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Issue 58 - May 2019
Kids and Families
Armadale Young Writers' Awards - Coming Soon
This creative writing competition is open to students in years three to 12 who reside or attend school in the City of Armadale. Works must be prose only and stories should be 2000 words or less. Poetry, scripts and graphic novels will not be accepted.

This competition is open from 1 to 30 June 2019.  Click here for entry forms, full details of categories, prizes, terms and conditions, and important dates.

Armadale Young Writers' Awards: Writing Workshops - Year 3 & 4

Saturday 4 May, 11am - noon at Armadale Library

Armadale Young Writers' Awards: Writing Workshops - Year 5 & 6
Saturday 4 May, 1 - 2pm at Armadale Library

Armadale Young Writers' Awards: Writing Workshops - Year 7 to 12
Saturday 4 May, 2.30 - 3.30pm at Armadale Library
 

Bilingual Storytime -  German
Friday 10 May, 10.30 - 11.15am at Armadale Library

Bilingual Storytime - Tamil
Friday 17 May, 10.30 - 11.15am at Kelmscott Library

Bilingual Storytime - Mandarin
Friday 24 May, 10.30 - 11.15am at Armadale Library

Bilingual Storytime - Czech
Friday 31 May, 10.30 - 11.15am at Kelmscott Library
 

Hotdog Book Competition
The entry form and full details of this competition are available on all the Hotdog Book event pages.

Designing Characters with Gabriel Evans
Saturday 18 May, 1 - 3pm at Armadale Library

National Simultaneous Storytime
Wednesday 22 May, 11 - 11.30am at Kelmscott Library
Places are limited and bookings are essential. Click the link of the session you are interested in for full details and to book, or call Armadale Library on 9394 5125. Parents or carers must stay with their child during these sessions. Childcare centres and groups must phone for bookings.
Reading
Natasha Lester: Creating Characters that Readers Love
Saturday 11 May, 1.30 - 3.30pm at Armadale Library

Lost Perth with Richard Offen
Monday 13 May, 2 - 3pm at Armadale Library

The Importance of Diversity in Literature - new perspectives
Friday 17 May, 6 - 7pm at Armadale Library

Real, pretend and in between: Writing historical fantasy with Juliet Marillier
Saturday 25 May, 1.30 - 3.30pm at Armadale Library
Places are limited and bookings are essential. Click the link for full details and to book, or call Armadale Library on 9394 5125.
Discover
Freedom of Information
Tuesday 21 May, 6 - 7pm at Armadale Library

What am I throwing away?
Tuesday 28 May, 2 - 3pm at Armadale Library
Places are limited and bookings are essential. Click the link of the session you are interested in for full details and to book or phone Armadale Library on 9394 5125.
eLibrary - Road to IELTs
Road to IELTS has had a major upgrade. You can now access the best possible online preparation and practice resource for IELTS on desktops, laptops, tablets, and mobile phones. The entire platform has been redesigned, and plenty of new content has been added to the already extensive library of interactive activities, advice videos, and practice tests. Academic and general training modules are available.
Click the links to start exploring Road to IELTS Academic or General training now!
Our History
The Show Must Go On: The Story of the Roleystone Theatre
This exhibition will be on display from Tuesday 7 May until 30 September, during opening hours at History House Museum.

Musical Bingo at the Museum
Tuesday 7 May, 10.30 - 11.30am at History House Museum

Record Night at the Museum
Friday 10 May, 6.30 - 8pm at History House Museum
Places are limited and bookings are essential. Click the link of the session you are interested in for full details and to book or phone History House Museum on 9394 5670.
Positive Ageing
Find Cancer Early
Wednesday 1 May, 1.30 - 2.30pm
Armadale Library

Aged Care in a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Community
Wednesday 1 May, 3 - 4pm
Armadale Library
Places are limited and bookings are essential. Click the link of the session you are interested in for full details and to book or phone Armadale Library on 9394 5125.
Step into Volunteering
Monday 20 May, 1 - 2pm
Armadale Library


Are you interested in volunteering but aren't sure how to get started? 

Come along to this information session to find out about the many opportunities available. There is something for everyone.
Bookings are essential.  Call 9394 5000 or email to RSVP.
Our Community 
Growing our Community - Survey
The City wants to hear from residents in each suburb to find out what they think is unique and what they love about the place they live. We also want to know where there are gaps in the social fabric of each suburb and what the biggest social issues are.This information will help Council continue to ‘grow the happiness’ of your suburb and support external agencies and community groups to fill the gaps in your local area. The Community Engagement Team will be at:
  • Bedfordale Bush Markets                            Saturday 27 April      8am - 1pm
  • Heron Park Harmony Festival                     Sunday 5 May           11am to 4pm
  • Stockland Harrisdale Shopping Centre     Thursday 9 May        10.30am - noon
You are invited to complete the survey online or at one of these events - leave your contact details for a chance to win one of four $250 fuel vouchers.
 

Armadale Arts Festival - 3 to 19 May 
Armadale will be transformed into a mecca of art and creativity this May for the Armadale Arts Festival. This year’s Festival will deliver a captivating program of live music, urban art, dance, literature, arts and crafts, showcasing the incredible talent coming from this region.

Keep up to date on details for the Armadale Arts Festival and its calendar of events and activities by visiting armadaleartsfestival.com.au
 


Minnawarra Art Awards  
4 to 19 May, 11am - 4pm at Armadale District Hall

This beautifully curated exhibition of artworks attracts some of Western Australia's leading artists.

The Art Awards includes an exciting public program including floor talks, tactile tours, Positive Ageing High Tea and Music in the Hall.

Library Renovations
Armadale Library
Works have begun on the extension to Armadale Library. There will be some disruption to computer availability during the building works.

Seville Grove Library
The renovation of Seville Grove Library is ongoing. We will notify you when the library is ready to reopen.
Coming Soon
We have many exciting sessions happening in June. Here are just a few:
  • Rethinking Waste
  • It's Opera not Oprah
  • A Natural Battleground
Visit the What's On page regularly to find out about all of our Library & Heritage events.
7 Orchard Avenue Armadale
08 9394 5000
info@armadale.wa.gov.au
facebook.com/CityofArmadale
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