What’s on at the Libraries in June
Thursday 19 May 2022
Learn how to brew beer, use your smartphone to create great videos, or celebrate Make Music Day at one of Inner West Council’s library events in June.
More information and bookings innerwest.nsw.gov.au/WhatsOn or call 9392 5588.
Cruelty or Humanity: Stuart Rees in conversation with Lee Rhiannon
Academic and human rights activist Stuart Rees discusses his latest work, Cruelty or Humanity, which documents case studies from around the world, with former politician Lee Rhiannon.
Marrickville Library, Wednesday 1 June, 6.30pm - 7.30pm
The 100 Project: Learn how to use your smartphone to create video
If you, or a family member or friend, is over 100 years old, this workshop will show how to make a free video interview of the centenarian, creating a video keepsake for the family and future generations.
Marrickville Library, Saturday 4 June, 10am – 12 midday
Meet the Maker: Brew Beer at Home
Ever wanted to brew beer at home but don’t know where to start? Join Craig Mcvea as he explains how different hops and malts are used to create a distinct flavour profile, using examples from local heroes Philter Brewery.
Marrickville Library, Saturday 4 June, 1pm - 3pm
Esther’s Children with Caroline Beecham
Caroline Beecham talks about her latest novel Esther’s Children, a World War II love story inspired by the extraordinary life of Esther Simpson who helped rescue thousands of academic refugees from death and persecution.
Leichhardt Library, Tuesday 7 June, 6.30pm - 7.30pm
50 years of living in Marrickville
Local historian Richard Cashman is co-author of the Marrickville History publications Rural Outpost to Inner City and Marrickville People and Places.
Marrickville Library, Wednesday 15 June, 6.30pm - 7.30pm
James Joyce’s Ulysses with Gabrielle Carey
Writer Gabrielle Carey explores the life and works of James Joyce – a writer who changed the course of English literature.
Haberfield Library, Thursday 16 June, 11am – 12 midday
Tech Savvy Seniors Computers Classes for Seniors
Seniors with little or no digital experience can develop skills and confidence to use technology for socialising, accessing services or conducting personal business. Classes run from May – June. Vietnamese language trainer at Marrickville Library. English language trainer at Haberfield Library.
The City Gardener: Richard Unsworth in conversation with Robin Powell
Writer and garden designer Richard Unsworth and gardening columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald Robin Powell in a discussion about his book The City Gardener.
Marrickville Library, Saturday 18 June, 2pm - 3.30pm
Make Music Day
Celebrate Make Music Day at Ashfield Library with live musical performances from songwriter Danielle Lamb and music producer Vincent Sebastian.
Ashfield Civic Centre Forecourt, Tuesday 21 June, 12.30pm - 1.30pm
Machines Behaving Badly with Toby Walsh
AI expert Toby Walsh explores the ethical issues humanity faces with the growing prominence of Artificial Intelligence in our daily lives.
Ashfield Town Hall, Wednesday 22 June, 6pm - 7pm
Freedom Street Documentary – Inner West Premiere
Join us for a special screening and Q&A with the filmmakers of Freedom Street, a documentary that explores Indonesia's view of Australia's “turn back the boats” policy and its colossal impact on the lives’ of 14,000 refugees. Freedom Street examines Australia's history to find out what led us to this point and explores pragmatic long-term solutions.
Thursday 23 June, 6-8pm
Ben’s Online Book Club featuring Loveland by Robert Lukins
Writer Ben Hobson is joined online with Robert Lukins, acclaimed author of Loveland.
Tuesday 28 June, 7pm - 9pm
Robotics Workshop for Kids
This workshop for ages 9-11 develops skills in robotics, focusing on developing advanced algorithms using coding blocks.
Ashfield Library, Saturday 11 June, 1.30pm - 3pm
Lego build challenge
Kids will be led through a series of Lego build challenges that will encourage them to innovate and use their imagination. For ages 5-12.
Haberfield Library, Thursday 16 June, 3.45pm - 5.45pm
Tinikling Dance Workshop
Hop! Step! Slide! Tinikling is a fun Filipino dance that will test your rhythm and speed. For ages 8-12.
Marrickville Library, Wednesday 22 June, 3.45pm - 5pm
Learn about the historical and cultural use of Henna. Kids will have an opportunity to create their own fun designs. For ages 8-12.
Leichhardt Library, Wednesday 29 June, 4pm - 5pm
HSC Workshop: PDHPE Student Study Day
Marrickville Library, Sunday 5 June, 10am - 3pm
HSC Workshop: CAFS Student Revision Day
Ashfield Library, Sunday 19 June, 10am - 3pm
Music Workshop: How to Play the Blues
Learn about the 12-bar blues, scales, classic blues riffs and rhythms, the key to improvisation. Bring along your own instrument play the blues and jam with others. For ages 12+
Haberfield Library, Saturday 18 June, 11am - 12.30pm