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In-branch and online programs

Join our lunchtime conversations, online workshops and classes. Or keep the kids entertained with our popular rhymetime and storytime videos available to watch at home anytime.

Online programs

City of Sydney Library online book club

City of Sydney Library online book club

Join us online each month to talk books and connect with other readers
28 Oct 2021
Bedlam at Botany Bay

Bedlam at Botany Bay

Madness stalked the colony of NSW and tracing its wild path changes the way we look at our colonial history.
27 Oct 2021
Australian Pollinator Week: Discovering pollinators

Australian Pollinator Week: Discovering pollinators

Join science communicator, educator and native bee expert Amelie Vanderstock to learn about pollinators in your backyard
10 Nov 2021
Knitting for victory

Knitting for victory

Join curator Margaret Betteridge on Remembrance Day as she shares personal stories of homegrown wartime efforts.
11 Nov 2021
Going out in style: the hidden meanings of headstones

Going out in style: the hidden meanings of headstones

Discover 19th century Australian cemetery memorials and the craftsmen who made them with City of Sydney Historian, Lisa Murray
18 Nov 2021

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Storytime and rhymetime

Our librarians present fun storytime sessions for pre-schoolers and rhymetime for 0 to 2 year-olds. English, Mandarin and Auslan sessions available.

Art and maker classes online

From drawing techniques to origami lampshades, learn new creative skills with this free series of step-by-step videos presented by experienced artists and makers. All videos have Auslan interpreting and closed captions and the projects are designed for complete beginners ages 15 years and over.

Other library news and updates

Boredom-busting activities you can enjoy online this month
Talks, courses & workshops

Boredom-busting activities you can enjoy online this month

From fitness classes to jigsaw puzzles, enjoy these lockdown life-improvers from home.

7 things you can do online free with a City of Sydney library card
Talks, courses & workshops

7 things you can do online free with a City of Sydney library card

We’re currently offering temporary online library memberships.

Great films library members can stream free
Theatre, dance & film

Great films library members can stream free

From award-winning documentaries to all-time classics and feel-good movies, here are our librarians picks to enjoy from home.