Kids and teens

Kids and teens

  • What’s on
  • Tuesday Rock 'n Rhyme @ Glebe
    Tuesday 21 November 2017
  • Event details

    Rock ‘n Rhyme is for toddlers who are ready for action with music, rhymes, movement and stories but too wiggly for Storytime.

    For 2-3 year olds.

    Join us on Tuesdays at 10.15am.

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

    No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

    Glebe Library
    Tuesdays, 10.15am to 10.45pm

    Tuesday 31 January to Tuesday 12 December 2017

    Except Tuesday 11 April, Tuesday 18 April, Anzac Day, Tuesday 4 July, Tuesday 11 July, Tuesday 26 September and Tuesday 3 October

  • Bi-lingual Storytime @ Ultimo
    Tuesday 21 November 2017
  • Book now

    Come along to our bi-lingual Storytime. It’s a fun session of storytelling, rhymes, music, singing and craft activities for preschoolers. Stories are read aloud in both English and Mandarin to support literacy development, foster a love of reading, nurture Mandarin language and provide a wonderful cultural exchange.

    Suitable for 3-5 year olds.

    Bookings are not required, but session numbers are limited.

    Please arrive early to ensure your place.

    There are no sessions during NSW school or public holidays.

    Ultimo Library
    Tuesdays, 11am to 11.45am

    Tuesday 14 March to Tuesday 12 December 2017

    Except Tuesday 11 April, Tuesday 18 April, Anzac Day, Tuesday 4 July, Tuesday 11 July, Tuesday 26 September and Tuesday 3 October

  • Storytime @ Glebe
    Tuesday 21 November 2017
  • 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.

    Glebe Library
    Tuesdays, 11am to 11.45am

    Tuesday 31 January to Tuesday 12 December 2017

    Except Tuesday 11 April, Tuesday 18 April, Anzac Day, Tuesday 4 July, Tuesday 11 July, Tuesday 26 September and Tuesday 3 October

  • Rhymetime @ Glebe
    Tuesday 21 November 2017
  • Event details

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

    For 0-2 year olds.

    There are two sessions each week:

    Tuesdays: 9.30am-10am and 1.30pm-2pm

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

    No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

    Glebe Library
    Tuesdays, 9.30am to 10am

    Tuesday 31 January to Tuesday 12 December 2017

    Except Tuesday 11 April, Tuesday 18 April, Anzac Day, Tuesday 4 July, Tuesday 11 July, Tuesday 26 September and Tuesday 3 October

  • Rhymetime @ Green Square
    Wednesday 22 November 2017
  • 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.

    Two sessions available:
    10am – 10.25am
    11am – 11.25am

    Each session is limited to 50 participants. Please arrive early to ensure your place.

    No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

    Green Square Library
    Wednesdays, 10am to 11.25am

    Wednesday 1 February to Wednesday 13 December 2017

    Except Wednesday 12 April, Wednesday 19 April, Wednesday 5 July, Wednesday 12 July, Wednesday 27 September and Wednesday 4 October

    2 sessions, 10am and 11am

  • Storytime @ Kings Cross
    Wednesday 22 November 2017
  • 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 15 March to Wednesday 13 December 2017

    Except Wednesday 12 April, Wednesday 19 April, Wednesday 5 July, Wednesday 12 July, Wednesday 27 September and Wednesday 4 October

  • Rhymetime @ Kings Cross
    Wednesday 22 November 2017
  • 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 15 March to Wednesday 13 December 2017

    Except Wednesday 12 April, Wednesday 19 April, Wednesday 5 July, Wednesday 12 July, Wednesday 27 September and Wednesday 4 October

    No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

  • Storytime @ Ultimo
    Thursday 23 November 2017
  • 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.

    Ultimo Library
    Thursdays, 11am to 11.45am

    Thursday 16 March to Thursday 14 December 2017

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

    No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

  • Storytime @ Surry Hills
    Thursday 23 November 2017
  • 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.

    Surry Hills Library
    Thursdays, 11am to 11.45am

    Thursday 2 February to Thursday 14 December 2017

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

  • Rhymetime @ Ultimo
    Thursday 23 November 2017
  • 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.

