Learning and Recreation

CityLibraries provides programs, activities and services for people in the Townsville community. Subscribe to Learn Discover Connect and keep up-to-date with what's on for you.

Bookclubs and Booktalks

Your library offers general bookclubs, the Migi Yarns Young Women's Bookclub for Young Indigenous Women, a bookclub for people with a Vision Impairment and provides assistance to existing external groups.

Visit our Bookclubs and Booktalks page for more information.

Tech Savvy Seniors

Townsville seniors can improve their digital literacy for free through the Tech Savvy Seniors Queensland program at CityLibraries Townsville.

  • The program offers basic to intermediate digital literacy training using tablets and smartphones/iPhones, using the internet, how to shop and bank online and cybersafety,
  • Participants can register for a group session or a one-on-one session where they can bring along their own device/questions,
  • Anyone of any age can register; even though targeted at seniors, we will not turn anyone away.

Ask your library staff for further information or search What's On for 'Tech Savvy Seniors'.

Computers, Digital Technology, Online Help and 3D Printing

If you would like support to learn more about using computers and mobile devices, to explore apps, programs, social media, online learning, email and internet searching, and 3D printing, find a session that’s right for you. Look for Walk in Tuesday and Walk in Wednesday, Computer Basics, Internet Basics and 3D Printing. Ask at your local library for further information or search What's On.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Murri) Services

Discover more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and history with events, programs, and resources including the Norman B. Tindale collection. Visit our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Services page for more information.

Learning Links

Learning Links connects the community with volunteer tutors and opportunities to learn new skills. Visit our Programs and Activities page for more information.

Learning Townsville Directory

The Learning Townsville Directory is a one-stop shop for learning opportunities in Townsville. Visit our YouTube channel to hear about the learning journey of past Cowboys co-captain Johnathan Thurston and high performance manager Paul Bowman.

Local History

Townsville's history is the story of the place and its people. The local history collection is primarily a collection of books and artifacts donated by the people of Townsville, with a carefully selected collection of items designed to compliment this. This collection tells many stories; come in today, phone or email on historyandheritage@townsville.qld.gov.au to find out if we are able to assist you in your research, or simply visit the collection. Digital content is being created all the time; have a look at the video's, books and images. Many enthusiastic and dedicated family historians have participated in workshops to preserve family photographs and learn more about their family history.

Visit our Local History page for more information.

May Month of Learning

CityLibraries Townsville celebrates the value of learning with our community annually. Participate in a full month of programs at your local library.

Open Universities Australia Connect Library

Get to know other OUA students and discover what the library has to offer you. Your OUA Connect Librarians are experienced in online learning. Book online for a Welcome and Information session, or an Ask Us: Info session.

Townsville Reads

CityLibraries delivers many reading programs, events and resources for everyone in the community, including bookclubs, author visits, eBooks, reading recommendations, Good Reading Magazine, and One Title One Townsville. Visit our Townsville Reads page for more information.

For more information, enquire at your local branch.