Library Events

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

Summer school holiday sessions

Monday 11am – 12:30pm

Thursday 11am - 12:30pm

Term 1 sessions (from Monday 5th Feb)

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

School Holiday Programme - The Vegetable Plot

The Vegetable Plot are an award-winning bunch of roots musicians who have sprung from the underground on a radical mission: to get kids to fall in love with vegetables!

Join us for some delicious family entertainment - it's fun, fresh, funky and physical! Twist and sprout, turn up the beet, and rock out with your broc out!

Where: Wagga Wagga City Council Meeting Room

When: Thur 18th January 2018, 11am

Cost: FREE

Bookings essential - reserve your seats here

This event proudly supported by

logos for Friends of the Library etc.

School Holiday Programme - Family Movie Wednesday

Each Wednesday of the school holidays we'll be putting out plenty of comfy chairs and showing a family-friendly classic movie on our big screen in the downstairs Children's Area. Kids and adults are all welcome to come along and share in a mini-cinematic experience. Best of all, it's FREE!

Movies and dates: Despicable Me - 3rd Jan 2018

Up - 10th Jan 2018

Fantastic Mr. Fox - 17th Jan 2018

The Peanuts Movie - 24th Jan 2018

Time: 10:30am

Cost: FREE

No bookings required

The Epic

The Wagga Wagga City Library and Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre present:
THE EPIC
Written and Performed by Finn O'Branagáin + Scott Sandwich

The Epic is the theatre of way-out tales as told by two irreverent and passionate storytellers. Finn and Scott take us on a journey of the imagination from the cradle of civilisation to the story of the wooden horse, with heroes ranging from Gilgamesh to Vin Diesel. The Epic lovingly takes the stories you think you know and asks them to tell us another.

The Epic is slam poetry without too much earnestness, it’s storytelling without being condescending. It’s all the best bits out of our historical literature libraries mixed in with little bits of pop culture. The Epic is a comparative studies lecture if the teachers wanted to re-enact everything with wide eyes and flailing arms. It’s a political discussion about cultural appropriation and ownership that isn’t pointing fingers…

Dash back to the beginning as we retell and unpick myths, epic texts and really good stories from around the globe. There's something for everyone in this sparky adventure through time.

The Epic is fun. Some of the stories are outrageous, some are freaky, all of them are EPIC: these are amazing and strange stories you’ll be sharing long after the show.

Where: Wagga Wagga City Library, downstairs level

When: Sat April 28th, 7:30pm

Cost: All tickets $30

Duration: 70 minutes (no interval)

Bookings essential - purchase tickets here

Travelling Display - May Gibbs: Celebrating 100 Years

portrait of May Gibbs and illustrations of gumnut babies

It’s 100 years since May Gibbs’ adorable characters found their way into the homes and hearts of Australians, and here at the library we are celebrating with a free travelling display featuring May Gibbs’ iconic artwork, from 22 December 2017 until 12 January 2018.

May Gibbs was Australia's first full-time, professionally-trained children's book author and illustrator, and this display features reproductions of some of her most beloved characters, including the gumnut babies and the brothers Snugglepot and Cuddlepie.

The display also explores how the Great War influenced Gibbs' work, including the little-known series of postcards and bookmarks featuring her popular characters, designed to be sent to soldiers overseas.

Where: Wagga Wagga City Library, upstairs level

When: Fri Dec 22nd 2017 - Fri Jan 12th 2018

Cost: FREE

No bookings required

Strays and Waifs

strays

It's time to give some literary love! Are you looking to form a book club, or hoping to fill a gap in an existing club? Then come to STRAYS AND WAIFS at the library.

You can meet like-minded readers, swap preferred days and times, and enjoy a little wine and cheese. How civilised can one evening get?

Where: Wagga Wagga City Library - Community Learning Space

When: Mon Jan 22nd, 5:30pm

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

Storytime will return ... Wed Jan 31st 2018

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

Baby Bounce

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, 1st March, 10:30am

Thursday 8th March, 10:30am

Thursday 15th March, 10:30am

Thursday 22nd March, 10:30am

Cost: FREE

No bookings required

Please note: Baby Bounce will also take place in September (Thurs 6, 13, 20, 27)

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

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

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 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