Library News

Improve your software and career skills – free for all members!

Library patrons have unlimited access to thousands of easy-to-understand online training videos on the newest software and gadgets.

Tutorials include Microsoft, Apple, Adobe, Google… and much more!

There are career-skills tutorials:

… software-specific tutorials:

… or maybe you need some help getting to know your new mobile device and its features:

To browse the videos, have your library card handy, and click here to go to our Lifelong Learning page, where you will find more information and links to the Hoonuit site.

I always wanted to speak French (or Turkish or Swahili…!)

Free online language lessons, tailored to your requirements, are available for all our library members.

Learn a new language before that holiday, surprise your friends and relatives, or improve upon your English if that’s not your native language.

Have your library card handy, and click here to our Online Resources > Lifelong Learning page.

There you will find information and handy links that will get you started with Transparent Language Online.

Which language will you choose? There are so many to choose from! Here is a preview of the choices available to you:

Goal setting: a workshop by Stephanie Holland

Thursday 22nd February, 6 – 7:30pm

Learn how to set high integrity goals so you can avoid burn out in business and in life. Gain tips on how to stay motivated and inspired.

Stephanie Holland’s latest book is the basis for this workshop. All welcome to this free event. Please RSVP by 21 Feb to or Ph: 9780 5600

Stephanie Holland is a strategist, writer and consultant passionate about profit and impact, and leaving the world a little better than she found it. The Freedom Philosophy is her second book.

Good luck and best wishes: an exhibition of oil paintings by Sam James

A special Cocoon Gallery launch event will be at the library on Saturday 17th February, 1 – 3pm. All welcome.

Light refreshments provided. Please RSVP to the library on Ph:9780 5600 or email:

This series of oil paintings focus on the genre of still life and are inspired by a variety of objects in Sam’s studio that relate to ideas of good luck. It seems that almost every culture in the world has stories or rituals related to good luck and objects which bestow good luck or good fortune onto the person that possesses them. Sam thought this was an interesting subject to explore and set about creating works in this theme. The exhibition runs from 1 February through to 31 March so pop into the library and browse the Cocoon Gallery.

Baby Rhyme Time, Augusta Toddler Tales and Storytime are back!

School term has started which means our regular children’s programs for under fives are back on.

Baby Rhyme Time – Every Monday during school term (except public holidays) at Margaret River Library at 2.00pm. Perfect for babies under 2 years old and their caregivers. No bookings required, just turn up.

Storytime – Every Tuesday during school term at Margaret River library at 10.30am. Best suited to children aged 2 – 5 years old and their caregivers. No need to book a place, come along!

Toddler Tales at Augusta Library – Every second Thursday of the month (except school holidays) at Augusta Library at 10.30am. Next Toddler Tales session is Thursday 8th February 2018. Toddler Tales is a special storytime style session aimed at chidren aged 18 to 36 months, and their caregivers. Call Augusta Library on 9780 5670 to reserve your child’s place, as bookings are required for this session.

How to borrow a library book in the middle of the night…

Can’t sleep? Wish you had a good book to read?

You can browse and choose from thousands of titles in our cloudLibrary collection – at any time of the day or night – and have instant access to the titles you select.

cloudLibrary offers the easiest platform for accessing e-books and e-audio books.

Browse the shelves, or search by genre, author, title etc. You can limit your search to only e-audio or only e-books if you prefer one format over the other.

Click here to go to our online resources page, where there are handy links to:

  • The cloudLibrary full catalogue of e-book and e-audio titles
  • Instructions to help you set up your device (takes about 60 seconds!)
  • A how-to video

cloudLibrary works on many mobile devices, including:

  • iPad/iPhone
  • Android tablets & phones
  • Kindle fire
  • Chromebooks

Now you always have something to read at your fingertips!

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Margaret River Library

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