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Redland library programs inspire new literacy app


A new app to improve children’s literacy that took its inspiration from Redland City library programs was launched at the Cleveland Library today.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams was joined by Minister for Education, Training and Employment John-Paul Langbroek to launch the SPEAK App at the very place it began as a conversation with Redland library staff.

“This new app encourages oral language and literacy in children and has taken its inspiration from the Speaking Promotes Education and Knowledge (SPEAK) program that has helped promote early literacy in the Redlands since 2011,” Cr Williams said.

“The app uses a variety of activities such as games, nursery rhymes and images to engage with children, helping to improve literacy through fun and entertainment.

“We can all be proud that the SPEAK Community Program that provided the inspiration for this app was founded in Redland City.

“This app will be a fabulous addition to existing initiatives available through the SPEAK program and helps extend the reach of the program beyond the Redlands, making it an accessible resource for anyone wanting help with early childhood literacy.

“The SPEAK app has been funded by Department of Education, Training and Employment South East region, with input from a number of people including Redlands library staff and the Cleveland State School.

“It is a great example of what can be achieved when people who share a common passion for student literacy work together.”

The SPEAK app is available for free through Google Play and the App Store.

Snapshot – 27 May 2014


Indigi Day Out

Saturday 7 June, 10am – 9pm

Indigi Day Out takes on a new format this year with one big day of fun, food and music. The popular annual event at Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, Runnymede Road, Capalaba is run in conjunction with Folk Redlands Festival of Music.

There’ll be environmental workshops, stalls, kids’ activities, crafts, food and folk music, rides, animal encounters and face painting. Take your own picnic or buy food from one of the stalls. New night time activities include a bush dance, twilight markets and a barbecue. The folk festival continues on Sunday.

For details visit IndigiScapes or call 3824 8611.

 

National Reconciliation Week

Short Film Festival at Cleveland Library

National Reconciliation Week starts today (27 May – 3 June) and is a time to reflect on working together to celebrate our diversity, our cultural differences and our shared values.

Council is hosting a free short film festival during National Reconciliation Week in Cleveland Library with daily sessions at 10am, 12pm and 2pm. Come along and enjoy Ace of Spades, The Caretaker, Who Paintin’ dis Wandjina, Yolngu Guya Djamamirr, Blackbuster and Aunty Maggie and the Womba Wakgun as they make you make you laugh, think and learn more about issues facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

 

Free business workshop

‘How to network’

Council is hosting a free ‘How to Network’ workshop for local business. This hands-on workshop will discuss the importance of business networking and give you practical steps to do it successfully. A light snack and refreshments will be served.

When: Wednesday 11 June 2014
Time: 4.30 – 6.30pm
Where: The Red Place, Shop 14a, 99 Bloomfield Street, Cleveland
RSVP: Friday 6 June 2014, karen.brown@redland.qld.gov.au or 3829 8507 (places are limited)
Light refreshments will be served.

 

Library activity

Join the Adventurer’s Book Club

Calling all kids! Come and join the fun at the Adventurer’s Book Club, held monthly at Capalaba Library for children over eight years old. It’s a free afternoon of activities and book discussion, with all members also receiving a Reading Passport! The next session is 3.30pm – 4.15pm, Thursday 29 May. No bookings needed.

For more information on the great range of free library activities available, visit www.redland.qld.gov.au/Library

 

Water meter readings

Time to clip back the cacti! We are reading water meters in Mount Cotton this week. Please make sure our water meter readers have clear access to your water meter.

 

Open meetings

Wednesday 4 June – General Meeting, 9.30am

Redlands Snapshot – 20 May 2014


National Reconciliation Week

Short Film Festival at Cleveland Library

National Reconciliation Week from 27 May – 3 June is a time to reflect on working together to celebrate our diversity, our cultural differences and our shared values.

Council is hosting a free short film festival during National Reconciliation Week in Cleveland Library with daily sessions at 10am, 12pm and 2pm. Come along and enjoy films Ace of Spades, The Caretaker, Who Paintin’ dis Wandjina, Yolngu Guya Djamamirr, Blackbuster and Aunty Maggie and the Womba Wakgun as they make you make you laugh, think and learn more about issues facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

 

Free business workshop

‘People Matters’ Wednesday 28 May

Council is hosting ‘People Matters’ – a fun, free workshop providing tips and techniques for improving your people skills and ensuring ongoing business success.

  • When: Wednesday 28 May 2014, 7am – 9am
  • Where: Redlands Sporting Club, Anson Road, Wellington Point
  • RSVP: Wednesday 23 May 2014 to karen.brown@redland.qld.gov.au or 3829 8507 (places are limited)

Light refreshments will be served.

