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What’s On at your local Logan Library Calendar of Events August - October 2011

August is Sci-fi and Fantasy Month - See page 10 for details. Children’s Book Week - See page 6 for details. Australian Poetry Slam - See page 33 for details.


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Contents Activities for young children............................. 4 Children’s events.............................................. 6 Regular junior sessions .................................. 8 LOV EM Project ............................................... 9 Sci-fi and Fantasy Month............................... 10 School holiday activities ................................ 12 Activities and events for teens ...................... 14 Musical Melody Month................................... 17 Book clubs .................................................... 18 Author visits ................................................... 19 Local and family history ................................ 22 Book sales...................................................... 23 Computer classes ......................................... 24 Cuppa conversations .................................... 28 Special interests ............................................ 32 Information adventures.................................. 36 Library special displays.................................. 36 Library location and hours.............................. 37

Note: Logan City Council Libraries will be closed on Monday 15 August due to the RNA Exhibition (EKKA) public holiday.

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Beenleigh

Baby Time Babies under 24 months (unless noted) and their parents/carers can enjoy songs, rhymes and a story.

Greenbank Hyperdome Jimboomba Mondays and Wednesdays

Tuesdays

10 am

10 am

Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Special Music month theme in October. (Babies under 12 months)

1st Monday of the month

10 am

Toddler Time

Mondays and Wednesdays

A fun half hour program held weekly especially for toddlers (aged 1 to 3 years).

Story Time Join us for stories, rhymes and activities. For children aged 3-5 years.

Bed Time Story Time Come in your PJs and bring your teddy! For children (aged 8 and under) and their parents/ carers.

Technology for toddlers A hands-on computer workshop for parents and their children aged 3-5 years. A look at on-line resources to develop literacy and computer skills for young children.

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11 am

Mon, Wed, Thu and Fri

1st and 3rd Thursdays

10 am

2 pm

Last Thursday of each month is Special Guest Storytime

Wednesdays and Thursdays

9.30 am

Thursdays

10.30 am Fridays

Special Music month theme in October.

9.30 am

Fridays

Wednesdays and Fridays

10 am Special Music Month theme in October

1st Thursday of the month

2nd Tuesday of the month

6.30 pm

6 pm

10.30 am

Special Music month theme in October. 2nd Thursday of the month

10.30 am

Wed 12 Oct Thu 13 Oct Fri 14 Oct

11 am


Logan Central

Logan North

Logan Village

Logan West

Marsden

Fridays

Tuesdays

Mondays

10.30 am

9.30 am

10 am

(Babies under 12 months)

(Combined Baby Time and Toddler Time. This session for babies under 3 years old)

Mondays

Tuesdays

10.30 am

10.30 am

Wednesdays and Saturdays

10.30 am

Wednesdays and Fridays

2nd and 4th Thursdays

Wednesdays and Fridays

10 am

2 pm

10.30 am

Wednesdays and Fridays - 10 am

Special Sci-fi Month themes in August

Special Sessions: 3 Aug - It’s show time 7 Sep - Meet Stanley the Crocodile 5 Oct - Green Thumbs

1st Tuesday of the month

1st Thursday of the month

6 pm

6 pm

2 Aug - Join us for a special sci-fi themed Story Time. 3rd Monday of the month

Wed 12 Oct

11.30 am

11.30 am 15 Aug 19 Sep 17 Oct

Logan North 1st Friday of the month

10 am

Rhyme and Sign - AUSLAN Story Time Join us for a very special Rhyme Time for children and families within the deaf community. Special fantasy and sci-fi themed Story Time on 5 Aug.

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Rainbow Butterfly Wings

Beenleigh Wed 3 Aug, Wed 10 Aug, Wed 17 Aug, Wed 24 Aug

10 am

Join us for singing, laughing and fun for the whole family. A free, six week, hands-on, child and parent session. For parents/ carers with their child under 4 years of age.

Tall Tales

Logan West

Stories and rhymes for children aged 10 and under. Join us for a session of silly stories, fancy fairy tales and much, much more.

Saturdays during school term only (6 Aug - 17 Sep, 8 Oct - 29 Oct)

10 am

For primary school-aged children. Bookings essential. Phone your nearest library for information.

Celebrate Children’s Book Week (20-26 Aug) Beenleigh

Greenbank

Hyperdome

Tue 25 Aug

Thu 18 Aug

Tue 23 Aug

3.30 pm

3.30 pm

3.30 pm

Logan Central

Logan Village

Logan West

Tue 23 Aug

Thu 25 Aug

Tue 23 Aug

3.30 pm

3.30 pm

3.30 pm

Logan Central Tue 23 Aug

4 pm

Jimboomba Mon 22 Aug Tue 23 Aug

3.30 pm

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Children’s Book Week Painting Activity This activity is based on the short listed picture book “Why I love Australia” by Bronwyn Bancroft.

Come and meet author William Kostakis, author of Loathing Lola. Marsden Tue 23 Aug

3.30 pm

Book week craft It’s Book week!! Join us at the library for a fun Book week inspired craft. No bookings required.


Jimboomba Sat 20 Aug

9 am

All Libraries 25 Jun - 12 Aug

Colouring In Competition Celebrate Book week with a lucky draw colouring competition. Great prizes to be won! Entries available at Jimboomba Library. Entries close 27 August 2011.

Shorts - One World Many SHORT Stories

Are you aged between 5 and 17? Help us celebrate Book Week by entering Logan Library’s creative writing competition. Does your family have a great story? Share it with us in 100 words or less! Competition opens 25 June and closes 12 August 2011. Winners will be notified by Friday 19 August. Entries will be displayed at the libraries and on the library website during Book Week 20-26 August How to enter: Stories can be emailed to youngadults@logan.qld.gov.au, along with a scanned entry form. Stories can be handed in at one of our nine libraries. For more information go to www.loganlibraries.org/teens.

Logan Central Tue 16 Aug

3.30 pm

Backyard Habitat Come along and meet some of the creatures that live in your backyard. Kim Challis from Backyard Habitat will be bringing along some regular backyard creatures and even a crocodile! Suitable for all ages.

Jimboomba Tue 20 Sep

10.30 am and 2.30 pm

Cupcake Decorating Workshops Join library staff for a free cupcake decorating workshop. For children aged 8-12.

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Join in our junior sessions with book clubs, games, craft, homework help and a variety of other activities. Bookings essential. Phone your nearest library for information.

Regular Fun Clubs Beenleigh

Greenbank

Hyperdome

Fruity Friday

Monthly Madness

Junior Fun Club

1st Friday of the month (5 Aug, 2 Sep, 7 Oct).

3rd Thursday of the month (18 Aug, 15 Sep, 20 Oct).

3 pm

3.30 pm

1st Friday of the month (5 Aug - Spinning tops and paper planes, 2 Sep - Father’s Day Collage, 7 Oct - Making musical instruments)

3.45 pm

Jimboomba

Logan Central

Logan North

Monday Madness

Wacky Wednesday

Junior Fun Club

Mondays (during school term only)

1st Wednesday of the month (3 Aug Water Safety, 7 Sep, 5 Oct)

Last Friday of each month (26 Aug, 30 Sep, 28 Oct)

3.30 pm

4 pm

3 pm

Logan Village

Logan West

Marsden

Monthly Madness

Junior Fun Club

Junior Fun Club

4th Thursday of the month (25 Aug, 22 Sep, 27 Oct)

1st Saturday of the month (6 Aug, 3 Sep, 1 Oct).

Last Wednesday of the month (31 Aug - glass painting, 28 Sep - Meet Stanley the Crocodile, 26 Oct - Creepy Cookies)

3.30 pm

2 pm

3.30 pm

Jimboomba Fridays

3.30 pm

Logan Central Mondays to Fridays

3 pm

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In-house Games Board games and Wii Games.

Games Central Come in and play some of our many games. Central pageturners. Get reading after school! (During school term only).


