKittrick, Amanda

Less Stuff/Miles, Lindsay

Online eFilm:

Car recycling

Solid waste disposal and recycling

Glass recycling

Paper recycling

Aluminum can recycling

Recycle this : A Joe and Jack episode

Online Series:

Curiosity Quest Goes Green

ABC’s War on Waste

If you’d like to know more about any of these items or our collection, please contact or visit us at Eaton Community Library or Dardanup Library.

Our friendly team are always keen to help you find just what you’re looking for.

Insightful evening with Tony Buti

On Thursday evening, 11 July, Eaton Community Library hosted sitting MP, lawyer, and author, Antonio Buti, who was here to discuss his latest book, A Stolen Life.

The discussion centred very much around Bruce Trevorrow, whose life and legal pursuit of the South Australian Government was at the heart of A Stolen Life. Tony shared a portrait of a man whose life had been turned upside down and the legal ramifications it had on the nation.

Following the discussion, the audience engaged with Tony in a Q&A where he shared his experiences growing up in Collie and his work on the Stolen Generations submission. Attendees then stayed on for refreshments as they met with Tony for further conversation and a book signing.

We are incredibly grateful to all who attended and helping to make it such a wonderful evening and would like to thank Tony for his generosity and making himself available.

If you would like to know more about our Author Conversation series please contact us, and please remember to book for our August event with Steve Hawke.

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