City of Kalamunda Djilba newsletter

By Clive Stubbington

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View this email in your browser Djilba 2022 Kaya / Hello, Welcome to the City of Kalamunda Library Services e-newsletter  Noongar season: Djilba (the season of conception)Djilba is a transitional time, with a combination of very cold and clear days and warmer, rainy, windy days with an occasional sunny day.It is the beginning of abundant flowering that starts with the yellow flowering plants such as the Acacias. Traditionally, main food sources included the Yongar (kangaroo), the Waitj (emu) and the Koomal (possum).Because the woodland birds are nesting, watch out for the swooping protective behavior of the Koolbardi (Magpie). Other birds also swoop to protect their young, including the Djidi Djidi (Willy Wag Tails) and the Chuck-a-luck (Wattle Birds).**************************************Forrestfield Library is relocating to an exciting new home within the Hawaiian’s Forrestfield Shopping Centre. With a focus on digital services, the new location will have more public PCs, a hireable meeting space, and will offer Council services such as rates payments, animal registrations and tip passes as well as the current library services. *****************************************High Wycombe Library invites you to celebrate the completion of the Reconciliation – Connecting Community Art Project on Thursday 18th August at 4pm. The beautiful acrylic artwork incorporates Indigenous design, local plants and animals painted by First Nations artist Sammy Wyborn and over 80 decorated handprints painted by local community members. To RSVP or for more information please call 9257 9974.********************************************Free Tax Help is available at Kalamunda and Forrestfield Libraries from July to October. Tax help community volunteers are trained and accredited by the ATO and provide a free and confidential service to help eligible people who have simple tax affairs and are on incomes of $60,000 or less, complete their tax returns. Please call the library to check your eligibility and book an appointment:
Kalamunda Library 9257 9969                      Forrestfield Library 9257 9975
Monday 2.00pm – 5.00pm                                Wednesday 10.00am – 2.00pm   
Tuesday 10.00am – 1.00pm  What’s on @ your library?

An Introduction to Family History Date: Tuesday 9 August 10am – noon
Location: Kalamunda Library
Cost: FREE Ian Simon from Family History WA will give an overview of researching and writing family history, followed by the opportunity for small group sessions with more in-depth information.

Bookings essential.
  + Book to attend Reclaim the Void –  Community Rug workshop Date: Thursday 18 August
2pm – 4pm
Location: Forrestfield Library
Cost: FREE We invite you to participate in a dot rug making project to raise awareness of the story of country and its importance in Aboriginal culture.
Reclaim the Void’s vision is to cover a mining pit with a large scale artwork made from discarded fabric.
There is no experience required to make a rug!
Bring along an adult sized hula hoop and some old plain bedsheets 
Bookings essential. + Book to attend + More information Writing workshop with Juliet Marillier Date: Thursday 29 September
10am – noon
Location: Lesmurdie Library
Cost: FREE
Suitable for ages 13 years + In this two hour workshop, award-winning author Juliet Marillier will work with you to bring your fantasy story to life, and practise ways you can make your story both fantastic and immediate, both strange and relevant. Please bring writing materials.  
Bookings essential.   + Book to attend
Senior Citizens’
Morning Tea
at Lesmurdie Library.
  Date: Mondays in August
10:10 am – 10:45am
Location: Lesmurdie Library
Cost: FREE

Join us for scones, jam & cream and tea, coffee or milo presented by Year 12 Hospitality students every Monday in August from 10.10am – 10.45am.

Please phone Lesmurdie Library on 9257 9976 to reserve a place. In Conversation with Holden Sheppard Date: Tuesday 16 August 6pm – 7pm
Location: Lesmurdie Library
Cost: FREE Holden Sheppard’s 2019 novel Invisible Boys achieved both commercial and critical success. Meet Holden at Lesmurdie Library as part of the launch tour of his new novel Brink (released in August 2022 and available to purchase on the night). 
Bookings essential. + Book to attend Raising Children in a Digital World Date: Tuesday 6 September
9:30am – 10:30am
Location: Kalamunda Library
Cost: FREE For parents, grandparents and carers of children 4-12 years.

National Child Protection week is a great time to join Lisa Henry from Communicare and learn strategies that support children growing up in a digital world.

This workshop uses research from Telethon Collaborate for Kids. Bookings essential. + Book to attend
Boost your Wellbeing- RUOK Day 2022 Date: Thursday 8 September
Location: Forrestfield Library
Cost: FREE A one-hour session with HelpingMinds that will address: Risk factors for mental health challenges Managing stress Mental health activities and strategies Physical health Bookings essential. + Book to attend The WayFairer Skills, Talents and Knowledge Workshop Session 1
 Wednesday 14 September
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: High Wycombe Library

Session 2
 Wednesday 21 September
3:30pm – 5:30pm
Location: Lesmurdie Library
Cost: FREE The WayFairers Project in partnership with the City of Kalamunda, assists adults 50+ to create meaningful connection to their community. Bookings essential. + Book to attend Why not celebrate… Indigenous Literacy Day

When: 1st September.

…by making a donation to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation
at one of the libraries. 

Thank you to our generous patrons who have already donated!


Science Week 

When: 13th – 21st August

…by coming to a special STEM Storytime session at  any of the libraries.

See below for session times at each of the libraries.


Children’s Book Week 

When: 20th – 26th August

…by dressing up as your favourite character for Storytime sessions. 

See below for session times at each of the libraries. Regular programs Adults programs Tech Chat Thursday 2pm – 4pm @ Forrestfield and Kalamunda Mondays 2pm – 3pm @ Lesmurdie Library Wednesdays 10am – noon @High Wycombe Library English Conversation Classes Tuesday 10am – 11:30am @ Forrestfield Library Knit ‘n’ Yarn Tuesday 12:00pm – 2:30pm @ Forrestfield Library Book Club 3rd Tuesday of the month
6:30pm @ Lesmurdie Library

August’s book is: A Perfectly Good Man by Patrick Gale
September’s book is:  The Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatje Book Discussion Group
3rd Wednesday of the month
10am @ High Wycombe Library
  Philosophy Group Every second Friday 
3:00pm – 4:45pm @ High Wycombe Library Scrabble Group Fridays                                                 
10am – noon @ High Wycombe Library Gardening Group
3rd Thursday of the month                   
10am – 11:30am @ High Wycombe Library
  Games Night
Thursdays 4pm – 7pm @ Forrestfield Library Children’s programs Rhymetime 9:30am during school term Mondays @ High Wycombe Library Wednesdays @ Kalamunda Library Thursdays @ Forrestfield Library 10:30am during school term Wednesdays @ Kalamunda Library Storytime 11am during school term Mondays @ High Wycombe Library Thursdays @ Kalamunda Library Fridays @ Forrestfield Library 10am during school term Tuesdays @ Lesmurdie Library Crafternoon Mondays during school term
3pm @ High Wycombe Library CoderDojo Wednesdays during school term
3:15pm @ Kalamunda Library Lego Club Saturdays from 9am
Lesmurdie and High Wycombe Libraries
  Discover and Create Saturdays during school term
10am @ Forrestfield Library + Find more information Copyright © 2022 City of Kalamunda, All rights reserved.

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