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Australia Day Library Closure
Posted 25 January 2021 Australia Day Library Closure

We’ll be closed on Tuesday 26th January for the Australia Day public holiday. We’re open again at 9.00 am on Wednesday 27th January.

Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone Quiz
Posted 06 January 2021 Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone Quiz

It's the book that started it all - but how well do you really remember the first Harry Potter adventure? Here your opportunity to prove that you are a Harry Potter fan.

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.

The Ickabog by J.K Rowling
Posted 25 November 2020 The Ickabog by J.K Rowling

Yes we have the most highly anticipated kids book of 2021 If you’re feeling brave, step into the pages of this book to find out… Discover a brilliantly original fairy tale about the power of hope and friendship to triumph against all odds, from one of the world’s best storytellers.

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

Turning Points in History 2021
Posted 25 November 2020 Turning Points in History 2021

Turning Points in History for Kids returns in 2021 with a new exiting program.

Kids Programs 2021
Posted 25 November 2020 Kids Programs 2021

Our Children’s Librarian Stewart is taking a well-earned break in January 2021; but he will be back! The programs start again on Monday 8th February, and they will be running right through until Christmas 2021. The extra sessions for rhyme time will be continuing again this year, so we hope to see you soon.

The Summer Reading Challenge with Beanstack 2021
Posted 23 September 2020 The Summer Reading Challenge with Beanstack 2021

Hey Kids. Coming Soon Sign up for reading challenges with Beanstack in January 2021. Track your reading, complete activities and earn badges as you go!

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
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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?

Peppermint Grove Golf Course
Posted 09 August 2019 Peppermint Grove Golf Course

Did you know that Manners Hill Park was once a 6 hole golf course? Originally this land formed part of the larger Keane (Edward Keane) property and was used to pasture animals. The land was purchased by the government in 1899 prior to Keane’s death.

Anthony Boyd Craig Bio: Peppermint Grove Series
Posted 08 August 2019 Anthony Boyd Craig Bio: Peppermint Grove Series

Born in Perth, Western Australia and educated at Hale School in Wembly Downs, Anthony Boyd Craig has led a full and adventurous life. During his early career, Anthony was employed as a Costing Clerk at H. L. Brisbane & Wunderlich Ltd, the state’s largest clay tile producer, at North Street in the City.

Mosman Park Ugly Men's Association
Posted 01 December 2018 Mosman Park Ugly Men's Association

Who were the Ugly Men? The Ugly Men’s Voluntary Workers’ Association was a uniquely Western Australian organisation that aimed to raise money to alleviate community suffering caused by World War I.

Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club and Keane’s Point
Posted 16 December 2017 Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club and Keane’s Point

In 1891 distinguished colonist Edward Keane purchased land that included what was then known as ‘Butler’s Hump’, now Keane’s Point. By 1894, Edward had built their family home, Cappoquin House which they named after their home town in Ireland.

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