March = history at South Perth Libraries!

Our events calendar for March is going to be dedicated to all things history. I know it is only January but there are some great FREE events on offer at both South Perth and Manning Libraries and I wanted to give you all a heads-up so you can mark your calendars! For booking information and to see what other events we have on offer, visit the Library’s What’s On page.

Also remember that the 2012 Local History Awards ‘Talking ’bout my generation’ are open until Friday 30 March – for more information check out the awards page.

Stepping stones into the past (presented by Time Trackers) – Manning Library
Wednesday 7 March; 6.00 – 7.00 pm
A beginners presentation aimed at building awareness and getting started on your family history.

Introduction to Oral History (presented by Oral History Association of Australia – WA Branch) – South Perth Library
Tuesday 13 March; 1.00 – 2.30 pm
This will be an informal session comprising a presentation together with a Q&A component explaining what Oral History is and how it is used. An overview will be provided of the ‘Introduction to Oral History’ workshop and the ‘Using Digital Equipment’ workshop which are run by the Oral History Association of Australia (WA Branch). Written handouts describing the workshops will also be provided.
The session will be presented by Julia Wallis and Doug Ayre who are practical working oral historians and conduct the ‘Introduction to Oral History’ workshop. Doug is also involved in the ‘Using Digital Equipment” workshop.”

Exploring (presented by Time Trackers) – South Perth Library
Thursday 15 March; 6.30 – 7.30 pm
A presentation of (library edition) showing useful databases and search strategies.

Amanda Curtin – author talk – South Perth Library
Wednesday 21 March; 1.00 – 2.00 pm
Writer and book editor Amanda will be talking about her newly published book ‘Inherited’ and where the idea behind the book came from.

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