Community Groups

If you are looking for something to do while enjoying the company of like-minded people, join one of the many community groups at Gympie Regional Libraries.

Book clubs

Book Clubs flourish throughout the Gympie Region, with more than 25 active reading groups currently accessing the multiple book-set collections of Gympie Regional Libraries.  If you’re an avid reader and would like to discuss the work of great authors with other book lovers, contact your nearest library branch today.

Books for Cooks at Kilkivan Library

Every Second Thursday at 10am 
Have a recipe you want to share? Need some new ideas on what to cook? Join us at the Kilkivan Library each month to explore different types of foods from a range of different cook books. Choose a recipe from the type of food being cooked and bring along a plate to share. Need a cook book to find a recipe? We have plenty at the Kilkivan Library to choose from. Food and drink may be consumed at the Books for Cooks event if the food or drink does not have to be maintained at a certain temperature. Kitchen facilities or equipment are not provided by the library.

Bring Your Own Book Club

Goomeri Library - First Tuesday of the Month - 10am
Gympie Library - First Friday of the Month - 10am
Each month our BYOB (that’s Bring Your Own Book) Club meets to discuss what they have been reading. Enjoy a chat and meet others who love to read.

Cooloola Card Makers

Wednesdays at 9.30am
We make all sorts of greeting cards, so come and join us for a fun morning. Make and take your card creations. Beginners and experienced card makers welcome. Join this friendly group at Tin Can Bay Library and let your creative juices flow. Phone: 5486 4355 for more information.

English Conversation at Gympie Library

Thursdays 5pm-6pm 
Our friendly and informal group meets at the Gympie Library on Thursdays 5-6pm (except during school holidays). Come along to make new friends and improve your English. Learners of all levels are welcome.

Gympie Library Craft Group

Mondays at 10 am 
Come and share your current project with our Gympie Library Craft Group. Bring along a piece you’re working on - be it knitting, sewing, crochet or cross stitch - and share ideas and learn with other craft-minded people. There’s no leader and no pressure; you can work, watch or simply enjoy a friendly chat. Phone 5481 0859 for more information.

Gympie Seniors Computing Group

First and Third Thursday of each month
If you need a little help with your laptop or device, the Gympie Seniors Computing Group will be at the Gympie Library providing assistance on the first and third Thursday of every month from 10am to 12noon.

Mahjong Mornings at Goomeri

Every Tuesday at 10am
Join us at Goomeri Library for a chat, a cuppa and a wonderful morning playing Mahjong. Mahjong is an ancient Chinese tile game of strategy, calculation and skill with a measure of chance. This group is open to everyone, young and old, wanting to learn this ancient Chinese tile game. 
Phone: 4168 4340 for more information.

Rainbow Beach Art Group

Every second Friday - phone 5486 3705 for dates
Join us at Rainbow Beach Library for a fantastic morning of fun and creativity. Each session covers something different, with the aim of exploring different avenues of art. Come along and enjoy a morning getting in touch with your inner artist. Tea and coffee will be provided. Phone: 5486 3705 for more information.

Tin Can Bay Art Group

Tuesdays from 10am-12noon
Calling all artists! Join us at Tin Can Bay Library to share work and ideas, seek advice from other talented eyes and connect with artists in our community. Bring your work-in-progress or your finished piece and join in a friendly chat. Exchange ideas. Participate in a mini-workshop or see an art demonstration. All artists, levels, and mediums welcome. Phone: 5486 4355 for more information.

Tin Can Bay Mahjong

Every Tuesday from 12.30pm-3.30pm
Join us at Tin Can Bay Library for a wonderful afternoon playing Mahjong. Mahjong is an ancient Chinese tile game of strategy, calculation and skill with a measure of chance. This group is open to everyone, young and old, wanting to learn this ancient Chinese tile game. 

Tin Can Bay Puzzle Club

First and Third Saturday of the Month at 8.30– 11.30am
Join other puzzle loving people and share in the fun of working on the current library jigsaw puzzle, or bring your own.

Trivia Tuesdays at Gympie Library

Tuesdays at 10am 
Come along and make some friends, have fun and test your knowledge with trivia questions.

Writing Friday

Third Friday at 10am
Here’s your chance to join other writers in practicing and honing your literary skills – every third Friday of the month at Gympie Library. Whether your interest is in writing novels, short stories, non-fiction or poetry, or perhaps gaining better marks for your assignments. Writing Friday will provide a regular opportunity to write, learn and enjoy the company of like-minded people.  Bookings are essential. Phone: 5481 0859 for more information.