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Programs and Events

The libraries run a range of free programs and events for all ages. Follow the City of Bayswater Libraries on Eventbrite to be the first to know about our events. 

All visitors will be required to provide their contact details to assist with mandatory contact tracing requirements.  The easiest way to do this is by using the Safe WA app.  If you are unable to register with the app, please see staff so your details can be manually recorded. Please allow enough time before your program or event to check in. 

If you have any questions, please contact your local library.

 

Children's Programs and Events

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 

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.

ProgramDayTimeLocationBookings
Baby RhymetimeFridays 9.45amBayswater LibraryNo
Baby RhymetimeTuesdays 9.45amMorley LibraryNo
Baby RhymetimeMondays 9.00am and 9.45amMaylands LibraryNo
Toddler TimeThursdays9.45amMaylands LibraryNo

 

Story Time 

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. 

ProgramDayTimeLocationBookings
StorytimeMondays and Fridays 10.30amBayswater LibraryNo
StorytimeTuesdays 10.30amMaylands LibraryNo
StorytimeWednesdays 10.30amMorley LibraryNo
Pop-up StorytimeEvery Monday during school terms 9.30amHawaiians Noranda Shopping CentreNo

Patti the Pig It's Not All Rubbish Kids Show

Join Pattie the Pig, Jenny and Terry the Possums for an interactive show about looking after the environment through recycling and waste reduction. No bookings necessary.

DayTimeLocationBookings
Wednesday, 8 September 10.30amMorley LibraryNo
Tuesday, 26 October10.30amMaylands LibraryNo
Friday, 12 November10.30amBayswater LibraryNo

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 7 sessions in the term. Term 4 dates coming soon. 

DateTimeLocationBookings
Every Thursday from 21 October until 2 December10.30am-11.30amBayswaterBook now

Parenting Workshops

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   

Upcoming workhsops

WorkshopLibraryDayTimeDates
Circle of Security ParentingMaylandsWednesday9.30am-11.30am20 October - 8 December
Circle of Security ParentingMaylandsWednesday12.15pm-2.15pm20 October - 8 December

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. 

LibraryDayTimeDateThemeBookings
BayswaterWednesday4pm-5pm15 SepLegoNo
   22 SepLego and CraftsNo
MaylandsTuesday4pm-5pm07 SepRocket LauncherNo
   14 SepSticker artNo
   21 SepLego Free Play 
MorleyFriday4pm-5pm10 SepMagic Nature WandsNo
   17 SepSwan CraftNo
   24 SepPlay Dough Nature NestsNo

LibraryCraft

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

We are trying something new these school holidays - bookings will not be required for school holiday events but please arrive at least 15min early to secure your place. 

EventDescriptionDateTimeLibraryBookings
Minibeasts (Ages 5-12)Learn about marvellous minibeasts and get the opportunity to hold your favourites in this hands on session. Meet live invertebrates like stick and leaf insects, caterpillars, beetles and more! No need to book, just show up!Wednesday, 29 September2.00pm-3.00pmMorleyNo
Cress Heads and Bug Boxes (Ages 5-11)Create your own cute cress head creature and decorate a special  miniature bug box. No need to book, just show up!Thursday, 30 September2.00pm-3.00pmMaylandsNo
Drag Queen Story Hour with Cougar Morrison (All ages)Join us for a special, fun filled story time to listen to Cougar Morrison reading some fabulous picture books. This will be followed by a craft session inspired by the stories we have enjoyed. This event is for everyone who loves celebrating all things reading, for both the young and young at heart!  This event is a partnership between the City of Bayswater Libraries and Rabble Books and Games. Saturday, 2 October12.30pm-1.30pmMaylandsBook now
Eco Hero Workshop (Ages 5-12)Calling all superheroes who care for nature, love getting crafty , dressing up and making some noise. Create superheroes from recyled junk, learn about waste and what we can do to save items from going into landfill. No need to book, just show up!
 
Monday, 4 October3.15pm-4.15pmBayswaterNo

Madjitil Moorna Choir and Bayswater Bilby Launch (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). There will also be a coffee cart on site and the first 50 attendees will receive a voucher for a free drink!
We will also be launching our new reading club for kids the Bayswater Bilbies with fun activities and opportunities to join the club on the day.
From 2pm there will be a range of activities in and around the library including crafts, face painting, bubbles and cuddly animals. Then settle in as the choir begins at 3pm. Stay to the end for your chance to win raffle prizes.
Bookings are not essential but would be appreciated to help us estimate numbers. 
Tuesday, 5 October2.00pm-4.00pmMaylandsBook here
Ceramic Butterfly Houses - Session 1 (Ages 5-12)Decorate a lovely butterfly house for your garden, Choose bold and bright colours to attract beautiful butterflies. No need to book, just show up!Wednesday, 6 October9.30am-10.00amBayswaterNo
Ceramic Butterfly Houses - Session 2 (Ages 5-12)Decorate a lovely butterfly house for your garden, Choose bold and bright colours to attract beautiful butterflies.No need to book, just show up!Wednesday, 6 October10.15am-10.45amBayswaterNo
Mini Worm Farms (Ages 5-12)Make your own mini worm farm and learn about the important role of worms in diverting food scraps from landfill. Bring your own 1.5-2L plastic bottle to make your farm. No need to book, just show up!Wednesday, 6 October2.00pm-3.00pmMorleyNo
Native Bee Hotel (Ages 5-10)Create your own native bee hotel in this hands-on and engaging workshop. No need to book, just show up!Thursday, 7 October2.00pm-3.00pmMaylandsNo
Adult Programs and Events

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.

