Shire of Augusta Margaret River Libraries

Book Stars Club for kids aged 8-11 years old

Book Stars Club 

For 8 to 11 year olds and held on the first Monday of each month at the Margaret River Library, meet at 4pm for a 4.15 start with our next meeting being 4th December.

During Book Stars we chat about what we have read over the month, give recommendations, and do a book related craft activity.

This is a FREE after school activity and no bookings are required. Please note children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult in the library.

Book Chat Club for teens aged 12 years and over

Teens aged 12 years old and over are invited to join us at Margaret River Library for Book Chat Club on Monday 27th November at 4pm for a 4.15 start.

At our Book Chat Club meetings we talk about the books we have read and give reviews and recommendations to other club members.

Book Chat Club is free with snacks provided and bookings are not required, simply head to the library at 4pm.

Walking Through History Series: The Shetland Islands

Wednesday 6th December, 10.30 – 11.30am at the Margaret River Library

Dr Pam Lynch has a fascination for all eras of UK history and archaeology and has taken part in an archaeological dig on a Roman Palace site in the south of England. She recently visited Shetland and its historical sites, intrigued by its extensive remains and the insight they give into an ancient society.

Come along and let her lead you through the extensive history of this group of islands and wonder at the creation of some of its unique monuments and the people who left them behind.
The talk will be followed with light refreshments and the chance to mingle. All welcome to this FREE event.

RSVP to reserve a seat. Email: or Ph: 9780 5600

Mindful Mandala Workshop

Friday 1st December, 10.30am – 12.30pm, Margaret River Library

This is a gentle introduction to a mindful activity in a welcoming and easily accessible space to create a ‘Mandala of Seasons’.

Have you ever thought about what each of our seasons of the year mean? Is there spiritual, cultural or personal connections for you throughout the seasons? Do symbols, colours or smells come to mind and what they represent? Why not sit back, explore and watch your design unfold under the guidance of workshop presenter, Dawn Burke.

All materials are provided including light refreshments. This free activity suits all abilities. RSVP as space is limited. Email: or Ph: 9780 5600


The Cocoon Gallery For Emerging Artists Welcomes Karen Larkin

A Short Story …
The name of the gallery ,’The Cocoon’, prompted me to ‘open the lid’. For over 25 years I have had two items in an old OXO stock cube tin on which it says ‘KEEP THE LID CLOSED’.
A little seahorse and an ancient cup handle, found in the desert.
After my first baby, Henry, died, I always thought that I would make something with them; a kind of memorial piece. These items were the catalyst for this journey.

I was a passionate photographer but have hung up my Pentax KM SLR since film became old hat. I haven’t had a heart for it since then, however my phone is very full of images which seems to
contradict that. Although I had intentions of using another medium, whilst I was immersed in play (with my phone) I realised that what I was doing was the art that I would show.

I have revisited a photo album and journals from 25 years ago, some of which I will share, most of which needs to stay closed in those books. I found myself making pictures with other things in my
home that relate to that time. This exhibition is a chance to revisit a story of my own, that is unique but shared by many. I have these expectations of myself and the art that I feel that I should be making, but I never do it.
In creating these works I have a new understanding, because I enjoyed myself so much in the process.

I love playing …
I play all the time, I play with things that I find, I play with images and fabrics, I play with composition, I play with nature, I play with words. This is the art that I do. I don’t paint and draw ; I can now let myself off the hook.

I booked this space in 2019 as a hopeful plan that I would still be here after having pancreatic cancer. This exhibition is evidence that I am, by the grace of God, indeed still among you and am living well.

On display from now until 22nd December in the entry to the Margaret River Library. Artworks are for sale through the artist.


Read more blog posts
Back to top ↑

Contact the Libraries

Margaret River Library

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