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You are invited to explore, listen to and transcribe the voices of Wagga Wagga

North Wagga's "We shall not be moved" sign

Powered by the State Library of NSW, Amplify delivers audio material from a number of cultural institutions across New South Wales, and Wagga Wagga City Library is proud to be among the first four NSW public libraries to join the partnership.

These oral histories, many of which have been preserved digitally from their original format, are being delivered online for the first time, paired with machine-generated transcripts.

At Amplify, you can explore hours of fascinating interviews that capture Australian life, people and history. You can also help enrich these important cultural documents by correcting any errors in the transcripts you may find as you listen along.

Find the voices of Wagga Wagga here.

Book Launch: The Skinny Girl

Part of The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign

Author S.M. Matthews

From 25 November to 10 December, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world.

This year Wagga Family Support Services and the Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service are presenting a book launch and information session to raise awareness of the 16 Days of Activism and the important issue of violence against women.

The Skinny Girl is S. M. Matthews’ first adult novel. Although this is a work of fiction, it is based on interviews, research and published works. Raw, powerful and thought-provoking, The Skinny Girl explores the topic of domestic violence through a relationship between shy Daisy Croucher and popular pub local Jeff Singleton. The novel discusses the ways attitudes, values, and culture contribute to abuse, and the path to change.

The funds raised on the day from book sales will help to support women and children experiencing domestic violence, to remain living where they choose and have the violent person leave.

Where: Wagga Wagga City Council, Council Meeting Room

When: Thursday 22 November, 12:30pm

RSVP:

Liza Picciolo, Wagga Family Support Services

ph: 0419 226 281

liza@waggafamilysupport.org.au

Samantha Mulkurti, Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Services

ph: 0438 751 211

samantha@waggafamilysupport.org.au

Supported by Wagga Wagga Family Support Services, Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Services, Linden Place Child Sexual Assault Counselling Service

Supported by Wagga Wagga City Library, Domestic Violence Liason Committee

NaNoWriMo – Write a Novel in November

man surrounded by flying papers

This is your invite to write! Join us to celebrate National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)

NaNoWriMo is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. 

On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30. Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel.

Bonus: if you take part in NaNoWriMo, not only will you be joining an international writing phenomenon but you can also participate in four weekly Write Nights at the Wagga Wagga City Library.

Hang out with your fellow writers to discuss your novel ideas, write with friends, try out writing exercises, procrasto-chat, or do whatever you feel like you need to do to get that novel down! Write Nights will help you refine your characters, spark your creative ideas, shape your settings and plot your epic story!

Stay energised and enthused on your journey to writing your novel. Join the novel-nerds this November.

Places are limited. Sign up here!

Where: Wagga Wagga City Library, Community Learning Space

When: Mondays in November - Mon 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th

Time: 4pm - 6pm

Cost: FREE

Film Screening: BPM (Beats per Minute)

young man leaping with joy

World AIDS Day, held on 1 December each year, raises awareness across the world about the issues surrounding HIV and AIDS. It is a day for people to show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.

You can support the Red Ribbon Appeal and help to end HIV with a gold coin donation at the screening of the international award-winning film BPM (Beats Per Minute).  

This incredible film showcases the story of ACT UP in Paris, whose members embraced the battle for those affected by HIV/AIDS with bold, unapologetic actions.

BPM is the Recipient of the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Foreign Film, the European Film Award for Best Editor and winner of Seven César Awards including Best Film.

“This film has what its title implies: a heartbeat. It is full of cinematic life.” - The Guardian

Where: Wagga Wagga City Library

When: Friday 30 November

Time:  6pm – 8:30pm

Cost: Gold coin donation to the Red Ribbon Appeal

Running time: 142 MINS

Please note: BPM is rated MA15+, and is in French with English subtitles

Bookings essential: call Tyson on 0417 915 719 or email tarapali@acon.org.au

Fabric Star-Making Workshop

examples of decorations

Looking for a low-cost, unique gift, or a simple but eye-catching way to decorate your home? Come along to our workshop, and enjoy the satisfaction of being able to say you made it yourself!