Adult Workshops 

EventDescriptionDateTimeLocationBookings
Dungeons and Dragons (young adult to adult)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

Thursdays

9 September

23 September

14 October

28 October

11 November

25 November

9 December

23 December

 

4.30pm-6.30pmMaylands LibraryBook now
Adult Crocheting WorkshopThis 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, 20 September5.30pm-6.30pmBayswater LibraryBook now
Adult Crocheting WorkshopThis 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, 18 October5.30pm-6.30pmBayswater Library 

Book Club

Join other keen readers to discuss the selected book of the month.  A small fee for hiring books may apply.

DayTimeLibrary
First Tuesday of the month6pm - 7pmMaylands
Third Wednesday of the month6pm - 7pmBayswater
Third Friday of the month1.30pm - 2.30pmMorley 

eLearning

EventDescriptionDateTimeLocationBookings
Completing Applications and Forms OnlineDuring this workshop participants will gain a much better understanding of completing applications and forms online.  The session will cover what to expect in an online application from registering your interest through to strengths and weaknesses and online tracking. There will also be some handy tips and suggestions for  completing online forms. 
Facilitated by Tim Coghill from Technologically Speaking
Feel free to bring along your own device.
Thursday, 14 October2.30pm-4.30pmBayswater LibraryBook now
Get Online Week Digital CarnivalRoll up to our Digital Carnival during Get Online Week. Visit one of our interactive stations and be in the chance to win a $250 JB Hifi voucher. Enjoy a delicious afternoon tea and have fun with our photo booth. 
Learn something new at one of our stations:
- Virtual Reality (VR) - visit the Technology for Ageing and Disability WA (TADWA) stand to try out VR and find out how it can enhance your wellbeing. 
- Family History WA - learn how to get started with researching your family history online.  Volunteers from Family History WA will provide guidance and give you some valuable tips and hints.
- School of YouTube - learn how to find videos to teach you almost anything. Have a go at our craft by following along with video tutorials.
- Games and Mindfulness Apps - try out fun games and apps that will help keep your mind sharp, develop skills and contribute to our mental wellbeing.
Wednesday, 20 October2.00pm-4.00pmMorley LibraryBook now
Digital Streaming Services

Netflix, ABC iview, SBS on demand, Kanopy, Spotify... the list goes on and on! Learn all about the different streaming services with Tony Maccione from MagooIT.

You can discover what the services offer, and which one(s) best suit you.

Monday, 25 October2.00pm - 4.00pmMorley LibraryBook now

My Digital Health Record

Learn how to access your new My Health Record, and why it's important to keep it up to date. You will learn how to manage your My Health Record to share the information you want with your healthcare providers.

DayTimeLibraryBooking Link
Wednesday, 22 September2.00pm-4.00pmMaylandsBook 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:

DayTimeLibraryBooking Link
Session 1 - Tuesday, 21 September1.00pm-3.00pmMorleyBook now
Session 2 - Friday, 24 September1.00pm-3.00pmMorleyBook now
Session 1 - Friday, 22 October10am-12pmMorleyBookings opening early October
Session 2 - Friday, 29 October10am-12pmMorleyBookings opening early October
Session 1 - Wednesday, 17 November1pm-3pmMorleyBookings opening late October
Session 2 - Wednesday, 24 November1pm-3pmMorleyBookings opening late October

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 

Digital Mentors cannot assist with:
•    Job applications
•    Online training courses/inductions
•    Formatting/editing documents or emails
•    Running software updates
•    Troubleshooting hardware and software problems
•    Intermediate or advanced-level computer, device or software training e.g. Excel
•    Buying and selling online
•    Building websites
Please contact the library if you are unable to attend your appointment time slot to allow someone else to attend in your place.

Book a session here 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.

DayTimeLibrary
Mondays 1.00pm-3.00pmBayswater
Wednesdays9.30am - 11.30amMorley
Fridays9.30am - 11.30amMaylands 

Noongar Language and Cultural Session

A Noongar cultural and language workshop focusing on the Djilba bonar season (August - September). 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.

DateTimeLibraryBookings
Saturday, 02 October10am - 11amMaylandsBook now

Writers' Workshop

Suitable for the beginner to experienced writer.  Facilitated by author Bruce Russell.

DayTimeLibraryBookings
Thursday, 7 October5.15pm - 6.45pmMaylandsBook now
Thursday, 4 November5.15pm - 6.45pmMaylandsBook now
Thursday, 2 December5.15pm - 6.45pmMaylandsBook now

Ukulele Group

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.

DayTimeLibrary
Second Thursday of the month1.30pm - 2.30pmMaylands
Fourth Thursday of the month1.30pm - 2.30pmMaylands

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.

TutorialDescriptionAvailable Online
SkypeLearn how to stay connected with family and friends using Skype.Watch here
WhatsAppLearn how to stay connected with family and friends using WhatsApp.Watch here
ZoomLearn how to stay connected with family and friends using Zoom.Watch here

 

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