Library Events

Book Launch - Yindyamarra Yambuwan: Respecting Everything

book cover with some Aussie animals

As part of NAIDOC week, this beautiful new full colour book, along with its companion film, will be launched at Wagga Wagga City Library. Special guests will include Aunty Flo Grant, Dr Uncle Stan Grant Sr AM, and Prof Emeritus Stephen Kemmis.

Yindyamarra Yambuwan, the film and the book, are about the Wiradjuri way of life, centred on the concept of Yindyamarra. Yindyamarra is often translated as 'respect', but it has several meanings including to give honour, go slow, and take responsibility.

The book also features short essays on Yindyamarra, the importance of language, and how the project was made from Aunty Flo Grant, Dr Uncle Stan Grant Sr and Dr Bernard Sullivan.

Yindyamarra Yambuwan is accessible to the general reader, even if they are unfamiliar with Wiradjuri, and is an essential resource for those who wish to go deeper into Wiradjuri language and culture.

Where: Wagga Wagga City Library – Downstairs Children's Area

When: Saturday 1st July

Time: 3pm - 4pm

Cost: Free

Copies of the book and film will be available for purchase.

Click here to reserve your seats

School Holiday Fun

Escape the cold in the library Children's Area this holidays!

  • Free WiFi
  • Games, puzzles and blocks
  • Craft
  • Xbox Kinect

Bring your coffee and enjoy all of our free activities during the school holidays.

Mon        11am-5pm

Tues-Fri 10am-5pm

Sat          10am-3pm

Book Launch: My Squares and Triangles

Looking at the world through the eyes of autism

Cooper Wild and some pages from the book

Albury author Marlo Wild is launching her latest book My Squares and Triangles : Looking at the world through the eyes of autism.

This is a touching picture storybook about a little boy who has autism. Cooper has a brilliant brain but sees the world differently. As a teacher, his mother Marlo was keen to explain how people like Cooper see and experience the world around them. In sharing his story she gives children a rare opportunity to look at the world through Cooper's eyes.

Where: Wagga Wagga City Library – Downstairs Children's Area

When: Friday 14th July

Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Cost: Free

Click here to reserve your seats

Satire in the Time of War 1914-1918

Traveling Exhibition from the State Library of NSW

Some cartoons by Hal Eyre

It’s hard to imagine finding the ‘amusing’ side of war; however, acclaimed World War One cartoonist Hal Eyre did just with his highly-regarded satirical cartoons. This rarely-seen view of the War is coming to the Riverina in a free panel display of Eyre’s work, drawn from the State Library of NSW collection.

Satire in the time of war 1914-1918  features reproductions of twenty of Hal Eyre’s most comical cartoons, which are also beautiful and enlightening illustrations of the debates and controversies of their time.

Hal Eyre (1875–1946) was born at Sofala, NSW, and attended school in Forbes and later Bathurst, where he began his artistic career by caricaturing his schoolteacher. Eyre’s cartoons were in great demand during the war and in 1908 he was employed as the regular political cartoonist for The Daily Telegraph.

Where: Wagga Wagga City Library

When: Monday 26th June - Thursday 6th July

Cost: Free

Language Café

A friendly English language class

We've had an overwhelming response to our request for volunteer English tutors, and now we need students!

Come and practise your English language conversation skills in a friendly environment at our Language Café. Light refrehsments are provided, and there's a maximum of ten students per class.

Where: Wagga Wagga City Library - Community Learning Space

When: beginning Monday 17th July, every Monday 11am – 12noon

Thursday 10am – 11am

Saturday 11am – 12noon

Saturday 2pm – 3pm

Come to one session, or as many as you like. Please note: no bookings required

For any enquiries, phone 6926 9700 or email wcl@wagga.nsw.gov.au

giilanggalang (many stories)

Some pictures of the artwork


As part of NAIDOC week, giilanggalang is returning to Wagga City Library. If you weren't able to enjoy this exhibition last year, come and engage with these varied representations of contemporary Aboriginal arts practice in our region.

Featuring the work of more than twenty artists working on a miniature scale, this unique display will soon enter the Museum of the Riverina’s permanent collection.

School groups are invited to view the exhibition from Monday 17th July: please contact the library to book a session on 6926 9700 or email wcl@wagga.nsw.gov.au

Where: Wagga Wagga City Library

When: Monday 3rd July - Friday 4th August

This exhibition is supported by the NSW Government through the Aboriginal Regional Arts Fund and is a partnership between Eastern Riverina Arts and Riverina Regional Library.

TSS

Every second Friday you can join one of our small, friendly, group training sessions, learn new skills to get connected, and take the first steps to becoming tech savvy.

Topics covered include basic introductions to Android tablets or iPads, general internet skills, and social media or online shopping for those looking for a more advanced class. See below for dates and particular topics.

Where: Wagga Wagga City Library, Community Learning Space

Due to high demand there are limited classes available:

Friday 4th August - Introduction to the Internet Part Three (must have completed Parts One and Two)

Friday 1st September - Introduction to Social Media Part Three (must have completed Parts One and Two)

For all other topics we are now taking expressions of interest for 2018.

All classes run from 10:30am - 12:30pm 

Bookings: 6926 9700 or wcl@wagga.nsw.gov.au

Storytime

storytime photo

Come along to your library and discover the wonderful world of literature, with stories, rhymes, songs and craft for preschoolers, and every now and then maybe even a guinea pig!

Sessions are held weekly for 0-5 year olds (excluding school holidays)

Where: Wagga Wagga City Library - Children's Area

When: Wednesdays and Fridays during school terms, 10am and 11am

No bookings required

Knittin' Group

knittin' club

The Knittin' Group is a group of committed community members who knit and crochet throughout the year for charity. They meet bimonthly on the 3rd Thursday. New members are welcome.

Upcoming Dates - Annual Knit-In

Thursday 20 July 2017 10am-2pm