Library Events

Tech Savvy Seniors

Younger woman and older woman at computer together

On selected Friday mornings 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.

Bring your own phone, tablet or laptop, or ask to use a library device.

Where: Wagga Wagga City Library, Community Learning Space

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

Feb 08: Introduction to iPads and iPhones
Feb 22: Introduction to Android tablets and phones

Mar 08: Introduction to the Internet Part 1
Mar 22: Introduction to the Internet Part 2

Apr 05: Introduction to iPads and iPhones

May 17: Sharing Photos and other Attachments
May 31: Introduction to Social Media (Facebook and Twitter)

Jun 14: Q&A troubleshooting for iPads and iPhones
Jun 28: Q&A troubleshooting for Android tablets and phones

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL. Phone 6926 9700 or email wcl@wagga.nsw.gov.au

NEW: try our Tech Savvy Seniors Participant Survey!

Free Italian Classes at the Library

a cool blue vespa

Come and learn to speak glorious Italian with Toni Comerford, in two separate four-week courses: one designed for kids, and the other for adults.

Toni Comerford lives in Wagga Wagga and is from a highly multicultural family. Her interest in teaching the Italian language began 8 years ago, when she started to learn Italian in order to teach her own children.

Since then Toni has undertaken studies in Italian through the University of New England and is currently studying to be certified by the University of Siena.

Kids' Course, for ages 6-12 - An Introduction to Italy and and basic language through fun and games

Basic phrases and greetings
Counting
Italian Games
Italian songs
Colours
How to ask for things from the Italian shopkeeper

Adult Course - for those with a desire to travel to Italy one day

History of the Italian language
Greetings
Numbers
Asking for things in Italian
Asking for directions in Italian
Shopping in Italy

Where: Wagga Wagga City Library, Community Learning Space

When: Sat 9th Feb, Sat 16th Feb, Sat 23rd Feb and Sat 2nd March.

Times: Kids 1:30-2:30pm, Adults 2:45-3:45pm

Cost: FREE

Places are limited so bookings are essential. Phone 6926 9700 or email wcl@wagga.nsw.gov.au

Library Love Stories Competition

Library Love Stories Competition

Have you always wanted to write a short story? Why not enter the Australian Library & Information Association (ALIA) writing competition?

Send in a story of 200 words or less written from the prompt 'there was love to be found in the library'.

Submissions are open to everyone and should be sent through in a word or basic text document in a standard font and size. Submissions are due by 5:00pm AEDT on 21 February 2019. Please email entries to media@alia.org.au or post to 9-11 Napier Close, Deakin 2600.

Winners will be chosen at the sole discretion of ALIA and will be notified by early May. By entering into the competition you agree to give ALIA the right to publish the work in its entirety for promotional purposes online and in print. Copyright of the work remains with the author. For full terms and conditions please visit ALIA 

Summer Reading Club: Curious Creatures

From real creatures to the imagined, actual to mythological, microscopic to mega fauna, and Australia's marvellous marsupials to all the classification of Animalia in between, this summer children and young people will be encouraged to explore and connect with a curiousity of creatures.

Read as many books as you can over the summer holidays to keep your brain active, and discover new authors and illustrators.

Every time you borrow, place your borrowing slip into the entry box for your chance to win one of our three fantastic prizes.

If you are in primary school, head into the Wagga Wagga City Library from December 17 for your FREE Summer Reading Showbag.

The Summer Reading Club website has fun online activities, reading suggestions and national competitions for all ages.

Baby Bounce

Woman outside holding superbaby aloft

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: TUESDAYS in March:

Tuesday 5th March, 10:30am

Tuesday 12th March, 10:30am

Tuesday 19th March, 10:30am

Tuesday 26th March, 10:30am

Cost: FREE

No bookings required

Amplify

You are invited to explore, listen to and transcribe the voices of Wagga Wagga

North Wagga's "We shall not be moved" sign

Powered by the State Library of NSW, Amplify delivers audio material from a number of cultural institutions across New South Wales, and Wagga Wagga City Library is proud to be among the first four NSW public libraries to join the partnership.

These oral histories, many of which have been preserved digitally from their original format, are being delivered online for the first time, paired with machine-generated transcripts.

At Amplify, you can explore hours of fascinating interviews that capture Australian life, people and history. You can also help enrich these important cultural documents by correcting any errors in the transcripts you may find as you listen along.

Find the voices of Wagga Wagga 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.

Where: Wagga Wagga City Library - Community Learning Space

2019 sessions (from 14 January to 6 April)

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

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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

21 March 2019 10am-2pm

16 May 2019 10am-2pm

ANNUAL KNIT-IN Thursday 18 July 2019 10am - 2pm

Storytime will return ...  Jan 30, 2019

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