Library News

Go into the draw to win CinefestOz tickets!

We invite all our community to go into the draw for tickets to the CinefestOz 2019 Film Festival screening in Margaret River

The prizes include:

  • Tickets to SLAM Margaret River premiere on Thursday
  • Double pass tickets to general screenings on Friday and Sunday – winners can choose between: A Faithful Man (L’Homme fidele); Daffodils; The Naked Wanderer with Q & A 
  • Double pass to Shorts! – Saturday
  • Tickets to Suzi Q Premiere – Saturday

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

Winners drawn and notified Wednesday 28th August.

For more information about CinefestOz and this years wonderful lineup visit: 

Happy Children’s Book Week 2019

Children’s Book Week is celebrated around Australia every August and it is a wonderful time to get enthusiastic about all the quality books produced for children. During Children’s Book Week the prestigious Children’s Book of the Year awards are announced and these titles are available on display at our libraries. Place a hold on any titles you fancy by searching our catalogue or visit the library to view the displays of books that can be borrowed at the end of this week.

A full list of all the award winning books can be found at The Children’s Book Council of Australia’s website:

The Happy Bowel – a book talk by Dr Michael Levitt

Saturday 31st August, 2 – 3pm at the Margaret River Library

Dr Levitt is a specialist colorectal surgeon with a particular interest in the management of functional bowel disorders such as constipation, incontinence and irritable bowel syndrome. He has recently been appointed as WA’s Chief Medical Officer.

This is Dr Levitt’s third book about bowel function but the first to gain a widespread readership. He has spoken about wanting to use a more accessible voice with this book and his writing style is clear, engaging and light-hearted.

Copies of his book: ‘The Happy Bowel: a user-friendly guide to bowel health for the whole family’ will be available for purchase on the day with the Margaret River Bookshop in attendance.

Light refreshments provided. RSVP to reserve your seat. Email: or Ph: 9780 5600


Cocoon Gallery presents Carol Seeley

Emerging artist Carol Seeley’s exhibition “An Exploration of Colour and Texture” is currently on display in the Cocoon Gallery.

Showcasing some of Carol’s favourite pieces, the exhibition will run from August 5th to September 30th.

Carol’s love affair with texture began many years ago at a local community sharing centre where she enjoyed pottery classes. From there she started an arts course at her local TAFE, where pottery and print making were the focus of her interest.

Painting for Carol is meditative, emotional and fulfilling and reflects the emotional and physical world around her.

The Cocoon Gallery is located at the Margaret River Library’s foyer.

Children’s book author Frane Lessac visits our Shire libraries for an early Children’s Book Week celebration


Nearly 200 local primary students will meet award-winning children’s book author and illustrator Frané Lessac on Wednesday 7 August 2019 as part of Children’s Book Week celebrations.
The meetings will take place at the Shire libraries in Margaret River and Augusta with Frané to present to the students on a range of topics including where ideas come from, how authors do research, and the process of creating picture books.

Every year the Shire libraries participate in Children’s Book Week, during which Children’s Book of the Year awards are announced, by hosting author events for local school students to attend. Children’s Book Week celebrates all the fantastic children’s literature created in Australia, which includes author and illustrator Frané Lessac’s beautiful books.
Schools participating in the visits include Margaret River Primary School, St Thomas More Catholic Primary School, Rapids Landing Primary School and Augusta Primary School.

The ‘Meet the Author/Illustrator’ event is grant-funded by the Children’s Book Council of Australia (WA branch), Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, Lotterywest and Healthway and the Go for 2 & 5 message.

More information about Frané Lessac’s work can be found at

Further details on Children’s Book Week and Book of the Year awards can be found at


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Phone: (08) 9780 5600