South Perth Learning Centre – Sessions for history buffs

The South Perth Learning Centre have published their program of courses offered for Term 2 and a couple of the sessions are aimed at our history buffs…

If you are keen on family history research you might like to attend:

or if you’re interested in the history of aviation, this session is for you:

Have a look at the full program here:
South Perth Learning Centre – Program Term 2, 2013

or visit the South Perth or Manning Libraries to pick up a printed copy.

Visit the South Perth Learning Centre website for more information.


Love May Gibbs?

Visit Heritage House Cultural Centre on the corner of Mends Street and Mill Point Road, (across from the Windsor Hotel) for an exhibition on all things May Gibbs.

Lots of Gibbs goodies on sale too!

The exhibition will be on for the next 2 months so if you live in the area or are passing through, the gallery’s opening hours are:

Friday: 10 am – 4 pm
Saturday: 1 pm – 4 pm
Sunday: 1 pm – 4 pm

WA Heritage Festival – Community Milestones

The WA Heritage Festival, Community Milestones starts next week and is on for a full month from 18 April to 18 May 2013.

Brochures listing all the events that are part of the festival can be found at both the South Perth and Manning Libraries. Stop by and pick one up at one of our libraries, or click on the image below to browse through the digital version:


If you’re looking for a local event to attend, the Historical Society of South Perth are hosting an exhibition titled “In a Nutshell” (click for details) which will be featuring some of May and Herbert Gibbs’ original artwork from the City of South Perth’s collection.

  • Where: Heritage House Cultural Centre, 111 Mill Point Road, South Perth
  • When: Sat 20 April – Sun 21 April, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Cost: FREE

So join them next weekend in celebrating the area’s cultural heritage.

South Perth Libraries making history!

Have you seen the latest issue of the Southern Gazette?

Check out page 13 (or click to enlarge the image below) for a special piece on Francine, our wonderful Youth Services Librarian at the South Perth Library who has been nominated for Australia’s Favorite Librarian.

Southern Gazette, Tuesday 9 April 2013, Pg. 13.

Southern Gazette, Tuesday 9 April 2013, Pg. 13.

 Support Francine by clicking here to cast your vote!

Vote for Francine!