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.

Cryptic Crossword Workshops with Ralph Penglis
This event is now fully booked.
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.

Family History Talk - Adventures of a Family Historian
Join us at Hornsby Central Library on Wednesday 24 September, 2.00 pm and find out how experienced family historian David Michel uncovered all his ancestors using a variety of family history resources. Bookings are essential.

Financial Seminars
Centrelink will present a Managing Your Money seminar at Hornsby Central Library on Tuesday 2 September, 6.30 pm. Come along and learn valuable tips on how to take control of your finances. Bookings are essential.

Friday Features
Renowned presenter Judy Recher will return to Hornsby Central Library on Friday 5 September, 10.30am to speak about the challenges that she and others with Parkinson’s disease face on a daily basis. Bookings are essential.

Health and Lifestyle Seminars
Alzheimer’s Australia will be presenting on memory loss causes and what to do if experiencing problems, at Pennant Hills Library on Wednesday 16 September, 1.30pm. Bookings are essential.

Meet the Author
Meet author Caroline Overington at Hornsby Central Library on Thursday 4 September, 6.30pm. Caroline will be speaking about her new book Can You Keep a Secret?. Bookings are essential

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.

WWI Ditties and 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.


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".