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EVENTS GOONELLABAH | CULTURAL

ByteWise by Questacon

Event Details

Date

Saturday 1 April 2023 9:00am - Sunday 30 April 2023 5:00pm

Where

GOONELLABAH

What

CULTURAL

How much?

Free

Bookings?

02 6625 1235

ByteWise is a revolving showcase of 24 interactive exhibitions from the National Science and Technology Centre in Canberra. The exhibition engages visitors with challenges drawn from mathematics and computer science. It's targeted towards students 10-15 years old, but can be enjoyed by visitors of all ages. ByteWise contains 24 exhibits in total, offering a range of experiences to challenge and intrigue visitors, from logic puzzles and code breaking, to geometr

For bookings contact Lismore Pop-up Library on 66212464

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EVENTS LISMORE | WORKSHOPS AND TALKS

THURSDAY 14 SEP 2023, 5:30 PM

Mortgage Stress and Cost of Living Pressure

Are you struggling to pay your bills?  Unsure of what happens if you can’t meet your monthly mortgage repayments? Do you want to be able to budget for your expenses better – but not sure how and where to start? 

Richmond Tweed Regional Library and Lismore & District Financial Counselling Service are partnering to provide a series of FREE 1 hour Financial Literacy workshops over the next 6 months at libraries throughout the Region. Mortgage Stress and Cost of Living Pressure is the first in the series, and will be presented by Financial Counsellors from the Service. 


EVENTS LENNOX HEAD | SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITY

MONDAY 25 SEP 2023, 9:00 AM

Superhero Scavenger Hunt

Our superheroes have gone missing! Visit us these school holidays and see if you can solve the clues and find all our superheroes. Available all day, no bookings required


EVENTS LENNOX HEAD | SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITY

MONDAY 25 SEP 2023, 9:00 AM

Superhero Mask - DIY Craft

Looking for an indoor activity these school holidays? Make your own superhero mask at our DIY craft station. All materials provided for this free activity. Available all day, no bookings required. 


EVENTS BYRON BAY | SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITY

MONDAY 02 OCT 2023, 9:30 AM

LEGO Masters

Lego exhibition on display to inspire creation. Drop in lego playtime also - no bookings required


Craft Group
EVENTS GOONELLABAH | WORKSHOPS AND TALKS

WEDNESDAY 04 OCT 2023, 9:30 AM

Craft Group

If you enjoy working on fabric projects we have the perfect group for you! Knitting, Crochet, Patchwork and Cross stitch. Join us for a relaxed & social morning. Instruction and assistance provided if required. We do both combined community projects and our own work during these mornings.


Sew Can I
EVENTS BALLINA | GROUPS AND MEETINGS

WEDNESDAY 04 OCT 2023, 10:00 AM

Sew Can I

This is an adult crafting group.  Whether you knit, crochet, emboider, weave or print, come along and share your skills or learn new ones.  Bookings are essential on 02 6686 2831.


EVENTS BYRON BAY | CHILDREN

WEDNESDAY 04 OCT 2023, 10:30 AM

Macrame Pot Holder Workshop

Make a simple Macrame pot holder by plaiting and knotting macrame thread. Decorate with beads and hang your small pot plant. This activity is suitable for 8-12 year olds.


EVENTS BRUNSWICK HEADS | WORKSHOPS AND TALKS

WEDNESDAY 04 OCT 2023, 10:30 AM

Composting workshop

Join North East Waste for an informative workshop on all things composting. Get the best out of your food waste and give your garden a boost.


EVENTS TWEED HEADS | SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITY

WEDNESDAY 04 OCT 2023, 11:00 AM

Toys and Games story time

Join us at Tweed Heads Library for some stories about Toys and Games and then make your own game to take home. Best suited for children aged three to seven. For more information, please call Tweed Heads library on (07) 5536 3672.


EVENTS MURWILLUMBAH | SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITY

WEDNESDAY 04 OCT 2023, 11:00 AM

Bluey Storytime

Join us to listen to some bluey stories and play some fun bluey themed games and activities. Suitable for ages 3 to 7 years. Phone Murwillumbah Library to book 02 6670 2427.


EVENTS GOONELLABAH | SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITY

WEDNESDAY 04 OCT 2023, 2:00 PM

Movie Time - The Super Mario Bros. Movie

Join us at the library for a special school-holiday for a movie screening of “The Super Mario Bros. Movie”! Join all your favourite characters from the classic videogames, as Mario teams up with Peach to square off against the all-powerful Bowser to stop his plan to conquer the world.
Run time: 92 minutes. Rating: PG. For ages 6+ and their adult caregivers.Join all your favourite character’s from the classic videogames, as Mario teams up with Peach to square off against the all-powerful Bowser to stop his plan to conquer the world. Run time: 92 minutes. Rating: PG. For ages 6+ and their adult caregivers. Bring along a comfy cushion or bean bag. Popcorn and water provided & BYO snacks welcome. Book online here: https://events.humanitix.com/tours/lismore-area-libraries-school-holiday-activities


Chess!
EVENTS MURWILLUMBAH | SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITY

WEDNESDAY 04 OCT 2023, 2:00 PM

Chess!

Do you like to play chess or would like to learn? Then come along to Murwillumbah Library for some Chess fun and snacks. Suitable for ages 8 and over. Bookings essential. Phone Murwillumbah Library 02 6670 2427.


EVENTS BRUNSWICK HEADS | SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITY

WEDNESDAY 04 OCT 2023, 2:30 PM

Jelly printing and origami

Megumi will guide you through this fun jelly printing and origami workshop at Brunswick Heads library. Your print patterns will turn into a pop up star decoration.


EVENTS MULLUMBIMBY | SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITY

WEDNESDAY 04 OCT 2023, 2:30 PM

Stop Motion Animation Workshop

Join Nat to be introduced to the art of Stop Motion Animation and learn basic concepts of this art. Activity for ages 7 and up. Bookings required as numbers are strictly limited. Phone Mullumbimby Library on 02 6684 2992


EVENTS BALLINA | SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITY

WEDNESDAY 04 OCT 2023, 3:00 PM

Fun Film Afternoon - Bad Guys

Join us in the library for a screening of the popular animated film Bad Guys. Based on Aaron Blabey's popular book series, notorious criminals Mr. Wolf, Mr. Snake, Mr. Piranha, Mr. Shark and Ms. Tarantula are finally caught after a series of heists. To avoid a prison sentcence, the animal outlaws must pull off their most challenign con yet - becoming model citizens. Bring along a comfy cushion or bean bag. Popcorn and water provided & BYO snacks welcome. Bookings essentials. Book online here: https://events.humanitix.com/tours/ballina-area-libraries-school-holiday-activities


EVENTS LISMORE | GROUPS AND MEETINGS

WEDNESDAY 04 OCT 2023, 3:00 PM

Poetry Group

Join us to read, listen to and share Poetry at the library monthly poetry group. Meet other poets, share your own work or bring your favourites poems. Gain the inspiration to improve your writing while feeling the soothing effects and emotive power that sharing poetry brings. New members welcome. Afternoon tea provided.


