The City of South Perth Libraries are dedicated to providing our patrons with free access to ideas and information in a variety of formats; to promote lifelong learning; to nurture a love of literature and all varieties of cultural expression; and to spark the imagination and creativity of all.

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Adult Event Series


Enjoy a glass of wine and some cheese while listening to a published author speak about their work and read an excerpt or two. Most authors will share some information about their writing process, how and why they came to write their featured prose or poetry and they may share some interesting or entertaining related trivia. We aim to offer a blend of established and emerging authors in this series.

Current Words with Wine:

Tues 29 August  TONY HUGHES-D'AETH  More information     Book now  Waitlist only


Explore health & wellbeing issues and discover new food & cooking ideas with presenters who are cook book authors and/or health professionals. Tasting samples and cooking demonstrations, example programs and information packs are exciting inclusions in this series.

Current Food for Thought:


Get up-to-date information on a range of current topics in these sessions. Presenters are often from community groups, not for profit organisations and education bodies whose role is to provide information and education to the broader community.

Current Get the Facts:

Tues 12 Sept STRESS! morning session More information   Book now

Thurs 14 Sept STRESS! afternooon session More information  Book now


All things sustainability and environmental are presented in this series. Facilitators may give demonstrations, share recent research or provide participants with take home skills or samples.

Current Living Green:

THE MIND OF PLANTS & SOIL SECRETS REVEALED  Both happening at other libraries, please check the Swith Your Thinking website.



Yearning for some child free time out? Mind Lounge is an opportunity to learn a craft or have a go at something creative, discover a new game or stretch your mind trying out something new in a fun and expectation free workshop. The activities are designed to entertain and relax. They are facilitated by an experienced artist, teacher or community worker.

Held on the first Tuesday of the month during the day.

Current Mind Lounge:



Occasionally we have the opportunity to present well known figures in a larger venue. This is an opportunity to hear from celebrated authors, acclaimed illustrators, renowned experts and popular media personalities. There is usually a nominal fee charged for this event, however the South Perth Libraries strive to keep these events accessible to all.

Current Special Edition:

 Wednesday 13 September  FIONA PALMER  More information  Book now

Other Events for Adults

Local History Events

Local History specific workshops and information sessions. Participants are often requested to bring their own equipment eg camera, tablet or other device.

Book Clubs

Adult book clubs operate at both Manning and South Perth Branches. Each club has a different focus. For more information please go to the Adult Book Club page.


Please register your interest with our helpful staff at the library or by email from our Contact us page


Enter our competitions for a chance to win Library, Literacy and Literature themed prizes.

Current Competitions:

There are no current adult competitions

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Feedback and suggestions

We welcome constructive feedback about past events as well as suggestions for future events. Please email