Kids and teens

  • What’s on
  • Storytime @ Darling Square Library
    Wednesday 13 November 2019
  • 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.

    Parents or caregivers must accompany children for the duration of the session.

    There are no sessions during NSW school or public holidays.

    Darling Square Library
    Wednesdays, 11.30am to 12.15pm

    Wednesday 30 October to Wednesday 18 December 2019

  • Rhymetime @ Darling Square Library
    Wednesday 13 November 2019
  • 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.

    Please arrive early to ensure your place. Parents or caregivers must accompany children for the duration of the session.

    No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

    Darling Square Library
    Wednesdays, 10.30am to 11am

    Wednesday 30 October to Wednesday 18 December 2019

  • Storytime @ Kings Cross
    Wednesday 13 November 2019
  • 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 30 January to Wednesday 18 December 2019

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

  • Rhymetime @ Kings Cross
    Wednesday 13 November 2019
  • 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 30 January to Wednesday 18 December 2019

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

    No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

  • Rhymetime @ Green Square
    Wednesday 13 November 2019
  • 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.

    Three sessions available:

    Wednesdays:
    10.30am – 11.00am
    11.30am – 12.00pm

    Fridays:
    10.30am – 11.00am

    Each session is limited to 50 participants. Please arrive early to ensure your place. Parents or caregivers must accompany children for the duration of the session.

    No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

    Green Square Library
    Wednesdays and Fridays, 10.30am to 12pm

    Wednesday 30 January to Friday 20 December 2019

    Except Wednesday 17 April, Good Friday , Wednesday 24 April, Friday 26 April, Wednesday 10 July, Friday 12 July, Wednesday 17 July, Friday 19 July, Wednesday 2 October, Friday 4 October, Wednesday 9 October and Friday 11 October

    During school terms only.

  • Storytime @ Newtown
    Thursday 14 November 2019
  • 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
    Thursdays, 11am to 11.45am

    Thursday 31 January to Thursday 19 December 2019

    Except Thursday 18 April, Thursday 2 May, Thursday 11 July, Thursday 18 July, Thursday 3 October and Thursday 10 October

  • Storytime @ Ultimo
    Thursday 14 November 2019
  • 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 31 January to Thursday 19 December 2019

    Except Thursday 18 April, Thursday 2 May, Thursday 11 July, Thursday 18 July, Thursday 3 October and Thursday 10 October

  • Storytime @ Waterloo
    Thursday 14 November 2019
  • 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.

    Parents or caregivers must accompany children for the duration of the session.

    There are no sessions during NSW school or public holidays.

    Waterloo Library
    Thursdays, 11am to 11.45am

    Thursday 31 January to Thursday 19 December 2019

    Except Thursday 18 April, Anzac Day , Thursday 2 May, Thursday 11 July, Thursday 18 July, Thursday 3 October and Thursday 10 October

  • Rhymetime @ Newtown
    Thursday 14 November 2019
  • 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
    Thursdays, 10am to 10.30am

    Thursday 31 January to Thursday 19 December 2019

    Except Thursday 18 April, Thursday 2 May, Thursday 11 July, Thursday 18 July, Thursday 3 October and Thursday 10 October

  • Rhymetime @ Ultimo
    Thursday 14 November 2019
  • 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 31 January to Thursday 19 December 2019

    Except Thursday 18 April, Thursday 2 May, Thursday 11 July, Thursday 18 July, Thursday 3 October and Thursday 10 October

    No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

  • Rhymetime @ Waterloo
    Thursday 14 November 2019
  • 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.

    Parents or caregivers must accompany children for the duration of the session.
    No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

    Waterloo Library
    Thursdays, 10am to 10.30am

    Thursday 31 January to Thursday 19 December 2019

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

  • Friday Rock 'n Rhyme @ Glebe
    Friday 15 November 2019
  • 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 1 February to Friday 20 December 2019

    Except Friday 26 April, Friday 3 May, Friday 12 July, Friday 19 July, Friday 4 October and Friday 11 October

  • Rhymetime in Mandarin @ Darling Square Library
    Friday 15 November 2019
  • 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.

    Darling Square Library
    Fridays, 10.30am to 11am

    Friday 1 November to Friday 13 December 2019

  • Bilingual storytime @ Darling Square Library
    Friday 15 November 2019
  • 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.