Tech Savvy Seniors
EVENTS BALLINA | WORKSHOPS AND TALKS

THURSDAY 05 OCT 2023, 9:30 AM

Tech Savvy Seniors

We have free 20 minute one-on-one tech appointments available in the Library. Call or drop in to the Ballina branch to book your session. 


EVENTS LENNOX HEAD | SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITY

THURSDAY 05 OCT 2023, 10:00 AM

Story Time in the Park

We are bringing Story Time to you! Meet us at Ross Park in Lennox Head as we dive into some of our favourite books, games and songs. Don't forget to pack your picnic rug and hat. No bookings required.


EVENTS ALSTONVILLE | SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITY

THURSDAY 05 OCT 2023, 10:00 AM

Rock Painting

Learn how to create original works of art on a rock or pebble using the materials provided. This school holiday activity is suitable for children aged 5 to 18 years old. Bookings essential. Book online here: https://events.humanitix.com/tours/ballina-area-libraries-school-holiday-activities


EVENTS MURWILLUMBAH | SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITY

THURSDAY 05 OCT 2023, 10:00 AM

Bees Wax Wraps

Join North East Waste for a Beeswax Wraps workshop at Murwillumbah Library. Bookings essential. Phone Murwillumbah Library 02 6670 2427 to book.


One-on-One Tech Lessons
EVENTS LISMORE | WORKSHOPS AND TALKS

THURSDAY 05 OCT 2023, 10:00 AM

One-on-One Tech Lessons

Has the world of technology got you beat? Do you have questions about your phone, laptop or tablet? Do you want to learn more about Facebook or emailing? Whatever your question why not see if we can help? A Tech Lesson is one-on-one help tailored to your needs. Phone us at Lismore Library on 02 6621 2464 for enquiries and bookings.


Tech Savvy Seniors
EVENTS ALSTONVILLE | WORKSHOPS AND TALKS

THURSDAY 05 OCT 2023, 11:00 AM

Tech Savvy Seniors

We have free 20 minute one-on-one tech appointments available in the Library. Call or drop in to the Alstonville branch to book your session. 


EVENTS BYRON BAY | GROUPS AND MEETINGS

THURSDAY 05 OCT 2023, 1:00 PM

Textile Group

Join our Byron Library Textile Group as we create with mixed media. Call in advance to see which Thursday they're in.


Scrabble Club
EVENTS BYRON BAY | GROUPS AND MEETINGS

THURSDAY 05 OCT 2023, 2:00 PM

Scrabble Club

Challenge your word skills and enjoy a social outing, playing scrabble in the Byron Bay Library. All levels welcome from beginner to expert. Meeting weekly on an ongoing basis.


EVENTS LENNOX HEAD | GROUPS AND MEETINGS

THURSDAY 05 OCT 2023, 2:00 PM

Makerspace Textile Group

Are you a crafter, knitter or crocheter? Are you looking for a social setting to share, learn and practice your skill? All ages and skills are welcome to this free weekly program.


EVENTS GOONELLABAH | SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITY

THURSDAY 05 OCT 2023, 2:00 PM

Mario Kart Gaming Afternoon

Grab a bean bag and some snacks and face off with your friends on a big screen with Mario Kart. Book online here: https://events.humanitix.com/tours/lismore-area-libraries-school-holiday-activities


EVENTS TWEED HEADS | SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITY

THURSDAY 05 OCT 2023, 3:30 PM

Decorate your own Library Bag

Come to Tweed Heads Library and get inspired to decorate your own personal Library Bag. Best suited for children aged six and over. Please phone Tweed Heads Library on (07)5536 3672 to book a spot.


EVENTS LISMORE CHILDRENS LIBRARY | SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITY

FRIDAY 06 OCT 2023, 10:00 AM

Wildlife Twins

Join the Wildlife Twins at Lismore Children's Library this school holidays for a fascinating reptile show. These animals have incredible adaptations to survive in Australia's tough conditions, almost like superpowers. Can you hold your breath like a sea turtle or sleep 16-18 hours a day while being called cute? Probably not! Book online here: https://events.humanitix.com/tours/lismore-area-libraries-school-holiday-activities


EVENTS LENNOX HEAD | SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITY

FRIDAY 06 OCT 2023, 10:00 AM

Cellophane Jellyfish Craft Workshop

Come along and make some slippery jellyfish using cellophane and paper plates. All materials provided for this free workshop. Bookings essential.


EVENTS LISMORE | GROUPS AND MEETINGS

FRIDAY 06 OCT 2023, 10:00 AM

Social Circle - Games

Join this fun group on every Friday morning at 10am. This Friday, board games,cards, chess and laughs. Refreshments provided, good times guaranteed!


Chess Club
EVENTS BALLINA | GROUPS AND MEETINGS

FRIDAY 06 OCT 2023, 1:00 PM

Chess Club

This is a relaxing social afternoon for lovers of Chess. Everyone welcome and bookings are not necessary.


EVENTS ALSTONVILLE | GROUPS AND MEETINGS

FRIDAY 06 OCT 2023, 1:30 PM

Adult Craft Group

This is an adult crafting group.  Whether you knit, crochet, embroider, weave or print, come along and share your skills or learn new ones.  


EVENTS MURWILLUMBAH | SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITY

FRIDAY 06 OCT 2023, 2:00 PM

Nintendo Switch!

Join us at Murwillumbah Library for an afternoon of Nintendo Switch fun as we race, dance and play sport! Suitable for 8 and over. Bookings essential. Murwillumbah Library 02 6670 2427


EVENTS LISMORE CHILDRENS LIBRARY | SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITY

FRIDAY 06 OCT 2023, 2:00 PM

Bird card Games

Play cards with a special Australian Native Bird card pack. Go Birding! snap and memory games, as well as inventing your own. Book online here: https://events.humanitix.com/tours/lismore-area-libraries-school-holiday-activities


Social Circle
EVENTS BALLINA | GROUPS AND MEETINGS

MONDAY 09 OCT 2023, 10:00 AM

Social Circle

Are you retired and looking to expand your social circle? Join us every Monday at Ballina Library for Social Circle. Meet new people and enjoy conversation, games, local history, guest speakers, tech help, craft and more. This is a free activity. For information phone the library on 02 6686 2831.


