​​​ Outdoor reading room

Outdoor Reading Rooms at Scarborough & Inglewood Library

Take some time to relax and look after yourself throughout Summerset with our outdoor reading room at Scarborough & Inglewood Library. 

Grab a book, put your feet up, enjoy the sunshine, and maybe have a cool drink.

The outdoor reading rooms will have books and free Wifi, free downloadable eBooks and eAudio books at your disposal throughout the Summerset Arts Festival.

Opening hours:

Monday - Friday: 9.00am - 5.00pm

Saturday: 9.30am - 11.30am

Sunday: Closed

 

Summer Reading Club is back in 2016Summer Reading Club

Summer Reading Club will run from 1 December 2016 to 31 January 2017 and is suitable for those aged 5 to 16 years. Participation in the Summer Reading Club is free!

The Summer Reading Club encourages children and young people to discover great authors and illustrators of picture books, junior and young adult fiction and non-fiction. The theme for 2016 is Heroes and Villians.

Visit your local City of Stirling Library and select books to read during the summer holidays. Your local librarian will be able to help guide you to select reading materials that interest you. Pick up a Reading Log and record how many books or hours you read over the summer school holidays.

 

​Aged Care Reform Information Session Presented by Stirling Community CareAged Care

Australia's aged care and disability sectors are undergoing significant reform. Changes include a shift towards individualised services, the introduction of a national aged care system (My Aged Care) and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Initially the changes will be focussed on care provided in the home and community, but eventually they will also occur in residential aged care.

Stirling's Home and Community Care (HACC) service has helped older people, people with disability and their carers for more than 30 years. From 27 February 2017 we will also become a provider of Home Care Packages. We would like to invite you to join us at one of our community information sessions to get a broad overview of the changes that will be occurring in home care during 2017/18.

Bookings are essential. For more information and to secure your place click the booking link below.

Library Day Date Time Booking Link

​Dianella

Wednesday

18 January 2017

1.30pm – 3.00pm

Dianella

​Mirrabooka

Wednesday​​

25 January 2017

10.30am – 12.00pm

Mirrabooka

​Inglewood

Monday

30 January 2017

5.30pm – 7.00pm

Inglewood

​Karrinyup

Wednesday

01 February 2017

1.30pm – 3.00pm

Karrinyup

​Osborne

Saturday

04 February 2017

10.30am – 11.45am

Osborne

​Scarborough

Wednesday

08 February 2017

5.30pm – 7.00pm

Scarborough

 


 

Heroes and Villains Cityscape fun Cityscape Event

Bookstars Members and Summer Reading Club Members special event.

Come and create your own cityscape for your Superhero or Villain! Also dress up as your favourite hero or villain to win a prize! 

Date:    Thursday 19 January 2017
Time:    10.30am - 11.30am
Venue: Karrinyup Library
Cost:     Free
Ages:    4 - 8 years old

Bookings are essential click here to secure your place.

 

Android Tablets WorkshopAndroid devices

Do you have an Android tablet and don't really know how to get the best out of it?

By the end of the workshop, Kris Petty will have you feeling much more comfortable using many of the features of your Android device. Topics covered include the Google Play Store, email and internet, camera and photos, touchscreens, apps and widgets.

There will be plenty of time for your questions and answers. Participants are encouraged to bring along their own devices to the session (however it is not essential).

Date: Thursday 19 January 2017
Time: 5.30pm - 7.30pm
Venue: Osborne Library
Cost: $3.30

Bookings are essential click here to secure your place.

Tea and coffee provided.

This event is part of Stirling Libraries BEATS Program - Be E-Smart and Tech Savvy

 

Troll adventures at Dianella Library Trolls Cave Adventures

Pop into Dianella Library during the summer holidays to explore and create the Deep Dark Troll Cave.  Peek into the Troll Treasure House and pit your wits with puzzles and prizes.  

Children of all ages are welcome, no bookings required.

 

Aussie Animal Craft Activity

Bookstars Members and Summer Reading Club Members special event at Mirrabooka Library.Koala event

We love koalas, they are so cute and cuddly. If you do too come to our special craft activity – we'll be making and decorating our own koala masks. There will be prizes for the best ones and some treats for you to take home!

Date:    Friday 20 January 2017
Time:    11.00am - 12.00noon
Venue:  Mirrabooka Library
Cost:     Free
Ages:    4 – 12 years old 

Bookings are essential click here to secure your place.

 

Pizza, popcorn, pyjamas & POW! movie night Lego Movie Night

Before school goes back, join us for a pyjama movie night with pizza and popcorn! We'll be watching The Lego Movie (2014) to celebrate heroes, villains, and sidekicks for the end of the Summer Reading Club program, so bring a blanket, pillow, or beanbag and join in the fun.

Date:    Monday, 23 January 2017
Time:    5.00pm – 7.00pm
Venue:  Scarborough Library
Cost:     $3.30
Ages:    4 – 12 years old 

Bookings are essential click here to secure your place.

