The Learning Space, part of The Connection in Rhodes Community Precinct, will be offering creative programs. These sessions will be conducted at Concord and Five Dock libraries until early September while the finishing touches are being added to The Connection in Rhodes. Click here for a list of programs.
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Make a working flashlight using a coin cell battery, template, scissors and tape.
When: Wednesday, 6 July 2016 (10-11am) Where: Five Dock LibrarySuitable: Years 4-6 Bookings: Book online or call on 9911 6310.
'Throwback Thursday' for kids! See some of the treasures of yester-year at the City of Canada Bay Museum. Children will see what life was like before television and computers. Enjoy some morning tea.
When: Thursday, 7 July 2016 (10.30-11.30am) Where: City of Canada Bay Museum - Bent Street, ConcordSuitable: K to Year 6Bookings: Book online or call us on 9911 6210.
Matthew Doyle, who grew up in Southern Sydney on Dharawal land, is a descendant of the Muruwari people from the Lightning Ridge area of NSW. He will present a varied cultural programme spanning traditional aboriginal culture and contemporary music.
When: Friday, 8 July 2016 (11.30am-12.30pm) Where: Phoenix Park, Shoreline Drive, RhodesSuitable: K to Year 6Bookings: Book online or call on 9911 6210.
Lights, buzzers, sensors, motors and more! In this workshop we'll be building electronic creations using the awesome Little Bits system. Make a sign that waves, triggered by loud noise or eyes that light up when you push a button. We'll build some basic circuits together and finish up with a design challenge. To make sure this workshop is fun for all participants, please ensure your children are between Years 4-6.
When: Monday, 11 July 2016 (10-11.30am) Where: Concord LibrarySuitable: Years 4-6 Bookings: Book online or call on 9911 6210.
Bring your creative skills to life through song! In this workshop we'll look at how to work using digital instruments and loops in GarageBand and basic techniques for recording voice and other sound. We'll save and email your creation to you at the end of the workshop. To make sure this workshop ins fun for all participants, please ensure your children are between Years 4-6..
When: Wednesday, 13 July 2016 (10-11.30am) Where: Concord LibrarySuitable: Years 4-6 Bookings: Book online or call on 9911 6210.
When: Thursday, 14 July 2016 (10-11.30am) Where: Five Dock LibrarySuitable: Years 4-6 Bookings: Book online or call on 9911 6310.
Celebrating the best of local comic culture with events, exhibitions and talks across Sydney libraries.
Click here to book the Super Hero events.
For more information, please email Council's Children's Librarian or phone 9911 6348.
Baby Rhymetime For 0 to 1 year oldsSchool termsDetails
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ToddlertimeFor 1-2 year-oldsSchool termsDetails
For Preschool ChildrenSchool termsDetails
Tuesdays (10.15-11am) - Session 1
Tuesdays (11.15am-12pm) - Session 2
Thursdays (10.15-11am) - Session 1
Thursdays (11.15am-12pm) - Session 2
Five Dock Library
Five Dock Library
After School Book Group
For K-Year 6School termsDetails
The Youth Space and Youth Drop In programs for youth in Years 6-12, provide a safe and friendly environment for young people to connect with their peers during school terms. These sessions are fully supervised by at least two staff members and are a drug and alcohol free service.
These programs are run according to a set of Youth Outreach Program Guidelines to ensure a safe space for all youth to chill out. The names and addresses of the youth are not recorded and they are free to exit the program at any time.
For Years 6 and aboveSchool termsDetails
Youth Drop In
For Years 6 and aboveSchool termsDetails
Five Dock Library
What do people actually mean when they say ‘God’? Today about 61 percent of Australians still identify as Christian but only 8 percent attend church weekly.
Mackay tackles one of the big questions about contemporary Australia. How do we find our sense of meaning and purpose when religious faith and practice are in such sharp decline?
Date: Monday, 8 August Time: 6.30pm for 7pm startWhere: Concord Library, 60 Flavelle Street, Concord Cost: Free Bookings: Essential due to limited capacity. Book online or call Concord Library on 9911 6210.
For more information please email Coordinator Concord Library.
Meet the author Isabelle Li, who will excite you with her recently published collection of sixteen exquisite stories A Chinese Affair.
Exploring the experience of Chinese migration to Australia and elsewhere, the stories shed light on what it means to leave behind one's familiar environment and establish a new life, the struggle to survive and thrive, the triumph and compromise, love and heartache, failure and resilience.
"A beautiful book, elegant and accomplished, and a triumph of the art of the short story." - Debra Adelaide
When: Thursday, 18 AugustTime: 6pm for 6.30pm startWhere: Five Dock Library, Level 1, 4-12 Garfield Street, Five DockCost: Free (light refreshments provided between 6pm and 6.30pm)Bookings: Essential due to limited capacity. Book online or call Five Dock Library on 9911 6310.