The class is suitable for all levels of experience, even those who've never stitched before. All materials will be supplied, and your host will be the wonderful Tracey Luhrs.

Where: Wagga City Library, Community Learning Space

When: Tuesday 4 December 2018

Time: 10.30am-12.30pm

Cost: $20

Bookings Essential: http://bit.ly/wwcl_fabricstars

Book Launch: Gabrielle Chan
Author portrait and cover of Rusted Off

Why are we so fed up with politics?

Why are formerly rusted-on country voters deserting major parties in greater numbers than their city cousins?

Can ordinary people teach us more about the way forward for government?

Telling the story of Australia as it is today, Gabrielle Chan has gone hyper-local. In Rusted Off, she looks to her own rural community’s main street for answers to the big questions driving voters.

In 1996 - the year that Pauline Hanson entered parliament - Gabrielle, the city-born daughter of a Chinese migrant, moved to a sheep and wheat farm in country New South Wales. Rusted Off is her fresh take on an old rural narrative, informed by class and culture, belonging and broadband, committees and cake stalls, rural recession and reconciliation.

Gabrielle recounts conversations with her fellow residents - people who have no lobby group in Canberra - and describes communities that are forsaking the political process to move ahead of government.

“The definitive account of life on the other side of city-country divide. Written with a soft heart and a hard head, this is one of the most important books about Australia today.” - George Megalogenis

Where: Wagga Wagga City Library, downstairs area

When: Tue Nov 20, 5:30pm

Cost: FREE

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL. Reserve your free seats here

Language Café

A friendly English language class

Come and practise your English language conversation skills in a friendly environment at our Language Café. Light refreshments are provided.

Where: Wagga Wagga City Library - Community Learning Space

Term 4 sessions (from 15 October to 22 December)

Monday 11am – 12:30pm

Thursday 11am - 12:30pm

Saturday 11am - 12:30pm

Cost: FREE

Come to one session, or as many as you like. Please note: no bookings required

For any enquiries, phone 6926 9700 or email wcl@wagga.nsw.gov.au

The Language Café is supported by the Friends of the Wagga Wagga City Library

Storytime

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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 some baby chicks!

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

Tech Savvy Seniors Younger woman and older woman at computer together

Learn how to make the most of your laptop, tablet or smartphone in a small, friendly class environment.

Some of our Tech Savvy Seniors classes are now combined into short courses which allow you to build your skills over two consecutive weeks.

Basic iPad Skills (Two Week Course)

16/11/2018 - Introduction to IPads/iPhones

23/11/2018 - iPad Q&A, Introduction to Seniors Card Website

Single Week Courses

7/12/2018 - Introduction to Social Media Part 1 & 2

14/12/2018 - Sharing Photos and Attachments

Cost: FREE

Please bring your own device and make sure that it is fully charged.

The library can provide laptops or tablets if necessary, although we strongly recommend bringing your own to increase familiarity with the technology.

All sessions run from 10:30 – 12:30 on these Fridays.

Bookings and further details: 6926 9700 or wcl@wagga.nsw.gov.au

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giilanggalang (many stories)

Some pictures of the artwork


During NAIDOC week, giilanggalang returned to Wagga City Library, following its NSW tour. Featuring the work of more than twenty artists working on a miniature scale, this unique display can be viewed in our downstairs Youth Area.

Come and engage with these varied representations of contemporary Aboriginal arts practice in our region.

Where: Wagga Wagga City Library, downstairs Youth Area

This exhibition is supported by the NSW Government through the Aboriginal Regional Arts Fund and is a partnership between Eastern Riverina Arts and Riverina Regional Library.

Knittin' Group

knittin' club

The Knittin' Group is a group of committed community members who knit and crochet throughout the year for charity. They meet bimonthly on the 3rd Thursday. New members are welcome.

Upcoming Dates

15 November 2018 10am-2pm

17 January 2019 10am-2pm

21 March 2019 10am-2pm

16 May 2019 10am-2pm

ANNUAL KNIT-IN Thursday 18 July 2019 10am - 2pm