Winter Program

Winter is here and it's cold outside so have some fun while you stay warm and dry at your local library. Libraries are running a full program of great activities, including plenty of fun children’s activities to keep the kids busy throughout the school holidays. Drop by your local Bega Valley Shire Library to pick up a handy program brochure.

Scroll down to find out more about all our events this Winter

3D Printing 101: Basics. 

Turn your ideas into reality at the 3D Printing 101: Basics workshop! 3D printing involves creating three-dimensional objects by layering materials such as plastics, composites or bio-materials using a 3D printing machine. It’s a fascinating technology that allows you to turn digital designs into physical objects. Participants will learn about different types of 3D printing technology and basic modelling tools for creating interesting objects.

Free event for adults and children over 6 (all children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult) bookings required.

Bermagui Library - Friday 28 June, 12.00pm and Saturday 6 July, 11.00am

Bulb, Perennial & Tuber Swap

You are invited to our inaugural bulb, perennial and tuber swap day. Meet up to share bulbs with fellow gardening enthusiasts, and take home some new, rewarding varieties. Weather permitting, the swap will take place in the library courtyard. Morning tea will be provided. All excess bulbs will be planted in the Tura Marrang library garden. Please have your bulbs separated and clearly labelled ready for sharing.

Free event, bookings not required, just turn up on the day.

Tura Marrang Library - Saturday 13 July, 10:30am - 11:30am


Sidelines author talks with Karen Viggers

Join us at Bega and Eden Library for a talk with author Karen Viggers as she discusses her latest novel, 'Sidelines', a family drama about teen sport and parents living vicariously through their kids. Through adult and teen characters, the story delves into modern life, parenting, and the ongoing conversation about socially acceptable behaviour on the sidelines of the sporting field.

Karen Viggers is a veterinarian, podcaster and retired soccer mum. She is also the author of five internationally bestselling novels, and her books have sold almost a million copies in France. She writes about lighthouses, country towns, pets and wildlife, forests and mountains, and now urban families and junior sport. She likes to delve into challenging issues and relationships. And, being a vet, she can’t help sneaking a few animals into her books. Her latest novel, SIDELINES, is a family drama about parents trying to support their kids’ ambitions in sport. But whose success is really at stake here?

Feel free to bring your lunch and we’ll have the jug on for a cuppa!

Free event, bookings required.

Bega Library
– Tue 23 July, 12.00pm.  Eden Library – Tue 23 July, 3.30pm

Writing and Publishing Short Stories

Writers and aspiring writers are invited to discover what makes short stories different and how to make yours shine. Learn about the market expectations for short stories and where to uncover publishing opportunities. Find inspiration for new projects and meet others who enjoy the written word.

Our workshop presenter has a Graduate Diploma in Professional Writing, has published several short stories and won an Aurealis Award for Best Horror Short Story in 2021.

Free event, bookings required.

Tura Marrang Library – Thursday 8 August, 10.30am

Autobiography workshop with Jane Sandilands

Have you ever thought of writing an autobiography/memoir. This workshop with author Jane Sandilands will cover some ‘must do’s’ some ‘don’ts’ and how you might plan a project that is inclusive and respectful of yourself and your family.

Cost $15.00, bookings required.

Bermagui Library – Friday 16 August, 3.30pm – 4.30pm


Library Unleashed – School Holiday Outreach Sessions

Bega Valley Shire Library is taking our school holiday program out into the community. We are running an exciting series of STEM and art activities at locations across the shire. Featuring 3D printing, construction challenges, electronic music and artistic creations. Refreshments included. Sessions suit young people aged 12 to 19 years old. FREE events.

  • Pambula Hall – Monday 8 July, 10.00am
  • Cobargo Hall – Wednesday 10 July, 10.00am
  • Eden Library - Thursday 11 July, 6.00pm
  • Bega Library – Friday 12 July, 6.00pm
  • Bemboka Hall - Tuesday 16 July, 10.00am
  • Tathra Hall – Wednesday 17 July, 10.00am
  • Bermagui Library - Thursday 18 July, 6.00pm
  • Tura Marrang Library – Friday 19 July, 6.00pm

More School holiday events

  • 3D Printing 101: Basics- Bermagui Library - Saturday 6 July, 11.00am
  • Teddy bear sleepover- Bega Library - Monday 8 July,  10.30am (drop off.)
  • Making Mosaics- Tura Marrang Library – Wednesday 10 July, 10.30am
  • Ozobot Fun for Every Child- Bermagui Library – Thursday 11 July 10.30am
  • Snuggly Socks Storytime- Eden Library – Friday 12 July, 10.30am
  • Pia the Magician -  Bermagui Library – Friday 12 July 10.30 am, Tura Marrang Library – Monday 15 July, 10.30am
  • Wheels, Wings, and Sails Storytime Bermagui Library – Tuesday 16 July 10.30am
  • Ball Games - Bega Library – Tuesday 16 July, 10.30am
  • iPad Drawing - Eden Library – Wednesday 17 July, 10.30am
  • Ozobots Create and Race - Bega Library - Wednesday 17 July, 10.30am 

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