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.

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January

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February

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March

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April

25 April

Story Box Library ANZAC month

Watch well known Australians read beautiful ANZAC stories online with your children, including stories about the sacrifice and contribution that Indigenous people have made to Australia's war efforts.  Click the Story Box Library videos with your library membership card to watch The Happiness Box, Alfred's War, ANZAC Ted, and other ANZAC stories.

May

All month

Scribblers Festival

Connecting through Creativity

To explore how creativity can play a part in staying connected, Scribblers Festival and CBH Group are joining forces to launch a new visual storytelling competition: Connecting Through Creativity.

Your challenge: Using a method of visual storytelling that inspires you, explore the topic of connectivity during the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Visual storytelling method examples include: 2D Arts (drawing, illustration, painting, collage, photography, comic etc.); Video (video diary, performance, stop motion, interview, short film, etc.); and 3D Arts (ephemeral art, land art, sculpture, pop-up book, etc.).

There are two age categories: 1. Primary (any age attending Years 1-6) 2. Secondary (any age attending Years 7-12). Entries close 26 June 2020.

To view the winners stories click on the Scribblers Festival button.

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27 May

National Simultaneous Storytime - Whitney and Britney Chicken Divas

National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) is held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places around the country. Over a million Australians will take part in National Simultaneous Storytime - coming together virtually to read "Whitney and Britney Chicken Divas" - written and illustrated by Lucinda Gifford Books (and published by Scholastic Australia)

Come in to Jurien Bay Library at 11am on Wednesday 27 May to hear Shire of Dandaragan President Leslee Holmes who will be our special reader.  

Now in its 20th year, NSS is an initiative of the Australian Library and Information Association that promotes reading and literacy, and brings together children, families, schools, playgroups and communities.

Click on the image below to watch Leslee Holmes, Shire of Dandaragan President reading from the Jurien Bay Library.

Watch Emma Watkins, from The Wiggles read the story on Story Box Library with your library membership.

An Auslan video reading of the story is also available.

June

3 June

Storytime with Deputy President Peter Scharf at Jurien Bay Library

Come down to the Jurien Bay Library at 11am Wednesday 3 June to listen to the wonderful Peter Scharf (Shire Councillor) for another special storytime.

Wednesday, Peter will be reading out Katie Stewart's What Colour is the Sea, and Nicki Greenberg's Miss Kraken.

Everyone is welcome. See you at storytime.

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10 June

Storytime with Councillor Rob Shanhun at Jurien Bay Library

Come down to the Jurien Bay Library at 11am Wednesday 10 June to listen to Rob Shanhun for a special storytime.

Rob will be reading Ivanhoe Swift Left Home at Six by Jane Godwin and A.Yi, and Leigh Hobbs Mr Chicken All Over Australia.

Everyone is welcome.  See you at storytime.

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17 June

Storytime with Sharon from Bettyvan at Jurien Bay Library

Come down to the Jurien Bay Library at 11am Wednesday 17 June to listen to Sharon McMahon from Bettyvan for a special storytime.

Sharon will be reading Peter Bently and Sernur Isik's Potion Commotion, and Nick Bland's King Pig.

Everyone is welcome.  See you at storytime.

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24 June

Storytime with Jurien Bay Police at Jurien Bay Library

Come down to the Jurien Bay Library at 11am Wednesday 24 June to listen to Senior Constable Sharon Squire-Healing & Sergeant Drew Taylor for a special storytime.

Sharon will be reading Wombat Went A’Surfing, illustrated by Lachlan Creagh, and Drew will be reading Daniel Corcoran’s The Iddly Widdly Piddly Pop Off.

Everyone is welcome. See you at storytime.

July

1 July

Storytime with Councillor Dahlia Richardson at Jurien Bay Library 

Come down to the Jurien Bay Library at 11am Wednesday 1 July to listen to Shire Councillor Dahlia Richardson for a special storytime.

Dahlia will be reading Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s Room on the Broom and The Gruffalo

Everyone is welcome. See you at storytime.

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8 July

Storytime with Tony O'Gorman at Jurien Bay Library 

Come down to the Jurien Bay Library at 11am Wednesday 8 July to listen to Tony O'Gorman for another special storytime.

Tony will be reading out Craig Smith's The Wonkey Donkey, and Renee Treml's Roo Knows Blue.

Everyone is welcome. See you at storytime.

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15 July

Storytime with Browen Hooper at Jurien Bay Library

Come down to the Jurien Bay Library at 11am Wednesday 15th July to listen to Bronwen Hooper (Community Resource Centre Jurien Bay) for another special storytime.

Bronwen will be reading Caz Goodwin & Ashley King’s Lazy Daisy and Emma Adams & Katy Halford’s Naughty Narwhal.

Everyone is welcome. See you at storytime.

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Better Beginnings at Dandaragan Library

Enjoy story time, craft activities, and Rhyme Time from 9am with Rose and her team from the CRC on this month's 'ambulance' theme.

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22 July

Storytime with Kass Ziverts at Jurien Bay Library 

Come down to the Jurien Bay Library at 11am Wednesday 22nd July to listen to Kass Ziverts (Jurien Bay Adventure Tours) for another special storytime.

Kass will be reading Child’s Play’s Five Little Ducks Illustrated by Penny Ives and William Katzwinkle, Glenn Murray and Elizabeth Gundy’s Walter and the Farting Dog Banned from the Beach illustrated by Audrey Colman.

Everyone is welcome. See you at storytime.

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29th July

Storytime with Louise Taylor-Wood at Jurien Bay Library 

Come down to the Jurien Bay Library at 11am Wednesday 29th July to listen to Louise Taylor-Wood (Taylors Dance Company) for another special storytime.

Louise will be reading Little Spinners Dancing Ballerina and Giles Andreae and Guy Parker- Rees’s Giraffes Can’t Dance                   

Everyone is welcome. See you at storytime.

August

5th August

Storytime with Kay & Eric Lindsay at Jurien Bay Library 

Come down to the Jurien Bay Library at 11am Wednesday 5th of August to listen to Kay and Eric Lindsay (New permanent residents of Jurien Bay) for another special storytime.

Kaye will be reading Dick King-Smith’s All Pigs Are Beautiful illustrated by Anita Jeram and Eric will be reading Molly Potter’s What’s Worrying You? Illustrated by Sarah Jennings.                                               

Everyone is welcome. See you at storytime.

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12th August

Storytime with Sarah Lyons at Jurien Bay Library 

Come down to the Jurien Bay Library at 11am Wednesday 12th of August to listen to Sarah Lyons  (Ray White Jurien Bay) for another special storytime.

Sarah will be reading Jeanne Willis and Stephanie Laberis’s Frockodile & Martin Waddells The Pig in the Pond Illustrated by Jill Barton.                                        

Everyone is welcome. See you at storytime.

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Better Beginnings at Dandaragan Library

Join Rose and her team from 9am at the CRC for Storytime, craft activities and Rhyme Time for this month's Ambulance theme.

19th August

Storytime with Bronwen Hooper at Jurien Bay Library  

Come down to the Jurien Bay Library at 11am Wednesday 19th of August to listen to Bronwen Hooper for another special storytime.

Bron will be reading Emma Adams and Katy Halford’s Naughty Narwhal and Caz Goodwin and Ashley Kings Lazy Daisy.                                            

Everyone is welcome. See you at storytime.

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26th August

Storytime with Shane Elliss at Jurien Bay Library  

Come down to the Jurien Bay Library at 11am Wednesday 26th of August to listen to Shane Elliss, the Shire of Dandaragan's Community Emergency Services Coordinator, for another special storytime.

Shane will be reading Josephine Barrymore & Lauren Wilhelm’s The Bungarra Five and Boomer the Roo.                                                                                    

Everyone is welcome. See you at storytime.

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September

Scribblers Fuelling Creativity Videos

2nd September

Storytime with Jane Waterton at Jurien Bay Library  

Come down to the Jurien Bay Library at 11am Wednesday 2nd of September to listen to Jane Waterton (Local Author) for another special storytime.

Jane will be reading Jill Murphy’s Five Minutes’ Peace and Simon Puttock & Mary McQuillan’s Squeaky Clean.

Everyone is welcome. See you at storytime.

9th September

Storytime with Mike Osborn at Jurien Bay Library 

Come down to the Jurien Bay Library at 11am Wednesday 9th of September to listen to Mike Osborn (Turquoise Coast Visitors Centre) for another special storytime.

Mike will be reading Jill Eggleton & Richard Hoit’s Oh Me Oh My and David Danks & Marsha Wajer’s Elliot Catches a Bug.

Everyone is welcome. See you at storytime.

12th September

Better Beginnings at Dandaragan Library

Enjoy story time, craft activities, and Rhyme Time from 9am with Rose and her team from the CRC on this month's 'Aussie Bush Animals' theme.

16th September

Storytime with Jess Henriques at Jurien Bay Library  

Come down to the Jurien Bay Library at 11am Wednesday 16th of September to listen to Jess Henriques (Department of Biodiversity, Conservation & Attractions) for another special storytime.

Jess will be reading Wendy Bink’s Where’s Stripey & Craig Smith and Maureen Thompson’s Willbee the Bumblebee.

Everyone is welcome. See you at storytime.

23rd September

Storytime with Sharon Young at Jurien Bay Library 

Come down to the Jurien Bay Library at 11am Wednesday 23rd of September to listen to Sharon (Volunteer Ambulance Officer Jurien Bay) for another special storytime.

Sharon will be reading Victoria W Green & Ashley Jernigan’s Rex & Lulu go to the Beach and Kylie Howarth’s Chip.

Everyone is welcome. See you at storytime.

October

17th - 23rd October

CBCA Book Week - Curious Creatures, Wild Minds


20th October

Better Beginnings at Cervantes Library

Enjoy Storytime with Gwyn Perkins book, A Walk In The Bush, at 10am followed by craft activities.

Please phone or email Diane at the Cervantes Library on 9652 7647 cervanteslibrary@dandaragan.wa.gov.au to reserve your spot. Library Hours are Tuesday 10am – 4pm and Thursday 3pm – 5pm.

Bring in your favourite book and dress up as your favourite character.

Theme: CBCA Book Week - Curious Creatures, Wild Minds

21st October

Better Beginnings at Dandaragan Library

Enjoy story time, craft activities, and Rhyme Time from 9am with Rose and her team from the CRC on this month's 'sports in the park' theme.

22nd October

Better Beginnings at Jurien Bay Library

Enjoy story time at 9am with special Guest Peter Scharf reading A Walk in the Park by Gwyn Perkins, Rhyme Time and craft activities.

Please phone Veronica at Jurien Bay Library on 08 9652 0810 to reserve your spot.

Bring in your favourite book and dress up as your favourite character.

Theme: CBCA Book Week - Curious Creatures, Wild Minds

November

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December

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