Kids and teens

Kids and teens

  • What’s on
  • Maker and creator after-school workshops (8-12 years)
    Saturday 26 May 2018
  • Event details

    Kids will play and create with the latest robotic toys and digital and electronic gadgets. Build different digital and making skills, sessions suitable for 8 to 12 years old.

    Surry Hills:

    Kaleidoscopes: 30 April
    Design and create a simple kaleidoscope using craft materials.

    Steady hand game: 14 May
    Learn simple electronics and have fun testing your hand-eye coordination.

    Extending grabber: 28 May
    Make a simple extendable arm to pick up small objects.

    littleBits: 11 June
    Combine our littleBits electronic building blocks to create fun electrical circuits.

    Glebe

    Kaleidoscopes: 2 May
    Design and create a simple kaleidoscope using craft materials.

    Steady hand game: 16 May
    Learn simple electronics and have fun testing your hand-eye coordination.

    littleBits: 30 May
    Combine our littleBits electronic building blocks to create fun electrical circuits.

    Extending grabber: 13 June
    Make a simple extendable arm to pick up small objects.

    Newtown

    Rubber band car: 1 May
    Construct a racer from paper cups and rubber bands.

    Shadow puppet making: 15 May
    Use a die cutter to create your puppets and background scene to explore light and shadow.

    Kaleidoscopes: 29 May
    Design and create a simple kaleidoscope using craft materials.

    Edison robots: 12 June
    Build Lego armour and put your robot to the test in Hebocon-style robotic play.

    Ultimo

    Rubber band car: 3 May
    Construct a racer from paper cups and rubber bands and use kinetic energy to see whose can go the fastest.

    Edison robots: 17 May
    Build Lego armour and put your robot to the test in Hebocon-style robotic play.

    Paper circuits: 31 May
    Learn basic electronics to make a light-up firefly or cat with switches that turn LEDs on and off.

    Spheros robots: 14 June
    Learn about coding to navigate the app-enabled ball through obstacle courses and challenges.

    Sessions are free and run for 1 hour fortnightly from May – June. Bookings are recommended as places are limited.

    Parents or guardians are required to stay during the session.

    City of Sydney Library
    Every day, all day

    Monday 30 April to Thursday 14 June 2018

  • Mandarin rhymetime @ Green Square
    Monday 28 May 2018
  • 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 language and provide a wonderful cultural exchange.

    For 0 to 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 5 February to Monday 17 December 2018

    Except Easter Monday, Monday 16 April, Monday 23 April, Queen's Birthday, Monday 9 July, Monday 16 July, Labour Day and Monday 8 October

  • Bilingual storytime @ Green Square
    Monday 28 May 2018
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    Come along to our bilingual storytime. It’s a fun session of storytelling, rhymes, music, singing and craft activities for pre-schoolers. Stories are read aloud in both English and Mandarin to support literacy development, foster a love of reading and provide a wonderful cultural exchange.

    Suitable for 3 to 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 12 February to Monday 17 December 2018

    Except Easter Monday, Monday 16 April, Monday 23 April, Monday 30 April, Queen's Birthday, Monday 9 July, Monday 16 July, Labour Day and Monday 8 October

  • Storytime @ Newtown
    Monday 28 May 2018
  • Event details

    Storytime is a fun session of storytelling and craft for pre-schoolers. The sessions foster an early love of reading 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 5 February to Monday 17 December 2018

    Except Easter Monday, Monday 16 April, Monday 23 April, Queen's Birthday, Monday 9 July, Monday 16 July, Labour Day and Monday 8 October

  • Rhymetime @ Newtown
    Monday 28 May 2018
  • Event details

    Rhymetime is a lapsit program for babies. The sessions combine rhymes, music, singing and puppets to develop early literacy skills.

    For 0 to 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 12 February to Monday 17 December 2018

    Except Easter Monday, Monday 16 April, Monday 23 April, Queen's Birthday, Monday 9 July, Monday 16 July, Monday 24 September, Labour Day and Monday 8 October

  • Bi-lingual storytime @ Ultimo
    Tuesday 29 May 2018
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    Come along to our bi-lingual storytime. It’s a fun session of storytelling, rhymes, music, singing and craft for preschoolers. Stories are read aloud in both English and Mandarin to support literacy development, foster a love of reading and provide a wonderful cultural exchange.

