Library News

Community lunch @ the Margaret River Library

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We are celebrating Get Online Week with a free 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. Be Connected is administered by the Good Things Foundation, and aims to encourage over-50s to build on their digital skills.

All the community is welcome, but over-50s are especially invited to attend the lunch.

We’ll be available to answer your questions about getting online, and to demonstrate online resources. All the booked attendees will be given a take-home gift of a USB storage device, pre-loaded with helpful links to encourage them to get online.

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

The Margaret River Library is an accessible venue.

Cocoon Gallery presents Natalia Ford

Emerging artist Natalia Ford will be showing case her art at the Cocoon Gallery from October 5 to November 30.

Natalia started studying academic drawing when she was 17 years old and it absorbed her interest instantly. Later in art school, she studied oil painting, mainly life drawing, art history, philosophy, sculpture, developing art installations and working with digital media in art projects as robotics. Eventually her attention moved on to the field of arts and sciences, developing a strong interest in social sciences, which motivated her to work in journalism.

In her understanding, art expression has a very wide spectrum she is always combining methods, Natalia defines herself as a conceptual artist.

Now she is developing a multimedia art project under the name Plain O Studio, a creative space designed to be at the service of anyone interested in artistic expression. The studio selectively conducts art workshops, art events and offers consultation within the art spectrum.

Sales and enquiries please contact Natalia Ford on mobile 0422 014 714 or email: 

New books at the Library

When you next visit the library take a few minutes to look at our New Books Display. You might come across something you’ve been looking for, or a book you did not even know you wanted.

If you are a fiction reader, some of the current highlights include: “A boy and his dog at the end of the world” by C. A. Fletcher. With well thought lines, Fletcher evokes a world where not many of us are left. A phenomenally crafted tale of survival, kindness and a very empty planet.

“The beekeeper of Aleppo” by Christy Lefteri, is not the story of one single refugee, but many stories blended into one to draw a deep picture of the real struggles lived by those who try to escape a war torn country in order to survive. At times heart breaking and others heart-warming, this a tale of contemporary significance.

You will also find new books by Ben Elton, Chloe Benjamin and Sally Rooney.

Take a journey with “Great Western Railway Gallery” book, get adventurous but not too reckless in the kitchen with “Healthy Greek Cooking”, or toss the diet out the window with Pamela Clark’s” Cake & Co”.
Penny Olsen and Lynette Russell shed a light on the importance indigenous Australians had in helping European settlers find and catalogue our unique fauna in “Australia’s first naturalists”.

This New Books edition is an eclectic sample of our collection, and we hope you find something special for you. Just remember to place a hold on the item you would like to read, or ask one of our staff if you need help.

Happy reading!

Low Impact Living Session 4: an introduction to Beekeeping

Tuesday 1st October, 6 – 7:30pm at the Margaret River Library

An introduction to beekeeping will allow you to familiarise yourself with the craft and practice of beekeeping. In this session, presenter Luke Fulton, will explain:

  • Getting set up
  • Keeping it lawful
  • How to harvest your honey

There will also be plenty of time for questions and honey tasting. RSVP using Eventbrite HERE or contact the Library. Ph: 9780 5600 E:

Meet the artist – Carol Seeley

Margaret River Library invites the community to meet exhibiting artist Carol Seeley on Thursday 26th September from 6pm to 7pm.

If you haven’t had the opportunity to admire her exhibition at the Cocoon Gallery, the event will provide the perfect chance to enjoy her work while showing support for the emerging artist.

Reflecting on her creative process and techniques, Carol invites the community to have a closer look at An exploration of colour and texturea selection of seven canvasses designed to awake the viewer’s emotions.

Adding to the experience, the painter will also display pieces of her new series “A little bit of blue.”

RSVP to or  9780 5600 by Wednesday 25th September.  The Library is an accessible venue.


Storytelling with Josh Langley

Saturday 21st September, 1 – 2.30pm at the Margaret River Library

Autism and Homeschooling communities are invited to an afternoon of storytelling with Josh Langley. Award winning author, Josh Langley will take us on a storytelling journey based on his books: ‘Being You is Enough’ and It’s Ok to Feel the Way You Do’. Afternoon tea and children’s activities included. Josh’s talk will focus on feelings and emotions, with a drawing exercise to conclude his talk. This is a free event in an easily accessible venue.

Please RSVP to Jessica Black at the Shire on Ph: 9780 5276 or Email: Please contact Jessica if you have access requirements.



Twine Weaving Demonstration with Cynamon Aeria

Thursday 19th September, 5 – 7pm at the Margaret River Library

Cynamon is weaving a basket to hold the library hand puppets. She will be demonstrating how to use the Twine Weaving technique to create the basket and lid, using rope, recycled fabrics and more.

All are welcome to participate in creating the basket by making cord out of strips of fabric, or just come along and pick the brain of our local weaving expert! She will be at the library weaving for two hours so you can have a look or stay for the whole time and enjoy a cuppa.

Free family friendly event with light refreshments provided. The Library is an easily accessible venue. Please RSVP to or Ph: 9780 5600

Small version of the puppet basket to be made on the 19th September

Spring school holidays at the Shire libraries

Discover Reptiles—Reptile awareness presentation

Join us at the local Margaret River Library to hear Becca Bolton from Discover Deadly – our local Reptile Centre, speak about her work and give participants the chance to interact with reptiles that live at Discover Deadly.

Becca is also a qualified snake catcher and she will give advice on staying safe around snakes, along with some interesting facts about these fascinating creatures.

This activity is best suited to children over 5 years old and bookings are essential as there are limited spaces.

Margaret River Library Tuesday 1st October

Session 1: 10.00-10.45am

Session 2 :11.00-11.45am

Session 3: 12.00-12.45pm

Please note each session will be 45 minutes long

Phone 9780 5600 for bookings as places are limited

Lego Club!

 Come to our hour long Lego club session to take on new challenges with all the Lego provided. Best suited to children over 5 years and bookings are essential.

Phone the library now to reserve your child’s place.

Margaret River Library session 1: Monday 7th October 2.00-3.00pm

Margaret River Library session 2: Tuesday 8th October 10.30 –11.30 am

Phone Margaret River Library on 9780 5600 for bookings


Augusta Library : Wednesday 9th October 1.30 – 2.30pm

Please note Augusta session also includes additional craft activities

Phone Augusta Library 9780 5670 for bookings

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.

Regular Baby Rhyme Time, Storytime and Toddler Tales sessions are having a break over the school holidays. Sessions are resuming for term 4, the week starting Monday 14th October 2019


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Margaret River Library

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