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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 Activities

During school holidays the library offers a range of fun and exciting activities for children including storytelling, workshops, puppetry, craft , movie screenings, and theatrical presentations. Go to Council's Event Calendar for more detailed information.

Follow the links below for more details on our April 2017 school holiday activities

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.

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.

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.

Ileana Clarke Exhibition - 27 March to 29 April - Ileana Clarke is the illustrator of the children's book 'Unwanted: The Adventures of Stinker and Stinkpot' written by John 'Stinker' Clarke.

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