Kids and teens

Kids and teens

  • What’s on
  • Maker and creator workshops: 8-12 years
    Tuesday 20 February 2018
  • Event details

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

    Surry Hills

    Rubber band car: 5 February
    Construct a racer from simple materials. Potential energy will be converted into kinetic energy to create a racing toy from paper cups and rubber bands.

    Shadow puppet making: 19 February
    Use our diecutter to design and create your own shadow puppets and background as we explore the properties of light and shadow.

    Make your own musical instrument: 5 March
    Make 2 simple instruments that use vibration to make sound: a harmonica-style noise maker with adjustable pitch and an instrument that sounds like a swarm of bees!

    Paper climbers: 19 March
    In this exploration of friction, make a fun toy of your own design that climbs up a string.

    Newtown

    Make your own record player: 6 February
    With just a pin, 2 coins, a manila folder or roll of paper, kids will get to make their own record player.

    Paper circuits: 20 February
    Explore paper circuits with switches that turn LED lights on and off. Kids will get to make a light up firefly or cat.

    Make your own musical instrument: 6 March
    Make 2 simple instruments that use vibration to make sound: a harmonica-style noise maker with adjustable pitch and an instrument that sounds like a swarm of bees!

    Balloon rocket: 20 March
    Challenge other makers to see whose creation goes the fastest.

    Ultimo

    Scribble bot: 8 February
    Use a DC motor and recycled parts to make a jittery drawing robot to take home.

    littleBits: 22 February
    Combine our electronic building blocks with sensors and motors to create fun electrical circuits.

    Make your own musical instrument: 8 March
    Make 2 simple instruments that use vibration to make sound: a harmonica-style noise maker with adjustable pitch and an instrument that sounds like a swarm of bees!

    Balloon rocket: 22 March
    Challenge other makers to see whose creation goes the fastest.

    Glebe

    Rubber band car: 7 February
    Construct a racer from simple materials. Potential energy will be converted into kinetic energy to create a racing toy from paper cups and rubber bands.

    Shadow puppet making: 21 February
    Use our diecutter to design and create your own shadow puppets and background as we explore the properties of light and shadow.

    Make your own musical instrument: 7 March
    Make 2 simple instruments that use vibration to make sound: a harmonica-style noise maker with adjustable pitch and an instrument that sounds like a swarm of bees!

    Paper climbers: 21 March
    In this exploration of friction, make a fun toy of your own design that climbs up a string.

    Bookings essential. Sessions are free. Parents or guardians are required to stay during the session.

    City of Sydney Library
    Fortnightly on Mondays to Thursdays, 4pm to 5pm

    Monday 5 February to Thursday 22 March 2018

  • Rhymetime @ Glebe
    Tuesday 20 February 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

  • Bi-lingual storytime @ Ultimo
    Tuesday 20 February 2018
  • Book now

    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 20 February 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

  • Bilingual storytime and lion dancing
    Tuesday 20 February 2018
  • Event details

    During the spectacular Sydney Chinese New Year Festival, there’ll be celebrations of flavour, colour and culture. To bring in the Year of the Dog, the library will be putting on some fun festivities.

    We’ve got a special treat of storytelling, singing and dancing for pre-schoolers in both English and Mandarin. As well as terrific tales read aloud, kids will get up and active with a movement workshop and exciting lion dance performance from The Chinese Youth League.

    We want to mark Chinese New Year in a big way with the little ones at the library. Guaranteed to delight 3 to 5-year-olds, this free event will attract an audience, so make sure you arrive early as numbers are limited.

    Green Square Library Monday 19 February, 11am–11.45am.
    Ultimo Library Tuesday 20 February, 11am–11.45am.
    Kings Cross Library Wednesday 21 February, 11am–11.45am.

    City of Sydney Library
    Monday 19 February 2018 from 11am to 11.45am
    Tuesday 20 February 2018 from 11am to 11.45am
    Wednesday 21 February 2018 from 11am to 11.45am
  • Storytime @ Kings Cross
    Wednesday 21 February 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

  • Code Club at Surry Hills
    Wednesday 21 February 2018
  • Book now

    Bring your keen coders to our free 5-week coding series. They’ll gain confidence in using the coding environment, MIT Scratch, and find out how to build games and animations. Watch them grow their competence by adding new skills and concepts each week to build on previous activities.

    MIT Scratch offers a fun introduction to block coding, encouraging creative thinking, systematic reasoning and collaboration.

    In the final 2 sessions, our young coders will develop a project using new tools and gadgets like Makey Makey and Scratch Studio to bring their ideas to the next level.

