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21 Jun 2017
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NAIDOC Week is coming up and the Library has a number of events on offer. First we have Dr Richard Walley, who will present an exploration of Aboriginal culture through stories and music, followed by the Library ‘Off the Wall’ Cinema screening the insightful 2007 documentary, VOTE YES for Aborigines. For the little ones we will have an extra special story-time and native animal craft session as a part of our July School Holiday program.

Bookings are now open for our July School Holiday Program so book in quick as spaces are limited.

We are also very excited to announce that Albany will be hosting a book launch for Fiona Palmer's new book "Secrets Between Friends". This book launch is not until early September but tickets are already available through Paperbark Merchants website.

It would seem winter is finally here with the beautiful rain we have had recently. Perfect weather to curl up on the couch with a good book. If you’re not brave enough to battle the rain to visit us, don’t forget our online resources, you can download eBooks, eAudiobook and eMagazines from the dry warmth of your own home.



MON 9am - 6pm

TUE 9am - 8pm

WED 9am - 6pm

THU 9am - 8pm

FRI 9am - 6pm

SAT 9am - 1pm


MON to FRI 9am - 5pm

NAIDOC week celebrations - Presenting Dr Richard Walley

We are delighted to welcome Dr Richard Walley OAM, who will present an exploration of Aboriginal culture through stories and music at the beautiful Albany Town Hall. Richard is a Nyoongar man and is recognised as one of Australia's leading Aboriginal performers, musicians and writers. Renowned for his didgeridoo playing, he has been awarded an Order of Australia Medal and two honorary doctorates for his contribution to the promotion of Nyoongar Culture and the Arts.

Date: Monday, 3rd July.

Venue: The Albany Town Hall Theatre.

Time: 5:30pm.

Cost: Free. Includes bush tucker nibbles and soft drinks.

Bookings essential. Click here to book your place or contact 6820 3600.

NAIDOC week celebrations - Off the Wall Cinema presents : VOTE YES for Aborigines

Join us in the Library for a screening of the insightful 2007 documentary, VOTE YES for Aborigines. 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the historic 1967 referendum where Australians voted overwhelmingly to amend the Australian Constitution to include Aboriginal people in the census and allow the Commonwealth to create laws for them. Following the screening, a panel of local Noongar people will share their personal stories and insights in a Q&A session.

Screening in the Library, the event will include a warming cup of hot soup. Due to limited space, bookings are essential.

Date: Wednesday, 5th July.

Venue: The Library.

Time 6:15pm for a 6:30pm start.

Cost: Free. Includes a delicious cup of hot soup from Dylans.

Click here to book your place or contact 6820 3600.

July School Holiday Program

Click here for bookings.

School Holiday July 2017

Fiona Palmer - 'Secrets Between Friends' book launch

Join us for the release of Fiona Palmer's highly anticipated new release "Secrets Between Friends". Set in the stunning Middleton Beach area it will surely be another best seller.

This will be an awesome evening, get the girls together for a night of fun and laughter - best hurry as tickets are limited.

Date: Saturday, 9 September.

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm.

Location: Three Anchors - 2 Flinders Parade, Albany.

Cost: $10 - $35. Ticket price includes a drink on arrival and nibbles, with the option to book a meal afterward.

Tickets available from Paperbark Merchants.




The Wally Foreman Story

Administrators and broadcasters come and go, but there was something different about Wally Foreman.

More than 3000 people filled a stadium in November, 2006, to farewell him after his passing from a heart attack, while his memorial service was broadcast on state-wide radio.

It was the largest service of its kind in WA. Wally Foreman grew up in a small country town named Bruce Rock – a place he made famous through regaling endless stories from The Rock.

He was a career journalist and broadcaster, recognised by name and image, and he fundamentally changed the sporting landscape as the inaugural director of the WA Institute of Sport. Yet, he was far more than all of that.

Written by his son to Charlotte, the granddaughter he never met, The Legend from Bruce Rock: The Wally Foreman Story details the remarkable, emotional and humorous life of a man who loved and impacted his home state, while always holding his home town in his heart.

Glen Foreman is joined by special guests Kim Hughes and Ian Brayshaw - both long-time friends and colleges of Wally to launch this biographical insight into one of Western Australia's most loved broadcasters.

Date: Saturday, 5th August.

Time: 7:00pm.

Location: Centennial Stadium.

Tickets available at Paperbark Merchants.

*Photo by Emma Van Dordrecht

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