Library Events

Celebrate Make Music Day

This event is booked out - now taking names for a Waitlist

Join us to celebrate Australia’s first participation in the worldwide music festivities for Make Music Day. The Sydney Symphony Orchestra will be live streaming into Wagga Wagga City Library from Sydney Opera House.

This fantastic opportunity is made possible through a partnership between the State Library of New South Wales and Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Eleven regional libraries will be part of this unique event, that will offer regional audiences a free front-row seat at Verdi’s awe-inspiring Requiem.

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Verdi’s Requiem will be conducted by international opera and concert conductor, Oleg Caetani, and feature Angel Blue (soprano), Catherine Carby (mezzo-soprano), Diego Torre (tenor) and Jérôme Varnier (bass) as soloists and The Sydney Philharmonia Choirs.

The session will begin at 5.45pm.  Light refreshments will be available before the concert, which commences at 6.30pm.

Where: Wagga Wagga City Library,Lower Ground level (please enter and exit by lagoon-side door)

When: THU 21 June, 5.45pm

Cost: FREE

Bookings essential, reserve your seats here.

Silk Painting Workshop

Silk Painting Workshop

Workshop facilitator Tracey Luhrs will teach you how to make gorgeous hand-painted silk greeting cards.

Painted silk cards are easy and fun to make, and the jewel‐like colours and luxurious sheen of the fabric make them beautifully eye‐catching. This workshop will introduce participants to basic silk painting techniques, materials and designs, which they can copy or adapt. Different methods for painting and mounting the silk will be explored.

Class size is limited, so get in quickly and secure your spot!

Where: E3 Art Space

When: TUE 19th June, 10am -12noon

Cost: $12 per participant

Bookings essential, reserve your seats here.

Tech Savvy Seniors in June

Younger woman and older woman at computer together

We have two more Tech Savvy Seniors sessions coming up on Fridays in June.

We are also excited to announce a new class designed to help you get around on public transport more easily – especially if you travel to Sydney or Melbourne or overseas. We will run this class, ‘Introduction to Transport Apps (NSW)’ on Friday 15 June at the Library. Using your smartphone or tablet, we will help you download the apps and show you some of the ways they can be used to make your transport experience less worrying. Pick up a flyer at the Library and book in today – limited places are available.

Our final Tech Savvy Seniors class will be a ‘Quick Tips’ Q&A session where Library staff will be available to answer your questions across the various platforms and topics we have covered in the classes. These might include emails & attachments; how to use your device; downloading apps; finding your way around government sites (e.g. ServiceNSW, My.Gov); internet tips; setting up BorrowBox, RB Digital and other Library services; saving/organising files on your computer; setting up your device for improved accessibility, etc. Bring your own device and we will do our best to help (small group or one-on-one).

Where: Wagga Wagga City Library, Community Learning Space

Fri 29 June - Quick Tips Q&A – drop-in sessions (but let us know you are coming and what you will need help with)

All sessions run from 10:30 – 12:30 on these Fridays.

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

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Language Café

A friendly English language class

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

Term 2 sessions (from 30 April to 7 July)

Monday 11am – 12:30pm

Thursday 11am - 12:30pm

Saturday 11am - 12:30pm

Cost: FREE

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

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 some baby chicks!

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

Baby Bounce in September

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, 6th Sept, 10:30am

Thursday 13th Sept, 10:30am

Thursday 20th Sept, 10:30am

Thursday 27th Sept, 10:30am

Cost: FREE

No bookings required

giilanggalang (many stories)

Some pictures of the artwork


During NAIDOC week, giilanggalang returned to Wagga City Library, following its NSW tour. Featuring the work of more than twenty artists working on a miniature scale, this unique display can be viewed in our downstairs Youth Area.

Come and engage with these varied representations of contemporary Aboriginal arts practice in our region.

Where: Wagga Wagga City Library, downstairs Youth Area

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.

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 19 July 2018 10am - 2pm