Eagleby

Flagstone

Logan Outreach Van Easy Meets

Wed 31 Aug

Wed 28 Sep

Logan Library is coming to you!

The park behind Eagleby Community Hall, Fryar Rd, Eagleby

Homestead Park, Homestead Ave, Flagstone

The LOV EM project aims to provide library services to those areas of Logan without close Library access.

noon - 4 pm

10 am - 2 pm

Free programs will be provided at Eagleby, and Flagstone in August and September.

Activities on the day include digital stories workshops, tête-à-têa, technology for toddlers and parents, tech table exploring new technology, informative talks and training by staff and presenters, storytelling, baby time, toddler time, family reading groups, homework help, research skills, and gaming. Come along, have a cuppa with us and learn something new. No bookings necessary. For more information, contact 3412 4663 or see our website www.loganlibraries.org/ lovem. At Eagleby, Logan Libraries Outreach Van will be running programs and activities for adults, teens and children from noon to 4 pm. This includes storytimes, ask on demand computer training, So you think you can Google, Family History, and after school activities and wii challenge. At Flagstone, Logan Libraries Outreach Van will be running activities for teens and primary school-aged children between 10 am and 2 pm including: gaming, wii, all day craft table and workshops with Artist David Lovegrove. Kung Fu Panda Workshop at 10.30 am and Manga and Marvel Workshop at 11.30 am.

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Logan North Library is celebrating Sci-fi and fantasy month throughout August. A large range of fun-filled activities are planned for all ages. Visitors can take part in sci-fi writing and drawing workshops, costume events and crafts. Foxtel’s Sci-fi Channel will be showing 24/7 and a different craft activity handout will be available each week. The month will culminate in a grand finale day on Saturday 27 August, when you can get your face painted, participate in games and competitions, buy some great sci-fi and fantasy books and meet seven authors.

August - Week 1 Tuesday 2 Aug

August - Week 2 Tuesday 9 Aug 4 pm - 5 pm

4 pm - 5 pm

Lightsaber challenge

6 pm - 6.30 pm

Sci-fi & fantasy bedtime storytime

Wednesday 3 Aug 10 am - 11 am

Sci-fi & fantasy storytime

11 am - 12.30 pm

2nd Edition Book Club

4 pm - 5 pm

Create your own Doctor Who badges

Lightsaber challenge

3.30 pm - 4.30 pm The Zone - gruesome cupcakes 6.30 pm

Author event - non Sci-fi

Wednesday 10 Aug 10 am - 11 am

Sci-fi & fantasy storytime

3 pm - 4 pm

Make your own Star Wars badges

Thursday 11 Aug Thursday 4 Aug 4 pm - 5 pm

Wii challenge - Aragorn’s Quest

4 pm - 5 pm

Wii challenge - Batman: the Brave and the Bold

6 pm - 7.30 pm

3rd Edition Book Club

6.30 pm - 7.30 pm Author event. Trent Jamieson - So what is steampunk?

Friday 12 Aug 10 am - 11 am

Sci-fi & fantasy storytime

Friday 5 Aug

4 pm - 5 pm

Make Your Own General Grievous finger puppet

10 am - 11 am

Sci-fi & fantasy storytime

4 pm - 5 pm

Create your own Star Wars masks

Saturday 13 Aug 10 am - noon

Having Trouble with Tribbles - QUEST

12.30 pm - 2 pm

How to build a Starship Enterprise from used office supplies

2 pm - 3.30 pm

Story evolution with Anthony Puttee and Kev Webb

Saturday 6 Aug 10.30 am - noon

Create your own Doctor Who characters

12.30 pm - 2 pm

Special effects makeup 101

2 pm - 4 pm

Want to play Quidditch?

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Events in purple are especially suited to younger children. For full description of the activities, please visit the website, www.loganlibraries.org.

August - Week 3 Tuesday 16 Aug

August - Week 4

4 pm - 5 pm

Lightsaber challenge

6 pm - 7.30 pm

1st Edition Book Club

Tuesday 23 Aug

6 pm - 7.30 pm

Sci-phonic symphony

4 pm - 5 pm

Lightsaber challenge

6 pm - 7.30 pm

Night of the UNDEAD

Wednesday 17 Aug - Brisbane public holiday

Wednesday 24 Aug

10 am - 11 am

Sci-fi & fantasy storytime

10 am - 11 am

Sci-fi & fantasy storytime

10.30 am - 11 am

Super Space Kids reading and costume competition

4 pm - 5 pm

Create your own Star Wars rings

11 am - 12.30 pm

Create your own SUPERHERO cape

Thursday 25 Aug

2 pm - 3 pm

Wii on the big screen Marvel Superheroes Squad

4 pm - 5 pm

Wii challenge - The Last Airbender

4 pm - 5 pm

Create your own SUPERHERO badges

6 pm - 7 pm

Over the Teacups Rocketry: lift off to the stars

Friday 26 Aug

Thursday 18 Aug 4 pm - 5 pm 6 pm - 7.45 pm

Wii challenge - TRON Evolution Battle Grids

10 am - 11 am

Sci-fi & fantasy storytime

4 pm - 5 pm

Junior Fun Club - Build your own Rocket Ship!

Sci-fi & fantasy trivia night Saturday 27 Aug

Friday 19 Aug 10 am - 11 am

Sci-fi & fantasy storytime

10 am - 1 pm

FINALE!

5.30 pm - 8 pm

Twilight ZONE Lock-down

11 am - 12.30 pm

Writing panel - Writing and Resonance

Saturday 20 Aug 10 am - 11 am

Decorate a zombie cupcake

11 am - noon

How to survive a zombie apocalypse

1 pm - 2 pm

Make your own Star Wars rock buddies

2 pm - 3.30 pm

Star Wars costuming

August - Week 5 Tuesday 30 Aug 4 pm - 5 pm

Lightsaber challenge

6 pm - 7.30 pm

How to raise your writer’s platform

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Bookings essential. Free events. Phone your nearest library for information.

For primary school children: Mr Joe Magic show Join Mr Joe in a bubble science show and hands-on workshop. Free event for school-aged children.

Beenleigh

Greenbank

Hyperdome

Jimboomba

Logan Central

Wed 21 Sep

Tue 20 Sep

Wed 21 Sep

Mon 19 Sep

Mon 19 Sep

10 am

4 pm

1 pm

3.30 pm

10 am

Logan North

Logan Village

Logan West

Marsden

Wed 21 Sep

Tue 20 Sep

Mon 19 Sep

Tue 20 Sep

3.30 pm

1.30 pm

1 pm

11 am

Kung-Fu Cartooning! Do you like ‘Kung-Fu Panda’? Learn how to create your own colourful cartoon characters with artist David Lovegrove. Free activity for primary school-aged children.

Beenleigh

Greenbank

Hyperdome

Jimboomba

Logan Central

Fri 30 Sep

Thu 29 Sep

Fri 30 Sep

Wed 28 Sep

Mon 26 Sep

10 am

2.30 pm

2 pm

2 pm

2 pm

Logan North

Logan Village

Logan West

Marsden

Mon 26 Sep

Tue 27 Sep

Thu 29 Sep

Tue 27 Sep

10 am

2 pm

10.30 am

10 am

Outreach Van Wed 28 Sep at Flagstone, Homestead Park

10 am

Creative craft school holiday activities Create your own super cape and wrist guards. For children aged 5-12.

Greenbank

Jimboomba

Logan Village

Thu 22 Sep,

Tue 27 Sep

Thu 22 Sep

1.30 pm

10.30 am & 2.30 pm

3.30 pm

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For young adults: Mutation Animation Join artist, illustrator and computer animator Mark Guthrie as he uses OSS Paint to create an X-men inspired short animation.

