Parents can join childhood educator, Dominique Baudet as she presents a practical and informative talk on how to promote positive behaviour in young children.
We are also finishing up a great year of author talks with Jane Caro discussing her latest book The Mother and Jackie Bailey speaking about her new novel The Eulogy and how to write autobiographical fiction.
Don't miss out on the last session of our new Brick Kids LEGO® Club where children can complete fun building challenges after school.
Support the Mayor's Library Fine Amnesty and Christmas appeal. Bring back the books no questions asked!
Donate a non perishable food item to the Mayor’s Christmas Appeal when you return your overdue items between Friday 18 November and Friday 16 December, and we will waive your fines.Donations will be given to Anglicare for their Mobile Community Pantry, which provides grocery items at a very low cost to help those stretch the budget further. Please see the list of food items requested by Anglicare on the library website.
Castle Hill Library | Thursday 24 November 10.30am-11.30am | FREE
Join early childhood educator Dominique Baudet as she presents a practical and informative talk on how to promote positive behaviour in young children. Parents will leave this session with strategies that can be applied at home. Children are welcome to attend.
Castle Hill Library | 29 November 3.30pm-4.30pm | FREE
Welcome to our new LEGO® Club. Join our fun group that will meet every week with a new building challenge. Be inspired to create your very own design! LEGO® encourages STEM skills with scope for engineering, creative thinking, problem solving and maths skills. It also helps with spatial skills, persistence and patience, learning how to plan and finally achieving a sense of accomplishment in a fun and safe environment. Suitable for children in school years 3-6
Sponsored by the Friends of The Hills Library.
Astronomer Lucy Rutherford is celebrating the refurbishment of the 100-year-old telescope in the Yarra Valley town of Bowness, Victoria. Her husband, Justin, is running for parliament. But Lucy isn't interested in being a politician's wife. And after twenty years, admittedly some good ones, she plans to leave Justin. A week before polling day Lucy takes the family dog for a walk and doesn't return. Justin is convinced Lucy has left him and is angry that she would abandon him so close to the election.
Yet Gabby is certain her mother is missing and in trouble. Why isn't her father looking?
Baulkham Hills Library | Wednesday 30 November 2.15pm-3.15pm | $5.50PP
Join Jackie Bailey as she discusses her new novel The Eulogy, a debut Australian novel of family, loss and love. With a PhD in creative writing from the University of New South Wales Jackie's autofiction novel is an astounding debut, deftly weaving together storylines and relationships over decades, and will stay with readers long after the last page. Jackie will discuss the process of writing autofiction and how you can draw inspiration from your own life to write stories.
The Pioneer Theatre | Thursday 1 December 6.30pm-7.30pm | $14PP
Join Walkley Award winning columnist, writer, broadcaster, documentary maker, feminist and activist Jane Caro at the Pioneer Theatre as she discusses her newest book, The Mother.
This year we commemorate the 100 Year Anniversary of the Balcombe Heights Estate and the opening of The William Thompson Masonic School. The Balcombe Heights land was purchased by The Freemasons in 1921. The aim was to establish a Masonic School for the children of Freemasons who had died serving in
World War I. This image was taken on the opening day of The William Thompson Masonic School. November 11th, 1922 was selected as the opening day for its significance to Armistice Day, the end of the Great War.
Visit the Castle Hill Library branch to see the Local Studies display celebrating the 100 Year Anniversary of The Balcombe Heights Estate.
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