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Hawthorn Community Centre
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Wednesday 26 September | 6.30pm
Hear independent author and designer, Matt J Pike, speak about his experience with the world of digital publishing. In this illustrated talk learn about how it differs from traditional publishing including the online tools and processes he has used, digital platforms, and on demand print services.
Matt has published 11 books including the Zombie Rizing series and Apocalypse: Diary of a Survivor series. He has exhibited his work around Australia and  New Zealand and designs his own cover art work.

Check out Matt's website here
Free | Bookings essential
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Blackwood Library | Tuesday 2 October | 6.30pm
Hear author and journalist Royce Kurmelovs speak about his new book Boom and Bust.

Australia's mining boom is still talked about with a sense of awe. Boom and Bust is a dirt-under-the-nails look at the winners, the losers and the impact of the boom that wasn't meant to end. 

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This is a book all Australians should read.  Royce Kurmelovs is a journalist and writer whose work has been published by the  ABC, CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera English, VICE, The Guardian and other publications. Royce's bestselling first book, The Death of Holden , was published in 2016 and his critically acclaimed second book, Rogue Nation , was published in 2017. Boom and Bust is his third book. 

Books available for sale and signing.
Free | Bookings essential
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Hawthorn Community Centre 
Wednesday 17 October | 6.30pm
Hear bestselling, critically acclaimed author Holly Throsby speak about her new book Cedar Valley, a compelling story, set amongst the secrets, lies and mysteries of a small town.

Holly Throsby is a novelist, songwriter, and ARIA nominated musician from Sydney. Her bestselling debut novel,  Goodwood, was shortlisted for multiple awards including the Indie, ABIA, Davitt and Ned Kelly Awards.

Free | Bookings essential
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Blackwood Library | Friday 5 October | 10am - 1pm
Learn the basics of playing the card game Bridge with the  South Australian Bridge Association in this small group session.

Free | Suitable for beginners
Numbers strictly limited | Bookings essential

Cumberland Park Community Centre  | Wednesday 10 October
Mitcham Library Service is presenting several sessions as part of our participation in Zest Fest this year at the Cumberland Park Community Centre on Wednesday 10 October.  There will also be a number of other sessions, workshops and information centred around modern ageing and connection between generations.
Pop-Up Book Group | 9.30am-11.00am  
Do you love reading and talking about books? Bring along a book you have read and enjoyed to talk about to fellow book lovers at our Pop-Up Book Group. Learn about how a book group operates, what the Mitcham Library Service can offer groups and how you could get involved if you wish.  
Book Conservation and
Repair with Artlab Australia | 9.30am - 11am
Is there a book in your collection that needs some repair or special care? Join Conservators from Artlab Australia for an illustrated talk about their work in book conservation, book care and repair techniques. Includes a practical demonstration of making a book folder to protect your treasured volume. Limited number of individual book conservation consultations available following the talk. (Consultation bookings essential.) 

Tech Savvy | 11.15am-12.45pm
Find out about how your library can help you become more "Tech Savvy" and connected in today's digital world.  Learn about some of the great resources that are available to you digitally. A limited number of 
pre-booked places are available for more personalised guidance at the end of the session. 
Pop-Up Library Welcome and Information Stall
Come and say hello to staff at the library stall and check out the latest that the library has to offer in the way of events, services, resources and digital information. Not a member? Join up on the spot and get your free membership card, library bag and information kit.

Phone 8372 8255 for more information on each of these sessions.
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Origami Workshop
Hawthorn Community Centre | 
Monday 8 October
Blackwood Library | 
Thursday 11 October
2pm - 3.30pm

Learn how to make a paper crane.
With beautiful paper, string and beads  make a crane mobile.  Young children will require an adult.
$5 per school age child
Bookings with payment required |  Limited spaces
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Everday Crafts
Hawthorn Community Centre and 
Blackwood Library

Cone and ball game
Available to make in the library
From Tuesday 2 October to Sunday 7 October 2018
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Dragon fly 
Available to make in the library
From Monday 8 October to Sunday 14 October 2018
Free | No b ookings required
Board games and Catan afternoon
Blackwood Library  | Thursday 4 October  |  2pm - 4pm

Play Catan or enjoy other board games  (Chess, Scrabble, Cluedo, Snakes and Ladders etc....use ours or bring yours!)
All ages. Snacks supplied
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Free | No bookings required


SA public library customers can now access their favourite services wherever they are!

Features include:
* searching and placing holds on items
* accessing digital content
* managing your loans and using the app as a virtual library card
* scanning the barcode of any book, DVD or CD to see if you can borrow it from your local library.

Visit or your local public library for more information.

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Blackwood Library | September 21   | 10.30am | Free

Blackwood Library | September 5, 19 | 2pm | Free

Chess-Gamers for Kids
Hawthorn Community Centre |  September 11, October 9 | 3.45pm - 5.15pm

French Classes on Wednesday
   Hawthorn Community Centre | School Terms | 12pm
   Hawthorn Community Centre School Terms | 1pm
   Hawthorn Community Centre School Terms  | 2pm
   $5 per class
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English Conversation Classes (ESL) on Saturday
Hawthorn Community Centre | School terms  | 10.30 - 11.30am | Free

Knitting and Crochet
Hawthorn Community Centre | 
September 22 
| 1.30pm  | Free

Hawthorn Community Centre September 8 | 1pm | Free
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13/06/64 - 25/08/18 

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It is with much sadness we inform you of the passing of our b eloved colleague and friend, Janine. 

Janine started work at the Mitcham Library Service in January 1984. Customers will remember her smiling face, helpful service and infectious laugh.

Sadly missed

Completed Works
  • Excavate footings for suspended slab
  • Steel up of footings for suspended slab
  • Concreting of suspended slab footings
  • Install of Hydraulic underground services
  • Proof Roll and install of ballast base to car park
  • Install of permeable paving to car park
  • Commencement of Install of Structural Steel to suspended slab
Upcoming Works
  • Complete permeable paving to car park
  • Install of light poles and lights to car park
  • Reopening of the car park to the public
  • Completion of demolition of internal works to existing library building
  • Completion of Structural Steel to suspended slab
  • Install of Bondek to suspended slab
  • Steel up and pouring of suspended slab
  • Curing of suspended slab
  • Commencement of Structural Steel Frame to eastern side of library
Permeable Paving complete to carpark
Stormwater tanks 

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Hawthorn Community Centre
Wednesday 21 November | 6.30pm

Fiona is an internationally bestselling author of novels for adults and youth and is touring for her new novel, The Pearl Thief (released Oct 2018). The exciting and adventuresome story of a damaged woman hunting the man she holds responsible for her childhood trauma during WWII.

Free | Bookings essential
Blackwood Library |  Saturday monthly | 2pm

We have a few vacancies in this group. For more information please phone us on 8372 8255.