    Darling Square Library
    Fridays, 11.30am to 12.15pm

    Friday 1 November to Friday 13 December 2019

  • Rhymetime @ Surry Hills
    Friday 15 November 2019
  • 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
    Fridays, 10am to 10.30am

    Friday 8 February to Friday 20 December 2019

    Thursday 31 January 2019 from 10am to 10.30am

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

  • Storytime @ Green Square
    Friday 15 November 2019
  • 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.

    Parents or caregivers must accompany children for the duration of the session.

    There are no sessions during NSW school or public holidays.

    Green Square Library
    Fridays, 1pm to 1.45pm

    Friday 1 February to Friday 20 December 2019

    Except Good Friday , Friday 26 April, Friday 12 July, Friday 19 July, Friday 4 October and Friday 11 October

  • Storytime @ Surry Hills
    Friday 15 November 2019
  • 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.

    Surry Hills Library
    Fridays, 11am to 11.45am

    Friday 8 February to Friday 20 December 2019

    Thursday 31 January 2019 from 11am to 11.45am

    Except Friday 26 April, Friday 3 May, Friday 12 July, Friday 19 July, Friday 4 October and Friday 11 October

  • Bilingual storytime @ Green Square
    Monday 18 November 2019
  • Book now

    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, 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.

    Parents or guardians are required to stay during the session

    Green Square Library
    Mondays, 11.30am to 12.15pm

    Monday 4 February to Monday 16 December 2019

    Except Monday 15 April, Monday 29 April, Monday 8 July, Monday 15 July and Monday 30 September

  • Test drive a makerspace kit
    Monday 18 November 2019
  • Event details

    Explore the new Darling Square Library and get familiar with our STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) equipment at this after-school drop-in series. Test drive kits from our makerspace collection, including robots, coding equipment and electronics.

    Each week, one of our makerspace kits will be selected and demonstrated by experienced library staff. Become a library member to borrow and take one home.

    Kits include

    Monday 4 November (4pm – 5pm): Edison robot v2.0
    Beginners can learn about robots using their computer or tablet to program this Lego-compatible robot in one of 3 languages. Drive Edison over pre-programmed barcodes to activate functions like ‘avoid obstacles.’ Ages 5+

    Monday 11 November (4pm – 5pm): Ozobot Bit 2.0
    Tinker with this highly-programmable robot. Control it by drawing lines and colour segments or use a free online block-based programming editor. Create and send Ozobot through mazes and racetracks. Ages 5+

    Monday 18 November (4pm – 5pm): Sphero SPRK+ edition
    Use a free app to control the ball with Bluetooth and take part in hands-on activities. This robotic ball inspires curiosity, creativity and invention through connected play and coding. Ages 5+

    Monday 25 November (4pm – 5pm): LittleBits synth kit
    Combine our littleBits electronic building blocks to create fun electrical circuits. Ages 5+

    Monday 2 December (4pm – 5pm): Edison robot v2.0
    Beginners can learn about robots using their computer or tablet to program this Lego-compatible robot in one of 3 languages. Drive Edison over pre-programmed barcodes to activate functions like ‘avoid obstacles.’ Ages 5+

    No bookings are required.

    Darling Square Library
    Monday 4 November 2019 from 4pm to 5pm
    Monday 11 November 2019 from 4pm to 5pm
    Monday 18 November 2019 from 4pm to 5pm
    Monday 25 November 2019 from 4pm to 5pm
    Monday 2 December 2019 from 4pm to 5pm
  • Mandarin rhymetime @ Green Square
    Monday 18 November 2019
  • 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, 10.30am to 11am

    Monday 4 February to Monday 16 December 2019

    Except Monday 15 April, Monday 29 April, Monday 8 July, Monday 15 July and Monday 30 September

  • Bi-lingual storytime @ Ultimo
    Tuesday 19 November 2019
  • 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 29 January to Tuesday 17 December 2019

    Except Tuesday 16 April, Tuesday 23 April, Tuesday 9 July, Tuesday 16 July, Tuesday 24 September, Tuesday 1 October and Tuesday 8 October

  • Storytime @ Glebe
    Tuesday 19 November 2019
  • 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 29 January to Tuesday 17 December 2019

    Except Tuesday 1 October and Tuesday 8 October

  • Rhymetime @ Glebe
    Tuesday 19 November 2019
  • 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 29 January to Tuesday 17 December 2019

    Except Tuesday 16 April, Tuesday 23 April, Tuesday 9 July, Tuesday 16 July, Tuesday 1 October and Tuesday 8 October

