Events and Programs

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

Ready to knit? Join our 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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2 Oct 2018

Children's Storytime Program

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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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 Classes - West Chatswood Library

Saturdays 27 October to 8 December 2018 (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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8 Oct 2018

Code Club (8-10 years)

Mondays, 15 October - 3 December, 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.

Bookings essential. 

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10 Oct 2018

CoderDojo

Fortnightly on Tuesdays from 4pm to 5.30pm (16 Oct to 11 Dec) 
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 10-15. 

Bookings essential.

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20 Oct 2018

Writing Crime Fiction

Saturday 20 October 2018, 2pm to 4pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse
Cost $15

Learn the essentials every crime writer needs to know in this workshop.

Bookings essential.

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20 Oct 2018

Writing Crime Fiction

Saturday 20 October 2018, 2pm-4pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse
Cost $15

Learn the essentials every crime writer needs to know in this workshop.

Bookings essential.

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23 Oct 2018

Talks@Willoughby presents Susanna de Vries

Tuesday 23 October 2018, 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Speaking about her book Royal Marriages: Diana, Camilla, Kate and Meghan and princesses who did not live happily after.

Bookings essential.

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23 Oct 2018

Chatswood Library Camera Group

Tuesday 23 October 2018, 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: Digital Camera and Photography Basics with Dr Zen Loy

Bookings essential.

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24 Oct 2018

Poetry Slam

Wednesday 24 October 2018, 6pm to 8pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Poets are invited to read or perform their work and the audience gets to pick the Slam Champion!

Bookings essential.

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25 Oct 2018

Understanding Age Pension and other choices

Thursday 25 October 2018, 6pm-7.30pm
Chatswood Library

Financial Seminar

Bookings open

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29 Oct 2018

Understanding your pension with Mandarin interpretation 了解您的福利金

Monday 29 October 10am-11.30am 2018, 星期一 上午10時至11時30分 
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

內容包括: 怎樣計算福利金, 收入與資產評估及其運作, 收入與資產的種類, 退休金的評估, 財務投資的“認為”規則, 饋贈規則, 工作獎金, 領取福利金人士津貼, 權利和義務。
Topics will include pension, gifting, investments, superanuation and more.

Bookings Open. 

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1 Nov 2018

Create your own website - DIY in easy steps

Thursday 1 November 2018, 10am-11.30am
Chatswood Library on The Concourse 

Bookings essential. Please bring your own device, or you can use the Library's.

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2 Nov 2018

Tech Savvy Seniors: Introduction to cyber safety and online banking

Friday 2 November 2018, 9.30am to 11.30am 
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Bookings open.

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2 Nov 2018

Understanding your pension - with Cantonese interpretation 了解您的福利金

Friday, 2 November 10-11.30am
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

How pensions are calculated; income and assets test and how they work and more.
內容包括: 怎樣計算福利金, 收入與資產評估及其運作, 收入與資產的種類, 退休金的評估, 財務投資的“認為”規則, 饋贈規則, 工作獎金, 領取福利金人士津貼, 權利和義務。

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5 Nov 2018

Tech Buddy Club

Monday 5 November 2018, 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

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5 Nov 2018

Ninja Kids Japanese Storytime (3 - 5 years) 忍者キッズ·ストーリータイム

10-10.30am Mondays: 3 September, 8 October, 5 November and 3 December.
Chatswood Library on The Concourse.
 

Enjoy songs, rhymes and stories presented in Japanese at Chatswood Library on The Concourse.
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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5 Nov 2018

Ninja Kids Japanese Storytime (3 - 5 years) 忍者キッズ·ストーリータイム

10-10.30am Mondays: 3 September, 8 October, 5 November and 3 December.
Chatswood Library on The Concourse.
 

Enjoy songs, rhymes and stories presented in Japanese at Chatswood Library on The Concourse.
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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6 Nov 2018

Chatswood Library Camera Group

Tuesday 6 November 2018, 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 Camera and Photography Basics

Bookings essential.

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8 Nov 2018

Understanding Superannuation

Thursday 8 November 2018, 6pm-7.30pm
Chatswood Library

Financial Seminar

Bookings open

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9 Nov 2018

Tech Savvy Seniors: Introduction to travel apps

Friday 9 November 2018, 9.30am to 11.30am 
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Bookings open approximately 4 weeks before the session. 

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12 Nov 2018

Little Dragon Storytime (3 - 5 years) 小龍聽故事

Mondays 20 August, 17 September, 15 October, 12 November and 10 December.
10-10.30am, Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Enjoy songs, rhymes and stories presented in Mandarin at Chatswood Library on The Concourse.
一齊來唱唱歌,聽聽故事(普通話)

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

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12 Nov 2018

Little Dragon Storytime (3 - 5 years) 小龍聽故事

Mondays 20 August, 17 September, 15 October, 12 November and 10 December.
10-10.30am, Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Enjoy songs, rhymes and stories presented in Mandarin at Chatswood Library on The Concourse.
一齊來唱唱歌,聽聽故事(普通話)

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

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14 Nov 2018

Talks@Willoughby presents Richard Glover

Wednesday 14 November 2018, 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Speaking about his book The Land Before Avocado: Journeys in a lost Australia

Bookings essential.

