Join us to celebrate and be inspired by a suite of amazing new Online Learning Tools. These new Online Learning Tools – Lifelong Learning, My Career Match and Universal Class will allow all of us to become better contributors in our community.
The Lifelong Learning database offers the user direct access to a tutor who can assist adult learners with essential literacy, numeracy and life skills.
My Career Match helps the user to discover the right career path and teaches the user how to write a winning resume.
Universal Class provides over 400 on-line courses with real instructors guiding the lessons which include certificates of achievement in a wide variety of subjects.
We are excited to share these Online Learning tools with all Logan City Council residents, please join us for a hands-on demonstration, display and light refreshments Thursday 30th August, 5.30-7pm at Marsden Library, 35 Chambers Flat Road, Marsden.
Please RSVP to Angela Orth on 3412 4182.
In May every year, libraries and information services throughout Australia showcase their many and varied resources and services through different programs and events targeted to a cross-section of the community.
Library and Information Week aims to raise the profile of libraries and information service professionals in Australia and will be held from 20 – 26 May 2012. We are delighted to announce that the 2012 Library and Information Week theme is Think Outside the Book. For more information visit the Australian Library & Information Association (ALIA).
Logan Libraries have included the following events at our branches for for Library and Information Week:
Step out with Shakespeare: Beenleigh Library is holding a Shakespearean literary event where patrons can immerse themselves with readings. Prizes can won. Bookings essential.
History of your house: did you ever wish to discover the history of your house? Join our local studies librarian as he shows you how. Bookings essential.
Johnny Marsh adventures: escape with sci-fi and horror author Kev Webb and illustrator Anthony Putty at Logan Central library. They will share their journey with the exciting Johnny Marsh adventure series that is full of supernatural beings, hideously gory events and plenty of action. Bookings essential.
Investigating eBooks: are you interested in eBooks but unsure if they are for you? This informative session will examine eReaders and eBooks, and how you can access these through your local library. Bookings essential.
Match the book titles competition: to celebrate Information Week, Logan North Library is holding a match-the-book-titles competition for both children and adults. Entries are available from Logan North Library. Bookings essential.
171 Club – discover Europe: Inspired by Michael Palin’s series “New Europe”, come on a journey of discovery from Estonia to Bulgaria. Bookings essential.
Make your own library bag: In celebration of Library and Information Week, Marsden Library invites you to make your very own colourful library bag. Let your creative juices flow! Bookings essential.
Celebrity chef Alison Taafe and Masterchef contestant Danielle Dixon gave a cooking demonstration with a difference at Logan Central Library on Thursday 22 March.
Author of Fun, fast and fabulous food and Leftovers magic, Alison is passionate about the role of good food in a healthy life.
With a culinary career which has taken her from her native Kent in the UK to France, New York and Washington, Alison has created dishes for Queen Elizabeth, movie stars and presidents.
Alison was joined by her apprentice chef, Danielle Dixon. A finalist in the 2011 MasterChef series, Danielle secured a part-time apprenticeship with Alison after her stint on the television cooking show.
The demonstration was part of Logan Central Library’s Health and Harmony month. Alison demonstrated three easy and healthy recipes.
This special event was held in conjunction with Tasty Fresh Community Catering, a social enterprise of the Logan Women’s Health & Wellbeing Centre.
Take a peek at the Healthy & Harmonious Celebrity Chef Cooking Demonstration video. Enjoy!
Read and win over summer! Visit any of the Logan City Council Libraries to find a great range of books to read over summer and for your chance to win. Register at your Logan City Council Library and read for your chance to win. Children can also enter the writer’s and illustrator’s competition as part of the Mayor’s Reading Challenge.
Every time you visit and borrow books from a Logan City Council Library you receive an entry into the weekly book prize draw. Read (or have read to you) your targeted number of books over the holidays, and return your completed log sheet to the library to be in the grand draw to win an iPod Nano.
Logan Libraries are taking part in the Queensland Department of Education Mayor’s Reading Challenge. The program is aimed at school aged children attending a State School in 2011 or 2012 up to grade six. All other children can enter the challenge at their local library to be in the weekly prize draws to win a book and grand prize draws to win an iPod Nano. Collect your passport at your local library or print off your reading passport at Logan reading challenge to keep track of the number of books read.
Good luck to all challengers – I look forward to reading the many entries for the Budding Writers’ Challenge and to presenting certificates to the many successful challengers across Logan City.
Best wishes, Pam Parker
2012 will see a whole range of amazing, fun reading activities taking place around Australia and online, so people of all ages, from different backgrounds, can discover and rediscover the joy of reading.
Australian libraries and library associations are supporting a campaign to turn 2012 into the National Year of Reading, linking together all the great things that are already happening around books, reading and literacy, and giving them an extra boost with inspirational programs and events taking place across the country.
Many events and activities are planned for 2012. A few of these include:
- It’s never too late … to learn to read. An adult learners’ week short story writing competiton.
- One country reading. The search for eight books to define the Australian experience.
- Creative reading prize. For teens, we will be running the National Year of Reading Creative Reading prize.
- Australia’s first Children’s Laureate. This December Australia will name its very first Chidren’s Literature Laureate!
Have a sneak peek at what NYOR 2012 is all about.