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Local author Fiona McArthur to visit Kempsey Library

Fiona McArthur

Kempsey Library is delighted to announce that local author and midwife Fiona McArthur will be speaking at Kempsey Library on Thursday 28 August 2014, from 5:00 pm.

Fiona will be speaking about her latest book Red Sand Sunrise, an Australian novel set in a remote township in far west Queensland. Join us for the opportunity to meet this charming and interesting local lady. Copies of Red Sand Sunrise will be available for purchase on the day, and light refreshments will be provided free of charge.

To register for this event please phone Kempsey Library on 6566 3210 or send an email to

For more information please read this media release

Knitting at Kempsey Library

Hands knitting

If you love to knit why not join the Hook with Love Knitting Group. The group meets at Kempsey Library on the first Friday of each month and new members are always welcome. The next meeting will be on Friday 1 August, from 10:30am to around 1pm.

If you are not a knitter, you are welcome to come along and learn from the experts. People with crochet and sewing skills are also welcome, as the squares need to be joined up to make into blankets.

If you can’t make it to the meetings, you can still contribute by knitting squares at home and dropping them into the library. The only requirement is that the squares must be a uniform size, so that they may be easily joined to make up completed blankets. However, let your imagination run wild when it comes to colour and texture!

The squares should be made up on 4mm needles, using 8 ply yarn (wool or acrylic blend), and the completed square should measure 25cm square (10 inches X 10 inches). Instruction sheets can be obtained from any library branch, or can be posted out or emailed on request.

The Hook With Love group also welcome donations of 8 ply yarn that may be left at Kempsey Library.

For enquiries contact Kempsey Library on 6566 3210, or June Morley on 6562 7213.

Baby Bounce in August

The next session of Kempsey Library’s popular Baby Bounce program will be held on Friday 8 August, commencing at 10:30am.

Presenter Kim Hodge will guide babies and their parents or carers through a half hour of songs, rhyme and movement. The program is designed to introduce very young children to the world of books and reading.

Baby Bounce sessions are most suitable for children aged from birth up to three years, and are free to attend. No need to book ahead, simply turn up to enjoy the fun.

For enquiries, please phone Kempsey Library on 6566 3210

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