Events and Programs

1 Jan 2017

Children's Programs

Willoughby Library hosts regular storytime sessions, including Baby Bounce, Toddler Time and Pre-School Storytime. 

For more detail on locations and times, see our Children's Programs page. 

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1 Sep 2017

Book Clubs

Willoughby City Library offers many book clubs across our branches. 

Read on for more details on clubs and how to join.

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1 Sep 2017

Book Clubs

Willoughby City Library offers many book clubs across our branches. 

Read on for more details on clubs and how to join.

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19 Sep 2018

Tech Bar

Fridays 11am-12noon.
Chatswood Library on The Concourse 

Drop-in tech help with your mobile device. 

No bookings required. 

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19 Sep 2018

Chatswood Library Knitting Group

Wednesdays, 9.30am to 11am.
Chatswood Library on The Concourse. 

Love to knit? Always wanted to learn? Everyone is welcome to the Library knitting group. Basic materials provided and experts on hand to help. 

No bookings required.

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19 Sep 2018

2019 Year of Reading Dangerously

Challenge yourself!

Push the boundaries of your reading in 2019 and explore new topics and genres. Begin your personal reading challenge!

Take part in the 2019 Year of Reading Dangerously.

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2 Oct 2018

English Conversation Classes - Chatswood Library

Monday, Thursday and Friday mornings, during school term. 
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Basic and Intermediate English Conversation Classes are available. These classes are very popular, so please register your interest online or contact Library staff to register by phone 9777 7900, or email library@willoughby.nsw.gov.au

Bookings essential. 

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2 Oct 2018

English Conversation Groups - West Chatswood Library

英語班     英会話クラス    영어회화 교실 

Saturdays 16 February to 6 April 2019 (during school term).
West Chatswood Library, 565 Mowbray Road West, Lane Cove North.

Basic level: 9.30am to 10.30am
Intermediate level: 10.45am to 11.45am

No bookings required. Places are on a first come, first served basis. 

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1 Nov 2018

Willoughby Kids LEGO® Club

Build your imagination and be creative with LEGO®. Regular sessions are held at Chatswood, Northbridge and West Chatswood Libraries.

Open to kids aged 5-11 years and their carers.

Find out locations and times.

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1 Nov 2018

Willoughby Kids LEGO® Club

Build your imagination and be creative with LEGO®. Regular sessions are held at Chatswood, Northbridge and West Chatswood Libraries.

Open to kids aged 5-11 years and their carers.

Find out locations and times.

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1 Jan 2019

Family History Group

First Wednesday of the month, 10-11.30am
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Come and take part in this interactive group where you can learn, chat and meet like-minded people. Each month the Library's Local Studies team will provide information that can help you along your family history journey.

No bookings required.                                                                               

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4 Jan 2019

Tech Buddy Club

First Monday of each month (except public holidays), 10am to 11.30am
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Tech Buddy Club offers a welcoming and informal learning experience, so you can stay up to date and gain confidence around using technology and the internet.

Next meeting Monday 1 April 2019 - bookings open. 

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4 Feb 2019

Code Club (8-10 years)

Mondays 4 February - 8 April, 4pm-5pm 
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Code Club is about fun, creativity, and learning through exploring. Join our after-school club for 8-10 year olds and experience the fun of learning and playing with code.

Booked out. Register for the waiting list by emailing your name, child’s name and age to library@willoughby.nsw.gov.au

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4 Feb 2019

Code Club (8-10 years)

Mondays 4 February - 8 April, 4pm-5pm 
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Code Club is about fun, creativity, and learning through exploring. Join our after-school club for 8-10 year olds and experience the fun of learning and playing with code.

Booked out. Register for the waiting list by emailing your name, child’s name and age to library@willoughby.nsw.gov.au

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5 Feb 2019

CoderDojo

Fortnightly on Tuesdays from 4pm to 5.30pm (5 Feb to 8 Apr) 
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Do you enjoy using Scratch? Are you looking to advance your coding skills?Join other programming enthusiasts between the ages of 9-14 years. 

