ONE sentence you won't hear uttered on Saturday at the Newcastle Regional Library is, "quiet please, this is a library."
For the first time, the Laman Street facility will throw open its doors, push back its book shelves and allow Newcastle's all-age music fans to enjoy some of the city's emerging talent.
Live @ The Library is a collaborative music event organised by the local government-run Newcastle Youth Council, and community groups Softy's Clubhouse and The Y Project.
"The aim of this event is to get more young people accessing the library and using it's space and to do something for the all-ages scene," Y Project co-director Mae Anagnostis said.
The line-up includes Newcastle funk collective The Hamilton Alpine Club, folk-rockers India and the Journey to the East, Mango Avenue and Regi Kay Music.
India and the Journey to the East frontwoman, India Seddon-Callaghan, said her four-piece would use Live @ The Library to build momentum for their debut EP, expected to be released in May.
"There's a few more tiny bits and pieces I want to work on, but it's basically finished," she said. "I'm just being a perfectionist."
The five-track EP will feature the band's single Abundantina, as well as new tracks recorded at Islington TAFE, Softy's and at Seddon-Callaghan's home.
"Whenever you're recording it always sounds different to how it sounds when you play live, so it's bit of a process to try and emulate that and create the energy of the songs," she said.