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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.

October 2019 School Holiday Program

Bookings are essential for most activities as places are limited.  
Contact the library for more information and to book your place.

Tomaree Library on 4988 0670
Raymond Terrace Library on 4988 0111

Date

Time

Activity

Venue

Cost

Age

Tue 1 Oct

10.30-11.15am

Robot Storytime

Tomaree

$1.50

2+

Tue 1 Oct

2-4pm

Lego ® & Games Afternoon

Raymond Terrace

Free

7+

Thu 3 Oct

2-3.30pm

Family Movie
Freedom Force

Tomaree

Free

All

Fri 4 Oct

2-3.30pm

Weaving Workshop

Raymond Terrace

Free

8-13

Fri 4 Oct

10.30-11.15am

Storytime & Craft

Raymond Terrace

$1.50

2+

Fri 4 Oct

10-11am

Young Scientist Workshop

Tomaree

$10.00

5-12

Tue 8 Oct

2-3pm

Coding BBC:Microbit Frustration
Create and code your own game!

Tomaree

Free

8+

Wed 9 Oct

1-2pm

Art Workshop
with Alysha Fewster from Creative Growth Collective

Raymond Terrace

$5.00

8-12

Wed 9 Oct

3-3.45pm

Teddy Bear Storytime & Toy Sleepover

Tomaree

$1.50

2+

Fri 11 Oct

10.30-11.15am

Storytime & Craft

Raymond Terrace

$1.50

2+

Fri 11 Oct

10.30-11.30am

Creatures of the Deep
presented by Newcastle Museum

Tomaree

$5.00

5-12

Fri 11 Oct

1.30-2.30pm

Creatures of the Deep
presented by Newcastle Museum

Raymond Terrace

$5.00

5-12

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

Sketch Mania will be having a little break.  Our last session for this term will be Wednesday 25 September and the program will resume on Wednesday 6 November.

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

12 September - Raymond Terrace Library will be screening Rear Window

19 September - Tomaree Library will be screening Burn After Reading

10 October - Raymond Terrace Library will be screening the 2010 adaptation of True Grit

17 October - Tomaree Library will be screening Royal Wedding

14 November - Raymond Terrace Library will be screening Babadook

21 November - Tomaree Library will be screening Churchill

12 December - Raymond Terrace Library will be screening It's A Wonderful Life

19 December - Tomaree Library will be screening Salt and Fire

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.

Raymond Terrace Library has a collection of board games that can be used anytime within the library.  You just need your library card.

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

Get Online Week 2019 - 14-20 October 2019

Port Stephens Library in partnership with Be Connected and Good Things Foundation Australia will be holding several workshops during Get Online Week 2019.

Raymond Terrace will be holding sessions throughout Tuesday 15 October covering Learn 3 New Things and Cyber Safety.

Tomaree Library will be holding 4 x 1.5hr group sessions covering Cyber Safety, On Line Shopping, Email & How to use Library eResources.

Bookings are all sessions are essential as places are limited.  Contact the library for more information and to book your place.  Raymond Terrace Library 4988 0111 or Tomaree Library on 4988 0670.

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