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Events and programs for all ages, interests and abilities. 

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Kids and Youth (ages 0 - 18)

Events

Spring progam of events for ages 0 - 18. 

  • Registrations for school holiday events will not open until 2 weeks prior to the event. 
  • If you are unable to attend an event, please cancel your registrations to allow for someone to attend in your place. 

For more information please contact us

Christmas events

EventDetailsDateTimeLibraryAgesRegistrations 
Storytime Christmas Party with Santa

Join us for favourite Christmas stories and songs with Santa and an Elf! There’ll be time for questions and photos with Santa.It’s a rich and nutty occasion, just like Grandma’s fruitcake.

Monday, 9 December 201910.30am - 11.15amMaylands3 - 5

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A Fairy Merry ChristmasThis interactive musical session has it all, singing, storytelling, bubbles, musical instruments and magical reindeer food.Friday, 13 December 201910.30am - 11.15amBayswater2 - 5Click here

Christmas with Hey Dee Ho

Santa is preparing for Christmas night. With help from the elves, he puts the finishing touches on many of our favourite toys...Get into the festive spirit, sing celebrated Christmas songs, play percussion instruments and get your groove on dancing to popular tunes in an epic adventure to magical Toyland.Wednesday, 18 December 201910.30am - 11.15amMorley2 - 5Click here
A Very Family ChristmasChristmas songs, stories and crafts for all the family.Wednesday, 18 December 2019

6pm -

7pm

Bayswater4 - 12Click here
That's a Wrap! – Upcycled gift wrappingUpcycle shopping bags, shoe boxes, jars and other items into gift wrapping.Monday, 16December - Friday 20December 20203.30pm - 5pmMorleyAll agesBookings not required.

School holiday program

EventDetailsDateTimeLibraryAgesRegistrations 
CrafternoonGet crafty with a variety of things to create.Friday, 3 January 20202.30pm - 3.30pmBayswater4 - 12Click here 
Ceramic DecoratingJoin us for an afternoon decorating ceramics.Wednesday, 8 January 20202.30pm - 4pmBayswaterAll agesClick here 
Make It! - Again!Revisit some of your favourite Storytime crafts.Thursday, 9 January 202011am  - 1pmMaylandsAll agesClick here 
Pirate Man Michael: Circus WorkshopLearn how to do circus tricks with Pirate Man Michael. The secrets behind twirling staffs/poi, juggling, hula hoops and more will be revealed in this immersive circus experience.Tuesday, 14 January 20202pm - 3pmMorley8 - 12Click here 
West Oz WildlifeLearn about conservation through this fun, safe, and exciting educational experience. You will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with all of the wildlife, pat all the animals, have photos with each species, and hold all the reptiles.Wednesday, 15 January 20202pm - 3pmBayswater4 - 12Click here 
Writing Workshop with graphic novelist Shane McCarthy Thursday, 16 January 20201pm – 2pmMaylands8 - 13Click here 
Spineless Wonders – Invertebrates Up CloseA unique opportunity for children to see magnificent live invertebrates, this presentation combines humour, fact and myth with world class wildlife photography, still displays and a hands-on component.Tuesday, 21 January 20201pm - 2pmMaylands5 - 11Click here 
Cupcake WarsDecorate a cupcake for the competition (and eat it, too)!Wednesday, 22 January 2020

11am - 12noon

Bayswater4 - 12Click here 
Cupcake WarsDecorate a cupcake for the competition (and eat it, too)!Wednesday, 22 January 20202pm - 3pmBayswater4 - 12Click here 
Birds of PreyMeet and touch live birds of prey and learn about their fascinating superpowers.Friday, 24 January 20202pm - 3pmMorley3 - 12Click here 
Make It! In your PJs

Wear your PJs to library and listen to some great stories and make something awesome.

Tuesday, 28 January 20206.30pm - 7.30pmMaylandsAll agesClick here 
Mistake Maker Resilience WorkshopResilient kids aren't afraid to try new activities and have a go.  This "Very Arty Day" allows kids to try their hand at least 3 different art activities such as drawing, printing, sculpting and painting. Wednesday, 29 January 20202pm - 3.30pmMorley6 - 12Click here 
TRY Resilience WorkshopGrab a large DOSE of resilience while trying different art activities. Instead of saying "I can't" say "I'll TRY!"  Children will complete at least two art projects including a canvas painting or a drawing on matte. Paint smocks are provided but we encourage you to send your children in clothes that don't mind a bit of mess.Thursday, 30 January 20202pm - 3.30pmMaylands 6 - 12Click here 

 

Regular Programs

Regular programs for ages 0 - 18.

