The Port Macquarie library are inviting the community to come along to the last Locals Talk of 2018 which is focused on celebrating art and creativity.
Kate Forrest, marketing and programs librarian said they have been overwhelmed by how the community has responded to the speaker series.
“We wanted a way for people to come together to learn about something interesting and we came up with the Local Talks program at the beginning of 2018,” Ms Forrest said.
“The Local Talks program is where we get three local people into the library on a Saturday to talk on a common theme.
“It has been very popular with the community and we are averaging around 60 people at each of the monthly talks.”
The monthly talks have covered a wide range of topics from Death and Dying to Mental Health and recycling and in November the focus is on the creative arts.
“We have three great local artists who will be coming to talk to us about what they do in the creative space,” she said.
“I think people have enjoyed the talks so much because our guest speakers are locals in the community who are doing wonderful things and people are interested in finding out more about them.
“No one voice is dominating the conversations because each guest gets 10 minutes to talk and then the group ask questions.
“We schedule the talk to last about an hour and then have morning tea but as the months have gone on people have been hanging around for a lot longer and chatting which has been fantastic.
“The program runs from March to November and at this stage we are going to run it again next year as it has been so popular.”
Ms Forrest asks that people RSVP to the library ahead of the talk on 6581 8755.
The talk will begin at 10am on Saturday, November 10 and for more information head to the Port Macquarie Library’s website.
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