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.

Cryptic Crossword Workshops with Ralph Penglis
Unravel the mystery of cryptic crosswords with Ralph Penglis in his two day workshops. Workshops will be held at Pennant Hills Library (30 April and 7 May) and Hornsby Central Library (4 June and 11 June). Bookings are essential.

Easter Holiday Fun
Interact with native animals, explore the world of musical instruments or attend a special Eco Garden storytime at Hornsby Shire Libraries! Bookings are essential for all events.

Financial Seminar - Age Pension and Your Choices
Learn about the Age Pension at Hornsby Central Library on Tuesday 6 May, 6.30 pm. It’s never too early to begin planning for your future—working out what you want, looking at the options available to you, and setting some goals. Bookings are essential. Please note - this is a duplicate of the session held at Hornsby Central Library on Wednesday 26 March.

Friday Features
Meet Matt McClelland at Hornsby Central Library on Friday 2 May, 10.30am. Matt is a Hornsby resident, author and inventor of the EmuView camera and software system. Bookings are essential.

Law Week 2014
Come and enjoy four free talks given as part of National Law Week 2014. Talks will be held between Monday 12 May and Thursday 15 May, and cover a range of informative topics. Bookings are essential.

Meet the Author
Meet author Emma Ayres at Hornsby Central Library on Thursday 1 May, 6.30 pm. Emma will be speaking about her book Cadence: Travels with Music. Bookings are essential.

Preserving Your Family Histories
Kylie Rees will present a seminar on simple solutions for the long term care of your family history collections at Hornsby Central Library on Thursday 26 June, 6.30 pm. Bookings are essential.

Sydney Writers' Festival
Meet author Alex Miller at Hornsby Central Library on Wednesday 21 May, 6.30pm. Alex will be speaking about his book Coal Creek. Meet author Janette Turner Hospital at Hornsby Central Library on Thursday 22 May, 7.00pm. Janette will be discussing her book The Claimant. Bookings are essential for both talks. Both talks are presented in conjunction with the 2014 Sydney Writers' Festival.


Ongoing activities

Book Clubs

Daytime and evening book clubs, run by the members, meet regularly at Hornsby, Epping, Pennant Hill, Galston and Berowra libraries. A daytime book club at Epping Library will commence in October 2012.

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".