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15 Nov 2018

Understanding Retirement Income Streams

Thursday 15 November 2018, 6pm-7.30pm
Chatswood Library

Financial Seminar

Bookings open

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16 Nov 2018

Tech Savvy Seniors: Introduction to iPads and tablets

Friday 16 November 2018, 9.30am to 11.30am 
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Bookings open

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16 Nov 2018

Talks@Willoughby presents Paul Ham

Friday 16 November 2018, 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Speaking about his book New Jerusalem: The short life and terrible death of Christendom's most defiant sect

Bookings essential.

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17 Nov 2018

Freelance journalism - a writers workshop

Saturday 17 November 2018, 2pm to 4pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse
Cost: $15

This workshop is for first-time writers wanting to write for magazines or newspapers.

Bookings essential.

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20 Nov 2018

Chatswood Library Camera Group

Tuesday 20 November 2018, 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: Mobile Phone Photography with Dr Zen Loy

Bookings open approximately 4 weeks before the session. 

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22 Nov 2018

Understanding Superannuation with Mandarin interpretation 了解退休金

Understanding Superannuation 了解退休金 

Thursday 22 November 6pm-7.30pm 2018

Understand the importance of superannuation and the options available upon retirement, including how they are invested and taxed and more.認識退休公積金的重要及其在退休時的選項,包括退休公積金怎樣被用作投資及被徵稅、何時可領取退休公積金、當退休要使用退休公積金時,Centrelink 的規則及選項等。

Bookings open approximately 4 weeks before the session. 

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22 Nov 2018

Shopping with Amazon and others for better deals

Thursday 22 November 2018, 10am-11.30am
Chatswood Library on The Concourse 

Bookings essential. Please bring your own device, or you can use the Library's.

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23 Nov 2018

Tech Savvy Seniors: Introduction to smartphones

Friday 12 October 2018, 9.30am to 11.30am 
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Bookings open approximately 4 weeks before the session. 

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29 Nov 2018

了解退休金 Understanding Superannuation with Cantonese interpretation

了解退休金 Understanding the importance of Superannuation. 

認識退休公積金的重要及其在退休時的選項,包括退休公積金怎樣被用作投資及被徵稅、何時可領取退休公積金、當退休要使用退休公積金時,Centrelink 的規則及選項等。

Understand the importance of superannuation and the options available upon retirement, including how they are invested and taxed and more.

Bookings open approximately 4 weeks before the session. 

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3 Dec 2018

Tech Buddy Club

Monday 3 December 2018, 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. Please bring your own device, or you can use the Library's.

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3 Dec 2018

Ninja Kids Japanese Storytime (3 - 5 years) 忍者キッズ·ストーリータイム

10-10.30am Mondays: 3 September, 8 October, 5 November and 3 December.
Chatswood Library on The Concourse.
 

Enjoy songs, rhymes and stories presented in Japanese at Chatswood Library on The Concourse. 
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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3 Dec 2018

Ninja Kids Japanese Storytime (3 - 5 years) 忍者キッズ·ストーリータイム

10-10.30am Mondays: 3 September, 8 October, 5 November and 3 December.
Chatswood Library on The Concourse.
 

Enjoy songs, rhymes and stories presented in Japanese at Chatswood Library on The Concourse. 
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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4 Dec 2018

Chatswood Library Camera Group

Tuesday 4 December 2018, 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 Mobile Phone Photography 

Bookings open approximately 4 weeks before the session. 

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6 Dec 2018

Get started with WhatsApp

Thursday 6 December 2018, 10am-11.30am
Chatswood Library on The Concourse 

Bookings essential. Please bring your own device, or you can use the Library's.

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10 Dec 2018

Little Dragon Storytime (3 - 5 years) 小龍聽故事

Mondays 20 August, 17 September, 15 October, 12 November and 10 December.
10-10.30am, Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Enjoy songs, rhymes and stories presented in Mandarin at Chatswood Library on The Concourse. 
一齊來唱唱歌,聽聽故事(普通話)

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

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10 Dec 2018

Little Dragon Storytime (3 - 5 years) 小龍聽故事

Mondays 20 August, 17 September, 15 October, 12 November and 10 December.
10-10.30am, Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Enjoy songs, rhymes and stories presented in Mandarin at Chatswood Library on The Concourse. 
一齊來唱唱歌,聽聽故事(普通話)

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

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18 Dec 2018

Chatswood Library Camera Group

Tuesday 18 December 2018, 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: Open Discussion Night:  Digital Camera and Photography with Dr Zen Loy

Bookings open approximately 4 weeks before the session. 

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