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The Three Well Known Australians Exhibition at the Margaret River Library

The Margaret River Library welcomes the touring exhibition by Sydney artist, Martin Shaw. His painting titled ‘Three Well Known Australians’ is on display in the Library until Friday 21st April.

Martin painted the ‘Three Well Known Australians’ in 1982 and created a guessing game that has engaged generations ever since. The painting has been touring the country since 1983.

Visitors to the library are encouraged to view the painting and add their opinion on who each character in the painting represents. These lists of opinions become yearbooks that travel with the exhibition and past books are also on display.

Martin has asked a wide variety of Australians to send in letters over the years, with their suggestions of who might be represented in the painting and 36 of these letters are on display to the public. Mark McGowan and Cathy Freeman are examples of two famous people who have written letters that are currently on display.

eResources for Book Clubs

Book Club members rejoice!

Here are the four different eResources where you can read simultaneously with other members of your club. Click on the image to explore the collection available to book clubs.

Book Club Shelf” Specially curated eBooks for book clubs with simultaneous borrowing

Libby Book Club” A special selected eBook and eAudio every month followed by an online event with the author.

“Read Now. Listen Now. Always Available!”

A selection of 13 titles in eBooks and eAudio format available for simultaneous borrowing for up to 90 days


“The hoopla Book CLub

The hoopla Book Club support clubs of any size to enjoy instant, simultaneous access to the selected eAudios or eBook.

To access these eResources visit our website on Adult eResources | Shire of Augusta Margaret River ( and have you library card handy.

If you would like to know more or to book an information session for your Book Club, contact Ana, our eServices Librarian on 9780 5608 or via email at

The library is an accessible venue.

Manage your photos workshop

Learn different ways to manage your photos in this upcoming workshop.

Find ways to store your photos and understand a bit more about cloud services to store and manage them.

Margaret River Library – Tuesday, March 21st from 1pm to 2:30pm

Augusta Library – Wednesday, March 22nd from 10am to 11:30am (Augusta Council Chambers)

Places are limited so you if you like to attend this workshop contact the library on 08 9780 5600 or email Ana at to book your spot.

The library is an accessible venue with room for carers.

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CBCA WA Make your own story book competition

Each year the Children’s Book Council of Australia WA branch run the Make Your Own Story Book Competition which attracts entries from young people statewide.

The competition is open to all WA students from Pre-Primary to year 8 and individual and school based entries are accepted. Entries close Friday 9th June 2023.

Find out more information, hints and tips from the Children’s Book Council WA branch website at



WA Seniors Card Regional Roadshow

Thursday 16th March, starts at 1.30pm at Margaret River Library

The information session is 1.30 – 2pm followed by the chance to ask questions, register or get a new card if you need one. This service really helps WA Seniors Card members replace their worn, damaged or lost Seniors Cards on the spot. It proves to be a handy alternative to completing forms and waiting several business days. Guests hoping to replace their card should bring ID (Driver’s Licence or Centrelink Card).  Afternoon tea will be provided.

The presentation covers information for new members:

  • Benefits of becoming a WA Seniors Card member including the range of State Government concessions and discounts from businesses across WA
  • Eligibility
  • How to apply

For current members:

  • How to access a range of State Government concessions and discounts
  • The Cost of Living Rebate
  • The latest Safety & Security Rebate announcement
  • The annual Discount Directory booklet (we will provide copies)
  • WA Seniors Card monthly competitions
  • How to replace your WA Seniors Card – if lost, stolen or damaged

RSVP to the library for seating and catering purposes. Email: or Ph: 9780 5600

Soleil Heimlich in the Cocoon Gallery for Emerging Artists

Thursday 2nd March, 6 – 7pm

Soleil Heimlich invites the community to join in an exhibition closing party in the Cocoon Gallery for Emerging Artists at the Margaret River Library.
Soleil is passionate about cleaning plastic debris from our beaches and upcycles her finds into beautiful works of art. She loves spending time in the outdoors and has captured the local landscape in her drawings.

Soleil will give a brief talk about her art processes and approaches to working with recycled materials. Light refreshments will be provided. All welcome!
Please RSVP to Soleil at email: or phone: 0414 548 542

Are you over 50 and need help with technology?

For the second time running we are partnering with Margaret River High School to deliver the Young Mentors Program. Please register your interest to be contacted regarding dates and times the program will run.

The Be Connected Young Mentors program supports older Australians to improve their digital skills by bringing them together with young people in a mentoring capacity, to share digital skills and knowledge.

Image of an older person and a younger person in looking at a computer.

The Young Mentors are trained in how to mentor older people, then fully supervised as they deliver the weekly sessions.

The one-to-one sessions are fun, informal and tailored to cover topics older people would like to learn. Participants can use their own devices, so the new skills they learn can be put into practice straight away.

The Young Mentors program offers a wealth of benefits to all participants. Older people ­­can improve digital literacy, learn essential life skills and develop a deeper sense of community while the young mentors can develop leadership, communication, problem-solving skills… and much more.

Learning together can change lives. 

Register your interest now by contacting: or contacting the library on 08 9780 5600.

The library is an accessible venue with spaces available for carers if necessary.

Meet the author event with Greg Campbell

Thursday 23rd February, 6 – 7.30pm

Greg has lived and worked in the Kimberley region of Australia with a traditional Aboriginal elder and powerful maban (shaman), Lulu and the Goolarabooloo people. Lulu, concerned about the state of the world and threats to the continuity of all life, asked Greg to work on one book. During a 31-year process, Total Reset slowly emerged with original knowledge carried unbroken for thousands of generations. It reveals the First Peoples as the holders of holistic principles integral to our species’ design and ever capable of application; humanity’s original blueprint for living.

Total Reset honours Lulu’s wish for people to be able to look at our world through different lenses and in that light join together to reset how we are living on Earth, abandoning humanity’s 5,000-year trajectory of division and destruction in favour of holistic ways of being and doing. Come along to hear Greg talk about his book and enjoy light refreshments and the opportunity to purchase a signed copy.

RSVP to or Email

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Margaret River Library

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