Beenleigh

Greenbank

Hyperdome

Jimboomba

Logan Central

Fri 23 Sep

Wed 21 Sep

Fri 23 Sep

Wed 21 Sep

Thu 22 Sep

1 pm

3.30 pm

10 am

1 pm

3.30 pm

Logan North

Logan West

Marsden

Fri 23 Sep

Wed 21 Sep

Thu 22 Sep

3 pm

10 am

1.30 pm

Logan Central Mondays to Thursdays during school terms

3.30 pm

Homework Help Want a quiet place to study? How about some advice on your assignments? Come along to “The Study� each afternoon Monday Thursday for some free help (during term time only).

Manga and Marvel Join manga artist David Lovegrove for an hour of Manga and Marvel magic. Learn how to create and draw your own graphic novel based on this theme.

Beenleigh

Greenbank

Hyperdome

Jimboomba

Logan Central

Fri 30 Sep

Thu 29 Sep

Fri 30 Sep

Wed 28 Sep

Mon 26 Sep

11.30 am

4 pm

3.30 pm

3.30 pm

3.30 pm

Logan North

Logan Village

Logan West

Marsden

Mon 26 Sep

Tue 27 Sep

Thu 29 Sep

Tue 27 Sep

11.30 am

3.30 pm

noon

11.30 am

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Join in our teen sessions and enjoy a variety of activities.

Beenleigh 3rd Thursday of the month (18 Aug, 15 Sep, 20 Oct) - 4 pm

Hyperdome Last Tuesday of the month (30 Aug, 27 Sep, 25 Oct) - 4 pm

Teen Trivia Test your knowledge in this trivia quiz. A fun filled event for 12-18 year olds.

Teen Tuesday Young adults are invited to our activity nights.

• August - Learn tips and techniques to apply make-up for your next special occasion.

• September - Minute to win it games. • October - Learn Basic Guitar Techniques.

Jimboomba Last Wednesday of the month (during school term only) (31 Aug, 26 Oct) - 4 pm

Logan Central 1 Tuesday of the month st

(2 Aug, 6 Sep, 4 Oct) - 3 pm

Teen Meet • August - It’s BOOK WEEK at the library, join us for some fun and unusual ways to use books.

• October - It’s Halloween!! Join us for a frightfully fun time with Halloween crafts and freaky foods.

Jam Central • August - Origami. How are your paper folding skills?

Join us in making origami objects for a different twist on paper folding.

• September - Decorating Photo Frames / Fathers Day

Cards. With Fathers Day coming up create something unique for dad

• October - Jewellery Making / Beading, Ribbons, Hair Slides. Make something special that will make any outfit stand out. Great ideas for any occasion.

Logan West Fri 14 Sep - 5.30 pm

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Lock down @ the Library Like to game? Logan West is running a Gaming and Pizza Night from 5.30 pm - 8 pm. Activities include Wii, Xbox and access to all the library computers for gaming. No passouts.


The Zone

Logan North

• 9 August - Twilight ZONE Lock-Down. As a special

2nd Tuesday of the month

event for Sci-fi and Fantasy month we will be having the ‘Twilight Zone Lock-Down’- with teenagers ONLY allowed. Come along for Pizza, gaming, trivia, cup cake decorating and much, much more.

(9 Aug, 13 Sep, 11 Oct)

3.30 pm Sci-fi Month special events:

• 19 August - The SCI-FI ZONE - Gruesome Cupcakes.

Tue 9 Aug - 3.30 pm

Choose from a variety of ‘GRUESOME’ decorations to decorate a gruesome cupcake. WARNING: You will be expected to eat the results!

Fri 19 Aug - 5.30 pm

• September - Minute to win it games . How cool can

you stay under pressure? Join us for the chance to win some cool prizes!.

• October - Halloween & Zombie Walk 2011 Prep. Come

along to brainstorm some cool outfit ideas and recipes to make your own horror make-up. Bring along an old T-shirt to protect your clothes.

Life on Mars

Marsden 3rd Thursday of the month

A different teen activity is held each month.

(18 Aug, 15 Sep, 20 Oct)

• 8 August - Life on Mars extra (boys only). Gentlemen,

3.30 pm

join us for this special Life on Mars event where you will be able to play computer games and eat some tasty snacks. • 18 August - Walk on the Wild Side. This month we will meet Stanley the Crocodile and other cool creatures with our special guest Kim from Backyard Habitats. • 15 September - Are You Smarter than a Librarian? Great prizes and a certificate to be won! • 20 October - Halloween Party. Make your own costume in our trashy treasure competition and enjoy some other great party treats

Special event - Mon 8 Aug

3.30 pm

Greenbank

Logan Village

1 Thursday of the month

2 Thursday of the month

(4 Aug, 1 Sep, 6 Oct)

(11 Aug, 8 Sep, 13 Oct)

4 pm

4 pm

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Teen Thursday Readaholics Gaming Club Free food and activities. Join in a different Wii gaming challenge each month including: Guitar hero; Dance Revolution etc.

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Join in our teen sessions and enjoy a variety of activities.

Fusion Australia - Youth Cafe

Hyperdome

Join Fusion Australia’s Youth Cafe for games and to make new friends.

Thursdays

6 pm

Library Up Loud

Logan Central

Join us for a high energy, hands on drumming afternoon.

Tue 18 Oct

3.30 pm

Personal safety for young people

Logan Central

Come and hear Logan Police talk about how to stay safe - whether you are at home, school or out and about. Good tips on standing up for yourself, being alert, using your mobile phone and the Internet... and much more!

Tue 13 Sep

3.30 pm

Logan Central

Hyperdome

Marsden

Mondays in August

Mondays in October

Mondays in September

3 pm

3 pm

3 pm

MUSIC MONDAY

Music Monday Ever wanted to know how a digital hub works? Or how to take the lyrics of a song and add music to it? Join Champion Sound for weekly music workshops covering introduction to equipment, developing ideas into song and learn how to produce and record your ideas.

Hyperdome Fri 21 Oct

3.30 pm

Hyperdome Tuesdays in October

4 pm

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Music Mixes and Mash-ups Join us for Music Month at Hyperdome Library. Learn how to do simple music mixing and mash-ups using Audacity software. Places are limited and bookings are required.

Music Wii Challenge The Music Wii challenge is on all Tuesdays in October except for the last Tuesday (25 October), which is Teen Tuesday - Learn basic guitar techniques.


October is Musical Melody Month at Logan Hyperdome Library All activities in October will be musically themed. Consult the events calendar for specific events. Come along and join in the fun! The library will be tuning into the MTV music channel in October.

Hyperdome Sat 22 Oct

1.30 pm

Hyperdome Thu 13 Oct

4 pm

Hyperdome

Musical Melody Month - African Drumming Workshop Joseph Matovu is an experienced drummer, singer and dancer. He has traveled extensively sharing his culture and music. In the workshop he will combine the drumming skills of African tribal culture with a strong passion for entertaining, relaxing, empowering, and teaching. All ages, bookings essential.

Musical Melody Month - El Coro Choir El Coro is a choir for children with disabilities and is directed by Music Therapist, Anne Flood. Come and be inspired as the choir performs in our month of music celebrations.

Musical Melody Month - Guest Musician Karen Lonsdale

Karen Lonsdale is a professional flautist who has performed regularly as Principal Flute of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. She is a graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University and the Hochschule for Music in Munich, Germany. Please join us as Karen chats about herself and her music, and demonstrates her talents on the flute. Sat 15 Oct

1.30 pm

Hyperdome Tue 18 Oct - 6.30 pm

Hyperdome

Music trivia night Test your musical knowledge. Can you recognize music and lyrics from the 80s and 90s? If this is for you, join us for your chance to win great prizes.

Musical Melody Month Finale Day

Come along to see our final musical event for Musical Melody Month. Get your face painted, listen to the Beenleigh Brass Band or participate in the music-themed craft activities. Sat 29 Oct - all day

during opening hours

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Love to read? Do you enjoy stimulating conversation? We are calling for local book lovers to join our book discussion groups. If you would like to join a book club, contact your local library.

