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Programs, Activities and Events

The Library holds a range of regular programs, activities 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.

Tech Savvy Seniors

Port Stephens Library in collaboration with Tech Savvy Seniors presents technology courses for Seniors

The courses will be approximately two hours duration and held over six consecutive Tuesdays at Tomaree & Raymond Terrace Library commencing 13 February 2018.  All courses commence at 10.00am.

Find out more about Tech Savvy Seniors

January 2018 School Holiday Program

Places are limited for all programs, so bookings are essential.  Contact Tomaree Library on 4988 0670 or Raymond Terrace Library on 49880111 to make your booking.

Date

Time

Program

Venue

Age

Cost

10 Jan

10:30-11:30am

CoderDojo with Scratch Coding Workshop

Raymond Terrace

7+

Free

10 Jan

2:30-3:30pm

CoderDojo with Scratch Coding Workshop

Raymond Terrace

7+

Free

10 Jan

3:00-4:30pm

Game On!

Tomaree

10+

Free

11 Jan

4:00-6:30pm

Get on Board

Raymond Terrace

7+ to adults

Free

12 Jan

2:00-3:00pm

Yoga for Kids 5-9 years old

Tomaree

5-9

$5

12 Jan

3:30-4:30pm

Yoga for Kids 10-14 years old

Tomaree

10-14

$5

15 Jan

2:00-3:00pm

Little Bang Discovery Club - Session 1

Tomaree

4-8yrs

$5

16 Jan

10:00-11:00am

Little Bang Discovery Club - Session 1

Raymond Terrace

4-8yrs

$5

17 Jan

10:30-11:30am

Brilliant Bags and Super Slap Bands

Tomaree

6-10

$7.50

17 Jan

2:00-2:45pm

Introduction to Karate

Tomaree

3-11yrs

$8

17 Jan

3:00-3:45pm

Introduction to Karate

Tomaree

3-11yrs

$8

18 Jan

5:00-6:30pm

Family Movie - Paws

Tomaree

All ages

Free

22 Jan

10:30am-12:00pm

Pokémon Trading Card Game Workshop

Raymond Terrace

6+

Free

22 Jan

2:00-3:00pm

Little Bang Discovery Club - Session 2

Tomaree

4-8yrs

$5

23 Jan

10:00-11:00am

Little Bang Discovery Club - Session 2

Raymond Terrace

4-8yrs

$5

Storytime and Craft

A weekly program providing an introduction to the magic of books and reading for children ages 2-5. The cost is $1.40 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 Thursday (except during the month of January).

Please note that the last session for 2017 of Storytime and Craft at Raymond Terrace Library will be Thursday 14th of December.  Storytime and Craft will resume on Thursday 1st February 2018.

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).

Please note that the last session for 2017 of Read and Rhyme at Raymond Terrace Library will be Wednesday 13th of December. Read and Rhyme will resume on Wednesday 1st February 2018.

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.

One City, One Book. The Birdman's Wife by Melissa Ashley
Wednesday 14 February commencing 6pm-8.30pm at the Newcastle Conservatorium.
Newcastle and Port Stephens libraries are excited to announce The Birdman's Wife by Melissa  Ashley as our One City, One Book summer read. Port Stephens Library is providing a free bus to the event leaving from both Tomaree and Raymond Terrace Library.  Seats will be limited, so it is essential that you contact the library to book your seat.

The Birdman's Wife by Melissa Ashley
Melissa Ashley the author of the Birdman's Wife - the story of Elizabeth Gould, the hidden creative genius behind The Birds of Australia volumes - will be at Tomaree Library on Friday 16 February to talk about her book.

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Raymond Terrace Library Movie Club

Are you a movie buff with discerning taste and an interest in thought-provoking films?  Then the Raymond Terrace Library Movie Club may just be what you are looking for.  Our Free Movie Club screens handpicked quality films from the National Film and Sound Archive.  After the film join us for a discussion over  tea, coffee and biscuits. Finish time will depend on film length and discussion.  If you would like notification of upcoming films email your request to join our distribution list.

We hope you enjoyed our movies during 2017.  There will be no movies during January 2018 due to our school holiday program.

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.

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.

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.

Art Exhibitions

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

Current Exhibition December 2017

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