Brotherhood of St Laurence
Brotherhood of St Laurence

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(published on 23/09/2016)

Parking for Realm

Best parking is from Ringwood Street - entry 5 West.  Proceed up two ramps.  Find Realm a short walk diagnonally across Town Square.  

(published on 12/12/2016)
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New in the library:


You're leaving tomorrow (Conscripts and correspondents caught up in the Vietnam War) by Brown, Malcolm et al
Publication:
Sydney, Australia Random House 2007 . 210p: b&w ill. 22

New in the library:


The Australian Home Beautiful a journal for the home builder
Publication:
Melbourne United Press September 1945 . 40 p. 29 cm.

New in the library:


Medical Kit
Publication:
. 3 X Medical Observer magazines; 1 X Parents magazine; 1 X Diabetes magazine; 1 X Australian First Aid book Vol. 1 & 2 (St John Ambulance Australia); 1 X Rawleigh's effervescent salts bottle; 1 X Sloan's Liniment bottle; 1 X Bayer flavoured Aspirin packet; 1 X tin non sterile Elastoplast bandage; rubber gloves; 1 X sling; Jumbo swabs; Selection bandaids; 1 X specimen container; 1 X tablet container; 1 X non sterile crepe bandage; 3 X face masks; 2 X non sterile gauze bandages; 1 X thermometer; 2 X non sterile catheter procedure sets 19

New in the library:


The Australian Home Beautiful a journal for the home builder
Publication:
Melbourne United Press January 1947 . 56 p. 29 cm

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Tengrams
Publication:
. Selection of colorful wooden shapes and display board 18

New in the library:


Mystras Historical and archaeological guide by Acheimastou-Potamianou
Publication:
Athens Nikos Kritselas 2003 . 120 p; col. ill. 22

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Carers Relaxation Commonwealth Carer Resource Centre
Publication:
Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing 2002 . 1 Cd 21

New in the library:


Alzheimer's Disease- Looking forward by Pfizer Aust. by Information for carers- understanding, managing,planning ahead, keeping track. Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd
Publication:
38-42 Wharfe Road West Ryde NSW 2114 . Soft cover booklet of 94 pages- 2 copies 19

New in the library:


Sensory Kit number 1- Awaken the senses
Publication:
. Selection of items to enhance the senses e.g lava lamp, tactile balls and plush insects 18

New in the library:


The Australian Home Beautiful a journal for the home builder
Publication:
Melbourne United Press June 1948 . 80 p. 29 cm

New in the library:


Montessori based sorting activity Sorting by numbers and colour - 100 coloured numbered discs
Publication:
. Multi coloured numbered discs, assortment of foam animals 19

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Trzy Roze by Dobsinsky, Pavol
Publication:
Poland Mlade leta 1973 . 93 p.; includes index; col. ill. 23

New in the library:


Local Knowledge A dementia care e-learning resource for rural and remote aged care workers Alzheimer's Australia
Publication:
Western Australia Alzheimer's Australia 2008 . 1 Cd 22

New in the library:


Boggle Hidden Word Game Parker Brothers
Publication:
Salem, Mass. Parker Brothers 1976 . 16 letter cubes; a cube tray with dome; 3 min. timer; paper pad; instruction sheet 22

New in the library:


Alzheimer's disease Patient and family support Look forward programme
Publication:
38-42 Wharfe Rd West Ryde NSW 2114 Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd . 1 dvd 20

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Classics for relaxation Beautiful classical music to calm the soul ABC
Publication:
ABC Classics 2012 . 5 Cds 21

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Kakadu Our Land, Our Heritage by Allen, Lyn; Harris, Chris
Publication:
N.S.W., Australia Weldons 1987 . 96 p; col. ill. 22

New in the library:


Instant Families Building a stronger, healthier relationship Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
Publication:
ACT Commonwealth of Australia 2007 . 1 dvd; 1 information book 23

New in the library:


Smul Boek
Publication:
Libellle 1977 . 209 p; includes index; col. ill. 20

New in the library:


The Australian Home Beautiful a journal for the home builder
Publication:
Melbourne United press January 1942 . 44 p. 29cm.

