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Come along and join in the fun while we celebrate the important role Grandparents hold in our communities! Challenge you Gran & Gramps to a morning and afternoon of gaming and see who the champion is in your family!

Saturday, 28th of October @ Denman - 10:00am-11:30am
Sunday, 29th of October @ Muswellbrook - 2:30am-4:00pm

Games include: pinball machines, board games, computer games, Xbox, PlayStation, coordination games, table tennis, online games and much more!

This is a FREE event so come along and get involved! A great family outing for all! Snacks and refreshments will also be provided!

Fancy yourself as a scone maker? Team up with your grandparents and enter this delicious competition. Great prizes to be won!

When:   Saturday 28th October @ Denman library & Sunday 29th October @ Muswellbrook library.
Who:     Entry is open to all grandchild/grandparent duos or trios. Entrants must be library members—you can join on the day it’s free!
How:     Registering is easy, just give us a call on 6543-1913 or turn up on the day.
Rules:   
1. Six scones must be presented
2. Scones must be home made
3. Include name of the entrants on the plate
4. All entries must be a joint effort

From Sunday, 1st October Upper Hunter Library Network members will have access to even larger collections of downloadable audio books and digital magazines! The best part is this service is FREE and available 24/7!

This will mean some changes for those already using our online RB Digital Audio and RB Digital Magazine services so if this is you please keep reading.

If you would like to get started using these collections, visit our magazine or audio book websites to create an account and get started straight away. You will only need to create one account to access both services!

Click one of our links below to access our downloadable magazines or audio books or click the read more link to find out more information and access our handy how-to guide.

    

Did you know you can suggest ideas for books, audio, music, movies and ebooks for your library to buy? There are a few ways you can do this...

Visit the Muswellbrook and Denman Libraries to help us celebrate Alannah & Madeline Foundation’s National  eSmart Week, a week focused on cyber safety, well being and digital inclusion.  The library will have activities available for children all week including a coloring station all about cyber safety and some activity sheets to aid in learning about safe online behaviours.


Cyber safety for older people
Monday, 4th September @ 11am, Muswellbrook Library
Prevent legal problems early:   This presentation outlines common on-line scams, how to identify them and provides ideas about how to avoid being scammed.  It also covers how to report scams to authorities.  It  will be presented by a lawyer from Legal Aid NSW Tamworth office. Places are limited so please book by contacting us on 6543-1913.

Did you know our library is working toward becoming eSmart! Here are some tips on how you can make your next trip the library pleasant for yourself and other library members!

Our full cyber safety guidelines can be found here.

Library members are now able to access our digital audio books and magazines in one easy location! As of today, library members will only need one account to access both audio books and magazines online or via the RB Digital app. The best part is this service is FREE and available 24/7!


Click one of our links below to access our downloadable magazines or audio books or click the read more link to find out more information and access our handy how-to guide.

    

Have you seen our latest Librarian's Choice Newsletter? Visit our Suggested Reads Page to find out what's new and recommended at the library this month!

Come and join us for some great events coming up at the Muswellbrook and Denman Libraries during September! We have some fantastic school holiday activities as well as celebrating fathers day and history week!

The Upper Hunter Shire Libraries including Scone, Aberdeen, Merriwa, Murrurundi and Cassilis branches invite you to attend one of their fun school holiday activities planned. Holiday activities are limited to school aged children unless accompanied by a carer.

Members of the community are invited to attend a book selection day to be held at the Muswellbrook Library.

Help us choose adult, teen and junior fiction and non-fiction books to be purchased for the library collection. Items selected will allocated throughout the Upper Hunter Library Network branches including Aberdeen, Cassilis, Denman, Merriwa, Murrurundi, Muswellbrook and Scone.

This event will be held on Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 4:00pm @ Muswellbrook Library.

If you cannot make the session but would still like to make a suggestion, please visit our stock suggestion page.

From Wednesday, 21st September you will notice slight changes to the way you receive overdue notices from us.

Here’s what you need to know...

If you are interested in changing over to eMessaging (Email and SMS), let our staff know. It’s FREE and can be a handy reminder for you.

Do you know someone over 55 who wants to get started using computers but isn't sure how? We will be running a Tech Savvy Seniors Program during September and October at the Muswellbrook Library. The September sessions are completely booked however limited places are available in October. These workshops run over two weeks and include four sessions. Participants are encouraged to attend all four sessions in their group.

Topics covered include Introduction to computers, introduction to the internet, introduction to email and introduction to shopping and banking online. There will also be an optional tablet workshop after the program.

For bookings or more information please call the library on 6543-1913. All computers and training materials are provided. This is a free program funded by the NSW Government, Telstra, State Library NSW and Upper Hunter Regional Library.

The Upper Hunter Regional Library Invites you to Hop Up! Wriggle Over! to the library during book week 2016 for some fun activities. This year the theme is Australia! Story Country. The Children's Book Council of Australia bringing children and books together celebrating Children's Book Week. Come dressed as your favourite character from a book and join us for stories about Australia. Enjoy some craft activities and meet new friends.

We will be hosting four sessions and would love to see you come along. Book week titles will be available to loan following book week.

When: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 @ 9:30am, 10:30am & 11:00am @ Muswellbrook Branch and 11:30am at Denman Branch.
These sessions will run for 40 minutes and include a reading of the book by Elizabeth Honey, “Hop up! Wriggle over! “Suitable for 0-5 ages. Come and play with a frolicsome family of unique Australian animals and a special visit by Bob Turner and some of his animal friends. Join in with the satisfying sounds and familiar expressions as the young ones zip, boing and bounce their way through the day. The visit by Bob Turner will immediately follow the 10:30am session and commence at around 11am.

For group bookings please RSVP on 02 6543 1913.

Book clubs are lots of fun and are a great way of meeting new people and exercising those brain muscles. Whether you are an avid reader wanting to dig your teeth into something new, want to meet new people or just feel like having a good chat, the Upper Hunter Library Network has a book club for you!

Interested in researching your family history and not sure where to get started? Library staff would love to help you get started.

Come along to one of our FREE information sessions where library staff will be on hand to point you in the right direction.

Session 1:
Where: Muswellbrook Library
When: Last Thursday of each month
Time: 2:30pm

Session 2:
Where: Denman Library
When: Last Friday of each month
Time: 3:00pm

Library members have free access to Find My Past and Ancestry, as well as other in house resources including Births, Deaths and Marriages, Police Gazettes and a vast array of convict information. We are also more than happy to assist with Indigenous family history inquiries.

Check out our Family History page for more information on resources we have available or send us your questions by using our contact form.

 

 

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.