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Learn how to DETOXIFY your home and SPRING CLEAN your house naturally - Lunchtime Interlude
Posted July 27, 2018 Learn how to DETOXIFY your home and SPRING CLEAN your house naturally - Lunchtime Interlude

The average household contains about 62 toxic chemicals, say environmental experts. We’re exposed to them routinely - from the phthalates in synthetic fragrances to the noxious fumes in oven cleaners.

Welcome to our new touch screen  Self-Service Kiosk!
Posted July 17, 2018 Welcome to our new touch screen Self-Service Kiosk!

You can view your account, borrow and renew items, and print your receipt. All you need is your Bassendean Library membership card.

Natural Products by Theresa - Lunchtime interlude
Posted July 5, 2018 Natural Products by Theresa - Lunchtime interlude

Come and learn how to create natural products with a local producer who embraces chemical free products with Theresa

July 2018 School Holiday Activities
Posted June 22, 2018 July 2018 School Holiday Activities

Derrek the Magician and Virtual Reality Rainforestation - Aboriginal Culture session is coming to Bassendean Library for the July school holidays!!! Places are filling fast!!!!

Be eSmart at the Library!
Posted June 6, 2018 Be eSmart at the Library!

The Bassendean Memorial Public Library has recently registered for eSmart Libraries program, offered by Alannah & Madeline Foundation, in partnership with Telstra Foundation. eSmart Libraries is a cyber - safety framework designed to fully equip libraries, staff and library users with the skills and tools they need for smart, safe and responsible use of technology.

Guided Walk
Posted June 5, 2018 Guided Walk

Tomorrow's Guided walk cancelled due to bad weather ..... See you next month Wednesday 4th July 2018 which departs from Bassendean Village Shopping Centre near travellator foyer

Lunchtime interlude - The Raw Kitchen
Posted May 22, 2018 Lunchtime interlude - The Raw Kitchen

What Is A Raw Food Diet and How Do I learn to Incorporate it into my Life? Come to Bassendean Memorial Library on Monday, the 11th of June, and begin to learn how at our Lunchtime Interlude

Literary Salon in the Library with Laurie Steed
Posted May 1, 2018 Literary Salon in the Library with Laurie Steed

We are pleased to announce our next Literary Salon in the Library is with Laurie Steed. ‘You belong here’ is his debut novel.

Bubbly Art with the BUBBLE ACADEMY- An April school holiday activity
Posted April 13, 2018 Bubbly Art with the BUBBLE ACADEMY- An April school holiday activity

Bubble Academy is simply the coolest hands-on bubble science and art incursion for school aged kids. Suitable for ages 6-12 years, sessions are jam-packed, utterly amazing, crazy-fun and genuinely mind-blowing for kids of all ages.

Anything Andriod
Posted March 29, 2018 Anything Andriod

Out next Lunchtime interludes is Anything Android. Learn the basics of your Android Tablet or Smartphone. Learn the icons, how to download and delete apps and many other entry level tips and shortcuts to improve your Android experience

STEM Storytime this Thursday
Posted March 26, 2018 STEM Storytime this Thursday

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. STEM story time is Thursday the 29th of March @10.30am. STEM is important because it pervades every part of our lives. ... By exposing students to STEM and giving them opportunities to explore STEM-related concepts, they will develop a passion for it and hopefully pursue a job in a STEM field. .

Literary Salon in the Library with Louise Allan
Posted March 1, 2018 Literary Salon in the Library with Louise Allan

Join us for a Literary Salon with Louise Allan on Wednesday 28th March, 2018 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start . Louise is an author and writer from Western Australia. Seating is limited! Please book early.

Lunch time Interlude - How I Live a Plastic-Free Life
Posted February 21, 2018 Lunch time Interlude - How I Live a Plastic-Free Life

A one hour presentation with question and answer time is perfect for anyone starting out on the plastic-free journey who is keen to learn more about reducing their plastic consumption. Our presenter Lindsay Miles will talk about her journey.

Free English classes in the Library are back!!!!
Posted February 15, 2018 Free English classes in the Library are back!!!!

Free English classes in the Library are back! Bassendean Memorial Library invites adults whose first language is not English, to join our free English classes. Our six weekly sessions will be run by an experienced ESL teacher on Monday evenings from 6.00 pm - 7.00 pm at the Library. Classes commence on Monday 26th February.

