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Edith Dircksey Cowan: Following in her footsteps
Posted 26 July 2021 Edith Dircksey Cowan: Following in her footsteps

It is 100 years on 28th July since Edith Cowan made her maiden speech in Parliament. This amazing women campaigned tirelessly for equal rights for women, ultimately successfully winning the seat for West Perth on 12 March 1921. Following the success of the exhibition "Following in Her footsteps" we have created a digital version for you to enjoy remotely.

GROVE SPRING CLASSICS 2021
Posted 27 June 2021 GROVE SPRING CLASSICS 2021

The GROVE SPRING CLASSICS 2021 Chamber Music Series is an incredible mix of classical music to tempt every concert-goer, with all concerts performed by musicians of the highest calibre.

Kids Digital Photography Competition
Posted 23 June 2021 Kids Digital Photography Competition

Hey kids are you a photographer in the making? Coming in spring is The Grove Library's first photography competition for kids. Get ready the countdown is on! Opens Monday 6th September 2021

Young Writers Creative Writing Competition 2021
Posted 22 June 2021 Young Writers Creative Writing Competition 2021

No story is too ordinary or astonishing, just put pen to paper and your imagination run wild. Your story can be about anything, with a limit of 400 words or less and one entry per student. Opens Monday 5TH July 2021.

Kid’s library programs are open to all Grove Library members.
Posted 18 June 2021 Kid’s library programs are open to all Grove Library members.

The Grove Kids News / Your guide to what's happening in The Grove Library

Cleopatra - the Last Pharaoh- Turning Points in History  – for Kids
Posted 15 June 2021 Cleopatra - the Last Pharaoh- Turning Points in History – for Kids

She stunned the Roman world, and her death brought an end to the Ptolemy dynasty and the Egyptian Empire. She was the last great Pharaoh of Egypt.

West Australian Young Readers’ Book Awards 2021
Posted 02 June 2021 West Australian Young Readers’ Book Awards 2021

Kids it's time to vote for your favourite book! The Western Australian Young Readers’ Book Award (WAYRBA) shortlist for 2021 has been announced.

Kanopy
Posted 13 May 2021 Kanopy

Its time to relax with Kanopy / Get free access to thousands of movies with your library card

COVID-19 - UPDATE
Posted 01 April 2021 COVID-19 - UPDATE

The Grove Library will again be open from 9.00am Tuesday 27th April. However there is a post-lockdown transition period.

The Earle Sisters: a digital exhibition
Posted 15 March 2021 The Earle Sisters: a digital exhibition

Following the success of our recent exhibition relating to the rights of women in Australia, we have placed the panels and text online so that it can continue to be enjoyed. Thank you to all those who came along to view it and who took the time to pass on the approval and appreciation.

Learn how to get started on the internet, computers and other devices.
Posted 10 March 2021 Learn how to get started on the internet, computers and other devices.

If you are new to using computers or the internet, The Grove can help. Book into one of our new 2021 technology classes; running once a month. You can learn the basics of using computers and the internet, how to use email and more! With only 6 people per class, ring today to book your place. Contact the library on 9286 8686

Library Closure
Posted 23 February 2021 Library Closure

The Library is closed for Labour Day public holiday - Monday 1st March 2021

Rhyme-Time and Story-Time are running again
Posted 22 February 2021 Rhyme-Time and Story-Time are running again

Rhyme time and story time are back at the Grove after our brief hiatus. So join us for lots of fun; songs and rhymes. No bookings are necessary. See you soon.

The Grove Library is open again from 10.00am Saturday 6th February!
Posted 25 January 2021 The Grove Library is open again from 10.00am Saturday 6th February!

The Grove Library is open again from 10.00am Saturday 6th February! However during the post-lockdown transition period until 12.01am, Sunday 14 February; masks must be worn at all times when inside the library; you cannot enter the library without a mask.

Changes to library entry from Saturday 5 December 2020.
Posted 04 December 2020 Changes to library entry from Saturday 5 December 2020.

From 5 December 2020, The Grove Library must maintain a contact register for WA Health Department COVID-19 contact tracing, if required.

