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    High St, Wauchope
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Haiku review competition

Can you do a haiku review?

Share a review of what you've been reading in haiku and be in the running for a $20 Book Face voucher. 

So... what is the structure of a haiku poem?                                  3 lines and 17 syllables, each line with a set number of syllables

Line 1 - 5 syllables - The darkness darkened.

Line 2 - 7 syllables - Oh, the horror, the horror.

Line 3 - 5 syllables - It was horrible.

Our inspiration (Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad) taken from One Hundred Great Books in Haiku by David Baker.

Email entries to or drop in to a branch. Entries close 20th of the month. Winning entry will be announced and shared in Library's monthly eNewsletter.

And may the best haiku win...


Love your library on 14th Feb

Celebrate Library Lovers’ Day @ your library

Move over St Valentine because 14 February is also Library Lovers’ Day and Port Macquarie Hastings Libraries will be celebrating by asking you why you love us, and in return offering you a blind date with a book..  ooh ahh xxx

Send us a love letter:    I love my library because...


 Or go on a blind date with a book!

 @ Port Macquarie, Laurieton and Wauchope


Print your love letter template here and deliver to your nearest branch                            or email to


author and book discussion


With Mick Marcon

Resident Teacher at Losang Dragpa Kadampa Buddhist Centre, Newcastle

How to Transform Your Life by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

A practical manual for daily life that shows how we can develop and maintain inner peace, how we can reduce and stop our  experience of problems, and how we can bring about positive changes in our lives that will enable us to experience deep and lasting happiness.

About the author: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso is a fully accomplished meditation master and internationally renowned teacher of Buddhism who has pioneered the introduction of modern Buddhism into contemporary society.

He is the author of 22 highly acclaimed books that perfectly transmit the ancient  wisdom of Buddhism to our modern world. He has also founded of 1200 Kadampa Buddhist centres and groups throughout the world.


10.30am Friday 23rd February 2018

Meeting Room, Port Macquarie Library

PLEASE RSVP for seating and catering purposes 6581 8755 



Library VR Roadshow


We're calling it - January is officially VR month! Port Macquarie-Hastings Library Service will be showcasing the latest in virtual reality AND we're taking it on the road. Be sure to look out for us and try out some awesome VR at the following locations: 

  • Fri 5th Jan, 9:30-11:30 @ Port Library
  • Tue 9th Jan, 10-12 @ The Glasshouse
  • Tue 16th Jan, 10-12 @ The Glasshouse
  • Wed 17th Jan, 1-3pm @ Wauchope Library
  • Wed 24th Jan, 9:30-11:30 @ Laurieton Library

Christmas Makers Market

A Christmas Makers' Market & Celebration will be held at Port Macquarie Library on Saturday 2nd December from 9am to 12 noon

There will be a wonderful selection of home made goods made by our local young people, songs and Christmas craft for you to make. 

Everybody welcome!