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Installation of Additional Photo Voltaic Solar Units

Additional photo voltaic (PV) solar system units will be installed on the roof of Hornsby Library from Monday 17 November. The work will take approximately 2-3 weeks. Contractors will try to minimise noise and disruption during this period. Our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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.

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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.

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Friday Features - Matt McCredie

Local resident Matt McCredie spent 13 years as a Dog Handler in the NSW Police Force's elite Dog Squad. Matt is currently working on the third book in his K9 Blue series and will talk at Hornsby Library on Friday 28 November, 10.30am. Bookings are essential.

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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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Friday Features - Michael Bendon

Meet archaeologist and author Dr Michael Bendon at Hornsby Central Library on Friday 5 December at 6.30pm. Dr Bendon will talk about his book The Forgotten Flotilla - The Craft of Heroes: Greece, Crete and North Africa - 1941. Bookings are essential.

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Meet the Author - Frank Moorhouse

Author Frank Moorhouse will visit Hornsby Central Library on Thursday 11 December, 6.30pm to speak about his new non-fiction book Australia Under Surveillance. 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.

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3D Printing Christmas

Throughout the month of December until Christmas Eve a 3D printer will be creating baubles for the Library Christmas tree. Come into Hornsby Library and see the display and printer in action.

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Re-magine Recycled Art Competition

Take materials that would otherwise end up in landfill and transform them into beautiful works of art as part of Hornsby Shire Council's Re-magine recycled art competition. Online entries are now open for artists to submit their works and close on Friday 1 May, 2015.

Waste events

Waste Management Events at Your Library

Council's Waste Management team are hosting two school holiday events at Hornsby Library. Shellie the Mermaid and Sailor Sammy and The King and Queen of Green. Follow the links to book. For more information please contact Waste Hotline on 9847 4856 or waste@hornsby.nsw.gov.au.