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. 


Love between the pages - author talk at Toowoomba City Library

When: Thursday 2 August, 12 noon
Where: Toowoomba City Library (Google map)

Join brilliant Queensland authors Barbara Hannay, Christine Wells and Helene Young to celebrate books that champion love in their pages. As well as talking about their new books; 'Summer of Secrets', 'The Juliet Code' and 'Return to Roseglen', the authors will be chatting about love stories, writing women’s stories for women and more.

All attendees will receive a small gift. Books will be available for purchase and signings.

Presented in partnership with Dymocks & Penguin Random House.

About the authors:

A former English teacher, Barbara Hannay is a city-bred girl with a yen for country life. Many of her forty-plus books are set in rural and outback Australia and have been enjoyed by readers around the world. She has won the RITA, awarded by Romance Writers of Australia, and has twice won the Romantic Book of the Year award in Australia. Her upcoming book 'Summer of Secrets' is a multi-generational romance steeped in mystery and secrets that will pull at readers’ heartstrings.

Christine Wells worked as a corporate lawyer in a city firm before exchanging contracts and prospectuses for a different kind of fiction. In her novels, she writes about brave, smart women who face extraordinary challenges and draws on a lifelong love of British history and an abiding fascination for World War II spies.
Kate Morton meets John le Carre in 'The Juliet Code', Christine’s upcoming historical novel, packed full with spies, love, betrayal and secrets.

After 28 years as an airline captain, Helene Young has swapped the sky for the sea to go in search of adventure with her husband aboard their sailing catamaran. The rural and remote places she visits, and the fascinating people she meets, provide boundless inspiration for her novels. Her six novels have won many awards including Romantic Book of the Year in Australia. In her upcoming novel 'Return to Roseglen', sibling rivalries and long-held secrets have the power to make – or break – a family in crisis.


TooCon 2018

The TooCon Pop Culture festival is back and bigger than ever! Join us for a super day out for the whole family. Events include cosplay workshops and panels, comic illustrators, a comic illustration workshop, special guests, free kids activities, kids cosplay parade and more. The Eclectic Emporium will be filled with an array of all things geek, pop culture, quirky and wondrous for your purchasing pleasure.

This event has been made possible with support from the Queensland Government We are Queensland small grants program. For event updates go to our Facebook events page.


Boolarong Press presents Writing and Publishing Memoirs and Biographies Workshop presented by Highfields Library

When: 9.30 – 11.30 am on Tuesday 28 August
Where: Rogers Room, Highfields Cultural Centre, O'Briens Road, Highfields

This seminar provides everyone the opportunity to think about the process of writing their own memoir or biography. It includes the processes of evaluating your life, and presenting it in an enjoyable, readable structure. In addition, the publication process is covered depending on the chosen market for your book. 


Boolarong Press presents How to set up a Book in Microsoft Word Workshop presented by Highfields Library

When: 2 - 4 pm on Tuesday 28 August
Where: Rogers Room, Highfields Cultural Centre, O'Briens Road, Highfields

This seminar will save the audience time and money by providing the guidelines on how to set up a book in Word, thereby reducing the typesetting costs for printing, enhancing writing skills and saving money. 

This is a free event but bookings are essential. Please ring Highfields Library on 4699 6519.


Meet Jeremy Scott at Oakey Library

When: Wednesday 5 September 12 noon – 2.00 pm.
Where: Oakey Library (Google map)

On the 5th October 2011, Jeremy began a challenge of a lifetime, a 2 ½ year, 51,916 km solo bicycle ride from London to New Zealand. As he pedalled his way around the planet, Jeremy covered more than enough distance to circumnavigate the earth. This phenomenal journey was made possible thanks to the open-heart surgery which saved his life as a child. This incredible story highlights what anyone can achieve in life if they are willing to take that first step.

Bookings essential, please contact staff on 4692 0154


Write around Toowoomba: A showcase of local writers from around the Toowoomba region

Write around Toowoomba is a free event for people of all ages to meet and speak with published writers in the Toowoomba area. Join seven local Toowoomba writers as they share insights into their writing and publishing process, and discover the stories behind their books and successful blog. Authors include fiction writers (childrens, teen and adult), nonfiction writers and those who are self-published. This event is run in collaboration with Unleash the Beast Writing and Wellness Symposium.

This is a free event, and bookings are essential. Please contact staff at libinfo@tr.qld.gov.au or 4688 6670 for more details.

When: 10 am - 5 pm Wednesday 10 October
Where: Level 2, Toowoomba City Library (Google map)


Friends of the Library book sale date claimers

Highfields Fitness and Recreation Centre, Sean McCarthy Way

  • Saturday 21 July (8 am - 4 pm)
  • Sunday 22 July (9 am to 2 pm)

Toowoomba City Library, level 3, 153 - 155 Herries Street

  • Friday 26 October (9 am - 4 pm)
  • Saturday 27 October (9 am to 2 pm)


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. Movies of a G, PG, and M rating will be shown.

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

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