Speechie Library Talks 2021

Join us at a Speechie Library Talk in November 2021

Throughout November 2021 members of Speech Pathology Australia will visit libraries across Australia to help parents and carers build their children's language and literacy skills. In a series of presentations, parents and carers can learn about how to choose and select the best books and how to engage their young readers, and listen to a reading of one of the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year award winning books.

View the list below of participating libraries and online events near you. For more information and to register to attend an event contact the library. 

Supporting children’s bilingualism through book reading - Fully booked 

Join speech pathologist Nisrine El Choueifati as she discusses bilingualism and children’s language and literacy.

Parents of bilingual children are often concerned that being bilingual can have a detrimental effect on their child’s learning, language and literacy. The focus of Nisrine’s presentation is that bilingualism doesn’t cause delay – this is generally caused by other reasons. Nisrine will also discuss how do parents work out if their child has a learning difficulty? And how can parents support their child’s bilingualism through book reading?

About Nisrine El Choueifati

Nisrine El Choueifati has worked as a speech pathologist with children, families and communities for 16 years. She believes in the power of books and early literacy experiences to support bi-lingualism. Nisrine is committed to being an advocate for positive bilingualism and cultural inclusion.

Nisrine learnt to speak Arabic, French and English as a child and was able to learn Italian at school. Nisrine is a trainer working with Diversity Kids, which offers many practical programs working with educators and families to support the knowledge, skills and actions needed to support bilingualism and inclusion. She is a lecturer in speech pathology at ACU in Sydney, where she works with speech pathology students develop the skills to enable positive bi-lingualism and communication so that they can participate and connect with culture.

Sessions - fully booked

Two sessions are available covering the same topic, so please register for one session.

Session 1: Tuesday 9 November 2021 10.30 am Registration closed 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

OR

Session 2: Wednesday 10 November 2021 7.30 pm Registration closed

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

NB: a maximum of 30 people can register for each event.

You may email any questions to Nisrine prior to the event.

Speechie Library Talks library locations in 2021

Library

Address

Date

Time

Comments

New South Wales

 Adamstown Library   75 Victoria Street, Adamstown, NSW, 2289  24 November   10:30 AM  

Batemans Bay Library

Hanging Rock Pl, Batemans Bay NSW 2536

16 November

10:30 AM

Batemans Bay Library  Hanging Rock Pl, Batemans Bay NSW 2536 23 November    10:30 AM  

Bathurst Library

70-72 Keppel St, Bathurst NSW 2795

12 November

11:00 AM

Contact the library to book 6333 6281

Bathurst Library  70-72 Keppel St, Bathurst NSW 2795 5 November   11:00 AM  Contact the library to book 6333 6281
Bega Library  Zingel Place, Bega NSW 2550  19 November   10:30 AM   

Broken Hill City Library

249 Blende St, Broken Hill NSW 2880

18 November

10:30 AM

 

Campbelltown Library

1 Hurley St, Campbelltown NSW 2560

16 November

NA

 

Casino Library  Graham Place, Casino NSW 2470   23 November  10:00 AM
 Please phone 6660 0250 to book
Cessnock City Library  65-67 Vincent St, Cessnock, NSW 2325 9 February  6:00 PM    
Chatswood Library   Online  18 November    6:00:00 PM  To join this session click the link to the library and use the access codes below. 
Meeting ID: 882 5480 7964
Passcode: 634377
 

Cootamundra War Memorial Library

77 Wallendoon St, Cootamundra NSW 2590

3 November

10:30 AM

 

Eden Library   27 Mitchell St, Eden, NSW 2551 26 November   10:30 AM  Call the library for more details (02) 6499 2451
Erina Library   The Hive, Erina Fair, Erina NSW 2250 15 November  10:30 AM  

Dee Why Library

725 Pittwater Rd, Dee Why NSW 2099

16 November

7:00 PM

 

Hawkesbury Central Library   300 George St, Winsor NSW 2756  N/A  N/A  

Hornsby Library

28-44 George St, Hornsby NSW 2077

10 November

1:00 PM

 

Inner West Library   Online  15 November  6:30 PM   
Inverell Library   55-59 Campbell Street, Inverell NSW 2360 16 November   11:30 AM Call the library to book 6728 8130
Kurri Kurri Library   Cnr Lang and Allworth St, Kurri Kurri, NSW 2327  8 February   3.30 PM   
Kurri Kurri Library   Cnr Lang and Allworth St, Kurri Kurri, NSW 2327  8 February   6:00 PM   

Liverpool City Library

170 George St, Liverpool NSW 2170

18 November

11:00 AM

 

