What's on in our libraries

Mum reads book to child

An exciting range of activities, special events and competitions are held in Toowoomba Region libraries. Check out our online calendar to find what's on at your libraryTo see the activities specific to your local library, select the location within the calendar. 

 

Toowoomba Friends of the Library book sale

When:

  • Friday 23 June: 9 am to 4 pm
  • Saturday 24 June: 9 am to 2 pm

Where: Toowoomba City Library

Come along and find some reading treasures. Eftpos is available.

For more information please call 4688 6670.

 

School holiday activities

It's that time of year again! Your local library has lots of activities for all ages during the holiday break. Click here to view the calendar of holiday activities or alternatively contact your local library to make an enquiry and/or booking.

Learn to program a mBot robot - Make it move! 

Learn to program a mBot robot and navigate a set of ever more complicated mazes this school holidays. Using a visual block-based building app, children will learn the basic principles of programming to make the mBot move! This is a free event for school children aged 7 – 12.

Bookings open on 1 June and are essential, as limited places available. To book contact your local library.  For more information go to the library events calendar and search 'mBot'.

Proposed session times (June/July school holidays) and locations:

Highfields library

  • Monday 26 June: 9.30 am – 10.30 am
  • Monday 26 June: 11.30 am – 12.30 pm

Crows Nest library

  • Monday 26 June: 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm

Quinalow library

  • Tuesday 27 June: 10.00 am – 11.00 am

Yarraman library

  • Tuesday 27 June: 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

Millmerran library

  • Wednesday 28 June: 10.30 am – 11.30 am

Cecil Plains library

  • Wednesday 28 June: 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

Goombungee library

  • Thursday 29 June: 10.30 am – 11.30 am

Oakey library

  • Thursday 29 June: 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

Pittsworth library

  • Friday 30 June: 10.00 am – 11.00 am

Clifton library

  • Friday 30 June: 1.30 pm – 2.30 pm

Toowoomba City library

  • Monday 3 July: 9.45 am - 10.45 am
  • Monday 3 July: 11.30 am – 12.30pm  

 

Children's workshop with author and illustrator Peter Carnavas

Join author/illustrator Peter Carnavas for a fun-filled interactive workshop of stories and pictures. Together with Peter, children will dream up their own ideas, create their own drawings and enjoy the magic of books. This free event is being held at various libraries across our region during the June school holidays. Click on a location near you for more information.

 

The Great Expedition - family concert

Join us for a family concert as the Toowoomba Concert Orchestra and author Peter Carnavas, bring his children's book 'The Great Expedition' to life.

When: Sunday 25 June

Times: 1.30 pm and 3 pm concert

Where: USQ Arts Theatre

Cost: Free, but bookings are essential. Go to artworx.com.au to make your booking

Click here for more information

 

First 5 Forever: Baby Rhyme Time and Story Time 

Babies and young children learn best by listening and interacting with the important adults in their lives during everyday activities – whether that’s talking about what you can see on the way to the park, singing nursery rhymes, pointing out something you both view out the window, or learning new words while shopping for groceries. Free Baby Time and Story Time sessions are now being run at various locations throughout Toowoomba. First 5 Forever is an initiative of the Queensland Government and the State Library of Queensland.

Click here for session times

 

Anime Club at the Toowoomba City Library

Join us as we watch anime, talk manga, eat food, do a little gaming and host cosplay and trivia competitions. Anime Club is open to ages 12 to 18 only. Bookings are not required. The club runs from 4 to 5.30pm on the last Friday of the month during term time only. Movies of a G, PG, and M rating will be shown.

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