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Pennant Hills Library Carpet Replacement

Due to the replacement of floor carpet, Pennant Hills Library will be closed from Monday 26 January to Sunday 1 February 2015 (inclusive). Items may still be returned at Pennant Hills or any Hornsby Shire Library at any time. Items can be renewed online at any time.

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Friday Features - Sarah Carman

Sponge Education founder Sarah Carman runs groups that provide parents with practical strategies to help their children during the Higher School Certificate year. Meet Sarah at Hornsby Central Library on Friday 6 February, 10.30am. Bookings are essential.

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Library Lovers' Day

Help us celebrate Library Lovers' Day on Thursday 12 February! Visit Hornsby Central Library for morning tea to celebrate libraries in our community. The morning will also feature a 3D printing demonstration and an overview of the Library's online collections. Bookings are not essential.

Photograph of author Leila Yusaf Chung (copyright Daniel Chung)

Meet the Author - Leila Yusaf Chung

Author Leila Yusaf Chung will speak about her debut novel Chasing Shadows at Hornsby Central Library on Thursday 12 February, 6.30pm. Bookings are essential.

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Bilingual Storytime

Come and help us celebrate the Year of the Goat with a special English/Chinese bilingual storytime at Epping Library on Monday 16 February, 10.30am - 11.30am.

Gardening and Composting in a Small Space

Learn how to make your balcony or courtyard into a beautiful and useful garden and how to turn your kitchen waste into valuable nutrients for your garden by composting on Friday 20 February, 10.30am. Bookings are essential.

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Hornsby and District Family History Society

A meeting will be held at Hornsby Central Library on Wednesday 25 February, 2.00pm for all parties interested in forming the Hornsby and District Family History Society. Bookings are not required.

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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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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