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2021 Seniors Festival events

 Seniors Festival Program 2021 (PDF - 11.2MB) 

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Kaneana May - Author talk

Kaneana May will be discussing her latest book All We Have is Now at Kempsey Library. She will be having an in-conversation talk with Fiona McArthur on Tuesday 20 April 2021 from 10:30am to 11:30am.

Kaneana lives on the Mid North Coast with her husband, three children and their energetic Labrador. All We Have Is Now is her second book. It is a poignant story of friendship, loss and courage, as three women discover what they treasure most. Copies of the book will be available to purchase on the day.

Light refreshments will be provided free of charge. Bookings required, email, phone 02 6566 3210 or visit 

Planning ahead: Power of Attorney

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Mid North Coast Community Legal Centre will be at Kempsey Library to discuss Planning Ahead: Power of Attorney and Enduring Guardianship. This free informative talk will be on Wednesday 21 April 10:30am-12 noon, and help you to plan ahead to protect your wishes and choices for the future.

The Seniors Rights Service will be at Kempsey Library on the day to answer any questions.

Bookings are required  Refreshments will be provided on the day. For more information please call 02 6566 3210

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Launch into the April School Holiday Program

If your kids (or grandchildren) are getting restless being stuck inside, then these events will get them rocketing to the library during the April School Holidays. All of these events are held at Kempsey Library and are free to attend.

Rainforest Rampage

Wednesday 7 April 2021, starting at 10:00am
Ages 6-10 

Get your hands dirty and plant your very own forest seeds to take home, followed by a wonderful craft activity and a short film screening of Where the Forest Meets the Sea narrated by Jeannie Baker. Bookings essential 

Enchanting Stories with a Forest Fairy

Wednesday 14 April 2021, starting at 10:30am
Ages 6-10

Fi the Forest Fairy will take you on a magical journey into the heart of the rainforest through story and song. Bookings essential 

Play and Performance

Thursday 15 April 2021, starting at 10:30am
Ages 10-15

Join Lee for this fun workshop where you can explore being different characters, learn movement and get a taste of what it’s like to perform for an audience. Bookings essential 

Save Power Kits

Would you like help reducing your electricity bill? Kempsey Shire Library can help you with Save Power Kits and energy meters that are available for loan.

The Save Power Kit contains

Save Power Kit
  • Power-Mate Lite energy meter to help you measure the power used by appliances, find out how much they cost to run and the carbon pollution they create;
  • Stopwatch to measure how long you are in the shower and how much hot water you use;
  • Two thermometers: an infrared thermometer so you can find out where your home lets in the cold in winter or heat in summer, and a standard thermometer to check your room and fridge temperatures;
  • Light Meter to see which direction your windows face so you can make the most of the sun in winter and use shading to best advantage in summer;
  • User guide with worksheets and action plan.

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Library services now available via a new app

Thanks to a new app, you can now access Kempsey Shire Library’s catalogue, renew and reserve books, use self-checkout, access the e-Library, find out what’s on, and more.

To get started all you need to do is:

  • Search for the Mid North Coast Library App via the App Store for iOS devices or Google Play for Android
  • Use your Library membership number and password to set up your account and start browsing

For more information and support with using the app contact Kempsey Library on 6566 3210 or or send an email to

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