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science banner whiteNeural Knitworks

We need your help to knit an enormous number of neurons for an art installation in National Science Week in August!


Whether you're a whiz with yarn, or just discovering the joy of craft, Neural Knitworks invites you to crochet, knit, or knot lots and lots of textile neurons. Your creations will be joined with others to weave a sculptural knitted 'neural network'. No knitting experience is required and people of all ages can participate.


While you're knitting at one of our Neural Knitwork events, and your own neurons are firing away in your brain, you'll be forming a network of social connections with fellow knitters. You can keep your mind sharp, engaged and healthy, and help raise awareness of mind and brain health in the community.

Where: Wagga Wagga City Library - Community Learning Space

Dates:  Saturday July 23rd, 1-3pm.

NOTE: If you can't attend, but you'd still like to contribute to the installation, please donate your crafty neurons to the Wagga Wagga City Library. Find a pdf of scientifically informed knitting patterns here.

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scinemaScinema International Science Film Festival

SCINEMA International Science Film Festival showcases not only the best, but also the diversity of science films from across the globe.

From drama to documentaries, animations or epic natural history, Scinema are passionate about the power of the moving image to tell stories about the world, how it works, and our place in it.

More info and film listing at SCINEMA.

Film screenings at the library take place throughout National Science Week. Call 6926 9700 or email wcl@wagga.nsw.gov.au for more details.

SCINEMA is presented by Australia's Science Channel and supported by BBC Knowledge and Hostworks.

Where: Wagga Wagga City Library - Community Learning Space

When: Mon Aug 15th - Fri Aug 19th, 12noon - 1:30pm

Cost: FREE

Bookings essential: 02 6926 9700 or wcl@wagga.nsw.gov.au

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science banner whiteMy Place in Space: An Evening Stargazing

This family friendly event offers something for everyone. Join Michael Maher, from the Wagga Wagga Observatory, and you'll have the opportunity to star gaze through a state of the art telescope!

Michael will share his extensive knowledge of the night sky. Bring along your own telescope or use one of ours to observe and share our southern skies.

NOTE: In the case of inclement weather this event will be rescheduled for Tuesday 23 August.

Where: Wagga Wagga City Library, forecourt

When: Tuesday, August 16 2016, 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Cost: FREE

Bookings essential: 02 6926 9700 or wcl@wagga.nsw.gov.au

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science banner whiteKitchen Science Storytime

Are your pre-schoolers into science experiments? Do they like getting a little bit messy? Then we have the perfect program for you! Kitchen Science Storytime, where the experiments are not just fun – they're full of learning too. Come along and discover there's a young scientist in all of us.

Apart from the fun, there are many benefits for young kids learning about science. Science teaches youngsters a combination of skills for life, such as problem-solving, researching, patience and perseverance. It also encourages children to be inquisitive, ask questions and ponder possible solutions.

Where: Wagga Wagga City Library - Children's Area

When: Wed Aug 17th & Fri Aug 19th, 10am - 12noon

Cost: FREE

Bookings NOT required

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NOTE: This event takes place at the Wagga Wagga Marketplace.

Wanted, for immediate eradication, in Wagga Wagga and surrounds: 

knapweedBlack knapweed,

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 silverleafand Silverleaf nightshade (to name but a few).

It's time to get tough! Tough On Weeds! Join Wagga Wagga City Council Vegetation Management Officer Matthew McGrath as he showcases the new NSW Government WeedWise app, and demonstrates how to combat weeds on your own patch of turf.

Download the WeedWise app here for Android, and here for iOS

Where: Wagga Wagga Marketplace - just outside Big W

When: Thur Aug 18th, from 3pm & 5pm

Cost: FREE

Bookings NOT required

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science banner whiteThe Scientwists Fizzle & Pop Show

NOTE: This event takes place at the Wagga Wagga Marketplace.

