Library Events

Book Launch - Prodigal daughter by Jane Carter

Narrandera author Jane Carter launches her brand-new novel Prodigal Daughter, a tale of rural life and family bonds under strain, here at the library this September.

Twenty years ago, in a hot-headed rage, Diana Crawford left the family farm to build a new life in London. Now, following her husband’s fatal accident and unable to find respite from the barrage of guilt-inducing and heartrending memories at every turn, she runs to the one place she feels Charlie’s ghost can’t follow her: Mog’s Hill, the Crawford family farm in New South Wales. There, among the smell of lanolin, the dust of the sheep yards and the beauty of the land, Diana hopes she can regain her strength and put her life, as well as those of her three shell-shocked kids, back on track. But home isn’t as she remembers, and her return cracks open old family wounds.

Jane Carter started writing ten years ago. Before that, she went from being a production assistant for Film Australia to mustering sheep on her husband’s property, raising five kids, and helping to run their livestock trucking company.

Moving in 2016 to Narrandera, she and her husband are following their dream and breeding Corriedale sheep.

Join us in launching Jane's new novel, and help support Australian literature and a local author.

Where: Wagga Wagga City Library, Downstairs level

When: Thursday, 21st September, 5:30pm

Cost: FREE

Book signings and purchases available. 

Reserve your seats here

Travelbugs - Mobile Mini-Beasts

Bug asking "Mind if I bug you?"

PLEASE NOTE: This event takes place at the Senior Citizens Centre, Tarcutta St, Wagga Wagga.

Jacqui Love just loves BUGS! Formerly a Senior Zookeeper at Sydney's Taronga Zoo, Jacqui has a passion for mini-beasts that is infectious. Her workshops offer a hands-on introduction to the world of creepy crawlies, perfect for the little scientist in your family.

Your child will have the chance learn all about the huge lives of Australia’s fantastic mini-beasts, plus the opportunity to handle them.

Workshop participants must be aged 5-12 years to attend.

Where: Senior Citizens Centre, Tarcutta St, Wagga Wagga

When: Wednesday, 27th September

Times: 10:30am - 11:30am OR 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Cost: $10 per participant

Bookings essential. Reserve and pay for tickets here.

Whimsical, wacky and weird stories told by young writers and illustrators in Wagga Wagga​

Join Author Katrien Pickles as she explores The Land of 'W' in a creative writing and illustrating workshop.

Katrien penned the picture book Georgina and Dad the Dragon, which was recently translated into Korean! English Teacher Kathy Needham will join Katrien for the session.

Don't miss this opportunity to encourage the young writer in your life. Selected work created in this workshop will be exhibited in the Eastern Riverina Arts Window Gallery in December 2017.

Suitable for children aged 10 and over.

Where: Wagga Wagga City Library, Community Learning Space

When: Friday, October 6th

Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Cost: FREE

Bookings essential. Reserve your seats here

Let's Talk About Mental Health

A free talk with Jeremy Godwin, author of Mental Illness Sucks! (But It's Not The End Of The World)

Let's face it: mental illness sucks. The good news is that it's not the end of the world. Come and hear Cootamundra-based author Jeremy Godwin talk about his new book, which is full of practical ways that you or your loved ones can survive and thrive in spite of mentall illness. This free talk runs for 45-50 minutes and there will be a Q&A session at the end.

Signed copies of Jeremy's new book will be available for purchase on the day for just $15 (cash and cards accepted).

Where: Wagga Wagga City Library, Downstairs level

When: Friday, October 6th

Time: 5:30pm

Cost: FREE

Bookings essential. Reserve your 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.

PLEASE NOTE: Language Café does not operate during the school holidays (Sat Sept 23rd - Sun Oct 8th)

Where: Wagga Wagga City Library - Community Learning Space

When: resuming Monday 9th October

Every Monday 11am – 12noon

Thursday 11am – 12noon

Saturday 11am – 12noon

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

People Seeking Asylum - Join the conversation

Red Cross presenters before a whiteboard

Who are the people seeking asylum, what situations do they face and what does Australia have to do with it?

Come, join the conversation and an engaging workshop with the Australian Red Cross, helping to answer these questions.

Where: Wagga Wagga City Library, Downstairs level

When: Thursday, October 12th

Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Cost: FREE   Nibbles and refreshments provided afterwards.

Bookings essential. (02) 6296 9700 or email wcl@wagga.nsw.gov.au

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, 31st August, 10:30am

Thursday 7th September, 10:30am

Thursday 14th September, 10:30am

Thursday 21st September, 10:30am

Cost: FREE

No bookings required

giilanggalang (many stories)

Some pictures of the artwork


As part of NAIDOC week, giilanggalang is returning to Wagga City Library. If you weren't able to enjoy this exhibition last year, come and engage with these varied representations of contemporary Aboriginal arts practice in our region.

Featuring the work of more than twenty artists working on a miniature scale, this unique display can be viewed inside our main entrance until Friday 4th August.

School groups are invited to view the exhibition from Monday 17th July: please contact the library to book a session on 6926 9700 or email wcl@wagga.nsw.gov.au

Where: Wagga Wagga City Library

When: from Monday 3rd July

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.

TSS

Every second Friday you can join one of our small, friendly, group training sessions, learn new skills to get connected, and take the first steps to becoming tech savvy.

Topics covered include basic introductions to Android tablets or iPads, general internet skills, and social media or online shopping for those looking for a more advanced class. See below for dates and particular topics.

Where: Wagga Wagga City Library, Community Learning Space

Due to high demand, all our 2017 sessions are full. We are now taking expressions of interest for 2018.

All classes run from 10:30am - 12:30pm 

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

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 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

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

Thursday 21 September 10am - 2pm

Thursday 16 November 10am - 2pm

Thursday 18 January 2018 10am - 2pm

Thursday 15 March 2018 10am - 2pm

Thursday 17 May 2018 10am - 2pm

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