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. 

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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 bookings required.

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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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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 2: Saturdays 4 May to 29 June 2019 (during school term)
Term 3: Saturdays 3 August to 28 September 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. *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

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.                                                                               

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22 Jul 2019

Code Club (8-10 years)

Mondays 22 July - 23 September, 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 open

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22 Jul 2019

Code Club (8-10 years)

Mondays 22 July - 23 September, 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 open

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1 Aug 2019

Movie Mornings - Lion (PG)

Thursday 5 September 2019, 10am to 12.30pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Join us for a free movie screening - the feature for September is the powerful Australian film Lion (PG).

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

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17 Aug 2019

Manga Drawing with Matthew Lin

Saturdays 17 August - 7 September 2019, 2pm to 3pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Ages 15 +. Cost $15 per workshop

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17 Aug 2019

Manga Drawing with Matthew Lin

Saturdays 17 August - 7 September 2019, 2pm to 3pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Ages 15 +. Cost $15 per workshop

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22 Aug 2019

Presentation Skills Bootcamp

Thursdays 22 & 29 August 2019, 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Presented by Chatswood Speaking & Leadership Club - Toastmasters International.

Cost $50 - booking essential

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22 Aug 2019

Presentation Skills Bootcamp

Thursdays 22 & 29 August 2019, 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Presented by Chatswood Speaking & Leadership Club - Toastmasters International.

Cost $50 - booking essential

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23 Aug 2019

Project Hour at Tech Bar

Friday 16 August 2019, 11am to 12pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Get help using Gmail on your smartphone.

Bookings essential

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27 Aug 2019

Talks@Willoughby presents Michael Robotham

Tuesday 27 August 2019, 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Speaking about Good Girl, Bad Girl.

Booking essential

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27 Aug 2019

Chatswood Library Camera Group

Tuesday 27 August 2019, 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

This session: Digital camera settings and controls - practice #2

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29 Aug 2019

Talks@Willoughby presents Mike Munro

Thursday 29 August 2019, 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Speaking about The Last Bushrangers.

Booking essential

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29 Aug 2019

Avoiding Scams 提防詐騙 (Cantonese 廣東話傳譯)

Thursday 29 August 2019, 10am to 11am
2019年8月29日(星期四)上午10至11時

With Cantonese interpretation. 廣東話傳譯

Booking essential. 必須報名 

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29 Aug 2019

Avoiding Scams 提防詐騙 (Cantonese 廣東話傳譯)

Thursday 29 August 2019, 10am to 11am
2019年8月29日(星期四)上午10至11時

With Cantonese interpretation. 廣東話傳譯

Booking essential. 必須報名 

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30 Aug 2019

Tech Savvy Seniors: Introduction to smartphones

Friday 30 August 2019, 9.30am-11.45am
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Booking essential

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30 Aug 2019

Project Hour at Tech Bar

Friday 30 August 2019, 11am to 12pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Get help using Gmail on your smartphone.

Bookings essential

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31 Aug 2019

Francis Webb - Poetry Reading

Saturday 31 August 2019, 2pm to 5pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Celebrate the life and work of poet, Francis Webb.

Booking essential

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2 Sep 2019

Tech Buddy Club

Monday 2 September 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? 

Booking essential

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2 Sep 2019

Job Ready Skills

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays 2, 4, 5, 9, 11 & 12 September 9.30am to 2.30pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Gain skills to craft great resumes, cover letters and interview performance.
Check for eligibility criteria and further course information.

Booking essential.

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5 Sep 2019

Story Writing

Thursdays 5-26 September 2019, 6pm to 9pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Four part face-to-face course, delivered by TAFE NSW RTO 90003.

Register for enrolment pack

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5 Sep 2019

Story Writing

Thursdays 5-26 September 2019, 6pm to 9pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Four part face-to-face course, delivered by TAFE NSW RTO 90003.

Register for enrolment pack

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6 Sep 2019

Tech Savvy Seniors: Introduction to iPads and tablets

Friday 6 September 2019, 9.30am to 11.45am 
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Booking essential

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9 Sep 2019

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

Monday 9 September 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.


