Discover your local library

Library 29 April 2021

The City will celebrate the many benefits libraries bring to the community during Library and Information Week. From 17-23 May, Manning and South Perth libraries will host a program of activities to encourage people of all ages to find out what their local library has to offer.

Storytime from space
Popular annual event, National Simultaneous Storytime, will take place at 9am, Wednesday 19 May at each of the City’s libraries. On the same day at the same time, the same picture book is read in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes and bookshops across Australia. This year the story will be read by Astronaut Shannon Walker, live from the International Space Station. The chosen book, Give Me Some Space by Philip Bunting, is a delightful story about a little girl’s mission to discover life in space. Find out more.

Adventure through the genres
Five authors come together on Wednesday 19 May to discuss their work across different genres: historical fiction, crime, science fiction, non-fiction and biography. Authors Adrian Bedford, Alexander Thorpe, Anne-Louse Willoughby, David Price and Josephine Taylor will discuss their new novels and find out what drew them to their genre of choice. The conversation will start at 6.30pm at South Perth Library and book sales and signing will be available. Book now.

Bring your own story to life
Join renowned children’s author and illustrator James Foley at South Perth Library to learn to illustrate your own stories. Held on Tuesday 18 May, this event is suitable for ages 7 and above and booking is essential. Book now.

Wear your pyjamas to the library
Why get dressed up to go to the library when you can stay in your pyjamas? Friday 21 May will see a special evening edition of Time for Stories where everyone is welcome to come in their pyjamas. There will be space themed activities, star gazing and craft. Booking is essential. Book here

Library and information week is held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association . 


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