July School Holidays at the Libraries

There is a lot to celebrate in July! This month marks the 25th birthday of both the Joondalup Library and the book “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.” In July we also celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people during NAIDOC week.

Free activities – no bookings required

Harry Potter Treasure Hunt – for kids

All Libraries
Visit the Libraries any time during the school holidays and find all 12 Magical Objects hidden amongst the shelves in the Children’s Library to go in the draw to win a special prize.

Harry Potter Treasure Hunt – for older kids and adults

How well do you know your Harry Potter facts? There are 12 Quiz Questions located throughout the Library that will test your knowledge of the series. Answer them all correctly to go in the draw to win a special Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone pack.

Toddler Time

Woodvale Library, 10.00am
Thursday 7 July and Thursday 14 July
Come along for stories, songs and rhymes with lots of action for your toddler. Ages 18 – 30 months.

Story Time

All Libraries
Come and enjoy animal stories, songs and creative play at our regular story time sessions. Ages 2 – 4 years. More information.

The events below are now fully booked.

Tragic Magic Show
Tuesday 5 July, 10.00 – 11.30, Joondalup Library
Ages 4 – 8 years
Come and celebrate the 25th Birthday of the Joondalup Library with the hilarious Tragic Magic Show. Featuring the antics of Jelly Kelly the mischievous clown, and the great Count Glennybean, the show is filled with lots of surprises, games, giant bubbles, and plenty of audience participation. And it wouldn’t be a party without cake!!
Book online

Yarning session
Tuesday 5 July, 10.00 – 11.00am, Duncraig Library
All ages
Gather your mob together for a traditional Nyungar storytelling experience with Justin Martin. Blend in with the animals, plants, and family life as Justin weaves these stories and memories throughout the six Nyungar seasons.
Book online

Mindful Mandalas
Wednesday 6 July, 2.00 – 3.30pm, Whitford Library
Ages 8 – 12 years
You are invited to calm the mind with a creative workshop focused around the power of the Mandala. Experiment with colour and shapes with Jess from the Sand Card Company to create sand and scratch art Mandalas, and design your very own masterpiece to take home.
Book online

Traditional Art Activity
Friday 8 July, 10.00 – 11.00am, Joondalup Library
All ages
Join Justin Martin in a traditional Nyungar art workshop, learn about the symbols, stories and colours used in Nyungar art and create a small artwork to keep.
Book online

Party Planners
Friday 8 July, 2.00 – 3.30pm, Woodvale Library
Ages 5 – 10 years
These school holidays are all about celebrating, so you are invited to join in the fun of planning a party! Make your own book bunting, create awesome party hats, and enjoy playing party games like musical balance and pin the tail.
Book online

Muggle Magic
Tuesday 12 July 2022, 2.00 – 3.00pm, Duncraig Library
Ages 8 – 12 years
Use science to improve your wizardry skills in this hands-on workshop inspired by the ‘Harry Potter’ series. Einstein’s Australia will help you explore some classic Hogwarts spells and potions with fun and exciting science twists.
Book online

Magical Cupcakes
Wednesday 13 July, 10.00 – 11.00am, Woodvale Library
Ages 8 – 12 years
Come along to a modelling and cupcake decorating workshop, where you will work with fondant to make colourful toppers and figurines inspired by the Harry Potter series. Learn the art of decorating and reward yourself at the end by indulging in your edible cupcakes.
Book online

Whitwarts Library of Witchcraft and Wizardry
Thursday 14 July, 10.00 – 11.30, Whitford Library
Ages 8 – 12 years
If you’re still waiting for your letter from Hogwarts, then here’s the next best thing…
At Whitwarts Library of Witchcraft and Wizardry you will attend a sorting ceremony and discover your House using science, battle it out in duelling club, attend a Herbology class, and create your own baby mandrake out of clay. Enter as a muggle, leave as a witch or wizard!
Book online

 

World Wide Knit in Public Day

Calling all knitters, young and old! Join in at Joondalup Library for World Wide Knit in Public Day on Saturday 11 June at 1.00pm. Bring your current knitting project or start something new on the day.

The purpose of World Wide Knit in Public Day is to show that knitting is for all ages and that it’s a fun and enjoyable social activity, especially in a large group. Let’s join in the fun as events are held in different locations all over the world such as Germany, the United States, Sweden, South Africa, Poland, Norway, Ireland, France, Finland, England, China, and here in Australia.

World Wide Knit in Public Day was started in 2005 and takes place on the second Saturday of June each year. It began as a way for knitters to come together and enjoy each other’s company. Knit in Public Day is the largest knitter run event in the world.

Join a regular group

Joondalup Libraries host regular knitting and crochet groups that provide further opportunities to get together and socialise. Meet new people, create community craft projects, knit for charity or simply complete your own knitting work in the company of fellow knitters. All welcome. No bookings required. Find details of all sessions and more activities here.

