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Join a Tech Talk or a book club or keep the kids entertained at one of our library branches.

Book clubs

If you love reading and discussing books, join one of our book clubs. Or start one of your own.

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Get involved

Become a free member and visit both libraries any time you like, or become a Friend, Volunteer or Donor – and help us to keep bringing great stories to the Albury community.

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Multicultural programs

Albury Wodonga Cultural Exchange (AWCE) initiates, supports and manages activities and events in our libraries

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After School Programs

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Code Club for beginners - Lavington Library

Monday 2 March 2020, 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Learn to make computer games, animations and websites at Code Club.

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Lego® Club

Tuesday 3 March 2020, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

An after school hub for all things Lego® and brick building.

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Code Club for beginners - LibraryMuseum

Wednesday 4 March 2020, 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Learn to make computer games, animations and websites at Code Club.

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Junior Book Club

Friday 13 March 2020, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join our fun book club for kids.

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Study Skills for Secondary Students

Thursday 27 February 2020, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Learn new study and library research skills to help you achieve your best.

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Junior Book Club

Friday 28 February 2020, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join our fun book club for kids.

Exhibitions

Big Banana
I Love a Sunburnt Country

Saturday 21 December - Sunday 1 March 2020, 12:00 am - 12:00 am

This exhibition portrays Australian themes in a style reminiscent of holiday snapshots and postcards

cartoon of Scarface Claw
The Lynley Dodd Story floor talk

Sunday 8 March, 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Join the exhibition curator for a guided tour of the exhibition

old lady and dog
Seniors and their pets

Saturday 1 February - Sunday 29 March 2020, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Community Exhibition Wall highlights the work of Albury's community groups.

illustration of Hairy Maclary
The Lynley Dodd Story

Saturday 8 February - Sunday 26 April 2020, 12:00 am - 12:00 am

An exhibition of original illustrations from Dame Lynley Dodd, the world renowned author and illustrator of the Hairy Maclary books

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Experimenta Make Sense Exhibition Launch

Friday 8 May, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for the launch of the Experimenta Make Sense exhibition and meet the curators.

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Haberdashery to Home

Saturday 8 February - Sunday 10 May 2020, 12:00 am - 12:00 am

An exhibition celebrating the haberdashery shops that were once a feature of many Australian high streets.

Women Working Together

Friday 6 March - Sunday 31 May 2020, 12:00 am - 12:00 am

A thought provoking exhibition charting the history of the Business & Professional Women's Club of Albury.

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I want to ride my bicycle

Wednesday 1 January - Friday 5 June 2020, 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Explore the history of bicycles in Albury through this evocative photography display.

old fashioned postcard
Albury Views

Saturday 7 December - Sunday 14 June 2020, 12:00 am - 12:00 am

A new exhibition featuring historical and contemporary promotional images of our city and region

Multicultural Programs

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Homework Help at Lavington Library

Wednesday 4 March 2020, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Bring your homework and get help from volunteers trained to help CALD students.

Preschool Programs

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Tiny Tots Storytime

Wednesday 4 March 2020, 10:30 am - 11:00 am

Bring your little ones along for Storytime

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Preschool Storytime at the LibraryMuseum

Tuesday 3 March 2020, 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Bring your little ones along for Storytime.

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Preschool Storytime at Lavington Library

Monday 2 March 2020, 10:30 am - 11:15 am

Bring your little ones along to Storytime.

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Preschool Storytime at Lavington Library

Wednesday 4 March 2020, 10:30 am - 11:15 am

Bring your little ones along to Storytime.

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Preschool Storytime at the LibraryMuseum

Thursday 27 February 2020, 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Bring your little ones along for Storytime.

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Toddler Time at Lavington Library

Friday 28 February 2020, 10:30 am - 11:15 am

Bring your toddlers along to Storytime.

Lynley Dodd image of cats
Hairy Maclary Toddler Time

Friday 6 March, 10:30 am - 11:00 am

Join us for a very special storytime, reading from some of Lynley Dodd’s most loved stories, followed by a chance to meet the author and get your favourite book signed.

Dad and son
Dads Read Storytime

Saturday 28 March, 10:30 am - 11:00 am

This special Saturday storytime is for dads and kids

Dad and son
Dads Read Storytime

Saturday 23 May, 10:30 am - 11:00 am

This special Saturday storytime is for dads and kids

Programs for Readers

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Females in the Frame: Women, art and crime

Monday 9 March, 6:00 pm

Join art historian Penelope Jackson to learn about her new book exploring untold stories of women, art and crime.