 

Library activity

Join the Adventurer’s Book Club

Calling all kids! Come and join the fun at the Adventurer’s Book Club, held monthly at Capalaba Library for children over eight years old. It’s a free afternoon of activities and book discussion, with all members also receiving a Reading Passport! The next session is 3.30pm – 4.15pm, Thursday 29 May. No bookings needed.

For more information on the great range of free library activities available, visit www.redland.qld.gov.au/Library

 

Indigi Day Out

Saturday 7 June, 10am – 9pm

Indigi Day Out takes on a new format this year with one big day of fun, food and music. The popular annual event at Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, Runneymede Road, Capalaba is run in conjunction with Folk Redlands Festival of Music.

There’ll be environmental workshops, stalls, kids’ activities, crafts, food and folk music, rides, animal encounters and face painting. Take your own picnic or buy food from one of the stalls. New night time activities include a bush dance, twilight markets and a barbecue. The folk festival continues on Sunday.

For details visit www.indigiscapes.com.au or call 3824 8611.

 

Water meter readings

Time to restrain the Rhododendrons! We are reading water meters in Redland Bay this week. Please make sure our water meter readers have clear access to your water meter.

 

Open meetings

Wednesday 21 May and 4 June

General Meeting – 9.30am

Snapshot – 25 February


Bin day/week changes

Waste, recycling and green waste collection

Residential bin collection days and/or weeks are set to change for about 1400 Redlands households, starting from Monday 10 March 2014.

This may affect you if you live in Alexandra Hills, Capalaba, Birkdale, Wellington Point or
Victoria Point.

Collection changes and the dates they take effect will vary. Affected households should
have received a letter with all the details over the weekend, so check your letterbox. Another letter will be delivered next weekend (1-2 March).

Visit our website to check if this will affect you.

Extra recycling collection services will be provided for some properties and details will be in the letter. If your bin has been missed and you can’t wait till the next collection day, call 3829 8999.

 

Council Sponsorship

Applications now open

Council’s latest round of Sponsorship funding is now open. We will be accepting applications
until Friday 28 March 2014. The program provides financial and in-kind support for eligible events,
projects, services or activities that benefit the Redlands.

Other funding: don’t forget to get your applications in for Council’s current Grants round, closing this Friday 28 February 2012.

For information, or to obtain an application form, visit our website or call 3829 8911.

 

What’s on at your local library?

Redland Libraries offer a host of free activities each month. From ‘Authors in Action’ talks to computer classes and fun kids’ reading and language development activities, there’s something for everyone.

Visit our website to see what’s on, or come in for a visit and grab a monthly activities calendar.

 

Recycling near you

Public place recycling is here

Did you know Council has installed 34 recycling wheelie bin enclosures in public places around our city, with funding support from the National Packaging Covenant and Department of Environment and Heritage Protection?

So when you’re out and about, look for recycling signs and recycle what you would at home – aluminium, steel, paper and cardboard, glass and plastics with symbols numbering 1-6.

 

Water meter readings

Maintain your melaleucas! We are reading water meters in Mount Cotton this week. Please make sure meter readers have clear access to your water meter.

Redland Snapshot – 14 January 2014


Straddie open for business

Council and the Straddie Chamber of Commerce are encouraging visitors back to Straddie in the wake of the bushfires. Explore beautiful beaches, enjoy stunning ocean views and help our Straddie operators at the same time. Check out the latest images on our Facebook page. For camping inquiries contact Straddie Camping on (07) 3409 9668.

 

Be bushfire and storm safe

The North Stradbroke Island bushfires have emphasised the need for residents – particularly those on the bay islands – to be prepared for emergency situations.

Stay connected

Keep up-to-date with the latest information on potential storm or bushfire threats through Redland City Council’s community media services. You don’t need a Facebook or Twitter account to access these pages:

Bay Islands emergency guide: For our island residents, the Redland City Council’s Disaster Management Plan is full of important information tailored specifically for the Islands of Moreton Bay. You can access it on Council’s website.

 

Healthy Waterways Report Card 2013

Community Forum – 15 January 2014

Healthy Waterways invites you to attend a free 2013 Ecosystem Health Report Card community forum presented by our Chief Scientist Dr James Udy.

A special presentation will also be provided by Council staff on the outcomes of the Redlands Waterway Recovery Report. The evening will include a free supper.

  • When: Wednesday 15 January 2014, 6pm – 8pm
  • Where: Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, 17 Runnymede Rd, Capalaba

To book: Email Rachael or phone 3177 9100

 

E-waste

Straddie E-Waste drop-off point

Council had opened a temporary e-waste drop-off on North Stradbroke Island, providing free disposal of e-waste (e.g. televisions without broken glass, computers, laptops, cables, printers, scanners and hard drives) for residents and businesses until the end of January 2014. Normal restrictions on accepted types of e-waste apply.

