We are welcoming families back to live Rhymetime, Toddler Time and Storytime sessions in the libraries.
To keep everyone safe, our children’s programs will look a little bit different for a while.
- Physical distance of at least 1.5m between family groups will need to be maintained.
- Activity spaces will have limited capacity so come early to avoid missing out on a place.
- In the event that the first session fills up, additional sessions will be run afterward to accommodate families that missed out.
- Hand sanitiser will be provided at each session and if cushions are used they will be disinfected between sessions.
- Craft after Storytime will return from Term 2. Each family will be given their own materials to stay COVID safe.
- As always, if you or your child is feeling unwell please stay at home.
Rhyme Time and Toddler Time
There will be no Toddler Time at Maylands Library on Thursday, 24 June due to the library opening at 12.30pm.
Rhymetime sessions are designed for babies aged 0 to 24 months. This is a time for carers and children to enjoy rhymes, songs and stories together.
Toddler Time sessions are aimed at children aged 18 to 36 months. This active session includes stories, songs and rhymes to develop early literacy, communication and social skills for children to enjoy with their carers.
|Baby Rhymetime||Fridays ||9.45am||Bayswater Library||No|
|Baby Rhymetime||Tuesdays ||9.45am||Morley Library||No|
|Baby Rhymetime||Mondays ||9.00am and 9.45am||Maylands Library||No|
|Toddler Time||Thursdays||9.45am||Maylands Library||No|
Story Time sessions are designed for children aged 2 to 5 years. Children and carers can enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and a simple take home craft activity that will continue the learning at home.
|Storytime||Mondays and Fridays ||10.30am||Bayswater Library||No|
|Storytime||Tuesdays ||10.30am||Maylands Library||No|
|Storytime||Wednesdays ||10.30am||Morley Library||No|
|Pop-up Storytime||Every Monday during school terms ||9.30am||Hawaiians Noranda Shopping Centre||No|
Learning English Through Storytime (LETS)- Ages 3-5
Learning English Through Storytime (LETS) assists families to improve their English.
- Includes songs, rhymes, stories and activities.
- Helps develop confidence and school readiness
- Its for ages 3 to 5 years and a parent or carer
- Parents and children participate together
Participants must be able to attend all 5 sessions in the term. Book now
|Thursday, 29 July||10.45am-11.45am||Maylands Library|
|Thursday, 5 August||10.45am-11.45am||Maylands Library|
|Thursday, 12 August||10.45am-11.45am||Maylands Library|
|Thursday, 19 August||10.45am-11.45am||Maylands Library|
|Thursday, 26 August||10.45am-11.45am||Maylands Library|
The City of Bayswater Libraries have partnered with Midvale Hub Parenting Service (MHPS) to provide venues for their free parenting workshops. MHSP run different workshops such as Circle of Security, Tuning into Teens, Protective Behaviours, 1,2,3 Magic & Emotion Coaching. Bookings are essential and participants must be able to attend all sessions. All bookings to be made through MHPS by phoning 9290 6888. For their full calendar of events visit https://www.midvalehub.org.au/copy-of-midvale-hub-parenting-servi
|Protective Behaviours||Maylands||Wednesday||9.30am-11.30am||23 June -30 June|
Make it Club
Make It Club is a place where you can learn and make something new every week. It might be craft, Lego or a science experiment.
No bookings required unless stated. Make It Club runs during the school Term.
|Bayswater||Wednesday||4pm-5pm||23 Jun||Lego Challenge||No|
| || || ||30 Jun||Sand and scratch art||No|
|Maylands||Tuesday||4pm-5pm||22 Jun||Lego Free Play||No|
| || || ||29 Jun||Marshmallow Challenge||No|
|Morley||Friday||4pm-5pm||25 Jun||Ocean in a Jar||No|
| || || ||02 Jul||NAIDOC Kangaroos||No|
Do you love playing Minecraft? The City of Bayswater Libraries have joined with Fremantle Library and other local governments to bring you LibraryCraft. LibraryCraft is a Minecraft server with multiple worlds for WA players aged between 7–17 years old. This creative world will keep young people busy and their minds active, with exciting challenges and monthly competitions to win. Moderators are also available to help players if they are lost or stuck and ensure player safety online. To join visit https://librarycraft.net/
School Holiday Activities and Special Events
School holiday bookings will open 2 weeks before the event. Due to physical distancing requirements numbers are strictly limited. Please book a ticket for the accompanying adult as well as each child. If you or your child are unwell please stay at home.
|Madjitil Moorna Choir (All ages)|
Bring the whole family and join us for an afternoon with the Madjitil Moorna choir in the Maylands Ampitheatre. Bring a picnic and listen to a mix of soulful songs that connect to boodja (land/country). Keep warm with a hot drink from the coffee cart, the first 50 attendees will get a voucher for 1 free drink!