Photo of Alice mantel and the cover of every womans guide to retirement
Every Woman's Guide To Retirement - Author Talk

Thursday 12 March, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Come and learn hints and tips for planning a more meaningful and rewarding retirement for women from Alice Mantel.

Retro Lane Cafe

Switch Wednesdays
Switch Wednesdays - March

Wednesday 11 March, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Our Nintendo gaming lounge is loaded with the latest games on the Switch!

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eSports Albury Wodonga: March

Friday 27 March, 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Retro Lane has joined forces with the Albury Esports League, to create and grow the competitive gaming community in Albury Wodonga

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Youth Week: Addicted

Friday 3 April, 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Join us for the 10th year of Addicted and support our local young music artists.

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Youth Week - Retro's Amazing Race

Saturday 4 April, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Retro's Amazing Race means crazy fun chasing clues around Albury with lots of prizes on offer!

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Youth Week- Chill @ Retro

Monday 6 April, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Never been to Retro? Come down and see what we're all about.

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Youth Week- Chill @ Retro

Tuesday 7 April, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Never been to Retro? Come down and see what we're all about.

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Youth Week- Chill @ Retro

Wednesday 8 April, 3:00 pm

Never been to Retro? Come down and see what we're all about.

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Retro Art Workshop

Wednesday 15 April, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Come down and paint at Retro!

rock climbing
Retro Rock Climb

Thursday 16 April, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

esports cartoon
eSports Albury Wodonga: April

Friday 24 April, 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Retro Lane has joined forces with the Albury Esports League, to create and grow the competitive gaming community in Albury Wodonga

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Open Mic Night - May

Friday 1 May, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Book a spot at our Open Mic Night!

School Holiday Programs

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Transforming origami stars

Tuesday 14 April, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Learn the magic of paper folding to create transforming origami stars.

kids making puppets
PUPpets!

Wednesday 15 April, 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Come to our puppet making workshop and take home your very own PUPpet!

art materials
Retro Art Workshop

Wednesday 15 April, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Come down and paint at Retro!

rock climbing
Retro Rock Climb

Thursday 16 April, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

boy doing craft
Construct-o sticks

Thursday 16 April, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Build a photo frame, plane or trio of animals using paddle pop sticks

little girl with craft
Space Craft

Friday 17 April, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Get crafty and create a UFO and a planet mobile.

kids dressed as super heroes
Superhero Family Fun Night

Friday 17 April, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come dressed as your favourite superhero and dance the night away at the Family Fun Night disco

David Thurley
Kitchen chemistry with David Thurley

Monday 20 April, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Learn chemical magic tricks with David Thurley.

little girl on ipad
Experimental Art

Tuesday 21 April, 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Get ready for the Experimenta exhibition by creatively combining science, technology and art.

knitting
Knit your own scarf

Tuesday 21 April, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Learn just two stitches and you can do amazing things with quick-knitting yarn!

frog
Save the Frogs!

Thursday 23 April, 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Learn about endangered frogs and create your own frog.

crafty envelope
Monster-iffic fun

Thursday 23 April, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Create vibrant monster-themed envelopes and bookmarks

Seniors Week Festival

old lady and dog
Seniors and their pets

Saturday 1 February - Sunday 29 March 2020, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Community Exhibition Wall highlights the work of Albury's community groups.

Technology for Adults

Health My Way - Launch at Lavington Library

Monday 2 March, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

A new program to support health and well being through digital tools , supported by the Australian Digital Health Agency.

Health My Way - Launch at the LibraryMuseum

Monday 2 March, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A new program to support health and well being through digital tools , supported by the Australian Digital Health Agency.

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Health My Way session

Friday 13 March, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The first of our new Health My Way tech sessions, to support health and well-being through digital tools,

woman wiht ipad and fitbit
Health My Way session

Friday 27 March, 10:00 am

Our new Health My Way tech sessions support health and well-being through digital tools,

fit bit and phone
Health My Way - workshop

Friday 24 April, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Our new Health My Way tech sessions support health and well-being through digital tools,

Upstream

cartoon of Scarface Claw
The Lynley Dodd Story floor talk

Sunday 8 March, 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Join the exhibition curator for a guided tour of the exhibition

illustration of Hairy Maclary
The Lynley Dodd Story

Saturday 8 February - Sunday 26 April 2020, 12:00 am - 12:00 am

An exhibition of original illustrations from Dame Lynley Dodd, the world renowned author and illustrator of the Hairy Maclary books

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