What’s on at Libraries in July

Inner West Council

There’s something for all ages in July at Inner West libraries.

All bookings innerwest.nsw.gov.au/WhatsOn or call 9392 5588.

My Rembetika Blues: A Film About Love, Life and Greek Music – documentary film screening and Q&A with filmmaker Mary Zournazi and guest Lex Marinos

Rembetika music or the Greek blues is a music born of exile and the streets. Filmmaker Mary Zournazi traces the journey of her forebears from Smyrna in Turkey to Sydney Australia but discovers more than family history. She finds out how music connects people during times of struggle and crises.

Marrickville Library Pavilion, Wednesday 20 July, 6pm – 8pm

Sixty-Seven Days with Yvonne Weldon

2022 NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year Yvonne Weldon discusses her seminal debut novel Sixty-Seven Days.

Set in 1990s Aboriginal Redfern, Evie is a proud Wiradjuri woman harbouring a dark pain after experiencing trauma as a young girl and stalked by her predator well into adulthood.

Marrickville Library and Pavilion, Thursday 21 July, 6.30pm – 7.30pm

Play reading for Young Adults

Play reading of ‘Diving for Pearls’ by Katherine Thomson, guided by professional actor Kate Bookallil from Inner West Drama. For ages 16+.

Leichhardt Library, Saturday 30 July, 1pm – 3pm

School Holiday program

How to be a Game Master

Learn how to run engaging tabletop role-playing games for your friends. For ages 12-24.

Marrickville Library Pavilion, Monday 4 July, 2pm – 3pm

Tales Short and Tall

Journey back in time to make and use quills, ink, and parchment. Get an insight into the evolution of the written word and learn how to write exciting tales. For ages 8-12.

Leichhardt Library, Monday 4 July, 2pm – 3.30pm

Bokjumeoni Fortune Pouches

Learn how to sew your Korean Bokjumeoni, said to bring fortune and luck to its owner. For ages 12-24.

Leichhardt Library, Tuesday 5 July, 1pm – 3pm

Upcycling and Restyling Workshop

Fashion experts Ali and Chole of Bell Street Vintage Dress and Bridal show how to fix common problems such as clothes that are too big or too small, drooping hems and stains, how to add pockets and other details to liven up an outfit. For ages 13-24.

Haberfield Library, Wednesday 6 July, 2pm – 4pm

Dungeons and Dragons for Beginners

Everything about playing DnD. For ages 13+.

Ashfield Library, Thursday 7 July, 11am – 1pm

Stupendous Shadows: Shadow Puppetry

The basics of illustration and shadow puppetry in a workshop led by artists from Curious Legends. For ages 8-12.

Marrickville Library, Friday 8 July, 2pm – 3pm

Polymer Clay Jewellery

Discover the world of polymer clay art and create one-of-a-kind jewellery pieces to take home. For ages 12-15.

Balmain Library, Monday 11 July, 10am – 12.30pm

Writing Short and Sweet

Flash fiction is a kind of very short fiction writing. Participants will learn how to write succinct, punchy and creative stories. Only one page needed. Run by Lily Cameron, winner of the Young Creatives Awards 2020 and 2021. For ages 16+.

Leichhardt Library, Wednesday 13 July, 11am – 1pm

Make your own Beeswax Wraps

Ditch plastic for good! