Resume development and cover letter writing: a career enhancement workshop with Aly Bannister

Thursday 30th September, 3 – 4.30pm

On screen via Zoom at the Margaret River Library or sign in on your own device from home. Free event and all welcome

This workshop shows you what a good resume should look like and describes the do’s and don’ts of what to include and what to leave out.

  • Helps you understand what employers expect from a resume
  • Describes why some resumes are unsuccessful
  • Offers you free templates and clear cover letters to use in the future
  • Gives you insights on how to get your resume noticed
  • Explains the essential ingredients when creating your resume
  • Aims to help increase your chances of success for securing employment

Aly Bannister is a career coach and the author of ‘Get your rear into gear: job searching tips for career success’.

RSVP to reserve your seat at the library or to receive the zoom login if you are signing in from home. Email: or Ph: 9780 5600

Aly Bannister with her book 'Get your rear into gear'

Search for the Queen of Sheba Orchid presentation

Orchids of the South West
Beautiful Orchids of the South West

Dr Daniela Scaccabarozzi presents strategies that orchids in South Western Australia employ for attracting insects that fascinatedly pollinate orchid flowers. She is a pollination biologist currently investigating the pollination strategy of the Queen of Sheba Orchid. Her presentation is followed by a film screening of the documentary ‘Search for the Queen of Sheba Orchid’.(duration approx. 1 hr).
The documentary movie is presented by The Field Journal & Sarasota Orchid Society. World-renowned orchid taxonomist and artist Stig Dalstrom and award-winning filmmaker and composer Darryl Saffer travel to Western Australia seeking unique plants and animals that inhabit this amazing land. They are especially interested in finding the rare and elusive Queen of Sheba Orchid. After the screening, Daniela will welcome any questions inherent to the topic.
Margaret River Library
Thursday 9th September, 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Presentation repeated in Augusta
Augusta Council Chambers, Shire admin building, Allnutt Tce, Augusta
Friday 10th September, 10am – 12pm
Please RSVP to or Ph: 9780 5600

These are free events and all welcome

Tribute Tree workshop for kids

The Tribute Tree is offering a free workshop for kids aged 5 to 12 on a new theme, “Desert Adventures”. Dr. Boyd Wykes, a zoological scientist who regularly treks across the Simpson Desert, will be talking about his experiences and observations of life in some of the most inhospitable places in Australia. Kids will then be invited to make some of the desert creatures discussed, using clay with artefacts gathered from the natural world to inspire them.

Where? The Hive 3/24 Auger Way West

When? Saturday 21st August, 1pm to 3pm.

Parents and care-givers are welcome, one adult per family to maximise the number of children who can attend. Drop and go is encouraged if your kids are comfortable with that.

The workshop is free, but donations are very welcome.

Bookings are essential. To book your place, contact Georgina on

See you at the show!


Tribute Tree offers new workshop at The Hive

The Tribute Tree will be running a free Marine workshop on 31 July from 1pm to 3:30pm at the Hive, 3/24 Auger Way West.

“Reefs and rockpools” is again both an educational and creative opportunity for kids between ages 5 and over to explore their imaginings around the ocean and its various habitats.

Ngari Capes Marine ranger Eden Baxter will be talking about the creatures that inhabit these environments and show kids a collection of sea creatures that have been washed ashore.

After the workshop, kids will be able to create their own rockpools and reef life using patterned art paper, coloured fabrics, marine natural and waste products, and adding their own drawings or writings into the pastiched panels.

Places are limited and bookings are essential. Please note: there is room for one adult/carer per family. 

For more information or to book your place please contact



Special Jazz treat for seniors with Serge Le Goueff

Wednesday 23rd June, 10.30 – 11.30am

** The library is open to over 60’s on Wednesday mornings 10am – 12pm and open to all ages from 12 – 5.30pm.

Join us for a one hour jazz performance with old favourites like Frank Sinatra’s ‘Singing in the Rain’. Serge sings jazz classics beautifully and is a master of the saxophone so we are in for a treat. Space is limited so please RSVP to reserve your seat. Email: or Ph: 9780 5600

Pioneers of the Western Australian Timber Industry: a talk by Don Briggs

Thursday 17th June, 5.30pm – 6.30pm at the Margaret River Library

Author Don Briggs offers a glimpse into the history of the WA timber trade including the periods of exploration, the settlement at King George Sound, the Swan River Colony, the forests of the South West and the people who made it happen. His research reveals lots of local places and names with lovely old images as well.

SS Georgette used for timber transport
SS Georgette used for timber transport as painted by Albany artist Ross Shardlow AM

Don is the author of ‘Pioneers of the Western Australian Timber Industry’ and the biographical work ‘The Busettis of Cowaramup’. Both titles are in stock at the Margaret River and Augusta Libraries.
Please RSVP as space is limited. Email: or Ph: 9780 5600

What is Jazz? A music history talk by Serge Le Goueff

International jazz saxophonist and jazz educator Serge Le Goueff invites you to join him on his presentation “What is Jazz?” He brings to light the myths as well as the many truths that have contributed to shaping Jazz music over the past century. This lecture aims to bring clarity to how Jazz came to be. Through time, starting from the late 16th century all the way to today. It is an exploration of how different cultures (musically and geographically) have contributed to the making of the art form we know as Jazz today.

Thursday 20th May, 5.30 – 6.45pm
Seats are limited so please RSVP to or Ph: 9780 5600

The Margaret River Library is an easily accessible venue.

Book illustration workshop at the Augusta Library

Wednesday 14th April, 1 – 4pm

This 3 hour illustration workshop is an interactive introductory course exploring children’s book art. Discover methods for designing characters, creative drawing systems and the step-by-step process in creating an illustration. Gabriel Evans also presents informative and entertaining insights into being a successful children’s picture book illustrator and author. Listed are covers of some of his latest publications.

Aimed at adults (any age over 17) This event is free but bookings are essential as space is limited. RSVP to or Ph: 9780 5600

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Margaret River Library

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