Kings Cross Library

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City of Sydney libraries –
closure notice

All branches will be closed on Friday 21 October for a staff development day.

You can still return books at the after-hours return chute. All branches will re-open as normal on Saturday 22 October.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Local legend

Kings Cross Library has a long local history. It was established in 1959 and opened on its current site in 2004. Today it opens 7 days a week.

To become a member complete an online application or fill out a form when you next visit. It is free to join if you are a NSW resident.

Opening hours

  • Monday and Tuesday: 10am to 7pm
  • Wednesday to Friday: 10am to 6pm
  • Saturday: 10am to 4pm
  • Sunday: 11am to 4pm

Features

As well as its constantly changing collection of books, CDs and DVDs, Kings Cross Library offers locals:

  • free wireless internet
  • public access computer
  • scanning, printing and photocopying facilities
  • daily newspapers
  • a wide collection of newspapers and magazines
  • weekly rhyme and storytimes

Readers' group

The Kings Cross Library readers' group is still establishing numbers and is currently looking for new members. The group meets on the second Saturday of the month from 1.30pm to 3pm in the audio visual area on the first floor. All are welcome to join.

Loans, returns and renewals

Renewals are available online (with your library card number) or you can send an email to library@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au. You can also telephone or drop in to the branch.


Contacts

Kings Cross Library
Level 1, 50–52 Darlinghurst Road
Kings Cross NSW 2011
02 9246 4530

  • What’s on
  • Book Club at Kings Cross Library
    Saturday 8 October 2016
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    Join a book club for a friendly discussion of literature of all kinds.

    Our monthly club, held at Kings Cross Library, cover a range of genres, including award winners, contemporary and classic fiction, poetry, historical fiction, crime novels, biographies and quarterly essays.

    Among other titles, the Kings Cross book club will be looking at The Fixer by Joseph Finder, Flesh Wounds by Richard Glover, and This House of Grief by Helen Garner in the coming months.

    This group meets the second Saturday of the month.

    Bookings not required.

    Kings Cross Library
    Saturday 14 May 2016 from 1.30pm to 3pm
    Saturday 11 June 2016 from 1.30pm to 3pm
    Saturday 9 July 2016 from 1.30pm to 3pm
    Saturday 13 August 2016 from 1.30pm to 3pm
    Saturday 10 September 2016 from 1.30pm to 3pm
    Saturday 8 October 2016 from 1.30pm to 3pm
    Saturday 12 November 2016 from 1.30pm to 3pm
    Saturday 10 December 2016 from 1.30pm to 3pm
  • Storytime @ Kings Cross
    Wednesday 12 October 2016
  • Event details

    Storytime is a fun session of storytelling and craft for pre-schoolers that fosters an early love of reading and develops literacy skills and social interaction in readiness for school.

    Suitable for 3 to 5 year olds.

    Bookings are not required but session numbers are limited so please ensure you arrive early to secure your place.

    There are no sessions during NSW school or public holidays.

    Kings Cross Library
    Wednesdays, 11am to 11.45am

    Wednesday 3 February to Wednesday 14 December 2016

    Except Wednesday 13 April, Wednesday 20 April, Wednesday 6 July, Wednesday 13 July, Wednesday 28 September and Wednesday 5 October

  • Rhymetime @ Kings Cross
    Wednesday 12 October 2016
  • Event details

    Rhymetime is a lapsit program for babies that combines rhymes, music, singing and puppets to develop early literacy skills.

    For 0-2 year olds.

    Session numbers are limited. Please arrive early to ensure your place.

    No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

    Kings Cross Library
    Wednesdays, 10am to 10.30am

    Wednesday 3 February to Wednesday 14 December 2016

    Except Wednesday 13 April, Wednesday 20 April, Wednesday 6 July, Wednesday 13 July, Wednesday 28 September and Wednesday 5 October

    No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

  • Pine Street Taster Series: Introduction to Printmaking
    Saturday 15 October 2016
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    Take a crash course in printmaking at Kings Cross Library. In this special two hour introductory workshop presented by Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, you’ll get hands on to learn the basics of relief printing from experienced tutors. Explore line, colour and layering and experiment with hand tools and different techniques to create simple mono-prints using scratchboards and soft lino.

