Heaps on offer at innovative library

Always something happening: Julie MacIntyre and Selva Dutton at one of Collie Library's many community events. Find out about some of their up-coming events in this week's Round the Town column. Photo: Taylar Amonini.

Always something happening: Julie MacIntyre and Selva Dutton at one of Collie Library's many community events. Find out about some of their up-coming events in this week's Round the Town column. Photo: Taylar Amonini.

Lively library: Collie's public library recently won an award for being innovative in its programmes that interact with Collie people, and deservedly so.

There is always something happening at the library, far more than books, magazines, newspapers, DVDs, and "hearing" books.

Hot on the heels of a successful quiz night and a workshop about dying, comes a wills seminar on August 20, from 6-7pm. You can hear lawyer Dawn Tan speak about how to avoid unintended beneficiaries (in-laws, spouses of children,etc). It's free, but you need to register.

Coming up next Monday is a workshop on Instagram for small business from 5.30-6.30pm, also free, but please register.

On August 14, at the Performing Arts Centre at Collie Senior High School, you can celebrate Science Week with a free night of Scinema. Popcorn will be on sale at $1 a "pop".

Keen gardeners should set aside October 2 for a session with Wink Lindsay on backyard abundance.

If you would like further info about any of these sessions, call in to the library and have a chat with the friendly staff.

Donnybrook race: The annual Collie to Donnybrook and return cycle race is a little over a week away, on August 17, with the criterion on August 18. A one-day event for many years, racing now spreads over two days, so it is logical to provide an attraction on the Saturday night. And what an attraction - a popular pasta night at the Collie Italian Club, and interviews on the couch. There will be door prizes to be won. The bar opens at 5pm, with food served at 6.30pm. Tickets are $25 per person.

Park run: This programme had a great start last Saturday, with people of all ages, shapes and levels of fitness (and a few dogs on leash) joining in a really inclusive event. Don't be put off by the name - you can run if you want to, but there is no shame in choosing to walk, and you won't be on your own. The programme is a world-wide event held at 8am every Saturday. If you want to be part of it, but not walk or run, you can volunteer to be a marshal, timekeeper, barcode scanner or hand out finish tokens. The route follows paths around the river, starting and finishing at Soldiers' Park.

Send it in: Items for not-for-profit organisations are welcomed for this column. Email info to me at nrg@highway1.com.au by 5pm on Mondays, or drop off notes in my mailbox at 87 Jones St. Please include a contact name and number in case I need to check info.