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.

Family and Local History Talks
Hornsby Library hosts a range of family and local history talks throughout the year. Bookings are essential.

Financial Seminars
Centrelink will present a seminar on understanding retirement income streams at Hornsby Central Library on Friday 11 September, 10.30am. Bookings are essential.

Friday Features
Learn about Retirement Village Living at Hornsby Central Library on Friday 7 August, 10.30am (fully booked) and 1.00pm. This seminar will be presented by local lawyer Cecilia Castle. 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. This session will be held at Epping Library on Friday 23 October. Bookings are essential.

Health and Lifestyle Seminars
Do you have cupboards that are bulging, a garage that’s overflowing or general clutter and mess you’d like to tame? Join Susanne Thiebe from Less Mess for a workshop to help you conquer clutter. The workshop will take place at Hornsby Central Library on Tuesday 4 August, 6.30pm. Bookings are essential.

Holiday Fun
Make the most of the September-October school holidays by attending one of Hornsby Library's fantastic holiday activities. Attend a science show, join us for evening storytime or take part in an interactive theatre performance! Bookings are essential.

Meet the Author
Meet Carol Baxter, author of Black Widow: The true story of Australia’s first female serial killer, at Hornsby Central Library on Thursday 20 August, 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 Tuesday 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.

Termites Talk
Join Margot Blues for an information session about native termites at Hornsby Central Library on Saturday 29 August, 2.00 - 4.00pm. Bookings are essential.


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".