I love poetry

And the winners are...

We are excited to announce the winners of the 4th Manning in Rhyme Poetry Competition:




Daniel Hall

Winner: Daniel Hall "Cloud Scenes"

Laurah Powell

Encouragement Award: Laurah Powell "Space"

James Archinal

Encouragement Award: James Archinal "The Prophecy of The great land of The Dragon's End"



Mikaela Lauren Rawson

Winner: Mikaela Lauren Rawson "Aurora's Light"

Anakin Cooper

Encouragement Award: Anakin Cooper "Where would we be without mum?"



Millicent Jones

Winner: Millicent Jones "Heading West"

Rae lee Diamon

Encouragement Award: Rae-lee Diamond "In country Wingham"

All poems will be on display at Taree Library until 30 September. Congratulations to all of our winners and everyone that took part.

BeamaFilm Club

Do you love to watch films? Do you love to discuss films?

Then join us for our newest initiative The BeamaFilm Club. Each month we'll be screening one of the films from our free streaming service Beamafilm at Taree Library. Following the screening, we'll discuss the film and enjoy afternoon tea. 

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A documentary on the late Vivian Maier, a nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs earned her a posthumous reputation as one of the most accomplished street photographers.

Wednesday 21 September 2.00 - 4.00 pm

Get Tickets Here

Celebrating Australian Writing: Conversations with Australian Authors 

by Annette Marfording

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Join Annette Marfording, former Program Director of the Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival as she shares stories from her book Celebrating Australian Writing: Conversations with Australian Authors.

Her book  features 21 in-depth conversations with contemporary Australian authors, delving into their body of work, central themes, strengths, writing methods and what they perceive as central tips for aspiring writers.

Authors include David Malouf, Charlotte Wood, Alex Miller, Di Morrissey, the late Bryce Courtenay, Michael Robotham, Robert Dessaix, and many more.

This is a free event but bookings are essential. Books will be available for purchase directly from the author ($25); all profits from the sale of the book will be donated to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation of Australia.

Get tickets here


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We have regular events and programs across our libraries including author talks, technology workshops, music, family history research workshops and lots more. Watch this space for upcoming events!