Shout out to the over-50s: a special event to demonstrate online resources!

Next week is Get Online Week, and we’re celebrating with a couple of events for over-50s who would like to find out more about getting online.

There are identical 1.5 hour events being held at the Augusta and Margaret River Libraries, which include:

  • A demonstration of online resources
  • Assistance with downloading the relevant apps to your device (bring it along!)
  • Time for questions about getting online and using library e-resources
  • Refreshments and a take-home gift

Augusta Library: Thursday 22 October at 10am / Margaret River Library: Thursday 22 October at 2pm

Numbers are limited to allow for physical distancing and BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL.

Please RSVP to or 9780 5600 to register your interest and let us know which event you would like to attend.

The Orkney Islands: a travel talk by Dr Pam Lynch

Thursday 15th October, 5.30 – 6:30pm

Dr Pam Lynch is a well-travelled author who loves to share her journeys by presenting talks with images to places like Everest Base Camp, Hadrian’s Wall and the Tasmania coastal walk. This time Pam will guide us through the history and landscape of the Orkney Islands. Pam is an inspiring speaker who motivates listeners to live life to the fullest and in these times of travel restrictions what better way to get out and see the world than through some armchair travels? Come along to the library and listen as Dr Pam Lynch takes you on a trip overseas to a spectacular part of the world. The library is holding the event within Covid-19 guidelines so please stay at home if you are not well.

RSVP to the Library by October 14th  to or Ph: 9780 5600 * * The Library is an easily accessible venue. All welcome

Author, Dr Pam Lynch
Inspiring travel speaker, Dr Pam Lynch

Cocktails with Kathy Lette


Join Public Libraries WA for a state wide author talk via Zoom. Best selling author Kathy Lette will be speaking about her new book HRT: Husband Replacement Therapy. Kathy will chat about her life, her writing and shares her immense wisdom in an exclusive tete-a-tete across the state. Join Kathy from the comfort of your own home and bring your own drinks and nibbles.

Join in for this FREE event via the magic of Zoom by registering with the link below on Eventbrite.

Presented by Glenn Swift. Thursday 27th August at 7pm

To join go to:


Tourism & Events Information Session – How to Attract & Plan for Everyone

Business Sundowner

Where: Margaret River Council Chambers

When: Tuesday 4 August 2020

Time: 5pm – 7:30pm (networking between 5pm – 5:30pm)
Complimentary refreshments and finger food provided

RSVP to Jessica Black at or (08) 9780 5276

Join 30 Foot Drop for a business sundowner focused on why accessible and inclusive tourism and events are worth investing in. This session will be informative, interactive and entertaining; you will have an opportunity to network with like-minded businesses and come away with research-based knowledge.

This session will focus on why people with a disability are essential to the success of tourism and events in our region, as well as how to make your business attractive to this often overlooked and under-serviced segment of the market.

Funded by the Lighthouse Project, delivered by Local Government Professionals Australia WA. Funding for the Lighthouse Project is provided under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) stream and administered by the Department of Communities.

National Simultaneous Storytime 2020 – virtually!

To celebrate Library and Information week, Storybox Library has a special online presentation of Emma from the Wiggles reading Whitney and Britney Chicken Divas by Lucinda Gifford for National Simultaneous Storytime!

Have your library barcode ready to click here and log in to Storybox at 11am today for a storytime that is shared by thousands of other children across Australia simultaneously.

You can also find activity sheets and colouring in at the Australian Library and Information Association’s website: 

National Simultaneous Storytime is an annual event now in it’s 20th year and hosted by the Australian Library and Information Association. Each year a picture book written and illustrated by an Australian artist is read all around the country at the same time in schools, libraries, child care centres and homes everywhere.

We hope you enjoy the story with your child and the opportunity to celebrate fantastic Australian children’s literature.



Meet Spaced 4 Rural Utopias Artist In Residence Ella Sutherland

Spaced 4: Rural Utopias is a program of residencies and socially engaged art Projects in regional and remote Western Australian communities. Margaret River Library is hosting an information session about the program and introducing the artist in residence, Sydney-based artist Ella Sutherland on Wednesday 18th March, 4-5.30pm.

Light refreshments provided.

International Art Space is a leading West Australian arts organisation, presenting a program of ambitious and dynamic socially engaged and context-responsive art. They create diverse and challenging experiences for artists and communities through contemporary visual art.

Spaced 4: Rural Utopias is a multi-year program of residencies and socially engaged art Projects. The program focuses on the idea of “Rural Utopias” and includes 15 artists from Australia, USA, Italy, UK, Austria and Indonesia

As part of this program Sydney-based Artist Ella Sutherland will spend six weeks in Margaret River, starting from the 12th March.  Over the course of her residency, the artist will draw on archival material, print techniques, experimental typography and collaborative working methodologies to develop a collection of forms that will constitute a new 26-character alphabet. The resulting font will be exhibited and reinserted back into circulation in the form of collaboratively developed short texts.

Come along to the library to hear Soula Veyradier introduce the Spaced 4: Rural Utopias program. Welcome Ella Sutherland to Margaret River and find out how the whole community can be a part of this exciting project. More information about Spaced 4 can be found Here.


Lily Malone is coming to Augusta Library

If you missed the author talk by Lily Malone recently, don’t worry, she is speaking again at the Augusta Library on Tuesday 10th March, 10 – 11am. Light refreshments will be served so please RSVP for catering to or Ph: 9780 5670

Here is a snapshot of Lily Malone showing off some of her book titles with Penny Wise and Kerry Darnell

Tuesday 10th March, 10 – 11am at Augusta Library

Come along and meet successful Cowaramup author Lily Malone. Lily has now written six rural romance stories including her latest novel ‘Last Bridge Before Home’. Her ‘get to know the author’ talks have been very popular at other libraries in the South West and now it’s our turn to welcome our own local talent. She talks about her writing, finding balance with writing and her real life as Anita Donaldson and a bit about the stories themselves. All welcome and the venue is easily accessible.

‘No one was watching’, a talk by Dr Annie Horner

Thursday 12th March, 6 – 7.30pm at Margaret River Library

 ‘No One Was Watching’ provides an alternative, imaginative entree into the once-hidden world of ‘Forgotten Australians’, a cohort of non- Indigenous men and women who were institutionalized as children. As one anonymous care-leaver begged ‘ Let our histories be visible’. The author hopes her book does just that and that these stories remind us of both our individual and collective roles in protecting children and promoting their welfare and safety into the future. Dr Annie Horner (PhD), Alumni of the Edith Cowan University South West campus, launched ‘No One Was Watching’ in May 2019. She will be speaking at the Margaret River Library about her book and presenting her valuable research behind writing her novel.

Light refreshments provided. RSVP to or Ph: 9780 5600

Meet local author Lily Malone at the Margaret River Library

Lily Malone

Thursday 27th February, 6 – 7.30pm

Come along and meet successful Cowaramup author Lily Malone. Lily has now written six rural romance stories including her latest novel ‘Last Bridge Before Home’. Her ‘get to know the author’ talks have been very popular at other libraries in the South West and now it’s our turn to welcome our own local talent. She talks about her writing, finding balance with writing and her real life and a bit about the stories themselves. Please RSVP for catering purposes to or ph: 9780 5600.


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Margaret River Library

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