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. 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 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 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 for this workshop.

                                                                             

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1 Oct 2019

Tabletop Nights

Thursdays fortnightly, resuming 16 January 2020, 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. 

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6 Nov 2019

Manga Mayhem

Fortnightly meets, resuming Wednesday 29 January 2020, 5.30pm to 8.30pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

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

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6 Nov 2019

Manga Mayhem

Fortnightly meets, resuming Wednesday 29 January 2020, 5.30pm to 8.30pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

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

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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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20 Jan 2020

Expression of Interests in 2020 Government Funded courses

Fee free courses for eligible appllicants:

Basic Bookkeeping & Xero, Windows 10 basics, Customer Service Skills, First Aid, Understanding and Supporting Mental Health Issues, Responsible Service of Alcohol. 

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29 Jan 2020

Manga Mayhem

Wednesday 29 January 2020, 5.30pm to 8.30pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

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

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29 Jan 2020

Manga Mayhem

Wednesday 29 January 2020, 5.30pm to 8.30pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

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

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29 Jan 2020

Crafters and Makers

Starts Wednesday 29 January 2020, 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Join our new weekly creative meet-up!

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30 Jan 2020

Financial Seminar: Understanding your Pension

Thursday 30 January 2020, 1.30pm-3pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Booking essential

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2 Feb 2020

Sketchers and Painters

Sunday 2 February 2020, 2pm to 4pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Practice your drawing and painting skills and explore new methods in a social environment. 

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2 Feb 2020

The Story of 'Nian'

Sunday, 2 February 2020 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Learn the tradition of Chinese New Year together with your child through fun and active drama activities. 
Suitable for ages 6-12 years.

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2 Feb 2020

The Story of 'Nian'

Sunday, 2 February 2020 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Learn the tradition of Chinese New Year together with your child through fun and active drama activities. 
Suitable for ages 6-12 years.

Booked out

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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

Tech Buddy Club

Monday 3 February 2020, 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? 

Booking essential.

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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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3 Feb 2020

Code Club (8-10 years)

Mondays 3 February - 6 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.

Booking essential

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3 Feb 2020

Code Club (8-10 years)

Mondays 3 February - 6 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.

Booking essential

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4 Feb 2020

CoderDojo

Fortnightly on Tuesdays from 4pm to 5.30pm (4 Feb to 31 Mar) 
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. 

Limited places - book now

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4 Feb 2020

1960s Trivia Morning

Tuesday 4 February 2020, 10am to 11.30am
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

This event is part of the 2020 Seniors Festival.

Booking essential

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4 Feb 2020

CoderDojo

Fortnightly on Tuesdays from 4pm to 5.30pm (4 Feb to 31 Mar) 
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. 

Limited places - book now

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4 Feb 2020

Mandarin Language Learning Course for beginners

Tuesday, 4 February 2020 6:30 pm to Tuesday, 3 March 2020 7:30 pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

A fun and interactive 5-week Mandarin course for beginners.

Booking essential.

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5 Feb 2020

Telling stories: a family history workshop

Wednesday 5 February 2020, 10am to 11.30am
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Do you want to record and tell your family history stories?

Booking essential

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5 Feb 2020

Talks@Willoughby presents Gabbie Stroud speaking about 'Dear Parents'

Wednesday 5 February 2020, 5pm to 6pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Hear from bestselling author, Gabbie Stroud, as she helps parents gain a fresh perspective on our national education system.

Booking essential

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6 Feb 2020

Harry Potter Book Night - free film screening

Thursday 6 February 2020, 5pm to 7.30pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Celebrate Harry Potter Book Night - join us for a free screening of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (PG).

Booking essential

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6 Feb 2020

Harry Potter Book Night - free film screening

Thursday 6 February 2020, 5pm to 7.30pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Celebrate Harry Potter Book Night - join us for a free screening of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (PG).

Booking essential

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6 Feb 2020

Movie Mornings - Where do we go from here?

Thursday 6 February 2020, 10am to 11.30am
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

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

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6 Feb 2020

Harry Potter Book Night - Escape Room

Thursday 6 February 2020
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Bookings open 2 January.

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7 Feb 2020

Seniors Technology Open Day

Friday 7 February 2020, 10.30am to 1pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Find out how the library can help you with your computers, tablets and smartphones.

Booking essential

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7 Feb 2020

Secret Library Business

Friday 7 February 2020, 9.30am to 10.30am
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Discover all in this behind the scenes tour of Chatswood Library.

