Activities & Events

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

Special Events

Art Exhibitions
Under-over is an exhibition of tapestries, designed and woven by Marie Clews, Yvonne Eade and Denise Stevens and will be on display at Hornsby Central Library from Tuesday 24 November 2015 until Thursday 9 December 2015. An artist open day will be held on Saturday 28 November, 2.00pm. Meet the artists and learn about the inspiration behind the pieces.

Christmas Holiday Fun
Make the most of your Christmas Holiday by joining us for the Library's holiday activities! Join the Summer Reading Club, build a gingerbread house, sing and dance at The Glee Club Christmas Fun Show, learn all about Ancient Egypt at an Egyptology workshop or attend a performance of the Christmas Pantomime! Bookings are essential.

Friday Features
Meet Graham ‘Jono’ Johnston, leader of an award winning collaborative community foreshore clean-up program based on the Hawkesbury River and local waterways. Graham will speak at Hornsby Central Library on Friday 1 December, 1.30pm. Bookings are essential.

Meet the Author
In her spellbinding new bestseller Judy Nunn takes us on a breathtaking journey deep into the red heart of Australia. Meet Judy at Hornsby Central Library on Wednesday 25 November, 6.30pm. Bookings are essential.

Less Mess - De-clutter Workshop - Fully Booked
Do you have cupboards that are bulging, a garage that’s overflowing or general clutter and mess you’d like to tame? A workshop will be held at Epping Library on Monday 30 November, 6.30pm.


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".