Kids and teens

Kids and teens

  • What’s on
  • Maker and creator workshops: Surry Hills Library 5-8 years
    Monday 3 April 2017
  • Event details

    Your creative brain will be in great company at our hands-on after-school making sessions. Evolve your skills in a choice of 4 workshops where your creations can come home with you.

    Workshops for 5-8 year olds (parents must accompany children)

    Scribbling robot: 8 May – Book now
    Use a DC motor and recycled parts to make a jittery drawing robot.

    Wind generator: 22 May – Book now
    Build a simple wind generator that can generate enough electricity to light an LED.

    Homopolar motor: 5 June – Book now
    Using batteries, magnets and wires make your own spinning contraption.

    Vibro-bot: 19 June – Book now
    Use a brush and a small motor to make a simple jittering robot.

    Sessions are free and run for 1 hour from May to August.

    Bookings are essential as there are a lot of keen crafters out there.

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

    Monday 8 May to Monday 19 June 2017

  • Storytime @ Kings Cross
    Wednesday 24 May 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 24 May 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.

  • Rhymetime @ Green Square
    Wednesday 24 May 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 @ Ultimo
    Thursday 25 May 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 25 May 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 25 May 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 25 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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

  • Storytime @ Newtown
    Monday 29 May 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
    Monday 29 May 2017
  • Event details

    Your creative brain will be in great company at our hands-on after-school making sessions. Evolve your skills in a choice of 5 workshops where your creations can come home with you.

    Workshops for 8-12 year olds.

    Scribbling robot: 1st May – Book now
    Use a DC motor and recycled parts to make a jittery drawing robot.

    Wind generator: 15th May – Book now
    Build a simple wind generator that can generate enough electricity to light an LED.

    Homopolar motor: 29th May – Book now
    Using batteries, magnets and wires make your own spinning contraption.

    Vibro-bot: 12th June – Book now
    Use a brush and a small motor to make a simple jittering robot.

    Chain reaction: 26th June – Book now
    Use different objects, circuits and bits and pieces like dominoes, marbles to make your own over-engineered contraption.

    Sessions are free and run for 1 hour from May to August.

    Bookings are essential as there are a lot of keen crafters out there.

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

    Monday 1 May to Monday 26 June 2017

  • Rhymetime in Mandarin @ Green Square
    Monday 29 May 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 29 May 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.

  • Bi-lingual Storytime @ Green Square
    Monday 29 May 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

  • Bi-lingual Storytime @ Ultimo
    Tuesday 30 May 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

  • Tuesday Rock 'n Rhyme @ Glebe
    Tuesday 30 May 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

  • Rhymetime @ Glebe
    Tuesday 30 May 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

  • Storytime @ Glebe
    Tuesday 30 May 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

  • Maker and creator workshops: Glebe Library
    Wednesday 31 May 2017
  • Event details

    Your creative brain will be in great company at our hands-on after-school making sessions. Evolve your skills in a choice of 5 workshops where your creations can come home with you.

    Workshops for 8-12 year olds.

    Scribbling robot: 3 May – Book now
    Use a DC motor and recycled parts to make a jittery drawing robot.

    Wind generator: 17 May – Book now
    Build a simple wind generator that can generate enough electricity to light an LED.

    Homopolar motor: 31 May – Book now
    Using batteries, magnets and wires make your own spinning contraption.

    Vibro-bot: 14 June – Book now
    Use a brush and a small motor to make a simple jittering robot.

    Chain reaction: 28 June – Book now
    Use different objects, circuits and bits and pieces like dominoes, marbles to make your own over-engineered contraption.

    Sessions are free and run for 1 hour from May to August. Bookings are essential as there are a lot of keen crafters out there.

    Glebe Library
    Fortnightly on Wednesdays, 4pm to 5pm

    Wednesday 3 May to Wednesday 28 June 2017

  • Maker and creator workshops: Newtown 8-12 years
    Monday 5 June 2017
  • Event details

    Your creative brain will be in great company at our hands-on after-school making sessions. Evolve your skills in a choice of 4 workshops where your creations can come home with you.

    Workshops for 8-12 year olds.

    Squishy circuits: 8 May
    Where science meets invention, turn up your creativity and imagine your own illuminated creature to life. Get squishy with conductive play dough and light up your beast with LEDs.
    Book now

    Paper circuits: 22 May
    Light-up your drawings! Fashion your own electrical circuits on paper to illuminate your illustrations with little lights.
    Book now

    Wearable electronics: 5 June
    Be the brightest by wearing a badge like no other. Mix-it-up with an assortment of conductive material, a battery and some LED lights.
    Book now

    Wind tube: 19 June
    If aerodynamics make you take flight, make your own flying machine from recycled materials and watch it soar.
    Book now

    Sessions are free and run for 1 hour from May to June.

    Bookings are essential as there are a lot of keen crafters out there.