New in the library:


Cloth to You
Publication:
Japan Road Station . 1000 pcs.; 50 X 75 cm 21

New in the library:


Jigsaw - Giraffe
Publication:
. Jigsaw Puzzle 20x20cm

New in the library:


Still Alice by Genova, Lisa
Publication:
London United Kingdom Simon & Schuster 2007 . 345 p 23

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Our Australia by Dorman, John
Publication:
Bathurst, N.S.W. Robert Brown 1988 . 62 p.; col. ill. 22

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Kipboek by Volkomen, Het
Publication:
Amsterdam Wina Born 1974 . 176 p; includes index 22

New in the library:


Pierre Belmonde: Change the World by Belmonde, Pierre
Publication:
UK K-tel Entertainment (UK) 1997 . CD with cover and list of songs 21

New in the library:


The Australian Home Beautiful a journal for the home builder
Publication:
Melbourne United Press July 1962 . 92 p. 29 cm.

New in the library:


The World Encyclopedia of Bombers An illustrated A-Z directory of bomber aircraft
Publication:
London, U.K. Anness Publishing 2004 . 256 p.; col. ill., includes index 21

New in the library:


Dementia Taking the next Step Understand Support Alzheimer's Australia Alzheimers Australia Ltd
Publication:
Victoria RealTimeHealth -The digital Health Network February 2012 . One DVD in a plastic case 18.5 x 13.5 x 1.5

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Pan Wolodyjowski by Sienkiewicz, Henryk
Publication:
Warsaw,Poland Wydawnictwo 1988 . 494 p. 24

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Het Salade Boek by Wolter, Annette
Publication:
Munich, Germany Van Dishoeck 1977 . 72 p; col. ill.; includes index 22

New in the library:


Clamps and Spanners Sorting kit
Publication:
. 24 Clamps; 3 Spark plug; 6 Spanners 18

New in the library:


Taking the first step Building a stronger, healthier relationship Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
Publication:
ACT Commonwealth of Australia 2007 . 1 dvd; 1 booklet 23

New in the library:


The Australian Home Beautiful a journal for the home builder
Publication:
Melbourne United Press January 1961 . 96 p. 29 cm.

New in the library:


Hardware activity board.
Publication:
. A selection of bolts,locks, power point and plug, dimmer switch fixed to wooden board. 18

New in the library:


Australian Aboriginal Culture Australian National Commission for Unesco
Publication:
Canberra, Australia Australian Government Publishing Service 1973 . 48 p; ill. 21

New in the library:


Strangers if a Strange Land Cultural Competence in Dementia Care Workplace Learning Initiatives Pty Ltd
Publication:
Australia Workplace Learning Initiatives 2008 . 1 cd 22

New in the library:


Jumbo Playing cards Set 1 of 2
Publication:
. Set of playing cards in cardboard package 13 x 9 x 1.5 cms

New in the library:


Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Celador Productions Ltd.
Publication:
Australia Celador Productions 2000 . 5 question & answer display modules; 800+ cards; money; 15 lifeline tokens 22

The DRL collection provides access to resources to enable enjoyable activities, hobbies and meaningful pastimes for people who are living with a dementia. Resources are informative, culturally appropriate as well as stimulating, relaxing, comforting and entertaining. Members can have access to games, movies, books, photographs and musical items, as well as publications about dementia.

The collection was developed by the Brotherhood of St. Laurence to provide cost effective, exchangeable resources to enhance the lives of people living with a dementia. Eastern Regional Libraries and the Brotherhood of St. Laurence are delighted to be in partnership to bring this resource to you.
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Borrowing information

Steps to joining:

  • Join ERL (free)
  • Join the DRL and pay annual membership fee*

    Fees are used to improve, expand and maintain the collection and protect the collection for use with eligible patrons. Memberships are for one year and renewed on the anniversary of membership. Once a member you will be issued with how to borrow instructions and user login details.

    *Annual membership fees:

  • Organisations (e.g. Residential Care Facilities; Day Programmes): $110 each annually.
  • Individuals: $30 annually.

    Eligible patrons:

  • Persons who are living with a dementia.
  • Individuals who are supporting a person living with dementia.
  • Organisations that support people living with dementia.
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