Beenleigh

Greenbank

Hyperdome

Beenleigh Library Book Club

Two friendly and informal book clubs. Come along and enjoy morning tea and a lively chat:

Hyperdome Adult Book Club

Come and enjoy a coffee and chat about selected books. Last Tuesday of the month (30 Aug, 27 Sep, 25 Oct)

Greenbank Book Club 2nd Saturday of the month (13 Aug, 10 Sep, 8 Oct)

11 am

Jimboomba

10 am

Jimboomba Library Book Club

Greenbank Library Chick Lit Book Club

Join us for a friendly discussion of your favourite books.

Discussions about women’s literature.

2nd Monday of the month (8 Aug, 12 Sep, 10 Oct)

3rd Saturday of the month (20 Aug, 17 Sep, 15 Oct)

4 pm

10.30 am Just Reading (Junior Book Club) Share your latest good book. Enjoy some tall tales and multicultural stories. Ages 8+ Last Thursday of the month during school term only (25 Aug, 29 Sep, 27 Oct)

3.15 pm

Logan Village

Logan Central Logan Central Adult Book Club 2nd Tuesday of the month (9 Aug, 13 Sep, 11 Oct)

3rd Thursday of the month (18 Aug, 15 Sep, 20 Oct)

1.30 pm 1st Saturday of the month (6 Aug, 3 Sep, 1 Oct) - 9.30 am

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4th Wednesday of the month (24 Aug, 28 Sep, 26 Oct)

10 am

Logan North 1st Ed. Book Club 3rd Tuesday (16 Aug, 20 Sep, 18 Oct)

6 pm 2nd Ed. Book Club 1st Wednesday (3 Aug, 7 Sep, 5 Oct)

11 am

6 pm

3rd Ed. Book Club

3 Monday of the month (15 Aug, 19 Sep, 17 Oct)

2nd Thursday (11 Aug, 8 Sep, 13 Oct)

10.30 am

6 pm

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Logan Village Book Club Join us for a friendly and informal talk about books.

This is a gathering for those who enjoy discussing books of all kinds. We will be discussing a music novel during October to coincide with Hyperdome Library’s Music Month

Marsden

Logan West Adult Book Club

Marsden Library Book Club

2nd Wednesday of the month (10 Aug, 14 Sep, 12 Oct)

Enjoy a coffee and a chat. 2nd Thursday of the month (11 Aug, 8 Sep, 13 Oct)

10 am

6 pm


Bookings essential. Free events. Phone your nearest library for information.

Sudhir

Astrology: For Those Who Won’t Admit They’re Interested Please join us as author Sudhir speaks about his first book titled Astrology: For Those Who Won’t Admit They Are Interested. Sudhir is a syndicated Astrology Columnist whose writings can be found in various papers and magazines throughout Australia, the Philippines and the United States.

Hyperdome Library

Jimboomba Library

Tue 2 Aug - 1.30 pm

Mon 22 Aug - 1 pm

Karen Devereux I’m Over It

I’m Over It is an easy to use renovating book. This is everyone’s guide to dealing with the stress of building or renovating, choosing paint colours, deciding on a kitchen bench, what sort of floor to have and keeping a healthy relationship with your partner.

Myles Pellowe Miracle Gully

Local children’s author Myles Pellowe will speak about his latest book Miracle Gully as well as his passion for writing and teaching the young.

Marsden Library Thu 25 Aug - 5.30 pm

Trent Jamieson Death Works series

Meet award winning Sci-fi and short story writer Trent Jamieson as he discusses character development, writing tips and publishing ideas.

Logan North Library

Jimboomba Library

Hyperdome Library

Tue 9 Aug - 6.30 pm

Mon 12 Sep - 1 pm

Sat 3 Sep - 9.30 am

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Bookings essential. Free events. Phone your nearest library for information.

Phyllis McDuff

celebrate Adult Learners Week Join us as we celebrate Adult Learners Week with local bestselling author Phyllis McDuff, who will lead us on a journey into the exciting world of writing memoirs.

Louise Weston Connecting with a loved one who has Aspergers Join Aspergers expert and local author Louise Weston as she shares her personal experiences of an Aspergers marriage. Learn some coping strategies and practical measures to improve your relationship with a loved one who has Aspergers.

Logan Central Library

Logan Central Library

Thu 8 Sep - 10.30 am

Thu 15 Sep - 6 pm

Bernadette Mercer How To Be Your Own Therapist

Bernadette has written this book about what she knows best - health. For those not wanting to spend an entire Sunday in an Emergency Department waiting to see a doctor about their persistent headache, dyspepsia, or bad back - here lies simple self-help advice.

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Tony Webb

Speedway Tonight Join author Tony Webb as he discusses his book Speedway Tonight. The book tells the story of Davies Park speedway at West End which was one of the first purpose built speedways in the world.

Logan North Library

Logan North Library

Sat 10 Sep - 10.30 am

Thu 15 Sep - 6.30 pm


Jarvis Finger

The St Helena Story Several kilometres from the mouth of the Brisbane River lies St Helena Island. For more than 60 years from 1867, St Helena was home to thousands of society’s outcasts - for here was located colonial Queensland’s foremost prison for men. Join author Jarvis Finger as he explores the history surrounding The Hell Hole of the Pacific and Queensland’s own Devil’s Island.

Logan North Library Sat 8 Oct - 10.30 am

Greg Mallory

Voices from Brisbane Rugby League Please come along for a discussion about the book Voices from Brisbane Rugby League. This book is based on interviews with some of the legends of the game. Greg Mallory presents the stories of these greats the memories, the achievements, the disappointments, and the characters they met along the way - in their own words.

David Jones

Wings On The River Wings on the River tells the colourful story of flying boats from Brisbane’s unique viewpoint. Join author David Jones as he discusses the history of the flying boat era throughout Australia, with its many changes, its triumphs and adversities.

Logan North Library Thu 27 Oct - 6.30 pm

Noel Tunny

Winning From Downunder Join author Noel Tunny as he speaks about his book Winning From Downunder which discusses the three advantages enjoyed by the U.S.A. and Australia that brought the Japanese conquest of South East Asia and much of the Pacific to an end. Namely Leadership, Largesse and Luck.

Logan North Library Sat 29 Oct - 10.30 am

Jimboomba Library Mon 24 Oct - 1 pm

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Explore Your Family Tree What secrets lie hidden in your family tree? Logan Libraries has some great online resources for uncovering your family history. Join us as we showcase Ancestry.com as well as other useful sites.

Beenleigh

Hyperdome

Thu 11 Aug - 6.15 pm

Logan North Fri 5 Aug - 11 am

Wed 10 Aug - 3 pm

Jimboomba Tue 9 Aug - 11 am

Logan Central Sat 6 Aug - 1 pm

Logan Village

Logan West

Marsden

Tue 30 Aug - 1.30 pm

Wed 17 Aug - 10 am

Sat 27 Aug - 11 am

Family History Week - Ancestry.com training

Come along to learn the basic use of the Ancestry.com Library database.

Greenbank

Jimboomba

Logan Central Logan Village

Wed 3 Aug

Wed 3 Aug

Thu 4 Aug

Thu 4 Aug

10.30 am

2 pm

10.30 am

1.30 pm

Logan Central

How to use - internet genealogy

Thu 25 Aug

Join our Local Studies Librarian as he shows you the basics of Internet Genealogy.

10 am

Logan Central Thu 29 Sep

How to use - local studies equipment

10 am

Join our Local Studies Librarian for a tour of Local Studies and learn how to use the Local Studies Equipment.

Logan Central

How to use genealogy CDs

Thu 27 Oct

10 am

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Unveil the mysteries of our Genealogy CD-ROMs with our Local Studies Librarian.


Logan North Mondays - 1 pm Wednesdays - 10 am Saturdays - 10 am

Beenleigh 2 Tuesday of the month nd

10 am

Logan Central 2 and 4 Wednesday of the month - 10 am nd

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Family history

Family history is the fastest growing hobby in the world! Free assistance is now available at Logan North Library. Martin Hawkins, an experienced researcher in this field will be available to assist you with your genealogical queries.

