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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. All visitors are also required to wear a face mask as per the Government mandate.

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

 

Children's Programs and Events

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 Possum for an interactive show about looking after the environment through recycling and waste reduction. No bookings necessary.

DayTimeLocationBookings
Monday, 24 January 202210.30amBayswater 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 1 dates 2022:

DateTimeLocationBookings
Every Friday from 11 February until 25 March10.30am-11.30amMorley LibraryBook 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

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Summer Reading Quest (Ages 0-17)

Get ready for some reading adventures these school holidays. Join the Summer Reading Quest, earn fun rewards and be in the running to win prizes! Visit your nearest City of Bayswater Library to collect your Reading Log and Adeventure Card and let the quest begin! Hand in your Adventure Cards, Reading Logs and Summer Steps Cards to be in the draw to win a Dymocks book voucher.

Bayswater Bilbies (Year 1 - Year 6)

Join the hottest new club around, the Bayswater Bilbies! Students in Years 1-6 can become a Bayswater Bilby and will receive a special rewards card to collect stamps. As you fill out your card you will collect prizes along the way, once your card is complete you will go into the draw to win a book prize or voucher. Bilbies will also get invitations to special events throughout the year. It’s free to join, all you need is a library membership to get started.

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
BayswaterWednesdays4pm-5pm9 FebLego freeplayNo
   16 FebGames afternoonNo
   23 FebLego freeplayNo
   2 MarTextilesNo
   9 MarLego freeplayNo
   16 MarHarmony Week OrigamiYes (bookings opening 1 March)
   23 MarLego freeplayNo
   30 MarSand artNo
   6 AprLego freeplayNo
MaylandsTuesdays4pm-5pm8 FebLego freeplayNo
   15 FebRainbow heart buntingNo
   22 FebFelt bag tagsNo
   1 MarLego freeplayNo
   8 MarBoard gamesNo
   15 MarMystery Make ItNo
   22 MarLego freeplayNo
   29 MarPopsicle catapultNo
   5 AprBook bingoNo
MorleyFridays4pm-5pm4 FebLego housesNo
   11 FebFairy potionsNo
   18 FebUpcycled bird houseNo
   25 FebMini washi crownsNo
   4 MarNature weavingNo
   11 MarPlaydoughNo
   18 MarHarmony Week - Hungarian dance and craftNo
   25 MarMini worm farmsNo
   1 AprUpcycled plantersNo

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
Harmony Week - Origami with Sanny AngLearn how to fold amazing origami with Sanny Ang.Wednesday, 16 March4pm-5pmBayswaterBookings opening late February.
Harmony Week - Keskeno Hungarian Dance GroupLearn about traditional Hungarian dance and culture.Friday, 18 March4pm-5pmMorleyBookings opening late February.
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.

Proof of Vaccination Information Session and Workshops

Would you like to find out how to access  the Service WA app and your digital proof of vaccination certificate? If yes, this is the workshop for you. Tim from Technologically Speaking will take you through the steps required to access your certificate, answering your queries along the way. Bookings are essential. Please bring your device and ensure you have:

- Your MyGov login details

- Any two of the following forms of ID: passport, driver's licence, birth certificate, visa, ImmiCard, citizenship certificate, medicare card.

- Any passwords for your device that will allow you to download and install apps.

DateTimeLocationBookings
Thursday, 3 February1.00pm-3.00pmMorley LibraryBook now
Saturday, 5 February9.30am-11.30amMaylands LibraryBook now
Tuesday, 8 February1.00pm-3.00pmBayswater LibraryBook now

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. 
We are currently running the campaign Icewind Dale - Rime of the Frost Maiden; pre-generated characters are available; however if you would like to bring your own, please email aj@yourlocalgm.com to find out what level your character needs to be. 

Facilitated by AJ Teo from Your Local GM

Bookings are essential; please click the 'book now' link to reserve a spot.
 

Thursdays

20 January

27 January

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, 17 January5.30pm-6.30pmBayswater LibraryBook now

Book Club

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

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

eLearning - Digital Upskillers

EventDescriptionDateTimeLocationBookings
Building and Creating a Website

Does your business have a website? Learn how to build and to maintain a website from scratch. Tim Coghill from Technologically Speaking will teach you all the steps in planning a website.

Wednesday, 16 February1pm - 3pmMaylands LibraryBookings opening 16 January.


Be Connected - Computers for Beginners

These 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. Courses will resume in February 2022. Bookings will open in 

DayTimeLibraryBooking Link
Wednesday, 16 February 202212.30pm-3.30pmMorleyBook now

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
•    Setting up devices or 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. Tech help sessions will recommence on 18 January, 2022.

Form Filling Assistance - Co-Connect

Need help filling out an online form? Volunteers from Co-Connect are offering free, one on one sessions each Saturday morning between 9am-12pm at Morley Library. Book now.

English Conversation Group 

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

Maylands last session for 2021 will be Friday 10 December 2021, with the group recommencing on Friday 4 February 2022.

Morley's last session for 2021 will be Wednesday 15 December 2012, with the group recommencing on Wednesday 2 February 2022.

DayTimeLibrary
Wednesdays9.30am - 11.30amMorley
Fridays9.30am - 11.30amMaylands 

Noongar Language and Cultural Session

Kaya! Local Noongar language teacher Carol Foley will lead you in a hands on learning experience of First Nations language and culture. 

DateTimeLibraryBookings
Saturday, 12 February10am - 11amMaylandsBook now

Writers' Workshop

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

DayTimeLibraryBookings
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 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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