Learn about wildlife rescue
Thursday 29 September from 11am to 11:30am

Join our local wildlife representative from FAWNA (For Australian Wildlife Needing Aid) for an information session on wildlife rescue and rehabilitation and animal habitats.

This activity is most suited to children aged 5 to 10 years old, younger children may attend if accompanied by a responsible adult. Bookings are essential as places are limited, please contact the library to register.

The FAWNA 24 hour rescue number is 6581 4141

Teddy Bear’s Picnic
Friday 7 October 2016 from 1:30pm to 3pm

If you come down to Kempsey Library on Friday 7 October you’re sure of a big surprise! Bring your teddy bear or favourite soft toy and join us for stories, songs and games.

This activity is best suited to children aged 3 to 6 years, and although bookings are not essential it does help us know how many to expect. Phone the library to register, or just come along on the day!


Australia’s first celebrities on show at Kempsey Library

Print of waratah James Sowerby (1757-1822)
Embothrium speciosissimum,
Great Embothria or Waratah, [1793]
Hand coloured print Q79/59

Explore how the koala and the waratah were first depicted over 200 years ago and how they have evolved over time to quickly become national icons in a new Australian Inspiration display at Kempsey Library.

The Australian Inspiration display is on loan from the State Library of New South Wales, and draws on the rich collections housed in the State Library to present a fascinating depiction of our nation’s history and the development of the Australian cultural identity.

Highlights of the display include some of the earliest known drawings of Australian flora and fauna and Dorothy Wall’s drawing of Blinky Bill and her earlier characters in Tommy Bear and the Zookies from c.1920.

The display will be open for viewing at the library from Tuesday 4 October to Thursday 13 October.  Group bookings are welcome, please contact the library to discuss your group visit. To view the images from the display online please visit the State Library of NSW website at   www2.sl.nsw.gov.au/archive/events/exhibitions/2015/aus_inspiration 


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