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Australian Poetry Slam

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Australian Poetry Slam (APS) calls out for Kempsey poets to take the stage on Thursday 8 August to perform their work and awe the audience.

Performing writers have two minutes to inspire judges randomly selected from the crowd with their original lyrics, poetry, stories, raps, or whatever they do with words.

Are you the next Australian Poetry Slam Champion set to share your words, or a lover of stories and rhythm ready to click along?

Join us at the Kempsey Library heat to witness Australia’s finest wordsmiths as we write a revolution.

For more information please call Yvette on 02 6566 3210

Simple Living Group meeting

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Bring all your ideas, thoughts, questions and a notebook along to our new Simple Living Group, for people who want to focus on the things that matter most. We will be discussing frugal living, sustainability, core personal values, slow food, decluttering and living an intentional life.

Meetings are usually held on the last Thursday of the month at the Library, from 1:30pm. This month’s meeting will be held on Thursday 25 July. Light refreshments will be provided. For information and to register, please contact Kempsey Library on 6566 3210 or email

Storytime - come and listen to the Clever Crow

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For Storytime this month we will be reading ‘Clever Crow’ by Nina Lawrence and Bronwyn Bancroft on Friday 26 July from 10:30am 

Storytime sessions include book readings, craft and often a musical activity. The sessions are designed for children aged 3 to 6 years and aim to develop early literacy skills in a fun and social environment.

There is no need to book for our free sessions, simply turn up. Older and younger siblings are welcome to join in the fun. We also love hosting large groups, but would appreciate if you could let us know you’re coming.

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FOLK book sale

The Friends of the Kempsey Library (FOLK) book sale is on Friday 26 July from 9:30am to 1pm outside the Elbow Street Library entrance. Only $3 for a box of pre-loved books and 20¢ for a DVD. All proceeds from the book sales go towards supporting reading and literacy programs in the Kempsey Shire.

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