    Ultimo Library
    Thursdays, 10am to 10.30am

    Thursday 16 March to Thursday 14 December 2017

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

    No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

  • Rhymetime @ Surry Hills
    Thursday 23 November 2017
  • 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.

    Surry Hills Library
    Thursdays, 10am to 10.30am

    Thursday 2 February to Thursday 14 December 2017

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

  • Rhymetime in Mandarin @ Haymarket
    Friday 24 November 2017
  • Event details

    Come along to our animated sing-a-long session for babies and toddlers.

    Songs and rhymes are sung in Mandarin to support literacy development, nurture Mandarin language and provide a wonderful cultural exchange.

    For 0-2 year olds.

    Bookings are not required, but session numbers are limited so be sure to arrive early to secure your place.

    Haymarket Library
    Fridays, 10am to 10.30am

    Friday 17 February to Friday 15 December 2017

    Except Friday 21 April, Friday 7 July, Friday 14 July, Friday 29 September and Friday 6 October

  • Bi-lingual Storytime @ Haymarket
    Friday 24 November 2017
  • Event details

    Come along to our bi-lingual Storytime. It’s a fun session of storytelling, rhymes, music, singing and craft activities for preschoolers. Stories are read aloud in both English and Mandarin to support literacy development, foster a love of reading, nurture Mandarin language and provide a wonderful cultural exchange.

    Suitable for 3-5 year olds.

    Bookings are not required, but session numbers are limited.

    Please arrive early to ensure your place.

    There are no sessions during NSW school or public holidays.

    Haymarket Library
    Fridays, 11am to 11.45am

    Friday 17 February to Friday 15 December 2017

    Except Friday 21 April, Friday 7 July, Friday 14 July, Friday 29 September and Friday 6 October

  • Friday Rock 'n Rhyme @ Glebe
    Friday 24 November 2017
  • Event details

    Rock ‘n Rhyme is for toddlers who are ready for action with music, rhymes, movement and stories but too wiggly for Storytime.

    For 2-3 year olds.

    Join us on Fridays at 1.30pm.

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

    No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

    Glebe Library
    Fridays, 1.30pm to 2pm

    Friday 3 February to Friday 15 December 2017

    Except Friday 21 April, Friday 7 July, Friday 14 July, Friday 29 September and Friday 6 October

  • Storytime @ Green Square
    Friday 24 November 2017
  • 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.

    Sessions are held in the Children’s section of the library.

    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.

    Green Square Library
    Fridays, 11am to 11.45am

    Friday 3 February to Friday 15 December 2017

    Except Friday 21 April, Friday 7 July, Friday 14 July, Friday 29 September and Friday 6 October

  • Rhymetime @ Waterloo
    Friday 24 November 2017
  • Event details

    Rhymetime is a lap sit 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.

    Waterloo Library
    Fridays, 10am to 10.30am

    Friday 3 February to Friday 15 December 2017

    Except Friday 21 April, Friday 7 July, Friday 14 July, Friday 29 September and Friday 6 October

  • Storytime @ Waterloo
    Friday 24 November 2017
  • 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.

    Waterloo Library
    Fridays, 11am to 11.45am

    Friday 3 February to Friday 15 December 2017

    Except Friday 21 April, Friday 7 July, Friday 14 July, Friday 29 September and Friday 6 October

  • Rhymetime in Mandarin @ Green Square
    Monday 27 November 2017
  • Event details

    Come along to our animated sing-a-long session for babies and toddlers.

    Songs and rhymes are sung in Mandarin to support literacy development, nurture Mandarin language and provide a wonderful cultural exchange.

    For 0-2 year olds.

    Bookings are not required, but session numbers are limited to 50 participants so be sure to arrive early to secure your place.

    No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

    Green Square Library
    Mondays, 10am to 10.30am

    Monday 30 January to Monday 11 December 2017

    Except Monday 10 April, Monday 24 April, Monday 3 July, Monday 10 July and Monday 25 September

  • Rhymetime @ Newtown
    Monday 27 November 2017
  • Event details

    Rhymetime is a lapsit program for babies that combine 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.

    Unfortunately, Newtown Library’s Gallery is not wheelchair accessible. We apologise for this inconvenience.

