Inner west libraries in April

Inner West Council’s libraries have a packed agenda of events, talks, workshops, and school holiday activities – as well as Seniors and Youth weeks programs. To register or find out more for any of the following, go to or call 9335 2173. 

Speaker Series 

The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart by Holly Ringland, in conversation with Susan Wyndham. The author of the “most enchanting debut novel of 2018”, Holly Ringland, will chat with author and former longstanding literary editor of Sydney Morning Herald, Susan Wyndham. 
Ashfield Library, Thursday 12 April, 6.30pm-7.30pm 

Those Other Women by Nicola Moriarty, in conversation with Kelly Doust. Nicola is the younger sister of bestselling authors Liane and Jaclyn. Her first novel was The Fifth Letter. Kelly Doust is a local author of The Crafty Minx and novel Precious Things. 
Emanuel Tsardoulias Community Library, Dulwich Hill, Wednesday 4 April, 6.30pm-7.30pm 

Supercharge Your Gut by Lee Holmes. Find out how healing and maintaining a healthy gut is not difficult or time consuming. 
Balmain Library, Thursday 26 April, 6.30pm-8pm 

Impressions of Greece: Photographic Archives of William Woodhouse. Candace Richards, Assistant Curator of Sydney University’s Nicholson Museum will talk about the 1,500 glass-plate negatives of Greece taken by William Woodhouse, Professor of Classics University of Sydney in the 1890s and early 1900s. In partnership with Greek Festival of Sydney 
St Peters/Sydenham Library, Tuesday 17 April, 6:30pm-7:30pm 


Free Family History workshops. Three part series: Introduction to Family History, Introduction to Ancestry, Introduction to Trove for Family History 
Leichhardt Library, Saturday 10, 24 March and 14 April , 10am-12 noon 
Ashfield Library, Monday 16, 30 April and 21 May, 10am-12 noon 
Balmain Library, Monday 4, 18 June and 2 July, 10am-12 noon 
Haberfield Library, Wednesday 13, 27 June and 11 July, 2pm-4pm 

Facebook Live and Instagram Stories. Find out more about these new social media tools. Facilitated by Holly Galbraith of Go Future Media 
Marrickville Library, Saturday 21 April, 10am-12 noon. Cost $15 

Seniors Festival 

Borrowing audio and e-books. Learn how to borrow audio and e-books from the library collection, anytime anywhere on a mobile device. 
Marrickville Library, Friday 6 April, 2:30pm-4pm 
Ashfield Library, Tuesday 10 April, 2:30pm-4pm 
St Peters/Sydenham Library, Friday 13 April, 2:30pm-4pm 

Get Smart. Work out how to get smart on a smart device. Plus, a selection of smart devices to use and explore. 
Leichhardt Library, Wednesday 4 April, 2pm-3pm 
Balmain Library, Wednesday 11 April, 2pm-3pm 
Marrickville Library, Thursday 12 April, 11am-12:30pm 
Ashfield Library, Friday 13 April, 2pm-3pm 

Mini Memoir Zine Workshop. Zine is short for magazine, and a do-it-yourself philosophy to get creative with text and images. Professor Lau Lau (Lauren Delves) will teach the basics of life writing and memoir. Bring photographs and other material for inspiration, and a laptop or tablet for writing – all other materials provided. 
Leichhardt Library, Thursday 12 April, 1pm-4pm 

Spark Youth Theatre: Say Something Do Something. Chris Dunstan, Artistic Director of IWC Spark Theatre, and performers will talk about their latest production, Say Something Do Something, in which seniors and youth were asked to respond to different questions about their lives and place in the world 
Ashfield Library, Friday 13 April, 11am-12noon 

Introduction to Instagram. An invitation to come and get social. Learn how to start sharing photos on Instagram. If you have a smart phone or tablet, bring it along. 
Marrickville Library, Friday 6 April, 10am-1pm 
St Peters/Sydenham Library, Friday 13 April, 10am-1pm 

Hello Holidays! School holiday activities 

Hopeless Heroes by Stella Tarakson Writing Workshop. Kids aged 7-10 years will explore the monsters of Greek mythology and draw a monster of their own imaginings, in this workshop with the author of a fun-filled adventure series based on Greek mythology. In partnership with Greek Festival of Sydney 
St Peters/Sydenham Library, Friday 20 April, 10:15am-11:30am 

Musical Theatre Workshop. For kids aged 8-12 years to hone dance, singing and drama skills under the guidance of professional actor and choreographer, Natalie Paige. 
Leichhardt Library, Monday 16 April, 2pm-3:30pm 
Haberfield Library, Monday 23 April, 10am-11.30am 

Youth Week 

Creative Writing Workshop. Young people aged 12-18 years can unlock their imagination and learn techniques to improve creative writing with acclaimed author, writer, blogger and speaker Walter Mason 
Ashfield Library, Friday 20 April, 10am-12 noon 
Leichhardt Library, Monday 23 April, 1:30pm-3:30pm 

Eagle Eyes. A memory test with the nature table recount game. Listen to a reading of Australian picture book classic With Nan by Tania Cox. Then create a green craft nature bowl using air dry clay, beautiful dried flowers, leaves and other treasures. For kids aged 5-7 years. 
Balmain Library, Tuesday 24 April, 2pm-3pm 
St Peters/Sydenham Library, Friday 27 April, 10:30am-11:30am 

DIY Terrarium hands-on workshop, teaching kids aged 8-12 years, with glass bowl, rocks, potting soil and small plants. 
Balmain Library, Thursday 19 April, 2pm-3pm 
Haberfield Library, Friday 20 April, 11am-12noon 

Knitting for Beginners. Kids aged 8-12 years can learn the basics of knitting under the guidance of library knitting guru, Gina Battaglia, from the Ashfield Library adult knitting group. 
Emanuel Tsardoulias Community Library, Dulwich Hill, Thursday 19 April, 2pm-3pm 
Ashfield Library, Thursday 26 April, 10am-11am


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