Events & activities
Featured event - What's on your ideal bookshelf?
We are looking for your top 10 books. Are they inspiring or feel good happily-ever-after books, or ones that take you to far away places?
Share your ideal bookshelf on book coasters and join our discussion at Elanora Branch Library on Thursday 21 August at 6pm.
Featured event - Our city, our stories
Gold Coasters - get your story on the map with this creative writing program about our city. Find out more, including how to submit your story on book coasters.
Featured event - Who we are
We are celebrating diversity on the Gold Coast and want to find out WHO WE ARE! Get involved and tell us who you are.
Answer a few quick questions, provide us with a photo (accompanied with the photo consent form), and help show the world who we are! Download the questions and photo consent form below and email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop it off at your local branch library.
Find the link to the 'Who we are' questions and photo consent form below.
Submissions will appear in an album on the City of Gold Coast Libraries Facebook page. Like us and discover who we are!
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 branch libraries across the city throughout the year.
View the latest issue of the Calendar of Events on your computer (iPad compatible) or pick one up next time you visit your local branch library.
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Regular library activities include:
- Baby rhyme time
- Story time
- School holiday fun
- Lifestyle and learning
- Confident computing classes
- Book clubs
- Events for book lovers
- Events for history lovers
- English conversation circle
- Audio book club
Share a fun and interactive time, rhyming, singing and talking with your baby at Baby Rhyme Time sessions at a branch library near you. For parents and babies aged zero to two years.
These fun-filled sessions aim to foster a love of books and reading, as well as important listening and social skills. Suitable for children aged three to five years.
A program of activities to keep the kids busy, reading and active in the holidays for children six to 12 years.
A wide variety of activities and informative sessions to provide opportunities to learn, be inspired and participate in the community.
Designed especially for beginners and those who have mastered the basics and are ready to learn more.
Come and connect with other passionate readers, share your thoughts and ideas on books in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, and learn about book clubs.
No bookings required - all welcome. Check the online calendar for times and locations.
From book groups to book chats, there is something to suit everyone at the book lovers' sessions.
A range of activities for history buffs from tracing your ancestry to exploring Gold Coast history.
Participation is free and everyone is welcome.
Please note: most activities require a booking. Contact the branch library to secure your place or book via the online calendar.
Is English your second language?
Come along to the following branch libraries to practise your conversational English in a relaxed and friendly setting with trained volunteers.
- Broadbeach Branch Library
Mondays 11.30am - 12.30pm
Fridays 4pm - 5pm
- Burleigh Heads Branch Library
Mondays 10am - 11am
- Elanora Branch Library
Wednesdays 4pm - 5pm
- Helensvale Branch Library
Tuesdays noon - 1.30pm
Fridays 4pm - 5.30pm
- Robina Branch Libary
Tuesdays 11am - noon
- Nerang Branch Library
Fridays 2pm - 3pm
- Southport Branch Library
Wednesdays 4.30pm - 5.30pm
Thursdays 9am - 11am
- Southport Branch Library Intermediate level
First and third Thursday of each month 6pm - 7.30pm
- Upper Coomera Branch Library
Mondays 11.30am - 1pm
Thursdays 12.30pm - 2pm
A social club for vision impaired readers.
- Southport Branch Library
Third Wednesday of each month 10am - 11.30am
Information for volunteers
Volunteers are needed to lead the English conversation circles. If you are friendly and a good listener, like to chat and have a TESOL or equivalent qualification, please call City Libraries on 07 5581 7285.