Events & activities


You'll find much more to do than you ever imagined at your local branch library. An exciting range of activities and special events are held in City Libraries across the city.

There is no charge to attend any City Libraries event. All session times and booking information is available online.

Meet a Living Book

A Living Book is a real life story told by its owner. Come along to one of our sessions from May to July and hear members of our community tell their personal, inspirational stories. Book online through our City Libraries events calendar. You can find more information on individual sessions in our Living Books Brochure (725KB)

Green it up weekGreen it up week

Come to the launch at Helensvale Branch Library on Saturday 30th May from 10am - 3pm and then join in the week of activities planned at City Libraries supporting sustainability and green living. Programs for children, teens and adults are running until Saturday 6 June. Check the online calendar for dates and times or pick up a brochure from your branch library.

The Best QuestsReaders’ season: The best quests

Discover books with a quest plot, and find out what your favourite heroes and villains are reading, with book coasters:
From 1 - 22 May


Boost your mood with our new Upbeat program of self-help and mood boosting books, ebooks, CDs and DVDs and wellbeing workshops. Art therapy, music therapy and mindfulness workshops and information sessions are being held from March to June. You can book online through our City Libraries events calendar. More information about the range of resources and workshops is on book coasters blog.

Health professionals wanting Upbeat program information can contact the Upbeat Program Coordinator on 07 5581 7285.
This program is made possible by Partners in Recovery Gold Coast, a Federally funded Initiative.

Gold Coast events

The City of Gold Coast events calendar lists family-friendly, community, free and low-cost events taking place across the Gold Coast every week.

Find out about other Gold Coast attractions and things to do - visit our beachfront esplanades, shopping precincts and markets, exhilarating theme parks and relaxing restaurants. The Gold Coast's attractions are diverse and colourful in nature and offer a wealth of entertainment and activities for visitors and residents to enjoy.

More Gold Coast is your guide to events on the Gold Coast, including activities, exhibitions, markets, sport, community, art, culture and much more.

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