Michael Rubbo author talk - Travels with my Art

Michael Rubbo

Author, artist and Australian film director Michael Rubbo is coming to Kempsey Library to discuss his book Travels with My Art. The book details his love of painting outside, working with oil paints like painter Van Gogh, and his travels.

Michael will also be discussing the concept, Lumenarta -  a chain of digital galleries. These galleries will allow people to visit regional galleries and see digital art work that is continually changing.

Come along and listen to Michael’s talk on Thursday 30 August 2018 10:30am. Copies of Michael’s book will be available for purchase on the day. For more information please email kempsey.library@kempsey.nsw.gov.au or phone 02 6566 3210


Michael Rubbo

Storytime - Rodney Loses It! 

The monthly Storytime is a free event designed for children aged 3 to 6 years and includes book readings, craft and music. Betty the Bookworm will be visiting Kempsey Library as part of her Paint the Town REaD tour to read us Rodney Loses It! by Michael Bauer. 

Join us at 10:30am Friday 31 August. No need to book, just turn up to enjoy!


FOLK booksale - Friday 31 August, 9:30am-2pm

Come along to the August Kempsey Library book sale! This month we have lots of large print books on offer. Boxes of pre-loved books will be available for just $3 and DVDs will be on sale for just 20¢. There will also be magazines and audiobooks available. Proceeds go toward supporting reading and literacy programs in the Shire.


Adult Learner's Week - Learning changes lives

Kempsey Library will be holding one on one computer sessions during Adult Learners’ Week. The theme of Adult Learners’ Week for 2018 is 'Learning changes lives’.

From Monday to Wednesday 3-5 September you can book in for a free one-hour computer session with a staff member. Learn computer basics, download electronic books, learn how to navigate websites or delve deeper into searching databases.

For bookings and enquiries please call 6566 3210 or email kempsey.library@kempsey.nsw.gov.au


Drug & Alcohol Info Hub Exhibition - 11-27 September

Can you separate fact from fiction when it comes to drugs and alcohol?

Drug and alcohol collage

Community members can test their knowledge of drugs and alcohol at the Drug and Alcohol Info Hub at Kempsey Library from Monday 11 September to Thursday 27 September.

The Drug and Alcohol Info Hub is an interactive travelling display program that provides up to date and accessible information about drugs and alcohol and identifies support networks and agencies within the local community.

Pregnancy & Alcohol Talk with NSW Health

NSW Health will be coming to Kempsey Library and discussing pregnancy and alcohol. The talk is titled ‘One standard drink … when you drink your unborn baby drinks’. NSW Health will provide information on what a standard drink is and will show how alcohol can harm the child. This informative talk will be on Monday 17 September from 11am to 12 noon.

Mocktail Monday

After the pregnancy and alcohol talk library staff will be holding a mocktail making demonstration. The mocktail we will be making is a Mockingbird, an alcohol free drink containing orange juice and grenadine.

Drug Info is a partnership between the State Library of NSW and the NSW Ministry of Health. For more information please email kempsey.library@kempsey.nsw.gov.au or phone 02 6566 3210


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