Kids and teens

Kids and teens

  • What’s on
  • Rhymetime in Mandarin @ Green Square
    Monday 25 July 2016
  • 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 1 February to Monday 19 December 2016

    Except Easter Monday, Monday 11 April, Monday 18 April, Anzac Day, Queen's Birthday, Monday 4 July, Monday 11 July, Monday 18 July, Monday 26 September and Labour Day

  • Storytime @ Newtown
    Monday 25 July 2016
  • 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 1 February to Monday 19 December 2016

    Except Easter Monday, Monday 11 April, Monday 18 April, Anzac Day, Queen's Birthday, Monday 4 July, Monday 11 July, Monday 26 September and Labour Day

  • Bi-lingual Storytime @ Green Square
    Monday 25 July 2016
  • 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 1 February to Monday 19 December 2016

    Except Easter Monday, Monday 11 April, Monday 18 April, Anzac Day, Queen's Birthday, Monday 4 July, Monday 11 July, Monday 18 July, Monday 26 September and Labour Day

  • Make and Create @ Surry Hills
    Monday 25 July 2016
  • Book now

    Does your child show artistic promise? Our Library run workshops for all types of creative minds.

    One of our inspired library staff will help kids create their very own drawings, paper hats, felt badges, jewellery and more.

    All materials are provided, just bring your imagination.

    For 5-8 year olds.

    Bookings are recommended and there are no sessions during NSW school or public holidays.

    Surry Hills Library
    Mondays, 4pm to 5pm

    Monday 16 May to Monday 12 December 2016

    Except Monday 4 July, Monday 11 July, Monday 18 July and Monday 26 September

  • Rhymetime @ Newtown
    Monday 25 July 2016
  • 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 1 February to Monday 19 December 2016

    Except Easter Monday, Monday 11 April, Monday 18 April, Anzac Day, Queen's Birthday, Monday 4 July, Monday 11 July, Monday 26 September and Labour Day

    No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

  • Storytime @ Glebe
    Tuesday 26 July 2016
  • 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 2 February to Tuesday 20 December 2016

    Except Tuesday 12 April, Tuesday 19 April, Tuesday 26 April, Tuesday 5 July, Tuesday 12 July, Tuesday 27 September and Tuesday 4 October

  • Rhymetime @ Glebe
    Tuesday 26 July 2016
  • 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.

    There are three sessions each week:

    • Tuesdays: 9.30-10am and 1.30-2pm
    • Fridays: 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
    Fridays, 1.30pm to 2pm

    Tuesday 2 February to Tuesday 20 December 2016

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

    No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

  • Lego free play
    Tuesday 26 July 2016
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    Join the club that brings together lovers of one of the world’s favourite toys – Lego!

    Our weekly Lego Club for kids aged 5–10 will inspire creativity, get kids developing their problem solving skills, help them think in three dimensions and more.

    Bring your friends and meet new ones.

    Bookings are not required and all Lego is supplied. This is a free play session but library staff will be on hand to assist.

    No sessions are held during NSW school or public holidays.

    Waterloo Library
    Tuesdays, 3.30pm to 4.30pm

    Tuesday 17 May to Tuesday 13 December 2016

  • Bi-lingual Storytime @ Ultimo
    Tuesday 26 July 2016
  • 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 2 February to Tuesday 20 December 2016

    Except Tuesday 12 April, Tuesday 19 April, Tuesday 26 April, Tuesday 5 July, Tuesday 12 July, Tuesday 27 September and Tuesday 4 October

  • Tuesday Rock ‘n Rhyme @ Glebe
    Tuesday 26 July 2016
  • 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 10.45am

    Tuesday 2 February to Tuesday 20 December 2016

    Except Tuesday 12 April, Tuesday 19 April, Tuesday 26 April, Tuesday 5 July, Tuesday 12 July, Tuesday 27 September and Tuesday 4 October

  • Storytime @ Green Square
    Wednesday 27 July 2016
  • 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.

    Green Square Library
    Wednesdays, 11am to 11.45am

    Wednesday 3 February to Wednesday 14 December 2016

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

  • Rhymetime @ Green Square
    Wednesday 27 July 2016
  • 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 to 50 participants. Please arrive early to ensure your place.

