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Socks for Centenary

Wednesday 01 April to Saturday 18 April 2015

During World War I, the Red Cross initiated knitting socks for the troops. As a tribute, the City of Sydney is encouraging people to knit a pair of socks, following the Red Cross 1914 pattern and send them to be a part of ‘Socks for Centenary’

Chinese Rhymetime @ Haymarket library

Wednesday 01 April to Friday 03 April 2015

Chinese Rhymetime is an animated sing-along session in Mandarin for babies and toddlers. Both sessions support language, literacy development and school readiness as well as providing a wonderful experience in sharing cultures.

Stuffed, Stitched & Studied: What is taxidermy? TALK @ Glebe Library

Tuesday 07 April 2015

Macleay Museum entomologist *Rob Blackman* gives an illustrated talk on why scientists use taxidermy for studies, and now taxidermists preserve animals in the past. Followed by a felting craft workshop.

3D digger's hat @ Glebe Library

Wednesday 08 April 2015

Join the Glebe Library staff for a session making a 3D Digger's Hat.

Late Night Library: Beyond Music

Wednesday 08 April 2015

Leading Australian guitarist, Karin Schaupp, will explore recent collaborations with writers that have pushed her ‘beyond music’.

Easter Eggstavaganza @ Customs House Library

Wednesday 08 April 2015

Visit Customs House Library for our annual Easter Eggstavaganza. Hear stories, do a craft and join in the fun of our Easter Egg hunt in the library.

ANZACS LEGO Light Horse display & Freeplay LEGO @ Customs House Library

Wednesday 08 April to Thursday 09 April 2015

A LEGO diorama of the 4th Light Horse Regiment will be displayed as part of the ANZAC commemorations at Customs House and Waterloo Libraries.

Creative Glebe: ANZAC Bridge Anniversary

Thursday 09 April 2015

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the ANZAC bridge as well as the centenary of WWI and the ANZAC legend. Join sculptor Alan Somerville as we celebrate this Sydney icon.

Science 101 @ Haymarket Library

Friday 10 April 2015

Encourage young scientists with this popular school holiday science session. You'll use ingredients from the kitchen cupboard to make a slime and a lava lamp for home.

Unpuzzled! @ Waterloo Library

Saturday 11 April 2015

Intrigued by cryptic crosswords but unsure where to begin? Cryptic crosswords are an addictive blend of humour, codes and wordplay. Join cryptic addict Patra as she navigates you through this unfamiliar landscape.