What’s on in October at Inner West Council Libraries

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

There’s something for all ages in October at Inner West Council Libraries – with talks on Jane Austen, architecture and the night sky. Plus, the commencement of the spring school holiday program.

Speaker Series

Sex in the Brain: How your brain controls your sex life with author Dr Amee Baird
Clinical neuropsychologist Dr Amee Baird takes us on an entertaining and informative tour of the sexiest bits of the human brain.
Balmain Town Hall meeting room
Tuesday, 8 October, 6:30-7:30pm

Aboriginal ways of seeing the night sky
Join Joanne Selfe for an opportunity to learn about the rich celestial knowledge systems of Australia’s first people.
Marrickville Pavilion
Thursday, 10 October, 6:30-7:30pm

Heritage and Sustainability: Inner West Council Built Environment Awards
Jim Koopman will present the Maybanke project in Birchgrove, recipient of a heritage award, while Anglea Rheinlaender and David Haseler will discuss Lilyfield House, their own private residence, which received a sustainability award.
Marrickville Pavilion
Wednesday, 16 October, 6:30-8:30pm

Adapting the former Marrickville Hospital to create a community library
Join heritage architect Catherine Forbes for a discussion of the process of conservation and adaptive use that has informed the design of Marrickville Library on the location of the former Marrickville Hospital.
Marrickville Pavilion
Wednesday, 23 October, 6:30-7:30pm

Meet Mr Wickham with Susannah Fullerton
Adrian Lukis is the British actor who played the dashing and unscrupulous Mr George Wickham in the famous 1995 BBC production of Pride and Prejudice. Hear how he got the role, his experiences in production and how the role influenced his acting career. Susannah Fullerton is President of the Jane Austen Society of Australia.
Ashfield Library
Level 6 meeting rooms
Thursday, 24 October, 11am-12noon

What is utopia and why do we need it? Philosophy talk
Dr Cat Moir, senior lecturer in Germanic studies at the University of Sydney, will explore the concept of utopia and make a case for its continued relevance in today’s world.
Leichhardt Library
Thursday, 17 October, 6:30-7:30pm


Tech savvy seniors - in Greek
A fun, hands-on course which includes basic introductory lessons on using computers, tablets, smart phones, the internet, email and social media.
Marrickville Library
Francis Charteris and Pauline McLeod learning rooms
Wednesday, 16, 23, 30 October
Wednesday, 6, 13, 20, 27 November

Hello Holidays!
School holiday activities at Inner West Council Libraries. All activities are free of charge.
See the full program www.innerwest.nsw.gov.au/HelloHolidays

Cardboard construction cityscape
Design a dynamic 3D cityscape using cardboard, coloured paper, textas and crayons. Suitable for ages 5-7.
Stanmore Library
Monday, 30 September, 2-3pm

Street art workshop
Create your own poster design at this street art workshop with street artist Corey Nichols from BornReadyArt. Suitable for ages 13-18.
Marrickville Library
Francis Charteris and Pauline McLeod learning rooms
Tuesday, 8 October, 11am-2pm

DIY Zen garden for teens
Unwind, de-stress and take a mindfulness break from studies by creating a miniature Zen garden. Suitable for ages 13-18.
Ashfield Library
Thursday, 10 October, 10-11am

Solving the jigsaw
Bring your friends and help solve the 1,000-piece Sydney City jigsaw puzzle. Suitable for ages 8-12.
Balmain Library
Friday, 4 October, 11am-1pm

For media enquiries, contact Elizabeth Heath | Media and Communications Coordinator P: +61 2 9392 5334 | E: Elizabeth.Heath@innerwest.nsw.gov.au


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