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
Learn about preserving your family history at Hornsby Library on Thursday 16 July, 6:30pm. Bookings are essential.

Financial Seminars
Centrelink will present a seminar on understanding retirement income streams at Hornsby Central Library on Friday 11 September, 6.30pm. Bookings are essential.

Friday Features
Meet John Donohoe, author of Ben Hall's Treasure: The Search for Bushranger Loot at Hornsby Library on Friday 3 July, 10.30am. John will be discussing his two year search for bushranger Ben Hall’s missing treasure. 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
Hornsby Shire Libraries will be presenting a range of fun-filled activities and events during the July school holidays. Bookings are essential for some sessions.

Meet the Author
Authors Debra Adelaide and Kate Forsyth will speak at Hornsby Central Library on Thursday 30 July, 6.30pm. Debra and Kate will be discussing their book, The Simple Act of Reading. Bookings are essential.

NAIDOC Week 2015
Help us celebrate NAIDOC Week 2015 at Hornsby Central Library on Thursday 9 July. The theme for NAIDOC Week 2015 is We all Stand on Sacred Ground: Learn, Respect and Celebrate. Bookings are essential for some NAIDOC Week events.

Neighbourhood Knit In 2015
Join us for a fun morning as we knit, crochet and sew at Hornsby Central Library on Fiday 17 July, 9.00am - 12.30pm. All wraps created on the day will be donated to not-for-profit organisation Wrap with Love. No bookings are required.

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".