Saturday, May 1st, 2010
BOOK yourself some time from May 24 to 30 as City of Bayswater Library Services help people access all areas and make new discoveries as part of Library and Information Week.

It’s a chance to meet authors, chefs and radio presenters and take part in fundraising events such as:

• ABC Radio drive presenter and weatherman Russell Woolf will be at Morley Library from 10am, May 24, talking about his various roles in the media over the years.

• From 2.30pm, May 25, The Bookshop on Jacaranda Street author Marlish Glorie will be at Bayswater Library, giving insights into her writing process, including her sell-out play The Butcher.

• Author and travel editor Stephen Scourfield, from The West Australian, will be at Maylands Library from 2.30pm, May 26, talking about his new book Connected where he combines his travel and fiction writing.

• Maylands Public Library will host a Biggest Morning Tea to help raise money for the Cancer Council on May 27 from 10.30am.

• Chef Gogo Govardhan will deliver a cooking demonstration at 10am, May 28, at Maylands Library, highlighting the expertise he delivers at his Mount Lawley restaurant Gogo Madras.

Library and Information Week is also a chance for children to get involved with events including pre-school storytime and Baby Rhyme Time, along with:

• The Josephine and Goggles Show at Maylands Library from 10.30am, May 25, where singer, author and storyteller Josephine delivers important messages to children with the help of her puppet friend, Goggles the goose.

• A simultaneous storytime in the park for pre-schoolers from 10am, May 26, at Bayswater Library with the Swan Valley Animal Farm and pony rides.

• From 4pm, May 26, Bayswater Library will also host an after-school activity for children aged six to 12 with Scitech helping them make kaleidoscopes.

• Scitech will also be on hand at Morley Library from 10.30am, May 28, to deliver scientific concepts during storytime, helping children use their senses to understand the world around them.

Bayswater Mayor Terry Kenyon said Library and Information Week was an important celebration recognising the way public libraries inspire, enrich and connect the local community.

“For many people in the community, libraries are an essential service and sometimes the only avenue they have when searching for information they need,” he said.

“Libraries are important for both young and old, from across all walks of life, because they provide lifelong learning opportunities for those who may not otherwise be able to access information or resources any other way.

“They play a crucial role in the City of Bayswater’s cultural, educational and community life, helping to benefit generations to come.

“We want people to make discoveries through their libraries, allowing them to access all areas of knowledge and resources we are able to offer.”

Bayswater Public Library is at 25 King William Street, Bayswater; Gerry Leeuwangh Public Library (Morley branch) is at 7 Dewar Street, Morley, and Maylands Public Library is located on the corner of Guildford Road and Eighth Avenue, Maylands.

For bookings and enquiries, call (08) 9370 1700. Refreshments will be served 20 minutes before each event.

Russell Woolf.jpeg: ABC broadcaster and weatherman Russell Woolf will be at Morley Library on May 24.

Scourfield.jpeg: Author and travel editor Stephen Scourfield will be at Maylands Library on May 26.

Marlish Glorie.jpeg: Head to Bayswater Library on May 25 to meet Perth author Marlish Glorie, responsible for The Bookshop on Jacaranda Street.

Chef GoGo.jpeg: Chef Gogo Govardhan will cook up a storm at Maylands Library on May 28.

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City of Bayswater

The City of Bayswater is a local government area in the inner north-eastern suburbs of the West Australian capital city of Perth, about 9km north-east of Perth's CBD, and includes the suburbs of Bayswater, Beford, Embleton, Maylands, Morley and Noranda and parts of Mount Lawley and Dianella. It covers an area of 32.8 square kilometres and has a population of 55,801.

Originally, the Bayswater Road District was created in 1897 and, in 1961, it became a shire before attaining City status in 1983. The City of Bayswater is divided into four wards and represented by 11 councillors with the Mayor elected from among the councillors.

Recent developments in the City of Bayswater include the opening of the Galleria shopping centre in 1994, on the site of the old Boans building that burnt down in 1986. Morley is now the largest commercial district outside of Perth and Fremantle and further growth is expected.
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