One-on-One Tech Lessons
EVENTS GOONELLABAH | WORKSHOPS AND TALKS

MONDAY 09 OCT 2023, 11:00 AM

One-on-One Tech Lessons

Has the world of technology got you beat? Do you have questions about your phone, laptop or tablet? Do you want to learn more about Facebook or emailing? Whatever your question why not see if we can help? A Tech Lesson is one-on-one help tailored to your needs. Phone Goonellabah Library on 02 6625 1235 for enquiries and bookings.


One-on-One Tech Lessons
EVENTS GOONELLABAH | WORKSHOPS AND TALKS

MONDAY 09 OCT 2023, 11:00 AM

One-on-One Tech Lessons

Has the world of technology got you beat? Do you have questions about your phone, laptop or tablet? Do you want to learn more about Facebook or emailing? Whatever your question why not see if we can help? A Tech Lesson is one-on-one help tailored to your needs. Phone Goonellabah Library on 02 6625 1235 for enquiries and bookings.


Scrabble Club
EVENTS BALLINA | GROUPS AND MEETINGS

MONDAY 09 OCT 2023, 2:00 PM

Scrabble Club

If you love a good game of scrabble and would enjoy some great company, why not come along to Ballina Library and get involved in Monday afternoon scrabble.  There is no charge to enjoy this relaxing, social afternoon.  Everyone welcome and bookings are not necessary.


One-on-One Tech Lessons
EVENTS LISMORE | WORKSHOPS AND TALKS

TUESDAY 10 OCT 2023, 10:00 AM

One-on-One Tech Lessons

Has the world of technology got you beat? Do you have questions about your phone, laptop or tablet? Do you want to learn more about Facebook or emailing? Whatever your question why not see if we can help? A Tech Lesson is one-on-one help tailored to your needs. Phone us at Lismore Library on 02 6621 2464 for enquiries and bookings.


Scrabble Club
EVENTS ALSTONVILLE | GROUPS AND MEETINGS

TUESDAY 10 OCT 2023, 1:30 PM

Scrabble Club

If you love a good game of scrabble and would enjoy some great company, why not come along to Alstonville Library and get involved in Tuesday afternoon scrabble.  There is no charge to enjoy this relaxing, social afternoon.  Everyone welcome and bookings are not necessary.


Tech Savvy Seniors
EVENTS LENNOX HEAD | WORKSHOPS AND TALKS

TUESDAY 10 OCT 2023, 1:30 PM

Tech Savvy Seniors

We have free 20 minute one-on-one tech appointments available in the library. Call or drop in to the Lennox Head Library to book your session.


Story Dogs
EVENTS BYRON BAY | CHILDREN

TUESDAY 10 OCT 2023, 3:00 PM

Story Dogs

Read with Story Dogs at Byron Bay library - every Tuesday 3pm - 5pm, during school term. Fun reading program for children 6-12 years. A chance to practice reading one on one with the Story Dog in a calm and motivating environment. If your child would like to read to our Story Dog regularly, book a block of sessions and watch your child's reading confidence soar. Phone Byron Bay Library 02 6685 8540 to book. Can't wait for you to meet our Story Dog!


Craft Group
EVENTS GOONELLABAH | WORKSHOPS AND TALKS

WEDNESDAY 11 OCT 2023, 9:30 AM

Craft Group

If you enjoy working on fabric projects we have the perfect group for you! Knitting, Crochet, Patchwork and Cross stitch. Join us for a relaxed & social morning. Instruction and assistance provided if required. We do both combined community projects and our own work during these mornings.


Sew Can I
EVENTS BALLINA | GROUPS AND MEETINGS

WEDNESDAY 11 OCT 2023, 10:00 AM

Sew Can I

This is an adult crafting group.  Whether you knit, crochet, emboider, weave or print, come along and share your skills or learn new ones.  Bookings are essential on 02 6686 2831.


EVENTS BALLINA | CHILDREN

WEDNESDAY 11 OCT 2023, 4:30 PM

Lego Club

Fortnightly Wednesdays from 11 October, 4.30-5.30pm. Primary school aged children will enjoy building on a theme, in a team or making their own creations, during this awesome program. Special thanks to National Backyard Cricket, the LBW Trust and Friends of the Library Australia for supporting innovative and educational opportunities in regional libraries. Bookings essential.


Tech Savvy Seniors
EVENTS BALLINA | WORKSHOPS AND TALKS

THURSDAY 12 OCT 2023, 9:30 AM

Tech Savvy Seniors

We have free 20 minute one-on-one tech appointments available in the Library. Call or drop in to the Ballina branch to book your session. 


Judy Nunn at Tweed Heads Library
EVENTS TWEED HEADS | AUTHOR EVENT

THURSDAY 12 OCT 2023, 10:00 AM

Judy Nunn at Tweed Heads Library

Tweed Heads Library, Thursday 12 October from 10 am
Book now on 07 5536 3672 or email tweed@rtrl.nsw.gov.au.
Judy Nunn’s career has been long, illustrious, and multifaceted. After combining her internationally successful acting career with scriptwriting for television and radio, Judy decided in the 90s to turn her hand to prose. Known as one of Australia’s leading fiction writers, she has now sold over one million books in this country alone. In 2015 Judy was made a Member of the Order of Australia for her "significant service to the performing arts as a scriptwriter and actor of stage and screen, and to literature as an author".
Book now!


One-on-One Tech Lessons
EVENTS LISMORE | WORKSHOPS AND TALKS

THURSDAY 12 OCT 2023, 10:00 AM

One-on-One Tech Lessons

Has the world of technology got you beat? Do you have questions about your phone, laptop or tablet? Do you want to learn more about Facebook or emailing? Whatever your question why not see if we can help? A Tech Lesson is one-on-one help tailored to your needs. Phone us at Lismore Library on 02 6621 2464 for enquiries and bookings.


Rainforest Botanic Gardens Story Time
EVENTS OFFSITE | CHILDREN

THURSDAY 12 OCT 2023, 10:30 AM

Rainforest Botanic Gardens Story Time

Join our library storyteller and local garden volunteers, as you discover a love of reading, the wonder of nature and connect with other children and families. Held on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 10.30am, at Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens (After main gate, first right to Visitor Centre and then find the cubby house!) Pop on a hat and join the fun! For more information phone Lismore Pop-up Library on 02 6621 2464


Tech Savvy Seniors
EVENTS ALSTONVILLE | WORKSHOPS AND TALKS

THURSDAY 12 OCT 2023, 11:00 AM

Tech Savvy Seniors

We have free 20 minute one-on-one tech appointments available in the Library. Call or drop in to the Alstonville branch to book your session. 


EVENTS BYRON BAY | GROUPS AND MEETINGS

THURSDAY 12 OCT 2023, 1:00 PM

Textile Group

Join our Byron Library Textile Group as we create with mixed media. Call in advance to see which Thursday they're in.


Scrabble Club
EVENTS BYRON BAY | GROUPS AND MEETINGS

THURSDAY 12 OCT 2023, 2:00 PM

Scrabble Club

Challenge your word skills and enjoy a social outing, playing scrabble in the Byron Bay Library. All levels welcome from beginner to expert. Meeting weekly on an ongoing basis.


EVENTS LENNOX HEAD | GROUPS AND MEETINGS

THURSDAY 12 OCT 2023, 2:00 PM

Makerspace Textile Group

Are you a crafter, knitter or crocheter? Are you looking for a social setting to share, learn and practice your skill? All ages and skills are welcome to this free weekly program.


EVENTS BYRON BAY | WORKSHOPS AND TALKS

THURSDAY 12 OCT 2023, 4:00 PM

Storyboard Masterclass

Fortnightly during school term, where students learn and experiment with a range or writing and screen writing techniques. 13-17yrs. Bookings essential through Byron Writers Festival & Trybooking


EVENTS LISMORE | GROUPS AND MEETINGS

FRIDAY 13 OCT 2023, 10:00 AM

Social Circle - Aussie Bird Count

Join this fun group on every Friday morning at 10am. Get ready for the Aussie Bird Count, commencing Monday 16 Oct.  In this session we will help you identify birds,  how to use register and participate in  the Aussie Bird Count. Refreshments provided, good times guaranteed!


EVENTS GOONELLABAH | GROUPS AND MEETINGS

FRIDAY 13 OCT 2023, 10:00 AM

Australian Breastfeeding Association - Lismore Group Meeting

Welcome to Lismore’s Australian Breastfeeding Association Group!
Come along and meet new friends. Chat with mothers who have 'been there' and connect with our local breastfeeding counsellors and educators. We welcome all mothers, babies, young children, and their support people. You don't need to have breastfeeding concerns and you don't need to be breastfeeding to join us.


Chess Club
EVENTS BALLINA | GROUPS AND MEETINGS

FRIDAY 13 OCT 2023, 1:00 PM

Chess Club

This is a relaxing social afternoon for lovers of Chess. Everyone welcome and bookings are not necessary.


EVENTS LISMORE | WORKSHOPS AND TALKS

SATURDAY 14 OCT 2023, 10:00 AM

Fire Stories . With local author Jarrah Dundler and Anastasia Guise.Author Event

Reflections from Northern Rivers locals on the 2019/2020 bushfires.  Join us in welcoming this beautiful book into our library collection. 


EVENTS BYRON BAY | WORKSHOPS AND TALKS

MONDAY 16 OCT 2023, 10:00 AM

safeTALK Workshop at Byron Bay Library

To support our community to gain valuable skills, in conjunction with LivingWorks and NSW Health, we are offering four safeTALK workshops across the region aimed at helping anyone who works with, or is close to a young person, recognise a person with thoughts of suicide and connect them with resources who can help them in choosing to live.

 

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Why should I do Suicide Prevention training?

Suicide is the leading cause of death for young people in Australia. Our region has particularly high rates. Everyone can play a role in suicide prevention. However, research indicates that many people lack knowledge and confidence in how to support someone with suicide. Empowerment through suicide education has been demonstrated to be effective in addressing this issue, resulting in increased identification of young people at risk of suicide as well as increased referrals to services. Anyone over 15 can learn the skills to notice the warning signs, ask about suicide and help refer the person to appropriate support. It may be the difference that saves someone's life. 

 

LivingWorks safeTALK is an in-person half day workshop in Suicide Alertness, where participants learn to identify a young person having thoughts of suicide, ask the question directly and safely, and then refer these individuals further safety and support. LivingWorks safeTALK also addresses common community perceptions and myths around suicide that prevent us from acting, and allows practice asking and referring a young person to further help. 

safeTALK is suitable for most everyone over 15 years old, though if you have been recently and closely bereaved by suicide, we recommended you delay training for a few months or until you feel ready.

To read more about SafeTALK and other LivingWorks training, including the evidence, please visit www.livingworks.com.au.


Social Circle
EVENTS BALLINA | GROUPS AND MEETINGS

MONDAY 16 OCT 2023, 10:00 AM

Social Circle

Are you retired and looking to expand your social circle? Join us every Monday at Ballina Library for Social Circle. Meet new people and enjoy conversation, games, local history, guest speakers, tech help, craft and more. This is a free activity. For information phone the library on 02 6686 2831.


One-on-One Tech Lessons
EVENTS GOONELLABAH | WORKSHOPS AND TALKS

MONDAY 16 OCT 2023, 11:00 AM

One-on-One Tech Lessons

Has the world of technology got you beat? Do you have questions about your phone, laptop or tablet? Do you want to learn more about Facebook or emailing? Whatever your question why not see if we can help? A Tech Lesson is one-on-one help tailored to your needs. Phone Goonellabah Library on 02 6625 1235 for enquiries and bookings.


Scrabble Club
EVENTS BALLINA | GROUPS AND MEETINGS

MONDAY 16 OCT 2023, 2:00 PM

Scrabble Club

If you love a good game of scrabble and would enjoy some great company, why not come along to Ballina Library and get involved in Monday afternoon scrabble.  There is no charge to enjoy this relaxing, social afternoon.  Everyone welcome and bookings are not necessary.


EVENTS MULLUMBIMBY | WORKSHOPS AND TALKS

MONDAY 16 OCT 2023, 2:00 PM

NBN Information sessions

Mullumbimby Library is hosting a free session to help you learn more about NBN internet, including How to connect, Which tech type is available at your address, planned upgrades, scam awareness and Community Resilience


One-on-One Tech Lessons
EVENTS LISMORE | WORKSHOPS AND TALKS

TUESDAY 17 OCT 2023, 10:00 AM

One-on-One Tech Lessons

Has the world of technology got you beat? Do you have questions about your phone, laptop or tablet? Do you want to learn more about Facebook or emailing? Whatever your question why not see if we can help? A Tech Lesson is one-on-one help tailored to your needs. Phone us at Lismore Library on 02 6621 2464 for enquiries and bookings.


