Library Events

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

School Holiday Programme: Croc Encounters

man with a croc on his head

Crocodile Encounters is a unique event for all kids aged 5 and over, and their parents and carers. Come and be introduced to some of Australia’s amazing reptiles and amphibians.

All participants are provided with a great opportunity to see, touch and learn about Australia’s amazing lizards, pythons, turtles and crocodiles. Kids, accompanied by their adults, will learn about the value of biodiversity and the importance of conservation while touching ... a crocodile!

Where: Historic Council Chambers, Museum of the Riverina

When: Fri Oct 5, 2pm

Mon Oct 8, 4pm

COST: $7.30 per attendee ($7 plus $0.30 booking fee)

Bookings essential. Reserve and pay for your spot here.

School Holiday Programme: Family Movie Wednesday

Each Wednesday of the Spring school holidays we'll be putting out plenty of comfy chairs and showing a family-friendly classic movie on our big screen in the downstairs Children's Area.

Kids and adults are welcome to come along and share in a mini-cinematic experience.

Best of all, it's FREE!

Movies and dates

Shaun the Sheep Movie (RATED G, Aardman Animations, 2015) - 3rd Oct 2018

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (RATED PG, Fox 2000 Pictures, 2010) - 10th Oct 2018

Time: 10:15am

Cost: FREE

No bookings required

Consumer Rights Workshop

Workshops on Scam Awareness, Hiring a Service, Entering Into a Contract and Making a Complaint

Leonie and Michael, the presenters

Do you have a disability? Do you support someone with a disability? Do you know your Consumer Rights? We are all consumers and we all have rights!

These workshops are designed to teach you about:

  • Your rights when you are hiring services and buying goods.
  • How contracts and service agreements work.
  • How to speak up when things go wrong.
  • How you can protect yourself from being scammed.

These workshops are co-presented by people with a disability, and are fun fun and interesting. Come along and learn!

Where: Wagga Wagga City Library, Community Learning Space

When: Thursday 11 Oct, 18 Oct, 25 Oct, 1 Nov

Time:  3:30 - 4:30pm

Cost: FREE

Bookings essential: call Belinda on 0436 696 532 or email waggawaggaftc@finance.nsw.gov.au

Book Launch - Rosalie Ham

This event is booked out

Best-selling Australian author of The Dressmaker, Rosalie Ham is back with a brand new darkly satirical novel The Year of the Farmer, about the residents of a small country town battling the elements and one another.

Rosalie will visit Wagga Wagga City Library to launch this new book and hold an In Conversation with the library's own Peter Casey, discussing The Year of the Farmer, and other tidbits about life and writing.

We welcome you to attend this special opportunity, complementing your enjoyment with a glass of wine and finger food.

Where: Wagga Wagga City Library, Children’s Area

When: Thursday 4 October, 5:30pm

Cost: FREE

Bookings essential: bit.ly/rosaliewagga

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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

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 3 sessions (from 23 July to 29 September)

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

Tech Savvy Seniors Younger woman and older woman at computer together

Learn how to make the most of your laptop, tablet or smartphone in a small, friendly class environment.

Some of our Tech Savvy Seniors classes are now combined into short courses which allow you to build your skills over two consecutive weeks.

Intermediate Computer Skills (Two Week Course)

14/9/2018 - Introduction to Internet Part 1 & 2

21/9/2018 - Introduction to Email Part 1 & 2

Intermediate Computer Skills (Two Week Course)

5/10/2018 - Introduction to Internet Part 1 & 2

12/10/2018 - Introduction to Online shopping and Banking

Basic Android Skills (Two Week Course)

26/10/2018 - Introduction to Android tablets/smartphones

2/11/2018 - Android Q&A, Introduction to Seniors Card Website

Basic iPad Skills (Two Week Course)

16/11/2018 - Introduction to IPads/iPhones

23/11/2018 - iPad Q&A, Introduction to Seniors Card Website

Single Week Courses

7/12/2018 - Introduction to Social Media Part 1 & 2

14/12/2018 - Sharing Photos and Attachments

Cost: FREE

Please bring your own device and make sure that it is fully charged.

The library can provide laptops or tablets if necessary, although we strongly recommend bringing your own to increase familiarity with the technology.

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

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

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

20 September 2018 10am-2pm

15 November 2018 10am-2pm

17 January 2019 10am-2pm

21 March 2019 10am-2pm

16 May 2019 10am-2pm

ANNUAL KNIT-IN Thursday 18 July 2019 10am - 2pm