Library Lovers Day
Posted January 31, 2018 Library Lovers Day

Love your library on 14th February. Move over St Valentine’s because 14th February is also Library Lovers Day and Bassendean Memorial Library will be celebrating

Tuning in to Teens
Posted January 11, 2018 Tuning in to Teens

A parenting program for parents of children aged 11-18 years Tuning in to Teens is a 6 session program for parents, with children aged 11 to 18 years. The program provides parents with a greater understanding of their teen’s emotional experiences. It also explores specific skills that help parents be supportive, empathic and stay connected with their teens

We are 10
Posted December 18, 2017 We are 10

On show in the Library now. Celebrating the imagination and stories of 10 year olds, We Are 10 shows Western Australia through the eyes of 8,000 children in a unique exhibition.

The Christmas Tree Fairy
Posted November 27, 2017 The Christmas Tree Fairy

Come and enjoy a very special event with your little one. It is time for the Christmas Tree Fairy. Our beautiful fairy Rebecca will sing, play fairy instruments and create a magical Christmas moment for your child. Share this beautiful, yuletide event at Bassendean Memorial Library

Welcome to Kanopy
Posted November 10, 2017 Welcome to Kanopy

Welcome to Kanopy; a video streaming platform for public libraries delivering one of the largest collections of indie films, classic cinema, festival and educational documentaries, and movies online or through an app.

Literary Salon in the Library with Alan Carter
Posted October 9, 2017 Literary Salon in the Library with Alan Carter

Bassendean Library’s special guest at the next Literary Salon is crime fiction writer Alan Carter Author of three Cato Kwong novels: Prime Cut, Getting Warmer, Bad Seed, and the new novel Marlborough Man. Wednesday 1st November 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start. Refreshments provided. Book online: www.trybooking.com/SGBA

Meet NAO The Robot - An after school activity
Posted October 2, 2017 Meet NAO The Robot - An after school activity

NAO loves to talk about himself and what he can do. He recognises speech, he can balance and show off a range of motions. You will get to see NAO dance and two volunteers will even get to take NAO for a walk-in front of the group.

Tuning in to Kids
Posted September 20, 2017 Tuning in to Kids

A parenting program for parents of children aged 3-10 years. Tuning in to Kids is a 6 session program for parents, with children aged 3 to 10 years. The program explores ways that parents can help their children develop emotional intelligence and increase the emotional connection between parents and children.

September School Holiday Events!
Posted September 12, 2017 September School Holiday Events!

Come build with us! Bricks 4 Kidz Midland are bringing our Lego workshops to the Bassendean Memorial Library. Thursday 28 September 2017 from 10am - 12pm Your kids will have awesome fun building amazing Amusement Park creations with LEGO® bricks.

Pepsi the Problem Puppy Book Launch with author Sandi Parsons
Posted August 31, 2017 Pepsi the Problem Puppy Book Launch with author Sandi Parsons

You are invited to the launch of Pepsi the Problem Puppy with author Sandi Parsons. This is an open invitation, but bookings are essential as space is limited.

Children's Book Week  - ‘Escape to Everywhere'
Posted August 22, 2017 Children's Book Week - ‘Escape to Everywhere'

The Tardis has landed in the Library! - just in time for Children’s Book Week. Escape to Everywhere during Children’s Book Week in Dr Who’s TARDIS. Write the most exciting story you can and win a Dymocks gift card!

Literary Salon in the Library with Michael Trant
Posted August 21, 2017 Literary Salon in the Library with Michael Trant

Michael was the Bassendean Library’s special guest at the Literary Salon Wednesday 23rd August at 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start Refreshments provided. Book online: www.trybooking.com/RFVX or email: baslib@bassendean.wa.gov.au

Inter Library Loans - IMPORTANT NEWS
Posted June 30, 2017 Inter Library Loans - IMPORTANT NEWS

From 1st July Interlibrary loans will be changing. This is a State-wide initiative across all Western Australian libraries. We will now be supplying your requests more efficiently through development of our collection rather than relying on interlibrary loans.

Basso Kids July School Holiday Activities
Posted June 15, 2017 Basso Kids July School Holiday Activities

Come and join us for some holiday fun! When: 4th July - 11th July Where: Bassendean Memorial Library Why: Because drawing, crafting and playing games is awesome fun!!!!

Annual Library History Lecture - Special Place: Aboriginal history in Bassendean
Posted May 25, 2017 Annual Library History Lecture - Special Place: Aboriginal history in Bassendean

Book now for the Annual Library History Lecture Special Place: Aboriginal history in Bassendean Speaker: Mr Bevan Carter, former Town of Bassendean Mayor, local author and resident. 14 June 2017 at 6.30pm for 7.00pm start

Get your Smart phone ready - Let's talk!
Posted May 3, 2017 Get your Smart phone ready - Let's talk!

Don’t forget to secure your place for Wednesday 24th May from 10.00am-11.30am Marian Vincent (Broadband for Seniors Networker for WA, Adult Learning Australia) will show us how we can best utilize our mobile phone assistants.

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