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Special Events

The Library offers an exciting and ever-changing program of author talks, workshops and activities for children, teens, and adults.

To make a booking, go to TryBooking or contact the Library.

Kids Summer Reading Club After Party

Saturday 29 January, 11am-2pm. FREE. For registered participants of the Kids Summer Reading Club.

Bring your reading tokens along to our special Kids Summer Reading Club marketplace. Redeem your tokens for some fantastic prizes!

Bookings are available in 30 minute sessions, and include craft activities. Parents are required to stay.

Bookings open from 1 January, ticket information available in your Summer Reading registration pack.

Lifestyle Series - Succulent Workshop

Sunday 30 January, 3-4.30pm. Cost: $20.00. For adults 18 years and over.

Calling all plant lovers! Come along to the Library and make your very own terrarium! Participants will not only ‘make and take’ a terrarium, but will also learn all about how to care, maintain and position your terrarium. Participants will also learn about the wonderful world of moss. All plants and decorations required to make a terrarium will be included in the cost. Hurry – places are limited!

Bookings open from 30 December. Make a booking

Harry Potter Book Night - Quizz-itch Family Trivia

Saturday 5 February, 4-6pm. FREE.

Come along to the Library's annual celebration of Harry Potter Book Night! This year we welcome bestselling children's author and entertainer, Andy Jones, to run Quizz-itch: The Harry Potter Quiz Show. This jam-packed afternoon of all things Harry Potter is designed for the whole family - with trivia, brainteasers, games and competitions, as well as a pizza dinner and prizes to be won!

Bookings open from 5 January. Make a booking

Library Lover's Day: Books and Bubbles!

Sunday 13 February, 2-5pm. FREE. For adults 18 years and over.

Book in and celebrate Library Lover’s Day. Participants will be treated to a fabulous afternoon designed for those who love all things library! After enjoying some nibbles and a glass of bubbles on arrival, participants can enjoy some fun literary games including “The Book Thief” and literary trivia. And of course, book lover’s know you can never have too many bookmarks. Treat yourself and create your very own metallic bookmark. This event is one that all lovers of libraries don't want to miss!

Bookings open from 13 January. Make a booking

Delia Falconer Author Talk

Saturday 19 February, 2-3pm. FREE.

Join us to hear award-winning author Delia Falconer on how global warming is changing not only our climate but our culture. Beautifully observed, these essays show that our emotions, our art, our relationships with the generations around us – all the delicate networks that make us who we are – have already been transformed. In Signs and Wonders, Falconer explores how it feels to live as a reader, a writer, a lover of nature and a mother of small children in an era of profound ecological change.

Bookings open from 19 January. Make a booking

Computer Basics

Four week course. Tuesdays 1, 8, 15, & 22 March, 10.30am-12.30pm. Cost: $20.00.

Join a small, friendly group of similar beginners in a series of four weekly classes that will start with turning on the computer and getting to grips with a mouse, through to surfing the web and typing letters.

Bookings open from 1 February. Make a booking

Maya Lee Author Talk

Thursday 3 March, 2-3pm. FREE.

The Nazis Knew My Name is an extraordinarily moving memoir by Australian Slovakian Holocaust survivor Magda Hellinger, who saved an untold number of lives at Auschwitz through everyday acts of courage, kindness and ingenuity. Based on Magda's personal account and completed by her daughter Maya's extensive research, this awe-inspiring tale offers us incredible insight into human nature, the power of resilience, and the goodness that can shine through in even the most horrific of conditions.

Bookings open from 3 February. Make a booking

Goulburn's Rich Artistic History

Thursday 10 March, 12.30-1.30pm. FREE.

As we await the imminent opening of the Goulburn Performing Arts Centre, it is worth considering the history of the arts in Goulburn. While only a few decades ago, some said that “Goulburn and the arts” was a contradiction in terms, in fact Goulburn has a rich history of artistic endeavour in all its disciplines, whether it be the visual, sculptural, literary or performing arts, and many versions of those. There is much to discover, especially once the cultural cringe is justifiably obliterated.

Bookings open from 10 February. Make a booking

Sts. Peter & Paul's Old Cathedral Restoration Journey

Friday 11 March, 12.30-1.30pm. FREE.

The completion of restoration works late in 2022 will see the Old Cathedral re-opened to the Congregation and the wider Goulburn community. Join the Restoration Committee as they take you on the journey of the restoration’s progress. There will also be an opportunity to discover some of the previously unknown history as they reveal what lies beneath the layers of paint.

Bookings open from 10 February. Make a booking

Nicole Alexander Author Talk

Thursday 24 March, 5.30-6.30pm. FREE.

Join bestselling author Nicole Alexander, to talk about the history and writing process of her latest book, The Last Station. Set during the dying days of the riverboat trade along the Darling River, The Last Station is a captivating story of heritage, heartbreak and hope. Nicole delivers yet another epic Australian saga full of vivid historical details, emotional storytelling, and a generous dose of family drama.

Bookings open from 24 February. Make a booking

Easter Story Party

Monday 11 and Wednesday 13 April, 10.30am-12pm. Cost: $5.00. For ages 3 years and over.

Easter is just around the corner so warm up those egg hunting skills with our egg-cellent Easter story party. Our fun session will include Easter themed crafts and stories followed by a big Easter Egg Hunt in the main Library. Wear your favourite Easter hat and get ready for lots of fun! Parents are required to stay.

Bookings open from 11 March. Make a booking

Journaling Workshop with Headspace

Wednesday 20 April, 2-3pm. Cost: $5.00. For ages 12 years and over.

Have you always wanted to learn a little bit about starting a journal? Come along and unlock your imaginations and natural creative talents with this hands on journaling experience! Expressing yourself in a journal is effective for teens in particular - they can be a safe space for questioning, exploring, empowerment and self-discovery, an emotional outlet, and a way to unplug from digital pressures.

Bookings open from 11 March. Make a booking

Science Show Offs with Dr. Graham

Friday 22 April, 10.30-11.30am and 1.30-2.30pm. Cost: $5.00. Morning session for ages 3-6 years. Afternoon session for ages 7 years and over.

We are very excited to have Dr. Graham come and visit us at the Library for two extraordinary science shows. At 10.30am preschoolers will explore how to do a science experiment, observe the results, and uncover new ideas to use in creating amazing inventions – from marshmallow cannons to leaf blower hovercrafts! From 1.30pm Dr. Graham will run his Blow up Science show in the court yard for older children, including liquid nitrogen and shooting teddy bears from canons! Parents are required to stay.

Bookings open from 11 March. Make a booking

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