Events and Programs

1 Jan 2017

Children's Programs

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

Regular programs will resume in 2019 from Tuesday 29 January.

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

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

19 Sep 2018

Tech Bar

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

Drop-in tech help with your mobile device. 

No bookings required. 

Read more

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. Please note there will be no meetings on Wed 26 Dec 2018, or Wed 2 and 9 Jan 2019. 

Read more

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. 

Read more

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. 

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.                                                                               

Read more

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 4 March 2019 - bookings open. 

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

19 Feb 2019

How to spot online scams: Presented by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner

Tuesday 19 February 2019, 10am to 11.30am
Chatswood Library on The Concourse 

Can you spot an online scam? Learn what to do, or not do, and where to go for help.

Bookings essential.

Read more

19 Feb 2019

Chatswood Library Camera Group

Tuesday 19 February 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 previous workshop on Digital Photogrpahy - Beyond Auto.

Bookings open.

Read more

20 Feb 2019

Writing to capture your family history and memories

Wednesday 20 February 2019, 10.30am to 12noon
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Learn the basics to start your own personal story.

Free. Bookings essential.

Read more

21 Feb 2019

Financial Seminar: Understanding Aged Care Costs

Thursday 21 February 2019, 1.30pm-3pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Bookings open

Read more

22 Feb 2019

Tech Savvy Seniors: Introduction to Email and Photo sharing

Friday 22 February 2019, 9.30am-11.30am
Chatswood Library on The Concourse 

Bookings open

Read more

28 Feb 2019

Learn @ the Library: Discover Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

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

Discover free online courses from top Australian academic institutions.

Bookings open

Read more

28 Feb 2019

Advanced Writers' Class

Thursday 28 February 2019, 6pm to 8pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

This class will cover advanced writing topics.

Bookings essential.

Read more

1 Mar 2019

Tech Savvy Seniors: Introduction to Social Media

Friday 1 March 2019, 9.30am-11.30am
Chatswood Library on The Concourse 

Bookings open 4 weeks prior.

Read more

2 Mar 2019

Intermediate MS Excel - New!

Saturdays 2, 9 & 16 March 2019, 9.30am to 3.30pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Take your Microsoft Excel skills to the next level! 

Register now for enrolment details.

Read more

4 Mar 2019

Financial Seminar: Understanding Age Pension and your Choices

Monday 4 March 2019, 1.30pm-3pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Bookings open

Read more

4 Mar 2019

Tech Buddy Club

Monday 4 March 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 open

Read more

4 Mar 2019

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

Monday 4 March 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.


Read more

4 Mar 2019

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

Monday 4 March 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.


Read more

5 Mar 2019

Talks@Willoughby presents Caro Llewellyn

Tuesday 5 March 2019, 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Speaking about her memoir Diving into Glass.

Bookings open

Read more

7 Mar 2019

Inspiring Women: Women in Islam, with Souha Korbatieh

Thursday 7 March 2019, 12pm to 1pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Celebrating International Women's Day.

Book now.

Read more

7 Mar 2019

Inspiring Women: Women Leaders' Expedition to Antarctica

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

Celebrating International Women's Day.

Book now.

Read more

8 Mar 2019

Tech Savvy Seniors: Online Banking and Shopping

Friday 8 March 2019, 9.30am-11.30am
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Bookings open.

Read more

9 Mar 2019

Write a winning job application

Saturday 9 March 2019, 10am to 12noon
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Learn how to write a cover letter and resume that will get the attention of an employer.

Cost $15 (non-refundable) - book online now.

Read more

12 Mar 2019

Chatswood Library Camera Group

Tuesday 12 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: Photo Editing with Lightroom (Basics) with Dr Zen Loy

Bookings open.

Read more

14 Mar 2019

Manage iCloud storage on your iPhone or iPad

Thursday 14 March 2019, 10am-11.30am
Chatswood Library on The Concourse 

Please bring your iOS device.

Bookings open 4 weeks prior.

Read more

15 Mar 2019

Tech Savvy Seniors: Managing Digital Assets - New

Friday 15 March 2019, 9.30am-11.30am
Chatswood Library on The Concourse 

Bookings open

Read more

18 Mar 2019

Financial Seminar: Understanding your Pension

Monday 18 March 2019, 1.30pm-3pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Bookings open 4 weeks prior 

Read more

18 Mar 2019

Little Bear Storytime (Korean) 아기곰 스토리타임

Monday 18 March 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.

Read more

18 Mar 2019

Little Bear Storytime (Korean) 아기곰 스토리타임

Monday 18 March 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.

Read more

18 Mar 2019

Little Dragon Storytime (Mandarin) 小龍聽故事

Monday 18 March 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.

Read more

18 Mar 2019

Little Dragon Storytime (Mandarin) 小龍聽故事

Monday 18 March 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.

Read more

19 Mar 2019

Talks@Willoughby presents Meg and Tom Keneally

Tuesday 19 February 2019, 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Speaking about their book The Ink Stain.

Bookings open

Read more

21 Mar 2019

Walking Country: Aboriginal stories of our area

Thursday 21 March 2019, 12.3pm to 2pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Join Karen Smith from the Aboriginal Heritage Office to learn about the rich Aboriginal heritage of our area.

Bookings essential

Read more

21 Mar 2019

Walking Country: Aboriginal stories of our area

Thursday 21 March 2019, 12.3pm to 2pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Join Karen Smith from the Aboriginal Heritage Office to learn about the rich Aboriginal heritage of our area.

Bookings essential

Read more

22 Mar 2019

Tech Savvy Seniors: Travel apps

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

Bookings open 4 weeks prior.

Read more

23 Mar 2019

How to write a business plan - for small business owners

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

A two part workshop for beginners.

Register for enrolment information

Read more

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

Book now

Read more

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

Book now

Read more

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.

Book now

Read more

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.

Book now

Read more

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 approx 4 weeks prior to each session.

Read more

28 Mar 2019

Financial Seminar: Understanding Superannuation

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

Bookings open 4 weeks prior 

Read more

29 Mar 2019

Tech Savvy Seniors: Introduction to Smartphones

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

Bookings open 4 weeks prior.

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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 approx 4 weeks prior to each session.

Read more