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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 may be cancelled or postponed based on updated health advice from the State Government.

    Events and Programs Guide - Winter Edition
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    Check out our Events and Programs Guide for June, July and August 2021.

    We have prepared a variety of events and activities to brighten up your winter months.

    Whether you are interested in the regular programs for kids, teenagers or adults, art and craft workshops, author talks, movie screenings, technology,  presentations on different topics, book clubs, Lego for kids and adults, or school holiday activities - there are too many to mention - you will find them all at your local library

    Winter Events for Adults
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    Always wanted to master weaving, carving, whittling, brush lettering or crocheting? Want to learn how to create wall art, learn how to manage stress, find your creative mojo, discover the art of positive thinking and more? We have it all for you ready to book in, attend and enjoy.

    Suitable for ages 18+. Booking essential.

    Register to attend

    Online Presentation - Fiona Harris and Mike McLeish

    Join us for this online author talk featuring Fiona Harris and Mike McLeish in conversation with Pia Miranda. 

    Thursday 26 August 2021, 5pm - 6pm on Zoom

    Bookings essential.

    Book now

    Makers and Creators
    Makers and Creators

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

    In July create a beautiful 3D heart made of tiny paper butterflies.

    Suitable for 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 artists 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 workshop)

    WorkshopSessionsDay/Date CommencesTimeFeeRegistration
    Patchwork and Quilting12Monday 14 June9am - 1pm$30Register
    Macramé Wall Hanging with Wood Shelf1Friday 30 July9.30am - 2.30pm$35Register
    Abstract Needlework3Friday 6 August9.30am - 12.30pm$30Register
    Macramé Feathers Wall Hanging1Sunday 29 August1pm - 4pm$30Register
    Pressed Flowers with Mixed Media3Friday 3 September9.30am - 12.30pm$30Register
    Patchwork and Quilting13Monday 6 September9am - 1pm$30Register
    Digital Typography Collage Using Adobe Photoshop1Wednesday 6 October9am - 4pm$12Register
    Writers in Residence at Rockingham Central Library - Don Gordon
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    Don Gordon, author of From Technocrat to Leader, will join us to talk about the foundations of leadership as well as his writing journey and adventures so far. Bookings open Monday 21 June. For adults 18+.

    Thursday 22 July 2021, 5.30pm - 6.30pm

    Bookings essential.

    Register to attend

    Golden Bay Pop Up Library
    Coastal Community Centre

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

    It will provide the community with job searching and resume assistance, Story Time for children under 6 years (Tuesdays 10.30am), toys for loan and access to limited IT services including printing for a small fee.

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

    For more information contact

    Thursday 15 July 2021 1pm-4pm
    Tuesday 3 August 20219am-12.30pm
    Thursday 19 August 20211pm-4pm
    Tuesday 7 September 20219am-12.30pm
    Thursday 16 September 20211pm-4pm
    Connect and Create at Mary Davies Library

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    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
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    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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