Kids and teens

Kids and teens

  • What’s on
  • Tuesday Rock 'n Rhyme @ Glebe
    Tuesday 28 February 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, Tuesday 4 July, Tuesday 11 July, Tuesday 26 September and Tuesday 3 October

  • Code Club @ Surry Hills Library
    Tuesday 28 February 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.

    Surry Hills Library
    Tuesdays, 3.30pm to 4.30pm

    Tuesday 28 February to Tuesday 28 March 2017

  • Storytime @ Glebe
    Tuesday 28 February 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, Tuesday 4 July, Tuesday 11 July, Tuesday 26 September and Tuesday 3 October

  • Rhymetime @ Glebe
    Tuesday 28 February 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, Tuesday 4 July, Tuesday 11 July, Tuesday 26 September and Tuesday 3 October

  • Rhymetime @ Green Square
    Wednesday 1 March 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 @ Surry Hills
    Thursday 2 March 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 @ Surry Hills
    Thursday 2 March 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

  • Friday Rock 'n Rhyme @ Glebe
    Friday 3 March 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

  • Bi-lingual Storytime @ Haymarket
    Friday 3 March 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

  • Code Club: Glebe Library
    Friday 3 March 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 3 March to Friday 31 March 2017

  • Storytime @ Waterloo
    Friday 3 March 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 @ Haymarket
    Friday 3 March 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

  • Storytime @ Green Square
    Friday 3 March 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 3 March 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

  • Rhymetime in Mandarin @ Green Square
    Monday 6 March 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

  • Bi-lingual Storytime @ Green Square
    Monday 6 March 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

  • Maker and creator workshops: Surry Hills Library
    Monday 6 March 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 5-8 year olds (a parent or carer must accompany children)

    Squishy circuits: 6 February
    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: 20 February
    Turn your greeting cards into an event or light-up your pop-up sculpture or drawing. Fashion your own electrical circuits on paper to illuminate your salutations with little lights.
    Book now

    Wearable electronics: 6 March
    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

    Cardboard automation: 20 March
    Explore and experiment with basic mechanical components such as levers and cams as you work out ways to make your sculpture move.
    Book now

    Wind tube: 3 April
    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 February to April.

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

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

    Monday 6 February to Monday 3 April 2017

  • Maker and creator workshops: Glebe Library
    Wednesday 8 March 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.

    Squishy circuits: 8 February
    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 February
    Turn your greeting cards into an event or light-up your pop-up sculpture or drawing. Fashion your own electrical circuits on paper to illuminate your salutations with little lights.
    Book now

    Wearable electronics: 8 March
    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

    Cardboard automation: 22 March
    Explore and experiment with basic mechanical components such as levers and cams as you work out ways to make your sculpture move.
    Book now

    Wind tube: 5 April
    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 February to April.

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

    Glebe Library
    Fortnightly on Wednesdays, 4pm to 5pm

    Wednesday 8 February to Wednesday 5 April 2017

  • Maker and creator workshops: Surry Hills Library
    Monday 13 March 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: 13 February
    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: 27 February
    Turn your greeting cards into an event or light-up your pop-up sculpture or drawing. Fashion your own electrical circuits on paper to illuminate your salutations with little lights.
    Book now

    Wearable electronics: 13 March
    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

    Cardboard automation: 27 March
    Explore and experiment with basic mechanical components such as levers and cams as you work out ways to make your sculpture move.
    Book now

    Sessions are free and run for 1 hour from February to March.

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

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

    Monday 13 February to Monday 27 March 2017

  • Storytime @ Newtown
    Monday 13 March 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

  • Rhymetime @ Newtown
    Monday 13 March 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 @ Ultimo
    Tuesday 14 March 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, Tuesday 4 July, Tuesday 11 July, Tuesday 26 September and Tuesday 3 October

  • Storytime @ Kings Cross
    Wednesday 15 March 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 15 March 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 16 March 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.

  • Rhymetime @ Ultimo
    Thursday 16 March 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.

  • Girls, get gaming
    Saturday 18 March 2017
  • Book now

    To mark International Women’s Day, we’re getting into gaming. If you’re female, 12+ with gaming on the brain, come and get an intro to coding and gaming environments.

    Girls, get gaming provides a fun and friendly space that encourages girls to get into the world of coding and technology. In this workshop girls can build their own worlds, design their own challenges and learn some awesome skills in freely available apps and programs.

    Our collaborators at the Coder Factory will set up different round-robin-style workshop stations so you can have a go at popular coding environments such as Unity, Stencyl and Gamefroot with the help of skilled facilitators.

