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16 Days in WA Book Club

As part of our 16 Days in WA awareness campaign, Shire of Dardanup Library Services will be featuring a selection of titles exploring gender-based violence.

Click on the link below to explore our 16 Days in WA booklist titles. For a copy of our full list, please visit us at Eaton or Dardanup.

Check out our booklist here >>

Get Ready for the Summer Reading Challenge

Hey kids, are you ready for a summer learning to be a Guardian of the Planet?

The 2020 Summer Reading Challenge is coming and this year you can discover a world full of adventures with great challenges and activities to keep you reading throughout the holidays.

What is the Summer Reading Challenge anyway?

The Summer Reading Challenge encourages eager young readers to discover new stories while maintaining their literacy over the school holidays. Through Shire of Dardanup Library Services, they can explore a world of adventures with a range of interactive activities available in our libraries and online. There will be give-aways, prizes, and activities to keep kids reading throughout school holidays so come and become a Guardian of the Planet.

Last year over 60 young readers registered for the Summer Reading Challenge at Shire of Dardanup Library Services. Our participants read more than 250 books for more than 225 hours!

This year we are expecting even bigger numbers!

The Summer Reading Challenge runs throughout December 2020 and January 2021.

Registrations are now open.

Meet Garry Linnell

Thursday 26 November – 5:30pm


Join Walkley-winning writer Garry Linnell as he discusses his latest work Moonlite.

The tragic love story of an Irish-born preacher who becomes, along with Ned Kelly, one of the nation’s most notorious and celebrated criminals. Charismatic, intelligent and handsome, George Scott is unlike any other bushranger.

Learn how this true and epic tale was brought to life. With meticulous research, previously unpublished material and extensive letters Scott wrote from his death cell.

Moonlite is a brilliant work of non-fiction that reads like a novel.

Register now for this unique event and a link and instructions will be sent to you prior to the discussion.

PLEASE NOTE: You do not need a Zoom account to join, but users on a mobile device (phone or tablet) will need to download the app through the App Store or GooglePlay store. Desktop and laptop users can join via the link.

If you have any questions you would like to ask Garry, please email elibrary@dardanup.wa.gov.au with “Questions for Garry” in the subject line.

We look forward to seeing you online!

This event is made possible by Shire of Dardanup Library Services and Public Libraries WA, in partnership with Penguin Random House Publishing.

       

Online eSafety Webinars

Through our partnership with BeConnected, Shire of Dardanup Library Services is offering free webinar presentations to help our community stay safer online.

It’s our way of helping those keen to improve their computer skills, but want help addressing online safety concerns.

Join us online to learn about these eSafety essentials that will help you navigate the online world with confidence:

All about data and WiFi 11 November 7:30 am Book Now
How to spot a scam 12 November 11:30 am Book Now
Stay safe on Facebook 21 November 11:00 am Book Now
Connecting to others 16 December 7:30 am Book Now

Remember bookings are limited so don’t miss out!

Are you new to webinars?

Here’s some helpful information on what a webinar is, how to join, and what you can expect.

Rising Stars of Crime Fiction

Thursday 5 November – 6.00pm

Join journalist Katherine Firkin (Sticks and Stones), literary agent and comedian Benjamin Stevenson (Either Side of Midnight) and youth counsellor Kyle Perry (The Bluffs).

Katherine, Benjamin and Kyle will virtually unite to discuss their respective novels and publishing journeys, themes they explore, how their professions have contributed to their books and how our rapidly changing world affects their writing.

Register now for this unique event and a link and instructions will be sent to you prior to the discussion.

PLEASE NOTE: You do not need a Zoom account to join, but users on a mobile device (phone or tablet) will need to download the app through the App Store or GooglePlay store. Desktop and laptop users can join via the link.

If you have any questions you would like to ask Katherine, Benjamin and Kyle, please email elibrary@dardanup.wa.gov.au with “Questions for Rising Stars” in the subject line.

We look forward to seeing you online!

This event is made possible by Shire of Dardanup Library Services and Public Libraries WA, in partnership with Penguin Random House Publishing.