Sydney What’s on for Kids n Adults at Libraries

August 17th, 2010


Celebrate History Week, Art & About Sydney and the tenth anniversary of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games

  • September 2010┬áCelebrate History Week, Art & About Sydney and the tenth anniversary of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games with a range of fun and free exhibitions, workshops and performances at the City of Sydney Library this September.

Blokes ‘n Babies reading challenge and BBQ

Dads, granddads and male carers with young children are invited to join the Library’s storytime and rhymetime sessions in September. Take part in a reading challenge throughout September and October for the chance to win a reading pack, and meet other blokes with babies at a free sausage sizzle.

Reading challenge: 1 September – 16 October; BBQ: 16 October at Newtown Library

Johnny Barker photography exhibition

Get acquainted with the work of Johnny Barker, a Sydney-based street photographer whose images focus on Central Station and the surrounding suburbs of Surry Hills, Redfern and Waterloo. On the Streets of Surry Hills explores these inner city spaces, presenting an important photographic record of modern life in Sydney.

1 – 30 September at Surry Hills Library

Cartoons by that Odd Mr. Sprod exhibition

To celebrate History Week 2010, Kings Cross Library is holding a retrospective exhibition celebrating the life and art of cartoonist George Napier Sprod. A long-time resident of Kings Cross, Sprod’s illustrations explore the changing people and places of Sydney throughout the twentieth century.

Exhibition: 1 – 30 September; launch: 3 September at Kings Cross Library

City People, Sydney Stories

Come along to Customs House Library for a day in the life of Sydney, past and present. Join City curators, archivists and historians as they display documentary photographs, showcase the City’s online oral history collection and talk about the lives and times of some of Sydney’s most loved historical characters.

4 September at Customs House Library

Emerging from the Green – live music in the Library

Wander through or settle in for an afternoon of music from young Australian talent. Join Aaron Culligan and his acoustic guitar as he crosses the genres of blues, folk, rock and pop, or tune in to singer-songwriter Jake Gilroy for a taste of ballad rock with a hint of country.

4 September at Surry Hills Library

Martin Westley Takes a Walk – Andrew Humphreys author talk

Hear one of the Sydney Morning Herald’s best young Australian novelists discuss his latest work. Martin Westley Takes a Walk is a darkly comic parable about a middle aged man who wakes up after a chance kiting accident to find that he has no memory of his previous life.

9 September at Surry Hills Library

The Wonky Donkey kids Storytime

Join children’s performer Craig Smith for a special musical storytime featuring his brand new book, The Wonky Donkey. Suitable for kids three years and over.

16 September at Surry Hills Library and Ultimo Library

The Grunge of Virgin Beasts – talk, screening and exhibition

Wander through an extraordinary exhibition of production notes, sketches, stills, posters and animation cells from the 80s animated grunge musical films of Toby Zoates. Toby will launch the exhibition with a talk and screening of Virgin Beasts, a post-modern, cyber-punk comic book opera set to original grunge rock music.

Exhibition: 10 September to 8 October; launch: 17 September at Newtown Library

Sydney Olympics Revisited

Join former Channel 10 news and sport reporter James Knight for a talk about his extraordinary experiences covering the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.

21 September at Customs House Library

Eric Lobbecke drawing workshop for kids

Join illustrator and cartoonist Eric Lobbecke for a drawing workshop based on his first children’s book, Purple Snow. Suitable for kids five years and over.

28 September at Surry Hills Library

Wire Sculpture workshop for kids

Come along to this school holiday workshop and learn how to make a colourful wire animal or insect sculpture using soft bendable wire and coloured resin beads. Suitable for kids five years and over.

29 September at Waterloo Library

Spring Teen Book Club

Teens are invited to come along and discuss their favourite books and meet other avid readers, led by Rachel Burke from Berkelouw Books. Suitable for thirteen to sixteen year olds.

29 September; 6, 13 and 20 October at Newtown Library

While most events are free, bookings are essential for many events. Please visit for the full September program.

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