Those who are applying or hoping to apply to join the police force, fire service or armed forces would be familiar with the fitness test that needs to be passed. I’ve heard it called the ‘beep test’, or the shuttle run test. Basically you need to run 20m in a certain amount of time, and there is a cd that you can play that beeps at the times when you need to turn around.
We have been asked several times if the Library has a copy of this CD. We now have found a supplier and added two copies to our collection available for loan. You can find the CD here now in our catalogue, or on the shelf with other titles on fitness and exercise in 613.71.
It’s also a great tool for general aerobic fitness, no matter what your career goals are!
The Wonderful World of Albert Kahn book cover
Tying in with the BBC television series of the same name, The Wonderful World of Albert-Kahn: Colour photographs from a Lost Age by David Okuefuna is an ‘astonishing collection of early true-colour photographs from around the world.’
These are true colour pictures from what is usually considered a black and white age, capturing people and events from 40 countries early in the 20th century. Many of the photographs have never been published before, most featuring everyday people, providing a snapshot of cultures past. Check it out at your Library.
Benita, Deidre (HACC) and Councillors Barbaro and McLafferty with the Carer's Resources
The Library, in conjunction with the City of Tea Tree Gully Home and Community Care (HACC) team, recently launched a collection just for carers.
We want to make it easy for people who are carers for family members to access information and stories that are helpful and uplifting.
Over 50 people attended the launch of the Carer’s Resources, and heard from members of the HACC Team, a representative from Carer’s SA, and a local carer and library member.
Councillor Paul Barbaro opened the Carer’s collection, and Councillor Jim McLafferty was also in attendance.
There were a few kleenex moments, with carer’s talking passionately about how much the respite and support means to them and reconnects them with the world.
You can browse the collection online via the catalogue here.
Looking for up to date, reliable information on a broad range of topics? Go to the Library Databases page where you can access Encyclopedia Britannica Online. (Just need to enter your library barcode number).
Keywood search or browse three different areas,
- Encyclopedia Britannica – suitable for high school students and above
- Britannica Student – for middle school age students
- Britannica Junior – suitable for primary and junior primary students
Let us know what you think!
Three Home Energy Toolkits are now available for seven day loan from the Library. The kits contain everything you need to assess the energy use of your home plus practical tips on reducing energy consumption. Just the thing during a heatwave!
The kits are provided by the Department for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure. They include thermometers, a power meter, a compass, stopwatch and full instructions.
As the kits contain specialised equipment, we do ask that they are picked up and returned from the Customer Service Desk.
You may be aware of the bats, balls, frisbees and racquets that are available for loan from the Library. We have been on a shopping spree and purchased some more recreation equipment for summer, including a range of things to play with in the pool. From noodles to dive sticks, hoola hoops and skipping ropes, there’s lots of fun and healthy (and free!) entertainment available for the whole family at the Library. Or to help you with your post-Christmas fitness kick, you could borrow a pedometer and some hand weights.
… had a fantastic time selecting a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction resources for the library! We had an excellent response with a full complement of fifteen people on hand to choose a range of books, DVDs and music CDs that should be finding their way onto the shelves in the next few weeks!
The Borders library purchasing team!
Our friends at Borders were very hospitable, supplying supper and helping us find the books on the shelves. A great time was had by all and a great way for library users to have a say in what their library holds!
Ray peruses some non-fiction
Jan inspects the range of computing books