Library and History events this August

Thursday, 26 July 2018

Discover Shakespeare’s Library with Stuart Kells, encounter stylish crime writing in Joanna Penglase’s talk on Exotic Crime, sign up for a free workshop to maximise your HSC performance, and join in the fun during Children’s Book Week! 

All events listed are free unless otherwise stated. 

Speaker Series 

Inner West Built Environment Awards: Heritage and Sustainability 
Architecture on Show 

Heidi Pronk and Neil Mackenzie of Mackenzie and Pronk Architects will discuss their Marrickville Medal-winning project ‘Ellerslie’— the partners’ own house in Marrickville overlooking the Cooks River. 
Christian Grennan of Kreis Grennan Architecture will speak about his Brick Aperture House in Petersham, a shortlisted finalist for the Sustainable Building Award. 

      Wednesday, 1 August, 6:30-8:30pm 
      St Peters/Sydenham Library 

Exotic crime with Joanna Penglase 
Local author Joanna Penglase takes a look at some of the most stylish of crime writers and the unique worlds they created. 

      Monday, 6 August, 6:30-7:30pm 
      Leichhardt Library 

Stealth Raiders: A Few Daring Men in 1918 by Lucas Jordan 
Few Australians are aware of the momentous role played by six daring Australians in the Battle of Amiens, which took place on 8-9 August 1918. Hear this remarkable story. 

      Wednesday, 8 August, 6-7pm 
      Marrickville Library 

The Bulldog Track by Peter Phelps 
Hear the story of Tom Phelps and the 'other Kokoda Track', a story that has never been told. Tom's grandson, award-winning actor Peter Phelps shares this unforgettable tale of resilience and survival. 

     Monday, 13 August, 6:30-7:30pm 
     Balmain Library 

Let's talk about blood 
Dr Rena Hirani and Dr Alison Gould will lead you through some of the latest developments in Australian blood research. 

     Tuesday, 14 August, 6:30-7:30pm 
     Emanuel Tsardoulias Community Library, Dulwich Hill 

Complete Food and Nutrition Companion by Catherine Saxelby 
Nutritionist, blogger and award-wining author Catherine Saxelby presents her ultimate family reference for good health and nutrition. 

     Monday, 27 August, 6:30-7:30pm 
     Balmain Library 

Shakespeare’s Library by Stuart Kells 
Millions of words of scholarship have been expended on the world’s most famous author and his work. And yet a critical part of the puzzle, Shakespeare’s library, is a mystery. 

     Friday, 31 August, 11am-12 noon 
     Ashfield Library 


Spanish for beginners 
Immerse yourself in the wonders of Spanish culture using real life situations to build basic communication skills. Perfect for knowing how to order sangria and tapas on that next overseas getaway. Cost: $90, six week course. 

     Friday, 10 August - Friday 14 September, 6-7pm 
     Marrickville Town Hall meeting room 

Photo organisation fundamentals 
Are you drowning in digital images? The Filing Fairies will teach you the ABC’s of photo organisation and maintaining your digital collection. Cost: $15. 

     Saturday, 11 August, 9:30-11:30am 
     St Peters/Sydenham Library 

Free HSC workshops 
Learn how Australia's top students maximise their performance for their exams. 

How to score top marks presented by Rowan Kunz from Art of Smart 

     Tuesday, 14 August, 6-7:30pm 
     Ashfield Library 

Area of study English presented by Andrew Tennent of Tempe High 

    Tuesday, 28 August, 5:30-7:30pm 
    Ashfield Library 

Creative writing presented by English teacher, Maruti Lyons 

    Thursday, 30 August, 4-6pm 
    St Peters/Sydenham Library 

Children's Book Week 
18-24 August 
We are celebrating Australian children's literature with an author talk, books at bedtime, storytime, and our annual drawing and writing competition. 

Enter our competition to win amazing book prizes. 

Drawing competition 
Open to children in grades K-2 
Draw a picture of your most treasured item or memory 

Writing competition 
Open to children in grades 3-6 
Write a short story about your most treasured item or memory 

The competitions close Friday, 10 August 2018. Presentation of prizes will be at Ashfield Library on Friday, 24 August, 4pm. 
For more information visit: 

Book Week: Books at bedtime 
Join us for a family evening dress-up storytime. We will be reading titles from the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Book of the Year shortlist, and will vote for our favourites. 
Come dressed as your favourite character from any book. Best dressed wins a prize! 

    Ashfield Library – Monday, 20 August, 6-7pm 
    Balmain Library – Monday, 20 August, 6-7pm 
    Leichhardt Library – Thursday, 23 August, 6-7pm 
    Marrickville Library – Wednesday, 22 August, 6-7pm 
    St Peters/Sydenham Library – Thursday, 23 August, 6-7pm 

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