Activities & Events

Hornsby Library runs a wide-range of activities and events for all members of the community.

Special Events

Art Exhibitions
Hornsby Library is host to a variety of community art exhibitions throughout the year.

Energy Efficiency Workshops
Become more aware of what you are paying for your electricity and go home with easy, low cost tips to reduce your electricity usage at one of our Energy Efficiency workshops. Sessions will be held at Hornsby Central Library on Wednesday 18 March, 1.00pm and Tuesday 7 April, 7.00pm, Bookings are essential.

Friday Features
Andrew Host, husband of an organ donor; Jenny Holman, Clinical Nurse Consultant and Donation Specialist Nurse; and Christine Griffiths, organ recipient, will be participating in an information session on the life saving subject of organ donation. This session will take place at Hornsby Central Library on Friday 1 May, 10.30am. Bookings are essential.

Health and Lifestyle Seminars
Alzheimer's Australia will present a talk on Coping with Memory Loss at Hornsby Central Library on Wednesday 25 March, 6.30pm - 8.30pm. Bookings are essential.

Higher School Certificate Seminar
Meet Sarah Carman - founder of Sponge Education - and learn about the important issues that crop up during the Higher School Certificate (HSC) year. Sarah will speak at Hornsby Central Library on Thursday 19 March, 6.30pm. This event has been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Holiday Fun
Hornsby Shire Libraries are running a range of fantastic activities and events during the Easter Holiday period. Bookings are essential.

Meet the Author
Authors Jenny Crocker, Madeline Oliver, Jane Richards, Jane St Vincent Welch and Denise Tart (writing under the pen-name Alice Campion) will talk about their book The Painted Sky at Hornsby Central Library on Thursday 26 March, 6.30pm. Bookings are essential.

Native Bee Workshop
Hornsby Central Library will host an informative and fun talk on how to encourage native bees into your garden. The talk will be held on Saturday 28 March, 1.00pm - 4.00pm. Bookings are essential.

Oral Health for Toddlers
Join presenter Jinky Marsh as she uses an interactive and entertaining approach to teach children how to care for their teeth! The presentation will be held at Epping Library on Friday 20 March, 10.30am. No bookings are required.

Re-magine Recycled Art Competition
Hornsby Shire Council is encouraging people to take materials that would otherwise end up in landfill and transform them into beautiful works of art with the Re-magine recycled art competition. Hornsby Library will showcase the work of young artists, with two age categories – up to 12 years and from 12-24 years old. Entries for preselection close on Friday 1 May, 2015.


Ongoing activities

Book Clubs

Daytime and evening book clubs, run by the members, meet regularly at Hornsby, Epping, Pennant Hill, Galston and Berowra libraries.

Bubs N' Books
A program to introduce babies and toddlers from 0 to 18 months to the world of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays.

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.

Homework Help
During the school term Epping Library is hosting free weekly Homework Help sessions for primary and high school students. The sessions are run by volunteers from youth outreach organisation The Shack. Bookings are essential.

Preschool Storytime sessions
Storytime sessions are designed for children aged 0-5 years. Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and simple craft activities.

Toddler Tales
A program for children from 18 months to 3 years of age. Join us for stories, action songs and movement.

Weekly Knitting Groups
Weekly Knitting Groups are held at Berowra, Hornsby, Pennant Hills and Epping libraries and support the voluntary organisation "Wrapped with love".