    Coder Factory Academy
    Home to the famous coding bootcamp, this is the space to go to learn coding and web programming. Since 2013, this savvy school has been giving the coding curious the means to reach their tech dreams. Combining skill and know-how, they’re helping to shape even the wildest of visions.

    This workshop is a Bring Your Own Device workshop preloaded with the free version of Unity and Stencyl.

    Each session runs for 1.5 hours and caters for up to 40 people but bookings are essential.

    The Library has a limited number of laptops that can be made available to participants who do not have their own and can request a laptop to use for the workshop in the registration.

    Green Square Library is wheelchair friendly with a lift and an accessible toilet.

    Green Square Library
    Saturday 18 March 2017 from 10am to 12.30pm
  • Maker and creator workshop at Newtown Library
    Monday 20 March 2017
  • Book now

    Your creative brain will be in great company at our hands-on after-school making session. Evolve your skills in a workshop where your creation can come home with you.

    Workshops for 8-12 year old children.

    Cardboard automation
    Explore and experiment with basic mechanical components such as levers and cams as you work out ways to make your sculpture move.

    This session is free and runs for 1 hour.

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

    Newtown Library
    Monday 20 March 2017 from 4pm to 5pm
  • Steampunk remake party
    Sunday 9 April 2017
  • Book now

    Haymarket Library is going Steampunk to send Youth Week off with a *bang*!

    A hybrid sci-fi subgenre, this post-apocalyptic imagining marries modern tech with steam-powered machinery. Explore life in an alternative history where retro-futuristic inventions and fictional machines set the scene. Come in costume or make something to wear on the day.

    With all materials provided, you’ve got your choice of multi-station workshops, so follow your own steam to the pick of your preference.

    Get illuminated
    Laura Jade is an Australian artist whose art happens in the unlikely place where biology, illumination design and neuroscience meet. Guiding you through the art of creating wearable electronics, Laura will help you brighten your costume with LED lighting.

    Junk jewellery
    Experts from Pine Street Creative Arts Centre will encourage you to think outside the universe in a workshop using salvaged mechanical materials and broken jewellery pieces to create other-worldly wearables.

    In Visible Light Troup
    Immerse yourself in steampunk brought to life with interactive readings from your favourite steampunk books and performances by the In Visible Light Troupe.

    Steampunk gaming
    Explore the latest in virtual reality steampunk gaming and battle it out with boards, cards and dice in a selection of steampunk role-playing games.

    Your own steam
    If you’ve got a story to tell, take your tale to town in our Steam Zines and comics workshop.

    Bookings essential for this free event for young people ages 15 – 24.

    Haymarket Library
    Sunday 9 April 2017 from 3pm to 6pm
  • Easter school holidays Franken-bot workshops at Newtown Library
    Monday 10 April 2017
  • Book now

    If you love making and inventing things out of bits n’ pieces, we’ve got the workshop that’ll put your creativity to task.

    Schools out, so, to celebrate, we’ve got hands-on making sessions where you can get creative with recycling and robotics. Just BYO imagination and get constructing.

    In this workshop for 5-8 year olds, fabricate a costume for our Ozobot robots using only recycled and craft stuff. Then put them to the test in a series of challenges.

    This free workshop will pull the crowds, so bookings are essential.

    Newtown Library
    Monday 10 April 2017 from 11am to 12pm
  • City of Sydney’s Young Change Agents program: 14-18 year old
    Monday 10 April 2017
  • Book now

    If you see challenges as opportunities, then this entrepreneurial incubator is right up your alley. Create a social start-up by exploring activities like ideation, videography and pitching in these savvy sessions. Team up with other young people as you use critical thinking and communication to champion your teamwork.

    During the free two-and-a-half day workshop, you’ll exercise your brain towards social change. Bring your passion and entrepreneurial eye and apply your vision with a technology focus. You must be able to attend all days of this workshop.

    This will be a fast-paced program where you’ll be teaming up for brainstorming, games, art, drama and videography as you shape a business that makes a difference. When you’ve polished your idea, show off your concept for change in front of a panel of industry leaders in a final pitch session – parents are welcome to attend. Keep your eye on the social change prize as you strive to win best start-up. Create and build a business to empower people and put some wonderful in the world.

    Come as an individual and you’ll be supported to form groups in the program. If you already have your own group, come along as a team – bookings of up to 6 people are available.

    This workshop is facilitated by staff from the organisation: Young Change Agents with assistance from City of Sydney staff.

    • All equipment and materials are provided.
    • Please bring your own snacks, lunch and a waterbottle.
    • Whether you’re coming solo or in a group, make sure you book for this free program as places will fill fast.
    • Parental permission will be required to attend this workshop.
    • All participants must attend all two-and-a-half days for this workshop.
    • To attend this event you must be between 14-18 years old.

