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City of Vincent Library

For all the latest news and events at the City of Vincent Library, look no further than our newsletter The Vine. For history buffs, you can also sign up for the Local History News Quarterly, a quarterly newsletter packed with interesting tales of yesteryear and historical tid-bits to delight the soul.

You can sign up for one or both newsletters here and also click here to read past issues.

Better Beginnings

Do you have a child under three? Be sure to check out our Better Beginnings family literacy program, which includes a FREE reading pack (because lets face it, free stuff is ALWAYS good).

Each fancy yellow pack includes:

  • Board book for your baby from the City of Vincent
  • Nursery rhyme poster
  • 'Read to Me' brochure
  • 'It's Rhyme Time' booklet with DVD

 So pop into the City of Vincent Library or your local Child Health Centre and grab your free pack today.

 Want more info on Better Beginnings? Right here!

Local History Awards 2016

The Local History Centre plays host to our latest exhibition, where you’ll find the best of the photographic and written entries for the 2016 Local History Awards. With 52 newly donated photos, the display takes viewers on a historical journey through everyday life and the stunning architecture in Vincent pre-1986.

Featuring homes and families, kids in backyards, formal portraits, wedding snaps, old cars and Perth city landscapes through the ages, these photos are a visual feast for lovers of all things vintage, retro and nostalgia!

In addition to the stunning imagery, 19 written entries are also on display to read. The entries are privately published research and memoirs of the vastly different lives that entwined their way through the suburbs within the Vincent precinct. With childhood memories and stories of ancestors, house histories and migrants, there are also stories from the heroes of the North Perth Fire Service.

This year’s Local History Award entries have been donated to the City of Vincent Local History Centre and are available to future researchers and visitors to the library and Local History Centre.

Click here for more info about the awards.

STOP. Study time.

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With the second semester year 11 and 12 ATAR exams approaching as fast as a kid to a lolly shop, the City of Vincent Library and Local History Centre has a dedicated Young Adult area especially for young ‘uns.

Students, REJOICE. You now have a place where you can study alone or as a group in peaceful surroundings, away from vacuuming parents and pesky younger siblings. Feel free to zen out in our secluded Interview Room, which is available in two-hour timeslots for extra-quiet study time. If you need any more encouraging, we also have a FREE WiFi Hotzone. YES. FREE WIFI. Because free is always trendy.

For some totally happening student resources, take a peek at some of our eBooks:

Don't forget we also have a range of Online Resources you can sink your teeth into.

That's study sorted!

Your next hot read

Don’t know what to read next? Need a literary fix, fast? Searching for some totally amazing reading inspiration?

We have you covered. If you don’t find your next favourite below, we may just eat our hat:

Our lovely staff have also picked their favourite reads, which are on display in the Staff Picks section - go figure! You can even spot them on the shelves as they have been labelled with a gold sticker (our Staff Picks, not our staff. Although they too would look fabulous in gold stickers).

eBooks of the month


Our eBooks of the month are from the Horror adult fiction titles available from the Western Australia Public Libraries Digital Media Collection. Spooky!

Drumroll, please… here’s a sneak peek at a few little teasers from almost 500 titles: