Library Events

Future World Aug 17

The Riverina Science Festival culminates in a huge family day! Just tap the submarine for details of FUTURE WORLD.

little yellow submarine and future world banner

Riverina Science Festival Aug 11 - 17

Just tap the rocket for details of other Science Festival events!

retro looking rockets flies past the words Riverina Science Festival

Tech Savvy Seniors

Younger woman and older woman at computer together

On selected Friday mornings 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.

Bring your own phone, tablet or laptop, or ask to use a library device.

Where: Wagga Wagga City Library, Community Learning Space

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

Aug 23: Introduction to iPads and iPhones

Sep 06: Introduction to Android tablets and phones
Sep 20: Social Media Part 2 (Facebook and Twitter)

Oct 18: Introduction to online banking and shopping

Nov 01: Introduction to iPads and iPhones
Nov 15: Introduction to Email 
Nov 29: Introduction to Computers

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL. Phone 6926 9700 or email wcl@wagga.nsw.gov.au

Language Café resumes ... Mon July 22nd

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.

Term 3 dates 22 July - 28 Sept

Where: Wagga Wagga City Library - Community Learning Space

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 will return ... Wed July  24th

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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: Downstairs level, children's area

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

No bookings required

Book Launch: Sophie Green

Book cover image: The Shelly Bay Ladies Swimming Circle by Sophie Green; author

Sydney author Sophie Green returns to Wagga Wagga City Library to discuss her brand new novel The Shelly Bay Ladies Swimming Circle.

Set in the summer of 1982, four very different women find each other in the waters of Shelly Bay. They will survive shark sightings, bluebottle stings and heartbreak; they will laugh so hard they swallow water, and they will plunge their tears into the ocean’s salt. They will find solace and companionship in their friendship circle, and learn that love takes many forms.

Sophie’s previous novel, The Inaugural Meeting of the Fairvale Ladies Book Club, has become a treasured Australian bestseller.

Come and enjoy a glass of wine and a wonderful evening with Sophie Green.

When: Tuesday August 27, 5:30pm

Where: Wagga Wagga City Library, Children's Area

Cost: FREE

Bookings Essential

Plastic Free July: Beeswax Wraps

the beeswax workshop is booked out

PLEASE NOTE: These workshops are now completely booked out.

These workshops will be held in the Art Workshop, at Wagga Wagga Art Gallery.

Imagine a world without plastic waste! Participate in our Plastic Free July workshops, and join the global movement to dramatically reduce plastic use.

Ditch the plastic wrap by making your own reusable beeswax wraps in this fun workshop. Beeswax wraps can replace the plastic cling film that you use to wrap sandwiches or store food in the fridge. Choose from funky fabrics to make your wrap as individual as you are!

#choosetorefuse single-use plastic, and help create a cleaner world for generations to come!

Where: Art Workshop, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery

When:

Saturday 13 July, 10:30am - 12:30pm and

Saturday 20 July, 10:30am - 12:30pm

Cost: $10

BOTH SESSIONS ARE NOW BOOKED OUT

Plastic Free July: Soap Making

this event is now booked out

THIS EVENT IS NOW BOOKED OUT

PLEASE NOTE: This workshop will be held at the Artisan Shed, 10 Kooringal Road, Wagga Wagga.

Imagine a world without plastic waste! Participate in our Plastic Free July workshops, and join the global movement to dramatically reduce plastic use.

Learn the art of making your own soap without harsh chemicals and without the packaging! During this workshop you will be taught the essentials of traditional cold-process soap using natural essential oils and lye.

#choosetorefuse single-use plastic, and help create a cleaner world for generations to come!

Where: Artisan Shed, 10 Kooringal Road, Wagga Wagga

When: Saturday 27 July, 10am - 1pm

Cost: $40, which includes all necessary materials

An Introduction to Researching and Writing Your Family History

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THIS EVENT IS NOW BOOKED OUT

Always wanted to write your family history but not sure where to begin? Join Dr Rae Luckie to learn about the delights and pitfalls of writing your family’s story. Gain skills in writing, researching, organising information and using photographs that will bring your family history to life.

Rae will also share her extensive publishing experiences and provide participants with the opportunity to explore a variety of family histories and memoirs. Handouts and resources will be provided to assist you to continue your own research and writing at home.

Participants, please bring along writing paper, pens and a photo of a place about which you would like to write.

Workshop places are limited, reserve your place here.

Where: Wagga Wagga City Library

When: Tuesday 13 August, 10am - 1pm

Cost: $35

Amplify

You are invited to explore, listen to and transcribe the voices of Wagga Wagga

North Wagga's "We shall not be moved" sign

Powered by the State Library of NSW, Amplify delivers audio material from a number of cultural institutions across New South Wales, and Wagga Wagga City Library is proud to be among the first four NSW public libraries to join the partnership.

These oral histories, many of which have been preserved digitally from their original format, are being delivered online for the first time, paired with machine-generated transcripts.

At Amplify, you can explore hours of fascinating interviews that capture Australian life, people and history. You can also help enrich these important cultural documents by correcting any errors in the transcripts you may find as you listen along.

Find the voices of Wagga Wagga here.

Keep up with the latest Library Events

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(And while you're there, feel free to tick boxes for the Art Gallery, the Museum, the Theatre, the Aquatic Centre ...)

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

Thur 19 Sept 2019 10am-2pm

Thur 21 Nov 2019 10am-2pm

Thur 16 Jan 2020 10am-2pm

Thur 19 March 2020 10am-2pm

Thur 21 May 2020 10am-2pm

ANNUAL Knit-In 16 July 2020 10am-2pm

Baby Bounce

Woman outside holding superbaby aloft

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.

The half hour sessions require one lap per baby so please invite extra helpers if you have twins or triplets.

Where: Wagga Wagga City Library, Children's Area

When: TUESDAYS in September

Tuesday 3 Sept, 10:30am

Tuesday 10 Sept, 10:30am

Tuesday 17 Sept, 10:30am

Tuesday 24 Sept, 10:30am

Cost: FREE

No bookings required