Children's Book Week 2017: Escape to EverywhereChildren's Book Week

Each year, schools and public libraries across Australia spend a week celebrating books, Australian authors and illustrators. The theme for Children's Book Week in 2017 is "Escape to Everywhere" and will be celebrated at Stirling Libraries between Monday 21 August and Friday 25 August. 

Stirling Libraries are very excited to announce that we will be celebrating Children's Book Week hugely with the public this year. We have an array of Authors and Illustrators giving talks throughout this week, plus our very popular PJ Storytime is back.


Mike Lefroy       

Mike Lefroy has a passion for history, in particular the history of Western Australia and his hometown of Mike LefroyFremantle. Mike's interest in history and education has drawn him to writing; he particularly enjoys the challenge of making the past come alive for children. Mike's publications for children include picture books, junior novels, non-fiction titles, education kits and web based education activities. Mike's most recent children's picture book Howzat! illustrated by Liz Anelli and published in 2014, is about children playing a game of cricket around the world.

Date: Wednesday 23 August 2017 
Time: 4.15pm - 5.15pm 
Venue: Karrinyup Library 
Ages: 7+

Bookings are essential click here to secure your place.


Briony Stewart       

Briony Stewart is the author and illustrator of several award-winning books for children, including Briony Stewartthe Kumiko and the Dragon trilogy and Here in The Garden. Briony lectures in children's literature at university and conducts talks and workshops with children across Australia. She loves live drawing challenges, day dreaming and discussing dragons, bunnies and how to tame lions!

Date: Thursday 24 August 2017 
Time: 4.15pm - 5.15pm 
Venue: Osborne Library 
Ages: 5+

Bookings are essential click here to secure your place.


Meg Caddy        Meg Caddy

Meg Caddy has a BA with Honours in English Literature cognate History from the University of Western Australia. Meg was the 2013 Young Writer-in-Residence at the Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers' Centre, and has been mentored by fantasy author Juliet Marillier. Her debut novel Waer was shortlisted for the 2013 Text Prize, and released by Text Publishing in 2016.

Date: Friday 25 August 2017 
Time: 4.15pm - 5.15pm 
Venue: Mirrabooka Library 
Ages: 9+

Bookings are essential click here to secure your place.


Amran Abdi 

Amran is a Somali-born Kiwi and is a childcare educator, mother by day and aspiring entrepreneur Amran Abdiand author by night. 

Amran's book, The Rainbow Hijab tells the tale of a young girl who loses her favourite hijab. Will things ever be the same without her colourful companion?

Discover what the hijab is, and its importance, first-hand from a Muslim woman. This book aims to bridge the gap of misunderstanding of Islamic ideologies through creative story-telling, and help to develop an understanding of one of the most misunderstood pieces of clothing.

Date: Friday 25 August 2017 
Time: 4.15pm - 5.15pm 
Venue: Inglewood Library 
Ages: 7+

Bookings are essential click here to secure your place.

 

Pyjama Storytime PJ Storytime

Come along to your local Stirling library and celebrate Children's Book Week with stories, rhymes and songs. Bring your favourite teddy, wear your Onesie or PJs.  Pizza and healthy snacks are laid on for both little adults and big kids!   

Time: 6.00pm - 7.00pm
Ages: 0-6 years

Limited numbers & bookings are essential.  Please note: Adults do not need to book.

Date ​Library ​Links
​ ​ ​Monday 21 August​MirrabookaMirrabooka Booking Link
​OsborneOsborne Booking Link
​ScarboroughScarborough Booking Link
​ ​ ​Tuesday 22 August​DianellaDianella Booking Link
​InglewoodInglewood Booking Link
​Karrinyup

Karrinyup Booking Link


Coding Club @ Mirrabooka LibraryMirrabooka Coding ClubCoding Club

Come and join us for the Mirrabooka Coding Club.

This club is for self-motivated young people who are interested in learning how to use coding programs to create stories, animations, and games; explore technology in an informal and creative environment.

Date:       Every Tuesday* 
Time:      3.30pm - 4.45pm
Venue:    Stirling Libraries - Mirrabooka
Cost:       Free
Age:        Suitable for children aged 9 to 17 years.

Bookings are essential click here to secure your place.

Please note:

  • Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptop with Wi-Fi connectivity (not an iPad or Tablet) and charging cables , enjoy Stirling's FREE WiFi and create stories, animations and games at your own pace. 
  • Limited computers available and might need to work in groups.
  • Parents are welcome to get involved
  • Children under 12 years of age will require parental supervision
  • If you wish to attend multiple sessions, you will need to book these individually

* this club runs for the duration of school term 3 Tuesday 18 July 2017 - 19 September 2017


Justice of the Peace (JP) ServiceJustice of the PeaceJP Service

Stirling Libraries - Mirrabooka now has a Justice of the Peace (JP) service available every Saturday from 9.00am to 11.30am.

This is a free service to the community and no appointment is necessary.

Please note the following:

  • Certified Copies – please bring your own copies, as well as the original document. 
     
  • Documents requiring a second witness – please bring someone with you to be the second witness. e.g. Will, Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA), Enduring Power of Guardianship (EPG),  Advanced Health Directives (AHD).


Are you a homeschooling family who would like to meet other homeschooling families?

Our Homeschooling Group meets on the last Friday of the month from 10.30am - 11.30am at Scarborough Library. Come and join us for games, activities and networking with other homeschooling parents and their children.  No bookings required.

       

​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

Mirrabook​a Library Info Hub

Need information on local services or help filling out forms? 

Visit the Mirrabooka Library Info Hub for assistance: Tuesdays 3:00pm - 5:00pm,   Thursdays 3:00pm - 5:00pm​​ and  Fridays 9:00am - 12:00noon​.​

 

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

 

Knitting Group for Adults

Bring along your knitting and enjoy a cuppa. 

Dianella Library hosts a "knitting group" which meets every 3rd Thursday of the month from 6:30-7:30pm. 

Scarborough Library hosts a "knitting group" which meets every 2nd Friday from 9.30am - commencing 11 August. 

No bookings required.

 

Crafters' Circle for Adults

Bring along your craft projects and join our crafters' group at Mirrabooka & Dianella Library.

Dianella Library hosts a "crafters' group" which meets every Wednesday afternoon from 1:30-4:30pm.

Mirrabooka Library hosts a "crafters' group" which meets every Friday morning 11:00am-1:30pm.

No bookings required.

 

Scrabble Club for Adults

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

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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