 

Inconvenient Numbers: Performance Poetry with Zainab Syed

Zainab Syed ImageJoin Writer, Performer & Educator Zainab Syed at Inglewood Library's Outdoor Reading Room for an evening of performance poetry.

Zainab aims to be political, astringent, reclaiming narratives and nurturing change. She has facilitated workshops on writing as expression, healing and empowerment at the women's prison in Rhode Island, to trauma victims in Pakistan, and currently works with migrants and refugees in Australia.

In 2015 she was a finalist in the National Australian Poetry Slam. Zainab is passionate about curating events and facilitating spaces that celebrate creative expression while elevating and inspiring people.

Date:    Monday 23 January 2017
Time:    5.30pm – 6.30pm
Venue:  Inglewood Library
Cost:     Free

Bookings are essential click here to secure your place.

PhotoCred: Mark Piasecki

 

Sunset Stories at the Museum

As the sun disappears over the IndiaMt Flora Museumn Ocean, join consummate storyteller Glenn Swift for an evening of stories and tales. Pirates and high seas adventure, strange creatures from the depths, tales from the days of old.

Who knows what Glenn will pull out of his bag of tales?  But it's bound to be a night of excitement for young and old.

Date:     Tuesday 24 January 2017
Time:     6.30pm - 7.30pm
Venue:  Mount Flora Museum
               Elvire Street, Watermans Bay
Cost:     Free
BYO:     Picnic dinner & blanket

Bookings are essential click here to secure your place.


 

Tales and Trails He​​ritage Walk​ Heritage Walk

Bring the family along to enjoy a heritage walk through Star Swamp then up to Mount Flora Regional Museum.

Beginning at the Henderson Centre, your guide will take you on a walking tour through Star Swamp sharing history and points of interest along the way. The walk will continue up Hale Street to Mount Flora Museum where morning tea will be provided. The walk will finish back at the Henderson Environmental Community Centre

A special talk will then be given by Museum Curator Tracy Willet, featuring historical photographs of the local area, followed by a tour of the museum.

Bring along your water bottle, hat, and wear comfortable walking shoes.

Date:    Tuesday 24 January 2017
Time:    8.00am – 10.00am
Venue: Henderson Environmental Community Centre​
Cost:    $5.50

Bookings are essential click here to secure your place


 

 A Summer Eve Picnic with Anna GareAnna Gare image

A Summer's Evening is the perfect time to lay down a picnic rug, open a bottle of wine and indulge in a barbecue or some summer favourites.  This Summerset, Scarborough Library are happy to have Great Australian Bake Off and Junior Masterchef judge Anna Gare, who will cook up some balmy delights on the barbecue to share (limited taste testing), whilst talking about what food inspires her, and her new book Delicious Every Day.

Date:   Tuesday 31 January 2017
Time:   6.00pm – 7.30pm
Venue: Scarborough Library (outside on the grassed amphitheatre)
Cost:    $5.50

Bookings are essential click here to secure your place. Please bring a picnic rug for this event. Please note that tasters will be limited. 

 

Inconvenient Numbers: Performance Poetry with Zainab Syed

Join Writer, Performer & Educator Zainab Syed at Mirrabooka Library for an evening ofZainab Syed performance poetry. 

A scholar of Middle East and South Asia political science, she aims to be thought-inciting and astringent, reclaiming narratives and nurturing change.  Zainab is passionate about curating events and facilitating spaces that celebrate creative expression while elevating and inspiring people. 

In 2015 Zainab was a finalist in the National Australian Poetry Slam.  She has facilitated workshops on writing as expression, healing and empowerment at the women's prison at Rhode Island, to trauma victims in Pakistan, and currently works with migrants and refugees in Australia.

Date:   Thursday 2 February 2017
Time:    5.30pm – 6.30pm
Venue: Mirrabooka Library
Cost:     Free

Bookings are essential click here to secure your place.

PhotoCred: Mark Piasecki

 

Harry Potter Book Night

They say that the influence of a good teacher can never be erased so who better to celebrate on Harry Potter Harry Potter Book Night 2017Book Night 2017 than those who taught Harry Potter and his friends many magical skills. Whether it was the suave charm of Gilderoy Lockhart or the dark complexity of Severus Snape, many of the professors of Hogwarts had a huge impact on Harry Potter's adventures at Hogwarts.

Stirling Libraries are getting ready to celebrate The Professors of Hogwarts on 2nd February 2017 when once again, fans of all ages will have the chance to celebrate J.K. Rowling's wonderful series – and pass the magic on to young readers who haven't yet discovered these unforgettable books.

Date: Thursday 2 February 2017
Cost: Free

Bookings are essential. For more information and to secure your place click the booking link below.

