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Libraries make space for new Makerspace

The first “Makerspace” for the region was launched today at the Cooroy Library, giving people an opportunity to access new and emerging technology.  Makerspaces, also called...

Rock 'n' roll icon Tex Perkins in conversation at The J

Noosa Library Service presents rock ‘n’ roll legend Tex Perkins in conversation with ABC Radio’s Jon Coghill next month. Promoting his self-titled memoir, TEX, Perkins...

Contract awarded for major library refurb

Council has appointed arete Australia to carry out the $1.63M Noosaville Library renovation. In preparation for the contractors taking over the site, two temporary library facilities have now been...

Camouflage in focus at Noosa Regional Gallery this March

Camouflage takes the spotlight at Noosa Regional Gallery in March with the opening of artist Julian Thompson’s  Invisible Soldiers and Shrouded Machines  exhibition. Thompson, a...

Temporary libraries open as $1.7M revamp begins

The doors have opened on the first of two temporary libraries that will fill the gap while Noosaville Library undergoes a $1.7M revamp, from March 5. Council opened a small temporary library on...

Noosaville Library to close for $1.7M revamp

Noosaville Library is set to undergo a $1.7million revamp, starting in March. Libraries and Galleries Manager Kerri Contini said the Library would close from March 5, with two temporary sites...

Grant funding boost for major library revamp

Noosaville Library is set for a facelift thanks to an $805,000 grant from the State Government. Library and Galleries Manager Kerri Contini welcomed the funding, which will be put towards the $1.7...

Contstruction update for the Peregian Beach Digital Hub

The construction of the Digital Hub at Peregian Beach is almost complete, paving the way for the fit-out and the finalisation of tenancy arrangements. Council’s Community Services Director,...

Alex Miller in conversation at Noosaville Library next month

Prize-winning Australian author Alex Miller will join ABC Radio host Sheridan Stewart for a night of engaging conversation at Noosaville Library on Thursday, November 9. The two-time winner of the...

Free, fun technology training at Noosa and Cooroy Libraries

Do you know the meaning of cookies and tablets? Have your grandkids given you a strange device but forgotten to show you how to use it? Then this program could be for you! Tech Savvy for Seniors...

Read early and often to increase literacy

Read early and often to increase literacy Read early and read often, is the message delivered by the Noosa Library Service initiative, Reading Stars. Parents who sign up their infants and...

Library launches book telling stories of Noosa's World War I Memorials

Library launches book telling stories of Noosa’s World War I Memorials Noosa Library Service is launching its new book Noosa Remembers: a history of the World War I memorials of Noosa...

"Makerspace" in the making at Cooroy

Cooroy is set to gain its own makerspace. Makerspaces, also called hackerspaces, hackspaces, and fablabs, are places where people gather to work on joint creative projects, typically involving...

CoderDojo coding and programming club arrives in Cooroy

Noosa Library Service’s popular CoderDojo program is expanding, with classes now offered at both Noosaville and Cooroy Libraries. CoderDojo is a free programming club for young people aged 7...

Council Exhibition to Commemorate Noosa's History

Noosa Council is mounting an exhibition to tell the story of the last 50 years of Noosa’s history. The exhibition, What’s up, Sunshine?, is part of a range of activities planned...

Noosa libraries to release WWI memorial book

Library’s new book to tell the stories of Noosa’s WWI memorials Noosa Library Service is launching a new project, Noosa Remembers, as part of the ongoing state, national and worldwide...

'Puppy love' storytelling at Noosaville Library

In the lead up to Valentine’s Day, Noosa Library Service is hosting a special family “Puppy Love” storytelling event this Saturday 11 February at the Noosaville Library at 10am. ...

Leisure Centre on the zero emissions path

Council has switched its Noosa Leisure Centre stadium over to LED lighting. LED lighting is just one of the ways Council is looking to meet its zero emissions policy. Last month Council...

Lower Mill Site restoration work begins

Work to repair part of Cooroy’s heritage-listed Lower Mill Site began this week. Council is overseeing the repairs in cooperation with the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection....

Cooroy Library named a "global frontrunner"

Cooroy Library is again making headlines, this time in India. Chennai’s Times City newspaper has named the 1600sqm Cooroy Library one of the world’s best modern libraries. It’s...