The Scientwists Fizzle & Pop Show is full of amazing science demonstrations, with a WOW factor designed to engage young people. Enjoy a mix of fun, noise, explosions and scientific explanations, and celebrate National Science Week at the Wagga Wagga Marketplace, proudly sponsored by the Wagga Wagga City Library. The programme is suitable for children of primary school age and their families. Be there and be square, right outside BIG W.

Who are the Scientwists?

The Scientwists are a group of people super passionate about science and science communication. The Scientwists believe that science is the single best way of understanding, appreciating, and wondering at the incredible universe all around us. They are committed to showing anyone who will listen how amazing our universe really is.

Where: Wagga Wagga Marketplace - just outside Big W

When: Thur Aug 18th, 4pm & 6pm (duration 1 hr)

Cost: FREE

Bookings NOT required

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Tech Savvy Seniors

Join one of our small, friendly, group training sessions where you can learn new skills to get connected and take the first steps to becoming tech savvy.

Friday July 29: Introduction to iPads

Friday August 12: Introduction to Online Shopping

Friday August 26: Introduction to Online Banking

Friday September 9: Introduction to Android Tablets

Friday September 23: Introduction to Social Media

Friday October 7: Introduction to the Internet (Basic)

Friday October 14: Introduction to Computers (Basic)

Friday October 28: Introduction to iPads

Where: Wagga Wagga City Library, Community Learning Space

Time: 10.30am (Class duration approx 2 hours)

Bookings essential: 02 6926 9700 or wcl@wagga.nsw.gov.au

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Knitting Group

The Knittin' Group is comprised of committed community members who knit and crochet throughout the year for charity. They meet bimonthly on the 3rd Thursday. Contributions of wool for this group will be kindly accepted at the library. New members are welcome. 

Where: Wagga Wagga City Library, Children's Area

When: Thursday 15th September, 10am-2pm

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Baby Bounce in September

This is a four week early literacy programme for 0-12 month old babies and their carers.

The programme 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, triplets etc).

Where: Wagga Wagga City Library, Children's Area

When: first four Thursdays in September - 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd, 10.30am

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Little Bang Discovery Club

Little Bang Discovery Club is a four week membership-only program. The aim of the program is to instill confidence in asking and answering questions, through a series of hands-on science-based educational workshops and home activities.

This program is designed for children aged 5-8 and an accompanying adult.

Cost: $35 (includes admission to workshops and Little Bang Discovery Kit)

When: Thursdays 13/10, 20/10, 27/10, 3/11, 4:30-5:30pm
Where: Museum of the Riverina, Historic Council Chambers

Bookings Essential: 02 6926 9700 or wcl@wagga.nsw.gov.au

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Flying Free

The Wagga Wagga Group of the Embroiderers' Guild of NSW (WWEGS to their friends) will be setting up in the library on the first Friday of every month, from 10am - 12noon. And what will they embroider? All sorts of birds, in all sorts of ways, to make for sale at their upcoming exhibition in October, with proceeds going to the Wagga Women's Health Centre.

But wait - here's the best part! WWEGS would like to open this activity up to ANYBODY who wants to join in. They will provide the fabric, needles and threads, and you can stitch a bird yourself, in any shape or form. Feel free to put in a stitch, stuff a wing, attach a feather, or make a whole bird - as much or as little as you want.

Where: Wagga Wagga City Library - upstairs, Newspapers Area

When: 1st Friday of the month (beginning Friday 1st April, 10am - 12 noon, until October

Cost: FREE

No bookings required

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Storytime


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 a guinea pig!

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
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RMS Safer Drivers Courses

NRMA Safer Driving School are running RMS Safer Drivers Courses in our library throughout the year. Check out the NRMA website for more info, and to book: http://www.nrmasaferdriving.com.au/safer-drivers-course.htm 

Dates: Saturday 30 July - 10.00am
Saturday 13 August - 10.00am
Saturday 27 August - 10.00am
Saturday 10 September - 10.00am
Saturday 24 September - 10.00am

Where: Community Learning Space

When: 10am1pm