    For more information feel free to email us at libraryprograms@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

    Customs House Library
    Monday 10 April 2017 from 9am to 4pm
    Tuesday 11 April 2017 from 9am to 4pm
    Wednesday 12 April 2017 from 9am to 1pm
  • Easter school holidays Franken-bot workshops at Glebe Library
    Tuesday 11 April 2017
  • Book now

    If you love making and inventing things out of bits n’ pieces, we’ve got the workshop that’ll put your creativity to task.

    Schools out, so, to celebrate, we’ve got hands-on making sessions where you can get creative with recycling and robotics. Just BYO imagination and get constructing.

    In this workshop for 8-12 year olds come in with an old toy or use ours to refashion it as a ‘Franken-bot’ from leftover parts and pieces.

    Then, fuse your ‘Franken-bot’ with our Edison robots and challenge yourself and your creation with robotic play.

    Go head-to-head in a Hebocon-style challenge. Put your brilliant bot to the test by wrestling and wrangling Edison educational toy robots.

    This free workshop will pull the crowds, so bookings are essential.

    Glebe Library
    Tuesday 11 April 2017 from 11am to 12pm
  • Easter school holidays Franken-bot workshops at Ultimo Library
    Wednesday 12 April 2017
  • Book now

    If you love making and inventing things out of bits n’ pieces, we’ve got the workshop that’ll put your creativity to task.

    Schools out, so, to celebrate, we’ve got hands-on making sessions where you can get creative with recycling and robotics. Just BYO imagination and get constructing.

    In this workshop for 8-12 year olds come in with an old toy or use ours to refashion it as a ‘Franken-bot’ from leftover parts and pieces.

    Then, fuse your ‘Franken-bot’ with our Edison robots and challenge yourself and your creation with robotic play.

    Go head-to-head in a Hebocon-style challenge. Put your brilliant bot to the test by wrestling and wrangling Edison educational toy robots.

    This free workshop will pull the crowds, so bookings are essential.

    Ultimo Library
    Wednesday 12 April 2017 from 11am to 12pm
  • Easter school holidays Franken-bot workshops at Green Square Library
    Wednesday 12 April 2017
  • Book now

    If you love making and inventing things out of bits n’ pieces, we’ve got the workshop that’ll put your creativity to task.

    Schools out, so, to celebrate, we’ve got hands-on making sessions where you can get creative with recycling and robotics. Just BYO imagination and get constructing.

    In this workshop for 5-8 year olds, fabricate a costume for our Ozobot robots using only recycled and craft stuff. Then put them to the test in a series of challenges.

    This free workshop will pull the crowds, so bookings are essential.

    Green Square Library
    Wednesday 12 April 2017 from 11am to 12pm
  • Easter school holidays Franken-bot workshops at Surry Hills Library
    Thursday 13 April 2017
  • Book now

    If you love making and inventing things out of bits n’ pieces, we’ve got the workshop that’ll put your creativity to task.

    Schools out, so, to celebrate, we’ve got hands-on making sessions where you can get creative with recycling and robotics. Just BYO imagination and get constructing.

    In this workshop for 8-12 year olds come in with an old toy or use ours to refashion it as a ‘Franken-bot’ from leftover parts and pieces.

    Then, fuse your ‘Franken-bot’ with our Edison robots and challenge yourself and your creation with robotic play.

    Go head-to-head in a Hebocon-style challenge. Put your brilliant bot to the test by wrestling and wrangling Edison educational toy robots.

    This free workshop will pull the crowds, so bookings are essential.

    Surry Hills Library
    Thursday 13 April 2017 from 11am to 12pm
  • City of Sydney’s Young Change Agents program: 10-13 years
    Tuesday 18 April 2017
  • Book now

    If you see challenges as opportunities, then this entrepreneurial incubator is right up your alley. Create a social start-up by exploring activities like ideation, videography and pitching in these savvy sessions. Team up with other young people as you use critical thinking and communication to champion your teamwork.

    During the free two-and-a-half day workshop, you’ll exercise your brain towards social change. Bring your passion and entrepreneurial eye and apply your vision with a technology focus. You must be able to attend all days of this workshop.

    This will be a fast-paced program where you’ll be teaming up for brainstorming, games, art, drama and videography as you shape a business that makes a difference. When you’ve polished your idea, show off your concept for change in front of a panel of industry leaders in a final pitch session – parents are welcome to attend. Keep your eye on the social change prize as you strive to win best start-up. Create and build a business to empower people and put some wonderful in the world.