Family history Researching your family history? Never before has family history research been so accessible. Graham Popple, President of Logan River & District Family History Society Inc. will be available for free advice regarding family history.

Family history Join Lyn Wroe, research assistant for the Karawatha Family History Research Library, for assistance in tracing your family tree.

Family History Week - Mayes Cottage Tours Tour the home of one of our pioneering families. Thursday and Friday from 10.30 am to 4 pm, at 20 Mawarra Street, Kingston. Entry is free. For enquiries or to book groups of over 15 people, please phone 07 3412 4147 or email council@logan.qld.gov.au.

Choose from hardcover and paperback books, non-fiction, fiction, junior and young adult collections, CDs, magazines, and audio books at the Community Benefit Bookshops.

The Logan West Library and Logan Central Library bookshops are open from 9 am to 2 pm every Saturday (except public holidays). All proceeds go to local community groups.

Items donated by Logan City Council Libraries and subject to availability.

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Bookings essential. Free events. Phone your nearest library for information.

Introduction to computers A very basic computer class designed to give new users an understanding of basic computer concepts and operation. All sessions are free. Mouse skills are a prerequisite @ http://loganlibraries.org/online-tutorials.

Beenleigh 1 Friday of the month st

(5 Aug, 2 Sep, 7 Oct)

11 am

Jimboomba

Logan Central

Includes Word and internet training.

1 and 3 Friday of the month st

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Fridays

(5 Aug, 19 Aug, 2 Sep, 16 Sep, 7 Oct, 21 Oct)

1.30 pm

10.30 am

Marsden Wednesdays and Fridays

Hyperdome

Logan West

Fridays

Fortnightly Fridays

2 pm

(12 Aug, 26 Aug, 9 Sep, 23 Sep, 7 Oct, 21 Oct)

2 pm

Basic computer and internet six-week short course

This course is designed for those with little or no computer experience. It is a six-week course which begins by explaining the components of a computer system and how they function. By the end of the course attendees will be able to navigate the internet and have their own email account up and running. 1.30 pm

Logan Central Thursdays

1.30 pm

Basic computer and internet four-week short course This course is designed for those with little or no computer experience.

Classes run over four weeks and include: • • • •

introduction to computers introduction to email introduction to selfpaced learning open forum

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Computer +

Beenleigh

Expand your computer knowledge by attending this workshop. Each month we will focus on a different computer topic.

3rd Friday of the month (19 Aug, 16 Sep, 21 Oct)

11 am

• August - Creating a budget spreadsheet. Create a simple spreadsheet to organise your household expenses using MS Excel.

• September - Photo scanning. Bring your own photos & documents and learn how to scan them. • October - Microsoft Access. Learn how you can utilise MS Access to store large amounts of information.

Bookings are required. Mouse skills are a prerequisite @ http://loganlibraries.org/online-tutorials.

Beenleigh

Hyperdome

Logan West

1st Monday of the month

Thursdays

Fortnightly Fridays

(1 Aug, 5 Sep, 3 Oct) -

2 pm

(5 Aug, 19 Aug, 2 Sep, 16 Sep, 30 Sep, 14 Oct, 28 Oct)

11 am 1st Tuesday of the month (2 Aug, 6 Sep, 4 Oct) -

11 am

Beenleigh

Logan Central

Wednesdays

2nd and 4th Friday

11 am

(12 Aug, 26 Aug, 9 Sep, 23 Sep, 14 Oct, 28 Oct)

10.30 am

2 pm

Logan North Mondays and Wednesdays

10 am Tuesdays - 2 pm

Introduction to internet An introductory session on the use of the Internet. Come along for basic tutoring on searching the web.

Introduction to internet and email Come along for basic tutoring on searching the web or setting up an email account. Sessions are free! Mouse skills are a prerequisite @ http:// loganlibraries.org/ online-tutorials.

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Bookings essential. Free events. Phone your nearest library for information.

Logan West

Hyperdome Mondays

Fortnightly Wednesdays (10 Aug, 24 Aug, 7 Sep, 21 Sep, 5 Oct, 19 Oct)

2 pm

2 pm

Calling all seniors interested in learning more about computers and the internet. Join us for free lessons or use the seniors’ only kiosk independently to access the wealth of information online or to keep in touch with family and friends.

Mondays - 9 am and 11 am Tuesdays - 10 am Wednesdays - 9 am and 11 am Thursdays - 10 am Fridays - 10 am Saturdays - 10 am

Beenleigh 2 Friday of the month (12 Aug, 9 Sep, 14 Oct) - 11 am

Logan West Fortnightly Wednesdays (3 aug, 17 Aug, 31 Aug, 14 Sep, 28 Sep, 12 Oct, 26 Oct) - 2 pm

Beenleigh Last Thursday of the month (25 Aug, 29 Sep, 27 Oct)

6.15 pm

Marsden Sat 13 Aug - 11 am

Come along for basic tutoring on setting up and using an email account. Mouse skills are a prerequisite @ http:// loganlibraries.org/online-tutorials.

Broadband For Seniors

Logan North

nd

Introduction to email

Basic Word training Come along for basic tutoring in Microsoft Word. Sessions are free! Mouse skills are a prerequisite @ http:// loganlibraries.org/online-tutorials.

Résumés online Create a professional résumé using a Microsoft Word template. Learn how to save and send it to prospective employers. Attendees must already have an email account and bring résumé details.

Blogging and Web 2.0

Do you have a passion that you’d love to share with the world? Or maybe you love to keep a journal? There are many free and easy online sites which allow you to publish your thoughts or create your own website without the need for any technical knowledge. Come learn how at Marsden Library. Thu 18 Aug - 6 pm

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Marsden Sat 17 Aug

Introduction to Facebook

Facebook? Are you wondering what all the fuss is about? Come to the Marsden Library and enjoy an introduction to the phenomenon that is Facebook. 12.30 pm


Share Your Photos Online

Marsden

Learn how to share, edit and store your photos online at Marsden Library.

Sat 15 Oct

2 pm

So you think you can Google™?

Hyperdome

Logan North

1 Tuesday of the month (2 Aug, 6 Sep, 4 Oct)

1 Saturday of the month (6 Aug, 3 Sep, 1 Oct)

st

2 pm

st

2 pm 3rd Monday of the month (15 Aug, 19 Sep, 17 Oct)

Join our Librarians in testing your abilities with the world’s most famous search engine. Learn web searching basics, how to construct the best searches, as well some of Google’s™ many features.

11 am

Hyperdome

Marsden

Tuesdays - 3 pm

Mondays

Wednesdays - 2 pm

2 pm

Jimboomba

The computer open forum offers you the opportunity for a one-on-one session with the trainer on a category of your particular need.

Technology open forum Join us for an open discussion about all the gadgets in your life that are confusing. Ask about loading songs onto players, ask about your phone, your laptop or anything else you would like to know.

Thursdays

1.30 pm

Logan North Beginners - 2 Saturday of the month (13 Aug, 10 Sep, 8 Oct) nd

Advanced - 4th Saturday of the month (27 Aug, 24 Sep, 22 Oct)

2 pm

Beenleigh Wed 10 Aug, Wed 14 Sep, Wed 12 Oct

10 am

Computer open forum

iTunes & iPods Do you have an iPod? Don’t have a clue how to use it? Don’t know what iTunes is or how to use it? Logan North Library will be holding FREE regular classes on how to use both iPods & iTunes.

Looking@2.0 What’s 2.0 all about? This session shows how to navigate the State Library of Queensland’s online computer learning program.

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Cuppa Conversations is a monthly program of free community talks featuring guest speakers from the local community and beyond. Topics vary from month to month.

Beenleigh Library - Coffee Been Time August

Bookings essential - ph 3412 4130

September

Foot care

Jane Austen

Healthy feet are vital to our well being. Scott Lenahan a Beenleigh Podiatrist will discuss ways to care for your feet and how to avoid common foot problems.

Celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen’s Sense & Sensibility. Immerse yourself in Jane Austen’s world.

