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POPULAR FREMANTLE CITY LIBRARY

Posted in book, city of fremantle, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on November 19, 2017

 

The City of Fremantle library is a very popular place, not only with Fremantle residents but also for those living in nearby councils.

From July to September this year the library had 60,707 visits. 46,060 of them were in-person while 14,547 were virtual.

The library loaned 47,851 items, of which 73% were reads, 16% watch and 11% listen.

Reading material loaned were 31% adult and 28% children, others were magazines, etc.

The library had 8,062 computer uses in the three months, and 8,513 wifi sessions. It assisted in 4,108 enquiries.

Pretty impressive figures, so well done to all the dedicated staff at Freo City library!

 

Roel Loopers

A BOOK A DAY TAKES STRESS AWAY

Posted in children, city of fremantle, reading, Uncategorized by freoview on November 7, 2017

 

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It is going to be a warm 33 degrees in Fremantle today, so while many will be watching that horse race that stops the nation, Loopy and the more refined ones(smiley!) will stay at home and read a good book.

If you haven’t discovered the Paper Bird children’s bookshop in Henry Street, Fremantle, take your kids there on the weekend!

 

Roel Loopers

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RAINBOW FLAMINGO BOOK LAUNCH AT PAPERBIRD

Posted in book, children, city of fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on September 7, 2017

 

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It’s going to be a very RAINBOW Saturday in Fremantle this weekend, with the launch of the children’s book Flame the Rainbow Flamingo at the Paperbird bookshop in Henry Street.

The book was written by Denise Heydon and illustrated by Jane Gates.

It’s on at 10.00am on the 9th September. 

After that wander over to Pioneer Park for the Rainbow Concert in support of marriage equality, that starts at 1pm.

Plenty of time in between to have coffee and breakfast at one of Freo’s lovely West End cafes!

 

Roel Loopers

ABOUT RAIN, MAD DOGS AND GOLFERS

Posted in fremantle, rain, sport, Uncategorized, winter by freoview on July 20, 2017

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It’s wet, cold and windy out there, so a real winter’s day in Fremantle.

I was very adventurous, like the old Dutch explorers, and went out all the way to Point Walter to take these photos.

The golfers were all in wet weather gear and seem to enjoy themselves, but I rather be on the couch with a good book when it’s cold, so I drove back to Freo to Elizabeth’s bookshop for a browse and finding some light reading.

Roel Loopers

PAPER BIRD PUPPET SHOW FOR KIDS

Posted in BOOKS, children, culture, fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on July 6, 2017

 

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The delightful PAPER BIRD Children’s Books & Arts shop in Fremantle’s Henry Street is putting up a very special puppet show with mini workshop for children between the age of 3 and 7 years old.

The puppet show will be performed by the Five Elements Theatre.

It is on Monday July 10 from 10 am till 1 pm and ticket door sales are $ 25.00.

The shop is next to the Moores Building arts centre at 42 Henry Street and good coffee and food next door at the Moore&Moore cafe that also shares a nature playground with Paper Bird.

Roel Loopers

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A STRANGE FREO PLACE FOR GOOD BOOKS

Posted in book, fremantle, reading, Uncategorized by freoview on May 26, 2017

 

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The beautiful STRANGE COMPANY bar in Fremantle’s Nairn Street is on Monday launching Strange Editions, a book club for those who like reading and having a chat about books while enjoying nice food and drinks in a great atmosphere.

Go check it out and share your stories!

Roel Loopers

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MOORES BUILDING CHILDREN’S PLAYGROUND

Posted in art, children, family, fremantle by freoview on February 17, 2017

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Opening of the new children’s playground at the Paper Bird children’s bookshop and Moore&Moore cafe in Henry Street this Sunday February 19 from 9-11.30.

They are launching the new courtyard and joining with the rest of the Moores Building to create an open arts precinct.

Art studios will be open, including the Moores Gallery Studios Resident Artists, and free kids activities: 9am Wild Movement Perth will run a nature play session, 9.30am Story Time, 10am Inkling Art Space open workshop + Great food & coffee from Moore & Moore Cafe. See you there!

 

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FREO CHILDREN’S PLAY AND READING

Posted in BOOKS, children, family, fremantle, reading by freoview on February 2, 2017

 

The well-established Moore&Moore cafe and the one-year-old Paper Bird children’s book shop in Fremantle’s Henry Street have combined their talents to create a Nature Play area in the courtyard of the gorgeous heritage Moores building.

The courtyard of the M&MN has always been very Freo and cosy but by linking it with the courtyard of the lovely bookshop is has become even more special, so parents check it out. Nice to have a safe playground away from traffic in the old inner city.

Very good to hear also that the sales of children’s books has increased by 15 per cent in the last year. I have always been an avid reader and love it when children read instead of sitting in front of the TV, X Box or the computer.

Reading inspired me to travel, made me aware of other cultures and gave me a great escape while increasing my common knowledge. It also made me interested in languages and writing. I wrote my very first poem the day John F Kennedy was shot.

Roel Loopers

JAY MARTIN WINS TAG HUNGERFORD AWARD

Posted in book, city of fremantle, reading, western australia, writing by freoview on November 2, 2016

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Hundreds of people turned up at the Fremantle Arts Centre on Wednesday evening for the announcement of the winner of the T.A.G. Hungerford Award for unpublished manuscripts, and to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Fremantle Press.

The Hungerford Award is WA’s longest running and most prestigious award for unpublished work and today’s winner was Jay Martin for her work Learning Polish.

Five authors were shortlisted, four women and one man, and although the judging is anonymous all five came from the Fremantle area.

Fremantle Press started as the Fremantle Arts Centre Press so today’s celebrations were just in the perfect location.

Reading has been one of the great pleasures of my life from childhood on and inspired me to travel and explore cultures I knew very little about. Go buy a book tomorrow!

Roel Loopers

CREATING CHAOS AT FREMANTLE LIBRARY

Posted in city of fremantle, comics, reading by freoview on October 14, 2016

 

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Fremantle City Library, Quality Comics and Chaos Pop present “Create Chaos”.

Create Chaos will see aspiring and emerging comic creators and artists from across the state exhibiting their work at the Fremantle Library on Saturday October 15. There will be over 30 stalls located inside and outside the library with free discussion panels, workshops and live demonstrations.

The pop culture craze is bigger than ever and as the popularity of comic books, video games and manga continues to rise. WA is overflowing with individuals creating their own original work, hoping to make a name for themselves and share their work with others.

From caped crusaders and hideous monsters to surreal fantasy and misanthropic meditations on life, you’ll be amazed at what the comic book medium is capable of and the quality of work produced by these home-grown talents.

Create Chaos seeks to support local creators, and engage them with the community and inspire others to begin their own creative and artistic journey.

TALKS AND DEMONSTRATIONS INSIDE LIBRARY
12.30pm – 12.50pm: Christopher Markle
1.00pm – 1.30pm: Question Time with Sarah Winifred Searle
1.45pm – 2.30pm: Digital Painting with Edi Udo
2.40pm – 3.00pm: Self Publishing & Promotion with MMM
3.10pm – 3.50pm: run copic, watercolour and inking tutorials

LIST OF EXHIBITORS
– Edi Udo
– Lucas Bowers
– Molly Sinclair
– Christopher Markle
– Curtin Illustration Club
– John Holdcroft
– Mysteria Maxima Media
– Hien Pham
– Michelle Naumovski
– Shane Cartlidge
– Miles Hanson
– Corrina Mcbeath
– Sophia Gilet A.K.A Edwina Flowers
and more tba

 

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