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Christmas Giving Trees - a charity initiative with St Vincent de Paul

Join in the real spirit of Christmas by bringing donations of non-perishable food items, new toiletries and toys to Concord Library, Five Dock Library or Council's Civic Centre in Drummoyne. All items will be donated to and distributed by the five local St Vincent de Paul Society Conferences to help those in need. Donations can be made from 1 December until 10am on Monday, 19 December.

A Christmas Carol: read by Geoff Usher

You are invited to a public reading by Geoff Usher of the Charles Dickens novel, 'A Christmas Carol' from 1.30-3.30pm on Sunday, 4 December at Concord Library. Geoff is a former teacher and professional actor and an Unitarian minister and has presented this event for many years at various churches in Sydney. A gold coin donation will be accepted for St Vincent de Paul society.

Please book online or call Concord Library on 9911 6210. 

The Learning Space will be opening soon at The Connection Rhodes!

The Learning Space at the new community precinct in Rhodes, will be up and running on Tuesday, 3 January 2017. We will be kicking off with a full program of our popular school holiday programs for 8-12 year olds in electronics, robots, music, photography, coding and video.

Operated by City of Canada Bay Libraries, The Learning Space provides a vibrant and welcoming space to play, learn, meet and work. The staff and facilities support learning, creativity, innovation, and community. The facilities include high speed Wi-Fi, printing, 3D printing, A0 plotter, die cutter, sound recording and rehearsal capabilities, photography and video studio equipment, robotics and electronics. It features large scale artworks by internationally acclaimed artist Lu Xinjian in the Open Space.

The Digital Gallery is Sydney's newest exhibition space for video, sound, and digital art. It features a fantastic digital art presentation wall with eight large screen LCD panels, an AV presentation projection wall, and an integrated sound system. Watch this space as we present work by some of Australia's premier media artists in a program curated by dLux Media Arts, alongside work created by our own community. 

To celebrate the opening, The Connection will host an open day on Saturday, 21 January 2017 and we will welcome everyone in the community to join a full day of programs, activities and entertainment. For more information about the precinct, school holiday programs, ticketed workshops, free family drop-in activities and the big open day, please visit: theconnectionrhodes.com.au

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Hours over Christmas/New Year

23 December .......... 9.30am-12noon
24-27 December .................... closed
28-30 December ......... 9.30am-5pm
31 Dec-2 Jan 2017 ................ closed

Justice of Peace Services
Concord: last JP service on 19 Dec and re-commence on 9 Jan 2017.

Five Dock: last JP service on 21 Dec and recommence on 11 Jan 2017.

2016 Public Holidays

Concord and Five Dock libraries will be closed on public holidays:
Australia Day         - 26 January
Easter                     - 25-28 March
Anzac Day              - 25 April
Queen's Birthday  - 13 June
Labour Day            -   3 October
Christmas Day      - 25 December
Boxing Day             - 26 December
Additional Holiday - 27 December

Volunteer - Duke of Edinburgh

A range of volunteering opportunities are available at the Libraries, Five Dock Leisure Centre and in Bushcare for Duke of Edinburgh Award participants. For more information check out the brochure.

Donations to Libraries

Library's Donations Policy has been revised. Donations of books are accepted if they are current, in good condition, meet the criteria for selection and published within the last two years. DVDs and any audio visual material are not accepted as donations.

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