Library Events

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Book Launch - The Inaugural Meeting of the Fairvale Ladies Book Club

book cover and sophie green

If you loved The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society or The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul, you'll love author Sophie Green's new book The Inaugural Meeting of the Fairvale Ladies Book Club.

Five very different women come together in the Northern Territory of the 1970s.

Sybil is the matriarch of Fairvale Station. With her oldest friend, Rita, now living in Alice Springs and working for the Royal Flying Doctor Service, and her English daughter-in-law, Kate, finding it difficult to adjust to life at Fairvale, Sybil comes up with a way to give them all companionship and purpose: they all love to read, and she forms a book club.

Adding to the group are Sallyanne, who lives in Katherine, and Della, a Texan working on the neighbouring station. Books bring them together, but friendship will transform all of their lives.

What better way to celebrate the 10th year of the Riverina Regional Library Book Clubs? Come to Wagga library, enjoy some light refreshments, chat with fellow book-lovers, and help launch a brand new novel.

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

When: Wednesday 30th August

Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Cost: Free

Book signings and purchases available. 

Reserve your seats here

This event is supported by the Friends of the Wagga Wagga City Library

Twice a year the Friends of the Library sell fiction, non-fiction, magazines, DVDs and children's books for as little as $1!

Don't miss out on these fantastic bargains. All proceeds go to the Friends of the Library.

Where: Wagga Wagga City Library - Downstairs level, Children's Area

When: Friday 8th Sept, 4pm - 5:45pm

Saturday 9th Sept, 9am - 12noon

No bookings required            CASH ONLY

Baby Bounce is a four week early literacy program for 0-12 month old babies and their carers. The program introduces your baby to the rhythm and sound of language using songs, rhymes, books and music. You will also get to meet other carers with babies the same age.

Sessions require one lap per baby so please invite extra helpers if you have twins or triplets.

Where: Wagga Wagga City Library, Downstairs level

When: Thursday, 31st August, 10:30am

Thursday 7th September, 10:30am

Thursday 14th September, 10:30am

Thursday 21st September, 10:30am

Cost: FREE

No bookings required

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 refreshments are provided.

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

The Language Café is supported by the Friends of the Wagga Wagga City Library

Attention, Primary School teachers!

Celebrate the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book Week 2017 at the Wagga Wagga City Library.

From the 21st to the 24th of August the Library will be holding tours for students that include a library orientation and:

K-2 (limit of 60 students per session) – Storytelling, activities, craft

3-4 (limit of 40 students per session) – Storytelling, activities, scavenger hunt

5-6 (limit of 40 students per session) – Doin’ the Dewey (self-directed activity booklet)

Sessions are filling quickly, get in soon to avoid disappointment.

Remaining available sessions:

Tuesday 22 August

1pm – 2pm

Wednesday 23 August

1pm – 2pm

Thursday 24 August

1pm – 2pm

Because of the short turn-around time between most sessions, the library is unfortunately unable to host your group in a “free time” capacity after the completion of each session. However, to make the most of your trip to the Civic Centre you may also like to include a visit the Art Gallery and/or the Museum, as both venues will be hosting exhibits suitable for all primary school stages. Please indicate your interest in this at the time of booking.

Bookings: Contact Michael Scutti on 6926 9747 or email wcl@wagga.nsw.gov.au

Learn to Make Pasta from Scratch

A live demonstration with the authors of 'Wow! It's Italian'

pasta ingredients

Hilda and Laurie Inglese of the Yarra Valley are first-generation Italians who are passionate about their recipes, and would love to share them with you.

Hilda and Laurie's ancestors migrated from a remote village high in the mountains, east of Rome in the Abruzzi Region. The pair were instilled with a passion for cooking from a very young age, and to this day they believe in remaining loyal to the simple ingredients and cooking traditions of their ancestors.

Come to this FREE event at the library, enjoy some light refreshments, and watch a pair of masters at work on authentic pasta recipes.

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

When: Thursday 31st August

Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Cost: Free

Book signings and purchases available. 

PLEASE NOTE: This event has been booked out

This event is supported by the Friends of the Wagga Wagga City Library

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 can be viewed inside our main entrance until Friday 4th August.

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: from Monday 3rd July

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

Thursday 21 September 10am - 2pm

Thursday 16 November 10am - 2pm

Thursday 18 January 2018 10am - 2pm

Thursday 15 March 2018 10am - 2pm

Thursday 17 May 2018 10am - 2pm

ANNUAL KNIT-IN Thursday 19 July 2018 10am - 2pm