The Learning Space, part of The Connection in Rhodes Community Precinct, offers a range of activities and programs in creative uses of technology for all ages. These sessions will be conducted at Concord and Five Dock libraries while the finishing touches are being added to The Connection in Rhodes.Click here for information about programs in 3D printing, CAD, robotics and school holiday activities.
Receive our free monthly eNewsletter by signing up for General News and Updates. You may also opt-in to other email lists of special interest. Sign Up now, it only takes a few seconds! If you missed our latest issue, click here to read What’s On at our libraries in Five Dock and Concord.
Connect with us @canbaylibraries on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!
A fast paced, highly energetic workshop to get children on their feet and dancing in Bollywood style, Hip Hop and Brazilian Samba!
When: Tuesday, 30 September (10.30-11.30am)Where: Five Dock LibrarySuitable: K to Year 6Bookings: Open on Monday, 19 September. Book online or call us at 9911 6310.
Belinda is the best-selling, internationally published children's author of 27 books including the popular Lulu Bell series about friends, family, animal adventures and growing up in a vet hospital.
Signed books will be available for sale on the day.
When: Tuesday, 4 October (10-11am)Where: Concord LibraryBookings: Open on Monday, 19 September. Book online or call us at 9911 6210.
Please re-visit this page or sign up to our What's On eNewsletter to be the first to know of future events!
For more information about our Children's Programs and Services, please email our Children's Librarian or phone 9911 6348.
Baby Rhymetime For 0 to 1 year oldsSchool termsDetails
Five Dock Library
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
Volunteer as tribute and take part in the Hunger Games Nerf style! Back by popular demand! Bring along your own Nerf gun or use the Capital's supplied gear and practice your Nerf survival skills before heading into the arena! Great prizes up for grabs for the most skilled tributes. Limited spaces, bookings essential to secure your spot! 'And may the odds be ever in your favour'
When: Saturday, 24 September Time: 5.30-7.30pm Where: Concord LibraryCost: Free
Bookings essential due to limited capacity. Book online or call Concord Library on 9911 6210. For more details, please email our Youth Services Specialist or phone 9911 6314.
Join us for a special viewing of the popular thrilling Marvel movie Captain America: Winter Soldier! Journey with the Captain as he battles the assassin known as the Winter Soldier. Watch all whilst munching on yummy pizza and Captain America snacks. Fantastic double pass to Event cinemas to be won!
When: Monday, 26 September Time: 11am-2pm Where: Concord LibraryCost: Free
Note: This movie is rated M, please get your parents' permission to come along. Bookings essential to secure your spot!
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
Meet Sydney-based journalist, editor, columnist and author, Andrew Street at Five Dock Library.
Andrew’s latest book, The Curious Story of Malcolm Turnbull, the Incredible Shrinking Man in the Top Hat, is an irreverent take on the political life and times of the 29th Prime Minister of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull.
It is a follow-up to his best-selling book, The Short and Embarrassing Reign of Captain Abbott.
When: Tuesday, 18 OctoberTime: 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.
Goodwood is a delightful debut novel of secrets and small town obsessions from Australian musician and songwriter, Holly Throsby.
At Five Dock Library, Holly will be in conversation with Suzanne Leal, a regular interviewer at Sydney Writer’s Festival and other literary functions.
Suzanne’s second novel, The Teacher’s Secret, released earlier this year also deals with life struggles and secrets in a small community setting.
When: Monday, 31 OctoberTime: 6.30pm for 7pm startWhere: Five Dock Library, Level 1, 4-12 Garfield Street, Five DockCost: Free (light refreshments provided
between 6.30pm and 7pm)Bookings: Essential due to limited capacity. Book online or call Five Dock Library on 9911 6310.
For further information contact Acting Coordinator Five Dock Library.
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.
Join Lisa Hanrahan, Publishing Director of Rockpool Publishing, in this interactive workshop.
Lisa will share with you the best-kept secrets of the publishing industry today. Learn how to get your book published and promote yourself as an author.
When: Saturday, 8 October (2pm-3.30pm)Where: Concord Library, 60 Flavelle St, ConcordCost: Free (light refreshments provided)Bookings: Essential, due to limited capacity.
Book online or register at Concord Library Tel. 9911 6210 before the date.
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 each week as follows:
When: Thursdays from 7.30-8.30pm (till 1 December 2016)Where: Concord LibraryCost: Free
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.
To celebrate History Week, City of Canada Bay Library Service is showcasing a photographic history of the Great North Road.
The exhibition highlights the changes along the Great North Road over more than a century focusing on transport and buildings, most of which no longer exist.
The Great North Road was built using convict labour between 1826 and 1836 and extended 240 kilometres north from Sydney to the Hunter Valley. The road was a significant engineering achievement for its time and a section now claims World Heritage status. The Five Dock to Abbotsford section of the road is the only section still retaining its original name, Great North Road.
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.
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.
To help you prepare for the final HSC exams, Concord Library is holding a mock exam to replicate what to expect within an exam situation.
Students are encouraged to use this great opportunity to evaluate their allocation of time within an exam like situation. Please bring along your chosen past paper and authorised materials (e.g. approved calculator) for your chosen exam. Select past papers will be provided on the day for the following subjects: Legal Studies, Studies of Religion, Business Studies, Ancient History, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
Note: Library staff will not be evaluating the completed exam, students are instead encouraged to have it reviewed at by a suitable teacher or tutor.
When: Monday, 19 September Where: Concord LibraryTime: 4.20-7.30pm For: HSC Students Cost: Free Bookings: Essential, due to limited capacity. Book online or contact Concord Library on 9911 6210.
City of Canada Bay Libraries are again hosting Study More events for students in the lead up to exams.
What is a Study More?
Study More is an event where the Library is closed to the general public, allowing only HSC students (Years 11 and 12) to access the space for extended hours.
Pizza and treats are offered during the night plus a potential appearance from the HSC good luck fairy! Study More @ Concord Library When: Saturday, 8 October Time: 4-8pm Bookings: Essential, due to limited capacity. Book online or call Concord Library on 9911 6210.When: Wednesday, 12 October Time: 7.30-9pm Bookings: Essential, due to limited capacity. Book online or call Concord Library on 9911 6210.Study More @ Five Dock Library
When: Monday, 10 October Time: 7.30-9pm
Bookings: Essential, due to limited capacity. Book online or call Five Dock Library on 9911 6310.
Please note: Students participating in the Study More programs are free to leave the designated space at any time and library staff are not liable for students once they leave the program.
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.
If you require a new chat session, please refresh your browser