Kempsey Shire Libraries

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Scams Awareness information session

In this session run by Fair Trading, find out about recent scams affecting thousands of Australians. Lean how these scams are designed and how to protect yourself, your family and your personal information.

This session will be held at Kempsey Library on Friday 16 November from 10:30am until 11:30am.

Art of Ageing photographic exhibition

Rita Lucas

The Library is proud to host the Art of Ageing photographic exhibition running from 31 October to 16 November.

This free exhibition celebrates the experience of older people in NSW, with thirty images and stories that challenge out-dated ideas about ageing.

Official opening: Thursday 1 November, 10:30am at Kempsey Library with special guests, light morning tea, entertainment and Art of Ageing exhibition subject Rita Lucas.

Please contact Kempsey Library on 6566 3210 or for more information.

Lego Builders

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On Monday 19 November from 10:30am, bring your imagination to create, build and play with the library’s Lego collection.

Suitable for children aged 2-3 years, the Lego Builders program involves using Lego to develop early literacy and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) skills. Through songs and rhymes children will increase their functional vocabulary.

For enquiries please contact the library on 6566 3210

Tech Savvy Seniors workshop

Seniors with laptop computer

The Tech Savvy Seniors program assists seniors who have limited or no experience in using technology to learn new skills, access information online and stay connected with their friends, family and their community. The next workshop will be:

  • Introduction to the Internet Part 2 will be held on Tuesday 20 November from 10am to 12 noon.

If you don't have access to a laptop computer, we can organise a computer for you to use here. For bookings and enquiries please contact the library on 6566 3210

Glenna Thomson author talk

Glenna Thomson

Glenna Thomson, author of Blueberry and Stella and Margie will be coming to Kempsey Library in November. Glenna Thomson lives in north-east Victoria on a cattle property. She portrays her experiences on the farm, and in her extensive garden, vividly in her writing.

For several years, Glenna and her husband also managed a commercial blueberry orchard, which inspired her first novel Blueberry. Glenna grew up on an apple orchard, married, had children, and before moving to the country she developed a career in overseas aid and business.

Stella and Margie is her second novel. Glenna says “I’m part of the ‘sandwich generation’ of women who are ‘sandwiched’ between elderly parents, children and grandchildren. I understand the complex issues about intergenerational families and write about them”.

Come along for this free author talk at Kempsey Library on Tuesday 27 November 2018 at 11am. For more information and to book please call 02 6566 3210 or email

Food for Fines

Food for Fines

Kempsey Shire Libraries have launched a campaign called Food for Fines to get books returned while also helping those in need. Any library members with existing overdue book fines will have the fees waived in exchange for canned or long-life food items.

Members are asked to donate one non-perishable food item per book fine to any of the Shire’s library branches in Kempsey, South West Rocks, Stuarts Point, and Hat Head.

Food for Fines will run from now through to January 2019. All of the items collected will be donated to local charities to distribute into food hampers to help those in need in the local community.

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