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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.

Guest authors, artists and experts

Lunchtime Conversations

Rediscovering Sydney: A bird’s eye view

Rediscovering Sydney: A bird’s eye view

Join curator Margaret Betteridge for this lunchtime conversation exploring historical aerial views of the city
17 Mar 2021
Rediscovering Sydney: Cartographica

Rediscovering Sydney: Cartographica

Join City of Sydney Curator Margaret Betteridge for this lunchtime conversation exploring historical maps
31 Mar 2021
For kids and adults

Makerspace workshops

Maker time: Regular makerspace sessions

Maker time: Regular makerspace sessions

Gain practical makerspace skills and experience in this regular 2-hour session.
28 Apr 2021
Adobe Photoshop workshop: Laser cut designs and stamps

Adobe Photoshop workshop: Laser cut designs and stamps

Create your own laser cut artwork or stamp design in this 2-hour interactive workshop for ages 16 and over
25 Mar 2021
Maker and creator after-school workshops: 8-12 years

Maker and creator after-school workshops: 8-12 years

Harness all things inspirational and inventive with our sensational series of creative workshops for kids.
18 Mar 2021
Join us in the outdoor amphitheatre

Rhymetime and storytime

Storytime at Green Square Library

Storytime at Green Square Library

Fun sessions for pre-schoolers in the outdoor amphitheatre
10 Mar 2021
Rhymetime @ Green Square Library

Rhymetime @ Green Square Library

A fun program for babies and toddlers in the outdoor amphitheatre, combining rhymes, music, singing and puppets.
10 Mar 2021

Adobe online workshops and classes

Adobe Photoshop online classes

Adobe Photoshop online classes

Master photo editing skills with classes for beginners to more experienced users
19 Mar 2021
Adobe InDesign online classes

Adobe InDesign online classes

Master desktop publishing skills with classes for beginners to more experienced users
23 Mar 2021

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.

Enjoy from home

More online events

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
25 Mar 2021
City of Sydney Library Online Movie Club 

City of Sydney Library Online Movie Club 

Join us monthly to discuss a selected film available for library members to stream for free anytime on Beamafilm
30 Mar 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. New sessions in English, Mandarin and Auslan are regularly added for kids to enjoy from home.

Other library news and updates

City of Sydney Library service changes
Community & causes

City of Sydney Library service changes

All of our locations reopen from Monday 11 January

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.

10 great reads for armchair travel
Community & causes

10 great reads for armchair travel

From well-known authors like Bill Bryson to talented newcomers, explore the world with these titles suggested by our City of Sydney librarians.