Toddler Time

Come along for stories, songs and rhymes with lots of action for your energetic toddler. Toddler Time is designed for children 18 to 30 months and their parents.

Benefits

  • Encourage the love of books and language
  • Allows your child to move about
  • Develop your child’s pre-literacy, communication and social skills
  • Learn to value the enjoyment of reading together
  • Develop creativity and dexterity through play.

Where and when

Sessions commence at 10.00am and only run during school term.

A parent or guardian must accompany the child and participate in the Toddler Time session.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Whitford Duncraig Woodvale Joondalup Woodvale
(Family Time)

Family Time

Family Time is an action-packed program full of stories, songs, rhymes and making noise in the library. Aimed at children from 18 months to four years, the songs and actions will grab the attention of younger children, while the older children will be entertained by the fun-filled stories.

STEAMing into Stories

Saturday STEAMing into Story Time program combines encouraging a love of reading with STEAM activities. Sessions are suitable for children from two to seven years old.

Please check the events calendar.

Younger children aged 0-18 months may prefer Baby Rhyme Time, or Story Time for preschool kids aged two to four years.

To keep up to date with Library events:

Story Time

Story Time sessions are designed for children aged two to four years. Come and enjoy the stories, songs, and creative play.

Benefits

  • Encourages a love of reading
  • Stimulates the imagination
  • Develops literacy and social skills
  • Relaxed and fun environment
  • Develop creativity and dexterity through play.

Where and when

  • No bookings required
  • Free library activity
  • A parent or guardian must accompany the child and participate in the Story Time session.

Current sessions

All sessions are at 10.00am

 Monday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Duncraig Joondalup Duncraig
Joondalup
Woodvale Whitford Whitford
(STEAMing into Stories)

STEAMing into Stories

Saturday STEAMing into Story Time program combines encouraging a love of reading with STEAM activities. Sessions are suitable for children from two to seven years old.

Family Time

Family Time is an action-packed program full of stories, songs, rhymes and making noise in the library. Aimed at children from 18 months to four years, the songs and actions will grab the attention of younger children, while the older children will be entertained by the fun-filled stories.

Stories in the Park

Stories in the Park occur in March and November. Join City of Joondalup Libraries staff in one of your favourite parks.

Other options

Check out the Online Story Time sessions.

Younger children aged 0 – 18 months may prefer Baby Rhyme Time, or Toddler Time for 18 – 30 months.

To keep up to date with Library events:

Parenting workshops

Tailored specifically for parents of babies and toddlers, these information sessions focus on learning, language and development. Topics include:

  • Baby signs
  • Water safe babies
  • Beyond babbling
  • Baby tastes
  • Baby sleep.

Sessions

Presentations run for one hour and refreshments are provided. The workshops are held once a month and babies up to 18 months are welcome.

Bookings

Bookings are essential through the events calendar. A cost of $5.00 is payable when booking online.

Please note: There will be no refunds if you are unable to attend an event. Refunds will only be issued if the City of Joondalup Libraries have to cancel.

To keep up to date with Library events:

Meet the Author

Meeting a published author, listening to their story, and finding out what makes them tick is a great way to spend an hour or two.

Libraries hold regular Meet the Author events and are proud to partner with Dymocks Joondalup to bring you a range of fascinating guest speakers and book launches. Libraries host local, national and international authors including high profile best-selling writers.

To keep up to date with Library events:

Discovery Sessions

Discovery Sessions provide life-long learning opportunities for all adults. They include information sessions and workshops on a variety of topics and give participants a taste of a subject they may wish to pursue in more detail at their leisure. Themes have covered topics such as arts and culture, travel, history, health and well-being and lifestyle.

Sessions

Presentations run for one hour and refreshments are provided. Bookings are made online, a small fee is charged which is payable at time of booking.

Please note: There will be no refunds if you are unable to attend an event. Refunds will only be issued if the City of Joondalup Libraries have to cancel.

Bookings

Due to the popularity of sessions, online bookings are essential through the Events Calendar or by calling the Library.

To keep up to date with Discovery Sessions and other library events:

Library events and programs booklet

The City of Joondalup will continue to be guided by the Federal Government and Department of Health WA in relation to appropriate responses relating to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) changes.

Print copies are available at all City of Joondalup Libraries and selected cafes and community facilities in and around the Joondalup region. Events are also listed on the City’s Event Calendar.

View Event Calendar

For further information call 9400 4751.

City of Joondalup Libraries uphold the companion card fair ticketing scheme. Ticket purchases made by a valid companion card holder are eligible to receive a second, complimentary ticket to an event for a carer or companion (subject to availability). For more information on booking a complimentary companion ticket, please call Adult & Senior Services Officer on 9400 4761 for adult events, or Youth and Children’s Services Officer on 9400 4759 for children’s events.

Winter 2022