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Programs and Events

The Library holds a range of regular programs and events for adults and children including storytimes, book clubs, movie screenings, guest speakers, school holiday programs and special events.

If you would like more information on any of our programs, activities or events please contact the Library.

Would you like to receive an email notification of upcoming special activities or events? Email your request to join our distribution list.

January 2019 School Holiday Program

Please remember that bookings for all activities are essential as places are limited.  Payment where applicable will confirm your booking.  Contact Tomaree Library on (02) 4988 0670 or Raymond Terrace Library on (02) 4988 0111.

Date

Activity

Venue

Time

Age

Cost

10 January

Crocodile Encounters
Supervision is required for younger children

Tomaree Library

10.30-11.15am

All ages

$10.00

10 January

Crocodile Encounters
Supervision is required for younger children

Raymond Terrace Library

2.30-3.15pm

All ages

$10.00

15 January

Creature Character Storytime & Craft
Come along dressed as your favourite creature or storybook character

Tomaree Library

10.30-11.15am

2+

$1.50

17 January

Kids Movie – Adventure Planet

Tomaree Library

2.00-3.30pm

All ages

Free

18 January

JD’s World of Magic

Raymond Terrace Library

10.30-11.15am

3+

$10.00

18 January

JD’s World of Magic

Tomaree Library

2.30-3.15pm

3+

$10.00

23 January

Curious Creatures Craft
Come along and create monster craft and hand puppets

Tomaree Library10.00-11.00am5+$5.00

23 January

Curious Creatures Crafternoon
Come along and create a curious creature

Raymond Terrace Library

2.00-3.00pm

8+

Free

24 January

Micro Pet
Create a unique micro pet using BBC micro:bit and speakers

Raymond Terrace Library

2.00-3.00pm

8+

$5.00

Regular Children's Programs

Storytime and Craft

A weekly program providing an introduction to the magic of books and reading for children ages 2-5. The cost is $1.50 per child which includes craft materials. Storytime and Craft commences at 10.30am and is held at Tomaree Library every Tuesday and at Raymond Terrace Library every Friday (except during the month of January).

Raymond Terrace Storytime and Craft is moving to Friday commencing 8 February 2019.  Same time, same place. Same great program!

Storytime and Craft at Raymond Terrace Library will hold its last session for 2018 on Thursday 13 December and will recommence on Friday 8 February 2019.

Storytime and Craft at Tomaree Library will hold its last session for 2018 on Tuesday 18 December and will recommence on Tuesday 15 February 2019.

Read and Rhyme

A weekly program providing an introduction to books, music and rhymes for carers and their babies ages 0-2. This program is free of charge and is held every Wednesday at 10.30am at Tomaree Library (except during school holidays) and Raymond Terrace Library (except during the month of January).

Read and Rhyme last session for 2018 will be on Wednesday 12 December, recommencing on Wednesday 6 February 2019.

Stories in the Street

A free Literacy program for children 0-5 years in Raymond Terrace and Medowie. We will visit your home (excluding school holidays and rainy days), read to your children, provide craft stencils, song sheets and leave a selection of books that can be exchanged each week.

For further details or to become a literacy volunteer phone Melissa on 0427 188 755 or email Melissa.

Kid's Book Chat

Tomaree Library also holds a free Monthly Kids' Book Chat on the first Tuesday of each month commencing at 4.30pm. This is suitable for children aged 11 plus.

Regular Adult Programs

Author Visits, Speakers Circuit and Movie Screenings

Join library staff to celebrate the release of a new book, enjoy the tales of a guest speaker, attend a movie screening or just to have fun exploring the delights of your library. Go to Council's Event Calendar for more detailed information.

Crimes of the Hunter -  Friday 18 January 2018

Tomaree Library & Community Centre 10.30-11.30am
Raymond Terrace 2.30-3.30pm
Presented by Sue Ryan, Coordinator Local History – Newcastle Region Library.  Sue Ryan will uncover some of the more intriguing crimes in the Hunter and Port Stephens.

Movies @ your library

Are you a movie buff with discerning taste and an interest in thought-provoking films?  Then movies @ your library may just be what you are looking for.  Our staff handpick quality films from Kanopy for each screening.

Tomaree Library movies are screened on the third Thursday of each month commencing at 2pm. Finish time will depend on film length.

Raymond Terrace Library movies are screened every second Thursday commencing at 12.30pm.   Finish time will depend on film length.  Bookings for Raymond Terrace Library screenings are essential as places are limited.  Contact Raymond Terrace Library on 4988 0111.  Light refreshments are provided - a goin coin donation would be appreciated to cover the cost of refreshments.

If you would like notification of upcoming movies email your request to join our distribution list.

Upcoming movies

Movies @ your library will be having a break during December 2018 and January 2019 due to school holiday programing.   Screenings will recommence in February 2019.

Book Discussion Groups

The library holds monthly book discussions at Tomaree and Raymond Terrace Library. All discussions are held on the first Friday of each month, are free and open to all adults. Tomaree Library at 10.30am, 11.30am and 2.30pm. Raymond Terrace at 10.30am.

Tech Savvy Seniors

Did you miss out on the recent Tech Savvy Seniors workshops?  Or would you like to expand your technical knowledge?  Due to high interest we will be running further workshops.  If you are interested contact Tomaree or Raymond Terrace Library to register your expression of interest.

Art Exhibitions

Visit the Raymond Terrace Art Space to view monthly exhibitions by talented local artists.

Current Exhibition

Interested in showcasing your work? Email the Art Space Team.