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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 autumn calendar of events

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

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 (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, 16 May

5.30pm-6.30pmBayswater LibraryBook now
Seed Saving WorkshopLearn seed saving techniques in this hands on workshop with Fiona Blackham from Gaia Permaculture. Fiona will show you different methods for harvesting and cleaning seeds and will bring samples for you to practice on. You will also get to fold origami seed packets to store your seeds in.Saturday, 28 May10am-12pmBayswater LibraryBook now
Sustainable Fashion WorkshopJoin eco-fashion designer Mariana Kirova for a special presentation at Maylands Library. Learn about the importance of upcycling and the environmental impact of textile waste. Bring in an unwanted item of clothing for some advice on how to rework it or donate unwanted clothes to participate in a clothes swap at the end of the session.
Please ensure all clothing items are clean and in good condition. 
Thursday, 16 June5.30pm-7pmMaylands 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
Canva : online design toolLearn the basics of Canva, a free graphic design platform used to create visual content.Monday, 13 June2pm-4pmMorley LibraryBook now


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 - 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 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. 

Be Connected - eLearning Tutorials

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, 11 June10am - 11amMaylandsBook now

Writers' Workshop

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

DayTimeLibraryBookings
Thursday, 2 June5.15pm - 6.45pmMaylandsBook now

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.

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