Thu 25 Aug 10.30 am

Thu 29 Sep 10.30 am

October Miles Franklin Literary Award A literary panel discusses the Miles Franklin Literary Award. Past winners, short-listed authors and the 2011 winner will be up for literary debate.

Tue 18 Oct - 10.30 am U.S. Australian Military Alliance Eric Manning, U.S. Navy retired, discusses the longstanding military alliance between Australia and the United States of America. Presented in conjunction with Beenleigh RSL.

Thu 27 Oct - 10.30 am

Jimboomba Library - Tips ‘n’ Tea Bookings essential - ph 3412 4190

August

October

September

Heart Health

Kokoda track

Worm Farming and Composting

A speaker from the Queensland Heart Foundation will provide valuable information on maintaining a healthy heart.

Come along to hear local resident Brian Beamish (who turned 70 on the second day of the epic walk) describe his adventure.

Please join Jimboomba library for a talk hosted by Envirocom all about how to set up and maintain your own worm farm or compost bin.

Tue 30 Aug 1 pm

Tue 13 Sep 1 pm

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Tue 18 Oct 1 pm


Hyperdome Library - Topical Tea August

Bookings essential - ph 3412 4120

October

September

Art and Play Session

In Your Garden Tips & Tricks

Music Therapy

This is a great opportunity for parents or carers to bring along children under 5 years so they can explore art and play ideas and interact with other children in a fun environment. Using play dough, colouring in and collage are just some of the activities that will be presented.

Join Logan City Gardening Club and discover some useful tips and tricks in the garden as well as meet others in the area with a green thumb.

Anne Flood is a community Music Therapist who works for Multicap directing two choirs, one for adults with disabilities and one for children who have a disability. The choirs are called The Southside Singers and El Coro, respectively. Join Anne as she talks about her work and discusses the benefits of Music Therapy on a broader level.

Tue 27 Sep - 1.30 pm

Tue 23 Aug - 10 am

Sat 8 Oct - 11 am

Logan Central Library - Tea with a Twist August

September

Bookings essential - ph 3412 4100

October

Al-Anon

Morning for Memoirs

Community Safety

Al-Anon is for friends and families of problem drinkers/ alcoholics. Come along to this information session if you want to learn more about yourself and how to cope with a loved one who is a problem drinker/alcoholic.

Join us as we celebrate Adults Learners Week with local bestselling author Phyllis McDuff, who will lead us on a journey into the exciting world of writing memoirs.

Join Volunteers in Policing to learn how to stay safe, whether you are at home or out and about, using your mobile phone or the Internet. Special advice also provided on keeping our seniors at home.

Thu 11 Aug - 10.30 am

Thu 8 Sep - 10.30 am

Thu 13 Oct - 10.30 am

Visit your local Logan library and borrow any item to go into the draw to win a book. A new book title is drawn each month. Simply place your library item check-out receipt into the barrel at your local library to be in the draw. For more information, please ask the friendly staff members on your next visit.

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Logan North Library - Over the Teacups August

Bookings essential - ph 3412 4140

October

September

Rocketry: Lift Off to the Stars

Growing Australian Native Plants

Wings on the River - author event with David Jones

Did you know that you can build and launch rockets (legally) in Logan? The QLD Rocketry Society will be displaying rockets of various sizes, and giving a talk on the hobby of rocketry and what a BLAST it could be for you!

Merv Hodge, a native plant expert and the originator of several well-known Grevillea species, will teach you how to grow and maintain native plants and introduce you to a range of natives suitable for your garden.

Wings on the River tells the colourful story of flying boats from Brisbane’s unique viewpoint. Join author David Jones as he discusses the history of the flying boat era throughout Australia, with its many changes, its triumphs and adversities.

Thu 25 Aug - 6 pm

Thu 29 Sep - 10.30 am

Logan West Library - Coffee Corner August Close Encounters of an Australian Kind Since 1956, UFO Research Qld Inc has recorded over 5,000 UFO reports from the general public. Sheryl, the chairperson of this organisation, will elaborate on some of these unusual encounters.

Fri 19 Aug - 10 am

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Thu 27 Oct - 6.30 pm Bookings essential - ph 3412 4160

September

October

Native Plants for the garden

Living with wildlife

Learn about the latest varieties of fabulous native plants for your garden. Support the birds and the bees by planting Australian native varieties.

Come and enjoy this RSPCA presentation on living with wildlife and learn how to protect and care for our native fauna.

Fri 16 Sep - 10 am

Fri 21 Oct - 10 am


Logan Village Library - Tips ‘n’ Tea August

Bookings essential - ph 5546 3839

October

September

Silk Painting

Reflexology

The Human Brain

Feeling creative? Susan Clarke demonstrates the delicate art of painting on silk.

Join Susan Crase for an introduction to and demonstration of reflexology.

Tue 9 Aug - 1.30 pm

Tue 13 Sep - 1.30 pm

Join Dr Brent Neumann from the Queensland Brain Institute who will talk about some of the cuttingedge research being conducted at the institute and provide some tips on how to keep your brain healthy.

Tue 11 Oct - 1.30 pm

Marsden Library - Talk n Tea August

Bookings essential - ph 3412 4180

October

September

eBooks

Chinese Tea Ceremony

Kim Walters Choices Program

Find out more about the world of eBooks and eBook readers at this information session presented by staff from Logan City Council Libraries.

The Chung Tian Temple will demonstrate an ancient Chinese Tea Ceremony and speak on the therapeutic uses of tea. Light refreshments will be provided.

Thu 4 Aug - 1.30 pm

Thu 1 Sep - 1.30 pm

The Kim Walters Choices Program supports men, women and their families who have been diagnosed with breast or gynecological cancer. Come and join us in learning more about this extraordinary, free program. Light refreshments will be provided.

Greenbank Library - Tips ‘n’ Tea August Beading Demonstration Please join us at Greenbank Library for a demonstration in basic beading techniques. Our presenter will also demonstrate how to make easy and perfect loops with the latest in looping tools.

Thu 25 Aug 1.15 pm

Thu 6 Oct - 1.30 pm Bookings essential - ph 3297 5158

September

October

Basic Propagation for the Home Gardener

Christmas Recipe Swap & Serviette Folding

Please join us at Greenbank Library to understand the basic skills in plant propagation. Learn how to propagate your own fruit trees, grapevines,shrubs and other plants from cuttings and seeds.

Please bring your favourite Christmas recipe to the library to share and swap with others. You will also learn how to master the art of creating decorative serviettes for your Christmas table.

Wed 14 Sep 11 am

Tue 11 Oct 1.15 pm

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Adult Literacy Tutoring

English Conversation Group Want to improve your English conversation skills? Come along to one of our English Conversation Cafes. Bring a friend or neighbour!

Beenleigh

Logan Central

Wednesdays

Thursdays

1 pm

1 pm

Beenleigh

3 Thursday of the month (18 Aug, 15 Sep, 20 Oct)

10.30 am

10.30 am

Beenleigh

Logan West Wednesdays during school term only - 1 pm

Logan Central Logan West

1 Thursday of the month (4 Aug, 1 Sep, 6 Oct). st

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Find it hard to read? Or know someone who does?

Fri 5 Aug

10 am

Jimboomba Logan Central

Thursdays

Thursdays

Thursdays

9 am 10 am

11 am - noon

3.30 pm 7 pm

Call 3412 4147 to see if we can help

171 Clubs - Circling the globe in Logan Circle the globe and stop off at a different country each month to celebrate one of Logan’s 171 cultures.

Immunisation clinics Logan City Council immunisation clinic. Free immunisations provided to Logan residents by Logan City Council nurses.

Beenleigh

Mixed Beens - Beenleigh Community Choir

Tuesdays

5.30 pm

You are welcome to join our multicultural choir at Beenleigh Library. Make new friends. Improve your English. Have fun singing.