Library​ ​Time ​Ages ​Booking Link

​Dianella

​4.00pm - 5.00pm

7 - 12 ​years

Dianella

​Inglewood

​3.30pm - 5.00pm

​7 - 12 years

Inglewood

​Karrinyup

​3.30pm - 5.00pm

​5 - 11 years

Karrinyup

​Mirrabooka

​3.30pm - 4.30pm

​4 - 10 years

Mirrabooka

​Osborne

​4.00pm - 5.00pm

​4 - 8 years

Osborne

​Scarborough

​3.30pm - 5.00pm

​7 - 12 years

Scarborough

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i​Pad and iPhone workshop iPad & iPhone workshop

Do you have an iPad or iPhone and don't really know how to get the best out of it?

This iOS workshop gives an overview of Apple devices like iPads and iPhones, as well as iCloud, the App Store, iBooks and iTunes. It will also cover the basics of email, web browsing and photos.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own devices to the session, however it is not essential.

Date: Wednesday 22 February 2017 
Time: 6.00pm - 7.30pm 
Venue: Scarborough Library 
Cost: $3.30

Bookings are essential click here to secure your place.

Tea and coffee provided.

This event is part of Stirling Libraries BEATS Program - Be E-Smart and Tech Savvy

 

Lego Clubs 

The Lego Club is an informal group that meets each week to build, learn and have fun with a new challenge set each week.

No bookings necessary. Adult supervision is required for all children aged 12 and under. Lego and Duplo supplied.

​Library ​Day ​Time

​Dianella

​Friday

​3.30pm - 4.30pm

​Inglewood

​Monday

​6.00pm - 7.00pm

​Karrinyup

​Friday

​3.30pm - 5.00pm

​Mirrabooka

​Thursday

​3.30pm - 4.30pm

​Osborne

​Monday

​3.30pm - 4.30pm

​Scarborough

​Friday

​3.30pm - 5.00pm

 

Games Club for Adults & Children

Have you ever wanted to play a board game but have nobody to play with?

Karrinyup Library now have two games clubs that meet weekly. The Children's Games club meet every Monday at 3:30pm and the Adult Games club meet every Monday at 10:00am.

No bookings required.

 

Colouring In for Adults

Studies have shown that colouring-in can be beneficial for adults. It helps to de-stress, generate wellness and stimulate the brain areas related to motor skills, the senses and creativity. 

Mirrabooka L​ibrary have embraced this latest craze and have an Adults only colouring in table setup ready for you to use every day.

 

Knitting Group for Adults

Dianella Library have a knitting group for adults. Bring along your knitting and enjoy a cuppa. 

The group meets every 3rd Thursday of the month from 6:30-7:30pm. 

No bookings required.

 

Crafters' Circle for Adults

Dianella Library have a crafters' group for adults. Bring along your projects and enjoy a cuppa while you create.

The group meets every Wednesday afternoon from 1:30-4:30pm.

No bookings required.

 

Scrabble Club for Adults

Come play scrabble for fun and enjoy the company of others!

Karrinyup Library hosts a "Scrabble Club" which meets every Tuesday morning at 10:00am. 

Dianella Library hosts a "Scrabble Club" which meets every Wednesday morning at 10:00am.

Mirrabooka Library hosts a "Scrabble Club" which meets every Thursday morning at 10:00am.

Osborne Library hosts a "Scrabble Club" which meets every Friday morning at 10:00am. 

Scarborough Library hosts a "Scrabble Club" which meets every Friday morning at 11:00am.

Inglewood Library hosts a "Scrabble Club" which meets every Tuesday night at 6:00pm.

No bookings required.

 

English Conversation Groups

Do you want to improve your English and meet new people at the same time?

Osborne Library run English Conversation Groups every Monday night 6:30-7:30pm and every Thursday at 10:00am-11:00am.

Mirrabooka Library run English Conversation Groups every Thursday night 6:00-7:00pm and every Wednesday at 10.30am – 11.30am.

Everyone is welcome! No bookings necessary.

 

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Back to School Homework Help

Stirling Libraries offer a number of programs and services that can make the student's life that little bit easier.

These include: yourtutor, the Better Beginnings early literacy programme and new Bookstars passports; our eLibrary; useful online databases; and for parents with younger children, storytime sessions, including our new Saturday morning storytime.

Back To School Brochure

             

Adult book club

Have you ever come to the end of a great book and wished you could talk about it with a kindred soul? If you answered 'Yes', then you might want to join one of the monthly BookChat book clubs at Stirling libraries.
Go to Adult book club

Children's book club

Stirling libraries have an excellent range of award-winning children's books, and the BookStars reading club, to make reading fun for everyone!
Go to Children's book club

Rhymetime and Storytime

To help parents develop their children's literacy skills right from the very start, Stirling libraries has introduced weekly Baby Rhymetime and Preschool Storytime sessions at all City of Stirling Libraries.
Go to Rhymetime and Storytime

Young people's services

Find out what services are available at Stirling libraries for teens/young people, Spine Out magazine, BookStars and Latest Graphic Novels.
Go to Young people's services

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