Library Happenings – October 2022

Big Games at the Rainbow Beach LibraryTalks and Workshops

Library Puzzle Challenge

Tin Can Bay Library – All of October

The challenge is to complete a jigsaw puzzle in one week. Puzzle will be available during library opening hours and have a cup of tea on the front deck.

Big Games 

Rainbow Beach Library – Every Thursday in October 10-11.30am

Celebrate Seniors Month and come along to Rainbow Beach library and let out your inner child. On Thursday mornings in October there will be a range of big games for you to play. From Chess to Jenga there is something for everyone.

Wildflower Walk

Rainbow Beach Library – Thursday 13 October 10am

Join us for a wonderful walk around Rainbow Beach taking in the splendour of Mother Nature. People should bring a hat, walking shoes, water and sunscreen. Contact 54863705 for more information.

Knitted Pot Holders 

Rainbow Beach Library – Friday 7 and 14 October 2pm

Brighten up the kitchen with a few colourful pot holders. Join us for a fun morning as we show you how you can knit your own pot holders. New and experienced knitters welcome. Bookings are essential. 

Make a Shaker Card

Tin Can Bay Library – Wednesday 12 October 9.30 – 11.30am

Join us for a wonderful morning of craft and conversation as we create new and wonderful shacking cards to give family and friends. Bookings are essential. 

Book Quiz

Tin Can Bay Library – Thursday 13 October 10.30 – 11.30am

Have a cup of tea and chat about favourite books and authors. Bookings are essential. 

Country Kitchens

Tin Can Bay Library – Friday 14 October 10-11am

Join Gabriella from the Queensland Country Women’s Association’s (QCWA) Country Kitchens program, as she teaches how to cook yummy, healthy meals and how to keep your fruit and vegetables fresher for longer periods of time. This program is a partnership between the QCWA and the Queensland Government, funded through Health and Wellbeing Queensland. Bookings are essential.

Book Art

Tin Can Bay Library – Wednesday 19 October 9.30 – 11.30am

In this workshop, you will create a stunning design in an old book. Immerse yourself in the relaxing process of crafting with this fun book folding workshop. You’ll leave feeling calm and confident with a range of new skills too! Bookings are essential. 

Things to Do with Jars and Bottles

Rainbow Beach Library – Friday 21 and 28 October 2pm

You’ve got to the bottom of a jar of your favourite jam but what do you do with the jar? Come along to these fun workshops as we look at the different ways you can upcycle old jars and bottles to turn them into something new. Bookings are essential. 

International Games Week Afternoon

Tin Can Bay library – Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 3-5pm

Rainbow Beach library – Wednesday and Friday 3-5pm

Join us at your local library branch from 7-11 November as we challenge you to put away the electronics and gather ’round for an afternoon of good old-fashioned board game fun. No matter which game you love to play, you’ll have fun reconnecting with your old favourites. Bring your own or use the library’s games. Suitable for all ages.

Local History 

Local History Room Tour

Gympie Library – Thursday 6 October 10-11am

Have you visited our local history room at Gympie Library? Join us for a special tour of the room, its collections and resources. Find out how to navigate the collections, both physically and digitally and see what is available to help you in your quest for local knowledge. Bookings are essential. 

Mary River

Gympie Library – Thursday 3 November 10-11am

Join us for a history of the renaming of the Wide Bay River to Mary River and enjoy some historical photos of the Mary and stories of gold mining, farming, recreation, tragedies, and the many local bridges over its waters. Bookings are essential. 

Book a Historian

Gympie Library – Thursday 1 December 9-12noon

Book in for a one-on-one half hour session with our local history officer. Bookings are essential. 

Connect with Technology

Book a Librarian 

Rainbow Beach Library – Mondays 11am -12.30pm

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 are essential. 

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 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 

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.

Rainbow Beach Art Group – Friday 7 and 21 October and 4 and 18 November 10-12noon

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 avenues 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, seek advice from other talented eyes and connect with artists in our community. Bring your work-in-progress or your finished piece and join in a friendly chat. Exchange ideas. Participate in a mini-workshop or see an art demonstration. All artists, levels, and mediums welcome. Phone: 5486 4355 for more information.

Rainbow Beach Library

Monday & Thursday 9.30am – 12.30pm, Wednesday & Friday 2pm – 5pm,

Saturday 9am – 12noon,

Phone 5486 3705

Tin Can Bay Library 

Monday and Wednesday: 9am – 12.30pm

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 9am – 5pm

Saturday: 8.30am – 11.30am

Phone 5486 4355

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