Please note this event may be moved indoors if the weather is inclement.
|Wednesday, 7 July||3.00pm-5.30pm||Maylands||Book here|
Yarn Turtles, Sand Art and Stories (Ages 4-12)
|Create a yarn turtle, sand art and listen to a special NAIDOC Week story. Please only book into one session. ||Wednesday, 7 July||Session 1 9.30am-10.30am|
Yarn Turtles, Sand Art and Stories (Ages 4-12)
|Create a yarn turtle, sand art and listen to a special NAIDOC Week story. Please only book into one session. ||Wednesday, 7 July||Session 2 10.45am-11.45am||Bayswater||Book here|
|Yarn Turtles and Scratch Art Animals (Ages 5-12)||Make a yarn turtle and design your own Australian scratch art animal.||Tuesday, 13 July||2.00pm-3.00pm||Maylands||Book here|
|Noongarts and Crafts with Belinda Cox (Ages 5-12)||Learn about Noongar people and explore and touch traditional artefacts. Taste bush cordial and damper, make an art project and finish by learning a song, dance. You might even get a chance to throw a spear!||Friday, 16 July||3.00pm-4.00pm||Morley||Book here|
|Author talk with Shane McCarthy (Ages 9-17)||Join us for a special Book Week after school event with author Shane McCarthy. Shane will discuss the different themes relating to some of the major superheroes and will also go into just how comics are made, who makes them and how they make their way all around the world.|
Stay for a slice of pizza afterwards.
|Wednesday, 25 August||4.00pm-5.00pm||Morley||Book here|
Some of our events are now recommencing.
To keep everyone safe, our programs will look a little bit different for a while.
- Physical distance of at least 1.5m between family groups will need to be maintained.
- Activity spaces will have limited capacity so please book to avoid missing out on a place.
- As always, if you are feeling unwell please stay at home.
|Dungeons and Dragons (young adult to adult)||A great opportunity to have some fun and explore your creativity with role-playing in this interactive Dungeons and Dragons session. Dungeons and Dragons is a game of problem solving, creativity, imagination, teamwork and co-operation. During the session you'll travel a fanciful world, discover your inner self, and push your own boundaries - it's all determined by a dice roll and a gaming master.|
Who can play? Dungeons and Dragons is suitable for any adult regardless of gender, culture and background. So come along and join us in the fun and immersive world of Dungeons and Dragons.
(Pre-generated characters are provided, but if you would like to bring in your own please make sure they are level 4)
Facilitated by AJ Teo from Your Local GM
|Thursday, 17 June||3.30pm - 5.30pm||Maylands||Book here|
|NAIDOC Week - author talk with Alf Taylor||An author interview by Dennis Haskill (Australian poet and literary scholar), with Noongar elder, writer, poet and raconteur Alf Taylor. Alf will talk about his journey, his writings and the meaning for him of NAIDOC Week. |
Alf Taylor was removed from his mother and sent to the New Norcia mission when he was five years old. Whilst there Alf faced many hardships and criticisms including, "he was an ugly black devil who would never make it in life".
Upon leaving the mission Alf worked around Perth and Geraldton as a seasonal farm worker before he joined the Armed Forces. To help him overcome his childhood trauma and life's setbacks Alf took up the pencil and found his voice as a writer and poet
Alf Taylor has numerous works (163) that range from his first published book of poems in 1992 to his latest work, a memoir "God, the Devil and Me", released in February 2021.
|Monday, 5 July||3.30pm - 4.30pm||Maylands Library||Book now|
|Film viewing - The art and life of Keith Looby|
Archibald Prize winner Keith Looby has won major prizes at home and abroad with his unmistakable artistic style . Looby was born in Sydney in 1940 , entered the National Art School at 15 and emerged with his own unmistakeable style.
Looby has painted on the horrors of colonialism as well as on political and controversial figures and has received Australian painting’s highest plaudits, including the Sulman, Blake and Archibald prizes. Unfortunately his paintings and truth-telling style resulted in him winning very few friends and positioned him as an outsider in the art world.
Looby's works are held by all major Australian public galleries as well as in New York's Museum of Modern Art (MOMA).
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.
View the trailer here or copy and paste this link https://www.loobyfilm.com/
|Thursday, 8 July||7.00pm-8.30pm||Maylands Library||Book now|
|Adult Crocheting Workshops||Above image curated by Merylove Art from Unsplash|
This crocheting workshop is suitable for the absolute beginner through to the advanced level knitter just wanting to hone their skills.
Feel free to bring along your own hooks and yarn if you have them.