For more information please contact us

All children under 10 require a parent or guardian present at all times, no registrations required.

Baby Rhymetime

Rhymes, songs and stories for 0 - 24 months. 

  • This program will not be run between Christmas and New Year's Day.
DayTimeLibrary
Fridays9.45amBayswater 
Mondays9.45amMaylands
Tuesdays9.45amMorley 

Toddler Time

Active session with stories, songs and rhymes to develop pre-literacy, communication and social skills in 1.5 - 3 year olds.

  • This program will not be run between Christmas and New Year's Day.
DayTimeLibrary
Thursdays9.45am Maylands

Storytime

Stories, rhymes, songs and craft activities for 2 - 5 year olds.

  • This program will not be run between Christmas and New Year's Day.
DayTimeLibrary
Mondays and Fridays10.30amBayswater 
Tuesdays10.30amMaylands 
Wednesdays and Fridays10.30amMorley

Mini Movers

Music and movement program for young kids to develop listening and motor skills in a fun environment.

DayTimeLibraryAgesRegistration
Every Wednesday from 19 February until 8 April10am - 11amBayswaterAll agesNo bookings necessary

Learning English Through Storytime (LETS)

A structured storytime for kids of all ages and their parents/guardians filled with activites aimed at improving english and becoming school-ready. 

  • This program does not run during school holidays
DayTimeLibraryAgesRegistration
Every Thursday from 12 February until 19 March1.30pm - 2.30pmMorley3 - 5Please speak to staff to register.

Pop-up Storytime

30 minute storytime sessions for kids aged 0 - 5 with stories, songs and rhymes followed by craft activities. 

  • This program does not run during school holidays 
DayTimeLocation
Every Monday during term 9.30am - 10.30amHawaiian's Noranda Shopping Centre

Saturday Songs and Stories

15 - 20 minute storytime sessions for kids aged 0 - 5 and their parents/guardians.

DayTimeLibrary
29 February10am - 10.20amBayswater

Make It 

Come along and see what you can create. for those aged 5 - 12 years.

  • This program does not run during school holidays
DayTimeLibrary
Every Wednesday during term time4pm - 5pmBayswater
Every Tuesday during term time4pm - 5pmMaylands 
Every Friday during term time4pm - 5pmMorley 

Coder Dojo

Informal coding club for all ages to explore technology in a supportive and social environment. For those aged 7 - 17 years.

  • This program does not run during school holidays
DayTimeLibrary
Every second Friday during term time from 18 October to 13 December, 20193.30pm - 5pmMorley 
Every second Friday during term time from 7 February, 20203.30pm - 5pmMorley 

Noongar Language and Cultural Session

Interactive workshops on Noongar language, culture and storytelling open to children over 12 as well as adults of all ages.

DayTimeLibraryRegistrations
Saturday, 14 December 201910am - 11amMaylandsClick here
Saturday, 8 Febraury 202010am - 11amMaylandsClick here
Saturday, 7 March 202010am - 11amMaylandsClick here
Adults

Events

Spring progam of events.

  • If you are unable to attend an event, please cancel your registrations to allow for someone to attend in your place. 

For more information please contact us

EventDetailsDateTimeLibraryRegistrations
Writers' WorkshopA writers' workshop that will suit the beginner through to the more experienced writer. Facilitated by local author Bruce Russell.Thursday, 5 December 20195.30pm - 7.30pmMaylandsClick here

Wire Sculptures workshop

Learn how to recycle wire netting, electrical cables and power cords to create birds that would look at home in any garden. Tuesday, 10 December 201910am - 12noonBayswaterClick here

Pallet Signs workshop

Discover how to create your own signs on recycled timber. Old pallets, picket fence palings and timber offcuts can be diverted from landfill and easily transformed. Thursday, 12 December 201910am - 12noonMorleyClick here
Writers' WorkshopA writers' workshop that will suit the beginner through to the more experienced writer. Facilitated by local author Bruce Russell.Thursday, 6 Febraury 20205.30pm - 7.30pmMaylandsClick here
Declutter Your Home and MindDoes clutter affect the way you work and live? Join us for this fun and interactive workshop and learn the key steps in decluttering and organising your home. Facilitated by Professional Organiser Sara Hall.Thursday, 20 February 202010am - 11amMaylandsClick here
Writers' WorkshopA writers' workshop that will suit the beginner through to the more experienced writer. Facilitated by local author Bruce Russell.Thursday, 5 March 20205.30pm - 7.30pmMaylandsClick here
Fun & Cheap Ways to Organise Your HomeWasted storage solutions is often a huge clutter trap! During this fun and interactive workshop you will learn how to creatively use budget storage containers and get it right the first time.  Facilitated by Professional Organiser Sara Hall.Friday, 6 March 20201.30pm - 3.30pmBayswaterClick here

eLearning

Classes exploring technology, aimed at those with little to no experience or want to brush up their skills.

