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A Medieval Christmas at Bassendean Library
Posted December 3, 2018 A Medieval Christmas at Bassendean Library

Come and help us celebrate the festive season with our Medieval Christmas decorations from December 1st- December 25th.

Kanopy Kids
Posted November 26, 2018 Kanopy Kids

Hey parents, we’ve got a brand-new source of educational and entertaining children’s programming — free to watch! Kanopy Kids, featuring hundreds of enriching videos available to stream, whenever you want. Kanopy has partnered with Common Sense Media™ to provide developmentally appropriate age ratings, helping you decide what to watch.

Rhymetime and Story Time
Posted November 25, 2018 Rhymetime and Story Time

The last session dates for Rhymetime and Storytime are 5, 6, & 7th December

Nature Pixie's Bush Christmas - Special Christmas Storytime
Posted November 19, 2018 Nature Pixie's Bush Christmas - Special Christmas Storytime

This session is fully booked...A festive extravaganza of fun and mischief as the little bush babies search for the magical rainbow Christmas tree on Christmas Eve! Music, dancing, puppets and Christmas wishing bubbles feature in this special show for young children.

Library Lunchtime Interlude - Beeswax Wraps
Posted November 12, 2018 Library Lunchtime Interlude - Beeswax Wraps

This session is fully booked. Due to the high level of demand, he Library will attempt to run another session 2019. Thank you for you interest. Learn how to make Beeswax Wraps-An alternative to cling wrap - Library Lunchtime Interlude.

Cyber Citizens
Posted November 3, 2018 Cyber Citizens

Are you new to the digital world? Would you like to learn to learn how to use your new smart phone or tablet/iPad? Do you need help with social media? We can help! Our trainers are available to help you navigate the new digital world

RB Digital eMagazines Automatic Checkouts
Posted October 29, 2018 RB Digital eMagazines Automatic Checkouts

RBdigital have enabled patrons to automatically check out new issues of magazines as soon as they are available, allowing them to always have the latest issues of their favourite magazines waiting for them in their RBdigital account.

Invitation to join Local Studies Collection Working Group
Posted October 25, 2018 Invitation to join Local Studies Collection Working Group

Town of Bassendean Council is seeking community members for the Local Studies Collection Working Group. The Local Studies Collection is located within the Bassendean Memorial Public Library and is an important depository of historical and current material about society and culture of The Town of Bassendean and its people.

STEM Storytime this Thursday
Posted October 22, 2018 STEM Storytime this Thursday

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. STEM story time is Thursday 25 October and 26 October @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. .

Spring Book Sale
Posted October 10, 2018 Spring Book Sale

Join us at the Library for our Spring Book Sale! from 20 October to 27 October. We will have plenty of books at amazing prices. We also have DVDs & puzzles. As part of the Garage Sale Trail come and join us on the sale trail. Get in early for some fabulous bargains.

Declutter your house and Mind - Lunchtime Interlude
Posted October 3, 2018 Declutter your house and Mind - Lunchtime Interlude

Does clutter affect the way you work and live? Clutter has a huge impact on our lives and the environment. Join Professional Organiser Sara Hall in this fun and interactive workshop and learn the key steps in decluttering and organising your home to turn an overwhelming task into an easily manageable project.

Online Safety for Parents
Posted September 19, 2018 Online Safety for Parents

As part of eSmart, Bassendean Memorial Library would like to invite all parents to participate in a workshop presented by Technologically Speaking.

Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle - Lunchtime Interlude
Posted August 27, 2018 Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle - Lunchtime Interlude

Come and Learn All About Recycling. A Lunchtime Interlude - Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle When we create waste and throw it away into landfills, we not only fill up the land, but also pollute the air and soil. Harmful gases and toxic chemicals are produced which are released into the atmosphere as well as seeped into the soil.

Children's Book Week 2018 - Find your treasure
Posted August 22, 2018 Children's Book Week 2018 - Find your treasure

The theme this year is 'Find Your Treasure' and in the month of August, we at Bassendean Memorial Library have decided to do all things piratey.

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

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.

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