Activities & Events

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

Special Events

Architecture on Show Week - Future Cities with Steven Liaros
Hornsby Central Library will host a talk by author and town planner Steven Liaros on why our future cities will be constructed through the internet. Steven's talk will take place on Tuesday 4 November, 6.30pm. Bookings are essential.

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.

Bilingual Storytime in English and Hindi
To celebrate Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights, Epping Library will host a bilingual storytime in English and Hindi on Monday 27th October, 10.30am. Bookings are not required.

Friday Features
Local resident and talented quilter Gwen Fazio will visit Hornsby Central Library on Friday 3 October, 10.30am to speak about her love of patchwork quilting. Bookings are essential.

Health and Lifestyle Seminars
Sarah Wayland will be speaking about maintaining a healthy work/life balance at Hornsby Central Library on Wednesday 8 October, 6.30pm. Bookings are essential.

Meet the Author
Meet author Michael Robotham at Hornsby Central Library on Thursday 25 September, 6.30pm. Michael will be speaking about his new book Life or Death. Bookings are essential.

Play Reading with Maureen Ten
Join us at Hornsby Central Library on Thursday 30 October, 6.30pm when playright Maureen Ten and four readers will read three of Maureen's plays. Bookings are essential.

September-October Holiday Fun
Join us for a special holiday storytime session at Hornsby Shire Libraries this September and October. Bookings not required for holiday storytime sessions.

Splash and Save - Swimming Pool and Spa Workshop
Join us for a workshop at Hornsby Central Library on Tuesday 14 October, 6.30pm, and find out how to save money, energy and water on your swimming pool/spa whilst still enjoying a ‘dip’ this summer. Bookings are essential and open to Hornsby Shire residents only.

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".