FOLK booksale

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The next Friends of the Library Kempsey (FOLK) booksale will be held on Friday 31 July, from 9:30am to 2pm.

Each month, FOLK volunteers work tirelessly to set up and run the sale, in order to raise funds for literacy projects in the Kempsey Shire. Items for sale will include a wide range of pre-loved fiction and non-fiction books, magazines, DVDs and music CDs, and a small selection of toys. All items are surplus to library needs, and will be sold at bargain prices.


Local Government Week 2015 @ your library

Join library staff to celebrate Local Government Week 2015, and book for one of our free information sessions:

Get to know your library services
Monday 3 August, from 10:30am to 11:30am, or
Wednesday 5 August from 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Get to know your online library at one of these two sessions that focus on the Library’s website and online resources. Learn how to search the catalogue and reserve items, find out what a database is and how to use it, view the options for downloading books, music, magazines, and more! Note the Wednesday afternoon session will include an overview of the resources that are especially useful to school and tertiary students.

Beginning Family History Research
Tuesday 4 August, from 10:30am to 11:30am

Begin your family history search by coming along to this information session to learn how to get started with Births, Deaths and Marriages records.

Aboriginal Family History
Tuesday 4 August, from 11:30am to 12:30pm

Local Government Week 2015 logo

Do you want to find out more about your Indigenous family history? Book for this session for an overview of the state and national organisations who hold the Aboriginal Family History records you have been looking for.

Other Council activities on offer during Local Government Week include a visit to the Waste Transfer Station on Monday 3 August, a tour of some of the art galleries and studios in the Macleay on Thursday 6 August, and a twilight tour of the West Kempsey Cemetery on Friday 7 August.

To book for any of these workshops, including the library sessions, please contact the Customer Service team on 6566 3200


Storytime and Baby Bounce sessions for Terms 3 & 4

A new schedule of dates for Storytime and Baby Bounce sessions for the rest of the year is now available. To view these, select the ‘For children’ link from the menu on the library webpage. You can also collect a copy of the program from any library branch, or ask for a copy to be sent to you.

These sessions are free to attend and there is no need to book in advance. Help your child, or children in your care, develop all important pre-literacy skills and develop their creativity and socialising skills in a friendly library atmosphere.


Author Desley Polmear to speak at library

Desley Polmear

Local author Desley Polmear will speak about her latest novel Payback at Kempsey Library, on Friday 21 August from 10:30am

Payback is the third book in a trilogy which includes two other titles: Unlocked Secrets and Just before Midnight.

Desley is well known in her home town of South West Rocks for her creative contributions to the local artistic community. She has completed three fiction novels, an autobiography of her early years, and an inspirational verse book, and made contributions to other local anthologies. Her warm and generous nature ensures her talks are always interesting and insightful.

All community members are invited to attend this talk, and enjoy light refreshments at its conclusion. Signed copies of Desley’s trilogy will be available to purchase as a set of three for $60, or individually for $25 each.

For enquiries and bookings, please contact Kempsey Library.


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