One-on-One Tech Lessons
EVENTS LISMORE | WORKSHOPS AND TALKS

TUESDAY 17 OCT 2023, 10:00 AM

One-on-One Tech Lessons

Has the world of technology got you beat? Do you have questions about your phone, laptop or tablet? Do you want to learn more about Facebook or emailing? Whatever your question why not see if we can help? A Tech Lesson is one-on-one help tailored to your needs. Phone us at Lismore Library on 02 6621 2464 for enquiries and bookings.


Scrabble Club
EVENTS ALSTONVILLE | GROUPS AND MEETINGS

TUESDAY 17 OCT 2023, 1:30 PM

Scrabble Club

If you love a good game of scrabble and would enjoy some great company, why not come along to Alstonville Library and get involved in Tuesday afternoon scrabble.  There is no charge to enjoy this relaxing, social afternoon.  Everyone welcome and bookings are not necessary.


Tech Savvy Seniors
EVENTS LENNOX HEAD | WORKSHOPS AND TALKS

TUESDAY 17 OCT 2023, 1:30 PM

Tech Savvy Seniors

We have free 20 minute one-on-one tech appointments available in the library. Call or drop in to the Lennox Head Library to book your session.


Story Dogs
EVENTS BYRON BAY | CHILDREN

TUESDAY 17 OCT 2023, 3:00 PM

Story Dogs

Read with Story Dogs at Byron Bay library - every Tuesday 3pm - 5pm, during school term. Fun reading program for children 6-12 years. A chance to practice reading one on one with the Story Dog in a calm and motivating environment. If your child would like to read to our Story Dog regularly, book a block of sessions and watch your child's reading confidence soar. Phone Byron Bay Library 02 6685 8540 to book. Can't wait for you to meet our Story Dog!


Craft Group
EVENTS GOONELLABAH | WORKSHOPS AND TALKS

WEDNESDAY 18 OCT 2023, 9:30 AM

Craft Group

If you enjoy working on fabric projects we have the perfect group for you! Knitting, Crochet, Patchwork and Cross stitch. Join us for a relaxed & social morning. Instruction and assistance provided if required. We do both combined community projects and our own work during these mornings.


Sew Can I
EVENTS BALLINA | GROUPS AND MEETINGS

WEDNESDAY 18 OCT 2023, 10:00 AM

Sew Can I

This is an adult crafting group.  Whether you knit, crochet, emboider, weave or print, come along and share your skills or learn new ones.  Bookings are essential on 02 6686 2831.


Tech Savvy Seniors
EVENTS BALLINA | WORKSHOPS AND TALKS

THURSDAY 19 OCT 2023, 9:30 AM

Tech Savvy Seniors

We have free 20 minute one-on-one tech appointments available in the Library. Call or drop in to the Ballina branch to book your session. 


One-on-One Tech Lessons
EVENTS LISMORE | WORKSHOPS AND TALKS

THURSDAY 19 OCT 2023, 10:00 AM

One-on-One Tech Lessons

Has the world of technology got you beat? Do you have questions about your phone, laptop or tablet? Do you want to learn more about Facebook or emailing? Whatever your question why not see if we can help? A Tech Lesson is one-on-one help tailored to your needs. Phone us at Lismore Library on 02 6621 2464 for enquiries and bookings.


Tech Savvy Seniors
EVENTS ALSTONVILLE | WORKSHOPS AND TALKS

THURSDAY 19 OCT 2023, 11:00 AM

Tech Savvy Seniors

We have free 20 minute one-on-one tech appointments available in the Library. Call or drop in to the Alstonville branch to book your session. 


EVENTS BYRON BAY | GROUPS AND MEETINGS

THURSDAY 19 OCT 2023, 1:00 PM

Textile Group

Join our Byron Library Textile Group as we create with mixed media. Call in advance to see which Thursday they're in.


Scrabble Club
EVENTS BYRON BAY | GROUPS AND MEETINGS

THURSDAY 19 OCT 2023, 2:00 PM

Scrabble Club

Challenge your word skills and enjoy a social outing, playing scrabble in the Byron Bay Library. All levels welcome from beginner to expert. Meeting weekly on an ongoing basis.


EVENTS LENNOX HEAD | GROUPS AND MEETINGS

THURSDAY 19 OCT 2023, 2:00 PM

Makerspace Textile Group

Are you a crafter, knitter or crocheter? Are you looking for a social setting to share, learn and practice your skill? All ages and skills are welcome to this free weekly program.


EVENTS LISMORE | GROUPS AND MEETINGS

FRIDAY 20 OCT 2023, 10:00 AM

Social Circle - Online stories, experience and help

Join this fun group on every Friday morning at 10am. This Friday, join us during Get Online Week and discover something new and useful online. Online hobbies, arm chair travel, tutorials and free movies. Refreshments provided, good times guaranteed!


Chess Club
EVENTS BALLINA | GROUPS AND MEETINGS

FRIDAY 20 OCT 2023, 1:00 PM

Chess Club

This is a relaxing social afternoon for lovers of Chess. Everyone welcome and bookings are not necessary.


EVENTS GOONELLABAH | GROUPS AND MEETINGS

FRIDAY 20 OCT 2023, 1:30 PM

Reading for Reconciliation Book Club

Improve your knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues and histories. Start a reconciliation journey through reading and discussing selected texts in a friendly and informal setting with other members of the community. Everyone is welcome. Call Goonellabah Library for more information on 02 6625 1235.


EVENTS BRUNSWICK HEADS | WORKSHOPS AND TALKS

FRIDAY 20 OCT 2023, 1:30 PM

NBN Information sessions

Join an NBN representative at Brunswick Heads library for sessions on Scams Awareness, NBN 101 and Our digital legacy.


Social Circle
EVENTS BALLINA | GROUPS AND MEETINGS

MONDAY 23 OCT 2023, 10:00 AM

Social Circle

Are you retired and looking to expand your social circle? Join us every Monday at Ballina Library for Social Circle. Meet new people and enjoy conversation, games, local history, guest speakers, tech help, craft and more. This is a free activity. For information phone the library on 02 6686 2831.


One-on-One Tech Lessons
EVENTS GOONELLABAH | WORKSHOPS AND TALKS

MONDAY 23 OCT 2023, 11:00 AM

One-on-One Tech Lessons

Has the world of technology got you beat? Do you have questions about your phone, laptop or tablet? Do you want to learn more about Facebook or emailing? Whatever your question why not see if we can help? A Tech Lesson is one-on-one help tailored to your needs. Phone Goonellabah Library on 02 6625 1235 for enquiries and bookings.


Scrabble Club
EVENTS BALLINA | GROUPS AND MEETINGS

MONDAY 23 OCT 2023, 2:00 PM

Scrabble Club

If you love a good game of scrabble and would enjoy some great company, why not come along to Ballina Library and get involved in Monday afternoon scrabble.  There is no charge to enjoy this relaxing, social afternoon.  Everyone welcome and bookings are not necessary.


