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Mark Latham slated for talk in the library

Back in town: Mark Latham, centre, will speak at Liverpool Library on Tuesday, May 12.

Back in town: Mark Latham, centre, will speak at Liverpool Library on Tuesday, May 12.

Liverpool’s libraries are hosting a broad range of events in this month and next, including a talk by former federal Labor opposition leader and one time Liverpool Mayor Mark Latham on May 12.

There will also be the chance to be a part of the National Simultaneous Storytime happening around Australia, lots of creative activities for teens – and much, much more.

“I encourage everyone to take a look at the fantastic activities on offer at Liverpool’s libraries this May and June and join in one or more,” says Mayor Ned Mannoun.

“I also invite those interested in tracing their family tree to attend the Regional Museum’s Genealogy After Dark events, which will provide great access to expert knowledge and resources.”

♦ Activities include:

• Bright Kids @ Liverpool, Tuesday, May 5, 4-6pm, Green Valley Library, discover free digital resources for primary school-aged children (ages 8-13), where they can brush up on their Maths, English, Science and more. Easy to learn and heaps of fun. Parents welcome.

• Spotlight on Liverpool Lives – Mark Latham, Tuesday, May 12, 10.30am-12pm, Liverpool City Library. Hear former Opposition Leader and one time Liverpool Mayor Mark Latham talk about his career, life experiences and strong connections to Liverpool.

• National Simultaneous Storytime – the Brothers Quibble by Aaron Blabey, Wednesday, May 27, 10-10.30am, all branches. Join in the National Simultaneous Storytime, an annual event run by the Australian Library and Information Association. Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and other places around the country. This year’s book is The Brothers Quibble by Aaron Blabey. Booking not required.

•  Mobile MakerSpace – creative activity for young adults, Liverpool City Library every Thursday, 3.30-5.30pm, for ages 12-19 years. Put your creativity to the test with this two-hour session that provides a trolley full of goodies for young adults to create a range of different items. Inspiration will be available from online sources. Registration essential in person, please bring your library card or other ID.

• At the Liverpool Regional Museum: Genealogy after dark, Wednesday, May 20 and Wednesday, June 17, 6-10pm, Liverpool Regional Family History Centre – Liverpool Regional Museum. This event is a unique opportunity to speak with genealogists from the museum and will include collection tours, database demonstrations, “ask a genealogist’’, short talks and demonstrations of family tree programs.

For more information about these upcoming events at Liverpool libraries, please visit http://mylibrary.liverpool.nsw.gov.au. Alternatively, please phone the branches or email libraryevents@liverpool.nsw.gov.au. You can also find the library on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LiverpoolCityLibrary

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