  • Collection dates: Now open until 31 January 2014
  • Collection times: 8am – 2pm weekdays; 7.30am – 3pm weekends
  • Drop-off location: North Stradbroke Island Waste Transfer Station, East Coast Road, Myora

For a complete list of approved e-waste, visit our website.

 

Mobile Library

Interruption to services

The Mobile Library will be out of service until Monday 3 February 2014 due to repairs. We apologise for any inconvenience.

 

Water meter readings

We are reading water meters in Alexandra Hills and on Russell and North Stradbroke Islands this week. Make sure our meter readers have clear access to your water meter.

Authors talks a boon for literary lovers


Redland City Council’s Authors in Action October and November line-up looks sure to impress local book lovers.

Authors in Action are events hosted by Redland Libraries, where local, national and international authors discuss their new book releases and meet with fans.

Redland City Mayor Cr Karen Williams said the Authors in Action talks were highly popular and attracted well-known authors.

“It is a rare opportunity for people to meet famous Australian authors, as well as Redlands authors who are creating a buzz and making a name for themselves overseas,” Cr Williams said.

“From Peter Fitzsimmons historically-based novel, to more personal stories such as Dawn Johnson’s story of overcoming hardships, there is something for everyone in the Authors in Action series.”

All events are free, but bookings are essential as they fill up quickly. In the next two months, the following authors will feature:

11am-12pm, 12 October: Cecil Pellows, author of ‘For Some Unknown Reason’. Capalaba Library. Bookings to: 3843 8010

12-1pm, 18 October: Dawn Johnson, author of ‘Face Values’,  Victoria Point library. Booking to: 3884 4011

6-7pm, 25 October: Marianne Delacourt, author of ‘Stage Fright’, Victoria Point Library. Bookings to: 3884 4011

12-1pm, 1 November: Peter FitzSimons, media personality and author of ‘Eureka’, Victoria Point Library. Bookings to 3884 4011

12-1pm, 8 November: Kevin Crowe author of ‘Whistle up a Storm’, Victoria Point Library. Bookings to: 3884 4011

12.30 – 1.30pm, 16 November: Ian Walkley author of ‘No Remorse’ Victoria Point Library. Bookings to: 3884 4011

For more information, visit council’s website www.redland.qld.gov.au or drop into a Redlands Library.

Let the kids be “wild things” or go to a “Twisted Tea Party” this school holidays


Redland City Council will run a variety of free and low cost activities for children and teens during the June – July school holidays. There will be something for everyone, from skateboarding and art workshops, to a Wild Things Day Out and a Twisted Tea Party.

Fun in the Parks
The ever popular Fun in the Parks will provide four free mornings of fun, from 9 to 11am, for four to 14-year-olds. With mixed games and activities, a climbing wall and jumping castles; all you need to do is turn up and register your child on the day.

Fun in the Parks dates and locations:
Tuesday 26 June: Mount Cotton Community Park, Bayview Village, Valley Way
Thursday 28 June: GJ Walter Park, Shore Street East, Cleveland
Tuesday 3 July: Keith Surridge Park, Windmere Road, Alexandra Hills
Thursday 5 July: Macleay Island, Cnr High Central & South Sea Terrace (opp Community Centre)

Skateboarding workshops
Ten to 16-year-olds can book in for one of six free skateboarding workshops with the crew from Skatebiz. There will be prizes and giveaways.

For the dates and locations of skateboard workshops, visit www.redland.qld.gov.au or www.facebook.com/RedlandsYouth. To book, phone 3829 8233 or email kara.mansley@redland.qld.gov.au. Bookings are essential.

IndigiScapes activities
Redlands IndigiScapes Centre will offer environmental activities suitable for families and children of various ages. Some of the tantalizing titles include Earth Explorer, Creatures of the Dark, and Marvelous Marine Mammals.

Visit www.indigiscapes.com.au for the full details of these activities, which will all be held at IndigiScapes, Runnymede Road, Capalaba. Bookings are essential and can be made at Council’s Cleveland or Capalaba Customer Service Centre or by phoning IndigiScapes on 3824 8611. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Art for kids
As part of her exhibition, Dwell, showing at Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba; artist Sue Beyer will host her “Mapping your World” workshops for children aged five to twelve.

The workshops encourage children to make new discoveries and to think differently about the places and spaces they experience every day. They will run on 3 and 4 July. For full details, visit www.redland.qld.gov.au and to book, phone3829 8484 or email gallery@redland.qld.gov.au.

Parents/guardians must remain with children for the duration of the workshop.

Library fun
Redland Libraries will offer a number of fun activities in Cleveland, Capalaba and Victoria Point branches.
Wild Things Day Out is suitable for ages six years and under and 3D Design Craft is for children ages eight years and older. No bookings are required for either.

Twisted Tea Party is for ages eight years and older and bookings are essential (phone 3843 8031).
Full details of holiday activities in the library can be viewed at www.redland.qld.gov.au.