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Festival of the Arts

FOTA @ Your Library

Hornsby Shire Libraries are hosting a range of events as part of Council's Festival of the Arts (FOTA) ranging from art exhibitions to play reading and a great line-up of authors.

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Update your Library card

Current phone numbers for all Hornsby Shire libraries begin with ‘9847’. If your library card does not have these numbers on the back, please ask staff to update your card at your next library visit. There is no charge to update your card.

Future Cities with Steven Liaros

As part of Architecture on Show Week, author and town planner, Steven Liaros, will share why our future cities will be constructed through the internet on Tuesday 4 November, 6.30pm. Bookings are essential.

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Writing for Community Organisations

Keith Whelan will present a series of talks on Writing for Community Organisations. Keith's final talk is Crowd Funding and Timebanking and will take place at Hornsby Central Library on Wednesday 5 November, 6.30pm. Bookings are essential.

Writing Blockbusters: What's the Secret?

We all love a great blockbuster but how do you create one? Hear from authors Scott Baker, Tony Park, Chris Allen and Greg Barron, all of whom have created world-famous blockbusters on Thursday 6 November, 6.30pm. Bookings are essential.

Historical author Isolde Martyn

Friday Features - Isolde Martyn

Award-winning historical novelist Isolde Martyn joins us to talk about her recently released novel The Golden Widows on Friday 7 November at 10.30am. Bookings are essential.

Local Health Care Changes

Local Health Care Changes

presentation outlining new health care services, developments at Hornsby and Ryde Hospitals, New Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre and changes to Advance Care Plans on Friday 21 November, 1pm-3pm. Bookings are essential.

Photograph by Richard Batterley

50/50 Vision of Photography... Inspiration and Satisfaction

Join us for an informative and interesting evening with local photographer Richard Batterley at Hornsby Library on Thursday 27 November at 6.30pm. Bookings are essential.

Photograph of Christmas bush

Sustainable Christmas

A workshop full of ideas, tips and tricks to help you create a sustainable Christmas with all the trimmings that's cost effective and environmentally friendly, Friday 28 and Saturday 29 November. Bookings are essential.

Photo from 2013 Pantomime

Holiday Fun

Enjoy your summer holidays with our annual Summer Reading Club. Also back by popular demand are Gingerbread House Making and the Christmas Pantomime featuring our very talented crew along with Rangers on the Run - Wild Homes and Backyard Bugs. Bookings are essential.

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Freegal Music Now Available

Free music streaming and downloads via Freegal Music are now available to all current Hornsby Shire Library members. Simply sign in with your Library card number and PIN. Limits apply.

eCollections Training

eCollections Training

Are you using Hornsby Library's eBook, eAudiobook, eMagazine or eMusic collections? Hornsby Central Library runs free one-on-one training sessions for these collections. Bookings are essential.