Library Events

Henna Workshop

Culture Club @ your library

henna workshop

Yes, henna - the famous natural plant dye used since antiquity for temporarily staining and decorating your skin, hair, or even your fingernails.

Culture Club is bringing their henna workshop to the library for one morning only, Saturday, October 29th. The workshop is FREE, and morning tea will be provided. Come along and get decorated!

Culture Club aims to encourage community harmony and build relationships between all cultural communities. It organises and runs monthly activities and events that incorporate ideas from the diverse cultures within our Wagga Wagga community. Over 40 cultural committees have been involved so far.

Where: Wagga Wagga City Library - Community Learning Space

When: Saturday, October 29th, 10am - 12 noon

Cost: FREE - Morning Tea provided

Enquiries: 6921 6666 or


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The Great War in Great Outlines

The History of the First World War

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The Belgian Department for Foreign Affairs, in partnership with the Belgian National Institute for Veterans and Victims of War, has designed and commissioned a travelling exhibition, “The Great War in Great Outlines”, that will tour in Australia in 2016 and 2017, commemorating the 100th anniversary of many of the events it depicts.

“The Great War in Great Outlines” tells the story of the First World War on an international, Belgian and local level. It covers the main themes, the major battlefields, and the key moments of this conflict, while also shedding light on a number of lesser-known episodes.

Many Australians have family members who fought in Belgium in the First World War. This exhibition's arrival in Wagga aims to connect two countries through a common common history and shared respect for the fallen.

Where: Wagga Wagga City Library

When: Official Opening, Saturday, November 5th, 10:30am

Bookings Essential for the Official Opening: 02 6926 9700 or

Exhibition Closing Date: Friday, December 2nd

Cost: FREE

“The Great War in Great Outlines – the history of the First World War” is a Belgian Department for Foreign Affairs exhibition.

WWI Centenary Talk: The Battle of Fromelles

by Lieutenant Colonel Peter Sweeney RFD (Ret.)


Wagga Wagga City Library is delighted to be hosting historian Peter Sweeney on the eve of Remembrance Day for his special military history presentation, "The Battle of Fromelles".

"The centenary of that battle occurred in July of this year and remains the occasion of the largest loss of life in twenty-four hours in all of Australia's history," Mr Sweeney says.

Peter joined the Australian Army Reserve as an Officer Cadet in 1966, and served for thirty-five years as an infantry officer, rising through the ranks until he officially retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2000. He has travelled to a number of historical battlefields across the world, including Gallipoli, Isandlwana, Rorke's Drift, Pearl Harbor and Normandy.

Peter has also, as a member of the United Kingdoms' Guild of Battlefield Guides, led historical tours to the significant Australian battle grounds of Gallipoli, Fromelles, Villers-Bretonneux, Poziers, and Polygon Wood.

Join us for this informative and stirring presentation, commemorating a significant anniversary in Australian military history.

Where: Wagga Wagga City Library, Children's Area

When: Thursday, November 10th, 5:45pm for a 6pm start

Cost: FREE

Bookings Essential: 02 6926 9700 or

Book Launch: Janet Venn-Brown A Life in Art

by Dr Peter Manning

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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

Bookings Essential: 02 6926 9700 or

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 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, 22nd November, Saturday, 5th November

Where: Community Learning Space

When: 10am1pm

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