Library and History events this September

Thursday, 23 August 2018


Get ready for a great line up of events this September, from architecture students with their visions for the GreenWay and Iron Cove Creek, to a special Father’s Day storytime, and Jane Mathews with her new book The Art of Living Alone and Loving It.

Library book sale

Children’s books, cook books, travel books, fiction, non-fiction and more! Library members pay just $1 per book, non-members, $2 per book. Not a member yet? Join online now to get your discount. It's free.

Saturday, 1 September, 10am-4pm

Ashfield Town Hall

For more information contact Ashfield Library on 9392 5810.

Brew, batch, taste

Christopher Sidwa, co-founder of Marrickville-based Batch Brewing Co will talk you through the process of becoming a home brew aficionado.  Learn how to brew and bottle your very own beer, make the perfect batch — just the way you like it, using basic home brewing equipment.

               Tuesday, 4 September, 6:30-7:30pm

St Peters/Sydenham Library

Over 18 only. Proof of age required on entry.

Books for sale and signing.

The Art of Living Alone and Loving It

by Jane Mathews

Whether you view living alone as the ultimate compromise or the ultimate luxury, it presents daily challenges, such as cooking for one, organising holidays, juggling finances, and avoiding the siren call of wine, Ugg boots and Netflix. Jane’s latest book is an inspirational toolkit for solo living — full of sound, practical advice, warmth and humour.  

               Thursday, 27 September, 6:30-7:30pm

Balmain Library

Books for sale and signing.

The Macleay family of NSW with Anne Harbers

This lecture looks at three generations of the Macleay family, collectors of natural history, how they contributed to flora and fauna discovery, and their legacy in the Macleay Museum.

Friday, 28 September, 11am-12noon
Ashfield Library

Communal Infrastructure: Visions for the Greenway and Iron Cove Creek

Architecture on Show

The Greenway and Iron Cove Creek are local green corridors where infrastructure, ecology and community coexist and exemplify how these parts can work together instead of being separated. Both have been the focus of recent design studios at the University of Technology, Sydney where architecture students have generated innovative ideas for how the area can evolve.

Eleanor Peres, Sophie Harris, Alexander Galego and Alex Grech will present their ideas for speculative infrastructure and community projects along these canals and share their visions for the future.
               Wednesday, 5 September, 6:30-8:30pm

St Peters/Sydenham Library

Writing book reviews with Roy Williams

Learn why book reviews are worth reading — both for pleasure and for information. Discover what distinguishes the best reviewers from the rest.
               Friday, 21 September, 10am-1pm
Ashfield Library

Headspace HSC chat

Learn how to reduce stress, look after yourself and stay focused for your exams. Presented by Headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation.

Wednesday, 26 September, 6-7pm

Leichhardt Library

Ground floor meeting room

Dad and me

Father’s Day in the library

Hear some funny and great stories that celebrate the diversity of father figures in our lives. Enjoy our gardening craft where you will paint a terracotta pot, decorate a popsicle stick plant marker and then plant seeds together.
              Saturday, 1 September, 10-11am

              St Peters/Sydenham Library

Books at bedtime

Enjoy wonderful stories about friendship such as the unlikely pair of Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley by Aaron Blabey. Wear your pyjamas and bring your favourite bedtime toy, bear or blanket.

Suitable for kids aged 3-9 years.

Thursday, 20 September, 6-7pm

St Peters/Sydenham Library

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