Kempsey Shire Libraries

Tech Savvy Seniors: Introduction to Smartphones

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The Tech Savvy Seniors program assists seniors who have limited or no experience in using technology to learn new skills, access information online and stay connected with their friends, family and their community. This is a free program offered to people 60 years and over and is managed by the State Library of NSW on behalf of the NSW Government and Telstra.

Upcoming sessions at Kempsey Library include an introduction to smartphones on Thursday 26 September from 10am to 12pm and introduction to the internet (for computers) part 2 - intermediate level on Wednesday 23 October. Bookings are essential and please BYO device, fully charged and ready to use!

Spaces are limited. To book or for further information, please phone library on 6566 3210

Join like-minded souls in our Simple Living Group

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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.

Gatherings are held at the library on the last Thursday of the month from 1:30 to 2:30pm with this month’s session to be held on Thursday 26 September. Light refreshments will be provided. For information and to register, please contact Mary Williams at Kempsey Library on 6566 3210 or email

Storytime: counting and interactive fun with Felt Bugs!

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For Storytime this month we will be reading and having fun with Felt Bugs by The Book Company Publishing on Friday 27 September from 10:30am.

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 at the library, but would appreciate if you could let us know how many people are coming so we can make plans to accommodate you.

For more information please contact Kempsey Library on 6566 3210

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Learn how to do manga drawing and create balloon shapes

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If you like the Japanese based anime and manga cartoon styles, then come along to Kempsey Library for the Manga Workshop on Wednesday 2 October from 10:30am to 12:30pm.

For children aged 8 years and over, the workshop will be led by Steve McLeod, who will teach you how to do ‘manga style’ drawing techniques from scratch. With his easygoing style, you'll be creating your own manga artworks in no time!

Bookings are essential as there are limited spaces available. Please book at the library or phone 6566 3210

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Come and learn the art of balloon twisting with Nicky from Peppa-rific Parties at our All About Balloons Workshop on Friday 11 October from 1:30pm to 2:30pm. This interactive and inclusive workshop (for kids aged five and up) teaches basic balloon twisting skills and encourages creativity, while also having fun.

The children will learn step-by-step how to make a balloon sword and a dog, and will put their new skills to the test to design their own crazy balloon hat. All balloons will already be inflated so the children can get straight into the fun of twisting. Bookings are essential and spaces are limited so get in quick to reserve your place. Please book at Kempsey Library or phone 6566 3210

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