Kempsey Shire Libraries

Julietta Henderson - online author talk

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At 6:30pm on Thursday 25 February Julietta Henderson, author of The Funny thing about Norman Foreman, will be in conversation with Suzanne Micallef from City of Parramatta Libraries discussing her book with the support of NSW Public Libraries Association.

Norman and Jax are a quirky pair of pre-teen best friends with a five-year plan to take their comedy act all the way to the Edinburgh Fringe by the  time they’re fifteen. When Jax dies suddenly, it’s earth-shattering.

Norman’s mum Sadie knows she won’t win Mother of the Year anytime  soon, and she really doesn’t know, or care, who Norman’s father is. But her heart is broken when she discovers her grieving son’s revised plan: ‘Find Dad’ and ‘Get to the Edinburgh Fringe’. If finding his dad and performing at Edinburgh are the two things that will make Norman happy after his devastating loss, Sadie’s going to make it happen.

This author talk is a NSW Public Libraries collaboration. Numbers are limited for this free virtual event via Zoom and bookings are essential. Please use this link to register: 

Storytime flies again

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At 10:30am on Friday 26 February Storytime returns for 2021 with Henry the flying emu.

Henry the emu wanted to fly! But flying fish, eagles and launchers can't seem to help. It's only after meeting Wallagoot Jean that Henry learns about the science of orbit, and the importance of flying first with his mind.

Come along to hear Aunty Ruth read this fun book and take part in activities. Bookings are essential - visit this web page to book 

For more information contact the library on 6566 3210

Save Power Kits

Would you like help reducing your electricity bill? Kempsey Shire Library can help you with Save Power Kits and energy meters that are available for loan.

The Save Power Kit contains

Save Power Kit
  • Power-Mate Lite energy meter to help you measure the power used by appliances, find out how much they cost to run and the carbon pollution they create;
  • Stopwatch to measure how long you are in the shower and how much hot water you use;
  • Two thermometers: an infrared thermometer so you can find out where your home lets in the cold in winter or heat in summer, and a standard thermometer to check your room and fridge temperatures;
  • Light Meter to see which direction your windows face so you can make the most of the sun in winter and use shading to best advantage in summer;
  • User guide with worksheets and action plan.

Deborah Rodriguez presents The Moroccan Daughter

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Deborah Rodriguez will be in conversation with Prue Fogarty from Shellharbour City Libraries with the support of NSW Public Libraries Association

An enchanting new novel from the international bestselling author of The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul . From the alleyways of the ancient medina in Fès to a marriage festival in  the Atlas Mountains, Deborah Rodriguez’s mesmerising new bestseller is a  modern story of forbidden love, secrets and family told across four different  women. 

The Moroccan Daughter is an utterly irresistible story of modern love, family,  identity and celebrating our differences. This is the perfect read for old and  new fans of Deborah Rodriguez.

Numbers are limited for this free virtual event via Zoom and bookings are essential. Please use this link to register: 

Share your perspective - Your Future Library surveys

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We want to hear your ideas and suggestions for improving our library spaces and the services that we provide now and into the future. Currently, you can read about and have your say on three individual library projects:

So, put on your ‘thinking caps’, and please share your feedback 

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Library services now available via a new app

Thanks to a new app, you can now access Kempsey Shire Library’s catalogue, renew and reserve books, use self-checkout, access the e-Library, find out what’s on, and more.

To get started all you need to do is:

  • Search for the Mid North Coast Library App via the App Store for iOS devices or Google Play for Android
  • Use your Library membership number and password to set up your account and start browsing

For more information and support with using the app contact Kempsey Library on 6566 3210 or or send an email to

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