Library Events

Book Launch

Leonard Janiszewski, Greek Cafes & Milk Bars of Australia

Documentary photographer Effy Alexakis and historian Leonard Janiszewski have been researching the Greek-Australian presence in both Australia and Greece since 1982.

Their project and archive, In Their Own Image: Greek-Australians, is based at Macquarie University, Sydney, and is one of the most significant collections of its kind in the country.

Their latest book, Greek Cafes & Milk Bars of Australia, has seen Leonard touring around the country sharing research and memories with audiences, many of whom can still remember when every country town boasted a Greek cafe or milk bar, open all hours, 7 days a week.

Come to the library for a fascinating glimpse into Australia's past, and discover how profoundly two cultures have influenced one another, to shape much of Australia today. Also, rest assured, Wagga: Lex Marinos' grandfather's famous Bridge Cafe is featured in the publication.

Where: Wagga Wagga City Library, Downstairs level

Please enter by the lagoon-side door

When: Friday 26th May, 5:30pm

Cost: FREE

Bookings essential. Click here to reserve your seats.

Book sales and signings will be available.

Red Cross Roadshow

Come and learn more about the services provided by the Red Cross at one of two Roadshow sessions at the Wagga Wagga City Library.

This year, the Roadshow is focusing on the International Tracing Service, known globally as Restoring Family Links, the only one of its kind in the world.

If you have been separated from family members as a result of war, conflict, disaster or migration and have been unable to get in contact with them, Red Cross and Restoring Family Links may be able to help. The service is confidential and free of charge.

The morning session (10.00am - 11.30am) is designed for individuals and people with an interest in the International Tracing Service, specifically, Restoring Family Links, Support for Trafficked People, and Community Education and Regional Transition.

The afternoon session (1.00pm - 3.00pm) is for professional practitioners or community members who are currently working with, or supporting people who need the assistance of Red Cross programs.

Where: Wagga Wagga City Library, Community Learning Space

When: Tuesday 23rd May, 10:00 - 11:30am and 1:00 - 3:00pm

Cost: FREE

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

Sydney Writers' Festival - Live & Local

Sydney Writers' Festival

Thanks to the Live & Local program, you can enjoy highlights from the Sydney Writers’ Festival without leaving Wagga Wagga.

Choose from three sessions, beamed directly into Wagga Wagga City Library after hours, and enjoy refreshments while engaging in some of the most stimulating, provocative and entertaining stories being told around the world today.

Each author talk and conversation includes a Q & A session at the end, so you can submit your questions from home and have them answered live from the Sydney stage.

When: Saturday 27th May, 4:30pm - 7:30pm

Sunday 28th May, 10:00am - 12:30pm

Sunday 28th May, 1:30pm - 4:00pm

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

Cost: $10 per session

Bookings absolutely essential. Click here to buy tickets, and for details of each session.

Light refreshments will be available.

One Book One Wagga 2017 Gala Dinner

Liane Moriarty SOLD OUT

Wagga’s most inclusive book club is back for 2017!

This year’s novel is Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty. Truly Madly Guilty won the 2016 Goodreads Choice Awards for Best Fiction, and has been shortlisted for the Australian Indie Book Awards.

Liane Moriarty’s other novels Big Little Lies and Truly Madly Guilty reached number one on the New York Times bestseller list in their first week of publication, the first time this has been achieved by an Australian author. During 2014 three of Liane’s novels appeared simultaneously on the NYT bestseller list, making her one of the few authors in the world to have achieved this feat.

Her books have been read by more than six million people worldwide, including one million in Australia and her novels have been translated into thirty-nine languages.

Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon have an option on the film rights to Truly Madly Guilty, following their successful adaption of Liane’s earlier novel Big Little Lies, which premiered on HBO in February 2017.

Copies of Truly Madly Guilty are available for loan now from The Wagga Wagga City Library.

When: Friday 19th May, 7pm

Where: Mirage Room Wagga Wagga RSL - but please note that bookings are through the Commercial Club

Cost: $55pp, or $50 for groups of ten

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

The Wagga Wagga City Library would like to acknowledge our One Book One Wagga partners; the Friends of the Wagga Wagga City Library and the Wagga RSL for their ongoing support.

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 18 May 2017, 10am - 2pm

Annual Knit-In

Thursday 20 July 2017 10am-2pm

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

When: Friday 19th May - Online shopping

Friday 2nd June - Social media

Friday 16th June - Sharing photos

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

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

RMS Safer Drivers Courses

Safer Driving

NRMA Safer Driving School are running RMS Safer Drivers Courses in our library throughout the year. Check out the NRMA website for more info, and to book: http://www.nrmasaferdriving.com.au/safer-drivers-course.htm

Dates: 

Saturday 20th May 2017

Where: Community Learning Space

When: 10am1pm