Beenleigh

Volunteers in Policing

Thu 4 Aug Thu 1 Sep Thu 6 Oct

10 am

Volunteers in Policing are offering practical advice on a range of safety initiatives. • August - Internet safety. Ways to keep children safe on the internet. • September - Engraving & microdots. How to identify your personal property using microdots or engraving. Bring small items for engraving only.

• October - Safety for Seniors. Explore a range of ways for Seniors to stay safe.

Beenleigh Mon 22 Aug

10.30 am

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Celebrate Seniors Week Seniors are invited to a celebratory morning tea. Entertainment provided by the Senior Concert Band and the Junior & Senior Choirs from Beenleigh State Primary School.


Logan West Saturdays (twice monthly)

9 am

Hyperdome 2 Friday of the month nd

10 am

Greenbank Computer Club A fortnightly meeting of computer enthusiasts.

Men and their sheds Would you like to have a good chin-wag with a group of mates? Then come along to “The shed” for stimulating conversation on sport, trivia, music, history, travel, philosophy... you choose!

Hyperdome

Sahaja meditation

Tuesdays

6.30 pm

Come and learn the relaxing art of Sahaja Meditation.

Hyperdome

Logan Crime Writers

2 Saturday of the month nd

9.30 am

Hyperdome 4th Saturday of each month

Blank Pages Writers Group

A creative writing group that meets monthly and support other writers. New members and all levels of writers are welcome. 9.30 am

Logan Central Thu 15 Sep

6 pm

Connecting with a loved one who has Aspergers

Join Aspergers expert and local author Louise Weston as she shares her personal experiences of an Aspergers marriage. Learn some coping strategies and practical measures to improve your relationship with a loved one who has Aspergers.

Marsden 4th Monday of each month

12.30 am

A monthly meeting of writers interested in the crime genre.

Australian Poetry Slam ‘11 Poetry Slam is a competition where contestants have two minutes to impress the judges and audience. Hone your skills in the morning workshop with award winning poet Tessa Leon. If you’re game, compete in the competition heat that afternoon! For ages 12 +.

Military history discussion group Are you interested in military history, or know someone who is? Come and join the armchair generals as we revisit classic campaigns from the Bronze Age to the Space Age.

Logan Central Sat 17 Sep

10 am - noon (Workshop)

1 pm - 3 pm

(competition heat)

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Library

Interest Group

Time and Date

Beenleigh

Art Group. Local artist & teacher, Terry O'Connor takes a fortnightly class covering a range of mediums. Beginners welcome.

2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month - 6 pm

Beenleigh

Knitting Group. A friendly group of enthusiastic knitters who meet to knit items for the needy. Knitters meet on the 2nd Friday of the month.

2nd Friday of the month - 10 am

Hyperdome

Itching to Stitch Craft Group. Join the local charity craft group, Itching to Stitch, for activities to help the community.

Thursdays - 9 am

Logan Central

Cro-Shay Hooks Crochet Group. Do you love to crochet? Want to meet new friends? Would you like to learn to crochet? Then why not become a "hook" in the our new group, Cro-Shay Hooks Crochet Group. Beginners to advanced all welcome. If you don't know how then we'll show you. Knitters welcome too!

Tuesdays - 1 pm

Logan North

Southside Community Craft Circle. We knit, crochet, sew, bead and follow other crafty pursuits to make items to be distributed to help our local disadvantaged. Newcomers welcome and donations of yarns and fabrics are appreciated.

2nd Friday of the month - 10.30 am

Logan North

Stitchers in Time. Quilting group. Newcomers welcome!

Tuesdays - 9 am

Logan North

Lacemakers and Needleworkers.

2nd and 4th Thursday of the month - 9 am

Logan West

Craft Club. Would you like to join a weekly craft group and share your interest with others? All welcome.

Thursdays 9.30 am

Logan West

Crazy Carders. Learn how to make spectacular greeting cards. All welcome.

2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month 11 am

Logan West

Create 4 Charity. A knitting support group for Brisbane’s needy.

3rd Thursday of the month - 10 am

Saturdays - 1.30 pm

Special interest groups A wide variety of Logan’s clubs and special interest groups use the community spaces at our libraries. For information about these meetings, speak to a friendly library staff member.

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Library

Interest Group

Time and Date

Beenleigh

Scrabble. Scrabble played weekly at Beenleigh Library by a small group of enthusiastic Scrabblers.

Tuesdays 10.30 am

Beenleigh

Chess Group. A group of enthusiastic chess players meets every Saturday and Wednesday to challenge each other in games of chess. Observers and participants from learners to advanced players are welcome.

Saturdays - 10 am

Beenleigh

Bolivia (Card Game). A group of card players meet to play Bolivia, a version of Canasta.

Wednesdays 9.30 am

Beenleigh

Mah Jong. A small group meets in the library each Friday for a game of Mah Jong.

Fridays - 1 pm

Beenleigh

Skat card game. Enjoy playing cards? Skat is an old German card game originating in the 19th century. It is also known as 31/Ride the bus/Blitz. Beginners welcome.

Thursdays - 6 pm

Wednesdays - 2 pm

Beenleigh

500 card game. A small group meets to play the card game 500.

Thursdays - 4 pm

Hyperdome

Mah Jong. Come and join the Shailer Park Mah Jong Group. (Western Version).

Fridays - 12.30 pm

Hyperdome

Albert and Logan Scrabble Group. Join the Albert and Logan Scrabble Group.

Mondays - noon

Logan North

Springwood Scrabble Club. Learn and play scrabble.

Tuesdays - 1 pm

Library

Interest Group

Time and Date

Hyperdome

Logan Parkinson’s Support Group. Affiliated with Parkinson's Queensland Inc.

1st Tuesday of the month - 10 am

Hyperdome

Fibromyalgia Support Service. Monthly meeting of fibromyalgia support group.

3rd Thursday of the month - 2 pm

Logan North

Better Hearing Australia. Support group meeting.

1st Saturday of the month - 9 am

Logan West

Australian Breastfeeding Association. Parent and baby group.

1st Monday of the month - 9.30 am

Logan West

Browns Plains Parkinson’s Support Group. All welcome.

2nd Friday of the month - 10 am

Logan West

Browns Plains Stroke Group. Monthly meeting of the stroke support group.

1st Thursday of the month - 10 am

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Mechanical Repair Resources R e f e r e n c e C e n t e Trouble with your car or with a small engine? Logan Libraries have a range of online e-resources which can provide you with the know how. Join us as we explore the online Auto Repair Reference Centre as well as others.

Beenleigh

Hyperdome

Jimboomba

Fri 14 Oct

Tue 4 Oct

Tue 4 Oct

6.15 pm

3 pm

11 am

10.30 am

Logan Village

Logan West

Marsden

Thu 13 Oct

Tue 25 Oct

Sat 15 Oct

Sat 22 Oct

6.30 pm

1.30 pm

2 pm

11 am

Beenleigh Mon 3 Oct Fri 28 Oct

Hyperdome Mon 1 Aug Wed 31 Aug

Queensland Wartime Romances Many who have lived through times of war have spoken of the passionate intensity they experienced when finding love amid the chaos and confusion. View Queensland wedding photographs from the WWI and WWII eras. The exhibition features reproductions of assorted documents, images and letters from the John Oxley Library’s Charles Rowland Williams Papers telling the tragic story of “Dambuster” Flying Officer Charles Rowland Williams and his love for fiance Gwendoline (Bobboe) Parfitt. Exhibition kindly lent from the State Library of Queensland.

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Logan Central

Thu 13 Oct

Logan North

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Logan Central Library Exhibition from Mon 5 Sep to Fri 30 Sep

The PhotoVoice Project Life as it is with Asperger’s This is the culmination of the work of 16 adults and children who have Asperger’s or who are the parents of children with Asperger’s. Over a period of six weeks they took photographs and wrote accompanying stories to describe their Life as it is With Asperger’s. The project is a collaboration between Dr Pamela Seaton and Associates and PhotoVoice Australia and has been supported by the Toowoomba Regional Council Community Cultural Arts Support Fund.


