Autumn at the library

We are running a variety of events for all ages this Autumn and plenty of activites in the school holidays. Events for adults and children, with author talks, crafts, and workshops. To celebrate the Seniors Festival, we have interviews with Citizen of the Year recipients and a road safety workshop. Tathra Tales is a special history event with local speakers and photographic images of the past. Come and join us this Autumn!

Jane Gordon - Children’s Author

Jane Gordon is a local children’s author and has just published her second book in her Charley series ‘Charley meets a new friend’.  Each book covers something new in the life of a small echidna called Charley and teaches the reader about life as a native animal.

In Charley’s world humans are the ones to be careful of and he and his native animal friends call them the 'two-legged strangers.’ Roads are in-between where they live and where they need to go and are therefore considered the ‘In-Betweens,’ and cars have very bright lights and are thought of as ‘Bright-Eyes,’ that are very dangerous. 

Free event, ages-up to 8 years, bookings required.

Bega Library- Tues 12 March, 10.30am
Tura Marrang- Mon 15 April, 10.30am
Eden Library- Fri 19 April, 10.30am
Bermagui Library- Tues 23 April, 10.30am

Tree Squeak: Storytime with Robyn O'Neil

Join local author Robyn O’Neill at Bermagui library for reading of her book ‘Tree Squeak’ accompanied by live guitar. There will also be a fun activity based on her story. Robyn O’Neill lives on a property in the picturesque Bega Valley near Wadbilliga National Park. She is a primary school teacher, art teacher and environmentalist. “Tree-squeak: The Old Growth Gum” is inspired by the old growth eucalypts of our native forests, and the abundance of creatures that call them home. It is illustrated by beautiful watercolour pictures and rhyming stanzas that include a guessing game.

Free event, ages - children under 8 years old, bookings required.

Bermagui Library – Mon 15 April, 10.30am

Teddy Bear Sleepover

Your teddy bear is invited for a sleepover at the library! Bring along your teddy bear or toy for this special Storytime. We will read stories and sing songs together before you farewell your toy for the night. What could they possibly get up to? Find out all the mischief and fun on collection the next day, when we will make a memory book with photos of your teddy to take home.

Free event, ages - 3 +, bookings required.

Tura Marrang Library Mon 22 April 3.30pm – 4.30pm for Storytime and teddy drop off.
Tues 23 April 10.30am – 11.30am - Picking teddies up and making a memory book.

Make Fun with Fondant

Get creative with fondant icing, using stamps, moulds, cutters, and tricks of the trade to decorate a delicious cupcake. Ingredients and cupcakes provided.

Cost $5, age – 6 to 12 years, bookings required.

Eden Library – Friday 26 April, 10.30am

Bear Hunt Storytime

Join us on a fun and exciting bear hunt!
Come along for an interactive Bear Hunt. We will read the wonderful book “We’re going on a Bear Hunt” by Michael Rosen and make maps to guide us through our very own bear hunt!

Free event, age – 2-7 years, bookings required.

Eden Library – Wed 17 April 10.30am – 11.30am


Sydney Writers' Festival
Australia’s most beloved celebration of literature, stories and ideas. Bega Valley Shire Library present a LIVESTREAM of the Sydney Writers’ Festival sessions. Join us for one of Australia’s most loved forums for literature, ideas and storytelling.  To view the program and book online, please click here.

Learn to knit and crochet

Have you always wanted to learn how to knit or crochet but don’t know where to start? Come along to this workshop and learn the basics of how to make your own wonderful woollen creations. Beginners are most welcome. Bring your own projects and materials or use those that are supplied.

Free event, ages 7 to adult, bookings required.

Tura Marrang Library – Sat 20 April, 10:00am – 12:00pm


Lantern making workshop

In collaboration with Merimbula Lakeside Lantern Walk we invite children and their families to come and make a beautiful lantern at the library.

Free event, ages - 7 to adult, bookings required.

Tura Marrang Library – Tues 16 April, 10.30am–11.30am


Word Games

Put away your phone and hit the tiles! Re-discover the fun of playing games socially. All ages welcome to join in. We will be playing Anagrams, Bananagrams, Boggle and Scrabble or Upwards. The only rule is that if it is not in the dictionary, it can’t be used. During the school holidays there will also be Dominoes and card games such as Memory, Snap, or UNO. No need to book, just drop by.

Free event, adults (children during school holidays)

Bega Library- every Fri, 1:00pm-2.30pm


Beeswax Wraps

Learn how to make your own sustainable beeswax wraps to store your food. Reduce plastic, be creative, have fun. All materials provided.

Cost - $5, age - adults, bookings required

Eden Library Wed 10 April, 10.30am


Creative Card Making

Come and get creative at this card making workshop. Learn some new techniques and make something beautiful to gift to someone. Materials provided, but if you have something special you’d like to include, then bring it along. All levels of creativity and skill are welcome.

Free event, ages -adult and young people aged 12+, bookings required.

Tura Marrang Library – Sat 11 May, 10.30am – 11.30am


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