Adult Programs

Our libraries offer a wide range diverse programs and events for adults. Most of these events are offered within our library branches where possible. If libraries are closed during COVID-19 lockdowns no in-branch programs will be running. Some programs and events will be offered online – details of these events are available on the Library What’s On page. To access eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and other eResources visit the eLibrary. For online databases and authoritative websites view our wide range of Research Databases.

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Bookclubs

Bookclubs

Do you love reading? Do you want to share your opinions on literature? Or do you just want to connect with people from your community?

Why not join one of our bookclubs that run at our library branches?

For details including days, times and costs please contact your preferred library branch or email library@centralcoast.nsw.gov.au.

Please note, the annual $46.00 Book Club membership fee (per club) is payable prior to submitting a Book Club registration form. Payments are accepted at Council Customer Service Centres.

History Hounds

History Hounds

Does your family roll their eyes whenever you talk about your family history research? Come and tell us instead! We will happily listen to your wonderful discoveries, share research ideas and look at new family history resources.

History hounds meets on the first Wednesday of each month, 10.30-11.30am, at Tuggerah Library or online via Zoom during library closures due to lockdown.

Phone 4350 1560 or email history@centralcoast.nsw.gov.au

Knitting Groups

Knitting Groups

Can you knit, crochet, embroider or enjoy creating handmade craftwork? You can meet others and chat about your craft as you work on your projects at one of our knitting groups. Ask in your preferred library branch for details.

Bateau Bay Library

Knit and Knatter
Develop or share your knitting, crochet or embroidery skills with this friendly and creative group. Choose your own project or contribute to a charity project the group is working on.
Meets on 2nd and 4th Friday of each month, 10am
Enquiries: 4350 1580

Gosford Library

Knit and Natter
Join other knitters for a friendly knit and chat session.
Meets the first and third Friday of the month, 9.30am-12.30pm.
Enquiries: 4304 7500

Kincumber Library

Wrapped With Love Knitting Group
Join our knitting group and help create warming blankets for those in need.
Meets on the second Tuesday of each month, 2-4pm
Enquiries: 4304 7641

Tuggerah Library

Tuggerah Knitting Group
If you like to knit or crochet, bring along your projects from home and spend a few hours crafting with like-minded people. All experience levels welcome.
Meets on the first Monday of each month, 10am-12pm
Enquiries: 4350 1560

Umina Beach Library

Umina Beach Knitters
Join other knitters for a friendly knit and chat session.
Meets weekly on Mondays, from 10am
Enquiries: 4304 7333

Art Groups

Colouring in the Library

Colouring in for adults has shown to have many positive effects on well-being. Designs and pencils provided, or you are welcome to bring your own. Supervised children and young adults are also welcome.

All welcome, no bookings required.

Colour Me Calm

Bateau Bay Library
This informal group meets for an hour or two of colouring in. We supply everything you require to join in this fun, creative and relaxing hobby.
Meets on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month, 10am
Enquiries: 4350 1580

Social Art Groups

Are you a practising artist or adventurous art lover? 
Then come along for an art get-together with exchanges of ideas and techniques.
All welcome, no bookings required. 

Woy Woy Library Social Art Group
Woy Woy Library

Meets the first Tuesday of the month, 2-4pm
Enquiries: 4304 7555
 

Podchat

Podchat at Umina Beach Library

There are multitudes of podcasts, in a wide range of genres, online ready to listen to now. Not sure how to find them or what is good to listen to? Discover your new favourite podcast at Podchat, a discussion group especially for podcasts. Find out what’s new, old, popular or innovative in the world of podcasts.

Podchat meets on the fourth Thursday of each month, 10-11.30am.

Enquires: 4304 7333

Writers Group

Writing Group at Toukley Library

Join the Pen Pushers Writing Group and share writing, receive feedback, talk about writing wins and failures, and have your questions answered.

Meets every second Friday, 10am–12pm

Enquires: 4350 1540

Technology Help and Programs

One-to-One Tech Help

Having trouble with your smart phone, tablet, eBook or eAudiobook? Library staff can assist you to connect to the internet, Wi-Fi, the eLibrary and more as well as troubleshoot basic technology queries.
Bookings are essential. Call your preferred branch to book an individual 20 minute session.

Erina Library
Available on selected Mondays and Thursdays
Enquiries: 4304 7650

Gosford Library
Available on selected Mondays and Fridays
Enquiries: 4304 7500

Kincumber Library
Every Wednesday afternoon 
Enquiries: 4304 7641

Tuggerah Library
Available on selected Tuesdays and Thursdays
Enquiries: 4350 1560

Tech Savvy Seniors

Tech Savvy Seniors is a partnership between the NSW Government and Telstra, providing free or low cost technology training to seniors through NSW public libraries and community colleges. 

The program aims to help  seniors with little or no digital experience develop skills and confidence in using technology for socialising, accessing services or conducting personal business.  Training is fun and hands-on, and includes basic introductory courses on using computers, tablets, smart phones, the internet, email and social media. Please contact your preferred branch for session details and to book your place.

Kariong Library
Enquiries: 4325 8155

Tuggerah Library
Enquiries: 4350 1560

Umina Library
Enquiries: 4304 7333

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Last updated : Wed 28 Sep 2022