Talks and Workshops
Gympie Library – Thursday 1 June 10-11am
Discover the early history of timber exploration and felling in our region with an amazing collection of early photographs of local bullock teams that carted huge timbers, sawmills and the forestry industry. Bookings essential: 5481 0859.
Sewing Machine Induction
Gympie Library – First Friday of every month at 10am
Are you looking to get started with machine sewing? Join in the fun with this interactive workshop to learn more about and practise the basic techniques you need to operate our sewing machines and overlockers. No previous experience required but spaces are limited so booking is essential: 5481 0859.
3D Printer Introduction
Gympie Library – Second Friday of every month at 10am
Want to try 3D Printing but thought it looked too hard? Then come to one of our free learn-to-print sessions. We will teach you how to design your own 3D model and then turn it into a real-life object that you get to keep. Spaces are limited so booking is essential: 5481 0859.
Cricut Machine Introduction – Third Friday of every month at 10am
Cricut makes it easy to make something unique and remarkable in just a moment’s notice. Label your pantry or bust out a last-minute birthday card, customise home decor, create personalised T-shirts, or surprise someone special with a perfectly themed event. Join us to learn how to use the Cricut design space software to get started on your own special project. Spaces are limited so booking is essential: 5481 0859.
Laser Engraver Introduction – Fourth Friday of every month at 10am
The Emblazer Laser machine is utilized for the high-quality engraving and cutting of wood and other materials. This training session will guide members through basic operating procedures, software, and safety precautions for successful use of the machine. Spaces are limited so booking is essential: 5481 0859.
Last Friday Social Club – CPR Awareness
Gympie Library – Friday 30 June 10-12noon
This free and informative workshop will give you the confidence to help keep someone alive using CPR while the ambulance is on the way. This session will be presented by qualified trainers from the Queensland Local Ambulance Committee. Bookings essential: 5481 0859.
Fun for Kids and Teens
Gympie Library – Thursdays 3.30-4.30pm
Come down and get hands-on in one of our fun, relaxed sessions. No bookings required but space is limited. Suitable for ages 5-12 years.
Gympie Library – Fridays 3.30-4.30pm
All activities are based on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Maths). No bookings required but space is limited. Suitable for ages 5-12 years.
Tin Can Bay Library – 1 June to 29 July
Discover the different places where animals call home. Can you guess where they may live?
Kids Learn to Sew – Beginner
Gympie Library – Wednesday 7, 14, 21 and 28 June 3.30-4.30pm
Join us for a four-week course as we teach you the basics of sewing. Participants will have the opportunity to complete a new project each week. These sessions will inspire creativity and build life-long basic skills, while having fun at the same time. Spaces are limited so booking is essential: 5481 0859. Suitable for ages 8–12 years.
Holiday Craft Bar
Gympie Library – Monday – Friday 2–3pm
Rainbow Beach Library – Wednesday 28 June 3–4pm
Tin Can Bay Library – Monday – Friday 11am–12noon
Stop by the children’s area at your local library branch for some free craft activities between Monday 26 June and Friday 10 July. Suitable for children aged 3-12 years and their carers.
Decorate a Hanging Pot Plant Holder
Gympie Library – Monday 26 June 1-2pm
Create and decorate your very own hanging pot plant holder using a variety of materials. Suitable for ages 5-8 years. Bookings essential: 5481 0859.
Tiny Art Show
Kilkivan Library – Tuesday 27 June 1pm-2pm
Unleash your inner artist! Come down to the Kilkivan Library and create your own tiny art that will be displayed at the library in our very own Tiny Art Gallery throughout the June/July school holidays. Your creation can be collected on Friday 7 July from 10:30am to take home. Suitable for ages 5-15 years. Booking essential: 5484 1209.
Cats and Dogs Toy
Tin Can Bay Library – Thursday 29 June 9.30am–10.30am
Create your own unique toy for your special buddy and discover some of our favourite cat and dog stories. Suitable for ages 5-12 years. Booking essential: 5486 4355.
Kids Learn to Sew – Advanced
Gympie Library – Wednesday 28 June 9am–12noon and Wednesday 5 July 9am-12noon
Finished the Beginner and Intermediate course and looking for some new sewing projects? Join us as we expand your knowledge of sewing by learning how to sew from a pattern. Suitable for ages 8-12 years. Spaces are limited so booking is essential: 5481 0859. Must have completed the beginner and intermediate sessions first.
Gympie Library – Thursday 29 June 1-2.30pm
Screen printing is a clever but amazing way of printing different designs on items like t-shirts and tote bags to stand out from the crowd. Join us for this fun and interactive session as we use the Cricut to design and create our own screen-printed tote bags. Suitable for ages 12-15 years. Bookings essential: 5481 0859.
