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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.

School Holiday Program September/October 2017

Places are limited, so bookings are essential.  Contact the library for more information and bookings - Tomaree Library on (02) 4982 0670 or Raymond Terrace Library on (02) 4980 0111.

27 Sept2.30-3.30pmEasy Dreamcatchers WorkshopRaymond Terrace5-8$5.00
28 Sept10.30-11.30amLantern Making WorkshopTomaree7+$5.00
3 & 4 Oct2.00-3.00pmCoding Club - free introduction to codingRaymond Terrace8-11Free
4 Oct10.30-11.30amEscape with Monsters Craft WorkshopTomaree5-8$7.50
5 Oct5.00-6-15pmFamily Movie - Happy Feet 2TomareeAllFree
6 Oct2.30-4.00pmLantern Making WorkshopRaymond Terrace7+$5.00

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).

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).

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

Janette Paul author of Amber and Alice will be visiting Port Stephens Library on 18 October 2017.

Raymond Terrace Library 10.30-11.30 and then Tomaree Library 2.00-3.00pm.

Bridget Jones meets Thelma and Louise in this fresh and very funny romantic comedy, as one woman finds the answers she needs on a trip into the stunning Australian desert.

Janette Paul is the pen name of bestselling suspense author Jaye Ford.

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.

The Informer.  Screening Thursday 21 September 2017 commencing at 12.30pm

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 September 2017

  • Glass Imaginings by Karen Carrego

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