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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.

Events

Tabletop games afternoon, 16 years +

Tabletop games afternoon, 16 years +

Play fun contemporary favourites with fellow gamers in the city
28 Jul 2024
LGBTIQA+ discussion group

LGBTIQA+ discussion group

An engaging conversation about LGBTIQA+ issues, guided by a guest facilitator with a short text of their choosing.
26 Jun 2024
Talking ‘JUNK’ with Artist Xiao Lu

Talking ‘JUNK’ with Artist Xiao Lu

A revealing conversation with one of China’s most influential and provocative female artists, Xiao Lu.
13 Jul 2024

School holiday program

School Holidays: Wintery craft workshop family session

School Holidays: Wintery craft workshop family session

Come and get creative with this hands-on workshop where families of all ages can explore and make wintery themed crafts
11 Jul 2024
School Holidays: Nebula jars, 5-11 yrs

School Holidays: Nebula jars, 5-11 yrs

Join us for a creative hands-on workshop where children can make their very own nebula jar
12 Jul 2024
School Holidays: Paper diorama, 8-11 yrs

School Holidays: Paper diorama, 8-11 yrs

Join us for a creative and hands on workshop to make your very own book diorama model
16 Jul 2024
Nebula Jars, 5-11 yrs

Nebula Jars, 5-11 yrs

Join us for a fun and creative hands-on workshop where children can make their very own beautiful nebula jar!
18 Jul 2024
School holidays: Robot battle 8-12 years

School holidays: Robot battle 8-12 years

Embark on a fascinating journey into the world of robotics with fun crafts, games and making activities!
16 Jul 2024

Makerspace

Makertime: open access 16+yrs

Makertime: open access 16+yrs

Get hands-on experience at the Darling Square Library Makerspace
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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
2 Jul 2024
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
3 Jul 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
6 Jul 2024
School holidays: Robot battle 8-12 years

School holidays: Robot battle 8-12 years

Embark on a fascinating journey into the world of robotics with fun crafts, games and making activities!
16 Jul 2024
Laser cut basics: make your own rubber stamp 16+ years

Laser cut basics: make your own rubber stamp 16+ years

Create your own laser cut rubber stamp in this 3-hour interactive workshop for ages 16 and over
29 Jul 2024
Foster your child's love of reading

Storytime for ages 3 to 5

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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: Spy Fiction

City of Sydney Online Book Club: Spy Fiction

If you love books, this is a great opportunity to connect with other readers online and find literary inspiration.
27 Jun 2024
City of Sydney online book club: Authors for NAIDOC Week

City of Sydney online book club: Authors for NAIDOC Week

If you love books, this is a great opportunity to connect with other readers online and find literary inspiration.
25 Jul 2024
City of Sydney Online Book Club: Song and Dance

City of Sydney Online Book Club: Song and Dance

If you love books, this is a great opportunity to connect with other readers online and find literary inspiration
29 Aug 2024
City of Sydney online book club: Graphic novels and comics

City of Sydney online book club: Graphic novels and comics

If you love books, this is a great opportunity to connect with other readers online and find literary inspiration.
26 Sep 2024
City of Sydney Library online book club: Horror and thriller

City of Sydney Library online book club: Horror and thriller

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

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Talks, courses & workshops

Access our libraries anywhere on our new app

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Community & causes

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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.