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.

Big Book SaleCity Libraries' Big Book Sale

City Libraries' Big Book Sale is back. Bag a bargain from a great variety of books, priced to sell.
Friday 4 September, 4pm - 7pm
Saturday 5 September, 8am - 2pm
Nerang Bicentennial Community Centre, 833 Southport-Nerang Road,


Readers' Season - Crime and Mystery

Celebrate the best crime and mystery books at City Libraries. Meet award-winning author Sulari Gentill, solve the case of the 'Body in the Library' at our murder mystery night, celebrate the 125th anniversary of Agatha Christie's birth and more. Check out our program guide for full details and book online through our City Libraries Events Calendar
                                                                     Readers' Season - Crime and Mystery Program Guide (PDF 1.2MB)


Disability Action Week

Explore products, services, collections and technology available at City Libraries in support of people with special needs. Discover ability-enhancing equipment like the Clearview, a unique magnifier that is designed to improve your reading experience and can convert any printed text into speech.
                                                                     Wednesday 16 September, 1.30pm - 3pm
                                                                     Southport Branch Library
                                                                     Book online through our City Libraries Events Calendar.

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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