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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.

       

Tech Thursdays

Thursdays from 10:00am

Whether you’ve just bought your first computer or you need to brush up on using your digital device, Tech Thursdays will have something for you.

Each week we explore different aspects of using computers, from the very basics to using social media. Some of the topics we cover are:

  • The absolute basics: New to computers? This is the perfect place to start. Learn the essentials of how to use a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone and find out how you can access the internet.
  • Getting started online: Navigating the online world can be a little tricky at first, but this course will teach you some essential skills to getting started online.
  • Staying safe online: Protect your personal information and money with hints and tips to help you stay safer online.
  • Using your device: This topic will teach you the basic functions of a keyboard, mouse and computer, including how to change settings and manage your files.
  • Connecting with others: Need a helping hand with video calls? Find out how to get set up from your phone, tablet or computer.
  • All about data: Everything you need to know about data: what it is, how it’s measured and hints and tips on how to get the most out of your data allowance at home, out and about or overseas.
  • WiFi and Mobile networks: How do you set up a Wi-Fi network to use the internet at home? Is it safe to connect to public Wi-Fi? We answer these questions and more in these courses.
  • Online hobbies: Time for a bit of fun. Learn how you can build your family tree, travel to places far and wide without leaving your chair, and how to create your very own blog to share your experiences and knowledge.

Tech Thursdays is presented in conjunction with the Australian Government’s BeConnected program, aimed at getting every Australian online.

A Conversation with Monica McInerney

Please join us as Monica McInerney discusses her latest novel The Godmothers in this very special online author talk.

Eliza Miller grew up in Australia, the daughter of a troubled young mother. With the constant support of two watchful godmothers, she always felt loved and secure. However, just before her eighteenth birthday, a tragic event changes her life.

Monica McInerney is a star of Australian fiction, with over a million copies sold in Australia and New Zealand. She is the author of internationally bestselling novels including A Taste for itUpside Down Inside OutSpin the BottleThe Alphabet Sisters, and Family Baggage.

This unique and insightful conversation will be held online on Thursday, 22 October at 6pm so book your spot now to enjoy from the comfort of your own home.

This event is proudly presented by Shire of Dardanup Library Services, Public Libraries Western Australia, and Random House Publishing.

       

 

Lego Club

Come along and join the weekly fun, explore your creativity, challenge yourself and meet new friends with Lego Club. Each week we have a different theme or challenge to get kids’ minds and hands to explore new concepts and ideas.

It’s not all about play though. Lego Club offers a lot of benefits for children and their development:

  1. Help children bond: Lego Club provides the opportunity to build friendships kids wouldn’t have otherwise built and break down walls for children who are shy or have impairments.
  2. Encourage teamwork: Communication and teamwork are put to the test with each new build, allowing children to work at these important skills in a fun setting.
  3. Enhance learning: From lessons in design to behaviour management – there is a lot to be learned from the world’s most popular plastic bricks.
  4. Teaches problem solving: Each new build must be approached with creativity and persistence and requires a skill set beyond simply following instructions.
  5. Spark ideas: Let children loose on a pile of Lego bricks and watch the ideas start flooding in.

Lego Club runs every Thursday at 3:30pm so read the Lego Club rules and come down and have a go. No bookings required.

If you would like further information on Lego Club or any of our services please contact us.

  

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