Year of the Rat Chinese New Year Celebration

Introducing Chinese culture to the Margaret River community by sharing Chinese food, arts and history in a celebration of  the Chinese New Year Tradition.  Fun for the whole family

Wednesday 29th January, 3 – 6pm in the garden outside the library

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 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

Chinese Year of the Rat mask decorating activity

  • Collect your mask from the 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

Morning tea to celebrate seniors week

Let’s Celebrate Seniors Week. The library staff would like invite all seniors to join in a Devonshire tea. Our event this year includes a performance by the Montessori School Choir, general knowledge quiz and aromatherapy hand massages. A consultant will be available to talk to guests about staying healthy in the home. Please RSVP for catering purposes to Ph: 9780 5600 or email:

Snake Safety and Awareness day at the Library

Discover deadly will be running workshops to teach snake identification, safety around snakes and correct first aid treatment for snake bite. Venomous and non venomous snakes will be on display with the opportunity to cuddle a python. Sessions are professional, informative, safe and fun. They are designed for teachers, outdoor workers and business owners who might encounter snakes in their work day. Sessions go for 1.5 hrs and seats are limited so RSVP is essential to Ph: 9780 5600 or email:

Session times are: 10am, 12pm and 2pm and are held at the Margaret River Library

The Snake Awareness Day is presented by staff from Discover Deadly on behalf of the Shire of Augusta Margaret River

Tasmania travel talk by Pam Lynch

Three Capes Track Tasmania: a travel talk by Dr Pam Lynch

Four days, three nights, stunning coastline with spectacular dolomite pillars rising in their architectural magnificence from the ocean floor. Autumn colours dripping in the misty rain, silence, a climb to the top of Mt Fortescue, a Lord of the Rings type magical forest, green and mossy and dark and dank and then an unrivalled view as we stood looking down into the abyss where the Southern Ocean meets the Tasman Sea. Where are we?

We’re at the south east corner of Tasmania and we’ve just completed the Three Capes Track walk and we’ve loved every minute.

Come and listen as Dr Pam Lynch takes you on a trip along this track in a beautiful part of the country and see what this area of Tasmania has to offer. RSVP by 13th November to or Ph: 9780 5600

The Library is an easily accessible venue. All welcome.

Community lunch – bookings essential!

Over-50’s and their friends are invited to a community lunch at the Margaret River Library at 12 noon on Thursday 17 October. Places are limited so BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL.

The lunch is supported by a grant from the Federal Government Be Connected program, which aims to encourage over-50s to build on their digital skills.

To book your place, RSVP to with your name and phone number, or call 9780 5600, or drop into your local library branch.

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Contact the Libraries

Margaret River Library

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