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.


Author event: Fred Smith

Fred Smith, author of 'Dust of Uruzgan', is coming to Toowoomba City Library to tell his personal story of Australia's war in Afghanistan as told from his position as an Australian diplomat in Afghanistan. This gripping book is the first comprehensive on-the-ground account of Australia's involvement in Afghanistan. Part memoir, part history, part eyewitness reportage, it offers a sympathetic explanation of an obscure and impoverished province where tribal leaders conspire against one another in a society devastated by 35 years of warfare. With remarkable insight and humour, 'Dust of Uruzgan' recounts the setbacks and successes of a contingent of Australian soldiers, diplomats and aid workers struggling to make a difference in a place where truth and clarity were often buried, and where too many young Australians perished.

When: Friday 5 May

Time: 6 - 7.30pm

Where: Meeting room, level 2 of the Toowoomba City Library.

Tickets: This is a free event but tickets are essential and are available from the Information Desk at the Toowoomba City Library.

Live performance

On Saturday 6 May at 7.30pm, The Empire Theatre will present 'Dust of Uruzgan' as a live music performance. For more information, visit the Empire Theatre website.


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.


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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