    Newtown Library
    Fortnightly on Mondays, 4pm to 5pm

    Monday 8 May to Monday 19 June 2017

  • Code Club @ Surry Hills Library
    Wednesday 7 June 2017
  • Book now

    This is for all the minds itching to learn coding basics. Bring your curiosity to our Code Club and explore the ‘how’ behind computer games, animation and website coding.

    Join our free club in a series of workshops with 1 session each week for 4 weeks. This workshop series is for coders who are familiar with MIT Scratch and would like to explore new activities. Get the grey matter going by exercising problem-solving skills, logical thinking and draw from the worlds of science, maths and technology to compliment your clever.

    This cool club is best for budding coders aged 8-12 or in years 4 to 6 at school. Using the popular online coding environment, Scratch, each week, you’ll become more competent in new skills and concepts, building on the weeks before. This is why we ask that you’re committed to seeing it through. If you stick with us, you’ll be able to go home and keep coding out in the wild.

    Places in this free club will go like hotcakes so bookings are essential to avoid disappointment.

    Surry Hills Library
    Wednesdays, 3.30pm to 4.30pm

    Wednesday 7 June to Wednesday 28 June 2017

  • NAIDOC Storytime: Newtown Library
    Monday 26 June 2017
  • Event details

    Peta Strachan at Newtown Library.

    A feast of traditional and contemporary dance, story, culture and artefacts. Learn the ‘leaf’ and ‘honey bee’ dance as well as some traditional language. Be inspired to follow in Peta’s footsteps who, as a child, dreamt of being a dancer and went on to dance with the prestigious Bangarra Dance Theatre.

    This 45-minute free event is suitable for a pre-school audience (3 to 5 year-olds).

    Bookings aren’t necessary but arrive early as space is limited.

    Newtown Library
    Monday 26 June 2017 from 11am to 11.45am
  • NAIDOC Storytime at Kings Cross Library
    Wednesday 28 June 2017
  • Event details

    Kylie Bracknell (Kaarljilba Kaardn) is an actress, voice-over artist, TV presenter, writer and theatre director from the Nyungar nation in Western Australia. Embracing the 2017 NAIDOC theme of Our Languages Matter, Kylie will draw from the library’s Koori Collection and share her love of language and song in storytime sessions.

    Kylie will also be delivering a storytime at Redfern Community Centre’s NAIDOC flag raising on Monday 3 July.

    This 45-minute free event is suitable for a pre-school audience (3 to 5 year-olds).

    Bookings aren’t necessary but arrive early as space is limited.

    Kings Cross Library
    Wednesday 28 June 2017 from 11am to 11.45am
  • NAIDOC Storytime at Ultimo Library
    Thursday 29 June 2017
  • Event details

    Ultimo Library: Koori Kinnections

    An Aboriginal cultural educator will tell Dreamtime stories and provide a face painting activity with traditional ochre paint.

    This 45-minute free event is suitable for a pre-school audience (3 to 5 year olds).

    Bookings aren’t necessary but arrive early as space is limited.

    Ultimo Library
    Thursday 29 June 2017 from 11am to 11.45am
  • NAIDOC Storytime at Surry Hills Library
    Thursday 29 June 2017
  • Event details

    Kylie Bracknell (Kaarljilba Kaardn) is an actress, voice-over artist, TV presenter, writer and theatre director from the Nyungar nation in Western Australia. Embracing the 2017 NAIDOC theme of Our Languages Matter, Kylie will draw from the library’s Koori Collection and share her love of language and song in storytime sessions.

    Kylie will also be delivering a storytime at Redfern Community Centre’s NAIDOC flag raising on Monday 3 July.

    This 45-minute free event is suitable for a pre-school audience (3 to 5 year-olds).

    Bookings aren’t necessary but arrive early as space is limited.

    Surry Hills Library
    Thursday 29 June 2017 from 11am to 11.45am
  • NAIDOC Storytime at Waterloo Library
    Friday 30 June 2017
  • Event details

    Kylie Bracknell (Kaarljilba Kaardn) is an actress, voice-over artist, TV presenter, writer and theatre director from the Nyungar nation in Western Australia. Embracing the 2017 NAIDOC theme of Our Languages Matter, Kylie will draw from the library’s Koori Collection and share her love of language and song in storytime sessions.

    Kylie will also be delivering a storytime at Redfern Community Centre’s NAIDOC flag raising on Monday 3 July.

    This 45-minute free event is suitable for a pre-school audience (3 to 5 year-olds).

    Bookings aren’t necessary but arrive early as space is limited.

    Waterloo Library
    Friday 30 June 2017 from 11am to 11.45am
  • NAIDOC Storytime: Green Square Library
    Friday 30 June 2017
  • Event details

    Uncle Lex Dadd at Green Square Library.

    Lexodious K.P Dadd is a proud senior Darug man from the Cannemegal clan of the Sydney area. Uncle Lex uses traditional tools and bush craft to recreate the Dreamtime. Teaching the importance of sharing responsibility in looking after country, Lex fosters a unique respect for mother earth.