    Suitable for 3 to 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 6 February to Tuesday 18 December 2018

    Except Tuesday 17 April, Tuesday 24 April, Tuesday 10 July, Tuesday 17 July, Tuesday 2 October and Tuesday 9 October

  • Storytime @ Glebe
    Tuesday 29 May 2018
  • Event details

    Storytime is a fun session of storytelling and craft for pre-schoolers. The sessions foster an early love of reading 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 6 February to Tuesday 18 December 2018

    Except Tuesday 17 April, Tuesday 24 April, Tuesday 10 July, Tuesday 17 July, Tuesday 2 October and Tuesday 9 October

  • Rhymetime @ Glebe
    Tuesday 29 May 2018
  • Event details

    Rhymetime is a lapsit program for babies. The sessions combine rhymes, music, singing and puppets to develop early literacy skills.

    For 0 to 2 year olds.

    Two sessions available:
    10am – 10.25am
    1.30pm – 1.55pm

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

    No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

    Glebe Library
    Tuesdays, 10am to 10.30am

    Tuesday 6 February to Tuesday 18 December 2018

    Except Tuesday 17 April, Tuesday 24 April, Tuesday 10 July, Tuesday 17 July, Tuesday 2 October and Tuesday 9 October

  • Storytime @ Kings Cross
    Wednesday 30 May 2018
  • Event details

    Storytime is a fun session of storytelling and craft for pre-schoolers. The sessions foster an early love of reading 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 7 February to Wednesday 19 December 2018

    Except Wednesday 18 April, Anzac Day, Wednesday 11 July, Wednesday 18 July, Wednesday 3 October and Wednesday 10 October

  • Rhymetime @ Kings Cross
    Wednesday 30 May 2018
  • Event details

    Rhymetime is a lapsit program for babies. The session combines rhymes, music, singing and puppets to develop early literacy skills.

    For 0 to 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 7 February to Wednesday 19 December 2018

    Except Wednesday 18 April, Anzac Day, Wednesday 11 July, Wednesday 18 July, Wednesday 3 October and Wednesday 10 October

    No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

  • Rhymetime @ Green Square
    Wednesday 30 May 2018
  • Event details

    Rhymetime is a lapsit program for babies that combines rhymes, music, singing and puppets. The sessions aim to develop early literacy skills.

    For 0 to 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 7 February to Wednesday 19 December 2018

    Except Wednesday 18 April, Anzac Day, Wednesday 11 July, Wednesday 18 July, Wednesday 3 October and Wednesday 10 October

  • Storytime @ Ultimo
    Thursday 31 May 2018
  • Event details

    Storytime is a fun session of storytelling and craft for pre-schoolers. The sessions foster an early love of reading 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 8 February to Thursday 13 December 2018

    Except Thursday 19 April, Thursday 26 April, Thursday 12 July, Thursday 19 July, Thursday 4 October and Thursday 11 October

  • Storytime @ Surry Hills
    Thursday 31 May 2018
  • Event details

    Storytime is a fun session of storytelling and craft for pre-schoolers. The sessions foster an early love of reading 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.

    Auslan Storytime is now offered at 2pm at Glebe Library on Saturday afternoons during school term.

    Surry Hills Library
    Thursdays, 11am to 11.45am

    Thursday 8 February to Thursday 13 December 2018

    Except Thursday 19 April, Thursday 26 April, Thursday 12 July, Thursday 19 July, Thursday 4 October and Thursday 11 October

  • Rhymetime @ Ultimo
    Thursday 31 May 2018
  • Event details

    Rhymetime is a lapsit program for babies. The session combine rhymes, music, singing and puppets to develop early literacy skills.

    For 0 to 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 8 February to Thursday 13 December 2018

    Except Thursday 19 April, Thursday 26 April, Thursday 12 July, Thursday 19 July, Thursday 4 October and Thursday 11 October

    No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

  • Rhymetime @ Surry Hills
    Thursday 31 May 2018
  • Event details

    Rhymetime is a lapsit program for babies. The sessions combine rhymes, music, singing and puppets to develop early literacy skills.

    For 0 to 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 8 February to Thursday 13 December 2018

    Except Thursday 19 April, Thursday 26 April, Thursday 12 July, Thursday 19 July, Thursday 4 October and Thursday 11 October

  • Bilingual storytime @ Haymarket
    Friday 1 June 2018
  • Event details

    Come along to our bilingual 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, nurture Mandarin knowledge and provide a wonderful cultural exchange.

    Suitable for 3 to 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 9 February to Friday 14 December 2018

    Except Good Friday, Friday 20 April, Friday 27 April, Friday 13 July, Friday 20 July, Friday 5 October and Friday 12 October

  • Rhymetime in Mandarin @ Haymarket
    Friday 1 June 2018
  • 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 knowledge and provide a wonderful cultural exchange.

