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Programs and Events - Adults

The libraries run a range of free programs and events for adults.

For programs and events for children and young adults, visit Programs and Events - Kids.

View our winter calendar of events

Follow the City of Bayswater Libraries on Eventbrite to be the first to know about our events. 

Adult Programs and Events

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.

Library and Information Week - Rediscover your Library 25 - 31 July.

Rediscover your library to find community, creativity, and the collection. Whether it’s been many years or just a few months since you last visited, Library and Information Week 2022 is the perfect time to come back to the library and experience a wide range of services and programs to enrich your life.

The City of Bayswater Library Service is celebrating all things library at one off special events that have been organised for Library and Information Week with an illustration workshop for adults, a film night and launch of our new Seed Library and finishing off with a quiz night. To book and view all events visit our Eventbrite page here.

There will also be competitions online and in the library so follow the City of Bayswater on Facebook or Instagram to stay up to date.

Adult Workshops 

EventDescriptionDateTimeLocationBookings
Dungeons and Dragons (ages 15 - 25)

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 fortnightly

 

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, 15 August5.30pm-6.30pmBayswater LibraryBook now
Winning First Impressions and Interview SkillsLearn how to present yourself for an interview as well as Australian cultural interviewing tips. Presented by Dress for Success. Thursday, 18 August10am-12pmMorley LibraryBook now
Resume Writing and Value Your SkillsFind out how to identify and promote your unique skills and experience when applying for a job. Presented by Dress for Success. Thursday, 8 September12.30pm-2.30pm.Morley LibraryBookings open 8 August. 
How I Write Batman Comics for DC with Shane McCarthyCelebrate Batman Day with graphic novel author and local resident Shane McCarthy (writer of Batman for DC Comics, Transformers, Star Wars, Deadpool and more) as he discusses what it took to become an international author and what it take to get your stories into print.
Shane has personally requested as many geek questions as possible; come prepared!
Saturday, 17 September10am-11amBayswater LibraryBookings open 17 August. 

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 

Hi-Tech - Learn (1 to 1 technology help) 

Need help creating an email account, filling in an online form or using your device? Book a session with one of our Digital Mentors. The Hi-Tech - Learn 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.

Sessions are available at:

Morley Library: Book a session here, or call Morley Library on 9272 0980. 

Bayswater Library: Book a session here or call Bayswater Library on 9272 0951. 

Be Connected - Every Australian Online

Be Connected is an Australia wide initiative empowering all Australians to thrive in a digital world. They have online beginner courses that will take you through the basics of using a computer, getting online and staying safe. Visit their website to start your learning journey today. Be Connected Website.

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 online courses that will help you improve your skills and gain confidence while using 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

English Conversation Group - Fluency, Friendship and Fun

English chat sessions aimed at those  born overseas, but suitable for anyone interested in gaining confidence speaking English.

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, 20 August10am - 11amMaylandsComing soon

Writers' Workshop

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

DayTimeLibraryBookings
Thursday, 4 August5.15pm - 6.45pmMaylandsBook now
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