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

 

School holiday activities - September / October

These school holidays join us across the region as the library service offers a broad range of holiday activities. This will include our region-wide event 'Blue Gum Farm TV presents The Outback Boogie!'.

View all the available activities online or via our holiday program flyer. For more information and bookings, please contact your local library.

 

Upcoming author events

Patsy Kemp - 15 October

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.

Book planter workshop for ages 10+

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

Workshop inclusions

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

Films and images

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.

Historical display

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.

Historical display - Local History Library

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.

Talk: 'Toowoomba Gardens - Then and Now' by Peter Cullen

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+.

Talk: Carnival by decades 1950's

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+.

Digital Hub - Computer classes, library catalogue

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+.

White gloves experience

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+.

Talk: Carnival by decades 1960's

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+.

Talk: Carnival by decades 1970's

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+.

Guided walks - A guided walk through the various displays in the cultural precinct

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:

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: Monday, 23 September 2019 15:07