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Watch your Waste with the Library

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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.

Local students participate in national literacy project

Imagine an Olympic Torch carried from town to town from one side of Australia to the other.

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Now instead of a torch, picture a book passed between volunteers as it travels! And at each town where the book relay stops, a new page is added to the story by that community.

Called the Paint Australia REaD Book Relay, the project celebrates the importance of reading, particularly for children.

The Shire of Dardanup organised for the Book Relay to call in at River Valley Primary School earlier this week with Dardanup Shire President Mick Bennett in attendance as the Master of Ceremonies.

Students were treated to a reading of the book Alpacas with Marracas by children’s entertainer Glen Perks and his puppet Hen Three.

Paint Australia REaD is one project of national community-driven literacy project Paint the Town REaD.

Also, stay tuned with more events planned by the Shire of Dardanup as a supporter of Paint the Town REaD coming soon.

Shire of Dardanup Library Services has a range of programs and activities designed to get your child into reading. If you would like to find out more please contact us.

Originally posted on Shire of Dardanup website by Kristy Hitchens.

Summer Reading Club a success!

A great summer of reading!

Shire of Dardanup Library Services would like to thank everyone who participated in our Curious Creatures Summer Reading Club.

With almost 8o kids registering, it was fantastic to see so many excited readers coming in to tell us how much they had read.

Summer Reading Club is an initiative that is held by the State Library of Queensland to encourage kids to continue reading over the school holidays to keep their literacy levels up. This was our first year of full participation in the national program. All our readers received a bag full of Curious Creatures goodies and activities to help them stay with the program over the holidays and give them a chance to win some great prizes.

Prize Winners

Congratulations to our lucky Grand Prize winner, Dawid Opperman who won the David Walliams Biggest Boxset Collection and a $50 iTunes voucher and also to runners up Emily and Miranda Hickling, and Denika and Kaden Hay. On your next visit we encourage all our Summer Readers to ask for their participation certificates.

  

Well done again to everyone who took part and we look forward to doing it all again next summer!

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Words We Owe To Shakespeare

It has been more than 400 years since Shakespeare’s death and we still use his language. The Bard has been credited with introducing around 1,700 words to the English language.

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Are you generous or frugal? A champion or lacklustre? You would be surprised at how many words we use today that were first written by Shakespeare.

Some words he invented and some were in common use but hadn’t been written down anywhere yet. Shakespeare used the language of kings and queens as well as the common people.

He coined the use of many common phrases we still use such as:

  • Break the ice
  • Refuse to budge an inch
  • Eaten me out of house and home
  • For goodness’ sake
  • Good riddance
  • Heart of gold
  • Laughing stock
  • Wild-goose chase

The Many Faces Of Shakespeare

There are many different portraits of Shakespeare in the world. With three quite different portraits as most likely to resemble Shakespeare himself.

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The Droeshout portrait was done around 1622, six years after Shakespeare’s death. However it was done within living memory of people who knew him well and his contemporary, Ben Jonson implied it was a good likeness.

The Chandos portrait was painted in Shakespeare’s lifetime around 1610. Many believe it is a true portrait of Shakespeare painted from life, but it is not able to be definitively substantiated.

The Cobbe portrait is another portrait allegedly drawn from life, but is also unsubstantiated.

So that’s the short and the long of it and all’s well that ends well.

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