Shire of Augusta Margaret River Libraries

From Planning to Findings: Research as Connection and a Trip to Brazil

Friday 26th July, 10.30 – 11.30am at the Margaret River Library

Ana Brawls was the recipient of the Neilma Sidney Literary Travel Fund from Writers Victoria and The Myer Foundation earlier this year. In preparing for her next novel, Ana chose to research on location in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo visiting Libraries, Museums and Institutes preserving heritage and culture. In this presentation Ana talks about:

  • the journey with photos to support her research and what she discovered
  • the institutions preserving history and the resources both new and historical
  • methods for collating the information that will be used in her next novel
  • lessons learned and the serendipity in coming across information

Please RSVP so we can save you a seat. Email: or Ph: 9780 5600. All welcome to this free event and the library is an easily accessible venue.




The Cocoon Gallery For Emerging Artists Welcomes Artzability

Exhibition Launch Event – Monday 22nd July, 11am – 12pm

The whole community is invited to the launch of the exhibition by the artists from Artzability. Please RSVP for catering purposes to Email:

Artzability are a self-funded group of artists who create their work with help from their support carers. This exciting bird house project was funded with a Shire of Augusta Margaret River community grant. The bird houses were built by the Margaret River Men’s Shed and Lee Gillan taught how to mosaic them. The exhibition also showcases other creations by the artists including encaustic art mandalas, mosaic tiles and hand built models of birds. The Cocoon is a burst of vibrant colours and textures and is a must see. The exhibition is on show until the end of August.

The Library is an easily accessible venue and all welcome.

Raising Children In More Than One Language

Thursday July 25th, 6.30pm – 7.30pm

Multilingual Australia presents an online workshop about raising children in more than one language. The session is designed to empower parents and caregivers with the knowledge and tools to nurture a bilingual or multilingual environment for their children. Dive into the benefits, strategies, and joys of raising children fluent in more than one language, understanding the cognitive and social advantages it brings.

The zoom presentation will be on the big screen at the Margaret River Library and light refreshments will be available. RSVP so we save you a seat or so we can send a link to sign in from home on your own device. Email: or Ph: 9780 5600

Young Mentors Are Back! Register Your Interest Now

For the third time running we are partnering with Margaret River Senior High School to deliver the Young Mentors Program during August 2024.

The program supports older Australians to improve their digital skills by bringing them together with young people in a mentoring capacity, to share digital skills and knowledge

The one-to-one sessions are fun, informal and tailored to cover topics older people would like to learn. Participants can use their own devices, so the new skills they learn can be put into practice straight away. Some devices are available if learners want to have a go, but do not have the resources.

The Young Mentors program offers a wealth of benefits to all participants. Older people ­­can improve digital literacy, learn essential life skills and develop a deeper sense of community while the young mentors can develop leadership, communication, problem-solving skills… and much more.

Important date: Information Session For Learners Over 50

Wednesday 24th July at 10.30am

Register your interest by email to Ana: or contact the library Ph:08 9780 5600.

The library is an easily accessible venue with space available for carers if necessary.

Community Writing Group – July Session

The Community Writing Group meets at the library once a month. The group is free to join and open to anyone looking for a tribe to write with.

The Community Writing Group aims to provide participants with:

  • motivation to write
  • writing support
  • opportunity to share knowledge and skills
  • writing exercises
  • writing feedback

RSVP’s are appreciated so we can put enough chairs out. For more information about the group contact Ana Brawls. Email:

Shadow Box Workshops With Victoria Robertson

Monday 8th July, 2.30 – 3.30pm and Wednesday 10th July, 2.30 – 3.30 pm at the Margaret River Library.

RSVP on Eventbrite as spaces are limited. 

Join us in a relaxed setting to create a beautiful tiny shadow box, choosing from a range of ready-to-make kits. Options are an ocean or forest setting. No previous experience needed, and all materials are provided.

These free workshops are aimed at adults and children over 12 years of age.

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Margaret River Library

Fearn Avenue, Margaret River WA 6285
Phone: (08) 9780 5600