For more information please email Coordinator Five Dock Library or phone 9911 6351.
Evil Life is a co-authored publication by Clive Small and Tom Gilling, based on court documents, unreleased intelligence reports, and interviews with well-informed sources.It pieces together the history of the Calabrian mafia in Australia. Clive Small is a former detective and Assistant Commissioner of the NSW Police. Tom Gilling is a highly regarded investigative journalist and fiction writer.
Date: Monday, 5 September Time: 6.30pm for 7pm startWhere: Concord Library, 60 Flavelle Street, ConcordCost: FreeBookings: Essential due to limited capacity. Book online or call Concord Library on 9911 6210.
Do you love reading books and like talking about them? Join us for an interesting discussion about the books selected by the group. Book Group members are encouraged to share their thoughts about the book and the author's writing.
For further information, please contact Co-ordinator, Concord Library on 9911 6313.
Join the afternoon book group at Five Dock Library for a friendly and lively discussion of printed, audio and e-books selected by members of the group. Group members will take responsibility for contributing to and leading a discussion.
For further details or to join the group, please email Gabriele Winter or phone 9911 6215.
For further details or to join the group, please contact Co-ordinator, Five Dock Library on 9911 6351.
Come and join in for a fun and friendly discussion on all matters Fantasy and Science Fiction - ranging from Harry Potter to Lord of the Rings and Dune to Blade Runner. Tell us about your favourite book, author or film from whichever universe you are from. Let your imagination run wild!
For further details, please contact Lim Goodarzi on 9911 6342.
City of Canada Bay Libraries offer free weekly eBook set-up help for library customers who need assistance with setting up their eBook readers, iPads and tablets to be able to download items from the library's eBook collections.
When: Thursdays, 22 January-17 December (1pm-2pm)Where: Concord LibraryCost: FreeBookings: Essential, please call 9911 6210 to book your session.
When: Fridays, 23 January-4 December (10am-11am)Where: Five Dock LibraryCost: Free Bookings: Essential, please call 9911 6310 to book your session.
For more information, please contact our IT Coordinator, Library on 9911 6308.
Meditation sessions will take place between the following dates:
When: Wednesdays, 28 January-25 November (7.30pm-8.30pm)Where: Concord LibraryCost: Free (includes light refreshments)
The sessions will re-commence on Wednesday, 3 February 2016.
For more information, please contact Keiran McPhail on 0416 217 445.
Multicultural storytimes are an interactive mix of songs, stories and craft in Korean and Mandarin & Cantonese languages for children aged 3-4 years and their parents and carers.
Mandarin and Cantonese language sessions are run every second Monday from 10-11am - will re-commence soon.
Korean language sessions are run every second Wednesday from 10-11am, will re-commence on 6 July.
Check out the brochures for specific dates.
For more information, please contact the Client Services Coordinator on 9911 6311.
City of Canada Bay Museum has created this wonderful, informative and comprehensive exhibition exploring the life in Drummoyne in its glory years.
Visit Five Dock Library and see the magnificent mansions, booming factories, cultural venues, businesses, schools and the famous people of Drummoyne.
The exhibition will be on display at Five Dock Library from 6-31 July during library opening hours.
Little Books of Nonsense
An Exhibition of 17 Australian book binders’ works which had been entered into a recent competition organised by the NSW Guild of Craft Bookbinders.
Each bookbinder purchased from the Guild a set of unsewn sections of Randall Davies Little Book of Nonsense, first published in 1912.
They then used their imagination and skills to bind the book and crafted a book cover.
Come and see for yourself - the outcomes are just amazing.
View the exhibition at Concord Library from 18 July – 15 August, during library opening hours.
This exhibition will emphasise past Olympians associated with the Drummoyne Swimming Pool.
It will draw on original photographs donated by the Drummoyne Amateur Swimming Club to our Local Studies collection in March this year.
The photographs include some particularly fine images of Olympians, their coaches and training methods of the 1950s and 1960s.
Discover the famous Olympian swimmers who lived, trained and celebrated their achievements in your neighbourhood.
View the exhibition at Five Dock Library between 2 and 31 August, during library opening hours.
This year marks the 120th anniversary of KU Children's Services, which established the first child care service in Australia.
To commemorate this significant milestone, KU Children's Services has commissioned a travelling exhibition showcasing the history of early education in this country.
The exhibition includes photographs and narratives documenting early education in Australia over the past 120 years.
Links to mobile accessible and web-based content provides opportunities for the public to engage with the exhibition and share the story with others.
City of Canada Bay libraries are proud to host this traveling exhibition at both, Concord Library and Five Dock Library.
View the exhibition at Concord Library from 16 August - 1 September, during library opening hours.
Five Dock Library will display the exhibition later this year - dates to be confirmed.
