Charlestown Library

  • Phone: 02 4943 5555
  • Address:
    Charlestown Library
    Cnr Smith and Ridley Streets
    Charlestown, Newcastle, NSW 2290
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Branch HoursMonday 9:00am - 8:00pmTuesday 9:00am - 8:00pmWednesday 9:00am - 8:00pmFriday 9:00am - 8:00pmSaturday 9:00am - 3:00pmSunday ClosedTelephone: 02 4943 5555Facsimile : 02 4942 2952Email: lakelibraries@lakemac.nsw.gov.au


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Past events

Tiddas Talking: Good friends and writers Anita Heiss and Lisa Heidke in conversation

20th March

Learn about the role of chick lit and its importance in writing for women. Anita and Lisa will discuss their novels and their writing processes.

Free

Think Smart and Lose Weight with Sandy Brocking

4th March

Sandy Brocking, health professional and author of Think Smart & Lose Weight, will share her inspiring weight loss journey that has resulted in her...

Free

First Monday Book Club

4th November

Expand your reading choices. Discover new books and join the friendly discussion at this monthly book group.

Free

First Friday Book Group

1st November

Discover new reading choices, meet people and enjoy a chat about books and reading.

Free

Books and Bickies at Charlestown Library

23rd October

Enjoy discussion about reading and books. Broaden your reading choices and discover new authors and genres.

Free

Book Chat at Charlestown Library

22nd October

Enjoy lively discussion about the book of the month. Broaden your reading choices with like-minded people.

Free

Family History for Beginners

17th October

Thinking about tracing your family tree? Learn about using Birth, Death and Marriage Indexes, passenger arrivals and other records. See how the Library's...

Free

500 Words Workshop at Charlestown Library

16th October

Take the challenge to write about your experiences on a set topic in just 500 words. Get encouragement to develop your story and help to upload your work...

Free

First Monday Book Club

14th October

Expand your reading choices. Discover new books and join the friendly discussion at this monthly book group.

Free

Understanding Global Weather

9th October

Gavin Morris, well-known NBN weatherman, shares his knowledge and passion for forecasting the weather.

Free

Book Creatures Craft

11th July

Get creative and learn how to convert your old books and magazines into crazy creatures using paper-folding techniques. Fun for 5-12 years.

$5

My Fine Feathered Friends

21st January

A theatrical performance incorporating story,song,music,dance and puppetry. Talented storyteller Bronwyn Vaughan will delight both children and adults....

$10

Amazaball Cooking for Kids

16th January

Cooking fun for kids 8 to 11 years. Create two yummy no-bake recipes at our hand-on workshop. Bookings essential.

$6

Read & Rhyme Time @ Charlestown - Every Tuesday 2012

20th March

A musical adventure of rhymes and songs for toddlers 1-3 years

Free

Books and Babies - Every Fourth Thursday 2012

22nd March

A fun and interactive program of stories and rhymes for parents and babies under 1 year.

Free

Books and Babies @ Charlestown Library - Every Fourth Tuesday 2012

27th March

A fun and interactive way to introduce your baby to words and books. Rhymes and stories for babies under one year.

Free

Book Chat @ Charlestown Library - Every Fourth Tuesday 2012

27th March

Meet other people who love to read at our book discussion group. Share interesting discussion on books and reading over morning tea. A great way to...

Free

Book Club - Every First Monday 2012

2nd April

Enjoy lively discussion on books and reading. A great way to broaden your reading choices.

Free

Peter Lewis - cartoonist

22nd October

Peter Lewis has entertained and informed us through his clever cartoons. The Newcastle Herald cartoonist and local artist will discuss what it takes to...

Free

Writing a Non-Boring Family History Workshop

13th August

Learn how to craft your family history research into a format that others want to read with author Hazel Edwards. This workshop is suitable for beginnners...

$60

Medicines and You

16th July

This information session will assist people in managing their medicines. You will learn about the active ingredients in medicines, how to read a...

Free

Tony Thompson: A Date With a Vampire

19th June

Tony Thompson gives an entertaining talk on the history of vampires in books, film and television.

Free

Author Talk: Romy Ash

31st May

Romy Ash's debut novel Floundering was shortlisted for the 2011 The Australian/ Vogel Literary Award. She also teaches creative writing at University, is...

Free

Author talk - Paul Walsh

23rd May

Writer and editor Paul Walsh discusses his work in progress.

Write Here!: Paul Walsh

23rd May

Writer and editor Paul Walsh discusses his work in progress.

Free

Storing and Sharing Photos 2012

18th April

Find out all you need to jnow about sharing and storing yoru photos online. This session will cover the many ways to take digital photos, resizing,...

Free

Science - Non Fiction 2012

17th April

This fast-moving interactive show explores the fascinating history and science of lasers and features a fantastic laser ligth show. Presented by the...

$8

Think Outside the Square - David Astle 2012

2nd April

Unlock the secrets of the cryptic crosswords and puzzles with David Astle, the "dictionary guy" on SBS show Letters and Numbers and author of Puzzled....

Free

Books & Bickies @ Charlestown 2012

28th March

Meet other people who love to read at our book discussion group. Share interesting discussion on books and reading over morning tea. A great way to...

Free

Write Here! : A Fascinating Life in Fiction - Michael Sala 2012

26th March

Michael Sala discusses his unique autobiographical novel - The Last Thread - a story of cross-cultural experiences, turbulent relationships and life in...

Free

Jingle Bells Read and Rhyme Time

20th December

A musical adventure for toddlers one to three years. Enjoy rhymes, songs and stories and play percussion instruments, all with a Christmas theme.

Free