Kempsey Shire Libraries

Kempsey Shire Libraries - Easter closures

All our libraries will be closed:
Friday 19 April - Good Friday
Saturday 20 April - Easter Saturday
Monday 22 April - Easter Monday
Thursday 25 April - Anzac Day

Creative Upcycling school holiday workshop

Example of creative upcycling of T-shirt.

Upcycling, also known as creative reuse, is the process of turning waste materials and old, used or unwanted products into new materials or items of better use or quality - Creative Upcycling! At the workshop kids will make a t-shirt bag and also some t-shirt yarn to start a finger knitting project.

The Creative Upcycling workshop will be held on Thursday 18 April from 10:30am to 12 noon. This project is a NSW EPA Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy. All places in this workshop have now been filled.

Simple Living Group meeting

Simple Living logo

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, but this month’s meeting has been moved to Wednesday 24 April due to Anzac Day. Light refreshments will be provided. For information and to register, please contact Kempsey Library on 6566 3210 or email

Financial information seminars for seniors

Centrelink logo

Do you have questions about your pension, or are you thinking about downsizing? Then come along to Centrelink’s seminars at the Library on Friday 26 April. The first session - Understanding your pension (from 10am to 11:15am) - will discuss eligibility, the work bonus scheme, income and asset tests, concession cards, and tax and overseas travel. The second session - Accommodation options in retirement (from 11:30am to 1pm) will discuss downsizing, moving, renting, granny flats, retirement and lifestyle villages and pension assessment. 

To register for either workshop, please phone Kempsey Library on 6566 3210 or email

Author talk: Lorraine Hall, Our Little Secret

Lorraine Hall

Come along to the Library on Tuesday 30 April from 10:30am to hear Lorraine Hall speak about her courageous personal journey that forms the basis of her raw, true story entitled Our Little Secret.

In her book, Lorraine documents the pain and suffering she experienced as memories of her not so little childhood secret surfaced, to the transformation and healing process that developed through her art into the bright, colourful imagery she paints today. Lorraine hopes to reduce suffering by others by offering survivors and those who care for them the tools and lessons which helped her recover. 

Bookings essential, please contact Yvette McAlister at the library on 6566 3210

Cover of Hayden's Bedtime.

Kempsey Library book club

Kempsey Library Bookmarks needs new members. We meet the first Wednesday of each month at 10:30am.

Please see Yvette for more information or call 02 6566 3214


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