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9 Sep 2019

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

Monday 9 September 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.


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10 Sep 2019

Chatswood Library Camera Group

Tuesday 10 September 2019, 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

This session: Workshop: Image Editing Process with Dr Zen Loy

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12 Sep 2019

Spring Film Fling - Citizenfour (M)

Thursday 12 September 2019, 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

A free screening of the award-winning documentary Citizenfour, classification rating M.

Booking essential

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12 Sep 2019

myGov HELP

myGov -  a simple and secure way to access Government online services. Create a myGov account, link to your Medicare and Centrelink services.

Booking essential. 

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17 Sep 2019

myGov 講座 (session presented in Cantonese 廣東話)

Tuesday 17 September 2019, 10am to 11am 
2019年9月17日(星期二)上午10至11時
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Booking essential 必須報名

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17 Sep 2019

myGov 講座 (session presented in Cantonese 廣東話)

Tuesday 17 September 2019, 10am to 11am 
2019年9月17日(星期二)上午10至11時
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Booking essential 必須報名

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18 Sep 2019

Talks@Willoughby presents Kate McClymont

Wednesday 18 September 2019, 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Speaking about Dead Man Walking: The murky world of Michael McGurk and Ron Medich.

Booking essential

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19 Sep 2019

myGov 講座 (with Mandarin interpretation 普通話傳譯)

Thursday 19 September 2019, 10am to 11am 
2019年9月19日(星期四)上午10至11時
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Booking essential 必須報名

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19 Sep 2019

myGov 講座 (with Mandarin interpretation 普通話傳譯)

Thursday 19 September 2019, 10am to 11am 
2019年9月19日(星期四)上午10至11時
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Booking essential 必須報名

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19 Sep 2019

Literary Trivia Evening

Thursday 19 September 2019, 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Test your literary knowledge at our trivia evening in celebration of the Australian Reading Hour.

Booking essential

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20 Sep 2019

Spring Film Fling - Paper Planes (G)

Friday 20 September 2019, 4pm to 5.30pm|
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Join us for a free afternoon film screening of Paper Planes.
Rated G. Suitable for ages 6-12 years.

Booking essential

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21 Sep 2019

Self Publishing Essentials

Saturday 21 September 2019, 1pm to 4.30pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Workshop presented by Sue Liu.
Cost $25. Bookings open

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21 Sep 2019

Self Publishing Essentials

Saturday 21 September 2019, 1pm to 4.30pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Workshop presented by Sue Liu.
Cost $25. Bookings open

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23 Sep 2019

Financial Seminar: Accommodation Options in Retirement

Monday 23 September 2019, 1.30pm-3pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Bookings open

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24 Sep 2019

Chatswood Library Camera Group

Tuesday 24 September 2019, 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

This session: Workshop: Open Discussion / Photo Review with Dr Zen Loy

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26 Sep 2019

Windows 10 for beginners

Thursday 26 September 2019, 10am to 11.30am
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Booking essential

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26 Sep 2019

Spring Film Fling - After the Storm (PG)

Thursday 26 September 2019, 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

A free screening of the Japanese family drama After the Storm, classification rating PG.
In Japanese with English subtitles.

Booking essential

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26 Sep 2019

Spring Film Fling - After the Storm (PG)

Thursday 26 September 2019, 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

A free screening of the Japanese family drama After the Storm, classification rating PG.
In Japanese with English subtitles.

Booking essential

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30 Sep 2019

Scoop a Poop - Citizen Science Collaboration Workshop

Monday 30 September 2019, 6pm to 7.30pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Be a participant in a national study on the ecology of brushtail possums! 
Suitable for ages 10+.
Booking essential

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30 Sep 2019

Scoop a Poop - Citizen Science Collaboration Workshop

Monday 30 September 2019, 6pm to 7.30pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Be a participant in a national study on the ecology of brushtail possums! 
Suitable for ages 10+. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Booking essential

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30 Sep 2019

Financial Seminar: Understanding your Pension

Monday 30 September 2019, 1.30pm-3pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse

Bookings open

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