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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

Tabletop Games Afternoon (16+)

Tabletop Games Afternoon (16+)

Play fun contemporary favourites with fellow gamers in the city
25 Feb 2024
Little Sydney Lives exhibition

Little Sydney Lives exhibition

Little Sydney Lives is the City of Sydney’s children’s photography competition
Today 10am to 6pm
Queer Sydney: bridging past and present

Queer Sydney: bridging past and present

LGBTIQA+ artists, performers and academics share stories in celebration of Mardi Gras.
25 Feb 2024

Makerspace

Makertime for families, 8-12 yrs

Makertime for families, 8-12 yrs

Gain practical creative makerspace skills and experience in this intergenerational 2-hour session
Today 10.30am to 12.30pm
Makertime: open access 16+yrs

Makertime: open access 16+yrs

Get hands-on experience at the Darling Square Library Makerspace
27 Feb 2024
Weekend makertime for families, 8-12 yrs

Weekend makertime for families, 8-12 yrs

Gain practical creative makerspace skills and experience in this intergenerational 2-hour session
2 Mar 2024
Maker and creator workshop 8-12 yrs

Maker and creator workshop 8-12 yrs

Harness all things inspirational and inventive with our sensational series of creative workshops for kids
5 Mar 2024

Rainbow storytime for ages 0 to 5

Rainbow families storytime (0-5 years) Kings Cross Library

Rainbow families storytime (0-5 years) Kings Cross Library

Celebrate Mardi Gras with a special storytime and singalong embracing LGBTIQA+ families and identities
27 Feb 2024
Rainbow families storytime (0-5 years)- Green Square Library

Rainbow families storytime (0-5 years)- Green Square Library

Join us as we celebrate Mardi Gras with a special storytime and singalong embracing LGBTIQA+ families and identities.
Tomorrow
Rainbow families storytime (0-5 years) - Surry Hills

Rainbow families storytime (0-5 years) - Surry Hills

Celebrate Mardi Gras with a special storytime and singalong embracing LGBTIQA+ families and identities
6 Mar 2024
Foster your child's love of reading

Storytime for ages 3 to 5

Auslan and English Storytime at Glebe Library

Auslan and English Storytime at Glebe Library

Fun sessions of storytelling for pre-school aged deaf and hearing children
2 Mar 2024
Storytime at Glebe Library, 3 to 5 years

Storytime at Glebe Library, 3 to 5 years

A fun storytelling program combining stories, rhymes, and singing.
Tomorrow

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.

Themed monthly discussions

Online book club

City of Sydney Online Book Club: Memoir & Biography

City of Sydney Online Book Club: Memoir & Biography

If you love books, this is a great opportunity to connect with other readers online and find literary inspiration.
29 Feb 2024
City of Sydney online book club: Narratives in nature

City of Sydney online book club: Narratives in nature

If you love books, this is a great opportunity to connect with other readers online and find literary inspiration.
18 Apr 2024

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.