EventDetailsDateTimeLibraryRegistrations
Best and Most Helpful AppsThis session will explain about some of the best apps that are out there, from free apps to ones that charge. Workshop facilitators Tim Coghill & Josh Reeves will talk about some tried and true apps that can assist in getting through physical, mental and emotional aspects of life through to the fun and learning apps.Wednesday, 4 December 20191.30pm - 3.30pmBayswater - stair access onlyClick here
Demystifying the Internet

This eLearning workshop will focus on what the Internet is all about, from the basics of digital technology to routing and networking. Facilitated by Tony Maccione from MagooiT. Feel free to bring along your own device.

Friday, 13 December 20192pm - 4pmBayswater - stair access onlyClick here
Technology Uncovered: Be Connected Launch

Does technology all seem too hard? Book your place at Technology Uncovered and start your journey to becoming digitally savvy. Join us for free tech help; presentations on online safety; and demonstrations on our eLibrary. Learn about our free computer courses and meet our friendly instructors.

Wednesday, 5 February 20201pm - 3pmMorley LibraryClick here
iCloud StorageThis eLearning workshop will explain the ins and outs of iCloud storage. From explaining what it is, how it works and what to do to clear and upgrade iCloud storage. Facilitated by Tim Coghill and Josh Reeves. Feel free to bring along your own device.Thursday, 6 February 20202pm - 4pmMorleyClick here
Brain TrainingThis eLearning workshop will cover some of the most popular brain training programs. During this workshop you will learn why some programs work well and others don’t and how to select a program that’s beneficial for you. Facilitated by Tony Maccione from MagooIT. Feel free to bring along your own device.Tuesday, 11 Febraury 20202pm - 4pm Bayswater - stair access onlyClick here
Technology Uncovered

Are you 50 or over and interested in learning basic computer skills? The City of Bayswater Library Service in partnership with Be Connected are offering free computer courses to improve your skills and gain confidence in using technology. Topics will include getting to know your PC and going online, email and online security, internet searching and completing online forms, and social media.

Weekly on Tuesdays from 18 February 2020 - 10 March 2020

2pm - 3pmBayswater LibraryClick here

 

Regular Programs

Regular programs for adults of all ages, no registration required unless indicated.

For more information please contact us

Book Club

Join one of our monthly book clubs and discover the wonderful world of literature. 

  • A small fee is required each month to ensure all participants have the same books. 
DayTimeLibrary
3rd Wednesday of the month6pmBayswater 
1st Tuesday of the month6pmMaylands 
2nd Friday of the month (excluding January)1.30pmMorley 

Board Games

Join in on the fun with a wide range of board games available for all skill levels. 

DayTimeLibrary
Mondays 2pm - 4pmMaylands 

Casual Crochet Group

Self run crochet sessions for all ages.

DayTimeLibrary
2nd Wednesday of the month from 9 October to 11 December6pm - 7.30pmBayswater 

English Conversation Group

English 'chat' sessions aimed at migrants, but suitable for anyone interested in gaining confidence in speaking English. 

  • No sessions scheduled for 20 December 2019 to 19 January 2020 inclusive
DayTimeLibrary
Fridays9.30am - 11.30amMaylands 
Wednesdays9.30am - 11.30amMorley 

Noongar Language and Cultural Session

Interactive workshops on Noongar language, culture and storytelling open to all adults and children aged over 12.

Date TimeLibraryRegistrations
Saturday, 14 December 201910am - 11amMaylandsClick here
Saturday, 2 February 2020
 10am - 11am
MaylandsClick here
Saturday, 7 March 2020
 10am - 11am
MaylandsClick here

Ukulele for Beginners

Open ukulele sessions for total beginners. 

DayTimeLibraryRegistrations
1st and 3rd Monday of every month from October to December 201911am - 12pmMorleyClick here

Ukulele Group

Aimed at players of all abilities.

  • Bring your own ukulele, or borrow one of ours. 
DayTimeLibrary
2nd and 4th Thursday of the month1.30pm - 2.30pmMaylands 
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