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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

Mindful Makers (16+)

Mindful Makers (16+)

Focus your mind and soothe your soul with our crafty team.
Today 11am to 12.30pm
Handmade Christmas cards (8–12 years)

Handmade Christmas cards (8–12 years)

A creative, hands-on workshop for kids aged 8-12 years to create handmade Christmas cards.
7 Dec 2022
Christmas gift tags and decorations (12+)

Christmas gift tags and decorations (12+)

A creative, hands-on workshop for people aged 12 years and over to create handmade Christmas gift tags and decorations.
15 Dec 2022
DIY music: songwriting sessions (ages 16+)

DIY music: songwriting sessions (ages 16+)

Build your music skills, collaborate with fellow musicians and explore your creativity
Today 1pm to 3pm
Darling Square ideas lab and Green Square

Makerspace and School holiday programs

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
15 Dec 2022
Maker time: Regular makerspace sessions

Maker time: Regular makerspace sessions

Gain practical makerspace skills and experience in this regular 3-hour session
8 Dec 2022
Festive Maker Time – for families

Festive Maker Time – for families

Gain practical creative makerspace skills and experience in this festive themed intergenerational 3-hour session
17 Dec 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
17 Jan 2023
School holidays: Laser cut jewellery (13–16 years)

School holidays: Laser cut jewellery (13–16 years)

Create your own laser cut jewellery in this 3-hour interactive workshop for ages 13-16
18 Jan 2023

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

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.