Library News

Upcoming program – teaching Seniors the basics of tablets

In September, the Margaret River Library (in partnership with Be Connected) will launch a program that offers assistance to Seniors who would like to learn the basics of using a tablet to access the internet.

The program will be aimed at anybody who:

– Is over 50 years old

– Wants to learn the very basics

– Would like to borrow a tablet to take home for the duration of the program

– Is a member of the library, or eligible to join and borrow

We are looking for expressions of interest now, so that we can tailor the program accordingly.

If you (or somebody you know) would benefit from this program, please contact Jodie Porter on 9780 5606 or email

Places will be limited and bookings essential. The Margaret River Library is an inclusive and accessible venue.


The Cocoon Gallery presents a photographic exhibition by Fred Rose

August 1st – September 30th

Fred has spent forty years as a gold prospector and promised himself to take up photography when he retired. With a collection of beautiful photographs printed onto canvas, his new career is well and truly under way. His works on display are all for sale with the opportunity to buy limited edition prints online.

There is a small story behind each photo that is documented and available for you to read in the gallery. “Little Red” for example:

 Little Red, Leonora This is a photo of a breakaway in the East Murchison Goldfields (North of Leonora). I did not come across this breakaway while detecting, but while looking for a lost prospector. We were on motor bikes and working north of Wilsons patch checking bush tracks for the lost prospector. Unknown to us, he had already been found, alive and well. We got the good news when we called in on a CB radio.

Thirty Five years later and with my first camera I took this photo. It was taken with the last 20 seconds of sunlight. One of my favourites.

Toddler Tales at Margaret River Library this Thursday 9th August at 10.30am

Every second Thursday of the month at 10.30am (excluding school holidays) join us for a special storytime session aimed at children 18 to 36 months and their caregivers. Toddler Tales includes stories, songs, rhymes, craft and morning tea.

Bookings are preferred due to space restrictions and for catering purposes. Please call 08 9780 5602 to reserve your child’s place at Toddler Tales.

** Please note: Toddler Tales is at Margaret River Library until renovations at Augusta Library are complete, which is estimated to be October 2018. When renovations at Augusta library are completed, Toddler Tales will resume there on the second Thursday of the month.

Noongar Boodjar Language Lessons start on 30th August

The Noongar Boodjar Language Centre is running Noongar language lessons at the Margaret River Library commencing on Thursday 30th August.

The language lessons go for 2 hours, each Thursday for 5 weeks. Due to popular demand there are 2 sessions to choose from, afternoon or evening.

2 – 4pm Session 1
5:30 – 7:30pm Session 2

Contact the library to reserve your place. The Noongar Boodjar Language centre will invoice participants directly and the cost is $150 per person.
The Library hosted Charmaine Councillor from the Noongar Boodjar Language Cultural Aboriginal Corporation in April this year. She talked about the Master and Apprentice model which is a language revival program designed in the USA to revive and sustain languages. The lessons use this method to revive the Noongar Language and its many dialects across the South West of WA. The language lessons are designed to be fun and leave you with a conversational language skill to build on.

Dates of the lessons are: August 30th, September 6th, September 13th, September 20th, September 27th. RSVP to Ph: 9780 5600 or email:

The Margaret River Library is an easily accessible venue.


Go into the draw to win Cinefest Oz tickets!

We invite all our community to go into the draw for tickets to the CinefestOz 2018 Film Festival screening at Cape Mentelle.

The prizes include:

  • Tickets to the Margaret River premiere of The Prentend One
  • Tickets to the Premier Event of Bagages
  • General Screening tickets – winners can choose between Marry Me Dude or School of Life (both French). For more information about screenings visit:

To enter, simply fill out an entry form and place it in the box provided at either Augusta Library or Margaret River Library.

Winners drawn Wednesday 8th August.

The Margaret River Library is hosting the FREE community screenings again this year commencing at 10am Thursday 23rd August through to Sunday 26th August. For more information about Community Screenings and this years wonderful lineup visit:


Low Impact Living Session 3: getting the basics right

Thursday 9th August at Margaret River Library, 6 – 7:30pm

Do you love to make your own food? Are you looking to reduce your waste and become more connected to the food that you eat? Then this session could very well be for you! Three passionate makers will share their knowledge and passion for food through a session focused on the process of getting the basics right. During our Getting the Basics Right demonstration our makers will show how easy it is to create a range of the basics including:

Homemade Yogurt in the Easiyo

Healthy No Bake Brownie Bites

Homemade Muesli

Sourdough Bread

Participants will receive complimentary and easy to follow recipe sheets and a tasting. If this sounds like you, we would love to see you there.This is a FREE community event. The library is an easily accessible venue. Register online at Eventbrite : REGISTRATION LINK


Rainforest Coding – having fun while learning to code

Rainforest Coding is our new e-resource that takes you on an adventure while teaching you how to code.

The action takes place on the beautiful Echo Island, part of the Crystal Rainforest. Things suddenly turn very ugly for the scientists living on the island when it is attacked by hundreds of evil robots. Can the children help Doctor Han find her way around the old temples, removing the robots in her way? Can they discover what is going on and who is behind the attacks? 

Suitable for five years and up. For more information, click here to go to our E-resources for parents and children page.

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Margaret River Library

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