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Discover Your Family History

Are you interested in finding out about your local and family history?

Come along 5:30pm, Tuesday 20 April for a great discussion to help you discover your roots.

This first session will look at the variety of places you can look for information, both in person locally and on the internet. Beginners and experienced family and local historians welcome. The evening promises to be an insightful discussion and guide to help you understand how libraries, archives, museums, local collections and local history organisations can help discover your family history.

Bookings are now open for this free event.

Illustration with Gabriel Evans

Join Gabriel Evans on 7 April for a hands-on session thinking up story ideas and creating illustrations.

Gabriel is a Western Australian children’s book author and illustrator. Working primarily in watercolour and pencil, he creates books from a small studio near a river, surrounded by oak trees. Including favourites such as Norton and the Bear, Ollie and Augustus, and his latest release Blue Flower, Gabriel has worked on over twenty-five books, with two notable CBCA Book of the Year nominations and two shortlisted Speech Pathology awards.

This workshop will be a hands-on creative session. Kids will participate in a range of illustration activities and gain insight into key visual literacy tools. Activities include character design, creating an illustration, developing picture book ideas and interpreting text visually. All accompanied by demonstrations, visual examples and a Q&A.

Don’t miss out. Book now.

April Calendar of Events Released

There’s something for everybody this month in Eaton, Dardanup and Burekup.

Don’t miss our feature workshop with children’s author and illustrator Gabriel Evans, plus a brand new library program to help you discover your family history. There’s so much happening:

  • Walk on the Wild Side Free Community Event
  • Gardening sessions
  • Online and Tech Help
  • Story Time in the Park @ Burekup
  • LEGO Club
  • Chair Yoga for Seniors
  • How to write a resume
  • Monthly Craft Time

Book now to secure your place for our FREE workshops and events.

Congratulations to all our summer readers

The 2020-21 Summer Reading Challenge has come to an end and we’d like to thank and congratulate all this year’s participants.

We hope you enjoyed your summer of reading, challenges and activities to become ‘Guardians of the Planet’. We’re now planning our next challenge and would love to hear your thoughts by completing our quick Summer Reading Challenge Survey.

Our highly successful Summer Reading Challenge is a free program delivered through the library to build school readiness and encourage children who are already in school to continue reading and developing their literacy skills over the long summer break.

Activities such as crosswords, word searches, making bird feeders, and building a worm farm were some of the challenges we ran for kids of all ages, families and members and can be completed multiple times!

This year we had almost 50 participants! Well done everyone.

A very special congratulations to our major prize winners James, Caleb, and Gabriel.

And remember, we’d love to hear your feedback about the Guardians of the Planet Summer Reading Challenge.

Please fill out this one-minute survey

Events Calendar Released March 2021

We have so much to offer everybody for the month of March 2021 in Eaton, Dardanup and Burekup:

Our popular Jo Jingles sessions for the under 5 year olds

  • Packed with Goodness SW Roadshow
  • Gardening sessions
  • Online and Tech Help
  • Story Time in the Park
  • LEGO Club
  • Chair Yoga for Seniors
  • How to write a covering letter for a job
  • Monthly Craft Time
  • Wellness Sessions: Mindfulness and Self -Defence

Book now on https://www.dardanup.wa.gov.au/calendar/  to secure your place on our FREE workshops.

Look forward to seeing you.