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Hornsby Shire Library & Information Service

Linking Lives to Learning and Leisure


Pennant Hills Library

Easter Holiday Period opening hours

Hornsby Shire libraries will be closed from Friday 18 April to Monday 21 April (inclusive). All libraries will also be closed for the ANZAC Day public holiday on Friday 25 April. Normal opening hours will be in place from Tuesday 22 April to Thursday 24 April and will resume on Saturday 26 April.

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Galston Library roof restoration

Due to essential roof restoration activities, Galston Library will be closed from Monday 12 May to Sunday 25 May. The restoration works will ensure continuing library services at Galston. Items may still be returned at Galston or any Hornsby Shire Library branch at any time.

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Easter Holiday Fun

Hornsby Shire Libraries are hosting a range of fantastic events over the April Easter Holidays! Bookings are essential.

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Cryptic Crossword Workshops

Unravel the mystery of cryptic crosswords with Ralph Penglis in his two day workshops. Workshops will be held at Pennant Hills Library (30 April and 7 May) and Hornsby Central Library (4 June and 11 June). Bookings are essential.

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Meet the Author - Emma Ayres

Meet author Emma Ayres at Hornsby Central Library on Thursday 1 May, 6.30 pm. Emma will be speaking about her new book Cadence: Travels with Music. Bookings are essential.

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Friday Features - Matt McClelland

Meet Matt McClelland at Hornsby Central Library on Friday 2 May, 10.30am. Matt is a Hornsby resident, author and inventor of the EmuView camera and software system. Bookings are essential.

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Financial Seminar - Age Pension and Your Choices

Learn about the Age Pension at Hornsby Central Library on Tuesday 6 May, 6.30 pm. It’s never too early to begin planning for your future—working out what you want, looking at the options available to you, and setting some goals. Bookings are essential.

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Law Week 2014

Come and enjoy four free talks given as part of National Law Week 2014. Talks will be held between Monday 12 May and Thursday 15 May, and cover a range of informative topics. Bookings are essential.

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Sydney Writers' Festival

The Sydney Writers' Festival returns for 2014! Meet author Alex Miller at Hornsby Central Library on Wednesday 21 May, 6.30pm. Author Janette Turner Hospital will be speaking at Hornsby Central Library on Thursday 22 May, 7.00pm. Bookings are essential.

Bolinda eBooks

New eBook Collection

eBooks are now available to library members through our Bolinda (BorrowBox) collection. There are over 1000 titles available including books by Australian authors. Have trouble finishing OverDrive eBooks before they expire? These eBooks can be renewed.

eCollections Training

eCollections Training

Are you using Hornsby Library's eBook, eAudiobook and eMagazine collections? Hornsby Central Library is now running free one-on-one training sessions for these collections. Bookings are essential.