    Makey Makey is an invention kit that turns everyday objects into touchpads. Make a banana keyboard or draw your own game controller. It’s part of our makerspace kit collection available for members to borrow, so your coder can continue exploring and working on their project at home. Scratch Studio is an online space where users put multiple projects into a group to share their work with others.

    If your coder is passionate about their project and is itching to finish it, our 2 drop-in sessions let them see it through in a supported environment.

    Weeks 1 – 3: Basic Scratch skills
    Week 4: Expanding your toolbox
    Week 5: Creating your own project
    Weeks 6 – 7: Drop-in time to finish your project

    These hands-on workshops run for 1-hour each week and are suitable for 9 to 12 year-olds with no prior experience necessary.

    Places are free, however, you must book in and attend for all sessions in weeks 1 to 5. The workshops have a capacity of 8. Everything is provided, and parents or guardians need to stay in the library during Code Club.

    Surry Hills Library is wheelchair friendly.

    Surry Hills Library
    Wednesdays, 4pm to 5pm

    Wednesday 7 February to Wednesday 21 March 2018

  • Rhymetime @ Green Square
    Wednesday 21 February 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

  • Rhymetime @ Kings Cross
    Wednesday 21 February 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.

  • Auslan and English storytime @ Surry Hills
    Thursday 22 February 2018
  • Event details

    Join our weekly storytime at Surry Hills Library in Auslan and English, presented by library staff and the Deaf Society. Storytime is a fun session of storytelling and craft for pre-schoolers that fosters an early love of reading and social interaction in readiness for school.

    This session is suitable for deaf and hearing children, ages 3 to 5 years.

    Parents or guardians are required to stay during the session.

    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 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 @ Ultimo
    Thursday 22 February 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

  • Rhymetime @ Surry Hills
    Thursday 22 February 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

  • Rhymetime @ Ultimo
    Thursday 22 February 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.

  • Bilingual storytime @ Haymarket
    Friday 23 February 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 23 February 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 23 February 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 @ Waterloo
    Friday 23 February 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

  • Code Club at Ultimo Library
    Friday 23 February 2018
  • Book now

    Bring your keen coders to our free 5-week coding series. They’ll gain confidence in using the coding environment, MIT Scratch, and find out how to build games and animations. Watch them grow their competence by adding new skills and concepts each week to build on previous activities.

    MIT Scratch offers a fun introduction to block coding, encouraging creative thinking, systematic reasoning and collaboration.

    In the final 2 sessions, our young coders will develop a project using new tools and gadgets like Makey Makey and Scratch Studio to bring their ideas to the next level.

    Makey Makey is an invention kit that turns everyday objects into touchpads. Make a banana keyboard or draw your own game controller. It’s part of our makerspace kit collection available for members to borrow, so your coder can continue exploring and working on their project at home. Scratch Studio is an online space where users put multiple projects into a group to share their work with others.

    If your coder is passionate about their project and is itching to finish it, our 2 drop-in sessions let them see it through in a supported environment.

    Weeks 1 – 3: Basic Scratch skills
    Week 4: Expanding your toolbox
    Week 5: Creating your own project
    Weeks 6 – 7: Drop-in time to finish your project

    These hands-on workshops run for 1-hour each week. Suitable for 9 to 12 year-olds with no prior experience necessary.

    Places are free, however, you must book in and attend for all sessions in weeks 1 to 5. The workshops have a capacity of 8. Everything is provided, and parents or guardians need to stay in the library during Code Club.

    Ultimo Library is wheelchair friendly.

    Ultimo Library
    Fridays, 4pm to 5pm

    Friday 23 February to Friday 6 April 2018

  • Rhymetime @ Waterloo
    Friday 23 February 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

  • Storytime @ Green Square
    Friday 23 February 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

  • Maker and creator workshops: 5-8 years
    Monday 26 February 2018
  • Event details

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

    Rubber band car: 12 February
    Construct a racer from simple materials. Potential energy will be converted into kinetic energy to create a racing toy from paper cups and rubber bands.

    Shadow puppet making: 26 February
    Use our diecutter to design and create your own shadow puppets and background as we explore the properties of light and shadow.

    Make your own musical instrument: 12 March
    Make 2 simple instruments that use vibration to make sound: a harmonica-style noise maker with adjustable pitch and an instrument that sounds like a swarm of bees!

    Paper climbers: 26 March
    In this exploration of friction, make a fun toy of your own design that climbs up a string.

    Sessions are free. Bookings essential. Parents or guardians are required to stay during the session.

     

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

    Monday 12 February to Monday 26 March 2018

  • Mardi Gras: Rainbow family storytime
    Monday 26 February 2018
  • Event details

    To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, the City of Sydney Library is hosting rainbow family storytime sessions.

    We’re teaming up with storytellers and educators from the LGBTIQ communities who will deliver storytimes celebrating families of all shapes and sizes.

    We have collaborated with PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), Rainbow Families and Twenty 10 (a support service for young LGBTIQ people and national provider of QLife for LGBTIQ people of all ages) to bring guest storytellers to our libraries.

    Newtown Library: Monday 26 February 11am – 11.45am
    Glebe Library: Tuesday 27 February 11am – 11.45am
    Kings Cross Library: Wednesday 28 February 11am – 11.45am
    Ultimo Library: Thursday 1 March 11am – 11.45am
    Surry Hills Library: Thursday 1 March 11am – 11.45am (in Auslan and English)
    Waterloo Library: Friday 2 March 11am – 1145am
    Green Square Library: Friday 2 March 11am – 1145am

    This free event is suitable for pre-school children and their families. Bookings are not required however space is limited so please arrive early to secure your spot.

    Our library has a large selection of picture books about families with same-sex parents which are also available to borrow.

    City of Sydney Library
    Monday 26 February 2018 from 11am to 11.45am
    Tuesday 27 February 2018 from 11am to 11.45am
    Wednesday 28 February 2018 from 11am to 11.45am
    Thursday 1 March 2018 from 11am to 11.45am
    Friday 2 March 2018 from 11am to 11.45am
  • Mandarin rhymetime @ Green Square
    Monday 26 February 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 26 February 2018
  • Book now

    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

  • Rhymetime @ Newtown
    Monday 26 February 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

  • Storytime @ Newtown
    Monday 26 February 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

  • Girls invention workshop
    Thursday 1 March 2018
  • Book now

    To celebrate International Women’s Day, the City of Sydney Library is hosting a free girls invention workshop led by TechScience Australia. Girls will use different materials and code to create their own arcade game or robotic traffic lights and produce amazing animations using an LED matrix.

    This 3-hour interactive session teaches basic coding and electronics. The workship is sure to power-up their passion and confidence in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics).

    They’ll get a hands-on introduction to the incredible world of programmable electronics using Arduino. The open-source, accessible electronic platform controls a variety of sensors and devices. The interactive Arduino can sense and control objects in the real world – like motion activated alarms and lights and smartphone-activated garage door openers.

    Arduino is a popular tool for the Internet of Things and STEM/STEAM. All over the world, designers, engineers, students, developers and makers use Arduino to innovate music, games, toys, smart homes, farming, autonomous vehicles, and more.

    This free event is designed for girls 10 to 15 years, with no prior experience required. With a maximum of 20 participants, bookings are recommended. All equipment is provided.

    Parents or guardians are required to stay in the library during the workshop.

    TechScience Australia
    To encourage children to explore science and future technologies, TechScience lead fun and engaging educational programs. With decades of international educational experience, the team is passionate about engaging girls and women in STEAM.

    Surry Hills Library
    Thursday 1 March 2018 from 10am to 1pm
  • Speak me mighty with Matriark
    Saturday 10 March 2018
  • Event details

    Bring your words with you or write them in the workshop. Then turn them into a performance with the visuals and soundscapes of Matriark Theatre. If you’ve got something to say, this is a safe place to say it. Grow your tiny whisper into a mighty voice.

    Our regular meet-ups for high-school students start with spoken word. Matriark Theatre joins us for some creative collaboration in our 3-hour workshop. At the end, you’ll put on a public performance and present your poetry.

    This is a 2-part event:

    Workshop: 4pm – 7pm
    Hone your writing and self-expression through a series of writing exercises with poet Dr Gareth Jenkins. Members of Matriark Theatre will work with you to produce projections and soundscapes that make your words come alive. Grow your confidence in this non-competitive environment.
    Book a place.

    Performance: 7.30pm – 8.30pm
    After the workshop, participants will put on a short performance for friends and supporters. Spoken words blend with audio and visuals to add another dimension to your words.
    Book to watch the performance. Only book if you’re not attending the workshop.

    Matriark Theatre
    Sydney-based theatre-makers, Matriark, create new work for young people and families. Residing above Waterloo Library in one of the City of Sydney’s new creative live/work spaces, the ensemble hails from a variety of creative backgrounds. Matriark uses puppetry and physical comedy to build worlds and imagine surreal characters and stories for the stage. Its work has graced numerous Sydney stages, including the Monkey Baa Theatre, Casula Powerhouse and Riverside Theatres.

    The free workshop is suitable for high-school students 13+ and no prior experience is necessary. With a maximum of 20, bookings are recommended.

    The free performance is suitable for anyone who appreciates improvisation and the views of young people.

    Newtown Library
    Saturday 10 March 2018 from 4pm to 8.30pm