New Cocoon exhibition “Surfing Margaret River” by Terri Sharpe on now

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Local photographer Terri Sharpe is the latest emerging artist to have work featured in the  Margaret River Library’s foyer space, The Cocoon Gallery.

Terri has over twenty years of surf culture photographs captured between the Capes, spanning from the early 90’s to today.
With literally thousands of images at her disposal, she published a surfing guide in 1999 called Waxed: A Guide to Surfing Hot Spots in South Western Australia, and another in 2014 with her surfing partner Jason Reynolds, called Surfing Margaret River: Cape to Cape Guide.

This Cocoon exhibition gives her a chance to show people just how spectacular this stretch of our coastline can be.
“We tend to almost take this area for granted – sometimes it’s nice to be reminded just how lucky and privileged we are to live in such a unique and inspiring place,” she said.

“My works will be on sale in the lead up to Christmas.”

“Surfing Margaret River” commences on 1 December 2016 and runs until 1 February 2017.

Teddy Bears picnic for storytime Tuesday 29th November

teddy bear picnic

Join us for a special Teddy Bear’s picnic storytime session, aimed at children aged 2 – 5 years old and their caregivers on Tuesday 29th November at 10.30am. Please bring a teddy, picnic blanket and hat and we will meet outside the Margaret River Library.

No bookings required, just turn up for stories, songs, rhymes, music, craft and a morning tea.

Phone 9780 5600 for more information or just rock up!



Invitation to Seniors Week at the library

Invitation for seniors to join us next week to celebrate Seniors Week.

Augusta Library – morning tea, music and complimentary hand massage

Monday 7 November, 10am – 11am

RSVP by Friday 4 November to 9780 5600 or email:

Margaret River Library – morning tea, music, quiz and complimentary hand massage

Thursday 10 November, 10am – 11.30am

Please RSVP by 9 November


Guests enjoying a cuppa at last year’s morning tea.


As a special treat, grandparents are welcome to join in with their grandchildren for some stories, songs and rhymes at the library. Session times at both libraries are:

Baby rhyme time at Margaret River Library

Mon 7 Nov, 2:30 – 3pm

Aimed at children under 2 years. Afternoon tea, rhymes and sing-a-long.

Storytime at Margaret River Library

Tues 8 Nov, 10:15 for a 10:30am start – 11:30am

Aimed at children 2 – 5 years. Stories, sing-a-long and craft session with morning tea.

Toddler tales at Augusta library (please rsvp as space is limited)

Thurs 10 Nov, 10:30 – 11:30am

Morning tea, stories, rhymes, music and sing-a-long. Aimed at children 18 – 36 months.

Transparent Language Online – planned maintenance

tloOur online language-learning resource, Transparent Language Online, will be temporarily unavailable from 7pm – 8pm on Wednesday 26th October while the service is being updated.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

If you are interested in learning a new language (or learning English as a second language) you can find out more about Transparent Language Online at our Lifelong Learning webpage here.

There is a huge selection of languages available, from Afrikaans to Zulu – and everything in between.

The service is available 24/7 and is free for library members.