Booking essential

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10 Feb 2020

Art and Life: Talk

Monday 10 February 2020, 10.30am to 11.30am
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Community Ambassadors from the Art Gallery of New South Wales will introduce you to selected pieces of artwork

Booking essential

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10 Feb 2020

Speak Korean! Conversation Group

Monday 10 February 2020, 1pm to 2pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Learning Korean? Join our new, friendly conversation group meeting weekly from Monday 10 February.

Email library@willoughby.nsw.gov.au for more information

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10 Feb 2020

Speak Korean! Conversation Group

Monday 10 February 2020, 1pm to 2pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Learning Korean? Join our new, friendly conversation group meeting weekly from Monday 10 February.

Email library@willoughby.nsw.gov.au for more information

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10 Feb 2020

Facebook Live for Business

Monday 10 February 2020, 6pm to 9pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Learn how to make fun simple videos in this short course, delivered by TAFE NSW.

Cost $54 plus GST. Register for enrolment.

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11 Feb 2020

Art and Life: Talk (in Mandarin)

Tuesday 11 February 2020, 10.30am to 11.30am
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Community Ambassadors from the Art Gallery of New South Wales will introduce you to selected pieces of artwork. This talk will be presented in Mandarin.

Booking essential

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11 Feb 2020

Art and Life: Talk (in Mandarin)

Tuesday 11 February 2020, 10.30am to 11.30am
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Community Ambassadors from the Art Gallery of New South Wales will introduce you to selected pieces of artwork. This talk will be presented in Mandarin.

Booking essential

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11 Feb 2020

Chatswood Library Camera Group

Tuesday 11 February 2020, 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

This session: Digital Camera & Photography Basics (Part 1) with Dr Zen Loy

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12 Feb 2020

Art and Life: Talk (in Cantonese)

Wednesday 12 February 2020, 10.30am to 11.30am
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Community Ambassadors from the Art Gallery of New South Wales will introduce you to selected pieces of artwork. This talk will be presented in Cantonese.

Booking essential

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12 Feb 2020

Art and Life: Talk (in Cantonese)

Wednesday 12 February 2020, 10.30am to 11.30am
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Community Ambassadors from the Art Gallery of New South Wales will introduce you to selected pieces of artwork. This talk will be presented in Cantonese.

Booking essential

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12 Feb 2020

Financial Seminar: Accommodation options in retirement

Wednesday 12 February 2020, 1.30pm-3pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Booking essential

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14 Feb 2020

Tech Project Hour at Tech Bar

Friday 14 February 2020 at 11am-12noon
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

One on one: How to download free ebooks and use the library online catalogue.

Booking prior 4 weeks prior

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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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18 Feb 2020

Tech Savvy Seniors (Mandarin) 普通話

Tuesdays 18 February to 7 April 2020, 9.30am to 11.45am
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

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

Booking essential

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18 Feb 2020

Tech Savvy Seniors (Mandarin) 普通話

Tuesdays 18 February to 7 April 2020, 9.30am to 11.45am
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

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

Booking essential

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20 Feb 2020

Library Book Sale

Thursday 20 February 2020, 11am to 2pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Held on the third Thursday of each month.

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20 Feb 2020

Tech Workshop: All about mobile entertainment

Thursday, 20 Feburary 2020 at 10am-11.30am
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Bookings open 4 weeks prior

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21 Feb 2020

Tech Project Hour at Tech Bar

Friday 21 February 2020 at 11am-12noon
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

One on one: How to download free ebooks and use the library online catalogue.

Booking prior 4 weeks prior

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22 Feb 2020

Advanced Writing Workshop

Saturday 22 February 2019, 1pm to 4pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Topics include exposition, side stories and advanced plotting.

Booking essential

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22 Feb 2020

Advanced Writing Workshop

Saturday 22 February 2019, 1pm to 4pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Topics include exposition, side stories and advanced plotting.

Booking essential

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25 Feb 2020

Chatswood Library Camera Group

Tuesday 25 February 2020, 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

This session: Digital Camera & Photography Basics (Part 2) with Dr Zen Loy 

Book now

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26 Feb 2020

Financial Seminar: Understanding Aged Care Costs

Wednesday 26 February 2020 at 1.30pm-3pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Booking essential

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28 Feb 2020

Tech Project Hour at Tech Bar

Friday 28 February 2020 at 11am-12noon
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

One on one: How to download free ebooks and use the library online catalogue.

Booking prior 4 weeks prior

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