Library Events

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Neural 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 2nd, 1-3pm. Saturday July 23rd

School Holiday Family Events: 

Dates: Tuesday July 5th, 10am-12pm, Tuesday July 12th 10am-12pm

This uses a no-knit pattern to craft neurons, suitable for primary or high school children. 

Children must be accompanied by an adult and bookings are essential for these special holiday events.

Exhibition: Wagga Wagga Art Gallery E-3 Space, August 15th-21st

Expressions of interest: 6926 9700 or wcl@wagga.nsw.gov.au

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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Tech Savvy Seniors: Introduction to the Internet Part 2

Seniors are invited to an information session focusing on topics such as navigating the internet, using tabs and favourites, downloading, watching videos and listening to music.

When: Friday 1st July, 10:30-12:30

Where: Wagga Wagga City Library Community Learning Space

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

Participants encouraged to bring own laptop or tablet, the library can provide devices if required.

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stitched birds 

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, 10.00am - 12.00 noon, until October

Cost: FREE

No bookings required

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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: 6926 9700 or wcl@wagga.nsw.gov.au

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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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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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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, Community Learning Space

When: 10am-2pm

Upcoming Dates: 21st July 2016

Safer Driving

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 2nd July - 10am, Tuesday 12 July - 10.00am
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