Stirling Libraries have achieved eSmart accreditation!eSmart Libraries

eSmart is a national initiative to promote cyber safety and awareness in schools and libraries, which will allow us to promote the safest and smartest use of technology to our patrons.

Help us celebrate reaching this milestone with a special event at Inglewood Library.

  • Guest speaker Kris Petty presents "Staying safe whilst buying and selling online"
  • Beats Bytes - Learn about email and social media from tech savvy staff
  • Tips on eBooks and eResources
  • Sphero robots for kids
  • Scratch coding basics for kids
  • Cake and refreshments provided

Date: Monday 26 June 2017
Time: 4.00pm – 6.00pm
Cost:   Free 

Bookings for Adults, click here to secure your place
Formal festivities and Guest Speakers conclude at 4.45pm


If you remember when jets went jumbo in '69.....Transperth Logo

You're eligible for our free Seniors Tours 

If you've just got your hands on a WA Seniors Card and are unfamiliar with public transport, why not start your Transperth journey with confidence and book one of our free guided tours.

Using your WA Seniors Card, you can enjoy free travel across all our services and this tour will show you how to make the most of it. 

Tour 1
Date:     Tuesday 30 May 2017 
Time:     Commencing at 12:15pm
Venue:   Stirling Libraries - Inglewood

Tour 2
Date:      Wednesday 31 May 2017
Time:     Commencing at 10:15am
Venue:   Stirling Libraries - Mirrabooka

The tours are FREE for Seniors with a SmartRider. Don't forget to bring your card along with you.

Bookings are essential click here to secure your place.


 

Stepping off with Tom Wilson at Osborne LibraryTom Wilson

As I grew up, it became apparent to me that I didn't really understand the natural environment of the place where I was born.

Tom Wilson has spent his life writing about the human relationship with our home: the natural world. Stepping Off is the story of the south-western corner of Western Australia. For anyone who has ever questioned their sense of belonging, who has ever dreamed of stepping off the grid to reconnect with nature it is an invitation to reconnect with the land.

Thomas Wilson has a PhD in Literature and the Environment, and is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia. He has created communication strategies for the World Wildlife Fund Australia, has developed curriculums for Western Australian high schools and was a regular host of Understorey on RTR between 2009 and 2011.

Date:    Tuesday 30 May 2017
Time:   6.30pm - 7.30pm
Venue: Osborne Library
Cost:   Free

Bookings are essential click here to secure your place.

 

​Android Tablets Workshop​Android Workshop

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: Wednesday 31 May 2017 
Time: 5.30pm - 7.30pm 
Venue: Scarborough Library 
Cost: $3.30

Bookings are essential click her​e to secure your place.

Tea and coffee provided.

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


iPad and iPhone workshopiPad & iPhone workshopiPad workshopiPad 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: Tuesday 6 June 2017 
Time: 6.00pm - 7.30pm 
Venue: Karrinyup 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


July School Holiday Events

The summer holidays are a long way away…it's the middle of winter…what do you do?

You go to the library for scintillating books and free fun activities of course. Stirling Libraries and Mount Flora Museum have plenty of events to entertain your children indoors this school holidays. Check out our program below!

Please note, bookings for the all events do not open until 10:00am on Tuesday 7 June


Archaeology Workshops

STC Archaeology is bringing hands-on archaeology workshops to City of Stirling libraries during the July school holidays.

Vikings! (7+) – Learn all about the Vikings and make your own Viking ships and life-sized Viking shields.

Rock Art Rocks (7+) – Learn about Australia's amazing world renowned Rock Art and create your own unique masterpiece.

Disposal of the Dead (9+) – Discover how different cultures disposed of their dead! Mummify an orange and learn how to write a secret curse in Hieroglyphic Code.

Ancient Magic (7+) – Learn about Shamans and the magic of Dreams! Design and create your very own Shaman mask and Dream Catcher.

Warrior World (9+) – The Aztecs of South America are well known for their human sacrifices but they also had hidden meaning and messages. Create your own clay Sun God emblem and authentic Aztec mask!

Facial Reconstruction (11+) – Become a Forensic Scientist for the morning and learn facial reconstruction techniques as you construct your very own face from the skull upwards.


Bookings are essential. 

Parents please note: Parental supervision is required for the duration of this event. Please observe the strict age limits prior to booking your child into one of these events.

 

​Date

​Time

​Library

​Event

​Age Limit

​Booking Link

Monday 3 July ​9.30am – 12.30pmInglewoodWarrior World9+Inglewood
1.30pm – 4.30pmDianellaVikings7+Dianella
Thursday 6 July ​9.30am – 12.30pmOsborneDisposal of the Dead9+Osborne
1.30pm – 4.30pmMirrabookaRock Art Rocks7+Mirrabooka
Friday 7 July ​9.30am – 12.30pmScarboroughFacial Reconstruction11+Scarborough
1.30pm – 4.30pmKarrinyupAncient Magic7+Karrinyup

 

School Holidays at Mount Flora Museum

Come along in the School Holidays and check out some of our exciting exhibits at the City of Stirling Mount Flora Museum.

Our Museum is housed in a former water tank, which was built in the early 1940's to supply water for domestic use to the local area. After visiting the museum go upstairs on the outside of the water tank and enjoy the best panoramic views of the northern suburbs and coast line.

Gold coin entry per person. No bookings required.

Opening days & times: 

​Date

​Time

​Wednesday 5 July​ 1.00pm - 4.00pm
Thursday 6 July 10.00am - 4.00pm
Friday 7 July10.00am - 4.00pm
​Wednesday 12 July​1.00pm - 4.00pm
​Thursday 13 July​10.00am - 4.00pm
​Friday 14 July​10.00am - 4.00pm


In-house Events

Our very talented Librarians have put their thinking caps on and have organised some exciting events this July School Holidays. If you have any book events or craft event suggestions you would like to see hosted at your local Library for Children please speak to one of our friendly staff.

A Series of Unfortunate events fun (7+) - Test your knowledge on the books with the ultimate quiz and make your own  mask disguise to see if you can fool Count Olaf!

Crafty Clay Creations (7-10 years) - Learn some simple techniques to make your own crafty clay creation.

Join the world of the Vikings Warriors (5-7 years) - Make your very own viking helmet.

Computer Coding for Kids (9-12 years) - This workshop is for beginners who are interested in learning how to use The Scratch Program to create stories, animations and games.

Dinosaurs vs Vikings! (4-8 years) - Join us for some fun craft activities, learn the language of the Vikings and play a game of "Name that Dinosaur"!

Archaeological Dig (5-8 years) - Discover an item or part of an item that has been buried.


Bookings are essential. 

Parents please note: Parental supervision is required for the duration of this event.

Date

Time

Library

Event

Age Limit (years)

Booking Link

Tuesday 4 July 10.30am – 12.00noonKarrinyupA Series of Unfortunate events fun7+Karrinyup
​Monday 10 July10.30am – 11.30amScarboroughCrafty Clay Creations 7-10Scarborough
Tuesday 11 July 10.030am – 11.30amDianellaJoin the world of the Vikings Warriors5-7Dianella
​Tuesday 11 July 1.30pm – 2.30pmMirrabookaComputer Coding for Kids9-12Mirrabooka
Thursday 13 July 10.00am – 11.00amOsborneDinosaurs vs Vikings!4-8Osborne
​Thursday 13 July2.00pm – 3.00pmInglewoodArchaeological Dig5-8Inglewood



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.

 Please note, bookings for the following events do not open until 10:00am on Tuesday 4 July


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


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 and Thursdays 3:00pm - 5:00pm​.​

 

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

Dianella Library has 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

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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