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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 to the City of Bayswater Libraries 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

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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

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

DateTimeLocationTheme
Friday, 30 April9.30am-10.30amMorley LibraryHealth
Friday, 07 May9.30am-10.30amMorley LibraryCounting
Friday, 14 May9.30am-10.30amMorley LibraryAnimals
Friday, 21 May9.30am-10.30amMorley LibraryClothing
Friday, 28 May9.30am-10.30amMorley LibraryBedtime

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 - 5pm21 AprilLego ChallengeNo
   28 April Paper PlaneNo
   05 MayMother's Day CraftNo
   12 May Lego ChallengeNo
   19 MayScience AliveBook now
   26 May Lego ChallengeNo
MaylandsTuesdays 4pm - 5pm20 AprilLego Free PlayNo
   04 MayMother's Day CraftNo
   11 MayYoung Engineers LegoBook now
   18 MayCosmic Adventures of Alice & BobBook now
   25 MayLego Free PlayNo
MorleyFridays4pm-5pm23 AprilANZAC Day PoppiesNo
   30 AprilSphero RobotsNo
   07 MayMother's Day CraftNo
   14 MayLego TowersNo
   21 MayGalaxy Glitter JarsNo
   28 May Bee Bot RobotsNo

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

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.

Make It! Sand Art (Ages 4-12)

Create a masterpiece using a stunning range of coloured and glitter sand.  Wednesday, 7 April9.30am-10.30amBayswaterJoin Waitlist
Chinese Calligraphy (Ages 5 -12)Join Jasmin as she takes you through some traditional Chinese calligraphy techniques.  Thursday, 8 April2.00pm-3.00pmMaylandsBook here
Stretchy Stories (Ages 6-12)Join artist Sam Hughes to make an incredible stretching book from a single piece of paper - it even has pockets to hide characters inside.  Friday, 9 April2.00pm-3.0pmMorleyJoin Waitlist
Cartooning Workshop (Ages 6-12)Learn how to create your very own quirky cartoon characters with award-winning cartoonist Chanthira. No prior drawing skills required.
 
 Tuesday, 13 April 2.00pm-3.00pmMaylandsJoin Waitlist
Youth Week Event - Kitten Yoga (Ages 12-18)Join us for this special Youth Week event. Yoga instructor Sam will take you through a gentle session with special guest kittens from the Cat Haven. 
All levels are welcome. Please bring a yoga mat or towel.
 Tuesday, 13 April4.00pm-5.30pmMorleyBook here
Needle Felting (Ages 6-12)Join Louise Snook as she shows you how to turn wool into amazing sculptures or pictures. Wednesday, 14 April2.30pm-3.30pmBayswaterBook here
Autumn Crowns (Ages 6-12)Make your own beautiful crown or wreath with foraged leaves and flowers from the Perth Hills. Friday, 16 April10.00am-11.00amMorleyBook here
National Simultaneous Storytime in the ParkCome to the Bert Wright Park for a reading of this year's National Simultaneous Storytime book 'Give me some space!' by Philip Bunting. Stay for face painters, bubbles and a special craft.  Wednesday, 19 May10.30am-11.30amBayswaterBook here
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
Our Home in SpaceThis special Library and Information Week event forms part of our informative but fun "Adventures in Time and Space" program. This talk, facilitated by a Perth Observatory volunteer will cover our earth to our solar system and everything else in between. There will also be a Q & A session so bring along your questions. Wednesday, 19 May2.00pm-3.00pmMorley LibraryBook now
An Adventure in Time with our Australian faunaThis special Library and Information Week event forms part of our informative but fun "Adventures in Time and Space" program. This session celebrates our diverse fauna and will explain how these animals have survived through time. Meet one of West Oz Wildlife's beautiful koalas and a range of pythons and lizards. Learn about what makes them unique and the struggles they are facing in the wild today. If you dare you can cuddle a snake!Thursday, 20 May10.00am-12.00pmBayswater LibraryBook now

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
Digital Assistants and the Smart Home

This session will explain smart home capabilities, entertainment options, lighting, security and more. Feel free to bring along your own device. 

Facilitated by Tim Coghill and Josh Reeves from Technologlically Speaking.

Thursday, 15 April10.00am-12.00pmBayswater LibraryBook now
GPS AppsWere you aware that a GPS system can simultaneously answer "Where am I?", "Where am I going?", "Where are you?", "What's the best way to get there?" and "When will I get there?". Join us for this interactive workshop that will explain all about GPS mapping and tracking applications including Apple, Google, Waze, Transperth and more. 

Feel free to bring along your own device. 

Facilitated by Tony Maccione from MagooiT

 

Wednesday, 12 May3.00pm-5.00pmBayswater LibraryBook now

English Conversation Group 

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

DayTimeLibrary
Mondays1.00pm-3.00pmBayswater
Wednesdays9.30am - 11.30amMorley
Fridays9.30am - 11.30amMaylands 

Noongar Language and Cultural Session

A Noongar cultural and language workshop focusing on the Djiran(April-May) season - includes an  art activity. 
This Noongar cultural and language workshop is suitable for the absolute beginner through to anyone wishing to practice and/or polish up their Noongar skills.
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, 17 April10am - 11amMaylandsBook now

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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