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.
|Second Monday of the month||6pm - 7pm||Bayswater|
|First Tuesday of the month||6pm - 7pm||Maylands|
|Third Wednesday of the month||6pm - 7pm||Bayswater|
|Third Friday of the month||1.30pm - 2.30pm||Morley |
Libby Book Club for WA
The Libby Book Club for WA is a free monthly digital book club hosted by author David Allan-Petale - brought to you by OverDrive Australia for all members of the State Library and Public Libraries, Western Australia. Join in on the third Wednesday of each month to engage and interact with authors from all genres. The Zoom link will be emailed to all attendees on the day of the event.
|Book being discussed||Date and Time||Time||Bookings|
|Into the Night by Fkeur McDonald||Wednesday 19 April||7pm - 8pm||Book now|
|How to be Remembered by Michael Thompson||Wednesday 17 May||7pm - 8pm||Book now|
|Echo Lake by Joan Sauers||Wednesday 21 June||7pm - 8pm||Book now|
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.
Book a session here or call your nearest library.
Bayswater Library: 9272 0951.
Maylands Library: 9208 2450.
Morley Library: 9272 0980.
Hi,Tech - Learn - Workshops
Internet/Device Security and How to Avoid Scams
|Bookings required.||Monday 1 May||1pm - 3pm||Bayswater Library||Bookings opening soon|
Best and Most Useful Smartphone Apps
|Bookings required.||Tuesday 16 May||10am - 12pm||Morley Library||Bookings opening soon|
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.
|Skype||Learn how to stay connected with family and friends using Skype.||Watch here|
|WhatsApp||Learn how to stay connected with family and friends using WhatsApp.||Watch here|
|Zoom||Learn 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.
|Wednesdays||9.30am - 11.30am||Morley|
|Fridays||9.30am - 11.30am||Maylands |
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.
|Saturday 18 March||10am - 11am||Maylands||Book now|
Chat with others while enjoying your craft.
|Loop to Loop|
Come along and join the Loop to Loop group which is open to anyone who enjoys yarn crafts and would like to socialise with others that do, while at the same time practicing their craft. Why not join in next Monday?
No booking required; just turn up.
|Weekly on Mondays||10am - 12pm ||Maylands Library||Book now|
Give a Stitch: the knit and crochet crowd for younger people
If you like to knit or crochet, or if you would like to learn, join us for Give a Stitch, a group that meets weekly to socialise, share knowledge and skills, and encourage each other to finish their projects.
This a community led group where Dela, who you may know from Smoult's Larder on Whatley Crescent in Maylands. Dela taught herself to knit and crochet while in Covid-19 lockdown and will share her skills with younger people in the community.
Dela will provide yarn and needles, as well as some patterns. Alternatively you are welcome to bring your own.
There is no need to register to attend; simply turn up.
|Weekly on Tuesdays||5.30pm - 6.30pm||Maylands Library||Book now|
|Crochet with Zoe||This 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 20 March||5.30pm - 6.30pm||Bayswater Library||Book now|
Join an online reading challenge, earn badges for completing goals, share reviews and more. Visit the site or downlaod the Beanstack app to sign up.
Our first challenge on Beanstack is 1001 Books Before Year One. This is a fun reading challenge that families can participate in, designed to develop literacy and nurture a love of reading in children up to six years old by rewarding them for the amount of books read. After reading 100 books, each child will receive a library bag. For every 100 book milestone after that, children will collect a colourful iron-on patch, which they can use to decorate their library bag until reaching the 1001 book milestone. Young readers who complete the challenge will be rewarded with a book to keep.
More challenges coming soon!