    Workshop participants must be 18 years and over.
    All materials are provided.
    Limited places are available as this is a small group workshop. Bookings are essential.
    Cost: $15 per participant.

    Visit cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/pinestreet for details of their full range of courses for adults, kids and teens.

    Kings Cross Library
    Saturday 15 October 2016 from 10am to 12pm
  • Authors up the Cross: The Chaser's Australia
    Tuesday 18 October 2016
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    Booked out.

    Missed out on a ticket? Come along and join our ‘walk up’ queue on the night – we open all empty seats 5 minutes before the event starts. Hope to see you there!

    Come and meet The Chaser writers and presenters, Mark Humphries and Chris Taylor, as they share hilarious stories from their extraordinary new guide to Australia.

    The Chaser’s Australia is the latest project from one of Australia’s best-loved comedy groups, known for their award-winning TV shows and satirical magazine.

    This side-splitting volume is a comprehensive guide to the culture, history, politics, religion fashion, media (and the few remaining footy heroes not currently facing criminal charges) that have made Australia ‘one of the Top 196 countries in the world today’. ‘Featuring fewer facts than an Andrew Bolt column,’ it’s ‘the perfect companion to a proper book about Australia.’

    Join the fun as Mark and Chris delight us with the highlights from their ‘100% error-free guide to Austria’, in this free event as part of our popular Authors Up the Cross series.

    We’ve programmed a series of monthly author talks, created in partnership with the much-loved Potts Point Bookshop. We let the writers do the talking as we hear from a lively mix of the best local, emerging and best-selling authors.

    Bookings are recommended.

    Kings Cross Library
    Tuesday 18 October 2016 from 6.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Pine Street Taster Series: Introduction to Drawing
    Saturday 12 November 2016
  • Book now

    Unlock the secrets of drawing at Kings Cross Library. In this special two hour introductory workshop presented by Pine Street Creative Art Centre, you’ll learn the fundamentals of drawing through a series of short exercises. Using a still life arrangement participants will learn about line, tone and contour and work with a range of drawing materials including pencil and charcoal. You will be guided by a professional artist and tutor to build your creative confidence and learn new drawing skills.

    Workshop participants must be 18 years and over.
    All materials are provided.
    Limited places are available as this is a small group workshop. Bookings are essential.
    Cost: $15 per participant.

    Visit cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/pinestreet for details of their full range of courses for adults, kids and teens.

    Kings Cross Library
    Saturday 12 November 2016 from 10am to 12am
  • Authors up the Cross: David Hunt
    Tuesday 15 November 2016
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    Seriously funny historian David Hunt is at it again. Come and meet him as he shares hilarious stories and hidden truths from Australia’s forgotten past as revealed in his latest book, True Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia.

    Join David on a thrilling journey to Australia’s Wild South – home to hardy pioneers, gun-slinging bushrangers, confused explorers and an awful lot of sheep. Meet an unforgettable cast of Australian legends, including:

    • Thomas Davey, the hard-drinking Tasmanian governor who invented the Blow My Skull cocktail
    • Captain Moonlite, Australia’s most famous LGBTI bushranger
    • The extraordinary Harry, the first camel used in Australian exploration, who somehow managed to shoot his owner dead.

    Learn how the death of Truganini, an Aboriginal woman from Tasmania inspired the Martian invasion of Earth. Discover the role of Hall and Oates in the Myall Creek Massacre. And be reminded why you should never, ever smoke with the Wild Colonial Boy and Mad Dan Morgan. True Girt is the follow-up to Hunt’s award-winning Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia.

    We’ve programmed a series of monthly author talks, created in partnership with the much-loved Potts Point Bookshop. We let the writers do the talking as we hear from a lively mix of the best local, emerging and best-selling authors.

    Bookings are recommended.

    Kings Cross Library
    Tuesday 15 November 2016 from 6.30pm to 7.30pm

Last updated: Tuesday, 20 September 2016