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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.

What's On

Upcoming events

Australian Life

Australian Life

2021 photography competition
Today 10am to 4pm
A night at Sydney Town Hall

A night at Sydney Town Hall

Join curator Margaret Betteridge as she reveals how Sydney Town Hall has made a memorable night out in different ways
25 Jan 2022
Them Heavy People: This City, That Decade

Them Heavy People: This City, That Decade

Travel back in time for an afternoon of intimate Sydney storytelling through the eyes of some diverse residents.
29 Jan 2022
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
27 Jan 2022
Sydney Lunar Festival: lucky envelopes

Sydney Lunar Festival: lucky envelopes

Join Margaret Betteridge as she shares stories of the gifts to the people of Sydney and are held in the Civic Collection
8 Feb 2022
Sydney Lunar Festival Artist Talk

Sydney Lunar Festival Artist Talk

Meet Susan Chen, Nani Puspasari and Andrew Yee to learn about their selected work for Sydney Lunar Festival 2022 display
10 Feb 2022
Create a native bee oasis in your garden

Create a native bee oasis in your garden

Learn how to support pollinators in our cities and urban spaces with scientist Amelie Vanderstock
2 Feb 2022
Darling Square Ideas Lab

Makerspace

Maker and creator workshops for kids aged 8 to 12

Maker and creator workshops for kids aged 8 to 12

Harness all things inspirational and inventive with our sensational series of creative workshops for kids.
3 Feb 2022
Laser cut jewellery

Laser cut jewellery

Create your own laser cut jewellery in this 2-hour interactive workshop for ages 16 and over.
17 Feb 2022
Laser cut printmaking

Laser cut printmaking

Create your own laser cut print in this 3-hour interactive workshop for ages 16 and over.
23 Feb 2022

Watch online

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.

Foster your child's love of reading

Storytime & Rhymetime

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

Access our libraries anywhere on our new app
Talks, courses & workshops

Access our libraries anywhere on our new app

Enjoy contactless checkout and never lose your card again.

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.