Monday, July 06, 2015

Celebrating NAIDOC Week with the Library

All across Australia during the month of July, communities are celebrating the history, culture, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Come along and celebrate NAIDOC week with us at Newcastle Library!

We have special NAIDOC storytimes at Mayfield (Tues 7 10:30), Wallsend (Wed 8 10:30), New Lambton (Thurs 9 10:30), and City (Wed 8 & Fri 10 at 10:30) with readings by our lovely librarians as well as special guest Ray Kelly reading on the steps of City branch. If you would like to join in on some free craft, City is also hosting a Wedge-Tail Eagle Totem Weaving class on Wednesday 8th of July at 2 and 3:30pm - Please call the Library on 4974 5300 to reserve a spot.

For the cinema lovers (and popcorn enthusiasts), please join us at the Regal Cinema on Wednesday 8 July at 7pm for the screening of Charlie's Country; all donations going to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.

If you can't make it into a branch this July, use one of the libraries e-Kids resources: Story Box Library at home (just pop your library card in and you're on your way!) Curl up with family and have a listen to master storyteller Boori Monty Pryor read his book Shake a Leg.

When three hungry boys enter a pizza shop in steamy far north Queensland, they are in for a few surprises. The pizza maker might speak Italian but he's also Aboriginal.  What's served up next is a slice of pizza, a milkshake…and the inspiration to get up and dance - Warrima - and shake a leg!

There is a PDF at home activity to download after you have watched the story which gives you instructions to make your own dreamtime meal and discuss thoughts and ideas. 

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