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Amherst Village Library

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Amherst Village Library is housed in the Amherst Village Community Centre.

LOCATION
Amherst Village Public Library, 2 Holmes Street Southern River WA 6110
CONTACT DETAILS
Telephone
9498 9498
Email Address
Library_queries@gosnells.wa.gov.au
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Opened in September 2009 this library has been a hit with the local community; in the first 12 months the library was visited by more than 75,000 people. Amherst Village Library is housed in the Amherst Village Community Centre.

The library boasts an outdoor reading area.  Come and enjoy the ambience - do some study, relax with the latest newspaper or just catch up with friends.

Amherst Village Library stocks books, magazines, DVDs, puppets, comics and much more. The Library offers various services and programs for adults, children and teens throughout the year. Free WiFi is available and two Wii gaming consoles can be played in the Library.

What's on @ Amherst Village Library

The Library coordinates numerous free activities and programs throughout the year for babies and children through to adults and seniors.

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FEATURES
Parking, Toilets, Universal access, Accessible parking bays, Accessible toilet, 
WHERE IS IT?

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Art Nook

This cosy area at the Amherst Village Library exhibits works by local artists. 

The Art Nook is open throughout the normal opening hours of the Amherst Village Library and entry is free. If you are an artist or craftsperson who wishes to exhibit in the Art Nook, please read more.

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Children's Area

Kids will have a great time in the children's collection.

There are all sorts of items available for loan as well as many programs your child is welcome to attend.

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E-Zone

This area includes free Internet and PC access for library members. Printing and photocopying  is also available for a small charge.

The E-zone also incorporates two Wii gaming consoles and lots of games to play within the library. Library members may book the Wii for an hour (conditions apply). Tournaments and contests are held throughout the year, details of the next session will be placed on the What’s on @ your library page.

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Meeting room

A small room is available at the Knowledge Centre, Amherst Village Library  and Thornlie Library for community groups to meet, free of charge (conditions apply). If your group doesn't meet these conditions, the rooms may also be hired for a small charge. 

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Outdoor reading area

Come and relax in the new outdoor reading area at Amherst Library.amherst library outdoor reading area

Do some study, relax with the latest newspaper or just catch up with friends!

Amherst Village Painter’s Circle

When: Every second Saturday, 10am to 1pm

An open invitation to all artists in the local community.

The group aims to support and encourage others to explore hidden talents and share knowledge, while painting in the comfort of Amherst Village Library.

Every second Saturday from 10am to 1pm.

Artists are required to supply their own water-based/non-toxic materials.

For details call Amherst Village Library on 9498 9498.


Suitable for: Adults, 

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Book Club at Amherst Village Library

Book Club at your library

Adults who love reading and like to chat about the latest book they’ve read will enjoy the monthly Book Club sessions held at each library. Books may be borrowed from the library, hired from the Book Club for $5 each, or members can supply their own. 

Sessions run on the third Tuesday of each month, 6.30pm - 7.30pm. If this time doesn't suit you, there are alternative sessions available at our other libraries.

Fees: Free
Suitable for: Adults, 

Bookclub for children

When: Second Friday of every month, 4pm - 5pm.

Under the Children and Community Services Act, children under six must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times. Children between six and 12 must be accompanied by an adult or older sibling (over 13).

Star readers book club (ages 8-12)

For children aged eight to 12 years who love reading and want to explore the library, share their love of reading with other children and find new inspiration with fun activities. 

Each session includes discussions about books and authors. Children will receive guidance and encouragement to explore new authors and genres and can also bring along their favourite books to discuss with other like-minded children.

Children can improve their literacy skills with puzzles and fun activities and feel free to fully embrace their love of literature.

The Star Readers Book Club meets at Amherst Village Library on the second Friday of every month at 4 - 5pm.

For more information call Young People’s Library Services on 9251 8761.


Suitable for: Children, 

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English Conversation Classes at Amherst Village Library

English Conversation Classes are a free English ‘chat’ class for people wanting to improve their conversation skills. Sessions are guided by a qualified staff member. Although the format mainly caters for migrants, anyone is welcome to attend.

Sessions are run weekly during school terms on Thursdays, 1pm - 3pm. Contact Amherst Village Library for more information or to reserve a place.

The City's libraries have resources that may also assist you, see the links below.

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Fees: Free
Suitable for: Adults, Seniors, 

Family Rhyme Time at Amherst Village Library

When: Tuesdays, 10am - 11am during school term

Family Rhyme Time (Ages 1 - 3 years)

The Family Rhyme Time Program uses rhymes, songs and stories to foster positive communication, enjoyable interaction and fun times between parents and children. Parents register to attend the program which runs during the school term to learn the pleasure and magic of storytelling, nursery rhymes, lullabies and songs which are shared at the group sessions with their baby or toddler.