One-on-One Tech Lessons
EVENTS LISMORE | WORKSHOPS AND TALKS

TUESDAY 24 OCT 2023, 10:00 AM

One-on-One Tech Lessons

Has the world of technology got you beat? Do you have questions about your phone, laptop or tablet? Do you want to learn more about Facebook or emailing? Whatever your question why not see if we can help? A Tech Lesson is one-on-one help tailored to your needs. Phone us at Lismore Library on 02 6621 2464 for enquiries and bookings.


One-on-One Tech Lessons
EVENTS LISMORE | WORKSHOPS AND TALKS

TUESDAY 24 OCT 2023, 10:00 AM

One-on-One Tech Lessons

Has the world of technology got you beat? Do you have questions about your phone, laptop or tablet? Do you want to learn more about Facebook or emailing? Whatever your question why not see if we can help? A Tech Lesson is one-on-one help tailored to your needs. Phone us at Lismore Library on 02 6621 2464 for enquiries and bookings.


EVENTS GOONELLABAH | WORKSHOPS AND TALKS

TUESDAY 24 OCT 2023, 10:00 AM

safeTALK Workshop at Goonellabah Library

To support our community to gain valuable skills, in conjunction with LivingWorks and NSW Health, we are offering four safeTALK workshops across the region aimed at helping anyone who works with, or is close to a young person, recognise a person with thoughts of suicide and connect them with resources who can help them in choosing to live.

 

CLICK HERE TO BOOK

 

Why should I do Suicide Prevention training?

Suicide is the leading cause of death for young people in Australia. Our region has particularly high rates. Everyone can play a role in suicide prevention. However, research indicates that many people lack knowledge and confidence in how to support someone with suicide. Empowerment through suicide education has been demonstrated to be effective in addressing this issue, resulting in increased identification of young people at risk of suicide as well as increased referrals to services. Anyone over 15 can learn the skills to notice the warning signs, ask about suicide and help refer the person to appropriate support. It may be the difference that saves someone's life. 

 

LivingWorks safeTALK is an in-person half day workshop in Suicide Alertness, where participants learn to identify a young person having thoughts of suicide, ask the question directly and safely, and then refer these individuals further safety and support. LivingWorks safeTALK also addresses common community perceptions and myths around suicide that prevent us from acting, and allows practice asking and referring a young person to further help. 

safeTALK is suitable for most everyone over 15 years old, though if you have been recently and closely bereaved by suicide, we recommended you delay training for a few months or until you feel ready.

To read more about SafeTALK and other LivingWorks training, including the evidence, please visit www.livingworks.com.au.


Homeschool Children's Book Club
EVENTS LISMORE CHILDRENS LIBRARY | CHILDREN

TUESDAY 24 OCT 2023, 1:00 PM

Homeschool Children's Book Club

Homeschooled children aged 7-12 years are welcome to come along and join in the lively discussions had at this Book Club!


Tech Savvy Seniors
EVENTS LENNOX HEAD | WORKSHOPS AND TALKS

TUESDAY 24 OCT 2023, 1:30 PM

Tech Savvy Seniors

We have free 20 minute one-on-one tech appointments available in the library. Call or drop in to the Lennox Head Library to book your session.


Scrabble Club
EVENTS ALSTONVILLE | GROUPS AND MEETINGS

TUESDAY 24 OCT 2023, 1:30 PM

Scrabble Club

If you love a good game of scrabble and would enjoy some great company, why not come along to Alstonville Library and get involved in Tuesday afternoon scrabble.  There is no charge to enjoy this relaxing, social afternoon.  Everyone welcome and bookings are not necessary.


Story Dogs
EVENTS BYRON BAY | CHILDREN

TUESDAY 24 OCT 2023, 3:00 PM

Story Dogs

Read with Story Dogs at Byron Bay library - every Tuesday 3pm - 5pm, during school term. Fun reading program for children 6-12 years. A chance to practice reading one on one with the Story Dog in a calm and motivating environment. If your child would like to read to our Story Dog regularly, book a block of sessions and watch your child's reading confidence soar. Phone Byron Bay Library 02 6685 8540 to book. Can't wait for you to meet our Story Dog!


Craft Group
EVENTS GOONELLABAH | WORKSHOPS AND TALKS

WEDNESDAY 25 OCT 2023, 9:30 AM

Craft Group

If you enjoy working on fabric projects we have the perfect group for you! Knitting, Crochet, Patchwork and Cross stitch. Join us for a relaxed & social morning. Instruction and assistance provided if required. We do both combined community projects and our own work during these mornings.


Sew Can I
EVENTS BALLINA | GROUPS AND MEETINGS

WEDNESDAY 25 OCT 2023, 10:00 AM

Sew Can I

This is an adult crafting group.  Whether you knit, crochet, emboider, weave or print, come along and share your skills or learn new ones.  Bookings are essential on 02 6686 2831.


EVENTS GOONELLABAH | YOUTH

WEDNESDAY 25 OCT 2023, 4:00 PM

Teen Public Book Club

This Teen Book Club is for  ages 10-13 years. Come long and join in the lively discussions! Meetings are held in the Lismore Quad when the weather is fine and at the Goonellabah Library if it is not.


EVENTS BALLINA | CHILDREN

WEDNESDAY 25 OCT 2023, 4:30 PM

Lego Club

Fortnightly Wednesdays from 11 October, 4.30-5.30pm. Primary school aged children will enjoy building on a theme, in a team or making their own creations, during this awesome program. Special thanks to National Backyard Cricket, the LBW Trust and Friends of the Library Australia for supporting innovative and educational opportunities in regional libraries. Bookings essential.


Tech Savvy Seniors
EVENTS BALLINA | WORKSHOPS AND TALKS

THURSDAY 26 OCT 2023, 9:30 AM

Tech Savvy Seniors

We have free 20 minute one-on-one tech appointments available in the Library. Call or drop in to the Ballina branch to book your session. 


EVENTS TWEED HEADS | WORKSHOPS AND TALKS

THURSDAY 26 OCT 2023, 10:00 AM

safeTALK Workshop at Tweed Heads Library

To support our community to gain valuable skills, in conjunction with LivingWorks and NSW Health, we are offering four safeTALK workshops across the region aimed at helping anyone who works with, or is close to a young person, recognise a person with thoughts of suicide and connect them with resources who can help them in choosing to live.

 

CLICK HERE TO BOOK

 

Why should I do Suicide Prevention training?