    For 0 to 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 9 February to Friday 14 December 2018

    Except Good Friday, Friday 20 April, Friday 27 April, Friday 13 July, Friday 20 July, Friday 5 October and Friday 12 October

  • Friday Rock 'n Rhyme @ Glebe
    Friday 1 June 2018
  • 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 to 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 9 February to Friday 14 December 2018

    Except Good Friday, Friday 20 April, Friday 27 April, Friday 13 July, Friday 20 July, Friday 5 October and Friday 12 October

  • Storytime @ Green Square
    Friday 1 June 2018
  • Event details

    Storytime is a fun session of storytelling and craft for pre-schoolers. The session foster an early love of reading 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 9 February to Friday 14 December 2018

    Except Good Friday, Friday 20 April, Friday 27 April, Friday 13 July, Friday 20 July, Friday 5 October and Friday 12 October

  • Storytime @ Waterloo
    Friday 1 June 2018
  • Event details

    Storytime is a fun session of storytelling and craft for pre-schoolers. The session fosters an early love of reading 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 9 February to Friday 14 December 2018

    Except Good Friday, Friday 20 April, Friday 27 April, Friday 13 July, Friday 20 July, Friday 5 October and Friday 12 October

  • Rhymetime @ Waterloo
    Friday 1 June 2018
  • Event details

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

    For 0 to 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 9 February to Friday 14 December 2018

    Except Good Friday, Friday 20 April, Friday 27 April, Friday 13 July, Friday 20 July, Friday 5 October and Friday 12 October

  • Maker and creator after-school workshops (5-8 years)
    Monday 4 June 2018
  • Event details

    Kids will get to play and create with the latest robotic toys and digital and electronic gadgets. Build different digital and making skills. Sessions are suitable for kids 5 to 8 years old.

    Kaleidoscopes: 7 May
    Design and create a simple kaleidoscope using craft materials.

    Ozobots: 21 May
    Learn simple coding to program pocket-sized robots.

    Extending grabber: 4 June
    Make a simple extendable arm to pick up small objects.

    littleBits: 18 June
    Combine our littleBits electronic building blocks to create fun electrical circuits.

    Sessions are free and run for 1 hour fortnightly from May to June. Bookings are recommended as places are limited.

    Parents or guardians are required to stay during the session.

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

    Monday 7 May to Monday 18 June 2018

  • Rhymetime with the Fireflies
    Friday 8 June 2018
  • Event details

    Rhymetime presenters from Myanmar will teach stories, traditional songs and finger rhymes in our new fortnightly rhymetime sessions. The sessions are designed for babies and toddlers up to 2 years and their families or carers. Learn words and phrases in Kareni, explore your curiosity and connect with diverse cultures.

    These presenters have recently completed The Fireflies Program, a collaboration between City of Sydney Library, Red Room Poetry and Strategic Community Assistance to Refugee Families. This project supports employment pathways for people with refugee backgrounds. It supports them to present early literacy programs in organisations like public libraries and early childhood educational institutions.

    The Fireflies celebrate the idea that uniqueness comes from what we carry on the inside. Made of newly arrived people, they’ve each worked with a professional storyteller to develop their content and presentation.

    Join us every second Friday morning at Surry Hills Library during school term only. This is a free event. No bookings are necessary. Please arrive early to ensure a seat.

    Surry Hills Library is wheelchair accessible.

    City of Sydney is proud to be an official refugee welcome zone.

    Surry Hills Library
    Fortnightly on Fridays, 10am to 10.30am

    Friday 8 June to Friday 6 July 2018

  • Stella Schools: Girls Write Up
    Monday 25 June 2018
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    Part of the Stella Schools program, this all-day festival of writing is for any teenager who has felt limited by gender. Understand how language can be used to liberate and empower.

    The innovative program of talks, interactive panels and practical workshops explore the relationships between language, gender and power. The sessions also explore the effects of unconscious bias on our sense of self. The festival elevates voices and stories that have historically been devalued or marginalised. All participants have the opportunity to discover their own creative voice, gaining skills and the confidence to use it.

    Creative thinkers and emerging leaders will share how they use writing to define their identities and shape the world around them.

    The 2018 line-up so far includes Young Adult (YA) author Erin Gough, Winnie Dunn and Phoebe Grainer from Sweatshop, a literacy movement based in western Sydney and BuzzFeed editor and YA author Jenna Guillaume.

    Suitable for all teens. The same program will run on both days. Bookings essential.

    Customs House Library
    Monday 25 June 2018 from 8.30am to 3.30pm
    Tuesday 26 June 2018 from 8.30am to 3.30pm