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Featured events

Socks for Centenary

Friday 27 February 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’

calligraphy demonstrations @ surry hills library

Friday 27 February 2015

Skilled artists from the Australian Chinese Artists’ Society demonstrate the beautiful art of calligraphy.

Rice Paper Art Workshops @ Customs House Library

Saturday 28 February 2015

Join artist Lillian Lai as she guides two very special rice paper art workshops for Chinese New Year – the year of the Sheep.

Architecture on Show: Architecture as a Practice of Seeing @ Surry Hills Library

Saturday 28 February 2015

Amelia Holliday and Isabelle Toland of Aileen Sage Architects will present a range of projects, including an alternative proposal for the resurgent William Street East Sydney/Darlinghurst precinct.

Crafternoon @ Newtown Library

Monday 02 March 2015

Join the Newtown library staff for a fun afternoon of art or craft.

MakerSpace @ Surry Hills Library

Monday 02 March 2015

Create, make and learn at the Surry Hills Library in our monthly afternoon "maker" sessions.

Artful crafters @ Glebe Library

Tuesday 03 March 2015

Join the Glebe Library staff for an afternoon of artful crafting.

Socks for Centenary: Knitting Workshops

Friday 27 February to Thursday 05 March 2015


How Easy Was That? @ Surry Hills Library

Tuesday 10 March 2015

Join local librarians and amateur bakers Paul & Kathy who will be demonstrating how easy and cheap it is to make quick and tasty treats.

uke 'n' Roll Nights @ Newtown library

Wednesday 11 March 2015

Tune your voices, harmonise your ukuleles and join in our workshops with local legend and raconteur Dennis Aubrey.