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Murrurundi Library is hosting two Christmas craft programs for Children and Adults this December and you are invited!

When: Wednesday, 20th November 2019 from 10:30am
Where: Scone Library

Come along to the Scone library this month and let us know what you would like to see on our shelves. One of our book sellers will be there on the day and will be bringing a wide selection of books along for you to choose from. Books selected will be considered for addition to the library collection at our seven branches. Let us know if you would like any of the books reserved for you when they arrive!

If you cannot make it on the day be sure to let us know your suggestions via our web form here. You will need to log in using your library card number or alias.

Image of cover of Paul West's book titled The Edible GardenWhen: Thursday, November 28th 2019 from 5pm-7pm
Where: Scone Council Administration Centre

For Paul West, a meaningful life is one built around food and community. In The Edible Garden Cookbook & Growing Guide, Paul shows you how easy it is to grow and cook some of your own food, no matter how much space you have.

Paul shares practical gardening advice, with guides on building a no-dig garden, composting and keeping chooks, and an A-Z guide of the veggies that are easiest to grow. There are also more than 50 of Paul’s favourite family recipes - simple, produce-driven dishes that are bursting with freshness and flavour. And then there are ideas for fun food activities to do with your community, whether it’s hosting a pickle party or passata day, brewing beer with some mates or whipping up a batch of homemade sausages.

The Edible Garden Cookbook & Growing Guide is a celebration of real food and vibrant community. It will inspire you to grow, cook and eat with those you love - and find real meaning along the way.

RSVP by 22 November - Bookings are essential. Call Scone Library on 6540 1183 or sign up on Facebook to secure your place.

Light refreshments will be provided. Mr West will have his new book available for sale and signings.

Check out what's on at your local branch this month. We have some exciting events including Author talks with Paul West and Judy Nunn and handmade Christmas bunting workshops at Murrurundi Library.  Don't forget all of our branches have free wifi, computers and gaming as well as plenty of fun activities for all ages. Check out more information about the UHSL 1000 Books before school program here.

Commencing the 24th October 2019, Muswellbrook Library will now be open until 7pm on Thursday nights.

If you have any questions, please contact Muswellbrook library on 6543-1913.

*Please note this event is fully booked. Due to the large amount of bookings, we are unable to admit those who have registered their attendance.

When: 12th November 2019 @ 11:30am
Where: Muswellbrook Library

Join us at the Muswellbrook Library as we welcome Australian author Judy Nunn to talk about her upcoming novel Khaki Town.

Dress up in your 40's best for the chances to win some great prizes.

Bookings are essential. Please contact the Muswellbrook Library on 6543-1913 to register your place.



image of ebookDid you know your library is open 24/7? Members of the Upper Hunter Library Network have access to library collections online via apps and our website anytime, anywhere. It can get a little confusing trying to figure out which of our services may suit you so we have tried to simplify things for you with our FAQs below. If you are still unsure, be sure to head in to one of our branches or contact us by phone so a staff member can assist you with getting started.


Muswellbrook Library – Winter Trading
Starting 27th of May
Thursday’s library will open as normal at 10.30am and close at 4.30pm.


Remember if you are having trouble coming into the libraries contact staff and we will arrange for your items to be delivered to your home or business. For further information contact Muswellbrook Library on 6543-1913.

GamingDid you know your local library is set up for gaming? Our branches have a selection of PS4, XBOX, Wii and virtual reality gaming set ups available for use in branch by library members.

Experience virtual reality at Muswellbrook and Denman branch by becoming a member. VR is an experience that can’t be described accurately. Why not try it out at Muswellbrook & Denman Libraries yourself. Bring a friend or challenge Mum & Dad! VR Gamers must be a member and must be over the age of 13 years.

Contact your local branch to find out what is available near you.

Did you know we run FREE weekly story time sessions here at the Library? Baby Rhyme Time and Story Time sessions for older children are run regularly at the Muswellbrook, Scone, Denman, Murrurundi and Merriwa Libraries.