What's on at the Library

Looking for something to do and wondering what's on at your local library?  We regularly update the monthly libraries calendar so check back regularly.

This year we are focused on how to help you to create more sustainable and eco-friendly lives.  Our Living Green is a series of 9 workshops from water conservation, composting, sustainability, food gardening, green cleaning, harvesting and preserving food and more.  You are welcome to come to 1 or all of these special workshops, but bookings are essential.  For more information on the whole series of workshops, click on the link below.

Living Green  - Environmental Education Workshop Series

January

11 January

Living Green - Create your own Veggie Bed Workshop at Jurien Bay Library

Learn how to build a simple raised veggie bed using recycled materials at the Jurien Bay Library from 10am to 12pm.

Would you like to build a simple raised veggie bed using recycled materials?  If so, this is the workshop for you.

During this session learn about all the different options for making veggie beds and soil - from pots to raised beds, bought soil to “sand to soil” techniques.  You'll get your hands dirty, making a bed from recycled tin and wood, and creating no-dig soil.  Everyone will get a go and someone will get to take the bed home with them.

Bookings are essential and can be done on the Eventbrite link below, by calling 9652 0810, or emailing jblibrary@dandaragan.wa.gov.au.

Living Green - Create Your Own Veggie Bed - Eventbrite Booking Link

20 January 

Living Green - Creating Compost Workshop at Jurien Bay Library

Learn Shani's foolproof recipe for making great compost that smells great, feels wonderful and does incredible things for your garden.

Shani Graham from Ecoburbia is addicted to compost, and has been making great compost for years.  This workshop will also include information about another alternative - keeping worms.

Whether you are a successful compost maker willing to share or just thinking about starting a composting system, come along to this workshop.

Bookings are essential and can be done on the Eventbrite link below, by calling 9652 0810, or emailing jblibrary@dandaragan.wa.gov.au.

Living Green - Creating Compost - Eventbrite Booking Link

Living Green - Basic Food Gardening Workshop at Jurien Bay Library

Find out how to get great soil, how to plant seedlings, the importance of mulch, and what to grow for a bumper crop every season.

Are you keen to trying growing some food in your garden? Have you tried and failed to get a worthwhile crop?

This workshop will look at some of the basics - the structure, chemistry and microbiological life in your soil, how to get great soil, the best way to plant a seedling and seeds, the importance of mulch and how to choose what you should be growing in your garden. Bring along a soil sample from your garden and you will leave with everything you need to know to enjoy a bumper crop this season.

Bookings are essential and can be done on the Eventbrite link below, by calling 9652 0810, or emailing jblibrary@dandaragan.wa.gov.au.

Living Green - Basic Food Gardening - Eventbrite Booking Link

25 January - 11am and 1pm 

Explore the Jurien Bay Marine Park 

Join Marine Park Rangers to learn about the Jurien Bay Marine Park and what it means to be a marine park ranger. There will be interactive displays, educational talks and learn about the marine environment.

Meet a sea lion and other creatures of the sea. 

February

18 February

Living Green - Water Water Everywhere Workshop at Jurien Bay Library

Learn how to save water in your home with rainwater, greywater systems, drip irrigation and so many more water-saving tips for your home.

Do you worry about water availability into the future? Would you like to learn more about saving water in your home?

You'll even learn what you need to know to put in a bore.  An innovative 'rainwater-collecting water house' makes learning easy and fun. You’ll leave inspired to implement some water saving ideas in your own home.

Bookings are essential and can be done on the Eventbrite link below, by calling 9652 0810, or emailing jblibrary@dandaragan.wa.gov.au.

Living Green - Water Water Everywhere - Eventbrite Booking Link

Every Tuesday

Tea and Chat at Cervantes Library

Come down to the Cervantes Library from 1.30pm every Tuesday for a cup of tea and chat.  To reserve your spot contact the Cervantes Library on 9652 7647 or email cervanteslibrary@dandaragan.wa.gov.au.

March

Every Tuesday

Tea and Chat at Cervantes Library

Come down to the Cervantes Library from 1.30-3.30pm every Tuesday for a cup tea, a chat and art activities.  To reserve your spot contact the Cervantes Library on 9652 7647 or email cervanteslibrary@dandaragan.wa.gov.au.

18 March 

Living Green - Green Cleaning Workshop at Jurien Bay Library

Learn about common chemicals in cleaning products and how to create homemade using basic ingredients and have all your tricky cleaning questions answered.

Have you thought about why a greener cleaning regime is important?  Do you want to learn more about the common chemicals in cleaning products and how they differ from the basic ingredients in homemade ones?  Come along and try out a few home made products by making an all-purpose cleaner and a basic bathroom cleaner.

Bookings are essential and can be done on the Eventbrite link below, by calling 9652 0810, or emailing jblibrary@dandaragan.wa.gov.au.

Living Green - Green Cleaning - Eventbrite Booking Link

April

Every Tuesday

Tea and Chat at Cervantes Library

Come down to the Cervantes Library from 1.30-3.30pm every Tuesday for a cup tea, a chat and art activities.  To reserve your spot contact the Cervantes Library on 9652 7647 or email cervanteslibrary@dandaragan.wa.gov.au.

12 April

Living Green - Seed Saving and Plant Propagation Workshop at Jurien Bay Library

Find out the simplest seeds to collect and other ways to reproduce plants.

Do you have plants that go to seed in your garden? Would you like to learn how to collect, store and use those seeds?


Come and find out the simplest seed to collect, and those that are too hard for a home gardener. You will also learn other ways to reproduce plants - from simple division to taking cuttings.

You will leave this session with the enthusiasm to start collecting seed in your garden, and the knowledge to propagate your own seedlings.

Bookings are essential and can be done on the Eventbrite link below, by calling 9652 0810, or emailing jblibrary@dandaragan.wa.gov.au.

Living Green - Seed Saving and Plant Propagation - Eventbrite Booking Link

19 April 

Living Green - Preserving the Harvest Workshop at Jurien Bay Library

If your garden produces bumper crops, or you'd like to take advantage of cheap seasonal produce, learn how to preserve tomatoes, fruit and more, including pickles, olives, jams and cordials using the water bath method and drying produce using the sun.

Bookings are essential and can be done on the Eventbrite link below, by calling 9652 0810, or emailing jblibrary@dandaragan.wa.gov.au.

Living Green - Preserving the Harvest - Eventbrite Booking Link

May

Every Tuesday

Tea and Chat at Cervantes Library

To reserve your spot contact the Cervantes Library on 9652 7647 or email cervanteslibrary@dandaragan.wa.gov.au.

 

June

Every Tuesday

Tea and Chat at Cervantes Library

Looking for some company, to have a chat and stretch your brain?  Head to the Cervantes Library for our Tea & Chat sessions. 

To reserve your spot contact the Cervantes Library on 9652 7647 or email cervanteslibrary@dandaragan.wa.gov.au.

July

Every Tuesday

Tea and Chat at Cervantes Library

To reserve your spot contact the Cervantes Library on 9652 7647 or email cervanteslibrary@dandaragan.wa.gov.au.

 

 

August

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October

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November

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December

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