Booked out. Register for the waiting list by emailing your name, child’s name and age to library@willoughby.nsw.gov.au

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5 Feb 2019

CoderDojo

Fortnightly on Tuesdays from 4pm to 5.30pm (5 Feb to 8 Apr) 
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Do you enjoy using Scratch? Are you looking to advance your coding skills?Join other programming enthusiasts between the ages of 9-14 years. 

Booked out. Register for the waiting list by emailing your name, child’s name and age to library@willoughby.nsw.gov.au

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19 Feb 2019

Tech Savvy Seniors (Cantonese) 廣東話

Tuesdays 19 February to 9 April 2019, 9.30am to 11.30am
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

This is a series of eight sessions presented in Cantonese.

Bookings open 22 January.

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19 Feb 2019

Tech Savvy Seniors (Cantonese) 廣東話

Tuesdays 19 February to 9 April 2019, 9.30am to 11.30am
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

This is a series of eight sessions presented in Cantonese.

Bookings open 22 January.

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21 Mar 2019

Story Writing

Thursdays 21, 28 March and 4, 11 April 2019, 6pm to 9pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Four part face-to-face course for those interested in writing for a range of media.

Free - register now for enrolment details.

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21 Mar 2019

Story Writing

Thursdays 21, 28 March and 4, 11 April 2019, 6pm to 9pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Four part face-to-face course for those interested in writing for a range of media.

Free - register now for enrolment details.

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22 Mar 2019

Tech Savvy Seniors: Introduction to travel apps

Friday 22 March 2019, 9.30am to 11.30am 
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Bookings open 

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23 Mar 2019

How to write a business plan - NEW

Saturdays 23 & 30 March 2019, 9.30am to 3.30pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

A two part workshop for beginners, taking you through the foundation of creating a business plan from initial planning to final presentation. 

Register for enrolment information

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23 Mar 2019

Manga drawing with Matthew Lin

Saturday 23 March 2019, 2pm to 3pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse
Cost: $15

This workshop will focus on drawing Faces

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23 Mar 2019

Manga drawing with Matthew Lin

Saturday 23 March 2019, 2pm to 3pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse
Cost: $15

This workshop will focus on drawing Faces

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25 Mar 2019

A parent's guide to the HSC

Monday 25 March 2019, 6pm to 7pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Find out ways to support your child through Years 11 and 12.

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25 Mar 2019

A parent's guide to the HSC

Monday 25 March 2019, 6pm to 7pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Find out ways to support your child through Years 11 and 12.

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26 Mar 2019

Chatswood Library Camera Group

Tuesday 26 March 2019, 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Expand your photographic skills and knowledge with free workshops and relaxed group discussions. 
This session: Discussion following on from the previous workshop on Photo Editing with Lightroom (Basics)

Bookings open

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28 Mar 2019

Financial Seminar: Understanding Superannuation

Thursday 28 March 2019, 6pm-7.30pm 
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Bookings open

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28 Mar 2019

Safer online shopping and banking: Presented by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner - New!

Thursday 28 March 2019, 10am to 11.30am
Chatswood Library on The Concourse 

Learn how to safely shop and pay for things online, how to do everydaybanking safely and where to go for help when things don’t go as planned.

Bookings open

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29 Mar 2019

Tech Savvy Seniors: Introduction to smartphones

Friday 29 March 2019, 9.30am-11.30am
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Bookings open

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30 Mar 2019

Manga drawing with Matthew Lin

Saturday 30 March 2019, 2pm to 3pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse
Cost: $15

This workshop will focus on drawing Hands and Feet

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30 Mar 2019

Manga drawing with Matthew Lin

Saturday 30 March 2019, 2pm to 3pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse
Cost: $15

This workshop will focus on drawing Hands and Feet

Book now

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1 Apr 2019

Tech Buddy Club

Monday 1 April 2019, 10am-11.30am
Chatswood Library on The Concourse 

Are you new to the world of smartphones and tablets? Would you like to refresh your skills? Or are you a tech-savvy senior who can help others? 

