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All our eResource will be available over the Easter break.
Posted April 18, 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 April 15, 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 April 3, 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 March 29, 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 March 26, 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 March 21, 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 March 11, 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 Dr Jane Genovese
Posted March 5, 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 February 26, 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 February 18, 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.

Library Lovers' Day 2019 - Who are these people?
Posted February 7, 2019 Library Lovers' Day 2019 - Who are these people?

Library Lovers' Day on 14 February. The theme for this year is 'Library Love Stories' and we have a competition that will leave you scratching your head....

Safer Internet Day 2019
Posted February 5, 2019 Safer Internet Day 2019

Safer Internet Day is an opportunity to raise awareness about the safe and positive use of digital technology, and to explore the role we can all play in creating a better and safer internet in our community.

Free English classes in the Library are back!!!!!
Posted January 29, 2019 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 weekly sessions are run by an experienced ESL teacher on Monday evenings from 11th February, 2019.

New Historic Homes Guided Walk in 2019 (free)
Posted January 21, 2019 New Historic Homes Guided Walk in 2019 (free)

Residents and visitors… you are invited to walk around Bassendean learning about amazing architecture and historic homes including Daylesford House. Starting and finishing at Bassendean Primary School you will also learn a little about the history of the school.

Boardgames
Posted January 7, 2019 Boardgames

We have a huge collection of Boardgames and Library. All games are for 2 week loans

River Walk 2019 (free!)
Posted January 2, 2019 River Walk 2019 (free!)

Residents and visitors…you are invited to stroll along the Swan River in Bassendean from Point Reserve to Success Hill Reserve and return to Point Reserve with an experienced volunteer guide.

Christmas/New Year Closure
Posted December 24, 2018 Christmas/New Year Closure

You can always access your Library. Our eServices are available whenever you need them.

Love local history?
Posted December 17, 2018 Love local history?

Come along to the Bassendean Memorial Library and test your local history knowledge with a quiz. Who in your family knows the most about Ashfield, Eden Hill and Bassendean?

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.

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