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Library Events and 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.
Willoughby City Library offers many book clubs across our branches.
Read on for more details on clubs and how to join.
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.
Fridays 11am-12noonChatswood 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 10.30amIntermediate 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.
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.
First Wednesday of the month, 10-11.30amChatswood 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.
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.
Fortnightly meets, starting Wednesday 6 November 2019, 5.30pm to 8.30pmChatswood 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.
Tuesday 10 December 2019, 9.30am to 11.45amChatswood Library on The Concourse
Learn how to navigate around a smartphone, presented in Cantonese.
Bookings open 12 November
Wednesday 11 December 2019, 10.15am to 11amChatswood Library on The Concourse
Suitable for children 15mths - 6yrs, and their parent/carer.
Thursday 12 December 2019, 10.15am to 11amChatswood Library on The Concourse
Friday 13 December 2019, 11am to 12pmChatswood Library on The Concourse
Set up the new Willoughby Library app on your smartphone - your phone can be your Library card!
Monday 16 December 2019 - Sunday 26 January 2020Willoughby 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!
Tuesday 17 December 2019, 6.30pm to 8pmChatswood 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.
Tuesday 17 December 2019, 6.30pm to 8.30pmChatswood Library on The Concourse
This session: Open Discussion/Photo Review
Thursday 2 January 2020, 2pm to 4pmChatswood Library on The Concourse
Movie series exploring key topics on Earth and Space.
For ages 5-9 years. No booking required.
Thursday 2 January - Friday 24 January 2020Willoughby City Libraries
Find out what's happening across our libraries over summer.
Some activities require bookings. Bookings open online Thursday 2 January 2020.
Tuesday 7 January 2020, 2pm to 4pmChatswood Library on The Concourse
Theme: Outer space. For ages 5-11 years.
Bookings open 2 January
Thursday 9 January 2020, 2pm to 4pmChatswood 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.
Thursday 9 January 2020, 10am to 11.45amChatswood 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.
Thursday 16 January 2020, 6pm to 7pmChatswood Library on The Concourse
Presented by A/Prof Craig O'Neill from Macquarie University. For ages 9+
Tuesday 21 January 2020, 12pm to 2pmChatswood Library on The Concourse
Celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Rat.
Monday 3 February 2020, 10.45am to 11.15amChatswood 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.
A monthly storytime program for 3-5 year olds, enjoy songs, rhymes and stories presented in Korean.
Monday 3 February 2020, 10am to 10.30amChatswood 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.
Thursday 6 February 2020Chatswood Library on The Concourse
Save the date - more details to come!
Monday 17 February 2020, 10am to 10.30amChatswood 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.
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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