Bookings essential

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4 Apr 2019

Talks@Willoughby presents Noel Braun at Northbridge Library

Thursday 4 April 2019, 1pm to 2pm
Northbridge Library

Searching for meaning on the Camino de Santiago.

Bookings open

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4 Apr 2019

Accommodation options in retirement and Centrelink rules with Mandarin interpretation 退休時有甚麼居所的選項及 Centrelink 的規則

Thursday 4 April 10am-11.30am 星期四 4月4日 上午10時至11時30分

Understand the financial options of your accommodation arrangements to make the right choices for yourself upon retirement. 認識退休時你的財務選項,作出最好的居住安排。普通話即時傳譯。

Bookings open

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4 Apr 2019

Accommodation options in retirement and Centrelink rules with Mandarin interpretation 退休時有甚麼居所的選項及 Centrelink 的規則

Thursday 4 April 10am-11.30am 星期四 4月4日 上午10時至11時30分

Understand the financial options of your accommodation arrangements to make the right choices for yourself upon retirement. 認識退休時你的財務選項,作出最好的居住安排。普通話即時傳譯。

Bookings open

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5 Apr 2019

Tech Savvy Seniors: Cyber safety and online shopping

Friday 5 April 2019, 9.30am to 11.30am 
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Bookings open

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6 Apr 2019

Manga drawing with Matthew Lin

Saturday 6 April 2019, 2pm to 3pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse
Cost: $15

This workshop will focus on drawing Chibi characters

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6 Apr 2019

Manga drawing with Matthew Lin

Saturday 6 April 2019, 2pm to 3pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse
Cost: $15

This workshop will focus on drawing Chibi characters

Book now

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8 Apr 2019

Ninja Kids Storytime (Japanese) 忍者キッズ·ストーリータイム

Monday 8 April 2019, 10am to 10.30am
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Enjoy songs, rhymes and stories presented in Japanese, for ages 3-5 years. 
日本語で歌、韻、お話を楽しもう

35 tickets will be available 30 minutes before each session starts.


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8 Apr 2019

Ninja Kids Storytime (Japanese) 忍者キッズ· ストーリータイム

Monday 8 April 2019, 10am to 10.30am
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Enjoy songs, rhymes and stories presented in Japanese, for ages 3-5 years.
日本語で歌、韻、お話を楽しもう

35 tickets will be available 30 minutes before each session starts.


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8 Apr 2019

Little Bear Storytime (Korean) 아기곰 스토리타임

Monday 8 April 2019, 10.45am to 11.15am
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

A new monthly storytime program for 3-5 year olds, enjoy songs, rhymes and stories presented in Korean.

35 tickets available in the Library 30 minutes before the session.

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8 Apr 2019

Little Bear Storytime (Korean) 아기곰 스토리타임

Monday 8 April 2019, 10.45am to 11.15am
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

A new monthly storytime program for 3-5 year olds, enjoy songs, rhymes and stories presented in Korean.

35 tickets available in the Library 30 minutes before the session.

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9 Apr 2019

Chatswood Library Camera Group

Tuesday 9 April 2019, 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Expand your photographic skills and knowledge with free workshops and relaxed group discussions. 
This session: Exhibition Night 

Bookings open

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11 Apr 2019

Get more from your Google account with Google Drive

Thursday 11 Arpil 2019, 10am-11.30am
Chatswood Library on The Concourse 

Please bring your iOS or Android device. 

Bookings open

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11 Apr 2019

Financial Seminar: Understanding Retirement Income Streams

Thursday 11 April 2019, 6pm-7.30pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Bookings open

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11 Apr 2019

Talks@Willoughby presents Duncan McNab

Thursday 11 April 2019, 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Speaking about The Snapshot Killer.

Bookings essential.

