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.

To book in for an event please call one of our friendly staff who will book you in over the phone or search the Calendar and follow the links to book in. Please note: you will need an email address as ticket confirmation, notifications and reminders are sent via email.

Adult Event Series

The City of South Perth Libraries have developed a diverse series of events aimed at adults. The idea is to provide something engaging and entertaining across a broad range of interests in our community.

Living Green 

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.

There may be a nominal fee charged for this event, however the South Perth Libraries strive to keep events accessible to all.
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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.

There may be a nominal fee charged for this event, however the South Perth Libraries strive to keep events accessible to all.
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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. 

There may be a nominal fee charged for this event, however the South Perth Libraries strive to keep events accessible to all.
Get the Facts icon 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.

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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.
Tuition is free however there may be a nominal fee for materials payable on the day to the facilitator.

Held on the first Tuesday of the month 10am-12pm @MANNING  1-3pm @SOUTH PERTH

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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 events accessible to all.

Other Events for Adults



Are you, or someone you know interested in joining an English Conversation Group?

The weekly English as a Second Language group sessions are informal, conversational and will cover a wide variety of topics. Sessions are scheduled to take place at Manning Library.

The first three sessions will take place on:

Thursday 22 November: 2 - 3pm

Thursday 29 November: 2 - 3pm

Wednesday 19 December: 2 - 3pm

If this sounds like something you would be interested in, please email with your name and contact details or contact Manning Library on 9474 0822.



Write Along the Highway (WATH) is an annual local government initiative for NaNoWriMo that promotes the literary arts and builds literacy. It began with councils along Albany Highway and soon spread down Canning and Leach Highways and beyond. South Perth has been involved since 2013.

The program includes writing and publishing workshops, information sessions, author insiders as well as WATH specific events - Kick Off, Come Write Ins and Write Night.

Check the active Write Along the Highway public Facebook Group



Come and play some modern board and card games at Manning Library. Sessions run the first Saturday of each month. 

Whether you've never played before and would like to learn, or have a collection you're willing to share, you're welcome to enjoy our game-ready facilities. 

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

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Feedback and suggestions

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