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.

 

Highfields Friends of the Library book sale

When:

  • Saturday 17 June: 8 am to 4 pm
  • Sunday 18 June: 9 am to 2 pm

Where: Highfields Fitness & Recreation Centre

Come along and fill a bag full of books for $5. Bags will be provided or you can bring your own plastic or ‘green’ bag. A wide range of books are available including fiction and non-fiction.

Please direct further enquiries to Highfields Library on 07 4699 6519.

 

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) information days

Local area coordinators from the Toowoomba National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) partner, Carers Queensland, are out and about in the community providing information, answering questions and supporting people to access the NDIS. An information day is open to individuals, carers, professionals and interested members of the community. This session is a great way to get information about the NDIS and start accessing the potential benefits of the scheme sooner.

Information days will be held at the following dates and locations: 

Quinalow (+Kulpi + Peranga + McLagan) NDIS information day
Tuesday, 30 May, 10.30 am to 12 noon
Quinalow Library, Daly Street, Quinalow

Yarraman NDIS information day
Wednesday, 31 May, 10.30 am to 12 noon
Yarraman Library, corner Toomey and Douglas Streets, Yarraman

Oakey NDIS information day
Friday 2 June, 10.30 am - 12 noon
Oakey Library, Oakey Civic Precinct, 60 Campbell Street

Goombungee NDIS information day
Thursday, 8 June, 10.30 am to 12 noon
Goombungee Library, 89 Mocatta Street, Goombungee

For more information phone 4646 2800.

 

Oakey Library author visit - Tony Park 

Come along and enjoy a morning filled with African adventure tales and more from this internationally renowned author!

When: Thursday 22 June, 10 am
Where: Oakey Libary, Oakey Civic Precinct, 60 Campbell Street
Bookings: Essential - please RSVP by Tuesday 21 June

For more information phone Oakey Library on 4692 0154.

Books will be available to purchase from the author on the day.

 

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.

When: Sunday 25 June

Time: 9.30 am

Where: Community Venues, Level 3 Toowoomba City Library

Cost: Free

Click here for more information

 

The Great Expedition

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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