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.


Cocoon Gallery presents: Silvia Busetto

The Soundtrack: Art and Movement exhibition by emerging local artist Silvia Busetto is set to be displayed in the Cocoon Gallery at the Margaret River Library from 1 February to 31 March 2019.
The exhibition predominantly aims to depict the beauty and expression of human form in movement, particular dancers and musicians as they go about their own art.
Silvia uses her watercolour for most of works but incorporates mixed mediums for a number of pieces, reflecting her constant artistic style evolution.
“I started as a watercolourist but have enjoyed expanding on the media, formats and techniques use, particularly since living in artistically and culturally rich Margaret River,” she said.

Emerging artist Silvia Busetto

Originally from a small town in northern Italy, Silvia became interested in art in her younger years spending most of her free time reading, drawing, painting, taking photographs and volunteering at a local community cinema.
She said these passions collided in adulthood when she opened comic shop Shion Art which she ran until migrating to Australia in 2013.
“Since leaving Italy and the comic shop it’s my love for painting that has grown the most,” she said.
“I still pay homage to my roots and use the name Shion Art and the artist signature on my paintings.”
Silvia invites the local community to join her in celebrating the opening of her exhibition at a celebratory Meet the Artist event 6pm to 7.30pm on Thursday 6 February 2020 at the Margaret River Library.
As light refreshments will be provided it is requested anyone interested RSVP to  or 0478 622 699 by Wednesday 5 February 2020.
The Cocoon Gallery is the library’s exhibition space used for talent emerging local artists. Exhibitions rotate approximately every two months.
Margaret River Library is an accessible venue.

Chinese New Year Celebrations at the Library

Save the date for Wednesday 29th January, 3 – 6pm in the garden outside the library to celebrate the Year of the Rat

Bring: a Chinese inspired dish to share and a picnic rug to spread out. BYO water bottle and reusable plate if you have one

Provided: Paper craft activities to create including paper fans, decorate a lantern, rat mask to make and paper cut-outs, Chinese Spring Couplets to paint

Photo Booth (in the library), come dressed up for your family pic!

Dragon dance performance

Fortune cookie and lots of good luck to share

Learn: your Chinese Zodiac sign and New Year traditions

3pm Paper craft activities start

5pm Dinner is served

5:30pm Winners of the Rat Mask competition announced

5:45pm Dragon dance finale

All welcome to this FREE, inclusive, family friendly event

Please RSVP your dish so we don’t double up and so you can receive some guidelines on safe food preparation. RSVP by 28th January to:  Ph: 9780 5600

Please contact library staff if you have access requirements as this event is in the library and the lawn area outside

Water Corporation Showerhead Swap is still going

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The Water Corporation are offering Shire residents free water efficient showerheads and the Margaret River Library is excited to be a swap location. More hand held heads have been delivered so if you were waiting for stock, call in to do your swap. You can swap up to two shower heads for free. Terms and Conditions apply. More information about the swap program is available on the Water Corporation website.

Bring your old showerhead to the library and a water bill if you have one, register your details, read the terms and conditions and take your new showerhead home. The program continues until May 2020 or while stocks last.

Year of the Rat Mask Decorating Activity

In preparation for Chinese New Year celebrations at the library, we have started the ‘Decorate a Rat Mask’ craft activity. This is how to join in:

  • Collect your mask from Margaret River or Augusta Library
  • Decorate your mask and return it to the Margaret River Library for display in the foyer by Monday 20th January
  • The Chinese New Year committee will pick 3 favourite masks and these will be announced at the Chinese New Year Celebration on Wednesday 29th January at 5.30pm
  • For more information contact the Library Ph: 9780 5600

Libraries Christmas closure dates

The Augusta and Margaret River Libraries will be closed for the Christmas break.

Both branches will close at 12 noon on Tuesday 24 December, and re-open at 10am on Thursday 2 January.

Our online resources will be available for the duration of the break – click here to explore our range of e-books, downloadable audio-books, online courses and movie streaming services.

Remember, you can borrow up to 30 items, so be sure to stock up! We extend our borrowing period over Christmas, so no items will be due back during the break.

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Margaret River Library

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