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An Afternoon Affair : a Literary Event with Holden Sheppard
Posted 04 October 2019 An Afternoon Affair : a Literary Event with Holden Sheppard

Join us for our first An Afternoon Affair : a Literary Event on 17 October, 2019 at 4.30pm with Holden Sheppard in conversation with Gabriella Filippi.

Seniors Week activities
Posted 02 October 2019 Seniors Week activities

11 November onwards

Understanding Mental Health
Posted 30 September 2019 Understanding Mental Health

Come and join us on the 7 October for a free one hour session on HelpingMinds.

October Spring Booksale
Posted 23 September 2019 October Spring Booksale

Saturday 19 October to Saturday 26 October

Mobile Printing Service
Posted 05 September 2019 Mobile Printing Service

Simply submit documents for printing and come to the library to release and pick up your document.

A Library Friend Bag
Posted 26 August 2019 A Library Friend Bag

Welcome to our library family, Brian and Doris! This cute kitty and puppy are ready for children to take them home and read stories to them.

Reading is My Secret Power
Posted 16 August 2019 Reading is My Secret Power

Chidren's Book Week 2019 is coming! The theme this year is ‘Reading is My Secret Power.’

Searching with Trove
Posted 12 August 2019 Searching with Trove

Our next Lunchtime Interlude is on 23 August at Bassendean Library. What is it? How do you search? What are Trove Lists? Can Trove help me with my family history?

Choose to re-use
Posted 06 August 2019 Choose to re-use

The Library has a great recycling point available to the public.

Improving Wellbeing
Posted 11 July 2019 Improving Wellbeing

Join HelpingMinds for free one hour session Wednesday 24 July 11am-12 noon at Bassendean Public Library.

Junior Membership drive!
Posted 02 July 2019 Junior Membership drive!

We have created a fun Junior Membership bag for all our new junior readers with an extra special surprise, one bag will have a $30 Dymocks card.

Decodeables! - new Early Reader Phonics Series
Posted 21 June 2019 Decodeables! - new Early Reader Phonics Series

Decodable texts support readers as they practise blending the letter-sounds they have been taught through words, in continuous meaningful text.

Chat with writer Dr Marcella Polain
Posted 12 June 2019 Chat with writer Dr Marcella Polain

Our next Literary Salon is on Wednesday 26 June. Join us for a literary night to be motivated and moved.

Mindfulness and Meditation Session
Posted 06 June 2019 Mindfulness and Meditation Session

Join us on 20 June at Bassendean Library for a peaceful hour of meditation and mindfulness.

Annual Library History Lecture : Swan River Currents and Connections :
Posted 29 May 2019 Annual Library History Lecture : Swan River Currents and Connections : realising a 2029 bicentenary

Come and join us on 19 June for our Annual Library History Lecture with Gina Pickering, Director of Latitude Creative Services is an award-winning writer, curator and content producer.

Trove lists
Posted 23 May 2019 Trove lists

Now on the Bassendean Memorial Library website. You can access information from the National Library of Australia and other repositories about people, places and events relevant to the Town of Bassendean.

National Simultaneous Storytime of Alpacas with Maraca’s
Posted 19 May 2019 National Simultaneous Storytime of Alpacas with Maraca’s

Come and join us on Wednesday 22 May at 11am (as part of our Rhyme time session) for the Alpacas with Maraca’s

Saying goodbye to our Daddy and Me Storytimes
Posted 13 May 2019 Saying goodbye to our Daddy and Me Storytimes

Hello mums and dads. Just a quick message to tell everyone that there will be no more Daddy and Me Storytimes, including the next scheduled session 18 May, 2019.

May Book Sale
Posted 07 May 2019 May Book Sale

Get your empty bags ready for the huge, ginormous, mega, massive, giant book sale on the 18 May -25 May 2019

Library Lunchtime Interlude. - The Waste-Free Kitchen: Being Thrifty in
Posted 07 May 2019 Library Lunchtime Interlude. - The Waste-Free Kitchen: Being Thrifty in the Kitchen

Come to this workshop and take home practical strategies to save money on your weekly grocery shop, cook healthy meals for the people you love, avoid food waste, and take control of your health and happiness.

All our eResource will be available over the Easter break.
Posted 18 April 2019 All our eResource will be available over the Easter break.

The library may be closed for Easter, but that does not mean you cannot access both reading and listening material; ebooks, eAudio talking books, eMagazines and online movies, are all available with the use of your membership card. Download the appropriate apps and your holidays are planned.

Pensioner Guard Cottage - National Trust Heritage Festival
Posted 15 April 2019 Pensioner Guard Cottage - National Trust Heritage Festival

As part of the National Trust Heritage Festival, members of the Bassendean Historical Society Inc will be opening the Pensioner Guard Cottage…. Open from 10.00am - 1.30pm

Dementia Awareness Presentation
Posted 03 April 2019 Dementia Awareness Presentation

The aim of this session is for participants to: Have an understanding of dementia, its signs and symptoms and different types.

Library Lunchtime Interlude - It’s time to make Sauerkraut!
Posted 29 March 2019 Library Lunchtime Interlude - It’s time to make Sauerkraut!

Carol Flint discovered fermented foods some years ago. Fermenting is a great way to preserve food while still keeping it raw and full of nutrients and she found it wasn’t hard to become passionate about the subject.

Book Launch - Meet Repeat Pete by Kylee Matson
Posted 26 March 2019 Book Launch - Meet Repeat Pete by Kylee Matson

Meet Repeat Pete : A Pirate with Repetitive Behaviour is a story about a pirate with Autism who gets teased and mocked by his fellow crew members due to his repetitive/ritualistic behaviours (one of the three main fundamental elements of Classic Autism).

CBCA 2019 Notable Books announced
Posted 21 March 2019 CBCA 2019 Notable Books announced

Children's Book Council of Australia have announced the 2019 Notable Books. Maybe it’s just the sheer scope of themes that have created such an earthy, deep, rich selection of Notable Books in 2019.

Literary Salon in the Library with Dave Warner
Posted 11 March 2019 Literary Salon in the Library with Dave Warner

Our first Literary Salon for 2019 is Wednesday 3rd April, with Dave Warner. Dave is an author, musician and screenwriter.

Library Lunchtime Interlude - The Habits of (Sustainable) Happiness with
Posted 05 March 2019 Library Lunchtime Interlude - The Habits of (Sustainable) Happiness with Dr Jane Genovese

Our first Lunchtime Interlude for 2019 is Monday 18th March - The Habits of (Sustainable) Happiness with Dr Jane Genovese. We’re bombarded with messages telling us that bigger and better things are the pathways to happiness.

eReading Room for Kids
Posted 26 February 2019 eReading Room for Kids

The eReading Room is a section of OverDrive that displays content only for kids. Kids can browse, sample, place holds and borrow eBooks appropriate for their age range and reading level.

New Historic Homes Guided Walk in 2019 (free)
Posted 18 February 2019 New Historic Homes Guided Walk in 2019 (free)

The Historic Homes guided walks are a repeated bi-monthly free community walk. Participants can learn about the first local school in the district (Bassendean Primary School) architecture of local houses and general history of the district with an experienced local volunteer guide.

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