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13 Apr 2019

Manga drawing with Matthew Lin

Saturday 13 April 2019, 2pm to 3pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse
Cost: $15

This workshop will focus on drawing Character head to toe

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13 Apr 2019

Manga drawing with Matthew Lin

Saturday 13 April 2019, 2pm to 3pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse
Cost: $15

This workshop will focus on drawing Character head to toe

Book now

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15 Apr 2019

Little Dragon Storytime (Mandarin) 小龍聽故事

Monday 15 April 2019, 10am to 10.30am
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Enjoy songs, rhymes and stories presented in Mandarin, for ages 3-5 years. 
一齊來唱唱歌,聽聽故事(普通話)

35 tickets will be available in the Library 30 minutes before each session starts.

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15 Apr 2019

Little Dragon Storytime (Mandarin) 小龍聽故事

Monday 15 April 2019, 10am to 10.30am
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Enjoy songs, rhymes and stories presented in Mandarin, for ages 3-5 years. 
一齊來唱唱歌,聽聽故事(普通話)

35 tickets will be available in the Library 30 minutes before each session starts.

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16 Apr 2019

Tech Savvy Seniors: Introduction to smartphones (Cantonese)

Tuesday 16 April 2019, 9.30am-11.30am
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Bookings open

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16 Apr 2019

Tech Savvy Seniors: Introduction to smartphones (Cantonese)

Tuesday 16 April 2019, 9.30am-11.30am
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Bookings open

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18 Apr 2019

Accommodation options in retirement and Centrelink rules with Cantonese interpretation 退休時有甚麼居所的選項及 Centrelink 的規則

Thursday 18 April 2pm–3.30pm 星期四 4月18日 下午2時至3時30分  

Understand the financial options of your accommodation arrangements to make the right choices for yourself upon retirement. 認識退休時你的財務選項,作出最好的居住安排。廣東話即時傳譯。

Bookings open 4 weeks prior

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18 Apr 2019

Accommodation options in retirement and Centrelink rules with Cantonese interpretation 退休時有甚麼居所的選項及 Centrelink 的規則

Thursday 18 April 2pm–3.30pm 星期四 4月18日 下午2時至3時30分  

Understand the financial options of your accommodation arrangements to make the right choices for yourself upon retirement. 認識退休時你的財務選項,作出最好的居住安排。廣東話即時傳譯。

Bookings open

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23 Apr 2019

Chainmail jewellery - for fun

Tuesday 23 April 2019, 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Cost $25 includes materials. For ages 15+
Bookings essential.

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29 Apr 2019

Financial Seminar: Investments for Retirement

Thursday 29 April 2019, 1.30pm-3pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Bookings open

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30 Apr 2019

Tech Savvy Seniors (Mandarin) 普通話

Tuesdays 30 April to 18 June 2019, 9.30am to 11.30am
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

An eight week program of technology classes for seniors, presented in Mandarin.

Bookings open Tuesday 2 April.

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30 Apr 2019

Tech Savvy Seniors (Mandarin) 普通話

Tuesdays 30 April to 18 June 2019, 9.30am to 11.30am
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

An eight week program of technology classes for seniors, presented in Mandarin.

Bookings open Tuesday 2 April.

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1 May 2019

Sydney Writers' Festival - David Marr: My Country

Wednesday 1 May 2019, 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Bookings essential

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2 May 2019

Sydney Writers' Festival - Rosalie Ham: The Year of the Farmer

Thursday 2 May 2019, 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Bookings essential

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8 May 2019

Tech Savvy Seniors (Korean) 한국어

Wednesdays 8 May to 26 June 2019, 9.30am to 11am
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

An eight week program of technology classes for seniors, presented in Korean.

Bookings open 3 April 

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8 May 2019

Tech Savvy Seniors (Korean) 한국어

Wednesdays 8 May to 26 June 2019, 9.30am to 11am
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

An eight week program of technology classes for seniors, presented in Korean.

Bookings open 3 April 

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