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

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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19 Sep 2018

Tech Bar

Fridays 11am-12noon
Chatswood Library on The Concourse 

Drop-in tech help with your mobile device. 

No bookings required. The last Tech Bar session for 2019 will be Friday 13 December, and will resume on Friday 7 February 2020.

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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 booking required. The last meeting for 2019 will be Wednesday 11 December, and the group will resume meetings in February 2020, date TBC.

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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 

Term 1/2020: Sat 8 Feb to 4 April 2020*
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. *Please check this page for updates on group meeting schedule and any unforeseen changes.

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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

Our Family History Group will resume on Wednesday 5 February 2020 with Telling Stories: A Family History Workshop for Seniors Festival - bookings are essential and open in early January.

                                                                             

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1 Oct 2019

Tabletop Nights

Thursdays fortnightly, 6.30pm to 8.30pm.
Chatswood Library on The Concourse. 

Play great games with Chatswood’s newest gaming group.
Beginners, seasoned enthusiasts, spymasters and princesses welcome. Ages 16+

No bookings required. The last meet for 2019 will be Thursday 5 December, and will resume on Thursday 16 January 2020.

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6 Nov 2019

Manga Mayhem

Fortnightly meets, starting Wednesday 6 November 2019, 5.30pm to 8.30pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Create, share, inspire and be inspired in the interactive fortnightly Manga meet!

The last meet for 2019 will be Wednesday 18 December, and will resume on Wednesday 29 January 2020.

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6 Nov 2019

Manga Mayhem

Fortnightly meets, starting Wednesday 6 November 2019, 5.30pm to 8.30pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Create, share, inspire and be inspired in the interactive fortnightly Manga meet!

The last meet for 2019 will be Wednesday 18 December, and will resume on Wednesday 29 January 2020.

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10 Dec 2019

Tech Savvy Seniors - Smartphones (Cantonese) 廣東話

Tuesday 10 December 2019, 9.30am to 11.45am
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Learn how to navigate around a smartphone, presented in Cantonese.

Bookings open 12 November

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10 Dec 2019

Tech Savvy Seniors - Smartphones (Cantonese) 廣東話

Tuesday 10 December 2019, 9.30am to 11.45am
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Learn how to navigate around a smartphone, presented in Cantonese.

Bookings open 12 November

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11 Dec 2019

Hullabaloo

Wednesday 11 December 2019, 10.15am to 11am
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Suitable for children 15mths - 6yrs, and their parent/carer.

BOOKED OUT

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12 Dec 2019

Hullabaloo

Thursday 12 December 2019, 10.15am to 11am
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Suitable for children 15mths - 6yrs, and their parent/carer.

BOOKED OUT

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13 Dec 2019

Project Hour at Tech Bar

Friday 13 December 2019, 11am to 12pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Set up the new Willoughby Library app on your smartphone - your phone can be your Library card!

Bookings essential

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16 Dec 2019

Summer of Space - Summer Reading Club

Monday 16 December 2019 - Sunday 26 January 2020
Willoughby City Libraries

The reading challenge starts at Willoughby Libraries on Monday 16 December, and kids of all ages are invited to join up and keep reading over summer!

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17 Dec 2019

Adult Code Club

Tuesday 17 December 2019, 6.30pm to 8pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Curious about coding? New fortnightly meets. Learn the basics in a friendly and informal way. Suitable for ages 15yrs+. Beginners or dabblers welcome.  

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17 Dec 2019

Chatswood Library Camera Group

Tuesday 17 December 2019, 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

This session: Open Discussion/Photo Review

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2 Jan 2020

Earth and Space - film screening

Thursday 2 January 2020, 2pm to 4pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Movie series exploring key topics on Earth and Space.

For ages 5-9 years. No booking required.

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2 Jan 2020

Summer School Holiday Activities - January 2020

Thursday 2 January - Friday 24 January 2020
Willoughby City Libraries

Find out what's happening across our libraries over summer.

Some activities require bookings. Bookings open online Thursday 2 January 2020.

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7 Jan 2020

CRAFTernoon

Tuesday 7 January 2020, 2pm to 4pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Theme: Outer space. For ages 5-11 years.

Bookings open 2 January

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9 Jan 2020

Block 42 - 3D animation filmmaking

Thursday 9 January 2020, 2pm to 4pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Have fun learning Block 42 – a new simple and fun 3D animation software.
Bring your own laptop (Microsoft or Apple). Suitable for ages 12-14 years only.

Bookings open 2 January

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9 Jan 2020

Movie Mornings - Their Finest (M)

Thursday 9 January 2020, 10am to 11.45am
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

A film within a film. Set in wartime Britain, a young woman, newly appointed as a scriptwriter for propaganda films, joins the cast and crew of a major production while the Blitz rages around them.

No bookings required. Doors open 9.30am. Tea, coffee and biscuits provided.

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16 Jan 2020

Astronomy - fascinating facts

Thursday 16 January 2020, 6pm to 7pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Presented by A/Prof Craig O'Neill from Macquarie University. For ages 9+

Bookings open 2 January

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21 Jan 2020

Lucky Slogan Calligraphy Demonstration

Tuesday 21 January 2020, 12pm to 2pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Rat.

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3 Feb 2020

Little Bear Storytime (Korean) 아기곰 스토리타임

Monday 3 February 2020, 10.45am to 11.15am
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

A monthly storytime program for 3-6 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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3 Feb 2020

Little Bear Storytime (Korean) 아기곰 스토리타임

Monday 3 February 2020, 10.45am to 11.15am
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

A 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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3 Feb 2020

Little Dragon Storytime (Mandarin) 小龍聽故事

Monday 3 February 2020, 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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3 Feb 2020

Little Dragon Storytime (Mandarin) 小龍聽故事

Monday 3 February 2020, 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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6 Feb 2020

Harry Potter Book Night

Thursday 6 February 2020
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Save the date - more details to come!

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17 Feb 2020

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

Monday 17 February 2020, 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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17 Feb 2020

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

Monday 17 February 2020, 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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