The City’s Libraries hosts a number of ongoing community groups and activities for people of all ages. For dates and times of our groups and activities, please see our event calendar.
Research shows that 75 per cent of brain development occurs between birth and the age of three. Ask at your library for your Better Beginnings information pack and gift book for your new baby.
For more information about the importance of sharing books with your baby, visit the Better Beginnings website.
Home educator groups
Our home educator group meets every second Tuesday of the month from 10.00am to 12 noon at Stirling Libraries - Karrinyup. Come and join us for games, activities and networking with other parents and their children. Bookings are not required.
Rhymetime and Storytime programs
The City has two programs to help parents develop their children’s literacy skills:
For children aged 0–2 years, Baby Rhymetime sessions offer a fun and educational experience for both young ones and parents.
Each Baby Rhymetime session will help your child to develop early literacy skills through simple rhymes, action songs and stories.
|Karrinyup||Wednesday||10.30am - 11.00am|
|Dianella||Friday||10.30am - 11.00am|
|Scarborough||Thursday||10.30am - 11.00am|
|Osborne||Monday||10.30am - 11.00am|
|Inglewood||Tuesday||10.30am - 11.00am|
|Mirrabooka||Friday||10.30am - 11.00am|
Pre-school Storytime and Saturday Songs & Stories
These sessions are suitable for children aged 2–6 years and include stories, songs and colouring. Pre-school Storytime is a fun way to introduce your child to books, stimulates their imagination and is a great way for your child to make new friends.
Can't make a weekday? We also have Saturday Songs & Stories, every Saturday from 10.00am for children 0 -5 years.
|Karrinyup||Thursday||10.30am - 11.00am|
|Dianella||Monday||10.30am - 11.00am|
|Scarborough||Wednesday||10.30am - 11.00am|
|Osborne||Tuesday||10.30am - 11.00am|
|Inglewood||Friday||10.30am - 11.00am|
|Mirrabooka||Tuesday||10.30am - 11.00am|
|All Libraries||Saturday (Songs & Stories)||10.00am - 10.30am|
Learn English through Storytime (LETS)
The LETS program helps children and their families to improve and practise English in a fun, educational environment.
LETS includes songs, rhymes and stories which develop children's confidence.
The LETS program runs for eight weeks, with a different theme each week.
Book at Mirrabooka
Book at Osborne
|Starts Friday 15 February 2019||9.30am - 10.30am||Mirrabooka||3 to 4 years|
|Starts Tuesday 12 February 2019||9.30am - 10.30||Osborne||2 to 3 years|
For more information or to book, please contact Dianella Library on (08) 9205 7740 or Mirrabooka Library on (08) 9205 7300.
Coding, programming and STEAM skills
Stirling Libraries provide opportunities for children and teens to learn how to code and gain skills in programming languages. Look out at other times for our STEAM
For more information, please see below.
This is a free, peer-based club for those who want to learn how to code. Coding is a fun and great way to meet people, and is quickly becoming an essential life skill. You can play games, work out puzzles and write your own programs.
Suitable for ages 7 to 17 at Karrinyup and Mirrabooka.
Date Saturday mornings
Time 10.00am - 11.30am
Book at Karrinyup
Please bring you own laptop. For more information please contact Stirling Libraries - Karrinyup on (08) 9205 7400.
Date Wednesday afternoons
Time 3.30pm - 4.30pm
Book at Mirrabooka
A number of computers at the library will be available for attendees to use. For more information please contact Stirling Libraries - Mirrabooka on (08) 9205 7300.
Children’s Book Week
Each year, schools and public libraries across Australia spend a week celebrating books, Australian authors and illustrators. Children's Book Week 2019 will be celebrated at Stirling libraries between Monday 19 August and Friday 23 August 2018.
A series of creative clubs and activities are run across our libraries to help foster cognitive and social development.
Come along to Music Makers @ Mirrabooka Library where you can use GarageBand (a complete music studio) with accessories including a microphone, headphones and a keyboard. You will be able to unleash your musical creativity whether you're a pro or a beginner!
You can create songs, ringtones, and other projects to share with the world. Suitable for ages 7 to 17 years. Bookings are essential.
Date Select Thursday afternoons
Time 3.30pm - 4.30pm
For more information please phone Stirling Libraries - Mirrabooka on (08) 9205 7300.
The Lego Club is an informal group that meets to build, learn and have fun with a new challenge set each week.
Bookings are not necessary. Adult supervision is required for all children aged 12 and under. Lego and Duplo are supplied.
|Dianella||Friday||3.30pm - 4.30pm|
|Inglewood||Monday||6.00pm - 7.00pm|
|Karrinyup||Friday||3.30pm - 5.00pm|
|Mirrabooka||Wednesday||3.30pm - 4.30pm|
|Osborne||Monday||3.30pm - 4.30pm|
|Scarborough||Monday||3.30pm - 4.30pm|
For more information, please contact your local library.
Drop into the Innovations Lab and have a play and experiment with a range of our new technologies:
- 3D Printer
- Virtual Reality
- Garage Band and Music
- Makey Makey kits
- littleBits kits
All ages are welcome, no bookings are necessary and staff will be available to assist and answer any questions that you may have.
Date Monday afternoons
Time 3.30pm - 5.00pm