Cover of Rest Assured

Beth Anderson author talk

Kempsey born author Beth Anderson will be at Kempsey Library on 17 March to discuss her new book, Rest Assured. Join Beth as she shares stories of hers and others personal experiences and trials when loved ones die unexpectedly.

Rest Assured is an interactive, light hearted, and very informative resource on a topic everyone will be faced with, your wishes and choices, regarding your eternal rest. Have you felt like you wouldn’t have a clue where to start if a loved one died? Are you worried about how your loved ones will manage when you die?

Beth will be at Kempsey Library Saturday 17 March 2018 at 10am. For more information and book for this free event please call 02 6566 3210 or send an email to
Lego Builders poster

Lego Builders

Bring your imagination to create, build and play with the library’s new 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. Rhymes also teach language rhythm and flow developing phonemic awareness which eventually helps with reading. The building activities tap into the children’s desire to explore, imagine and learn, providing hands-on opportunities for creativity and imagination.

Sessions conclude with free play, encouraging open ended construction. Lego Builders will be held at Kempsey Library on Monday 19 March, 10:30am to 11am.

Beeswax wraps workshops are back!

Bees wax wraps workshop logo

Learn how to make your own beeswax wraps and keep your food fresh and plastic free at a workshop at Kempsey Library next month.

If you want to kick the single-use disposable plastic habit, then homemade beeswax wraps are a great alternative. You can use them in the place of cling wrap to cover food and keep it fresh, plus they’re reusable and can easily be refreshed if the wax starts to wear.

Come along to a workshop and learn how to make, use and care for beeswax wraps. The workshop is $20 per person and includes three wraps to take home.

The workshop will be held at Kempsey Library on Saturday 24 March from 9am to 11am. Bookings are essential! For enquiries and to RSVP your attendance please contact the Library on 6566 3210

Anna Featherstone at Kempsey Library

Anna Featherstone and friend

What’s it take to be a farmer: A degree? A sense of humour? The collective wisdom of others? And what does it take to write a memoir? Any of the above?

Find out the answers when Anna Featherstone, author of Honey Farm Dreaming and co-author of Small Farm Success Australia comes to Kempsey Library on Thursday 5 April 2018 at 10:30am to discuss both books.

Small Farm Success Australia is of interest to people already farming, as well as those thinking about a tree or career change. It covers a wealth of information from how to value-add produce to how to market it. Farmers from across Australia and the Mid North Coast tell their stories within the book.

Honey Farm Dreaming is a funny and poignant memoir about sustainability, small farming and the not-so simple life. It includes original organic balm recipes as well as farmhouse dinner time favourites.

This morning is sure to be a lot of fun and of real interest to anyone interested in food production, eating, writing and life.

Come along and see Anna at Kempsey Library on Thursday 5 April 2018 at 10:30am. For more information please call 02 6566 3210

Kanopy online film service now available

Library members can now access Kanopy – a new streaming video service and watch a variety of popular films and documentaries via a computer or by using apps on a tablet or smart phone.

The collection includes titles like Girl Asleep, Jasper Jones, Perfect Strangers and Salt and Fire.

Kanopy’s main homepage will continually change and update with new selections. It is currently highlighting films from the Sundance Film Festival.

Library members will receive 6 play credits each month. Each film uses 1 play credit. At the start of each month your play credits will be replenished. Customers can also rate and leave comments on the films.

Simply use the Kanopy icon on the library’s website to get started. You will need to create an account by logging in with an email address, Facebook or Google account and then enter your Kempsey Library card number. For more information please call the library on 6566 3210

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