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Albany Public Library eNewsletter

3 Oct 2017
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MON 9am - 6pm

TUE 9am - 8pm

WED 9am - 6pm

THU 9am - 8pm

FRI 9am - 6pm

SAT 9am - 1pm


MON to FRI 9am - 5pm

School Holiday Art Program

Come play some Xbox and tabletop games with your friendly Library staff in the Town Square.

Starts tomorrow, we look forward to seeing you there!

Mental Health Week 2017

Join the City of Albany and headspace Albany during Mental Health Week 2017 for the Mad Hatter Tea Party.

Friday 6th October - 10am to 1pm in the Town Square.

There will be prizes for the best hat and best costume judged at 12pm.

Help reduce the stigma and create awareness about mental health.

Enjoy free activities and information for all ages, food, coffee, and music.

While you are enjoying the Mad Hatter Tea Party don't forget to visit the Library and check out the Books on Prescription collection.

Books on Prescription provides people with a list of useful, evidence-based self-help resources that have been recommended by health professionals and organisations directly involved in mental health, as well as people who have experienced mental illness.

Smartphone assistance for Seniors

Do you require assistance with using your mobile phone or tablet? The library offers free sessions to seniors each month.

We can help you setup your device, send an SMS, add contacts, install apps and troubleshoot basic problems.

Next sessions are:

  • 7th October, 9am & 9:30am.
  • 19th October, 10am & 10:30am.

Disclosure: Library staff have basic training in the use of smartphones and tablet computers. We will endeavour to assist you with your device but may not always be able to resolve your technical issues.


Food for Thought Festival

Date: 8th October 2017.

Time: 10am - 4pm.

Cost: FREE event.

Location: Albany Town Square.

By celebrating and showcasing local food in a fun and educational way, the festival promotes sustainable, healthy and vibrant food systems in the Great Southern region and supports the development and strengthening of fair food networks across the country and internationally.

The Food for Thought Festival is galvanising the local communities vision for a sustainable and resilient food system for the Great Southern – a food system that supports the local food industry, improves market opportunities and regional food security and increases the availability and accessibility of healthy, sustainably produced food.

Visit the Food for Thought website for more information.

Cruise Ship Markets

Cruise Ship Markets in the Town Square will recommence from the 17th October. Cruise Ship season runs from October 2017 until early April 2018.

Upcoming ships are:

  • Sun Princess 17th October, 7am – 4pm.
  • Maasdam 11th November, 12pm – 6pm.
  • Astor 13th December, 9am – 6pm.

Visit the Albany Port Authority website for the full schedule.

Foodbank Donations

You may have seen recent news that Albany Foodbank has launched a public appeal for food items after the number of people seeking help has doubled over the last two years.

Albany Public Library has jumped on board to help out by setting up a donations drop point for anyone wanting to donate items. Just leave any items in the clearly marked Foodbank bin set up inside the Library, or ask the friendly staff for help if you're unsure.

Sing with Me - Parent Survey

The Better Beginnings team is keen to hear feedback from parents and have set up a link on the Better Beginnings website.

Participating parents may choose to be in the running to win one of three $50 vouchers to spend online at Fishpond.

And if you haven’t collected a free Sing With Me pack for your 2 year old yet, you can pop into the library anytime.

Good luck.

New Xpress Reads

Want to borrow one of the Library’s In-demand best sellers and avoid the wait? Try one of our Xpress Reads. We have a number of titles available at only $2.00 per week.

Latest titles include:

  • ‘Secrets of the tulip sisters’ by Susan Mallory
  • ‘Y is for yesterday’ by Sue Grafton
  • ‘Along country roads’ by Mandy Magro
  • ‘Come sundown’ by Nora Roberts
  • ‘Good Friday’ by Lynda La Plante
  • ‘Worst case’ by James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge
  • ‘Fifty fifty’ by James Patterson & Candice Fox

No reservation necessary – just select from our Xpress Reads shelf. For more information, please ask a member of the Library Staff.

Exam Study Space

With exams coming up soon the Library will be providing designated study spaces for students during October and November. Tables will be marked RESERVED for students in some upstairs sitting areas and priority will be given to students in the Meeting Room during these times:

October 1st – 20th October 3pm until Close

October 21st – 21st November 9am until Close

Past Exam Papers will be available for reference on the study trolley.

Studiosity: Students and families, remember that you have an online homework centre available from 1pm to 10pm, Sunday to Friday, visit our website to log in using your library card number.

Good luck to all the students with your exams.

Family Violence Conference

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