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"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...

Nominate now to join the Council heritage advisory group

Council is calling for nominations for six positions on the Noosa Heritage Reference Group. Councillor Jess Glasgow said the Group would advise Council on heritage priorities and the sorts of...

Library seeks volunteer literacy tutors

Noosa Library Service is calling for volunteer tutors to help deliver its Community Literacy Program. Tutors work one-on-one with program participants to help improve their literacy and numeracy...

The Family Law author joins Queensland Week line-up

Popular author, screenwriter and journalist Benjamin Law is among the speakers to take the stage at Noosa Library Service’s upcoming Queensland Week events. Law is the author of two books:...

Cooroy Library makes international best list

Cooroy Library has earned a place on a list of the world’s coolest libraries. Property and urban development industry news website TheUrbanDeveloper.com has named Cooroy among six libraries...

Become a financial superhero with Noosa Library Service

Noosa Library Service is helping take the stress out of managing money with its new Dollars Making Sense program. Enrolments in the second round are now open, and Librarian Jane Harding says the...

New grants policy a win for community groups

Noosa Council has revamped its Community Grants Policy to better support local not-for-profit community organisations. “We’ve substantially improved the grant program application...

Easter Free Holiday Buses are just over a month away!

From Good Friday 25 th March – 3rd April 2016, Noosa Council, in partnership with TransLink, are once again providing FREE public transport for everyone in the Noosa Shire. Free Services...

New grants policy a win for community groups

Noosa Council has revamped its Community Grants Policy to better support local not-for-profit community organisations. “We’ve substantially improved the grant program application...

Library stoked to host festival surf film screening

Noosa Library Service is pleased to partner with Noosa Festival of Surfing to present 8 Days of Pure Stoke on the big screen under the stars on 18 February. The one-hour documentary, co-created by...

Workshop helps parents become better teachers

Noosa Library Service has launched a new workshop series offering parents advice and skills to give their kids a language and literacy head start. The library is delivering the First 5 Forever...

Music on Mondays at Cooroy Library

Music on Mondays is a new program designed to give emerging local artists all-important exposure. It’s the brainchild of Noosa Library Service, created at the start of 2015 and has hosted...

Give a book, brighten lives this Christmas

Noosa Library Service has launched the Give-A-Book drive in support of the Sunshine Coast Basket Brigade campaign, which helps families in need during the holiday season. The Library Service is...