One Book One Wagga Gala Dinner
One Book One Wagga 2019 concludes in style with a three-course gala dinner featuring Scrublands author Chris Hammer.
Australian author Chris Hammer was a journalist for more than 30 years, dividing his time between covering Australian federal politics and international affairs. His career included many years as a roving correspondent for Dateline and senior political journalist for The Age.
His first book The River (non-fiction) was the recipient of the ACT Book of the Year Award in 2010. His journey through the Murray-Darling Basin and time spent in the Riverina while researching The River inspired the setting for Scrublands.
Join Chris for a conversation about his career in journalism, transition to novelist, and Scrublands, his first work of fiction, proudly organised by the Wagga Wagga City Library.
When: Fri 24 May, 6:45pm
Where: Rules Club Wagga Wagga - cnr Fernleigh Rd & Glenfield Road
Cost: $60. Groups of 10 or more - $55 each
Bookings are essential. Tickets available through the Wagga Civic Theatre.
Please note: the final step in the ticket purchasing process will give you the option to say if you have any dietary requirements.
SpaceX Dragon 2 Launch Viewing
Join us and see the SpaceX program live in action, on the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery's giant screen!
This is your chance to watch SpaceX Demonstration Mission 1 (SpX-DM1) live. This mission is the first orbital test of the Dragon 2, a reusable spacecraft capable of carrying up to seven astronauts.
SpX-DM1 is planned as an uncrewed mission, a trial run for later missions carrying humans. Join us to watch the launch, and learn more about what the spacecraft can do! See the experts at Mission Control, projected on to a second screen, making decisions that will determine the success of Dragon 2's flight.
This event is suitable for space enthusiasts of all ages, but is especially ideal for upper primary and secondary students, as well as enthusiastic grown-ups.
Where: Wagga Wagga Art Gallery
When: Sat March 2nd
Time: Entry from 6pm. Doors close at 6:30pm sharp. DO NOT MISS YOUR FLIGHT.
Contingency: if the launch is postponed or terminated, the Falcon Heavy Test Flight Launch from Feb 6th 2018 will be played instead.
This event is presented in partnership with the Riverina Science Hub, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery and Wagga Wagga City Library.
Tech Savvy Seniors
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 22: Introduction to Android tablets and phones
Mar 08: Introduction to the Internet Part 1
Apr 05: Introduction to iPads and iPhones
May 17: Sharing Photos and other Attachments
Jun 14: Q&A troubleshooting for iPads and iPhones
BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL. Phone 6926 9700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW: try our Tech Savvy Seniors Participant Survey!
Book Launch: Carly Findlay
Say Hello is an honest, outspoken and thought-provoking memoir by award-winning writer and appearance activist Carly Findlay. This book will challenge all your assumptions and beliefs about what it is like to have a visibly different appearance.
Carly lives with a rare skin condition, Ichthyosis, and what she faces every day will have you cheering for her courage and irrepressible spirit. She has appeared on ABC's You Can't Ask That and Cyberhate with Tara Moss, and made history organising Access to Fashion, a Melbourne Fashion Week event featuring disabled models.
Celebrate International Women's Day 2019 in style, with an evening with this inspiring and influential woman at the Wagga Wagga City Library, complete with wine and cheese. Books will be available to be purchased and signed by Carly on the night.
When: Friday 8 March, 5:30pm
Bookings are essential, please reserve your tickets here.
Free Italian Classes at the Library
PLEASE NOTE: These classes are now completely booked out.
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
Adult Course - for those with a desire to travel to Italy one day
History of the Italian language
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
Places are limited so bookings are essential. Phone 6926 9700 or email email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
No bookings required
You are invited to explore, listen to and transcribe the voices of Wagga Wagga
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
Come to one session, or as many as you like. Please note: no bookings required
For any enquiries, phone 6926 9700 or email email@example.com
The Language Café is supported by the Friends of the Wagga Wagga City Library
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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!