Suicide is the leading cause of death for young people in Australia. Our region has particularly high rates. Everyone can play a role in suicide prevention. However, research indicates that many people lack knowledge and confidence in how to support someone with suicide. Empowerment through suicide education has been demonstrated to be effective in addressing this issue, resulting in increased identification of young people at risk of suicide as well as increased referrals to services. Anyone over 15 can learn the skills to notice the warning signs, ask about suicide and help refer the person to appropriate support. It may be the difference that saves someone's life. 

 

LivingWorks safeTALK is an in-person half day workshop in Suicide Alertness, where participants learn to identify a young person having thoughts of suicide, ask the question directly and safely, and then refer these individuals further safety and support. LivingWorks safeTALK also addresses common community perceptions and myths around suicide that prevent us from acting, and allows practice asking and referring a young person to further help. 

safeTALK is suitable for most everyone over 15 years old, though if you have been recently and closely bereaved by suicide, we recommended you delay training for a few months or until you feel ready.

To read more about SafeTALK and other LivingWorks training, including the evidence, please visit www.livingworks.com.au.


EVENTS ALSTONVILLE | CHILDREN

THURSDAY 26 OCT 2023, 10:00 AM

Grandparents Day Story Time

Bring your grandparents or grand-friends to Alstonville Library for this special Story Time. All are welcome.


One-on-One Tech Lessons
EVENTS LISMORE | WORKSHOPS AND TALKS

THURSDAY 26 OCT 2023, 10:00 AM

One-on-One Tech Lessons

Has the world of technology got you beat? Do you have questions about your phone, laptop or tablet? Do you want to learn more about Facebook or emailing? Whatever your question why not see if we can help? A Tech Lesson is one-on-one help tailored to your needs. Phone us at Lismore Library on 02 6621 2464 for enquiries and bookings.


EVENTS LENNOX HEAD | CHILDREN

THURSDAY 26 OCT 2023, 10:30 AM

Grandparents Day Story Time

Bring your grandparents or grand-friends to Lennox Head Library for this special Story Time. All are welcome. Refreshments provided.


Tech Savvy Seniors
EVENTS ALSTONVILLE | WORKSHOPS AND TALKS

THURSDAY 26 OCT 2023, 11:00 AM

Tech Savvy Seniors

We have free 20 minute one-on-one tech appointments available in the Library. Call or drop in to the Alstonville branch to book your session. 


EVENTS BYRON BAY | GROUPS AND MEETINGS

THURSDAY 26 OCT 2023, 1:00 PM

Textile Group

Join our Byron Library Textile Group as we create with mixed media. Call in advance to see which Thursday they're in.


Scrabble Club
EVENTS BYRON BAY | GROUPS AND MEETINGS

THURSDAY 26 OCT 2023, 2:00 PM

Scrabble Club

Challenge your word skills and enjoy a social outing, playing scrabble in the Byron Bay Library. All levels welcome from beginner to expert. Meeting weekly on an ongoing basis.


EVENTS LENNOX HEAD | AUTHOR EVENT

THURSDAY 26 OCT 2023, 2:00 PM

Makerspace Textile Group

Are you a crafter, knitter or crocheter? Are you looking for a social setting to share, learn and practice your skill? All ages and skills are welcome to this free weekly program.


EVENTS BYRON BAY | WORKSHOPS AND TALKS

THURSDAY 26 OCT 2023, 4:00 PM

Storyboard Masterclass

Fortnightly during school term, where students learn and experiment with a range or writing and screen writing techniques. 13-17yrs. Bookings essential through Byron Writers Festival & Trybooking.


Public Children's Book Club
EVENTS LISMORE CHILDRENS LIBRARY | CHILDREN

THURSDAY 26 OCT 2023, 4:00 PM

Public Children's Book Club

Children aged 7-12 years are welcome to come along and join in the lively discussions had at this Book Club!


EVENTS LISMORE | GROUPS AND MEETINGS

FRIDAY 27 OCT 2023, 9:45 AM

Social Circle - When Love Comes to Town

Join this fun group on every Friday morning at 10am. This Friday, meet authors of rural fiction, Rachael Johns, Alissa Callen and Lucy Lever to discover what really inspires the perfect romance novel. Refreshments provided, good times guaranteed!


EVENTS BALLINA | CHILDREN

FRIDAY 27 OCT 2023, 10:00 AM

Grandparents Day Story Time

Bring your grandparents or grand-friends to Ballina Library for this special Story Time. All are welcome. Refreshments provided.


Chess Club
EVENTS BALLINA | GROUPS AND MEETINGS

FRIDAY 27 OCT 2023, 1:00 PM

Chess Club

This is a relaxing social afternoon for lovers of Chess. Everyone welcome and bookings are not necessary.


Teen Homeschool Book Club
EVENTS OFFSITE | YOUTH

FRIDAY 27 OCT 2023, 1:00 PM

Teen Homeschool Book Club

This Teen Book Club is for homeschoolers aged 10-13 years. Come long and join in the lively discussions! Meetings are held in the Lismore Quad when the weather is fine and at the Goonellabah Library if it is not.


Homeschool Youth Book Club
EVENTS LISMORE CHILDRENS LIBRARY | YOUTH

FRIDAY 27 OCT 2023, 1:00 PM

Homeschool Youth Book Club

This Youth Book Club is for homeschoolers aged 10-13 years. Come long and join in the lively discussions!


EVENTS MULLUMBIMBY | CHILDREN

MONDAY 30 OCT 2023, 10:00 AM

Grandparent Day Storytime

Hip hip hooray for Grandparents Day! Children, bring your Grandparents to Mullumbimby Library for a special Grandparents Day Storytime and morning tea. There will be stories, singing and crafts.


Social Circle
EVENTS BALLINA | GROUPS AND MEETINGS

MONDAY 30 OCT 2023, 10:00 AM

Social Circle

Are you retired and looking to expand your social circle? Join us every Monday at Ballina Library for Social Circle. Meet new people and enjoy conversation, games, local history, guest speakers, tech help, craft and more. This is a free activity. For information phone the library on 02 6686 2831.


EVENTS GOONELLABAH | GROUPS AND MEETINGS

MONDAY 30 OCT 2023, 10:30 AM

Choose your own adventure Reading Group

Are you a book lover with an adventurous spirit? Join a monthly reading group at Goonellabah Library. Inspire yourself with a monthly theme, and discuss it with a group of like minded readers. Last Monday of the month 10.30am. Refreshments provided. For more information please phone Goonellabah Library on 02 6625 1235.