Liverpool City Library

170 George St, Liverpool NSW 2170

18 November

11:00 AM

 

Macquarie (University) Library

 

1 November

12:00 PM

 

Moruya Library    24 November  10:30 AM  
Narooma Library    25 November   10:30 AM  
Narrabri Library   8 Doyle Street, Narrabri, NSW 2390 8 November  10.30 AM    

Nowra Library

10 Berry St, Norwa NSW 2541

2 November

11:00 AM

 

 Orange City Library   147 Byng Street, Orange, NSW 2800 24 November  11:00 AM   

Randwick City Library

Level 1, Royal Randwick Shopping Centre, Randwick NSW 2031

9 November

10:30 AM

 

Tamworth City Library   466 Peel Street, Tamworth NSW 2340 15 December   6:00 PM   

Top Ryde Library

Online Zoom session 

15 November

9:30 AM

 
Wagga City Library   243 Baylis Street Wagga Wagga  2 November   9:30 AM  

Woolgoolga Library

Ganderton St, Woolgoolga NSW 2456

5 November

4:00 PM

 

ACT Belconnen Library   Online  11 November  10:00 AM  
ACT Woden Library  Online  10 November   11:30 AM  

Queensland

Ayr Library (AKA Burdekin Library)

108 Graham St, Ayr QLD 4807

19 November

10:30 AM

 

Brisbane City Council Libraries   Facebook Live  16 November  10:30 AM  
Broadbeach Library   61 Sunshine Boulevard, Mermaid Waters, QLD, 4211 17 November   10:00 AM  
 Caboolture Library   4 Hasking Street, Caboolture, QLD, 4510  6 November  10:00 AM   

Cairns City Library

151 Abbott St, Cairns QLD 4870

18 November

NA

 

Caloundra Library   8 Omra Avenue, Caloundra QLD 4551 18 November  10:15 AM  

Cleveland Library

Bloomfield & Middle Sts , Cleveland QLD 4163

9 November

10:15 AM & 11:00 AM

 

Earlville Library

Shop 128 Stockland , Cairns QLD 4870

23 November

10:00 AM

 

Goondiwindi Library

100 Marshall St , Goondiwindi QLD 4390

11 November

11:30 AM

 

Hervey Bay Library  161 Old Maryborough Rd, QLD 4655  1 November   10:00 AM  

Hinchinbrook Shire Library

73-75 McIlwraith St, Ingham QLD 4850

4 November

10:30 AM

 

Inglewood Library

18 Elizabeth St , Inglewood QLD 4387

2 December

10:30 AM

 

 Kawana Library   30 Nanyima Street, Buddina, QLD 4575 8 November   9:30 AM  

Manunda Library

Raintrees Shopping Centre, Manunda QLD 4870

17 November

NA

 

 Mt Isa City Council Library   23 West Street, Miles End QLD 4825 9 November  10:30 AM  Call: 4747 3350
 Mt Isa City Council Library    23 West Street, Miles End QLD 4825 9 November  3:30 PM  Call: 4747 3350
 Nerang Library   Cnr White and Price Street, Nerang, QLD 4211 9 November  10:00 AM  

Smithfield Library

70 Cheviot St, Smithfield QLD 4878

12 November

10:00 AM

 

Stratford Library

11 Kamerunga Rd, Stratford QLD 4870

25 November

NA

 

Texas Library

High St, Texas QLD 4385

18 November

10:30 AM

 

Broadbeach Library

61 Sunshine Blvd, Mermaid Waters QLD 4218

17 November

10:00 AM

 

Helensvale Library

62 Sir John Overall Dr, Helensvale QLD 4212

24 November

10:00 AM

 

Mackay Regional Council Libraries - Gordon White Library

54 Phillip St, Mt Pleasant, Mackay QLD 4740

10 November

10:15 AM

 

Mackay Regional Council Libraries - Gordon White Library

54 Phillip St, Mt Pleasant, Mackay QLD 4741

17 November

10:15 AM

 

North Lakes Library 10 The Corso, North Lakes, QLD 4509  8 November   9:30 AM  

Nerang Library

Corner White & Price Sts, Nerang QLD 4211

9 November

10:00 AM

 

Ormeau Community Centre

3 Cuthbert Dr, Ormeau QLD 4208

16 November

10:00 AM

 

State Library of Queensland   Queensland Cultural Centre Precinct, South Brisbane  15 November  10:00 AM  

Strathpine Library

1 Station St, Strathpine QLD 4500

4 November

NA

 

