Events

Special Events


Monday 11 March, 10am

Snapshot of our Heritage

Share your photographs and documents and be a part of an exciting project to capture and record the region's heritage. Bring your materials along to a series of heritage talks being held around the region as part of the 'Snapshot of our Heritage' project. Information collected will be catalogued and made available online for current and future generations, and will inform Council's heritage management strategies. The February talk will be held at Gulgong Library, and the March talk at Mudgee Library. If you would like to contribute to the project, please make an appointment by phoning 6378 2850 or emailing: snapshot@midwestern.nsw.gov.au


Thursday 7 March, 10am

Agony Aunt: Writing and Publishing

Whether you want to write but are not sure where to start, are stuck in the middle of a work in progress or looking for publishing advice for a completed work, come along to this free session and get some advice and support. Portia Lindsay is the former Agony Aunt for literary platform Seizure and has been a bookseller, reviewer and literary events programmer. She is an avid reader and currently general manager of the Mudgee Readers' Festival. Book here


Thursday 4 April, 10am

Top Floor Stories

Join Jill Baggett and Pamela Meredith from the Mudgee Valley Writers - along with local storytellers Kevin Pye and Wendy Stokoe - for a special storytelling event, sharing funny and heart-warming tales on the top floor of the Mudgee Library. There will be a wildcard spot so bring your own story and you too could be part of the Top Floor Stories!


Friday 3 - Sunday 5 May

Sydney Writers' Festival: Live & Local

The Mudgee Readers' Festival and Mid-Western Regional Council Libraries presents the Sydney Writers' Festival - beamed in Live & Local to the Town Hall Theatre. Enjoy interviews and discussions with international speakers live on the big screen.

Entry is by gold coin donation with proceeds going to the Mudgee Readers' Festival's 2019 program.


Wednesday 22 May, 11am

National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS)

NSS is held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places around the country. We would love it if you could join us by sharing Alpacas with Maracas written and illustrated by Matt Cosgrove.


Thursday 15 - Sunday 18 August

Mudgee Readers' Festival

The Mid-Western Regional Council Library is proud to partner with the Mudgee Readers' Festival from 15-18 August. We are the festival hub: your place to get information, tickets and books over the festival weekend. We also host sessions in our colourful kid's section as part of the Mudgee Young Readers' Festival. 


Thursday 19 September, 10am

Australian Reading Hour (ARH)

ARH is an important annual campaign encouraging Australians of all ages to read for one hour. Watch this space for details on our 2019 storytelling extravaganza! 

Regular Events


February - November, 10:15am

Monday History Talks

Are you interested in the history of Mudgee and surrounding regions? Perhaps you have been working on gathering information on your family history? Our Monday History Talks are held on the first Monday of the month and include guest speakers or sharing sessions, both allowing participants to ask questions and discuss all aspects of local and family history.


First Tuesday of the month, 3:45pm

Book Bouncers: Teen Book Club

Bounce around books and ideas with other readers each month - all teens keen to talk books are welcome! Held in the Mudgee Library Youth Room on Level 3.


Third Tuesday of the month, 3:45pm

The Write Stuff: Teen Writing Group

All teens looking to write, share ideas and develop their craft in a supportive environment are welcome to attend this monthly session.


Quarterly

Book Sale

During the first two weeks of every season, the library holds a book sale. We always have a generous selection of adult fiction, large print, non-fiction, young adult and children's titles, as well as DVDs and magazines, to choose from. As many items as you can carry for only $2! Be sure to keep checking back as stock is continuously refreshed.