Library News

A talk by John Wheatley on Colonel Walter Karri Davies

Thursday, 23rd November, 6.00 pm to 7:30 pm

A short question time at the end of John’s talk will be followed by refreshments

Karri’s service medals will be on display for the first time in Australia

John’s talk will cover most aspects of Karri’s life, from his early days in Australia, to his time in South Africa, including the Jameson Raid and the Boer War where it is reputed he refused the award of the Victoria Cross for extreme bravery, his post war life in South Africa, Australia and England and the impact his activities had on these three countries.

This talk is the second given by John, the first, on the life of M.C. Davies (Karri’s father) having been given in March 2014 at the Uniting Church, Margaret River.

RSVP to the library by 22nd November. Ph: 9780 5600 Email:

This is a free event, there is plenty of parking and the library is easily accessible.


Toddler Tales on Thursday 10.30am at Augusta Library

Toddler Tales is the perfect introduction to storytime and includes stories, rhymes, songs, craft and music.

Participating Families are encouraged to borrow one of our Read Aloud Book Packs which contain books, rhymes and activities to try at home.

Toddler Tales is every second Thursday of the month

at 10.30 except school holidays.

Bookings are required, Please phone 9780 5600

to reserve your child’s place.

Check out our new-look catalogue!

We have moved to an updated catalogue format – Discovery – so things will look a little different next time you do a catalogue search or place a hold on an item from our New Books display.

There will be some ongoing tweaking happening over the next week or so, while we continue to improve the user experience with Discovery – and we are currently reviewing and updating all of our guidelines relating to catalogue use.

We appreciate you patience while we make this transition.

Please visit the catalogue and explore the new format. We think our patrons will be especially pleased with the visibility of the log-in button, and the need for fewer clicks to place a Hold.

Don’t forget, you are always welcome to ask our friendly staff if you need some assistance to get started.




Celebrate Seniors Week At Your Library

Augusta Library Morning Tea

with entertainment by the Augusta Primary School Choir and complimentary aromatherapy hand massages. Monday October 30th, 10 – 11:30am

Margaret River Library Morning Tea

with entertainment by the Margaret River Montessori School Choir, general knowledge quiz, complimentary aromatherapy hand massages. Thursday November 2nd, 10 – 11:30am. Please RSVP your seat by Nov 1st to Ph: 9780 5600 or Email: Both venues have ample parking and are easily accessible.

Intergenerational Baby Rhyme Time

Grandparents are encouraged to join in and sing along to music in songs and rhymes aimed at babies aged 0 – 24 months. Margaret River Library, Monday 30th October, 2 – 3pm (* Please note this is the correct day and time, not the 31st as advertised)




Handmade Paper Workshops

Learn from internationally acclaimed Artisan Paper Maker – Chrissie Heughan as part of The Tartan Fleck at the Margaret River Library on November 9th.

This handmade paper making workshop is a 2 hour session of hands on creative fun! Bring along recyclable items such as:

  • Cards
  • Paper
  • Tea bags
  • Coffee grounds
  • Berries
  • Orange peel
  • Vegetable waste
  • Garden scraps
  • ETC

And learn the ancient art of paper making! Forming, couching and drying your own beautiful  handmade paper. The best part – you get to take your creation home. So come; Reuse, Reinvent and Recycle and turn your scraps into your own handmade paper.

Thursday 9th November.

Session 1, 10am – 12pm

Session 2, 6pm – 8pm

These workshops are for adults only and places are limited. Visit the EventBrite links to book your free ticket to one of the sessions.



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Margaret River Library

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