To help you prepare for the HSC, Ashfield, Burwood, City of Canada Bay and Leichhardt libraries have put together a range of free workshops for students in the lead up to exams. All events are free and are aimed at Year 11 and Year 12 students.
The poster listing all 2016 HSC workshops can be found at the bottom of this page. Just click on the PDF named HSC Workshops Inner West 2016.
For more details, please feel free to contact the respective libraries for more information.
For further information please contact our Youth Service Specialist on 9911 6314.
Join Patricia Hayward, experienced HSC examiner, teacher and author, for a fun workshop with fun games, songs and simulations where students will learn invaluable techniques to maximise their marks and in Studies of Religion.
This workshop will focus on:
When: Wednesday, 15 June Where: Five Dock Library, Level 1, 4-12 Garfield Street, Five Dock Time: 5pm-6pm For: Year 11 and Year 12 Students Cost: Free Bookings: Essential, due to limited capacity.
Book online or contact Five Dock Library on 9911 6310.
For anyone that missed our 2015 HSC Workshops or want a re-cap, please view our playlist on YouTube:
This page will be updated with more free events and workshops. Join our e-newsletter and be the first to receive information on our HSC programs and resources.
City of Canada Bay Libraries host a variety of HSC events and programs for Year 11 and 12 students. Make sure you don’t miss these opportunities - Sign Up now for our HSC eNews. Check out our latest issue here.
The schools collection has everything you need to prep for your exams, including study guides, past papers, revision and exam tips. The collection can now be borrowed with a core collection for use within the library only. Only two schools collection items can be borrowed per card with a three-week loan and no renewal.
For more details, please email our Youth Services Specialist or phone 9911 6314.
Come along to Concord or Five Dock Library for a 'Wrap with Love' get together. Wrap with Love is a not-for-profit organisation which organises volunteers to make wraps from knitted squares. The wraps are then sent to communities around the world to help those less fortunate.
Everyone is welcome to join - whether an experienced knitter or a beginner!
Please bring 8 ply yarn and no. 8 or 4mm knitting needles.
Concord and Five Dock libraries are drop off points for completed squares, wraps, donations of wool and knitting needles.
For further information, please contact Co-ordinator, Concord Library or Julie Gregory at Five Dock Library.
Anyone can participate in the slam - all you need is your voice and you will have two minutes to impress the audience.
Alternatively, you can come along to be part of the cheering, raucous, finger-snapping, poetry-loving audience - and you may even get to judge.
City of Canada Bay Libraries together with Word Travels and current Australian Poetry Slam Champion, Philip Wilcox, will be hosting the following events:
lead by Philip Wilcox, where he will share writing and performance techniques and help you craft a 2-minute poem in preparation for the Poetry Slam heat in September.
When: Friday, 26 August Time: 6pm-8pm Where: Five Dock Library Cost: FreeBookings: Essential, due to limited capacity
Book online or contact Five Dock Library on 9911 6310.
where up to 20 poets perform their work and the audience becomes judges, choosing three representatives to send through to the Sydney Slam Final in October.
When: Friday, 2 September, at 7pm Where: Concord Library Cost: FreeBookings: Book on the day!
For further information on these events please contact Concord Library on 9911 6210.
For more information about the 2016 Australian Poetry Slam follow this link.
Caring For Carers offers free information forums for anyone who helps and supports a family member or friend with an illness, disability or injury.
Past, present, future carers in any capacity and seniors are all welcome!
When: Thursday, 1 SeptemberTime: 10.30am - 12.30pmWhere: Five Dock LibraryCost: Free (light refreshments provided)Bookings: Essential due to limited capacity. Book online or call Five Dock Library on 9911 6310.
When: Thursday, 1 SeptemberTime: 1.30pm - 3.30pmWhere: Five Dock LibraryCost: Free (light refreshments provided)Bookings: Essential due to limited capacity. Book online or call Five Dock Library on 9911 6310.
When: Thursday, 15 SeptemberTime: 10.30am - 12.30pmWhere: Five Dock LibraryCost: Free (light refreshments provided)Bookings: Essential due to limited capacity. Book online or call Five Dock Library on 9911 6310.
When: Thursday, 15 SeptemberTime: 1.30pm - 3.30pmWhere: Five Dock LibraryCost: Free (light refreshments provided)Bookings: Essential due to limited capacity. Book online or call Five Dock Library on 9911 6310.
For more information please emailCoordinator Five Dock Library.
A project of City of Canada Bay Library Service, Concord Hospital Social Work, Concord Hospital Marketing and Community Participation, funded by Sydney Local Health District Carers' Program.
A member of the Community Education and Assistance Team at the Australian Tax Office is presenting a tax information talk at Five Dock Library.
The presentation will assist you as an individual tax payer to gain a better understanding of how to prepare your income tax return in the digital environment.
Topics to be covered include:
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