Welcome Back!
Posted 25 November 2020 Welcome Back!

Welcome Back to your library! The Library is back open after the Christmas break. After what we hope was a restful and enjoyable holiday, we extend a very warm welcome and look forward to seeing you in the near future.

UPDATE : Rhyme time and Storytime 2021
Posted 25 November 2020 UPDATE : Rhyme time and Storytime 2021

Rhyme time and Storytime. We are thrilled to resume our in-house Rhyme time and Story time sessions for 2021.

The young and talented writers from Mosman Park Primary School 2020
Posted 25 November 2020 The young and talented writers from Mosman Park Primary School 2020

As part of the school’s CBCA Book Week celebrations this year, Mosman Park Primary School held its inaugural Creative Writing Competition. Coming soon in December ; the winners and commendation stories will be available online to inspire our future authors. Stay Tuned

Kids Let’s Get Moving!
Posted 25 November 2020 Kids Let’s Get Moving!

Happy Feet Fitness - fitness and healthy choices through fun songs, dancing and games.

Do you remember The Oceanarium?
Posted 17 August 2020 Do you remember The Oceanarium?

Listen to the Live 6PR Radio interview with Simon Beaumont and Sindy Dowden. Can you help Sindy locate images of the family favourite? The Oceanarium operated from 1969 - 1974 and was situated on the foreshore near No 2. Car Park. If you have images you think we might be interested in then please email history@thegrovelibrary.com. We would love to hear from you.

The Grove turns 10!
Posted 30 July 2020 The Grove turns 10!

It is difficult to believe its been 10 years since our library welcomed its first customer. At lot has happened over that time with some great achievements along the way. Read all about how the library came into being and check out the photos on our image database.

New Release Books
Posted 17 June 2020 New Release Books

Books that you cannot wait to read. Every fortnight we add hundreds of new titles.

New!! Cottesloe Beach Heritage Trail
Photo Credit: The Grove Library
Posted 05 June 2020 New!! Cottesloe Beach Heritage Trail

Now that Covid-19 restrictions have lifted, why not take the family and stroll Cottesloe foreshore. We have a brand new heritage trail waiting for you to explore.So grab your spirit of adventure and download our free app today.

Join Your Library Online
Posted 19 May 2020 Join Your Library Online

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New Releases
Posted 17 March 2020 New Releases

Wowser at Cottesloe
Posted 12 November 2019 Wowser at Cottesloe

In the very early days at Cottesloe beach, picnics on the sand, listening to live bands and strolling along the foreshore were more popular than swimming – there were no facilities for changing into swimsuits and full dress was common even in the summer heat – Early settlers brought with them English moral standards which meant modesty was highly valued. This prevented most from ever considering donning a bathing costume and entering the water where they may embarrassingly encounter others doing the same thing!

Municipal history of Mosman Park
Posted 07 November 2019 Municipal history of Mosman Park

Have you noticed the heritage signs scattered around the community? They detail the history of Mosman Park. The trail can now be conveniently downloaded to your smart device so that you can easily navigate the trail. The new digital trail includes audio from residents of the suburb and workers of the factories which once dominated the suburb.

Rottnest Channel Swim
Posted 04 November 2019 Rottnest Channel Swim

On 24th January, 1924, a German visitor named Gerd von Dincklage-Schulenburg made good on a bet he had made over a beer a few days earlier and swam from North Mole in Fremantle to Natural Jetty in Rottnest becoming the first recorded person to complete the swim. Despite being warned of the dangers associated with the swim, mainly the cold, rips and of course sharks, Gerd was not discouraged and completed the distance in 9 hours and 45 minutes.

Mosman Park Review
Posted 02 October 2019 Mosman Park Review

These informative little magazines were published in the 1950s and cover activities of local clubs and neat 1950s recipes complete with the odd dollop of dripping! The entire set has now been digitised and is currently being uploaded to the library catalogue. I am sure they will be a great research tool for the historians amongst us.

No Shenanigans here please…
Posted 10 September 2019 No Shenanigans here please…

Did you know that bathing in the cool waters of Freshwater Bay was once a privilege one would have to pay for?

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