    No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

    Green Square Library
    Wednesdays, 10am to 10.30am

    Wednesday 3 February to Wednesday 14 December 2016

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

    No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

  • Rock 'n Rhyme @ Green Square Library
    Wednesday 27 July 2016
  • Event details

    Spark young imaginations with rhymes, music, singing and puppets in an animated sing-a-long for toddlers.

    Come along to Rock ‘n Rhyme, a monthly session best suited to toddlers aged 2-3 years who are ready for action with music and movement, but too wiggly for sit-down storytime.

    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
    Wednesday 29 June 2016 from 2pm to 2.30pm
    Wednesday 27 July 2016 from 2pm to 2.30pm
    Wednesday 31 August 2016 from 2pm to 2.30pm
  • Storytime @ Kings Cross
    Wednesday 27 July 2016
  • 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 3 February to Wednesday 14 December 2016

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

  • Rhymetime @ Kings Cross
    Wednesday 27 July 2016
  • 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 3 February to Wednesday 14 December 2016

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

    No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

  • Storytime @ Surry Hills
    Thursday 28 July 2016
  • 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 4 February to Thursday 15 December 2016

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

    No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

  • Check mate: After school activity sorted
    Thursday 28 July 2016
  • Event details

    Who doesn’t love a game of Scrabble?

    Bring your family along for after school board game and puzzle fun at the library.

    Board games assist children’s maths and literacy skills, encourage mental agility, strengthen teamwork and much more. Solve problems together and make new friends.

    Kids over the age of six are welcome to join and all board games are supplied.

    Bookings are not required. There are no sessions during NSW school and public holidays.

    Ultimo Library
    Thursdays, 3.30pm to 5pm

    Thursday 19 May to Thursday 15 December 2016

    Except Thursday 7 July, Thursday 14 July, Thursday 29 September and Thursday 6 October

  • Storytime @ Ultimo
    Thursday 28 July 2016
  • 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 4 February to Thursday 15 December 2016

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

    No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

  • Rhymetime @ Ultimo
    Thursday 28 July 2016
  • 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 4 February to Thursday 15 December 2016

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

    No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

  • Rhymetime @ Surry Hills
    Thursday 28 July 2016
  • 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.

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    Surry Hills Library
    Thursdays, 10am to 10.30am

    Thursday 4 February to Thursday 15 December 2016

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

    No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

  • Friday Rock 'n Rhyme @ Glebe
    Friday 29 July 2016
  • 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 5 February to Friday 16 December 2016

    Except Good Friday, Friday 15 April, Friday 22 April, Friday 8 July, Friday 15 July, Friday 30 September and Friday 7 October

  • Bi-lingual Storytime @ Haymarket
    Friday 29 July 2016
  • 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 5 February to Friday 16 December 2016

    Except Good Friday, Friday 15 April, Friday 22 April, Friday 8 July, Friday 15 July, Friday 30 September and Friday 7 October

  • Rhymetime @ Waterloo
    Friday 29 July 2016
  • 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.

    Waterloo Library
    Fridays, 10am to 10.30am

    Friday 5 February to Friday 16 December 2016

    Except Good Friday, Friday 15 April, Friday 22 April, Friday 8 July, Friday 15 July, Friday 30 September and Friday 7 October

    No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

  • Rhymetime in Mandarin @ Haymarket
    Friday 29 July 2016
  • 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 5 February to Friday 16 December 2016

    Except Good Friday, Friday 15 April, Friday 22 April, Friday 8 July, Friday 15 July, Friday 30 September and Friday 7 October

  • Storytime @ Waterloo
    Friday 29 July 2016
  • 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 5 February to Friday 16 December 2016

    Except Good Friday, Friday 15 April, Friday 22 April, Friday 8 July, Friday 15 July, Friday 30 September and Friday 7 October

    No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

  • Make and Create @ Newtown
    Monday 1 August 2016
  • Book now

    Does your child show artistic promise? Our Library run workshops for all types of creative minds.

    One of our inspired library staff will help kids create their very own drawings, paper hats, felt badges, jewellery and more.

