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The City's three libraries at Bayswater, Maylands and Morley are open for returns, browsing and borrowing with limited public PC access, study space and seating. 

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

 

Children's 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.
  • A take home craft will be given out after each Storytime session.
  • As always, if you or your child is feeling unwell please stay at home.

Rhyme Time

ProgramDayTimeLocationBookings
Baby RhymetimeFridays 9.45amBayswater LibraryNo
Baby RhymetimeTuesdays 9.45amMorley LibraryNo
Baby RhymetimeMondays 9.00amMaylands LibraryNo
Baby RhymetimeFortnightly on Wednesdays from 7 October9.45amOnline No
Toddler TimeThursdays9.45amMaylands LibraryNo

Rhyme Time on Facebook

Story Time

ProgramDayTimeLocationBookings
StorytimeMondays and Fridays 10.30amBayswater LibraryNo
StorytimeTuesdays 10.30amMaylands LibraryNo
StorytimeWednesdays 10.30amMorley LibraryNo
Saturday Songs and StoriesFortnightly on Saturdays from 10 October10.00amOnline No
Pop-up StorytimeEvery Monday during school terms 9.30amHawaiians Noranda Shopping CentreNo
Learning English Through Storytime (LETS)Tuesdays from 20 October - 17 November1.00pm - 2.00pmMaylands LibraryBook now

Story Time on Facebook

School Holiday Activities and Special Events

School holiday bookings will open 2 weeks before the event.

Children's Week - Felt Toy Making - FULLY BOOKEDLearn the basics of felting and creating your own 3D toy.Wednesday, 28 October4.00pm - 5.30pmBayswater LibraryBook now
Speechie Talk - speech development for children aged 3-5A free information session for parents presented by speech pathologist Liana Gunzberg.Tuesday, 10 November9.15am-10.15amMaylands LibraryBook now
NAIDOC Week - Weaving with Sharyn Egan (Ages 5-12)Learn to weave traditionally styled baskets with Nyoongar artist Sharyn Egan.Saturday, 14 November10.30am-11.30amMorley LibraryBook now

Make it Club

No bookings required unless stated

LibraryDayTimeDateThemeBookings
BayswaterWednesdays4pm - 5pm28 OctoberFelting - FULLY BOOKEDYes
4 NovemberFabric artNo
11 NovemberLego - MazesNo
18 NovemberFlight - paper planesNo
25 NovemberLegoNo
2 DecemberMarshmallow challengeNo
9 DecemberLegoNo
16 DecemberChristmas decorationsNo
MaylandsTuesdays 4pm - 5pm27 OctoberLego - mazesNo
3 NovemberRacing penguinsNo
10 NovemberLego - free playNo
17 NovemberSliding spiders and balancing acrobatsNo
24 NovemberLego - musical monster challengeNo
1 DecemberMechanical handNo
8 DecemberLego - free playNo
15 DecemberChristmas decorationsNo
MorleyFridays4pm - 5pm23 OctoberCloud doughNo
30 OctoberHalloween craftsNo
6 NovemberCatapultsNo
13 NovemberLego - mazesNo
20 NovemberCoding with Scratch and SpherosNo
27 NovemberLava lampsNo
4 DecemberLego - monochromeNo
11 DecemberChristmas decorationsNo

 

Adult 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
Cartooning workshop

During this interactive cartooning workshop participants will learn about the various techniques they can use to create their very own cartoon characters, caricatures, strips and much more.

No experience needed.

Thursday, 12 November10am-12pmMaylandsBook now

eLearning

EventDescriptionDateTimeLocationBookings
Whatsapp and how to use itDuring this workshop participants will be shown how to access, download and navigate the WhatsApp. Participants will learn how to send messages, pictures and videos . The facilitators, Tim Coghill and Josh Reeves from Technologically Speaking, will also explain how to share images, documents, user locations and other media.Thursday, 12 November1pm-3pmBayswaterBook now
eBooks/eMagazines and eLibrary resourcesAn eLearning workshop on how to locate, download and read library content via electronic devices. This session will cover eBooks, eAudio, eMagazines, the streaming of movies and documentaries and the library's online databases. Facilitated by Tony Maccione from MagooiT.Tuesday, 17 November2pm-4pmMorleyBook now

English Conversation Group 

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

DayTimeLibrary
Wednesdays9.30am - 11.30amMorley
Wednesdays1pm - 3pmBayswater
Fridays9.30am - 11.30amMaylands 

Noongar Language and Cultural Sessions

Interactive workshops on Noongar Language, culture and storytelling workshop focusing on the Noongar seasons, especially the Djilba (Aug-Sep) season, Noongar tools and plants. Facilitated by local Aboriginal and Islander Education Officer and Noongar language teacher Carol Foley. Open to all adults and children aged over 12.

DateTimeLibraryBookings
Saturday, 19 September10am - 11amMaylandsBook now
Saturday, 17 October10am - 11amMaylandsBook now
Saturday, 14 November10am - 11amMaylandsBook soon
Saturday, 12 December10am - 11amMaylandsBook soon

Writers' Workshop

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

DayTimeLibraryBookings
First Thursday of the month5.15pm - 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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