What’s On at the Libraries in September

  Tuesday 30 August 2022

It’s History Week in September at Inner West Libraries. Plus there’s author talks, architecture panel discussion, activities for kids and HSC workshops for teens. Go to What's on to find out more.

History Week 2-11 September 2022

The theme this year is Hands-on History. Highlights include:

• Sydney Philharmonia Choir: A Century of Song Exhibition
• Lessons from History with Dr Zora Simic and Dr Claire E. F Wright
• Making a Documentary Podcast with Jane Curtis
• The Day I Brush Vacuumed a Stick with Rebecca Jones

View the full program innerwest.nsw.gov.au/HistoryWeek

Radicals: Remembering the Sixties
Meredith Burgmann and Nadia Wheatley describe the awakening of a generation that set out to change the world. The authors will share their own memories of that exciting era with John Derum and Helen Voysey, whose stories are told in the book. Led in conversation by ABC radio presenter Cassie McCullagh.

Balmain Town Hall, Thursday 1 September, 6.30pm - 7.30pm

The Kindness Revolution with Hugh Mackay
Hugh Mackay will talk about his book, The Kindness Revolution. He reflects on the challenges we faced during a year of upheaval and the questions many of us have asked. What really matters to me? Am I living the kind of life I want? What sort of society do I want us to become?

Balmain Town Hall, Tuesday 6 September, 6.30pm - 7.30pm

Creative Artificial Intelligence: The Shifting Landscape
Associate Professor Oliver Bown speaks about the intersection of creativity and artificial intelligence. He will also discuss his book, Beyond the Creative Species, a multidisciplinary examination of computational creativity, analysing the impact of advanced generative technologies on art and music.

Ashfield Library, Monday 12 September, 6.30pm - 7.30pm

DisCovered: Book Design Explained
Book designers Amy Daoud and Hazel Lam discuss the elements that go into a great book cover. They will consider how a great cover can convey meaning, subtext, the context of a book, and where Amy and Hazel think book design trends are going.

Marrickville Library Pavilion, Wednesday 14 September, 6.30pm - 7.30pm

Her Fidelity with Katharine Pollock
Local writer and self-described record shop girl Katharine Pollock discusses her debut novel Her Fidelity, a feminist coming-of-age story for anyone who has ever felt that a song understood them more than their own family.

Marrickville Library Pavilion, Tuesday 20 September, 6.30pm - 7.30pm

Architecture Street: Compact Co-Living – The Possibilities of Smaller Multi-residential Units
This talk will showcase two projects which demonstrate the potential for well-located smaller dwellings with shared facilities to be great places for people to live.
Jonathon Kibble from Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects will present the nationally award-winning The Wedge Studios in Dulwich Hill. Lucy Sutton from Bates Smart Architects will present the newly completed Iglu Student Accommodation in Summer Hill.

Marrickville Library, Wednesday 21 September, 6.30pm - 7.30pm


Bilingual Italian Family Tales
Introduce your children to the world of Italian stories and songs in this special bilingual Italian storytime. With plenty of giggles, rhymes, and hand actions, this session is perfect for children ages 0-5.
No bookings required.

Haberfield Library, Saturday 3 September, 10.30am - 11am

Worm Farm and Composting Storytime
Introduce young children to the world of worms and composting in this special storytime for children ages 3-5.
No bookings required.

Marrickville Library, Wednesday 14 September, 10.30am - 11am

After School: Medieval History
Hear-ye-hear-ye! In celebration of History Week, join Ben the Bard and Weapons Master Diana as they take you on a medieval experience like no other. This highly interactive show invites children to play dress up and get a hands-on experience with prop weapons, armour, and other medieval objects. For children ages 8-12.

Ashfield Library, Friday 9 September, 3.45pm - 5pm


HSC Workshops
Advanced Maths: Ashfield Library, Sunday 11 September, 10.30am-1.30pm
Maths Standard 2: Marrickville Library, Sunday 18 September, 10.30am-1.30pm 

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