Gympie Library – Friday 30 June 2-3pm
Have you ever wondered about the science behind popular games like Operation. Join in the fun as we learn about circuits and create our own buzzer challenge games. Once the game is constructed, you will get the chance to try to retrieve the tokens from the box without completing the circuit and setting off the buzzer! Suitable for ages 8-12 years. Bookings essential: 5481 0859.
Connect with Technology
Book a Librarian
Gympie Library – Wednesdays 9-12noon
Tin Can Bay Library – Tuesdays and Fridays 2.30-4pm
Do you need a hand to get started online? Do you have a question about something that you have recently learned? Book in for a one-on-one half hour session where our library staff will help answer your questions and provide tips and strategies to point you in the right direction for your future learning. Bookings essential: Gympie 5481 0859, Tin Can Bay 5486 4355.
Be Connected Drop-in Help
Rainbow Beach Library – Monday and Thursday from 9.30am–12.30pm, Wednesday and Friday from 2pm–5pm, and Saturday from 9am–12noon.
Do you need a hand to get started online? Do you have a question about something that you have recently learned? Drop in to your local library branch during opening hours for some free one on one help. No bookings required.
Apple iPhones: Getting Started
Gympie Library – Thursday 8 June 10am-12noon
New to the world of iPhones? Learn how to get started on your iPhone. Join us as we take a look at how you can adjust the security, privacy, and accessibility of your device. Find out about your system and network settings and how you can adjust the device for your needs. Bookings essential: 5481 0859.
Android Phones: Getting Started
Gympie Library – Thursday 8 June 1-3pm
New to the world of smartphones? Learn how to get started on your Android smartphone. Join us as we take a look at how you can adjust the security, privacy, and accessibility of your device. Find out about your system and network settings and how you can adjust the device for your needs. Bookings essential: 5481 0859.
Apple iPhones: Doing More
Gympie Library – Thursday 22 June 10am-12noon
Have fun and stay safer with your iPhone. We show you how to use the camera to take great photos, how to block nuisance messages, and how to get some peace and quiet with the clever Do Not Disturb feature. We also look at how you can save and easily find files on your iPhone and how to enter the wonderful world of listening to radio podcasts. Bookings essential: 5481 0859.
Android Phones: Doing More
Gympie Library – Thursday 22 June 1-3pm
Have fun and stay safer with your smartphone. We show you how to use the camera to take great photos, how to block nuisance messages and how to get some peace and quiet with the clever Do Not Disturb feature. We also look at how you can save and easily find files on your tablet and how to enter the wonderful world of listening to radio podcasts. Bookings essential: 5481 0859.
First Five Forever
First Five Forever Storytime (0-5 years)
Rainbow Beach Library – Mondays 10.30-11am
Tin Can Bay Library – Thursdays 9.30-10am
Join us each week for a fun session of stories, rhymes and songs. This is a program designed for 0-5 year olds and their families and carers.
Visit www.slq.qld.gov.au/first5forever for more information.
First 5 Forever is an initiative of the Queensland Government, coordinated by State Library of Queensland and delivered in partnership with local government.
Community Groups in the Library
Book Clubs flourish throughout the Gympie Region, with more than 25 active reading groups currently accessing the multiple book-set collections of Gympie Regional Libraries. If you’re an avid reader and would like to discuss the work of great authors with other book lovers, contact your nearest library branch today.
Cooloola Card Makers – Wednesdays at 9.30am
We make all sorts of greeting cards, so come and join us for a fun morning. Make and take your card creations. Beginners and experienced card makers welcome. Join this friendly group at Tin Can Bay Library and let your creative juices flow. Phone: 5486 4355 for more information.
Tin Can Bay Puzzle Club – First and Third Saturday of the Month at 8.30–11.30am
Join other puzzle loving people and share in the fun of working on the current library jigsaw puzzle or bring your own.
Rainbow Beach Art Group – Friday 2, 16, and 30 June
Join us at Rainbow Beach Library for a fantastic morning of fun and creativity. Each session covers something different, with the aim of exploring different styles of art. Come along and enjoy a morning getting in touch with your inner artist. Tea and coffee will be provided. Phone: 5486 3705 for more information.
Tin Can Bay Art Group – Tuesdays from 10am-12noon
Calling all artists! Join us at Tin Can Bay Library to share work and ideas and connect with artists in our community. Bring your work-in-progress and join in a friendly chat. Exchange ideas. All artists, levels and mediums welcome. Phone: 5486 4355 for more information.