What’s on at Inner West libraries in September

Thursday, 22 August 2019


Sound off with EDGE Ashfield, hear about civic architecture’s role in developing a sense of community and take a step into virtual reality at Inner West Council libraries in September.

Speaker series:

  • Tales of humour, sadness, humanity and a love for life by Balmain author Derek Mortimer, in conversation with renowned actor Bruce Spence

Balmain Town Hall, Meeting room

Wednesday, 18 September, 6:30-7:30pm

Book for sale and signing

  • Hear from Richard Holt about his artistic practice including his installations in Ashfield as part of Ashfield EDGE 2019 and see his performance on his one-of-a-kind electric guitar/ typewriter hybrid.

Ashfield Library, Local history room

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

  • Andre Callanan and Orit Meylakh will discuss the importance of civic architecture in developing a sense of community. They will present the new Marrickville Library as a key public building for the Inner West.

Marrickville Library and Pavilion

Wednesday, 18 September, 6:30-8:30pm

  • University of Sydney lecturer Sam Shpall (Senior Lecturer, Department of  Philosophy will discuss themes in the history of philosophical thinking about love, friendship, and women’s freedom, themes that he argues are interestingly framed and critiqued in the Neapolitan Quartet.

Leichhardt Library

Thursday, 19 September, 6:30-7:30pm


  • Learn skills to create a design and present it using room-scale Virtual Reality as an engaging way for clients and peers to experience early project designs and offer feedback quickly.

Marrickville Library and Pavilion

Saturday, 21 September, 10:30-12:30pm

Cost $10


  • Come on a guided tour of the new Marrickville Library and Pavilion.

Tours run twice daily from 1-13 September

Bilingual tours available in:

• Greek - Tuesday, 17 September, 10am

• Vietnamese - Thursday, 19 September, 10am

• Chinese - Friday, 20 September, 10am

Bookings required.

Teens and kids:

  • Watch an awesome anime or cool movie, try gaming and the new VR headset or just meet up hang out and eat popcorn at the Teen Screen meet up

Marrickville Library and Pavilion

Thursday, 26 September, 3:45-6pm

  • Delve into the world of Josephine the kangaroo from Shaggy Gully who loves to dance in this immersive and engaging drama workshop delivered by the award-winning Monkey Baa Theatre Company. Dress up encouraged.

Suitable for ages 5-7.

Marrickville Library and Pavilion

Sunday, 29 September, 10:30-11:30am

  • Bring what you are currently reading, whether it is an old favourite or discover something new from the library’s collection, for the Australian Reading Hour which is an annual campaign encouraging Australians to read for one hour.

Suitable for ages 5-12.

Ashfield and Leichhardt Libraries

Thursday, 19 September, 4-5pm

Bookings www.innerwest.nsw.gov.au/WhatsOn or call 9335 2173.


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