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Featured events

Socks for Centenary

Saturday 31 January 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’

Art at the Cross: Drawing with Charcoal @ Kings Cross Library

Saturday 31 January 2015

This workshop will explore both basic mark-making, compositional techniques and toning. Students will learn to combine their skills and imagination to create unexpected works of art.

Excel Basics @ Surry Hills Library

Tuesday 03 February 2015

Learn to use Microsoft Excel 2007 to create spreadsheets - an easy way to create budgets, manage lists, or track data. Good mouse, keyboard and computer skills required.

Facebook 101 @ Surry Hills Library

Tuesday 03 February 2015

Learn the basics of joining, creating posts, uploading photos and maintaining privacy settings on facebook. Your own email address is required.

In Conversation: Engineers without Borders Australia

Thursday 05 February 2015

Engineers without Borders returns to us in 2015 to share stories of the incredible work being undertaken across the globe by some of Australia’s brightest engineers.

Beautiful Minds: Protecting Yourself Online @ Newtown Library

Saturday 07 February 2015

Today’s teens use technology more than ever. Marina will share with you simple steps to protect yourself online.

Art at the Cross: Your Voice in Colour- Drawing with Colour @ Kings Cross Library

Saturday 07 February 2015

Get ready to enter the world of colour. Students will be introduced to markmaking techniques and the delight of using colour.

How Easy Was That? @ Surry Hills Library

Tuesday 10 February 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.

Authors up the Cross: Frank Moorhouse on Australia Under Surveillance @ Kings Cross Library

Tuesday 10 February 2015

ASIO opened a file on writer Frank Moorhouse when he was 17. Now in his 70s, Moorhouse decided to open his own file on the agency and put a spotlight on the government’s increasing intrusion into our privacy.

Inspiring Science: Robots and Breakfast @ Customs House Lirbary

Wednesday 11 February 2015

Can robots help produce breakfast? Dr Cameron Clark, senior research fellow from the University of Sydney, explores the exciting role of robots and technology on Australia’s dairy farms.