3 December is International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD). It is a United Nations observed day aimed at increasing public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability. City of Parramatta has created a program of events and resources in recognition of and to showcase people with a lived experience of a disability.
Learn more about the NDIS with our online information sessions;
Unleash your creativity with the art competition (Prizes worth $650/$200/$75);
Join the panel of speakers at Riverside Theatres ‘Stages of Change’ event;
Watch Kay Kerr in conversation with her new book, Social Queue, a heart-warming autistic story (Register here); and
Discover our resources below to help people living with a disability.
In association with City of Parramatta Libraries and Community Capacity Team, Parramatta Artists’ Studios, Riverside Theatres and Text Publishing.
On Friday 14 February City of Parramatta Libraries celebrated Library Lovers’ Day! and encouraged our members to ‘Uncover Something New’!
Available for loan were a selection of specially wrapped books and hidden inside were seven Silver tickets and one Golden Ticket. Not to mentioned book themed trivia sheets and a special ‘Uncover Something New’ bookmark in each specially wrapped book.
Library members enjoyed selecting a ‘blind book’ to read. With one cute little boy lovingly selecting two books for his Mum.
One lucky library member at our Ermington Branch Library was the finder of the GOLDEN TICKET.
Thank you to everyone who participated; we hope you had fun! If you are interested in checking your trivia answers, you can find them below.
Did you know on February 14 we not only celebrate ‘Valentines Day’ we also get pretty excited about ‘Library Lovers’ Day’.
This year ‘Uncover Something New’ to help us celebrate the day. Borrow one of our specially wrapped books on ‘Library Lovers Day’, find a SILVER ticket inside to win one of seven $30 Dymocks gift cards or find the lucky GOLDEN ticket to win a $50 Dymocks gift card. Each Blind Book will come with an ‘Uncover Something New’ bookmark, and a book themed trivia sheet.
We have a special new episode of Parra Pods for you to listen to: ‘Chatting with Rachel Givney’. Rachel is the debut author of Jane in Love, a modern day romance featuring a time travelling Jane Austen. The story poses the question – if Jane Austen had to choose between the heart and the pen, what would she do? We were lucky enough to receive an advance copy and engaged in good natured fights over who got to read it and record the podcast. End result; Katherine & Suzanne won and were lucky enough to enjoy a morning chat with Rachel!
We hope you enjoy the podcast and make sure you reserve your copy of ‘Jane in Love‘.
Happy Reading & Listening
If you are interested in reading an extract of ‘Jane in Love’ then check out this post by Better Reading.
Help City of Parramatta Libraries celebrated ‘Library Lovers Day’ on Friday on 14th February 2020 and ‘Uncover Something New!’
Participating is simple! Borrow one of our specially wrapped books on the day. Find a SILVER ticket inside to win one of seven $30 Dymocks gift cards. Find the lucky GOLDEN ticket to win a $50 Dymocks gift card.
Each ‘Blind Book’ will come with an ‘Uncover Something New’ bookmark, plus a book themed trivia sheet.
Trivia answers will be available from Library branches from Tuesday 18 February 2020 and online at Parra Reads.
Lucky winners can present their tickets at any of our libraries between Tuesday 18 February & Friday 21 February to claim their prize.
Drop in to any of our Libraries on Friday 14 February to borrow a book. Available while stocks last.
Open to adults aged 18+. You must me a library member to participate. A total of two books per person can be borrowed.
The Reading & Puzzle challenge is open to adults and teens aged 13+.
Puzzles will be released weekly; however there is no need to rush. The competition open most of the Summer leaving plenty of time for you to complete the puzzles. Puzzles can be viewed at all library locations and online.
All eligible entries will be placed in a draw to win some great prizes!