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Lesmurdie Community Library is a very successful partnership between the City of Kalamunda Library Services and Lesmurdie Senior High School. We are the first purpose-designed joint use library in Western Australia and one of the earliest of its size in Australia.

We serve a school population of around 1000 students, 80 teachers and a further 42 support staff. Our local Lesmurdie community population is over 11,000. 

 

Location

Lesmurdie Senior High School Campus. 21 Reid Road, Lesmurdie, Western Australia 6076

Lesmurdie Senior High School Library: Ph. (08) 9291 1240

Lesmurdie Library - City of Kalamunda: Ph. (08) 9257 9976

 

 

Save the Koala Month

September 2019

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Today (1 September) marks the first day of Save The Koala Month, a fundraising and awareness campaign to help Australia’s cuddliest-looking icon.

Although not yet classed as an endangered species, their habitat is under threat. Koalas use trees for food but also for protection from predators and weather, so the clearing of trees for farming and housing has had an enormous impact on their survival.

With their big furry ears and striking black noses, koalas are one of Australia’s most popular animals. Despite the koala’s scientific name, Phascolarctos cinereus, meaning ash-coloured pouched bear, it is not a bear but a marsupial.

A koala’s fur and size are dependent on the area in which it lives. Koalas from the north of Australia exhibiting paler grey fur than their southern counterparts. The smallest koalas (around 5 kilograms) are found in North Queensland, while the largest (up to 10 kilograms) live in Victoria.

A typical koala will eat around 500 grams of eucalyptus leaves each. It is through licking the dew on these leaves that the koala gets moisture, as they don’t often drink water. The leaves provide very little energy so koalas conserve energy by sleeping up to 18 hours a day.

 

 

 

RUOK Day

12 September 2019

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R U OK?'s vision is a world where we're all connected and are protected from suicide.

Our mission is to inspire and empower everyone to meaningfully connect with people around them and support anyone struggling with life.
Our goals are to: 
1. Boost our confidence to meaningfully connect and ask about life's ups and downs
2. Nurture our sense of responsibility to regularly connect and support others
3. Strengthen our sense of belonging because we know people are there for us
4. Be relevant, strong and dynamic

 

International Day of Peace

21 September 2019

International Day of Peace

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The United Nations General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.

The Day’s theme for 2019 is “Climate Action for Peace.”

 

UN Goal: Health and Population

 

 

 

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