Facilitated by Zoe Damatova
|Monday, 19 July||5.30pm-6.30pm||Bayswater Library||Book now|
Join other keen readers to discuss the selected book of the month. A small fee for hiring books may apply.
|First Tuesday of the month||6pm - 7pm||Maylands|
|Third Wednesday of the month||6pm - 7pm||Bayswater|
|Third Friday of the month||1.30pm - 2.30pm||Morley |
|Tech Help Q & A||Bring along your devices and questions to this informative and interactive eLearning workshop. During this workshop Tim Coghill and Josh Reeves from Technologically Speaking will assist participants with their devices and any associated problems or queries. ||Wednesday, 16 June||10.00am-12.00pm||Maylands Library||Book now|
|Useful Apps to Make Your Life Easier||An eLearning workshop that's all about Apps explaining how they can enhance existing functionality on a PC or a hand-held device and improve user interaction and usability. During the session participants will learn how Apps work, the various types and right through to downloading, accessibility and usability.|
Feel free to bring along your device.
Facilitated by Tim Coghill and Josh Reeves from Technologically Speaking
|Wednesday, 7 July||10.00am-12.00pm||Bayswater Library||Book now|
|Podcasts and Online Learning|
This eLearning workshop will explain how to get the most out of podcasts and online learning from explaining what they are, to how they work, various streaming options and services .
Feel free to bring along your own device.
Facilitated by Tony Maccione from MagooiT
|Thursday, 22 July||10.00am-12.00pm||Morley Library||Book now|
Be Connected - Computers for Beginners
These 2 part beginner courses will take you through the basics of using a computer, getting online and staying safe. Laptops will be provided for use during the session or you can bring your own. Call 9272 0980 to book or click the booking link below. Please book into Session 1 and 2 for each course. If current courses are full please call the library to register your interest for future courses. Upcoming course dates:
|Session 1 - Wednesday, 23 June||2.00pm-4.00pm||Morley||Fully Booked|
|Session 2 - Wednesday, 30 June||2.00pm-4.00pm||Morley||Fully Booked|
Be Connected - Tech Club
Need some help with a tech problem? Come along to our tech club where you can ask any technology related question and learn new tips and tricks. Tech Club will meet on the first Wednesday of each month from 2pm-3pm, no bookings required. Call 9272 0980 for more details. Upcoming dates:
|Wednesday, 7 July||2.00pm-3.00pm||Morley|
|Wednesday, 4 August||2.00pm-3.00pm||Morley|
|Wednesdy, 1 September||2.00pm-3.00pm||Morley|
Be Connected - 1 to 1 technology help
Need help with creating an email account, filling in an online form or using your device? Book a session with one of our Digital Mentors. The 1 to 1 tech help program is for adults who need assistance with basic technology queries. Please only book 1 session at a time. Our volunteer Digital Mentors can assist you with:
• Accessing the free online courses on the Be Connected website
• Basic device use - smartphones, iPads/tablets, laptops, computers
• Basic program use - web browsers, word processing
• Basic internet searching
• Basic email assistance
• Basic online safety
• Navigating online forms
To book a session click on the links below or call Morley Library on 9272 0980.
English Conversation Group
English 'chat' sessions aimed at migrants, but suitable for anyone interested in gaining confidence speaking English.
|Wednesdays||9.30am - 11.30am||Morley|
|Fridays||9.30am - 11.30am||Maylands |
Noongar Language and Cultural Session
A Noongar cultural and language workshop focusing on the meaning of NAIDOC Week and the 2021 theme 'Heal Country, Heal our Nation". Suitable for the absolute beginner through to anyone wishing to understand Noongar culture, identity and language.
Facilitated by local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Officer and Noongar language teacher Carol Foley.
|Saturday, 10 July||10am - 11am||Maylands||Book now|
Suitable for the beginner to experienced writer. Facilitated by author Bruce Russell.
|First Thursday of the month||5.15pm - 6.45pm||Maylands||Book now|
Aimed at players of all abilities. Bring your own ukulele, or borrow one for those who want to learn but don't own and instrument. No formal tuition is provided.
|Second Thursday of the month||1.30pm - 2.30pm||Maylands|
|Fourth Thursday of the month||1.30pm - 2.30pm||Maylands|
Be Connected - eLearning Tutorials
Are you aged 50 or over and interested in learning, or improving on basic technology skills? The City of Bayswater Library Service, in partnership with Be Connected, are offering free on-line courses that will help you to improve your skills and gain confidence whilst using current technology.
|Skype||Learn how to stay connected with family and friends using Skype.||Watch here|
|WhatsApp||Learn how to stay connected with family and friends using WhatsApp.||Watch here|
|Zoom||Learn how to stay connected with family and friends using Zoom.||Watch here|