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Issue 54 - Jan / Dec
Christmas & New Year Library and Heritage Opening Hours
The City of Armadale Library and Heritage staff wish you all a safe and happy festive season.
For full details of our Library and Museum opening hours over the festive season click here.

Eat, Prey, Love: The wonder of insects with Faye Arcaro
Tuesday 4 December, 1.30 - 2.30pm at Armadale Library

Zero Waste Christmas with Earth Girl Karla Hooper
Tuesday 11 December, 1.30 - 2.30pm at Armadale Libarary

Untangling travel at any age
Wednesday 16 January, 1.30 - 2.30pm at Armadale Library

Acoustic Guitar Workshop: Beginners
Saturday 19 January, 10 - 11.30am at Armadale Library

Common mistakes photographers make
Tuesday 22 January, 1.30 - 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 call Armadale Library on 9394 5125.

Declutter for National Recycling Week!
For a limited time, you can drop off vinyl records, 8-track tapes, cassette tapes, CDs, DVDs, Blu Ray discs, floppy disks, memory sticks and external hard drives as well as pens, pencils and markers including pen caps, mechanical pencils, marker caps, permanent markers, and permanent marker caps into the marked boxes at the entrance to Armadale Library.
We’ll send them off to TerraCycle, an innovative recycling company that will separate the materials into metals, fibres and plastics that can then be recycled into new products. It’s a great reason to clear out your clutter!

These recycling boxes will only be at the Armadale Library until they are full.

This is a joint initiative with Switch your thinking and Armadale Library for National Recycling Week.
Kids and Families
Summer Reading Club: Curious Creatures!
1 December 2018 - 31 January 2019 
Pick up the Summer Reading Club - Curious Creatures reading log and receive some fantastic
rewards. Check out

Rhyme Time
Friday 4 & 18 January, 10 - 10.30am at Stockland Harrisdale. 

Story Time
Friday 4 January, 10.45 - 11.15am at Stockland Harrisdale

Lego at the Library 
Friday 11 January, 2 - 3pm at Armadale Library

Craft Corner
14 January - 1 February at Kelmscott Library

Tales of Curious Creatures!
Monday 14 January, 2 - 3pm at Armadale Library

Monday 21 January, 2 - 3pm at Armadale Library

Will-O-The-Wisp Lanterns
Tuesday 22 January, 1 - 2pm at Kelmscott Library

Will-O-The-Wisp Lanterns
Tuesday 22 January, 2.30 - 3.30pm at Kelmscott Library

Teen Scene - Harry Potter Craft
Wednesday 23 January,  2 - 3pm at Armadale Library

Egg Carton Creatures
Thursday 24 January, 10.30 - 11.30am at History House Museum

Shared Reading - Information and Practice sessions
Wednesday 30 January, 9.30 - 11.30am at Armadale Arena
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.
Our History
Our Contribution: Lest we forget 1914 – 1918
The memorial wall in the foyer of the Birtwistle Local Studies Library commemorates 72 of the 730 World War 1 enlistees featured in the Birtwistle Wiki’s Our Contribution.
These have photographs to connect a face with a name but many of the enlistees on the Wiki are missing their photographs.

Any donations of images or information will be welcome. Come and remember them.

Click here to explore the Birtwistle Wiki.

Birtwistle Local Studies Library is located inside the Armadale Library. This display will be in place until mid-December.

Excess Baggage
Exhibition is on display until 30 April, during open hours at History House Museum.

This exhibition explores what happened to the local men and women that enlisted and survived World War One, through the souvenirs that they brought back with them.
FOCUS: Crossing the Line
FOCUS Photographic Competition
Calling all amateur photographers to pick up your camera and start taking photos for the 2019 FOCUS Photographic Competition. The competition’s aim is to capture historical reality.
There are two categories:
Crossing the Line - some of our local rail crossings will soon change, being relocated or going underground, so now is the time to use your photographic talents to document the way our rail crossings look in the current era!

Pre-1990 Open Theme we encourage locals to find the treasures in their photo albums and get scanning. Any pre-1990 photograph that features a part of the district, such as a park, shops or streets within the City of Armadale could be awarded a prize.

The competition runs from 1 February to 31 March 2019. The online entry form will only be available during this time, but we encourage you to start taking photos now!
Winners will receive cash prizes and an acrylic mounted print of their image. For full details of prizes, and the Terms & Conditions click here. 
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!
Positive Ageing
Hypnotherapy and its use for mental and physical health
Wednesday 5 December, 1.30 - 2.30pm at Armadale Library

Managing your money
Wednesday 5 December, 3 - 4pm 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 call Armadale Library on 9394 5125.
Share your inspirational idea for the 2019 Armadale Arts Festival! 
The City of Armadale invites you to contribute collaborative ideas for community projects for the upcoming Armadale Arts Festival in May 2019. Share your inspiration and creativity to help us deliver an inclusive celebratory festival of local arts and artists in the Armadale region.
Email the City of Armadale’s Community Arts & Cultural Development Officer by 1 December 2018 addressing the following points:
  • What is your arts festival idea?
  • What assistance would you need to deliver your idea?
  • How will it engage with our community?
  • What would you like to see the 2019 Armadale Arts Festival achieve?
  • Your follow-up contact details.
7 Orchard Avenue Armadale
08 9394 5000