Programs and events

City Libraries offer a diverse and exciting range of free programs and events, for all interests and ages. There is something for everyone!

View our Calendar of events to see what's on, and book online to attend. Come along and create, learn and connect with your community. Everyone is welcome!

National Simultaneous Storytime. 

It's storytime across Australia! Get along to one of our participating libraries with your littlies and be part of something huge!

Last year, more than 500,000 children gathered on the same day at 3100 libraries, schools, childcare centres and bookshops right around Australia. Help us beat last year's  record by bringing your children to hear this year's story I got this Hat.

When: Wednesday 25 May, 11am
Where: Broadbeach, Elanora, Helensvale, Nerang, Robina, Runaway Bay and Southport Libraries.

Steve ParishSteve Parish - In pursuit of a dream

Renowned nature photographer, Steve Parish OAM, has been producing stunning images for over 40 years. In 1985, Steve formed his own publishing company and received the Order of Australia in 2008 for his contribution to the Australian publishing industry.
Join Steve as he shares some of his best photographs and talks about the ups, downs and highlights of his creative and business career.

When and where: 6.30pm - 8pm, Wednesday 15 June at Nerang Library. Book online at

Jenny CampbellLife in a desert town

Al Ain is an historic oasis city of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, on the border of Oman - but what is it like for a westerner to live and work there? Come and hear Jenny Campbell's stories of her experience in this exotic landscape.

When and where: 11am Wednesday 15 June at Helensvale Library. Book online to ensure your place!

Young Entrepreneurs Month

Become a young Entrepreneur in June with a month full of activities to help get you started. Learn how to promote your product on Pinterest, try out robotics, get help with resume writing and interview skills, deliver live radio, create comics, find out about design, tech, creative careers and more.

Check out pages 16 – 19 in City Libraries Calendar of Events June – July 2016 for more information and book online.

11th Avenue Creative Opening Event

Join us for a tour of the new 11th Ave Creative space at Palm Beach Library. Enjoy Creation Station demos, interactive activities, live poetry and much more. Something for all ages. 

View the City Libraries Calendar of Events: June - July for more information and book your spot online with our online events calendar.

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