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Featured events

Socks for Centenary

Thursday 27 November 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’

Finnegan's Fortnight: Dublin - a City of Stories, Poets and Song

Thursday 27 November 2014

The city of Dublin has inspired centuries of music from sweet Molly Malone’s wheel-barrow to Dublin in the Rare Ould Times. Join us for this special event as you’re treated to an evening of talk and musical performances, as we explore this unique city.

Laneway Learning in the Library: Paper Christmas Wreath Making @ Surry Hills Library

Thursday 27 November 2014

The festive season is upon us. Join us for a craftyevening of paper Christmas wreath making.

The Bluffers Guide to Cinema: Queer Films Now! @ Kings Cross Library

Friday 28 November 2014

An illustrated discussion with Sydney Film Festival Director, Nashen Moodley and Mardi Gras Film Festival Director, Paul Struthers. They will explore coming out, gay marriage, bisexuality, graphic sex and trans-gender issues in queer cinema

My Website and Me @ Customs House Library

Friday 28 November 2014

Join the geeks from EmpireOne for these sessions on understanding cloud computing. Get right into using cloud based email, contact lists and document back up, so that you can try it at home.

Blogging 101 @ Ultimo Library

Saturday 29 November 2014

A blog is an online journal--an interactive public tool for documenting or discussing any topic on the web. Learn how to set up a free blog, customise your blog, and get started sharing your insight with the world!

Architecture on Show- Architecture and Community @ Surry Hills Library

Saturday 29 November 2014

Rachel Neeson formed Neeson Murcutt Architects with her late partner Nicholas Murcutt in 2004. Rachel’s talk will focus on community projects, including the recently completed Prince Alfred Park Pool.

Celebrations with Catrina Hyland @ Newtown Library

Monday 01 December 2014

Come join Catrina Hyland and celebrate! We all love to celebrate, but the ways and the symbols we use to do this can be very different.

Christmas Craft @ Glebe Library

Wednesday 03 December 2014

Make a clever and cute snowdome wonderland at our christmas craft session.

Bling it on for Christmas @ Surry Hills Library

Thursday 04 December 2014

Join your local library craft nuts for an evening of hi-brow, lo-fi craft action. Walk away with your very own something to hang up and feel proud of this Christmas.