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What's on at the libraries

  • For more activities visit our What's On Calendar or read our monthly eNewsletter.

    Events and Programs Guide - Autumn Edition
    Libraries events and program guide autumn

    Check out our Events and Programs Guide for March, April and May 2021.

    We have prepared many exciting events for autumn - for all ages and interests.

    Whether you are interested in the regular sessions, or art workshops, candle making, macrame, 3D printing, cupcake decorating, author talks, budgeting, wet felting, crystal embroidery, creative journal writing for young people, popstick craft, Lego for kids and adults, junior robotics or school holiday activities - there are too many to mention - you will find them all at your local library.


    Author Barry Divola - Online Conversation
    Book cover image- Driving Stevie Fracasso

    Join us for an online conversation with award-winning journalist and author Barry Divola about his latest novel Driving Stevie Fracasso.

    Two estranged brothers, one stolen car and a road trip from Texas to New York. What could possibly go wrong?

    Thursday 29 April, 6pm - 7pm via ZOOM

    Register for event 


    Writers in Residence at Rockingham Central Library - Moira Yeldon
    Writers in residence logo

    Local author Moira Yeldon will discuss her book Chasing Marigolds, an inspirational journey of healing and wisdom, fun and food blended with the sensuality and vibrancy of India.

    Thursday 29 April 2021, 11am to 12pm

    Bookings essential.

    Register to attend

    Golden Bay Pop Up Library
    Coastal Community Centre

    The Pop Up Library at the Coastal Community Centre will be returning on a fortnightly basis alternating between a Tuesday morning and Thursday afternoon.

    The Pop Up Library will provide the community with access to limited IT services including printing for a small fee, as well as job searching and resume assistance.

    A small lending library will be available for customers to browse through and borrow from, with a good range of resources for all ages.

    For more information contact

    Thursday 18 March 20211pm-4.30pm
    Tuesday 30 March 20219am-12.30pm
    Thursday 15 April 20211pm-4.30pm
    Tuesday 27 April 20219am-12.30pm
    Makers and Creators
    Makers and Creators

    Get crafty every month with a different activity for adults across all four libraries.

    In March it's all about using popsticks - attend to make a hexagonal shelf and a fruit bowl. Ages 18+.

    Bookings essential.  

    Register to attend

    Community Arts Program
    Community Arts Program

    The Community Arts Program at Mary Davies Library and Community Centre provides a series of fun and engaging sessions for adults.

    The sessions are designed to support and nurture community connectedness and wellbeing.

    Workshops on various themes are facilitated by an artist in the Corella Art and Craft Space with equipment and instructions provided.

    Bookings are essential. (Payment for the classes is required seven days prior to the event.)

    Patchwork and Quilting

    This series is for 12 weeks over the period of March, April and May 2021, starting Monday 8 March, 9am - 1pm. Fee: $30 (for the 12 weeks).

    Register to attend



    Saturday 13 March, 10am - 3pm. Fee: $35

    Register to attend


    Wet Felting

    Thursday 25 March, 10am - 3pm. Fee: $20

    Register to attend


    Japanese Boro Bag

    Wednesday 28 April, 10am - 3pm. Fee: $15

    Register to attend


    Mosaic Art

    This workshop runs for three weeks, starting Tuesday 4 May, 11am - 2pm. Fee: $30 (for the three weeks).

    Register to attend

    Connect and Create at Mary Davies Library

    Connect and Create logo


    Learn some new skills and make new friends at our regular community groups at Mary Davies Library and Community Centre.

    Join the Adult Lego and Sewing Group regular sessions. Bookings are not required.


    Connect and Create at Rockingham Central Library

    ""Make some new friends and learn some new skills at our regular community group meetings at Rockingham Central Library. Groups include the Rockingham City Chess Connection Group and the Crochet Group.

    All welcome, no bookings are required.

    First Thursday Films

    First Thursday Films logoOn the first Thursday of every month Safety Bay Library presents lunchtime films for your enjoyment (12pm - 2pm).

    Bring your lunch but coffee and tea is provided. Audience members must be 18+.

    Bookings essential.

    Register to attend

    Matinee Movie Series

    Matinee Movie Series logoVisit the Mary Davies Library and Community Centre on the fourth Friday every month for the screening of the best in classic cinema, independent, Australian and world films.

    Audience must be 18+.

    Bookings essential

    Register to attend

    IT20 Program

    IT 20 logoAre you interested in learning a bit more about technology but aren't quite sure where to start?
    Our libraries are running the IT20 Program – short, one-on-one 20 minute sessions.

    For more information and bookings please visit your local library.

    Book Clubs

    Book Club

    Our Book Clubs are a great way to meet to discuss books, discover new authors and make new friends.

    For more information or to register your interest contact your local library.

    English Conversation Group


    Everyone is welcome at this Mary Davies Library and Community Centre group for people interested in practising their English. The group meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month, 10am - 11am.

    Contact us for more information on 9591 0800 or email

    Register to attend

  • Library eNewsletter

    Want to keep up to date with what's happening at our libraries?

    Read our monthly E-Newsletter

    Housebound Library Service

    Housebound Library Service - image of books in basketResidents who are physically unable to visit their local library, either temporarily or permanently, are able to apply to have library items delivered to their house. The service is also available to live-in carers and to people whose partner, relative or friend who would normally drive them to the library is away on holiday or unavailable.

    The service makes deliveries to each reader once a month, with members permitted to borrow up to 20 items at one time. We provide a wide range of books in normal print and large print, audio books, magazines and DVDs, as well as free downloadable e-books and e-audiobooks. 

    Residents who would like to join the service are encouraged to submit an application form at any of our libraries. ​ Visit library memberships to download the application form.

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