What's on in our libraries

An exciting range of activities, special events and competitions are held in Toowoomba Region libraries. Search through our library events for upcoming activities and events at your library

 

Enjoy a story walk during Book Week

Book Cover image noni the pony rescuesa joeyEach year, schools and public libraries from all over Australia spend a week celebrating books, and Australian authors and illustrators. This year, you are invited on a story walk adventure to enjoy Alison Lester’s 'noni the pony rescues a joey'.

You can find the story walk on display during 8 - 30 August at Peacehaven Park in Highfields.

 

Upcoming author events

rachael treasure 150pxWhen: Tuesday 10 September 2019, 6 pm
WhereToowoomba City Library
Bookings: Bookings are essential, phone 4688 6670 for more information.

'White Horses' is a sweeping, powerful story of a young woman who finds wisdom in a vast landscape and the courage to live life on her terms.

Rachel Treasure website.

patsy kemp 150pxWhen: Tuesday 15 October, 2 pm
Where: Pittsworth Library
Bookings: Bookings essential, contact 4693 1223 for more information.

Travelling through north east Australia as one of seven kids with two adults, six horses, four dogs and 3,000 sheep, 'The Drover's Daughter' offers a fascinating insight into life in the outback.

Books available for purchase on the day.

Patsy Kemp website.

 

Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers Library Events

A collection of events held in honour of Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers are listed in the blue sliders below. Alternatively, you can download our Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers library events program or view our library events calendar.

For more information about the events, contact staff at Toowoomba City Library on 4688 6670.

Combine your love of indoor plants with your love of books in this hands-on workshop.

Workshop inclusions

  • Choosing from a variety of air plants and succulents.
  • Picking out a hardcover novel to create your very own one-of-a-kind classic book planter.
  • Adding your personal touch with embellishments.
  • Learning how to care for your new plant.

Workshop fee is $20 per person cash only and includes book, plants and step-by-step instructions. Space is limited.

Unfortunately, due to material costs, cancellations after 2 September 2019 cannot be refunded.

Open to ages 10+.

Workshop dates

Bookings

Call 4888 6670, email youngpeople@tr.qld.gov.au or drop into the Toowoomba City Library, 155 Herries St. Toowoomba

Take a seat in the library reading lounge and enjoy the fashions, floats, flowers and festivities from Carnivals past. Be transported back in time with images and films of previous Carnival parades and events. 

When: Friday 20 to Sunday 29 September

WhereToowoomba City Library Level 2 reading lounge

Time: As per Toowoomba City Library opening hours

Open to all ages.

Enjoy 70 years of Carnival memories with this colourful display featuring delightful photos, artifacts and keepsakes from the past. See past queens, floats and all the Carnival fun from the 1950’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.

When: Friday 20 to Sunday 29 September

WhereToowoomba City Library, level 2, front foyer

Time: As per Toowoomba City Library opening hours

Open to all ages.

Visit the Local History Library for the chance to view Carnival of Flowers brochures, images and ephemera.

When: Friday 20, Saturday 21 and Tuesday 24 - Saturday 28 September

Where: Toowoomba City Library, level 2, Local History Library

Time: 9.30 am - 1 pm

Open to all ages.

Join Andrew for an insight into the fascinating Carnival films created by the late Bob Dorricott. Bob’s rare and interesting work will be on show in the library reading lounge during Carnival week.

When: Monday 23 September

WhereToowoomba City Library, level 3, Community Venues

Time: 10 - 11 am

Open to ages 18+.

The first Carnival of Flowers – how it came to be, what happened at the very first Carnival?

When: Monday 23 September

WhereToowoomba City Library, level 2 

Time: 2.30 - 3.30 pm

Open to ages 18+.

Join local historian Peter Cullen for a talk about the history of some of Toowoomba’s unique and interesting parks and gardens. Learn about the interesting past and features of Queens Park,Picnic Point and Laurel Bank Park.

When: Tuesday 24 September

WhereToowoomba City Library, level 2 

Time: 10 - 11 am

Open to ages 18+.

Immerse yourself with the experience of the Carnivals in the 1950’s, based on historical records and archives from the decade. 

When: Tuesday 24 September

WhereToowoomba City Library, level 3, Community Venues

Time: 2.30 - 3.30 pm

Open to ages 18+.

Learn how to search the library catalogue for Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers materials.

When: Wednesday 25 and Friday 27 September

WhereToowoomba City Library, level 2, Digital Hub

Time: 10 - 11 am

Bookings essential - contact Toowoomba City Library.

Open to ages 18+.

Get up close and personal to some of our Carnival treasures. Take your time perusing brochures from the 1950’s and 60’s and enjoy the opportunity to have a closer look at our extensive Carnival collection.

When: Wednesday 25 September

Where: Toowoomba City Library, level 2, Local History Library

Time: 2.30 - 3.30 pm

Open to ages 18+.

Immerse yourself with the experience of the Carnivals in the 1960’s, based on historical records and archives from the decade. 

When: Thursday 26 September

WhereToowoomba City Library, level 2

Time: 2.30 - 3.30 pm

Open to ages 18+.

Immerse yourself with the experience of the Carnivals in the 1970’s, based on historical records and archives from the decade. 

When: Friday 27 September

WhereToowoomba City Library, level 2

Time: 2.30 - 3.30 pm

Open to ages 18+.

The walk will highlight various interesting aspects from the displays in the City Library, Local History Library, the Annexe, the Atrium and Art Gallery. 

When:

  • Monday 23 - Friday 27 September, 3.30 - 4.30 pm
  • Saturday 28 September,10 - 11 am

WhereToowoomba City Library, level 2

Open to ages 18+.

 

Out and About: 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. Proudly funded and supported by 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. Movies of a G, PG, and M rating will be shown.

Times: Held on the last Friday of the month during term time only, 4pm to 5.30pm
Ages: Anime Club is open to ages 12 to 18 only. 
Bookings: Not required.

Last Updated: Thursday, 08 August 2019 10:08
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