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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
Time travelling with Bronwyn Bancroft

Time travelling with Bronwyn Bancroft

A conversation with Bronwyn Bancroft about the stories behind her artwork Time Travellers 2
4 Jul 2022
Fire Country with Victor Steffensen

Fire Country with Victor Steffensen

Join Cultural Fire Practitioner Victor Steffensen as he discusses his bestselling book Fire Country.
5 Jul 2022
A citrus bounty

A citrus bounty

Cornersmith will reveal some of its favourite sustainable citrus recipes
12 Jul 2022
What's On

Get creative in branch

Mindful Mending (ages 16+)

Mindful Mending (ages 16+)

Join us for a stitch or two to revamp the holes in your pre-loved clothes
30 Jul 2022
Finger knitting at Green Square Library (ages 8 to 11)

Finger knitting at Green Square Library (ages 8 to 11)

A free upcycling activity for the school holidays. Turn old t-shirts into fabulous fashion accessories
5 Jul 2022
Finger knitting at Darling Square Library (ages 8 to 11)

Finger knitting at Darling Square Library (ages 8 to 11)

A free upcycling activity for the school holidays. Turn old t-shirts into fabulous fashion accessories
12 Jul 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
28 Jul 2022
Laser cut printmaking

Laser cut printmaking

Create your own laser cut print in this 3-hour interactive workshop for ages 16 and over
27 Jul 2022
School holidays: Maker and creator (8-12 years)

School holidays: Maker and creator (8-12 years)

Harness all things inspirational and inventive with this sensational 2-hour creative workshop for kids
8 Jul 2022
School Holiday - Laser cut jewellery 13-16 years

School Holiday - Laser cut jewellery 13-16 years

Create your own laser cut jewellery in this 3-hour interactive workshop for ages 13-16
6 Jul 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 for ages 3 to 5

Themed monthly discussions

Online book club

Art and Poetry: Everyday haiku poem

Art and Poetry: Everyday haiku poem

Art and Poetry: Visual poetry

Visual poetry is a picture made from words or letters. This activity will help you create your own visual poem.

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.

10 things you can do free with a library card
Community & causes

10 things you can do free with a library card

Membership is great value

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.