Meet the artist – Margaret Affleck

In celebration of her current exhibition at the Cocoon Gallery, emerging artist Margaret Affleck invites the community to meet her for a casual event to discuss her art, and the creative process that make her pieces so striking and inspiring.
Please rsvp with the artist via email:

Thursday 22nd October, 5.30 – 6.30pm

Chris Williamson and Margaret Affleck
Chris Williamson and Margaret Affleck at the Cocoon Gallery


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

Inspiring travel speaker, Dr Pam Lynch

‘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

Author talk by Gary McKay: a unique oral history approach

Thursday 13th February, 6 – 7.30pm

After 30 years in a distinguished career in the Australian Army, Gary is now pursuing his second career as a full-time writer and freelance historian. He will be talking about his books and how he uses his oral history technique as the basis for his research. Gary is the author of ‘On patrol with the SAS’; ‘Firefighters’, ‘All guts and no glory’, ‘With Healing Hands – The untold story of Australian civilian surgical teams in Vietnam’, ‘Australia’s Battlefields In Viet Nam – A Traveller’s Guide’ and many more.
Margaret River Library
Light refreshments provided
RSVP to or Ph: 9780 5600


Cocoon Gallery for Emerging Artists: Silvia Busetto Exhibition Opening

Thursday 6th February, 6pm – 7:30pm at the Margaret River Library.

Join Silvia to celebrate the launch of her exhibition of works titled Soundtrack: Art and Movement. The exhibition continues until 31 March.

Light refreshments will be provided so RSVP to Silvia. E: or Ph: 0478 622 699

All welcome!

Emerging artist Silvia Busetto



School holiday activity – Wild woven tales workshop

Come along to this workshop of stories and woven artwork by local storyteller and artist Cynamon Aeria. Children will listen to stories brought to life by woven characters and will then be able to help create a woven sculpture for the library garden and one to keep themselves.

This workshop is for children aged 6 years and over and accompanying adults are very welcome to participate also.

All school holiday activities are FREE at the shire libraries, however bookings are essential and children must be accompanied by an adult for each session.

Call 9780 5600 for bookings as places are limited.

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

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Margaret River Library

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