Library hours:

Library Locations Hyperdome Library Ph: 3412 4120 66-70 Mandew Street Shailer Park QLD 4128

Beenleigh Library Ph: 3412 4130 Crete Street Beenleigh QLD 4207

Logan North Library

Greenbank Library

Ph: 3412 4140 Cnr Sports Drive and Springwood Road Underwood QLD 4119

Ph: 3297 5158 145-167 Teviot Road Greenbank QLD 4124

Logan Village Library Jimboomba Library & Community Centre

Ph: 5546 3839 Wharf Street Logan Village QLD 4207

Ph: 3412 4190 18-22 Honora Street Jimboomba QLD 4280

Logan West Library Ph: 3412 4160 69 Grand Plaza Drive Browns Plains QLD 4118

Logan Central Library Ph: 3412 4100 26 Wilbur Street Logan Central QLD 4114

Marsden Library Don’t live in Logan City? Membership is still free to all!

Ph: 3412 4180 35 Chambers Flat Road Marsden QLD 4132

Beenleigh Library Mon 9 am - 6 pm Tue 9 am - 6 pm Wed 9 am - 6 pm Thu 9 am - 8 pm Fri 9 am - 6 pm Sat 9 am - 1 pm Greenbank Library Tue 1 pm - 6 pm Wed 10 am - 6 pm Thu 1 pm - 6 pm Sat 9 am - noon Jimboomba Library Mon 9 am - 5.30 pm Tue 9 am - 5.30 pm Wed 9 am - 5.30 pm Thu 9 am - 5.30 pm Fri 9 am - 5.30 pm Sat 9 am - noon Logan Central Library Hyperdome Library Logan North Library Logan West Library Marsden Library Mon 9 am - 5 pm Tue 9 am - 8 pm Wed 9 am - 5 pm Thu 9 am - 8 pm Fri 9 am - 5 pm Sat 9 am - 4 pm Logan Village Library Tue 1 pm - 5.30 pm Wed 1 pm - 5.30 pm Thu 1 pm - 5.30 pm Sat 9 am - noon

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Exhibition Program August to October 2011


Welcome to Logan Art Gallery Logan Art Gallery celebrates the diverse practices of visual artists, craft workers and designers and presents a dynamic exhibition program for residents and visitors to the region. Exhibitions feature touring exhibitions, local artists, visiting artists and works from the Logan Art Collection. An extensive range of free public programs is offered and includes guided tours, practical workshops, special events, and artist talks. A dedicated Young People’s Gallery showcases exhibitions by schools from the region and provides fun, interactive activities for younger visitors. Logan Art Gallery also promotes locally created contemporary gifts and collectables that are available from the gallery store.

Logan Art Gallery Cnr Wembley Rd and Jacaranda Ave, Logan Central QLD 4114 ph: (07) 3412 5519 fax: (07) 3412 5350 email: artgallery@logan.qld.gov.au website: www.logan.qld.gov.au/artgallery Open 10 am to 5 pm, Tuesday to Saturday Free admission The Logan Art Gallery will be closed to the public on the following days for the installation of new exhibitions and holiday periods: • • • •

9 August 20 September 8 November 25 December 2011 to 2 January 2012

Cultural Services Statement Cultural Services offers advocacy and support to the arts community of Logan and works closely with the Museum and Gallery sector in guiding the development of the region’s arts, heritage and historical facilities and collections. As well as delivering the annual Regional Arts Development Fund program and assisting council in delivering its Public Art program, Cultural Services undertakes community engagement

and partners Logan's Libraries, various education institutions, arts organisations and government agencies to progress initiatives for the region. Cultural Services administers key policies that govern the development and delivery of the Arts and Culture in Logan including the Arts, Culture and Heritage Strategy.


Exhibition Program

Michelle van Eps, Girl with a Spiral Earring (detail), oil on canvas

10 August - 17 September 2011 Jay Younger: Logan Hypno Grind

Michelle van Eps: More or Less

Significant Queensland artist Jay Younger presents her latest multimedia installation. In this latest work, Jay intends to draw out our opinions about the age-old question of love and what we expect of love and romance today. Proudly sponsored by Bundaberg Sugar.

This exhibition explores the changing meaning of a painting and the different relationships people have with a painting as it moves from creation in the studio, to the gallery and beyond. Michelle explores this through a series of portraits of people that are associated with a painting at different stages of its life’s journey.

Front Cover: Jay Younger, Logan Hypno Grind (video detail - Lady Eve 1941 Barbara Stanwyck, Peter Fonda and crazy horse) (detail), 2011, video installation


Exhibition Program Chrys Zantis: Motherboard’s Olympus Motherboard’s Olympus explores the metaphoric meaning and functions of computer hardware in today’s contemporary society and draws comparison to the role of ‘mother’ in the home. Chrys Zantis juxtaposes traditional handcrafted materials and techniques with domestic tools and household items creating intriguing and curious contemporary artwork. This exhibition has been supported by Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF). RADF is a Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and Logan City Council partnership to support local arts and culture.

Braidy Hughes: She Carries Her Soul in the Threads of Her Hair The stylised colourful works of youthful Woodridge artist Braidy Hughes incorporate painting, stencilling and collage to form emotional and contemplative narratives of melancholy, love, self discovery, self loathing and escape.

Braidy Hughes, Ruby and Her Mane of Goldfish (detail), mixed media

21 September - 5 November Artwaves 2011: Logan and Adjacent Areas Secondary Schools Art Exhibition Chrys Zantis, Motherboard’s Olympus (detail), wool, beads, pearls and found objects.

Rivermount College Senior students from Rivermount College will showcase a delightful collection of vibrant works in the Young Peoples Gallery.

The nineteenth annual extravaganza of work from High Schools in the Logan region presenting creative works by the best young artists of the future. Artwaves is non-competitive and aims to demonstrate that students from Logan City and surrounding areas have a wealth of talent, imagination and creative skills.


Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) Showcase 2011 Logan Art Gallery will host the annual RADF Showcase and information session on

Saturday 20 August at 2 pm. The Regional Arts Development Fund is a Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and Logan City Council partnership to support local arts and culture. Since RADF began in Logan, Arts Queensland and the Logan City Council have assisted many arts and cultural practitioners and organisations to develop knowledge, skills and practice in all facets of the arts. The Logan community has grown as a result of these varied and exciting projects. Join us to hear more about the inspiring projects that have been undertaken by local arts and cultural practitioners in Logan, including writers, musicians, singers and performers, as well as visual artists and sculptors. The RADF Showcase is an ideal opportunity to meet other visual and performing artists and musicians, learn about the range of local projects that have successfully used RADF funding in the past, and gain advice on applying for a grant. The RADF fund provides opportunities for professional and emerging artists and arts organisations based in Logan to develop their careers through project based funding in the categories of: • developing regional skills • building community cultural capacity • cultural tourism • contemporary collections/stories • regional partnerships • arts policy development and implementation If you would like to attend the RADF Showcase, please RSVP (acceptances only) on 3412 5426 by Wednesday 17 August 2011. Light refreshments will be served. More information on RADF can be found at www.logan.qld.gov.au. Follow the links from Community Support.


Logan Art Gallery Public Programs

Fun art workshops Come along and join us at Logan Art Gallery for some fun practical art workshops. Logan Art Gallery provides free floor talks and practical workshops which complement the gallery’s exhibition program all year round. Schools, community groups, young people and adults are invited to join us at the gallery for some fun educational activities in the art workshop space. Preschool workshops are conducted at least twice monthly. Young children are invited to have some fun and learn through a range of exciting art educational activities. For further details, please contact Logan Art Gallery’s Public Programs Officer, Lesley Nicholson. Phone: 3412 5519. Bookings are essential for all activities.


Logan Art Gallery Store Logan Art Gallery promotes locally created contemporary gifts and collectables, which are available for sale from the gallery store. Cnr Wembley Road and Jacaranda Ave, Logan Central QLD 4114 Ph: (07) 3412 5519 Open 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday to Saturday


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