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One Book One Wagga - 
The Eye of the Sheep

Winner, Miles Franklin Literary Award 2015

"A sparkling, heartfelt wonder" - Emily Maguire, author of Fishing for Tigers

"It is quite a feat to write characters with such nuance." - Louise Swinn, The Australian

"By getting inside Jimmy's mind, and showing what an amazing place it is, a book like this goes a long way toward explaining what a library of textbooks could not." - Anne Susskind, Sydney Morning Herald

It's time to get reading, Wagga, and time to book your table in May! This year's One Book One Wagga selection is The Eye of the Sheep, winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award for 2015, and there are dozens of copies waiting on our shelves for you, right now.

The Eye of the Sheep is the story of Jimmy Flick, and Jimmy is not like other kids. He does things differently, he see things differently, and through his unique perspective the reader comes to know Paula, Jimmy's asthmatic mother, and Gav, Jimmy's alcoholic father. As the story unfolds, even though Laguna's novel deals with the ugliness of domestic violence, Jimmy's special voice and insights tell the tale with wonder, lyricism, and hope. 

Sofie Laguna will be a special guest at the One Book One Wagga Gala Dinner, in May. There'll be food, drink, a lively literary chat, and questions invited from the audience. Book your table now, to avoid disappointment!

One Book One Wagga Gala Dinner

Where: Mirage Room, Wagga RSL

When: Friday, May 27th, 7pm

Cost: $50

NOTE: BOOKINGS FOR THIS EVENT HAVE NOW CLOSED

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Sue Liu 

Author Visit - Accidental Aid Worker

Like many of us, Sydney author Sue Liu wanted to help people she'd never met, after the devastating 2004 tsunami in South East Asia.

She took action, beginning with volunteer work in Trincomalee, in the north east of Sri Lanka, where a civil war was raging. This began her 10-year obsession with helping people in need.

Come and hear Sue tell of how she galvanized her community and teamed up with a tour guide and a Catholic priest, all while struggling with her own mid-life crisis, family struggles, and chronic depression.

Oh, and if you're wondering, her enormous Burmese cat (pictured, left) is named Moet. No, we don't know yet if Moet is coming.


Where: Wagga Wagga City Library, Community Learning Space

When: Monday June 6th, 5:30pm

Cost: FREE

Bookings essential: 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, 10.00am - 12.00 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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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: 19th May 2016

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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 4th June - 10am
Saturday 18th June - 10am

Where: Community Learning Space

When: 10am1pm