Walk like an Egyptian - at Kempsey Library

Ancient Egyptian scene

Join us at Kempsey Library on Friday 26 September at 10:30am for Egyptian Tales – a special holiday activity based on Ancient Egypt. Bring your iPad if you have one or borrow a library iPad to join in with some great online activities. Make your own Egyptian mask or golden sarcophagus and create a hieroglyph bookmark. Dress up for extra fun and prizes!

This is a free activity for children aged  5 to 12 years. Parents must accompany any child younger than 8 years old.

Bookings are essential as places are limited. To register please contact Kempsey Library on 6566 3210.


Desley Polmear to speak at Kempsey Library in October

Author Desley Polmear

Author and South West Rocks resident Desley Polmear will be a guest speaker at Kempsey Library on Wednesday 8 October, at 11am.

Desley has recently published her second novel Just Before Midnight, a sequel to Unlocked Secrets which was published in September 2012.

Just Before Midnight is described as a ‘fast paced sensual page turner’ and tells the story of beautiful sexy Susie Russo’s chaotic life and the consequences of her choices.  

Come along to Kempsey Library and support this emerging local talent! Light refreshments will be served, and copies of Desley’s books will be on sale. Please contact the library to register your attendance.


FOLK monthly booksale

FOLK logo

Each month the Friends of the Library Kempsey group (FOLK) holds a book sale in the forecourt of Kempsey Library. The next book sale will be held on Friday 26 September 9:30am and 2pm, weather permitting.

Come along for a chat and a bargain – a range of books, magazines, and some audiobooks and toys will be on sale at super low prices. All money raised goes towards supporting reading and literacy in the Kempsey Shire.


Fathers in Focus book launch at Kempsey Library

Cover of Fathers in Focus

The official launch of Kempsey Writers Group’s latest publication Fathers in Focus was held on Thursday 4 September.

Fathers in Focus is a collection of reminiscences by the group’s members and friends, and forms a natural sequel to the group’s previous publication Mum’s the Word, published in 2010. Additional copies may be ordered at the library. Cost per book is $18 and pre-payment is required.


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