    All materials are provided, just bring your imagination.

    For 5-8 year olds.

    Bookings are recommended and there are no sessions during NSW school or public holidays.

    Newtown Library
    1st Monday of each month, 4pm to 5pm

    Monday 6 June to Monday 5 December 2016

  • Kids’ Code Club: August
    Tuesday 2 August 2016
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    Is your child displaying an interest in digital technology? They might be keen to join a free club for kids who want to learn how to code computer games, animation and websites. Code Club explores how technology works, strengthens problem-solving skills, logical thinking, and supports key academic subjects including science, maths and technology.

    Kids in school years 4 – 6 (ages 8+) will be taught to code using the free online coding learning community Scratch, which they get to keep at the completion of the course. To ensure their learning progresses, participants will be asked to attend all sessions as new skills and ideas will be introduced each week.

    This is a 5 week program with one session each week.

    Places are free however bookings are required for each week.

    Surry Hills Library
    Tuesdays, 3.30pm to 4.30pm

    Tuesday 2 August to Tuesday 30 August 2016

  • Make and Create @ Glebe
    Tuesday 2 August 2016
  • Book now

    Does your child show artistic promise? Our Library run workshops for all types of creative minds.

    One of our inspired library staff will help kids create their very own drawings, paper hats, felt badges, jewellery and more.

    All materials are provided, just bring your imagination.

    For 5 – 12 year olds.

    Bookings are recommended and there are no sessions during NSW school or public holidays.

    Glebe Library
    Fortnightly on Tuesdays, 4pm to 5pm

    Tuesday 7 June to Tuesday 6 December 2016

    Except Tuesday 5 July and Tuesday 27 September

    No sessions on NSW school and public holidays.

  • Kids Makerspace @ Surry Hills Library
    Wednesday 3 August 2016
  • Book now

    Does your child have a creative mind and shows interest in making stuff? Bring them along to one of our hands-on making sessions.

    This season will help them explore various skills from 3D printing, to computer coding, stop-motion animation, short video creation and more. They can even build their own rocket car!

    Best suited for kids aged 8 years and over.

    Bookings recommended.

    Wednesday 1 June, 3.30–4.30pm
    Squishy circuits: Kids create their own illuminated creature using our special conductive play dough and LEDs.
    Book now!

    Wednesday 6 July – SCHOOL HOLIDAYS, 11.30am–12.30pm
    Introduction to stop motion animation: This is a fun, hands-on introduction to stop motion animation.
    Book now!

    Wednesday 3 August, 3.30–4.30pm
    Straw lightsabers: Kids get to make their own miniature LED lightsaber using finger lights and straws.
    Book now!

    Wednesday 7 September, 3.30–4.30pm
    Introduction to 3D printing: Want to know more about 3D printing? Join us for an intro session to what 3D printing is and how you can use it. Participants get to print their own object.
    Book now!

    Wednesday 5 October – SCHOOL HOLIDAYS, 11.30am–12.30pm
    Frankentoys: Have an old toy that needs a revamp? Bring it along to our workshop and give it a new life as a ‘Frankentoy’.
    Book now!

    Wednesday 2 November, 3.30–4.30pm
    3Doodler: Kids will love playing with the 3Doodler, a pen that creates 3D objects out of plastic.
    Book now!

    Wednesday 7 December, 3.30–4.30pm
    Soft circuits: In this workshop, kids will learn how to build simple soft circuits!
    Book now!

    Surry Hills Library
    1st Wednesday of each month, 3.30pm to 4.30pm

    Wednesday 1 June to Wednesday 7 December 2016

    Note: Wednesdays 6 July and 5 October from 11.30am to 12.30pm

  • Make your own lava lamp
    Thursday 18 August 2016
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    Kids intrigued by the workings of the world will love our groovy science class, where they will make their own lava lamp!

    Part of the Sydney Science Festival (11-21 August), this fun workshop uses simple household ingredients to demonstrate how science works in everyday life.

    This free workshop is designed for children between the ages of 8 and 12 years and all materials are supplied.

    Bookings are essential as places are limited.

    Ultimo Library
    Thursday 18 August 2016 from 3.30pm to 5pm