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Welcome to our June edition
In this winter edition, I am calling on residents to take a moment to sign up to our campaign to save one of our area's historical icons, the Drummoyne Reservoir and Water Tower.

In April I was recently shocked to receive confirmation from the NSW State Government that the iconic heritage-listed Drummoyne Reservoir and Water Tower will be sold off to the highest bidder on the open market. Whilst this news was not what we wanted to hear - the fight to save our historic local icon is just beginning.

I urge all members of our community to sign our online petition calling on Premier Berejiklian's State Government to keep this public asset in the public's hands and to fulfil their recent commitment to unlock more open public space in the Inner West.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to transfer this valuable site to our community, as once the site is sold it's lost to the public forever. Head to, add your name to our petition and share it with your friends, family and neighbours. Together we can unlock an important open green space for our community save this iconic part of our history.

Mayor Angelo Tsirekas
City of Canada Bay

Concord Library
Free event: Tuesday, 5 June at 6.30pm for 7pm start

Living solo, whether by choice or by chance, is not without its challenges. Cooking for one, juggling finances, keeping loneliness at bay, and dealing with the societal perception (conscious or not) that living alone is the runner-up prize.

Join The Art of Living Alone & Loving It author Jane Mathews as she shares insights and advice on how to be truly content living alone.

Jane is a global marketing expert helping companies understand what makes people tick.

Bookings are essential. Light refreshments provided between 6.30-7pm.

Concord Library 
Free seminars in June

Business Studies:  Wednesday, 6 June at 5-7pm
This seminar will provide hints and tips for Business Studies students to help 
maximize your marks during the lead up to the HSC.

English:  Thursday, 7 June at 5-7pm 
Learn how to maximize your marks and prepare for your English exams. 

Acing the Trial HSC:  Tuesday, 26 June at 5.30-7pm 
Learn how to effectively prepare for your trial HSC exams. Topics that will be covered include memory recall, effective study techniques and stress management. 

Bookings are essential. Book online or phone 9911 6210. 

Meet the Author: Jamelle Wells
Five Dock Library
Free event: Thursday, 7 June at 6.30-8pm

Jamelle Wells is an ABC television and radio presenter and the Senior Court Reporter for New South Wales.  Her memoir, The Court Reporter , spans a decade of covering some of Australia's most notorious and high profile cases. 

Before Jamelle joined the ABC, she was a news presenter for commercial stations including 2GB and 2CH, a business reporter, magazine editor and columnist.  Jamelle provides commentary on court cases for ABC television, radio and online.  Join us at Five Dock Library as Jamelle shares her comments on cases that have shocked us, moved us and never left us.

Bookings are essential. Light refreshments provided 6-6.30pm.

Five Dock Library 
Free event: Thursday, 14 June at 6pm 
The exhibition can be viewed during library opening hours from Thursday, 14 June until Sunday, 1 July

Discover the extraordinary life of Drummoyne born painter, Janet Venn-Brown and her artistic creations at Five Dock Library.  Now in her 90s, Janet is still painting today. After living, painting and exhibiting in Italy and many Middle Eastern countries, Janet finally returned to Sydney in 2008.

Come and meet the artist and her biographer, well-known Australian journalist, Peter Manning, as he reveals Janet's life journey and artistic career. Peter's beautiful art biography Janet Venn-Brown: A Life in Art, will be available for sale at the exhibition opening.

Registrations are essential for the exhibition opening. Light refreshments provided. Book online or phone 9911 6310. 
Concord Library
Free event: Tuesday, 19 June at 6.30pm for 7pm start

Join Patrick Kennedy as he discusses both the historical and personal significance of Long Bay Gaol.

For more than a century Long Bay Gaol has been home to Australia's most notorious criminals.
Patrick Kennedy grew up next door to Long Bay Gaol and both his parents were nurses at the correctional facility.

Bookings are essential. Light refreshments provided between 6.30-7pm.

Concord Library 
Free introductory classes for seniors in May-June

Tech Savvy Seniors is a partnership between the NSW Government and Telstra, providing technology training to seniors through NSW public libraries. We have delivered the popular workshops in English, Mandarin and Italian. In May-June, classes will be held in Greek.  Bookings are essential. Book online or phone 9911 6210.  
Free and ticketed events from Saturday, 26 May to Friday, 15 June

Our exciting Rhodes Creative program of workshops, activities and events are still running to mid June. We aim to engage the entire community with the latest ideas and processes in creative practice. Online bookings are essential for ticketed events.

Every fourth Monday at 7-8pm

Come along, to meet people, and discuss a popular book! Join the self-run Rhodes Readers and Social Club which meets up every fourth Monday at our spectacular waterfront venue at The Connection, Rhodes. Coffee and tea are provided. 

Books for the coming months are:
June: Swimming Lessons by Mary Alice Munro
July: The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman
August: If I Die Before I Wake by Emily Koch
Free exhibition during opening hours 

Monday, 28 May to Monday, 24 June
Opening night on Thursday, 7 June at 6.30-8.30pm
Generations is an exhibition exploring the creation of new ideas, forms, and expressive possibilities through different forms of 'generative systems'. In the language of computer modelling, 'generative systems' are processes that play out a set of simple rules to generate complex and unique results. In this exhibition, local artists Jason Wing, Jenny Alaca, Louise Zhang, and Josh Harle construct their own experimental tools to produce surprising and new outcomes. This is the second of two exhibitions curated for The Digital Gallery by media artist, researcher, and educator Dr Josh Harle. He is a Visiting Fellow at UNSW Art and Design, a participating researcher in the China Ethnic Studies Centre, Vienna University, and Director of the Tactical Space Lab, Sydney. Find out more about this exhibition here.
City of Canada Bay Libraries
After a long wait, new library bags have arrived for sale at our libraries. We hope you enjoy the beautiful art work by author and illustrator Matt Cosgrove. The owl, often associated with wisdom, works well with the Michelangelo quote promoting lifelong learning. We have also used the artwork on information kits for new members and you may see the owl pop up elsewhere in the future. 
Concord Library

We now have a newspaper in Korean available at Concord Library alongside our Chinese, Greek, Italian and local Australian papers.

You may also have discovered some of our children's collections, magazines and adult books available in our main community languages.

Drop in for a visit and enjoy our collections!

Concord Library and Wellbank Children's Centre 

Concord Library and Wellbank Children's Centre would like to thank everyone who joined in on our 10th Birthday Party on Saturday, 5 May. It was a brilliant day with families and community members enjoying fun activities including emergency services, petting zoo, sausage sizzle, drama show, author talk, penny farthing riding demo, cake cutting and face painting. You may click through to view more photos captured on our Instagram @canbaylibraries.

On a bigger note, we hope to continue make a long-lasting impact of our services on the community as a whole and for individuals in their life's journey. 
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Public Holiday Notice: Queen's Birthday
City of Canada Bay Libraries will be closed on Monday, 11 June for the Queen's Birthday Public Holiday with normal opening hours resuming on Tuesday, 12 June.

Our eLibrary and online collection will still be accessible at any time.
Quote of the month
"People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world,
are the ones who do."
- Rob Siltanen

City of Canada Bay Libraries
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