    This 45-minute free event is suitable for a pre-school audience (3 to 5 year-olds).

    Bookings aren’t necessary but arrive early as space is limited.

    Green Square Library
    Friday 30 June 2017 from 11am to 11.45am
  • NAIDOC Storytime at Redfern Community Centre
    Monday 3 July 2017
  • Event details

    Kylie Bracknell (Kaarljilba Kaardn) is an actress, voice-over artist, TV presenter, writer and theatre director from the Nyungar nation in Western Australia. Embracing the 2017 NAIDOC theme of Our Languages Matter, Kylie will draw from the library’s Koori Collection and share her love of language and song in storytime sessions.

    This 45-minute free event is suitable for a pre-school audience (3 to 5 year-olds).

    Bookings aren’t necessary but arrive early as space is limited.

    Redfern Community Centre
    Monday 3 July 2017 from 10.30am to 11.15am
  • Australian Poetry Slam
    Saturday 15 July 2017
  • Book now

    As part of the City of Sydney Library school holiday program, heat up your passion for spoken word. Sharpen your skills at a spoken word performance workshop run by Word Travels. Then, stick around for the only heat of the Australian Poetry Slam just for high school age students. Join the competition or sit back and enjoy performers speak, scream, howl, whisper or even sing their poems, stories, lyrics and monologues.

    Spoken word workshop: 4.30pm – 6.30pm

    Word Travels’ Australian Poetry Slam Workshop will inspire you to create your own performance piece. Renowned performer, Zohab Khan, will share his own material, then help you find new ways to express your ideas. Join in some theatre and writing games to spark your imagination.

    Australian Poetry Slam – competition for young people (12-18 years)

    Enter the one and only youth heat of the national Australian Poetry Slam. Writers and performers are given a mic and 2 minutes to impress judges chosen from the live audience with their original piece. 2 writers from this heat will perform at the Sydney slam final. Sydney winners go to the NSW final then 2 winners from each state go to at the national final.

    To compete or watch the heat, book a spot in the audience.

    Turn up at 7pm for a 7.30pm start!

    Zohab Khan
    As an educator, spoken word poet, motivational speaker, didgeridoo player, musician and hip-hop artist, Zohab holds the 2014 title of Australian Poetry Slam Champion. He made it to the finals of the International Poetry Slam in Madrid and runs poetry workshops across the world. He is a co-founder of The Pakistan Poetry Slam. His first collection of poetry, I Write, reached bestseller status.

    Newtown Library
    Saturday 15 July 2017 from 4.30pm to 9.30pm
  • Code Club @ Glebe Library
    Friday 21 July 2017
  • Book now

    This is for all the minds itching to learn coding basics. Bring your curiosity to our Code Club and explore the ‘how’ behind computer games, animation and website coding.

    Join our free club in a series of workshops with 1 session each week for 5 weeks. Get the grey matter going by exercising problem-solving skills, logical thinking and draw from the worlds of science, maths and technology to compliment your clever.

    This cool club is best for budding coders aged 8-12 or in years 4 to 6 at school. Using the popular online coding environment, Scratch, each week, you’ll become more competent in new skills and concepts, building on the weeks before. This is why we ask that you’re committed to seeing it through. If you stick with us, you’ll be able to go home and keep coding out in the wild.

    Places in this free club will go like hotcakes so bookings are essential to avoid disappointment.

    Glebe Library
    Fridays, 3.30pm to 4.30pm

    Friday 21 July to Friday 18 August 2017

  • Musica Viva: Doctor Stovepipe (ages 8-12)
    Saturday 12 August 2017
  • Book now

    The City of Sydney joins forces with Musica Viva to bring you a series of free musical masterclasses and performances at Green Square Library.

    For high school and university students, teachers and adults, get the opportunity to absorb and observe 2 unique masterclasses. Members of the acclaimed Pacifica Quartet and Sitkovetsky Trio work with talented music students on a piece of their own work.

    For primary school-aged students, there are 2 fun music workshops designed to develop a love of music. No matter your musical experience, this interactive performance will challenge, delight and enrich.

    Purveyors of hot jazz, gypsy swing, Appalachian folk music and ragtime, The Doctor is ready to make the stage sizzle. Fresh from their Musica Viva national tour, this energetic crew will put a smile on any face.

    This interactive workshop features songs about lesser animals known to science, set to sweet harmonies with a rollicking foundation of guitar, bass, fiddle and banjo.

    Leave your sitting still at home and get ready to sing and try body percussion. Participate in dance and call and response as we explore the different elements of jazz, gypsy folk and ragtime.

    Suitable for kids of all skill levels, ages 8-12, this free event has limited capacity, so bookings are essential. Children will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

    Green Square Library is wheelchair friendly.

    Green Square Library
    Saturday 12 August 2017 from 2pm to 3pm