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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

Jennifer Wong presents FEAST

Jennifer Wong presents FEAST

An afternoon of evocative food stories told by Sydney’s hungriest and funniest food-loving writers and comedians
10 Sep 2022
Red Room poet in residence

Red Room poet in residence

As part of Poetry Month 2022, Red Room Poetry is proud to present the Poets in Residence program
20 Aug 2022
Moustaches, Money and Mayhem

Moustaches, Money and Mayhem

Discover the histories of former aldermen and councillors
24 Aug 2022
Hands on history: an introduction to Wikipedia

Hands on history: an introduction to Wikipedia

Join Wikimedians Toby Hudson and Annie Reynolds to learn basics of editing the website
3 Sep 2022
Citizen science: Conservation on iNaturalist

Citizen science: Conservation on iNaturalist

Learn how to use the social network with natural science curator Thomas Mesaglio.
27 Sep 2022
DIY music: drop-in sessions (ages 16+)

DIY music: drop-in sessions (ages 16+)

Collaborate with fellow musicians and explore your creativity through a series of music drop-in sessions at Green Square
27 Aug 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
1 Sep 2022
Laser cut jewellery

Laser cut jewellery

Create your own laser cut jewellery in this 3-hour interactive workshop
23 Aug 2022
Maker Time – for families

Maker Time – for families

Gain practical creative makerspace skills and experience in this intergenerational 3-hour session.
20 Sep 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
30 Sep 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
28 Sep 2022

Come join a Makerspace workshop

Kids will get to play and create with the latest makerspace kits and electronic gadgets in these free sessions.

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

City of Sydney book club: Stories Migration and Immigration

City of Sydney book club: Stories Migration and Immigration

If you love books, this is a great opportunity to connect with other readers online and find literary inspiration
25 Aug 2022
City of Sydney Library online book club : Science Fiction

City of Sydney Library online book club : Science Fiction

If you love books, this is a great opportunity to connect with other readers online and find literary inspiration.
29 Sep 2022

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

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Talks, courses & workshops

Access our libraries anywhere on our new app

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

10 things you can do free with a library card

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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.