Tech help, author talks, book clubs and more return to Library – Wollongong

Libraries are back in the swing of things

We have something important to say to all Library lovers, sometimes borrowers, serial late returners, computer users, newspaper readers, last-minute-school-project-researchers, Storytime partakers and the rest of our Library visitors— we’ve missed you!

The good news is that all our libraries, from Helensburgh in the north to Dapto in the south, are open for business.

And even better news is that all your favourite library programs have made a triumphant return.

“Now we’re returning to a new normal, Wollongong City Libraries is keen to welcome Library regulars and new visitors to our libraries,” Wollongong City Lord Mayor Councillor Gordon Bradbery AM said.

“Your local library is one of the only places in the world where you can go, without having to pay, to access a range of great programs, resources, activities, events, information and more. Our libraries offer services that meet everyday needs for so many people across the Wollongong region.

“From Storytime to our after-school Lego club, sewing and craft workshops to movie screenings, book clubs to technology support classes — there really is something to interest everyone.”

For the full list of what’s on at your library, visit the Library Events Calendar. Simply filter your search by age, location, date or interest to find something new to try.

Taster of What’s On at Wollongong City Libraries

Learn something new

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Empowered Multicultural Program – Basic Computer Course

Aims to assist multicultural people to find their sense of belonging as they integrate into Australian society.

We provide computer training to enhance ability and skills to access jobs, educational and vocational training.

Knit, Stitch, Yarn

Got a sewing project you are working on? Or one you would like to start? Share your sewing tips, ask your questions and mingle with other crafty types. Sewing machines available.

Get Skilled – Tech HELP!

Tech HELP is free one-on-one computer assistance. Library staff will help you learn the basics with skills such as using a QR code, making a phone call, searching the internet and sending an email.

Fashion Flip

If you love fashion and the environment, Gina Barjeel can help you turn your much-loved fashion and fabrics into fabulous new designs. All with no waste!

Author Talks, Book Clubs and Movie Screenings

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Author talks and guest speakers

We regularly hold author talks at our libraries. Local author Peter Gray is next on the list and will join us at Thirroul Library to discuss his Charlie Robertson thriller series.

Book clubs

Want to expand your reading and meet people who love books as much as you do? Join a book club! One of our newest book clubs – ‘Get Lost’ takes a leap into the unknown of the world of fantasy and science fiction.

Monday Matinee: Musicals

Mondays are for movies at Wollongong Library! Bring some music to your ears with our series of movie musicals. BYO snacks.

Programs for Young People

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Dumbledore’s Army

If you solemnly swear you are up to no good, Dumbledore’s Army is the club for you. Wizards, witches and muggles aged 12 – 18 meet monthly (during school terms) at Wollongong Library to create, discuss and enjoy all things Harry Potter.

Teenz Connect

Head to Warrawong Library on Thursdays between 3:30-4:30pm for fun after-school activities organised by the Wollongong Youth Services team.

Teenz Connect is for ages 12-18 and runs during school terms only.

SCARF Homework Help

SCARF Refugee Support offers Homework Help to give high school students extra help. If you are a school student from a refugee background, come to Wollongong Library for free help with homework, assignments and general schoolwork.

Kids’ Activities

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Lego Club

Can you build the highest tower? An unbeatable maze? Or a dinosaur out of only orange bricks? There’s one way to find out — join our Lego Club at Thirroul Library or Dapto Library.

Suitable for ages 8-12.

R.A.G.E

R.A.G.E (Reading, Art, Gaming, Entertainment) is an informal get together to explore, create and share ideas with a snack.

Suitable for ages 8-12.

Programs for babies, toddlers and pre-school children

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Baby Bookworms

As your child’s first teacher you can support their early literacy development through positive interactions with books. Baby Bookworms will help you to develop skills, techniques and behaviours to engage with your baby in a fun, interactive, enjoyable way.

For children from birth to 12 months.

Wriggle and Jiggle

Join us for a fun-packed 30 minutes of rhymes, songs, stories and movement for children from birth to 2 years. Even the grown-ups can join in.

Storytime

Stories come to life for children aged 3-5, with sing-a-longs, finger rhymes and craft activities!

All of our libraries host regular storytimes.

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