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 www.innerwest.nsw.gov.au/whatson or call 9335 2173.
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 www.greekfestivalofsydney.com.au
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 www.gofuturemedia.com
Marrickville Library, Saturday 21 April, 10am-12 noon. Cost $15
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 www.sparkyouththeatre.com
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 www.greekfestivalofsydney.com.au
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
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 www.waltermason.com
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