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Book Launch: The Skinny Girl
Part of The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign
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
Liza Picciolo, Wagga Family Support Services
ph: 0419 226 281
Samantha Mulkurti, Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Services
ph: 0438 751 211
NaNoWriMo – Write a Novel in November
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
Film Screening: BPM (Beats per Minute)
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 email@example.com
Fabric Star-Making Workshop
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
Bookings Essential: http://bit.ly/wwcl_fabricstars
Book Launch: Gabrielle Chan
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
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL. Reserve your free seats here
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
Come to one session, or as many as you like. Please note: no bookings required
For any enquiries, phone 6926 9700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Language Café is supported by the Friends of the Wagga Wagga City Library
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!
Tech Savvy Seniors
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
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 email@example.com
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giilanggalang (many stories)
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.
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