Upper Coomera Library

Corner Reserve and Abraham Rds, Upper Coomera QLD 4209

27 November

10:00 AM

 

South Australia

Aldinga Library

11 Central Way, Aldinga Beach SA 5173

16 November

10:00 AM

 

 Burnside Library   401 Greenhill Road, Tunsmore, SA 5065 16 November   10:30 AM  

Campbelltown Library

171 Montacute Rd, Newton SA 5074

30 November

10:00 AM

 

Civic Library (Woodville)

72 Woodville Rd, Woodville South SA 5011

4 November

10:00 AM

 

Clare Library

33 Old North Rd, Clare SA 5453

9 November

10:00 AM

 

Mitcham Library

154 Belair Rd, Hawthorn SA 5062

17 November

6:30 PM

 

Noarlunga Library

Hannah Rd, Norlunga Centre SA 5168

10 November

10:30 AM

 

Nuriootpa Library

43-51 Tanunda Rd, Nuriootpa SA 5355

13 November

11:00 AM

 

Para Hills Community Hub   22 Wilkinson Road, Para Hills, SA 5096 11 November   10:30 AM  

Parks Library

46 Trafford St, Angle Park SA 5010

11 November

10:30 AM

 

Playford Library - Elizabeth Branch

10 Playford Blvd, Elizabeth SA 5112

17 November

10:30 AM

 

Playford Library - Stretton Branch

307 Peachy Rd, Munno Para SA 5115

26 November

10:30 AM

 

Port Lincoln Library

2 London St, Port Lincoln SA 5606

10 November

10:30 AM

 

Prospect Library Payinthi 

128 Prospect Rd, Prospect SA 5082

6 November

10:00 AM

 

Walkerville Library

66 Walkerville Tce, Gilberton SA 5081

3 November

10:45 AM

 

 Whyalla Public Library   19 Ekblom Street, Whyalla Norrie, SA 5608 4 November 11:00 AM   
 Whyalla Public Library  19 Ekblom Street, Whyalla Norrie, SA 5608  9 November 10:00 AM  
Woodside Library 26 Onkaparinga Valley Rd, SA 5244 1 November 10:30 AM   

Yankalilla Library

181 Main South Rd, Yankalilla SA 5203

3 November

NA

 

Tasmania

Burnie Library

30 Alexander St, Burnie TAS 7320

10 November

NA

 

Devonport Library

137 Rooke St, Devonport TAS 7310

6 December

10:00 AM

 

Hobart Library   1st Floor, 91 Murray Street, Hobart TAS 7000  25 November   NA   
Kingston Library   11 Hutchins Street, Kingston, TAS 7050 4 November    11:00 AM  
Rosny Library  46 Bligh Street, Rosny Park, TAS 7018   11 November   10:30 AM   

Victoria

Avondale Heights Library and Learning Centre

69 Military Rd, Avondale Heights VIC 3034

8 November

10:00 AM

 

Ballan Library (Moorabool Libraries)

142 Inglis St, Ballan VIC 3342

10 November

10:00 AM

 

Ballarat Libraries   Online  16 November  6:30 PM   
Bendigo Library   251-259 Hargreaves Street, Bendigo, Vic 3552  24 November  10.30 AM    
Boorondarra Libraries   Online   9 November  7.30 PM  

Brunswick Library

233 Sydney Rd, Brunswick VIC 3056

2 December

10:30 AM

 

Campaspe Regional Library

310 Hare St, Echuca VIC 3564

15 November

10:30 AM

 

Campaspe Regional Library  310 Hare St, Echuca VIC 3564 18 November  11:00 AM   
Campaspe Regional Library  310 Hare St, Echuca VIC 3564  19 November  10:30 AM  
Carlton Library  66t Rathdowne Street, Carlton North, Vic 3054 11 November   6:30 PM   

Castlemaine Library

212 Barker St, Castlemaine VIC 3450

19 November

NA

 

Cheltenham Library

12 Stanley Ave, Cheltenham VIC 3192

16 November

6:30 PM

 

Clayton Library

9-15 Cooke St, Clayton VIC 3168

9 November

NA

 

Cobram Library

14 Punt Rd, Cobram VIC 3644

12 November

10:30 AM

by phone (1300 374 765) or email ([email protected]).

