Library Events

Author Talk: Jenny Old

Jenny Old

In this vast empty landscape Jenny Old battled drought, flood, fire and cyclones. This extraordinary story of one indomitable Australian woman is told in her own words with skill and humour.

McAllister, the story of Jenny Old's amazing life in the outback, will captivate and enthrall.

Where: Community Learning Space, Wagga Wagga City Library

When: Friday, 30th September, 5.30pm – 6.30pm

Cost: Free

Bookings essential: 02 6926 9700 or

Light refreshments provided. Copies of McAllister available for purchase, $30 ea or 2 for $50.

School Holiday Activities


It can be a real challenge for parents to find something creative and social for kids to do over the holidays, something that doesn't involve staring passively at a screen for hours. For bonus points, it should be weatherproof and affordable, too.

That's why the library offers, every day of the school holidays in the Children's Area, a range of board games, puzzles, arts and craft activities, and X Box Kinect games (that's the one where you jump about a lot).

We vary what's on offer throughout the fortnight, so feel free to visit more than once. What's more, it's all free!

Where: Wagga Wagga City Library, Children's Area

When: during opening hours, Sat Sep 24th - Sat Oct 8th

Cost: FREE

No bookings required

Book Launch: Janet Venn-Brown A Life in Art

by Dr Peter Manning

a life in art

Australian painter Janet Venn-Brown has led an extraordinary life. Moving to Rome in the early 1960s, she joined a circle of intellectuals and artists, began exhibiting her work, and fell in love with Palestinian activist Wael Zuaiter.

Zuaiter's murder by Mossad in 1972 changed Venn-Brown's life, bringing Palestinian activism to the forefront of her next four decades.

Dr Peter Manning's richly illustrated book celebrates Venn-Brown's life and her work: forty years in Rome, her artistic successes and experiments, her political engagement and travels in the Middle East, and her return to Australia in 2011.

Where: Wagga City Library

When: Nov 26th, 2pm

Cost: FREE

Note: Copies of the book will be available for purchase.



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

Knittin' 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, 17th November, 10am-2pm 

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

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 October 7: Introduction to the Internet (Basic) - Cancelled

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

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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: 

Dates: Saturday, 24th September

Where: Community Learning Space

When: 10am1pm

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