New e-books added to Axis360

Visit Axis360 to borrow any of these new e-books

Rainey Royal by Dylan Landis (Fiction)

The king and the slave by Tim Leach (Fiction)

Stone mattresses : nine tales by Margaret Atwood (Fiction)

Born bad : original sin and the making of the western world by James Boyce (Non-fiction)

Refugees : why seeking asylum is legal and Australia’s policies are not by Jane Mcadam (Non-fiction)

The good fight : six years, two prime ministers and staring down the great recession by Wayne Swan (Non-fiction)

Not sure what to watch on Indieflix?

Do you find yourself aimlessly searching through Indieflix for something to watch? Then why not check out what everyone else is watching by accessing the ‘trending’ section.

To view, login into Indieflix, scroll down to ’TRENDING’ and click on the film you would like to watch or learn more about. Simple!

Freegal – streaming now available

Patrons now have a DAILY streaming allotment. Streaming gives you access to more music.  If you have 3 downloads per week currently, you will now have the ability to stream 3 hours of music per day, how good is that!

The download counter and the streaming time remaining are at the top of the page once you login.

When you put your cursor over an album, you will see a “stream now” button come up. If you press that button on an album, the whole album will play in order.

You can use “Freegal Playlists”.  This is a list of pre-selected songs in a genre that you are sure to enjoy. To create a playlist: Click on “My Playlists” under “Streaming” on the left side of the page.  Click on “Create and Store Playlists”. At the top center of the page, click on the “+” symbol next to “Saved Playlists”.  Name your playlist (ex. “The Boss”) and describe it (ex. “Bruce”). In that box, click on “Create New Playlist” and your playlist is ready to add music.  Click on the “Home” page and start looking for music to add. To add an album, move your cursor over an album cover and a =+ will appear.  Click on that, and then add to your playlist of choice. To add an individual song, click on the image until you see a play arrow and =+ sign. Pressing the =+ will allow you to add the song to your chosen playlist.

Go Mobile with Freegal Apps!   As always, Freegal Music is also a mobile experience. The newest Freegal Music update for Android and Apple devices is in the app stores for you to be able to stream ad-free music, at no charge to you.

See the Freegal website ‘FAQs’ section for further details.

New e-books added to Axis360

Visit Axis360 to borrow any of these new e-books.

Cherry bomb by Jenny Valentish (Fiction)

Then we take Berlin by John Lawton (Fiction)

Wolf by Lorenzo Carcaterra (Fiction)

Talking smack : honest conversations about drugs by Andrew Macmillan (Non-fiction)

Have you seen Simone : the story of an unsolved murder by Virginia Peters (Non-fiction)

The lost legions of Fromelles by Peter Barton (Non-fiction)

A good place to hide : how one French community saved thousands of lives in World War II by Peter Grose (Non-fiction)

Optimism : reflections on a life of action by Bob Brown (Non-fiction)

Hockey : not your average Joe by Madonna King (Non-fiction)

Agatha Christie …

  •  Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, DBE was born on 15 September, 1890 in Torque England. She died on 12 January 1976.
Throughout her lifetime she was a prolific writer both of novels and plays with mystery, crime and murder at the centre. Her most famous sleuths were Miss Marple and Belgian detective Hercule Poirot.
Our  Agatha Christie collection contains novels in the Crime genre, Graphic novels, CDs and DVDs.

Poetry Week Wrap

City Library Poetry Week this year has been bigger and better than ever! Workshops by Perth’s own Carol Millner and Melbourne poet Bronwyn Lovell were completely booked out.

We had 288 Haiku entered in our annual competition from 71 people around Australia and also from overseas. Thanks to Maureen Sexton – WA representative for HaikuOz  – for judging the Haiku again.

We added a number of new poetry books to our collection (now available for loan), with a focus on local poets.

Perth poets also submitted poems to be distributed to library patrons and visitors as A-poem-for-your-pocket bookmarks. Over 400 poem bookmarks are freshly out in the world.

Our final event for the week was a successful open mic hosted by poet and cellist Kevin Gillam, with guest poets Anna Dunnill, Connor Weightman and Andrew Lansdown. It was well attended and saw the airing of many fine poems in the foyer of 140 William. A big thank you to all of our open mic contributors.


We look forward to seeing you for Poetry Week next year in our brand new library!

Have you ever wondered, Have I read this book before?

To check your borrowing history visit the online catalogue and select Borrower details.  Type in your library card number and pin (if you have one) and Click on the Display  History button. Another window will appear with your details. Scroll down the page to Your reading history, where you will find the list of items you have previously borrowed.  Remember to Close the window when you have finished with this screen.