Library Events

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Felt Jewellery Workshop

example of felt flowers

In this two hour class, you will learn the art of wet felting and how to apply a range of techniques to create felted jewellery. You can craft felt balls, beads, rat-tails and flowers and turn these items into bracelets, brooches, earrings and necklaces. Further embellishments such as embroidery and needle felting will also be demonstrated.

This workshop is suitable for beginners and those with felting experience.

When: Tuesday 28 August, 1-3pm

Where: Art Workshop, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, CNR Baylis & Morrow Streets

Cost: $35

Bookings essential: reserve and pay for your spot here

Storytime

storytime photo

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

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 3 sessions (from 23 July to 29 September)

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

Book Launch - Rosalie Ham
The Year of the Farmer cover and author photo

Best-selling Australian author of The Dressmaker, Rosalie Ham is back with a brand new darkly satirical novel The Year of the Farmer, about the residents of a small country town battling the elements and one another.

Rosalie will visit Wagga Wagga City Library to launch this new book and hold an In Conversation with the library's own Peter Casey, discussing The Year of the Farmer, and other tidbits about life and writing.

We welcome you to attend this special opportunity, complementing your enjoyment with a glass of wine and finger food.

Where: Wagga Wagga City Library, Children’s Area

When: Thursday 4 October, 5:30pm

Cost: FREE

Bookings essential: bit.ly/rosaliewagga

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 Computer Skills (Two Week Course)

24/08/2018 - Introduction to Computers

31/08/2018 - Introduction to Internet Part 1 & 2

Intermediate Computer Skills (Two Week Course)

14/9/2018 - Introduction to Internet Part 1 & 2

21/9/2018 - Introduction to Email Part 1 & 2

Intermediate Computer Skills (Two Week Course)

5/10/2018 - Introduction to Internet Part 1 & 2

12/10/2018 - Introduction to Online shopping and Banking

Basic Android Skills (Two Week Course)

26/10/2018 - Introduction to Android tablets/smartphones

2/11/2018 - Android Q&A, Introduction to Seniors Card Website

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

Baby Bounce in September

Baby Bounce is a four week early literacy program for 0-12 month old babies and their carers. The program 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 or triplets.

Where: Wagga Wagga City Library, Downstairs level

When: Thursday, 6th Sept, 10:30am

Thursday 13th Sept, 10:30am

Thursday 20th Sept, 10:30am

Thursday 27th Sept, 10:30am

Cost: FREE

No bookings required

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

ANNUAL KNIT-IN Thursday 19 July 2018 10am - 2pm