One-on-One Tech Lessons
EVENTS GOONELLABAH | WORKSHOPS AND TALKS

MONDAY 30 OCT 2023, 11:00 AM

One-on-One Tech Lessons

Has the world of technology got you beat? Do you have questions about your phone, laptop or tablet? Do you want to learn more about Facebook or emailing? Whatever your question why not see if we can help? A Tech Lesson is one-on-one help tailored to your needs. Phone Goonellabah Library on 02 6625 1235 for enquiries and bookings.


Scrabble Club
EVENTS BALLINA | GROUPS AND MEETINGS

MONDAY 30 OCT 2023, 2:00 PM

Scrabble Club

If you love a good game of scrabble and would enjoy some great company, why not come along to Ballina Library and get involved in Monday afternoon scrabble.  There is no charge to enjoy this relaxing, social afternoon.  Everyone welcome and bookings are not necessary.


One-on-One Tech Lessons
EVENTS LISMORE | WORKSHOPS AND TALKS

TUESDAY 31 OCT 2023, 10:00 AM

One-on-One Tech Lessons

Has the world of technology got you beat? Do you have questions about your phone, laptop or tablet? Do you want to learn more about Facebook or emailing? Whatever your question why not see if we can help? A Tech Lesson is one-on-one help tailored to your needs. Phone us at Lismore Library on 02 6621 2464 for enquiries and bookings.


One-on-One Tech Lessons
EVENTS LISMORE | WORKSHOPS AND TALKS

TUESDAY 31 OCT 2023, 10:00 AM

One-on-One Tech Lessons

Has the world of technology got you beat? Do you have questions about your phone, laptop or tablet? Do you want to learn more about Facebook or emailing? Whatever your question why not see if we can help? A Tech Lesson is one-on-one help tailored to your needs. Phone us at Lismore Library on 02 6621 2464 for enquiries and bookings.


Tech Savvy Seniors
EVENTS LENNOX HEAD | WORKSHOPS AND TALKS

TUESDAY 31 OCT 2023, 1:30 PM

Tech Savvy Seniors

We have free 20 minute one-on-one tech appointments available in the library. Call or drop in to the Lennox Head Library to book your session.


Scrabble Club
EVENTS ALSTONVILLE | GROUPS AND MEETINGS

TUESDAY 31 OCT 2023, 1:30 PM

Scrabble Club

If you love a good game of scrabble and would enjoy some great company, why not come along to Alstonville Library and get involved in Tuesday afternoon scrabble.  There is no charge to enjoy this relaxing, social afternoon.  Everyone welcome and bookings are not necessary.


Story Dogs
EVENTS BYRON BAY | CHILDREN

TUESDAY 31 OCT 2023, 3:00 PM

Story Dogs

Read with Story Dogs at Byron Bay library - every Tuesday 3pm - 5pm, during school term. Fun reading program for children 6-12 years. A chance to practice reading one on one with the Story Dog in a calm and motivating environment. If your child would like to read to our Story Dog regularly, book a block of sessions and watch your child's reading confidence soar. Phone Byron Bay Library 02 6685 8540 to book. Can't wait for you to meet our Story Dog!


EVENTS LENNOX HEAD | GROUPS AND MEETINGS

THURSDAY 02 NOV 2023, 2:00 PM

Makerspace Textile Group

Are you a crafter, knitter or crocheter? Are you looking for a social setting to share, learn and practice your skill? All ages and skills are welcome to this free weekly program.


EVENTS BALLINA | CHILDREN

WEDNESDAY 08 NOV 2023, 4:30 PM

Lego Club

Fortnightly Wednesdays from 11 October, 4.30-5.30pm. Primary school aged children will enjoy building on a theme, in a team or making their own creations, during this awesome program. Special thanks to National Backyard Cricket, the LBW Trust and Friends of the Library Australia for supporting innovative and educational opportunities in regional libraries. Bookings essential.


EVENTS BALLINA | WORKSHOPS AND TALKS

THURSDAY 09 NOV 2023, 10:00 AM

safeTALK Workshop at Ballina Library

To support our community to gain valuable skills, in conjunction with LivingWorks and NSW Health, we are offering four safeTALK workshops across the region aimed at helping anyone who works with, or is close to a young person, recognise a person with thoughts of suicide and connect them with resources who can help them in choosing to live.

 

CLICK HERE TO BOOK

 

Why should I do Suicide Prevention training?

Suicide is the leading cause of death for young people in Australia. Our region has particularly high rates. Everyone can play a role in suicide prevention. However, research indicates that many people lack knowledge and confidence in how to support someone with suicide. Empowerment through suicide education has been demonstrated to be effective in addressing this issue, resulting in increased identification of young people at risk of suicide as well as increased referrals to services. Anyone over 15 can learn the skills to notice the warning signs, ask about suicide and help refer the person to appropriate support. It may be the difference that saves someone's life. 

 

LivingWorks safeTALK is an in-person half day workshop in Suicide Alertness, where participants learn to identify a young person having thoughts of suicide, ask the question directly and safely, and then refer these individuals further safety and support. LivingWorks safeTALK also addresses common community perceptions and myths around suicide that prevent us from acting, and allows practice asking and referring a young person to further help. 

safeTALK is suitable for most everyone over 15 years old, though if you have been recently and closely bereaved by suicide, we recommended you delay training for a few months or until you feel ready.

To read more about SafeTALK and other LivingWorks training, including the evidence, please visit www.livingworks.com.au.


EVENTS BALLINA | CHILDREN

WEDNESDAY 22 NOV 2023, 4:30 PM

Lego Club

Fortnightly Wednesdays from 11 October, 4.30-5.30pm. Primary school aged children will enjoy building on a theme, in a team or making their own creations, during this awesome program. Special thanks to National Backyard Cricket, the LBW Trust and Friends of the Library Australia for supporting innovative and educational opportunities in regional libraries. Bookings essential.


EVENTS BALLINA | CHILDREN

WEDNESDAY 06 DEC 2023, 4:30 PM

Lego Club

Fortnightly Wednesdays from 11 October, 4.30-5.30pm. Primary school aged children will enjoy building on a theme, in a team or making their own creations, during this awesome program. Special thanks to National Backyard Cricket, the LBW Trust and Friends of the Library Australia for supporting innovative and educational opportunities in regional libraries. Bookings essential.


EVENTS BALLINA | CHILDREN

WEDNESDAY 20 DEC 2023, 4:30 PM

Lego Club

Fortnightly Wednesdays from 11 October, 4.30-5.30pm. Primary school aged children will enjoy building on a theme, in a team or making their own creations, during this awesome program. Special thanks to National Backyard Cricket, the LBW Trust and Friends of the Library Australia for supporting innovative and educational opportunities in regional libraries. Bookings essential.


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