    Come as an individual and you’ll be supported to form groups in the program. If you already have your own group, come along as a team – bookings of up to 6 people are available.

    This workshop is facilitated by staff from the organisation Young Change Agents with assistance from City of Sydney staff.

    • All equipment and materials are provided.
    • Please bring your own snacks, lunch and a waterbottle.
    • Whether you’re coming solo or in a group, make sure you book for this free program as places will fill fast.
    • Parental permission will be required to attend this workshop.
    • All participants must attend all two-and-a-half days for this workshop.
    • To attend this event you must be between 10-13 years old.

    For more information feel free to email us at libraryprograms@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

    Customs House Library
    Tuesday 18 April 2017 from 9am to 4pm
    Wednesday 19 April 2017 from 9am to 4pm
    Thursday 20 April 2017 from 9am to 1pm
  • Easter school holidays Franken-bot workshops at Kings Cross Library
    Wednesday 19 April 2017
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    If you love making and inventing things out of bits n’ pieces, we’ve got the workshop that’ll put your creativity to task.

    Schools out, so, to celebrate, we’ve got hands-on making sessions where you can get creative with recycling and robotics. Just BYO imagination and get constructing.

    In this workshop for 5-8 year olds, fabricate a costume for our Ozobot robots using only recycled and craft stuff. Then put them to the test in a series of challenges.

    This free workshop will pull the crowds, so bookings are essential.

    Kings Cross Library
    Wednesday 19 April 2017 from 11am to 12pm
  • Easter school holidays Franken-bot workshops at Haymarket Library
    Thursday 20 April 2017
  • Book now

    If you love making and inventing things out of bits n’ pieces, we’ve got the workshop that’ll put your creativity to task.

    Schools out, so, to celebrate, we’ve got hands-on making sessions where you can get creative with recycling and robotics. Just BYO imagination and get constructing.

    In this workshop for 8-12 year olds come in with an old toy or use ours to refashion it as a ‘Franken-bot’ from leftover parts and pieces.

    Then, fuse your ‘Franken-bot’ with our Edison robots and challenge yourself and your creation with robotic play.

    Go head-to-head in a Hebocon-style challenge. Put your brilliant bot to the test by wrestling and wrangling Edison educational toy robots.

    This free workshop will pull the crowds, so bookings are essential.

    Haymarket Library
    Thursday 20 April 2017 from 2pm to 3pm
  • Easter school holidays Franken-bot workshops at Waterloo Library
    Friday 21 April 2017
  • Book now

    If you love making and inventing things out of bits n’ pieces, we’ve got the workshop that’ll put your creativity to task.

    Schools out, so, to celebrate, we’ve got hands-on making sessions where you can get creative with recycling and robotics. Just BYO imagination and get constructing.

    In this workshop for 8-12 year olds come in with an old toy or use ours to refashion it as a ‘Franken-bot’ from leftover parts and pieces.

    Then, fuse your ‘Franken-bot’ with our Edison robots and challenge yourself and your creation with robotic play.

    Go head-to-head in a Hebocon-style challenge. Put your brilliant bot to the test by wrestling and wrangling Edison educational toy robots.

    This free workshop will pull the crowds, so bookings are essential.

    Waterloo Library
    Friday 21 April 2017 from 11am to 12pm
  • Augmented reality for rookies
    Saturday 29 April 2017
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    The recent Pokemon Go craze has finally brought augmented reality to the mainstream. No longer the realm of sci-fi, this mind-bending technology is fast becoming integrated into apps and will soon be immersed in our everyday.

    By superimposing a computer generated image on a view of the real world, you can essentially bridge your physical and digital worlds. This workshop will use free apps, Aurasma and Layar, accessible on both mobile and desktop environments. Learn the basics of augmented reality, grasp how to make your own constructed worlds and show-off your creations.

    Warren Armstrong
    Meet Warren Armstrong, the curator of (Un)seen Sculptures, an augmented reality exhibition featuring both international and Australian artists. He’ll share his reality-warping experience, guide you through making your own layers and clue you up on basic skills in digital making and media. This new media artist has the resume of a true technology trailblazer. Settle in for a demonstration of how augmented reality has been applied to multiple purposes. Get your hands on the tools and asset files as you work with Warren to evolve your skills.

    This one-off event runs for 4 hours and is best suited to people 15 years and over.

    Bookings are essential as spaces are limited to 16 people.

    Bring your own lunch and devices (laptop and mobile) preloaded with Aurasma and Layar.

    Kings Cross Library
    Saturday 29 April 2017 from 10am to 2pm