    Newtown Library
    Mondays, 10am to 10.30am

    Monday 13 March to Monday 11 December 2017

    Except Monday 10 April, Monday 24 April, Monday 3 July, Monday 10 July, Monday 17 July and Monday 25 September

    No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

  • Maker and creator workshops: 8-12 years Surry Hills
    Monday 27 November 2017
  • Event details

    Your creative brain will be in great company at our hands-on after-school making sessions. You’ll get to play and create with the latest robotic toys and digital and electronic gadgets. There are 4 workshops to build different digital and making skills suitable for kids 8 to 12 years old.

    Make your own record player: Monday 16 October
    With just a pin, two coins and a manila folder, kids will get to make their own record player. They’ll get to test their creation and play tunes using our old vinyl records.

    Paper circuits: Monday 30 October
    In this session we’ll be exploring paper circuits with switches that turn LED lights on and off. Kids will get to make an origami jumping frog and a cat, both with eyes that light up.

    Ozobot map challenge: Monday 13 November
    Kids will use our Ozobot robots to code their way around a historical map of Sydney. Each Ozobot represents a historic character from the city, allowing kids to step back in time and follow their path. This activity was developed as part of the Our City: 175 Years in 175 Objects exhibition curated by the City Curator, City Archivist and City Historian.

    Spheros robots: Monday 27 November
    We’re bringing our crowd favourite robotic balls back for another session. Young kids will have fun learning about coding with the world’s first app-enabled robotic ball. They’ll get to navigate their Sphero robot through some Christmas themed obstacle courses and challenges.

    Sessions are free and run for 1 hour. Bookings are essential as places are limited.

    Parents or guardians are required to stay during the session.

    Surry Hills Library
    Fortnightly on Mondays, 4pm to 5pm

    Monday 16 October to Monday 27 November 2017

  • Bi-lingual Storytime @ Green Square
    Monday 27 November 2017
  • Book now

    Come along to our bi-lingual Storytime. It’s a fun session of storytelling, rhymes, music, singing and craft activities for preschoolers. Stories are read aloud in both English and Mandarin to support literacy development, foster a love of reading, nurture Mandarin language and provide a wonderful cultural exchange.

    Suitable for 3-5 year olds.

    Bookings are not required, but session numbers are limited to 50 participants per session.

    Please arrive early to ensure your place.

    There are no sessions during NSW school or public holidays.

    Green Square Library
    Mondays, 11am to 11.45pm

    Monday 30 January to Monday 11 December 2017

    Except Monday 10 April, Monday 24 April, Monday 3 July, Monday 10 July, Monday 17 July and Monday 25 September

  • Storytime @ Newtown
    Monday 27 November 2017
  • 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.

    Newtown Library
    Mondays, 11am to 11.45am

    Monday 13 March to Monday 11 December 2017

    Except Monday 10 April, Monday 24 April, Monday 3 July, Monday 10 July, Monday 17 July and Monday 25 September

  • Maker and creator workshops: 8-12 years Newtown
    Tuesday 28 November 2017
  • Event details

    Your creative brain will be in great company at our hands-on after-school making sessions. You’ll get to play and create with the latest robotic toys and digital and electronic gadgets. There are 4 workshops to build different digital and making skills suitable for kids 8 to 12 years old.

    Circuits and sensors: Tuesday 17 October
    Kids will get to combine our littleBits electronic building blocks with sensors and motors to create fun electrical circuits.

    Sphero maze challenge: Tuesday 31 October
    Young kids will have fun learning about coding with the world’s first app-enabled robotic ball. They’ll get hands-on with their own Sphero ball to navigate mazes and complete challenges.

    Ozobot map challenge: Tuesday 14 November
    Kids will use our Ozobot robots to code their way around a historical map of Sydney. Each Ozobot represents a historic character from the city, allowing kids to step back in time and follow their path. This activity was developed as part of the Our City: 175 Years in 175 Objects major exhibition curated by the City Curator, City Archivist and City Historian.

    Chain reaction Christmas: Tuesday 28 November
    Use different objects, circuits and bits and pieces like dominoes and marbles to make your own over-engineered contraption with a Christmas theme.

