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  • International Day of People with Disabilities
    12 Dec

    International Day of People with Disabilities

    3 December marked the International Day of People with Disabilities and to acknowledge and support this day we are hosting two events in the Lovett Gallery on Thursday 13 December. I'm more like you than you think  a living books session and The Wide Angle Film Festival.
  • Captured: Portraits of Crime
    06 Dec

    Captured: Portraits of Crime

    This exhibition shines a light on the ordinary men, women and children caught on the wrong side of the NSW criminal justice system. These fascinating images and stories can be viewed at Newcastle City Library until Saturday 16 February.
  • Help Us Map Our Creative City!
    04 Dec

    Help Us Map Our Creative City!

    We want to capture the diverse art on the streets of Newcastle and create a record to celebrate our creative city. We need your help in locating them all. Show us the art in the streets that you know, love or have just discovered!
  • Serial Killer or Librarian?
    03 Dec

    Serial Killer or Librarian?

    Check out our Facebook page for the next 5 days to enter the running to win a copy of our 'One City One Book' novel for this year: 'The Ruin' by Dervla McTiernan. Simply guess if that day's photo is a serial killer or librarian! Sounds easy enough...
  • Christmas Storytimes!
    01 Dec

    Christmas Storytimes!

    We have a very special guest popping in for Christmas Storytime in a couple of branches this silly season! Bring your littlies along to meet Santa at Newcastle and Wallsend libraries and get those Christmas wishes in early, and enjoy some stories too!
  • Dr Penny Stannard presents:
    30 Nov

    Dr Penny Stannard presents: 'Captured: Portraits of Crime'

    Join Dr Penny Stannard in our Local History Lounge as she brings some of the stories from our 'Captured' exhibition to life.'Captured' explores the stories of men, women and children who were incarcerated in NSW gaols from 1870 to 1930.
  • The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
    25 Nov

    The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

    We are proud to support the 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence which starts today and finishes on Monday 10 December, International Human Rights Day. This year's theme is: Orange the World #HearMeToo.
  • Freegal: New soundtrack release
    22 Nov

    Freegal: New soundtrack release

    The soundtrack to 'The Girl in the Spider's Web' has been released on Freegal. Going to see the film? Stream the soundtrack and other great playlists for free using your library card.
  • Amnesty International: Write for Rights
    16 Nov

    Amnesty International: Write for Rights

    Brave women around the world are risking it all to protect the rights of others. Take an action, sign a petition or send a tweet. Your words have the power to free people from human rights abuses. Will you join us in defending them?

  • Happy One Year of Yes!
    15 Nov

    Happy One Year of Yes!

    November 15 marks the one year anniversary of the YES! vote for Marriage Equality in Australia. Why not celebrate while streaming Freegal's Pride Playlist? It's free and it's fabulous! All you need is your library card #lovewins #MarriageEquality 

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