Make a Lantern Family Drop In Activity @ Bega and Tura Marrang Libraries

Bega Library Sat 3 June,  Tura Marrang Library Sat 10 June, 10:00am to 12:15pm Heading to the Merimbula Lakeside Lantern Walk? Drop into Bega Library or Tura Marrang Library and create a beautiful lantern to light up the night sky. Book online at Phone the library on 6499 2127 For more information on the Lantern Walk visit:

Tura Marrang Library Courtyard Opening Event

Bega Valley Shire Library is celebrating the completion of the courtyard upgrade at Tura Marrang Library.  With funding received from the State Library of NSW  Infrastructure Grants program, the courtyard has been revitalised and provides a wonderful new area for working, playing and relaxing. The upgrade took 10 months to complete and includes new garden plantings in raised garden beds, a large feature tree which will grow to provide shade and green space, a wave shade structure, new outdoor furniture, corton decorator panels and a Masterkidz STEM outdoor activity wall complete with soft fall mats.  Come along to our opening event on Saturday 10 June, 10am to 12:15pm.  There are plenty of events scheduled to keep the whole family happy: Free sausage sizzle and face painting. Make a lantern family drop in workshop for the Merimbula Lakeside Walk on Saturday evening. Performances of Shakespeare's sonnets. Dr Kai Jensen will perform the sonnets from memory across a series of four one

Performances of Shakespeare's Sonnets

Love, jealousy and mortality Kai will perform the sonnets from memory across a series of four one hour performances. He will intersperse the performances with brief discussions, to introduce the audience to the themes of the next set of sonnets and prepare them to understand unfamiliar Elizabethan English words and concepts. Held over 4 consecutive Saturdays we explore Shakespeare’s Sonnets with poet Dr Kai Jensen. This is a free event.   Book Online or phone 6499 2340 Tura Marrang Library each Saturday in June (3/10/17/24) Performance 10.30am – 11.30pm Discussion11.30pm – 12.30pm.  Attend the performance only or stay for the discussion.

Sydney Writers Festival 2023

  Australia’s most beloved celebration of literature, stories and ideas. South East Arts and Bega Valley Shire Library present a LIVESTREAM of the  Sydney Writers’ Festival sessions . Join us for one of Australia’s most loved forums for literature, ideas and storytelling.  Find out more information by clicking READ MORE and following the link to the event info page .

Autumn Program

Libraries are running a full program of great activities this Autumn. Programs for adults and lots of school holiday events. You can read all about it by clicking READ MORE and then clicking  here

Kids Activity Wall @ Tura Library

  In early 2022, Bega Valley Shire Library received funding from the NSW State Library Infrastructure grant to update the outdoor courtyard area @ Tura Marrang Library. As part of the project, we are delighted to announce that the new outdoor children’s area is ready for action, complete with soft fall matts, children’s seating and  STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) activity wall. The new Masterkidz STEM WALL® provides endless opportunities for open-ended discovery learning. The system is designed for all children from 3 years onwards. You can read more here

2023 NSW Women's Week

  In celebration of NSW Women's Week and International Women's Day Join Indira Naidoo in conversation with ABC South East's Jen Hunt accompanied by music from Bodhi Turner and words from Gabrielle Journey Jones. Indira Naidoo is one of Australia’s most popular broadcasters and authors. During her 30-year award-winning journalistic career, she has hosted and reported for some of the country’s most distinguished news and current affair programs, including ABC’s LATE EDITION and SBS TV’s WORLD NEWS and the host of ABC Radio's Weekend Nightlife. Indira is currently the host of EVENINGS on ABC radio Sydney and Canberra. A passionate advocate for environmental and food sustainability issues she is the author of the best-selling The Edible Balcony and The Edible City, has designed award-winning gardens and helps community groups build their own food gardens. She is a sought-after speaker and facilitator, and is an ambassador for Sydney’s homeless crisis centre the Wayside Chap