Library News

Meet local author Lily Malone at the Margaret River Library

Lily Malone

Thursday 27th February, 6 – 7.30pm

Come along and meet successful Cowaramup author Lily Malone. Lily has now written six rural romance stories including her latest novel ‘Last Bridge Before Home’. Her ‘get to know the author’ talks have been very popular at other libraries in the South West and now it’s our turn to welcome our own local talent. She talks about her writing, finding balance with writing and her real life and a bit about the stories themselves. Please RSVP for catering purposes to or ph: 9780 5600.


Book Chat is back! A book club for those over 10 years old

If you are aged between 10 and 14 and love reading, come to the Margaret River Library this Monday 24th February at 4.30pm for Book Chat Club. There is no set book to read, instead we chat about books we have read over the last month and share our reviews.

Book Chat is at 4.30pm on the last Monday of every month during the school year, except public holidays.

Meeting dates for 2020 are:

24 February 2020
30 March
25 May
29 June
27 July
31 August
26 October
30 November

Feel free to contact Rachael on 9780 5602 for more information or speak with the friendly library staff.

You loved the show, now enjoy the book!

Was your favourite movie (or television show) an adaptation of a book? Perhaps it was an original story that is now available as a novel? Either way, you’re likely to find it on cloudLibrary, available to download as an e-book or e-audiobook.

We’ve created an online shelf to showcase books that are the source material for shows both new and classic, and adaptations of those works. Pictured is a tiny sample – download the cloudLibrary app to view the full range, or click here to browse via your PC.

cloudLibrary is free for library patrons, and set up is easy – just download the app, register your library details, and start browsing on your mobile or tablet. Click here for more details.



Toddler Tales at Augusta library Thursday 13th February 10.30am

Toddler Tales starts again this Thursday 13th February, 10.30am at Augusta Library and continues on the second Thursday of each month during school term.

Toddler Tales is aimed at children 18 to 36 months old and involves a story, rhymes, songs, craft and morning tea.

Bookings are appreciated, phone 9780 5602 to reserve your child’s place.



For all your school projects: Britannica Library

All library members have free access to Britannica Library, which can be searched according to the user’s age group, ensuring results are suitable for all stages of learning.

With Britannica, students can be confident that the information is up-to-date and reliable – and teachers are happy to see Britannica used as a reference.

To use our handy link to Britannica Library, have your library card handy and click here to go to our Online resources for parents and children page.

Alternatively, you can find the same link at our Lifelong Learning page.

Breaking Ninja news: CoderDojo is back for 2020!!

CoderDojo is a worldwide community of coding Ninjas – people aged between 7 & 17 who regularly meet up in a social setting, to learn and experiment with coding.

Over the past couple of years, the Margaret River CoderDojo has explored game-making, website creation, drone programming, 3D printing and more…
The club starts up for 2020 at the Margaret River Library at 4pm on Friday 14 February and runs throughout the school term. We’ll be talking about a new coding challenge, and introducing the belt system (work your way towards being a Black Belt Ninja!)
If you haven’t already registered with CoderDojo or joined the Margaret River CoderDojo club, click here to find out how.
If you’ve already registered and are an existing member of the club, click here to view the details of term 1 and book your ticket.
Please share this news with any of your friends who are interested in becoming coding Ninjas!

New Ninjas are welcome!

Baby Rhyme Time and Storytime are back for 2020


Now that school holidays are over, our regular children’s activities such as Baby Rhyme Time, Storytime and Toddler Tales resume.

Baby Rhyme Time: Every Monday at 2.00pm (except public and school holidays) at Margaret River Library. Baby Rhyme Time involes rhymes perfectly suited to babies and toddlers up to 2 years of age, songs, music and a cuppa for caregivers. No Bookings required, just turn up.

Storytime: Every Tuesday at 10.30am (except school holidays) at Margaret River Library. Storytime is best suited for those aged 2 to 5 years old and their caregivers and incorporates stories, rhymes, songs and craft. No need to book in for storytime.

Toddler Tales: At Augusta library on the second Thursday of each month at 10.30 (except school holidays), Toddler Tales is designed for children aged 18 to 36 months old and their caregivers. There is a story, rhymes, music, songs and craft at Toddler Tales, in addition to morning tea. Bookings are essential as places are limited, call 9780 5602 to reserve your place.

We hope to see you and your children at the library soon.

Cocoon Gallery presents: Silvia Busetto

The Soundtrack: Art and Movement exhibition by emerging local artist Silvia Busetto is set to be displayed in the Cocoon Gallery at the Margaret River Library from 1 February to 31 March 2019.
The exhibition predominantly aims to depict the beauty and expression of human form in movement, particular dancers and musicians as they go about their own art.
Silvia uses her watercolour for most of works but incorporates mixed mediums for a number of pieces, reflecting her constant artistic style evolution.
“I started as a watercolourist but have enjoyed expanding on the media, formats and techniques use, particularly since living in artistically and culturally rich Margaret River,” she said.

Emerging artist Silvia Busetto

Originally from a small town in northern Italy, Silvia became interested in art in her younger years spending most of her free time reading, drawing, painting, taking photographs and volunteering at a local community cinema.
She said these passions collided in adulthood when she opened comic shop Shion Art which she ran until migrating to Australia in 2013.
“Since leaving Italy and the comic shop it’s my love for painting that has grown the most,” she said.
“I still pay homage to my roots and use the name Shion Art and the artist signature on my paintings.”
Silvia invites the local community to join her in celebrating the opening of her exhibition at a celebratory Meet the Artist event 6pm to 7.30pm on Thursday 6 February 2020 at the Margaret River Library.
As light refreshments will be provided it is requested anyone interested RSVP to  or 0478 622 699 by Wednesday 5 February 2020.
The Cocoon Gallery is the library’s exhibition space used for talent emerging local artists. Exhibitions rotate approximately every two months.
Margaret River Library is an accessible venue.

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Margaret River Library

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