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.

The Best of Contemporary Australian Poetry
Join local poet Martin Langford at Hornsby Central Library on Wednesday 22 October, 6.30pm as he presents the best of contemporary Australian poetry. Bookings are essential.

Book Week 2014
Join us for a special Book Week performance of Wake Up and Read at Hornsby Central Library on Thursday 21 August, 5.30pm. Bookings are essential.

Cryptic Crossword Workshops with Ralph Penglis
Unravel the mystery of cryptic crosswords with Ralph Penglis in his two day workshop at Hornsby Central Library (20 August and 27 August). Bookings are essential.

The Delicate Balance - Work and Life
Sarah Wayland will explore the elusive work/life balance at Hornsby Central Library on Wednesday 8 October, 6.30pm. Bookings are essential.

Diggers' Songs
Join Warren Fahey and Marcus Holden at Hornsby Central Library on Thursday 16 October, 6.30pm as they commemorate Australia’s role in WW1 through stories, songs, ditties, letters and humour. Bookings are essential.

Financial Seminars
The Australian Tax Office will present a Tax Tips seminar in Mandarin at Epping Library on Wednesday 13 August, 6.45 pm. Come along and learn valuable tips on how to best prepare your tax return. Bookings are essential.

Friday Features
Come along to Hornsby Central Library on Friday 8 August, 10.30 am and hear the fascinating story of how local funeral directors T. J. Andrews helped to bring home Australia’s "Unknown Soldier". Bookings are essential.

Meet the Author
Meet author Tim Hawkes at Hornsby Central Library on Tuesday 5 August, 6.30pm. Tim will be speaking about his new book Ten Conversations You Must Have With Your Son. Bookings are essential.

Neighbourhood Knit In 2014
Hornsby Library is again hosting this favourite and free community event on Friday 1 August, 9.00 am. Join us for fun activities and spend a ‘purler’ of a morning as we knit and sew. All wraps are donated to Wrap With Love for people in need. No bookings required.

September-October Holiday Fun
Take part in a CSIRO science workshop, join us for a special holiday storytime session and enjoy a magic show at Hornsby Shire Libraries this September and October. Bookings are essential for all activities.

Tax Help 2014
Tax Help volunteers will be available at Hornsby Central Library, Pennant Hills Library and Epping Library from 21 July to 31 October. Bookings are essential.

Writing for Community Organisations
Keith Whelan will return to Hornsby Central Library to present a series of talks on Writing for Community Organisations. Keith's first talk is on Writing a Grant Application and will take place at Hornsby Central Library on Tuesday 21 October, 6.30pm. Bookings are essential.

Yarning Our Country
Come along and view the Yarning Our Country group knitting installation at Hornsby and Pennant Hills Libraries. This three-dimensional rural landscape is made entirely from yarn. The installation will be on display at Hornsby Central Library from Saturday 31 May to Friday 1 August.


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.

Family and Local History Talks
Kylie Rees will present a seminar on simple solutions for the long term care of your family history collections at Hornsby Central Library on Thursday 26 June, 6.30 pm. Bookings are essential.

Homework Help
Resuming in Term 1, 2014, Epping Library will be 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".