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Georges River Council Libraries to celebrate Harmony Day 2017

12/03/2017

In celebration of Harmony Day 2017, Georges River Libraries will host a number of free events from Monday 20 to Friday 24 March.
 
Harmony Day, held every year in March, is an annual event that encourages community participation and promotes respect for cultural and religious diversity.
 
Georges River Council Administrator John Rayner said Harmony Day is a great opportunity for residents to celebrate the cultural diversity of the Georges River area.
 
“We hope our celebrations will engage the community, particularly young people, and create a real sense of inclusiveness,” he said.
 
“The Georges River area is particularly diverse – 39.5% of the people who call this area home were born overseas.”
 
“This is reflected in our libraries’ extensive community language collection which includes books, DVDs and eResources in Arabic, Chinese, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Nepalese and Spanish.”
 
“It’s important to acknowledge the benefits and strength cultural diversity brings to our city, our nation and the Australian way of life,” he added.
 
Georges River Libraries’ celebrations are many and varied, and include a henna art workshop, a musical performance and craft workshops.
 
Libraries will also run a number of Harmony Day themed Story times and Creative corner sessions.
 
LIBRARY EVENTS PROGRAM:
 
VICTOR VALDES LATIN AMERICAN HARP PERFORMANCE
All ages | Thursday 23 March | 11.30am-12noon | Hurstville Library
Experience the music of Spain and Latin America with this exciting musical performance by Victor Valdes and browse Hurstville Library’s Spanish language collection. Victor is a walking encyclopaedia of Latin music past and present, and has played with everyone from Angus & Julia Stone and Los Lobos to Jimmy Barnes.
 
CREATIVE CORNER
All ages | Tuesday 21 March | 11.00am-12.30pm | Kogarah Library
Ages 5-18 years | Tuesday 21 March | 3.30pm-4.30pm | Kogarah Library
All ages | Friday 24 March | 3.30pm-5pm | Oatley Library
 
HENNA ART WORKSHOP
Ages 18 years and up | Tuesday 21 March | 4.30pm-6.30pm | Kogarah Library
Learn about the history of henna and the various styles, how to hold a henna cone and basic drawing techniques. You will then have the opportunity to draw your chosen henna design.

HARMONY DAY STORY TIMES
JOEY TALES | Ages 0-18 months
Monday 20 March 2017 | 9.45am-10.05am | Hurstville Library
Tuesday 21 March 2017 | 9.45am-10.05am | Penshurst Branch Library
 
RHYME CORNER | Ages 0-2 years
Tuesday 21 March | 10.30am-11.00am | South Hurstville Library
Thursday 23 March | 10.30am-11.00am | Kogarah Library
 
DRAGON TALES | Ages 0-5 years
Tuesday 21 March 2017 | 9.45am-10.05am & 11.00am-11.20am | Hurstville Library
 
PANDA RHYME | Ages 0-5 years
Wednesday 22 March | 10.30am-11.00am | Kogarah Library
 
TODDLER TIME | Ages 18 months-3 years
Monday 20 March 2017 | 10.30am-10.50am & 11.00am-11.20am | Hurstville Library
Tuesday 21 2017 | 10.30am-10.50am & 11.00am-11.20am | Penshurst Branch Library
 
STORY CORNER | Ages 2-5 years
Tuesday 21 March | 10.30am-11.15am | Oatley Library
Thursday 23 March | 10.30am-11.15am | South Hurstville Library
Friday 24 March | 10.30am-11.15am | Kogarah Library
 
PRESCHOOL STORY TIME | Ages 3-5 years
Thursday 23 March 2017 | 9.45am-10.30am | Hurstville Library
Friday 24 March 2017 | 9.45am-10.30am | Penshurst Branch Library
 
STORY TIME FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN | Ages 5-12 years
Thursday 23 March 2017 | 4.00pm-4.45pm | Hurstville Library
           
For enquiries about Harmony Day events at Council Libraries please contact:
 
Hurstville Library: 9330 6111
Kogarah Library:  9330 9527
    
For more information, please contact Council via 9330 6400 or visit www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au.
 
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Georges River Civic Centre
Corner MacMahon and Dora Streets, Hurstville
Open: 8.30am - 5.00pm, Monday to Friday

Kogarah Library and Service Centre
Kogarah Town Square, Belgrave Street
Open: 8.30am - 5.00pm, Monday to Friday
 
After-hours Customer Service available
at Hurstville Library
5.00pm - 9.00pm, Monday to Friday
9.30am - 4.00pm, Saturday and Sunday
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