    Sessions are free and run for 1 hour. Bookings are essential.

    Parents or guardians are required to stay during the session.

    Newtown Library
    Fortnightly on Tuesdays, 4pm to 5pm

    Tuesday 17 October to Tuesday 28 November 2017

  • Maker and creator workshops: 8-12 years Glebe
    Wednesday 29 November 2017
  • Event details

    Your creative brain will be in great company at our hands-on after-school making sessions. You’ll get to play and create with the latest robotic toys and digital and electronic gadgets. There are 4 workshops to build different digital and making skills suitable for kids 8 to 12 years old.

    Make your own record player: Wednesday 18 October
    With just a pin, two coins and a manila folder, kids will get to make their own record player. They’ll get to test their creation and play tunes using our old vinyl records.

    Paper circuits: Wednesday 1 November
    In this session, we’ll be exploring paper circuits with switches that turn LED lights on and off. Kids will get to make an origami jumping frog and a cat, both with eyes that light up.

    Ozobot map challenge: Wednesday 15 November
    Kids will use our Ozobot robots to code their way around a historical map of Sydney. Each Ozobot represents a historic character from the city, allowing kids to step back in time and follow their path. This activity was developed as part of the Our City: 175 Years in 175 Objects exhibition curated by the City Curator, City Archivist and City Historian.

    Spheros robots: Wednesday 29 November
    We’re bringing our crowd favourite robotic balls back for another session. Young kids will have fun learning about coding with the world’s first app-enabled robotic ball. They’ll get to navigate their Sphero robot through some Christmas themed obstacle courses and challenges.

    Sessions are free and run for 1 hour. Bookings are essential as places are limited.

    Parents or guardians are required to stay during the session.

    Glebe Library
    Fortnightly on Wednesdays, 4pm to 5pm

    Wednesday 18 October to Wednesday 29 November 2017

  • Maker and creator workshops: 8-12 years Ultimo
    Thursday 30 November 2017
  • Event details

    Your creative brain will be in great company at our hands-on after-school making sessions. There are 4 workshops to build different digital and making skills suitable for kids 8 to 12 years old.

    Squishy circuits: Thursday 19 October
    Science meets invention, as kids get to turn up their creativity and imagine their own illuminated creature to life. They’ll get squishy with conductive play dough and light up their own creation with LEDs.

    Paper circuits: Thursday 2 November
    Kids will get to fashion their own electrical circuits on paper and illuminate their drawings with little lights.

    Ozobot map challenge: Thursday 16 November
    Kids will use our Ozobot robots to code their way around a historical map of Sydney. Each Ozobot represents a historic character from the city, allowing kids to step back in time and follow their path. This activity was developed as part of the Our City: 175 Years in 175 Objects major exhibition curated by the City Curator, City Archivist and City Historian.

    Wind tube: Thursday 30 November
    Kids will get to make their own flying machine from recycled materials and watch it soar in our special wind tube.

    Sessions are free and run for 1 hour. Bookings are essential.

    Parents or guardians are required to stay during the session.

    Ultimo Library
    Fortnightly on Thursdays, 4pm to 5pm

    Thursday 19 October to Thursday 30 November 2017

  • Makerspace day
    Saturday 2 December 2017
  • Book now

    Come and road-test robotic gadgets from our makerspace collection. Get hands-on with some of our favourite maker and creator activities. Pre-schoolers will also love a special storytime performance from Matriark Theatre.

    Program

    Downstairs
    12.30pm – 1.30pm: Edison robots and Lego (drop-in activity)
    All day: chain reaction machine (drop-in activity)

    Upstairs
    12pm – 12.30pm: Cubettos story time
    12.30pm – 1pm: Matriark Theatre performance of There is a Tribe of Kids
    1.30pm – 2.30pm: Sphero robotic balls (drop-in activity)
    End: 3pm

    Matriark Theatre – Waterloo Library Artists in Residence
    Matriark Theatre presents Flights of Fancy. The original interpretation of the children’s story, There Is a Tribe of Kids, is adapted from the book by Lane Smith, published by Roaring Brook Press.