  • Maker and creator workshops: 8-12 years
    Wednesday 20 November 2019
  • Event details

    Surry Hills Library

    Squishy circuits: Wednesday 23 October
    Bring to life your own illuminated creature using conductive play dough in this science meets invention activity.
    Book

    Kaleidoscopes: Wednesday 6 November
    Design and create a simple kaleidoscope using craft materials.
    Book

    Ozobot maze challenge: Wednesday 20 November
    Use our small programmable robots to navigate mazes and obstacles.
    Book

    LED Christmas cards: Wednesday 4 December
    Design your own light up Christmas cards using LEDs and cardboard.
    Book

    Green Square Library

    Ozobot maze challenge: Wednesday 23 October
    Use our small programmable robots to navigate mazes and obstacles.
    Book

    Squishy circuits: Wednesday 6 November
    Bring to life your own illuminated creature using conductive play dough in this science meets invention activity.
    Book

    Kaleidoscopes: Wednesday 20 November
    Design and create a simple kaleidoscope using craft materials.
    Book

    LED Christmas cards: Wednesday 4 December
    Design your own light up Christmas cards using LEDs and cardboard.
    Book

    Newtown Library

    Rubber band car: Wednesday 23 October
    Construct a racer from paper cups and rubber bands and use kinetic energy to see whose can go the fastest.
    Book

    Ozobot maze challenge: Wednesday 6 November
    Use our small programmable robots to navigate mazes and obstacles.
    Book

    Kaleidoscopes: Wednesday 20 November
    Design and create a simple kaleidoscope using craft materials.
    Book

    LED Christmas cards: Wednesday 4 December
    Design your own light up Christmas cards using LEDs and cardboard.
    Book

    Ultimo Library

    Squishy circuits: Thursday 24 October
    Bring to life your own illuminated creature using conductive play dough in this science meets invention activity.
    Book

    Kaleidoscopes: Thursday 7 November
    Design and create a simple kaleidoscope using craft materials.
    Book

    Ozobot maze challenge: Thursday 21 November
    Use our small programmable robots to navigate mazes and obstacles.
    Book

    LED Christmas cards: Thursday 5 December
    Design your own light up Christmas cards using LEDs and cardboard.
    Book

    Bookings are recommended as places are limited.

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

    City of Sydney Library
    Wednesday 23 October 2019 from 4pm to 5pm
    Thursday 5 December 2019 from 4pm to 5pm
    Wednesday 6 November 2019 from 4pm to 5pm
    Wednesday 20 November 2019 from 4pm to 5pm
    Wednesday 4 December 2019 from 4pm to 5pm
    Wednesday 23 October 2019 from 4pm to 5pm
    Wednesday 6 November 2019 from 4pm to 5pm
    Thursday 24 October 2019 from 4pm to 5pm
    Thursday 7 November 2019 from 4pm to 5pm
    Thursday 21 November 2019 from 4pm to 5pm
    Thursday 5 December 2019 from 4pm to 5pm
    Friday 6 December 2019 from 4pm to 5pm
  • Underground: this side up!
    Friday 29 November 2019
  • Book now

    Live music and interactive art take over Green Square Library for a special after-hours event for young people. Come and get creative and enjoy a night of free entertainment.

    The music line-up features some fantastic local Sydney talent. Enjoy the infectious force of headlining act Georgia June, The 902’s blend of rock, funk, jazz and blues and the alternative, psychedelic, indie rock of The Assets.

    Sip on delicious milk tea from the Boba Well, an installation by Dylan Goh featuring a self-serve ceramic well filled will tea.  There’ll also be food from Parliament on King, social enterprise catering made by asylum seekers and refugees, in partnership with locals

    Challenge your senses in an audio visual experience with interactive, improvised music performed by members of the Youth Curators, the Vermillion Trio.

    Ka-ching ka-ching. Try out our poetry writing cash registers and take home your own original poem.

    High up in the tower you’ll find our quaint cardboard village under construction. Join in to make your own dream house addition.

    Write an anonymous note on tissue paper and watch as they float down from the reading room balcony into a stranger’s lap.

    Matriark Theatre’s big, playful monsters – The Monstrosities, will also be roaming the library all night.

    Presented with our Library Youth Curators, this free event is for young people 16 to 24 years old.  Bookings are recommended.

    Green Square Library
    Friday 29 November 2019 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm

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