Library Events

Dementia Friendly Communities

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This free information session will provide an overview of the impact of dementia on affected persons and their families, what a dementia friendly community looks like, and how we can all take steps to become more dementia friendly. Dementia Friendly Communities is an Australian Government funded program administered by Dementia Australia.

Where: Wagga Wagga City Library, Community Learning Space

When: Tuesday 28 May, 10:30am-11am

Cost: FREE

Bookings Essential: Visit Eventbrite or call 6926 9700

dementia australia: dementia friendly communities logo

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 June

Tuesday 4 June, 10:30am

Tuesday 11 June, 10:30am

Tuesday 18 June, 10:30am

Tuesday 25 June, 10:30am

Cost: FREE

No bookings required

Film Screening: Normal is Over - World Environment Daymelting polar ice

World Environment Day is on the 5th of June and Wagga Wagga City Council is hosting a FREE Film Screening of 'Normal is Over' by Renee Scheltema.

This documentary explores the science of climate change and potential solutions to this global threat.

The film is not classified but contains complex themes and disturbing images and is recommended for ages 16+.

When: Friday 7 June, 5.30pm for a 5.45pm start

Where: Wagga Wagga City Library, downstairs Children's Area

Cost: FREE

Light Refreshments provided. Bookings essential. Reserve your seats here.

For more information please contact Sam Pascall on 1300 292 442.

Book Launch: Suzanne Daniel

author Suzanne Daniel sitting on a chair on a porch

From Suzanne Daniel comes an outstanding debut novel, Allegra in Three Parts, capturing 1970s Australia with warmth, humour and a distinctive voice.

Eleven-year-old Allegra shuttles between her grandmothers who live next door to one another but couldn’t be more different. Her father Rick lives in a flat out the back, trying to be a good father, while grieving the woman who links them all but whose absence tears them apart.

Allegra is left to orbit these three worlds wishing they loved her a little less and liked each other a lot more. Until one day the unspoken tragedy that’s created this division explodes within the person they all cherish most.

This novel is about the second wave of feminism, family, loss, love, friendship, surfing, and strudels, among many other things.

Suzanne Daniel is a journalist and communications consultant who has also worked for ABC TV, the Sydney Morning Herald, the United Nations, BBC (London), and in crisis management and social services.

Come and hear Suzanne in conversation with Chrissie Bolton,  one of our wonderful library staff, discussing her journey to become an author and her brand new novel. Wine and cheese will be provided.

Where: Wagga Wagga City Library, Children's Area

When: Tuesday 25 June, 5:30 pm

Bookings Essential  

Allegra in Three parts will be available for purchase on the night.

Book Launch: Anna Comerford

Book cover: Palmistry Power by Anna Comerford, author picture dark haired woman wearing green jacket sitting on a park bench, book cover image: the spiritual guidebook by Anna Comerford

Wagga-born author Anna Comerford is passionate about using health, energy and lifestyle to encourage personal healing and growth.

Anna has Bachelor degrees in Education and Health Science.

She teaches courses on Reiki, Healing, Soul Loving, Palmistry and Psychic development among many other topics, and in 2017 was Australian Psychic of the Year. Her mission is to teach the power of love, connection and intuition and how it can greatly impact our lives.

Meet Anna at the library to chat, mingle, and enjoy a cuppa and a snack. She will conduct a mini group meditation to relax, centre and create joy in your heart, and share mini psychic readings (Tarot, Chakras, Aura, Oracle cards & Palmistry). Anna will also discuss her two books, Palmistry Power and The Spiritual Guidebook, in particular how she was offered a publishing contract for the second book. There will then be an opportunity for Q&A.

Where: Wagga Wagga City Library, Children's Area

When: Wednesday 10 July, 5:45 for 6pm start

Cost: FREE

Bookings Essential

Both books will be on sale on the night for $25 each and can be signed by Anna. CASH PREFERRED.

Book Launch: Kaneana May

Book cover image: The One by Kaneana May, image of author Kaneana May, wearing an orange and white floral top leaning on a large tree

Fall in love like nobody’s watching.

On the wrong side of thirty, Bonnie Yates wants a happily ever after, and becomes an unlikely contestant on popular dating show The One. Working behind the scenes, Darcy Reed is a driven young producer, dealing with a tyrant of a boss and a floundering love life. Penelope Baker has relocated to a small seaside town to hide away with her secrets and nurse a broken heart.

Before cameras roll on the final ceremony, all three women will discover just what they’re willing to do in pursuit of the one.

Enjoy a night out with Kaneana May, author of debut novel The One. Kaneana studied television production at Charles Sturt University and went on to work in the script departments of Home and Away, All Saints and Headland. She will speak about working in television, moving into novel writing, inspiration behind the book, and the ups and downs of the publishing process. This will be a great evening for readers and aspiring writers alike. Light refreshments will be provided.

Where: Wagga Wagga City Library, Children’s Area

When: Monday 15 July, 5:45 for 6pm start

Cost: FREE

Bookings Essential

Copies of The One will be available for purchase for $25. CASH ONLY

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.

Term 2 dates 29 April - 5 July

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

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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

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.

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Knittin' Group

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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 18 July 2019 10am - 2pm