Coburg Library  Online  9 November   7:00:00 PM  https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/165376376193

Dingley Library

31C Marcus Rd, Dingley Village VIC 3172

20 November

10:00 AM

 

Eastern Regional Libraries   Online  5 November    2:00 PM   
Eastern Regional Libraries  Online  4 November   11:00 AM    

Eltham Library

Panther Place, Eltham VIC 3095

11 November

11:30 AM

 

Fitzroy Library

128 Moor St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

11 November

6:30 PM

 

Frankston City Library

60 Playne St, Frankston VIC 3199

18 November

2:00 PM

 

Glenelg Libraries - Portland Branch  32 Bentinck St Vic  24 November 10:00 AM  
Hastings Library  7 High Street, Hastings, VIC 3915 17 November 2:00 PM  
Heathcote Library  125 High Street, Heathcote, VIC 3523 26 November  9:30 AM  
Hobsons Bay Libraries   Online 15 November 7:30 PM  
Hobsons Bay Libraries    Online 8 November  10:00 AM  

Ivanhoe Library and Cultural Hub

275 Upper Heidelberg Rd, Ivanhoe VIC 3079

4 November

10:30 AM

Korumburra Library  Online  30 November  11:00 AM  
Leongatha Library  Online  30 November   2:00 PM    

Melton Library Service

(zoom) 193 Caroline Springs Blvd, Caroline Springs VIC 3023

18 November

7:00 PM

 

Melton City Libraries   Online  10 November  10:30 AM  

Monash Public Library Service

Online 

23 November

7:00 PM

 

Monash Public Library Service

Online

16 November

7:00 PM

 

Mornington Library  Vancouver Street, Mornington 16 November 11:00 AM  
Nhill Library  5 Clarence Stree, Nhill, VIC 3418 11 November   10:00 AM  Please call the library if you wish to attend. (03) 5391 4449
 Newcomb Library   Online 1 December   4:00:00 PM    

Point Cook Library (Wyndham Library Service)

1-21 Cheetman St, Point Cook VIC 3029

10 November

10:30 AM

 

Richmond Library

415 Church St, Richmond VIC 3121

23 November

NA

 

Rosanna Library

72 Turnham Ave , Rosanna VIC 3084

10 November

7:00 PM

 

Rosebud Library

McDowell St, Rosebud VIC 3939

11 November

7:00 PM

Shepparton Library Online  26 November  11:00 AM  
Traralgon Library  Online  3 November  1:00 PM   
Torquay Library   Surf City Plaza Beeach Road, Torquay VIC 3228 18 November  6:30 PM   
South Yarra Library   Online  16 November   10:00 AM  

Warragul Library

75 Victoria St, Warragul VIC 3820

17 December

10:00 AM

 

West Gippsland Libraries - San Remo 

92 Back Beach Road, San Remo              

10 November

NA

 

Westall Library

35 Fairbank Rd , Clayton South VIC 3169

23 November

10:30 AM

 

Wyndham Library Online  16 November   7:30 PM  
Wyndham Library Online   23 November   7:30 PM  
Yackandandah Library   34 High Street, Yackandandah Victoria 3749  4 November   9:30 AM  

Yarrawonga Library

26-30 Belmore St, Yarrawonga VIC 3730

15 November

11:00 AM

by phone (1300 374 765) or email ([email protected]).

Western Australia

Armadale Public Library

Armadale Central Shopping Centre, Shop 64/10 Orchard Ave, Armadale WA 6112

17 November

NA

 

AH Bracks Library   431 Canning Highway, Melville WA 6156 8 November   10:30 AM  

Ballajura Community Library

Corner Kingfisher Ave & Illawarra Cres South, Ballajura WA 6066

2 November

10:30 AM

 

Broome Library

Hamersley St & Haas St, Broome WA 6725

8 November

11:00 AM

 

Broome Library

Hamersley St & Haas St, Broome WA 6726

9 November

11:00 AM

 

Broome Library

Hamersley St & Haas St, Broome WA 6727

12 November

11:00 AM

 

Bull Breek Library   24 Leichardt St, Bull Creek, WA 6149  8 November   2:00:00 PM   
 Harvey Library  Young Street, Harvey, WA 6220  3 November   9:30 AM  

Mary Davis Library & Community Centre

17 Settlers Avenue, Baldivis WA 6171

5 November

10:00 AM

 

Rockingham Library  Dixon Rd, Rockingham WA 6168 18 November  11:00 AM   
Perth City Library   573 Hay Street, Perth WA 6000 2 November   N/A  

South Hedland Library

Leake St, South Hedland WA 6722

18 November              

10:30 AM

 

Spearwood Public Library

9 Coleville Crescent, Spearwood WA 6163

9 November

10:30 AM

 

Success Library

11 Wentworth Pde, Success, Cockburn WA 6164

2 November

9:30 AM

 

 Victoria Park Library   27 Sussex Street, East Victoria  23 November   11:00 AM