Welcome in Spring at Goldfields Libraries! | Goldfields Library Corporation

Welcome in Spring at Goldfields Libraries!

Friday 1 September 2017

Welcome in Spring at Goldfields Libraries with a range of fun, free and educational activities!

Special guest speakers, hands on technology workshops, children’s activities, health and wellbeing events and musical performances are just a few of the activities on offer.

“September is Dementia Awareness Month and those impacted by Dementia are encouraged to come along and participate in two very special sessions – ‘Letters of Love and Dementia’ and ‘Eight Things You Need to Know About Dementia’, both presented by Alzheimer’s Australia,” said Tammy Higgs, Goldfields Library Corporation Programs and Events Coordinator.

“The Story Island exhibition is also a very exciting event coming up, with Castlemaine Library one of just a few libraries around the state to host this magical exhibition in partnership with State Library Victoria and Public Libraries Victoria Network,” said Ms Higgs.

Christine Nixon, former Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police, will speak about the strengths of women in leadership, the topic of her new her book Women Leading, co-authored with Amanda Sinclair.

History enthusiasts will be fascinated as author Ross McMullin brings Pompey Elliott, Australia’s most famous fighting general from World War I, back to life.

The new In the Swim exhibition will also delight, depicting a history of Bendigo’s swimming pools, telling the story of how we have kept ourselves cool through decades of long, hot summers.

Literature lovers will enjoy an interesting line up, including Stuart Kells speaking about the wonder of libraries, Abe Nouk’s spoken word and poetry workshop, Barry Dickens’ insights into Sylvia Plath, and Claire Halliday delving into the impact our fathers have on our lives.

Michael Smith will speak on separating state and religion as part of the new Salon of Big Ideas series, where guest speakers share their big ideas from the areas of politics, ethics, culture, religion, philosophy and current affairs.

The kids can celebrate Children’s Week with a fabulous performance by musical duo The Mudcakes, along with a range of other fun activities. Look out for the upcoming ever-popular School Holiday program, with bookings opening in early September.

Most events are free and many require bookings. For more information, visit: