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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.

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).

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).

Sketch Mania

Do you love drawing?  Would you like to learn more techniques?  
Join us at Tomaree Library each Wednesday 4-5pm (during school term) for a free fun afternoon of sketching. Supplies are provided.
Suitable for primary school aged children.

RT Kids Crew

Join us at Raymond Terrace Library each Tuesday at 3.30pm during school terms.
Anything could happen: book reviews, games, drawing, coding, music, crafting, creating, reading, laughing and more.
Suitable for ages 7+

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.
Suitable for ages 11+.

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.

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. For more detailed information view the Library event calendar below.

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 and Beamafilm for each screening.

Tomaree Library movies are screened on the third Thursday of each month commencing at 2pm and Raymond Terrace Library movies are on the second Thursday of each month commencing at 12.30pm. Finishing times 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

8 August - Raymond Terrace Library will be screening A Month of Sundays

15 August - Tomaree Library will be screening Boy

12 September - Raymond Terrace Library will be screening Rear Window

19 September - Tomaree Library will be screening Burn After Reading

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.

Games & Craft

Raymond Terrace Library holds a monthly Craft afternoon on the 4th Thursday of each month commencing at 12.30pm.  Bring along your current craft project, browse our craft books for ideas and share tricks of the trade.

Board Game afternoon every Thursday from 4.00-7.00pm at Tomaree Library.  Come along and play your favourite game in a relaxed and friendly environment.  You can bring your own game or choose from our collection.

No bookings are required.

Technology

Free Help Sessoins @ Raymond Terrace Library

Do you need help with your tablet or phone?

Irrawang High School Students in partnership with JobQuest, will be at Raymond Terrace Library each Wednesday from 21 August - 18 September.  Offering one-on-one 30 minute help sessions between 11.15am and 12.45pm.  Bookings are essential as places will be limited.  Contact Raymond Terrace Library on 4988 0111.

Tech Connect @ Tomaree Library

Like to know more about our eLibrary?  Finding email difficult?  Want to connect on Social Media?
Free one-on-one computer assistance each Thursday between 2-3pm at Tomaree Library.  
Contact Tomaree Library on 4988 0670 for more information .

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.

Library Events Calendar