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Linking Lives to Learning and Leisure


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Bilingual Storytime

In celebration of Diwali, Indian Festival of Lights, Epping Library will be holding a special bilingual storytime in both English and Hindi languages on Monday 27 October. Bookings are not required.

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Writing for Community Organisations

Keith Whelan will present a series of talks on Writing for Community Organisations. Keith's first talk is Fundraising and Sponsorship for Your Community Group and will take place at Hornsby Central Library on Tuesday 28 October, 6.30pm. Bookings are essential.

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Play Reading with Maureen Ten

Join us at Hornsby Central Library on Thursday 30 October, 6.30pm when playwright Maureen Ten and three readers will read three of Maureen's plays. Bookings are essential.

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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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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.

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.

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.

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 14 November, 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.

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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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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.

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.