What’s on at Inner West libraries in July

Thursday, 27 June 2019

Celebrate NAIDOC week with an immersive digital journey, join the Comic Conversation and entertain the kids with free activities in the Hello Holidays program- all during the month of July.

Speaker series:

  • The Science of the Space Race- Sputnik, Apollo and beyond

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with a captivating talk on space exploration, scientific advancements, the future of humanity in space and the need for exploration with Petr Lebedev.

Ashfield Town Hall,

Tuesday, 11 July, 6:30-7:30pm

  • Celebrating NAIDOC week- Virtual Songlines

Enjoy this immersive journey with digital storyteller Brett Leavy, presenting a virtual time capsule depicting Botany Bay at the time of first settlement.

St Peters/ Sydenham Library,

Tuesday, 9 July, 6:30-7:30pm

  • The Stoic Theory of Emotions

This philosophy talk with Melissa Merritt aims to examine the stoicism, its underlying psychological commitments and open up discussion about whether stoic apatheia is something we ought to strive for.

Leichhardt Library,

Thursday, 18 July, 6:30-7:30pm

  • Poetry, politics and belief

Friends and colleagues of Rae Desmond Jones, the former Mayor of Ashfield, will read from his collection The End of the Line. Well-known poet Les Wicks will read from his latest book Belief.

Ashfield Library, Level 6 Meeting Room,

Saturday, 27 July, 1:30-3:30pm

  • Comic Conversation 2019

Hear from comic book artists, creators, illustrators, writers and publishers as well as get the chance to see comic creators at work, have a chat to them and purchase their artwork. Full program of events at innerwest.nsw.gov.au/ComicCon

Ashfield Library,

Saturday, 13 July, 5pm onwards

NAIDOC week events for kids:

  • Gwenda Stanley presents: Sharing Culture

Dance, storytelling and artefacts are used by Gwenda Stanley to share her unique and rich Aboriginal culture in this fun and engaging show. Suitable for ages 5-12.

Ashfield Library,

Thursday, 11 July, 2-3pm

  • Drawing workshop with illustrator Dub Leffler

Learn how to draw to convey meaning and emotion as this workshop explores Dub Leffler’s beautiful new book Sorry Day. Suitable for ages 8-12.

St Peters/ Sydenham Library

Monday, 8 July, 11am-12noon

Hello Holidays- free school holiday activities at the library:

  • Life of a comic book artist with Rob Feldman

This fun and interactive show will have lots of surprises, audience participation and comedy throughout. Suitable for ages 5-12.

Ashfield Civic Centre,

Thursday, 18 July, 2-3pm

  • Comic book illustration with Louie Joyce

Learn the basics of visual storytelling through the art of comics. Suitable for ages 12-18.

St Peters/ Sydenham Library,

Friday, 19 July, 10:30am-3pm

Full holiday program here: innerwest.nsw.gov.au/HelloHolidays

All events are free, book at innerwest.nsw.gov.au/WhatsOn                            

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