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.

Bilingual Storytime
In celebration of Diwali, the Indian Festival of Light, Epping Library will be holding a storytime in both English and Hindi languages. The session will take place at Epping Library on Monday 9 November, 10.30 - 11.30am.

Christmas Holiday Fun
Make the most of your Christmas Holiday by joining us for the Library's holiday activities! Join the Summer Reading Club, build a gingerbread house, sing and dance at The Glee Club Christmas Fun Show, learn all about Ancient Egypt at an Egyptology workshop or attend a performance of the Christmas Pantomime! Bookings are essential.

Family and Local History Talks
Elise Edmonds, curator at the State Library of NSW, will read from the World War One diaries and letters of local men at Hornsby Central Library on Wednesday 11 November, 6.30pm. Bookings are essential.

Financial Seminars
Centrelink will present a bilingual seminar (in English and Chinese) on retirement reality and investment choices at Epping Library on Monday 19 October, 6.30pm. This session is fully booked.

Friday Features
Find out what happens to your recycling with Gayle Sloan from Visy Australia as she explains the operations of Visy’s Material Recovery Centre at Smithfield. Gayle will speak at Hornsby Central Library on Friday 6 November, 10.30am. Bookings are essential.

Gardening and Composting in Small Spaces
Learn how to make your garden, balcony or courtyard into a beautiful and useful garden of vegetables and herbs. Also learn how to turn your kitchen waste into valuable nutrients for your garden by composting. Sessions will be held at Epping Library on Friday 23 October, 10.30am (fully booked) and 1.30pm. Bookings are essential.

Meet the Author
Meet Dr Helena Popovic, author of Neuroslimming - Let your brain change your body, at Hornsby Central Library on Thursday 22 October, 6.30pm. Bookings are essential.

National Disability Insurance Scheme Talk
Hornsby Central Library will host a free information session on the new National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) on Wednesday 28 October, 6.30pm. Bookings are essential.

Splash and Save - Swimming Pool and Spa Workshop
Hornsby Council and the Swimming Pools and Spas Association will jointly host a practical workshop on saving money, energy and water on your swimming pool or spa this summer. The workshop will be held at Hornsby Central Library on Tuesday 20 October, 6.30pm. Bookings are essential

Tax Help 2015
Tax Help volunteers will be available from 3 August - 31 October. Sessions will be available at Hornsby, Epping and Pennant Hills branch libraries and days/times will vary at each location. Scheduled times at each branch will be listed on the Library website by Friday 10 July. Appointments are essential and bookings can be made from Monday 13 July onwards.


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.

Hornsby Shire Family History Group
The group meets at Hornsby Library on the third Wednesday of each month. All welcome.

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".