Sessions are free, and run weekly during school term only.

Bookings are essential. For more information about this program and to make a booking contact Amherst Village Library on 9498 9498.

Parents please note that under the Children and Community Services Act, children under 6 years old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times.

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Fees: Free. Bookings are essential, please call 9498 9498.
Suitable for: Families, Infants, Children, 

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Learning English Through Storytime (LETS) at Amherst Library

When: Fridays, 9.30am - 10.30am

Children can practice their English through stories, rhymes, songs and play through this interactive session.

Suitable for children aged 3 – 5, parents are encouraged to bring their children to this free event.

Morning tea is provided and bookings are essential by contacting the Library.

Fees: Free, but bookings are essential.
Suitable for: Children, 

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Mahjong Club at Amherst Village Library

Mahjong at Amherst Village Library

Whether you’re an experienced player, or have never played before, you’ll be welcome to join in the challenge of the Western classical style of Mah-jong.

Sessions run every Friday 12.30pm - 3.30pm. For more information contact the Amherst Village Library.

Fees: Free
Suitable for: Adults, 

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Sit and Knit at Amherst Village Library

When: Every second Tuesday, 2pm - 4.30pm

Bring in your latest knitting or crochet project and join in the fun.

Join this friendly group and get to know others with the same interests. Free help is available, but the main focus is on fun and socialising.

Sit and Knit is held every second Tuesday from 2pm to 4.30pm.

Bring your own needles, wool and half-finished projects to complete in company. Refreshments will be provided.


Suitable for: Adults, Seniors, 

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Storytime at Amherst Village Library (Friday session)

Storytime at your library

And they all lived happily ever after....

Enjoy songs, stories, nursery rhymes and craft activities. These fantastic story time sessions for pre-school children are a special treat for mums, dads and grandparents as well.

Sessions are free, and run weekly on Fridays from 10.30am – 11am (except during school holidays).

No bookings necessary.
 
For more information about this program contact Young People's Library Services.

Parents please note that under the Children and Community Services Act, children under 6 years old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times.

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Fees: Free – no bookings necessary
Suitable for: Infants, Children, 

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Storytime at Amherst Village Library (Wednesdays, late session)

Storytime at your library

And they all lived happily ever after....

Enjoy songs, stories, nursery rhymes and craft activities. These fantastic story time sessions for pre-school children are a special treat for mums, dads and grandparents as well.

Sessions are free, and run weekly on Wednesdays from 11.30am - Noon (except during school holidays). 

No bookings necessary.

For more information about this program contact Young People's Library Services.

Parents please note that under the Children and Community Services Act, children under 6 years old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times.

Fees: Free - no booking necessary.
Suitable for: Infants, Children, 

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Nausicaa of the Valley - Manga movie series
When: Friday 3 June, 6.00PM - 8.00PM

Join us in the library for this Manga fantasy adventure film.

Fees: This is a free event, refreshments will be provided and bookings are essential.
Suitable for: Teenagers, Families, Adults, Children, Seniors, 
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Edison™ Robotics
When: Saturday 4 June, 10.00AM - 12.00PM
Saturday 11 June, 10.00AM - 12.00PM

Explore the world of robotics and computer programming using Edison™ robots with SciTech. This is a 2 session workshop of two hours each where kids will learn how sensors work and how to program a robot.

Fees: This is a free event and bookings are essential. Suitable for ages 9 - 15 years old. Participants should attend both workshops.
Suitable for: Teenagers, Children, All community, 
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Recycled Art
When: Saturday 11 June, 10.00AM - 12.00PM

Join environmental artist Calvin Chee in turning junk into free forms and beautiful recycled art. Learn how to make amazing art using general household throwaway items.

Fees: This is a free event. Bookings are essential.
Suitable for: Adults, All community, 
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Investing for retirement
When: Tuesday 14 June, 6.30PM - 7.30PM

We all want to have a comfortable retirement with financial freedom.

Fees: This is a free event, refreshments will be provided and bookings are essential.
Suitable for: Teenagers, Adults, Seniors, 
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Summer Wars - Manga movie series
When: Friday 22 July, 6.00PM - 8.00PM

This stunning 2009 Japanese animated science fiction film is a thrilling ride.

Fees: This is a free event, refreshments will be provided and bookings are essential.
Suitable for: Teenagers, Adults, Seniors, 
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Amherst Quiz Night
When: Thursday 28 July, 6.00PM - 7.30PM

Get your thinking caps on. Amherst Village Library is having a quiz night the whole family can enjoy. Questions will be simple but broad ranging and there are great prizes to be won.

Fees: This is a free event, refreshments will be provided and bookings are essential.
Suitable for: Teenagers, Families, Adults, Children, Seniors, All community, 
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