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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

Building awareness of gender-based violence in our community

Did you know that gender inequality is strongly linked to violence against women? Did you know that women are more likely than men to experience violence from a known person and in their home?

Gender-based violence has social, economic, health and welfare costs on children, young people, individuals, families and communities. That is why Shire of Dardanup Library Services is joining hundreds of organisations and communities for 16 Days in WA to Stop Violence Against Women.

What is 16 Days in WA?

Running from 25 November to 10 December, 16 Days in WA provides opportunities for individuals and communities to show their support for ending violence against women, including family, domestic and sexual violence. Inspired by the international 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, 16 Days in WA aims to raise awareness; increase positive actions; and highlight organisations, agencies, communities and individuals working to end violence against women.

Raising awareness in our community.

During the 16 Days in WA campaign, Shire of Dardanup Library Services will be displaying and posting information to our website about the campaign and will be featuring a book club reading list about gender based violence. We will also outline ways that you can take an active role to speak out and shine a spotlight on all forms of abuse.

If you or anyone you know is experiencing family and domestic violence and/or sexual violence, there is help available. Please call 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) or visit our support page for more information.

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.

       

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.

       

16 Days in WA – Book #16

16. Educated

by Tara Westover

Tara Westover grew up preparing for the end of days; she spent her summers bottling peaches and her winters rotating emergency supplies, hoping that when the World of Men failed, her family would continue on, unaffected.

As she grew older, her father became more radical, and her brother, more violent. At sixteen Tara decided to educate herself. Her struggle for knowledge would take her far from her Idaho mountains, over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge. Only then would she wonder if she’d travelled too far. If there was still a way home. Educated is an account of the struggle for self invention. It is a tale of fierce family loyalty, and of the grief that comes with the severing of the closest of ties.

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