    For ages 3+
    Cubetto is a playful wooden robot helping kids discover programming through storytelling and collaboration. Using a hands-on, block-based programming language, it’s the first coding toy to work without a screen.

    For ages 6+
    Create your own robot with our Edison robots. Compatible with Lego products, attach the bricks to the top and bottom, and the pegs to the sides of the robot.

    Sphero is the world’s first app-enabled robotic ball. Drive the spheros through different obstacles courses or challenge a buddy to a race around a track.

    All ages
    Use different objects and circuits to create your own chain reaction machine. Inspired by the Rube Goldberg machine, engineer a gadget, just like the American inventor. Then, set off the contraption built by the next team and become part of a wider project.

    This free event is suitable for families and anyone keen to try out our new makerspace collection available to borrow in December. Bookings are essential – it’s first in best dressed. Parents or guardians will need to accompany children.

    Waterloo Library is wheelchair friendly.

    Waterloo Library
    Saturday 2 December 2017 from 12pm to 3pm
  • Maker and creator workshops: 5-8 years
    Monday 4 December 2017
  • Event details

    Your creative brain will be in great company at our hands-on after-school making sessions. You’ll get to play and create with the latest robotic toys and digital and electronic gadgets. There are 4 workshops to build different digital and making skills suitable for kids 5 to 8 years old.

    Make your own record player: Monday 23 October
    With just a pin, two coins and a manila folder, kids will get to make their own record player. They’ll get to test their creation and play tunes using our old vinyl records.

    Paper circuits: Monday 6 November
    In this session, we’ll be exploring paper circuits with switches that turn LED lights on and off. Kids will get to make a cat with eyes that light up.

    Ozobot map challenge: Monday 20 November
    Kids will use our Ozobot robots to code their way around a historical map of Sydney. Each Ozobot represents a historic character from the city, allowing kids to step back in time and follow their path. This activity was developed as part of the Our City: 175 Years in 175 Objects exhibition curated by the City Curator, City Archivist and City Historian.

    Spheros robots: Monday 4 December
    We’re bringing our crowd favourite robotic balls back for another session. Young kids will have fun learning about coding with the world’s first app-enabled robotic ball. They’ll get to navigate their Sphero robot through some Christmas themed obstacle courses and challenges.

    Sessions are free and run for 1 hour. Bookings are essential as places are limited.

    Parents or guardians are required to stay during the session.

    Surry Hills Library
    Fortnightly on Mondays, 4pm to 5pm

    Monday 23 October to Monday 4 December 2017

  • Political Children: Performance & workshop
    Friday 8 December 2017
  • Event details

    Presented by the City of Sydney in partnership with Spark Youth Theatre and Inner West Council.

    City of Sydney Library is giving high school students unique opportunities to explore politics and find their own voice through performance.

    In 2014, the Abbott government committed a small amount of federal funding to an anti-bullying program known as Safe Schools. In 2015, the program was investigated and a political storm brewed. Funding was abandoned a year later. Now, in 2017, Safe Schools has been left dead in the water.

    Using Hansard transcripts, newspaper articles and online content, this timely piece of theatre asks, What sparked this reaction? Who will it affect? And won’t somebody please think of the children!

    Political Children shines a magnifying glass on the still-raging Safe Schools debate, now set against the postal survey on same-sex marriage. This humorous, yet hard-hitting production is written and directed by Felicity Nicol in collaboration with the young cast.

    “A deep exploration into the complex social aspects of sexual and gender diversity… [with] teenagers full of gumption.” – Suzy Goes See.

    3 performances:

    Workshop: For the record
    From books and blogs to newspapers and news feeds, we float in a sea of recorded histories. Learn how to dive beneath the surface examining what’s been said in the past to have your say about the future.

    Join Felicity Nicol and create your own performance that combines personal and political words, posts and tweets to explore issues you’re passionate about. No prior theatre experience is necessary.

    2 workshop times:

    This free event is suitable for ages 13 and over. The workshop is for high school students only. Parents wanting to attend the performance with their children are welcome.

    Customs House Library
    Friday 8 December 2017 from 7pm to 8pm
    Saturday 9 December 2017 from 3pm to 7pm
    Sunday 10 December 2017 from 2pm to 6pm