The Poppy Project
Between 2014 and 2018 Australia will commemorate the Anzac Centenary, marking 100 years since Australia’s involvement in the First World War.
In 2015, there will be a large number of activities commemorating 100 years since the Anzac Gallipoli landing.
From its association with poppies flowering in the spring of 1915 on the battlefields of Belgium, France and Gallipoli, the poppy has become a symbol of both great loss in war and hope for those left behind.
RSLWA saw an opportunity to bring several poppy projects together in 2014 and 2015. People from all over Australia are making and contributing knitted, crocheted, felt and satin poppies.
More information on the project and patterns are available at http://5000poppies.wordpress
The poppies will be displayed in the Library from November 2014.
If your organisation is taking part in a poppy project we would love to have your support with any paper, knitted and material poppies that you can spare. Bring them to the Library anytime.
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the Bassendean (West Guildford) Anzacs?
Service records of local soldiers listed on the Bassendean War Memorial are available (free) online to read courtesy of the National Archives of Australia and the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Local Studies Collection.
All names on Bassendean War Memorial
Killed in Action Soldier Names on Bassendean War Memorial
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New DVDs & CDs are added to our collection every month. Click here to view the list or drop in to the library to check our shelves.
For pre-schoolers, every Thursday and Friday 10.30-11.30 during school terms. Stories followed by simple craft. No need to book, just drop in.
It is Rhyme Time @ Bassendean Library
Special Story time session for babies 0-18 months every Wednesday 11.00am during school term.
Better Beginnings - Family Literacy Program now available in Bassendean
This exciting program, promotes to all parents the importance of reading, rhyming and talking to your baby.
For the month of November displays are:
Upcycling is not riding a bike uphill. It is the process of converting old or discarded materials into something useful and often beautiful.
Maarja Liimal (JunkJoint) upcycles and creates beautiful original furniture (pictured right). Some of her extraordinary pieces will be in the Library in November.
Fay McCracken Mixed Media. On display in the Library all November.