Activities & Events

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

Special Events

3D Printing Christmas
Throughout the month of December until Christmas Eve a 3D printer will be creating baubles for the Library Christmas tree. Come into Hornsby Library and see the display and printer in action.

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

Blue Mountains Exhibition
A series of beautiful, rarely viewed scenes by artist John William Lewin depicting Governor Macquarie’s crossing of the Blue Mountains in 1815 will be on display at Hornsby Central Library from 15 December to 15 January. Bookings are not required.

Friday Features
Our regular Friday Features events have concluded for 2014. Please check our Friday Features page in January for upcoming events.

Holiday Fun
Enjoy your school holidays at Hornsby Shire Libraries with our annual Summer Reading Club. Also returning by popular demand is the Christmas Pantomime featuring our very talented crew along with Rangers on the Run - Wild Homes and Backyard Bugs. Bookings are essential.

The King and Queen of Green
Interactive theatrical story telling ecoadventure with puppets, songs and the King and Queen of Green! Please note this event is run by Council's Waste team. Please direct queries to the Waste Hotline on 9847 4856 or

Meet the Author
Our Author Talks have concluded for 2014. Please check our Meet the Author page in January for upcoming talks.

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.

Shellie the Mermaid and Sailor Sammy
Join these two as they navigate the Great Pacific Garbage Path in and interactive eco adventure! Please note this event is run by Council's Waste team. Please direct queries to the Waste Hotline on 9847 4856 or


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
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".