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Gerringong  Library is getting additional hours on Tuesday from July 2017. This is in addition to its normal hours every Thursday.

9.30am – 12.30pm 9.30am – 12.30pm
1.30pm – 4.30pm

This is in anticipation of our move to new premises in the near future and the increased hours of operation that will be in place there.


kate forsythAs the author of ‘Bitter Greens’ and ‘Dancing On Knives’, Kate Forsyth has established herself as one of Australia’s leading names in historical fiction. Recognised internationally as an expert in the field of fairy tale retellings, Kate will be coming to Kiama Library as part of the launch of her newest book ‘Beauty in Thorns’, which is already being hailed as her best work yet.

Her storytelling is a gorgeous tribute to the riches of the Pre-Raphaelites’ art; their unconventional bohemian lifestyles, and their ability to shock and shake up Victorian society. ‘Beauty in Thorns’ is a spellbinding reimagining of the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale, set amongst the passions, scandals and tragedies of the Pre-Raphaelite circle of painters and poets.

What : Free author talk and book signing

When : Friday 21 July at 2pm

Where : Kiama Library

Copies of Kate’s book will be available for purchase and signing.

Call Kiama Library on (02) 4233 1133 to reserve your seat.


Kiama Council has unveiled details of its celebration of the successful anti-amalgamation campaign of 2016 with a speech and photo competition.

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The Kiama Independence Day Speech Contest 2017 gives all secondary students who live or study in the Kiama Municipality an opportunity to improve their confidence and to develop their speech-writing and public speaking skills.

It commemorates the elegant and eloquent way our community presented the case to the state delegate for our local government area to stay independent of amalgamation in 2016.

The topic for the speeches is ‘What does independence mean to me?

The competition requires students in years 7 to 12 to submit a five-minute speech by Friday 14 July.

Eight finalists will be selected to speak on Saturday 5 August with the winning speaker awarded a 10-day trip for three people to Vietnam.


The Kiama Independence Day Photographic Competition 2017 is open to everyone aged 5+ and has the theme of ‘Why I love Kiama’.

We want you to show us the uniqueness of our area, community and individuals through your lens, and show us what you value most about our region.

The winner of each category will receive a $100 cash prize.

Entries close Friday 14 July.


NAIDOC 2017To celebrate NAIDOC Week the library is having some activities. Bush Medicine and Sand Art workshops will be available for the young ones to learn.

Have your face painted with ochre and make an Australian native animal sand art!

Learn all about bush medicine,

Where : At the library

When  :  2 - 3.15pm Tuesday 4th July

Cost  :  Free

Ages : 5-10yrs

Bookings essential (02) 4233 1133

CBCA 20172017 Children's Book Council have announced their short list of children's books.

An exciting time for the young reader or the young at heart who likes to read.