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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 May!

National Simultaneous Storytime 2017 @ your Libraries
Wednesday, 24th May 2017 @ 11:00am Muswellbrook & Denman Libraries and Muswellbrook Pool
The Cow Tripped Over the Moon by Tony Wilson & Laura Wood
Join us for our annual celebration of reading! Now in it's 17th successful year, it is a colourful, vibrant, fun event that aims to promote the value of reading and literacy. For bookings please contact us on 6543-1913.
 
National Law Week: Law and Justice in your Community 15th to 21st May 2017
Find legal answers? Check out our Legal Information Access Centre or LIAC resources - Find Legal Answers in a free legal information service for the community of NSW.

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.

The Upper Hunter Shire Libraries have some fun activities planned for the Spring school holidays. Contact your local branch for more details or to book your place. Bookings are essential. These branches include Aberdeen, Cassilis, Merriwa, Murrurundi and Scone Libraries.

We have some fun activities coming up at Muswellbrook and Denman Library these Spring School Holidays. All events are free and suitable for all school aged children and teens. Contact the Muswellbrook Library on 6543-1913 or the Denman Library on 6547-2208 to book a spot. Don't forget that both Muswellbrook and Denman branches have free wi-fi, gaming and computer access. Teens and children are welcome to come and enjoy the library throughout the school holidays, those under the age of 13 must be supervised by a parent or responsible adult.

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.