Library and Information Week 24-30 May 2010

Join us in celebrating Shire libraries as the place to access, communicate, connect, educate, entertain and inform.

Each library will be holding special activities and events during the week. Visit your local library to see what's on.

Sutherland Library
Friday 21 - Sunday 23 May
It's that time again! Sutherland's huge annual book sale. This year is the 21st anniversary of our annual sale and it promises to be bigger and better than ever.

If you have never been to this event before come along and join the fun.

Run in and grab a bargain from our huge range of adult and children's books and magazines. There is something for everyone.

The sale is held over 3 days with stock replenished regularly. Proceeds from the book sale are used to fund new library projects. Cash sales only.

Friday 21st 9am-8.30pm
Saturday 22nd* 9am-3.30pm
Sunday 23rd 12noon-3.30pm
* Face painting 11am-12noon (Saturday only)

Sutherland Library
Monday 24-Friday 28 May
11am and 2pm
Announcements will be made as to meeting point.

Engadine Library
Monday 24 May
10.30-11.30 am
Ever felt the urge to find out about your family tree?
Come and hear Heather Clarey from Botany Bay Family History Society give tips on how to begin researching your own family history using a variety of resources including

Engadine Library
Tuesday 25 May
10am - 12noon
Impress your friends and family with your handmade cards. All materials are supplied but numbers are limited so bookings are essential. For information and bookings phone Kristin on 9710 0823.

Downloadable Audio Books and eBooks Using Overdrive
Engadine Library
Thursday 27 May
Carry all your favourite books in your pocket! Discover how to download popular digital audio and eBooks from the library website any time you want.

National Simultaneous Storytime
All Libraries (except Bundeena)
Wednesday 26 May
Join us for some fun with a nationwide Simultaneous Storytime Reading of Little White Dogs Can't Jump by Bruce Whatley and Rosie Smith. Be one of over 100,000 children and adults across Australia taking part in this special event.

National Simultaneous Storytime provides a fun and special opportunity for everyone to share in the joy and importance of reading and literacy for children.

Night Time Storytime
Menai Library
Monday 24 May

Miranda Library
Thursday 27 May

Wear your pyjamas if you like!

Cerative Writing Workshop
Cronulla Library
Thursday 27 May
Always wanted to write but not sure where to start?
Join us at this introductory workshop presented by Stella Tarakson, an award winning author, researcher and tutor from St George and Sutherland Community College.
For bookings phone
Cronulla Library
9523 4980

Behind the Scenes
Sutherland Library
Friday 28 May
Discover staff work areas and back room activities.

Storytime Goes Digital
Engadine Library
Friday 28 May
Preschool storytime with a digital component.

Access Your Library Online
Sutherland Library
Friday 28 May
Whiz around the website, gain control of the catalogue, delve into databases and overindulge your senses in Overdrive.

Author Talk - Constance Fairleight
Sutherland Library
Saturday 29 May
Local author Constance Fairleight will talk about her new book Creating the Life You Truly Deserve TM as the key to attaining the kind of life that you could only dream of. Join us for an enjoyable afternoon.
Light refreshments available.

Luxury Hamper Lucky Draw
Visit any Shire Library during Library and Information Week to go in the draw for your chance to win a basket full of goodies.
Entry is free.

For more information about Library and Information Week visit
call 9710 0351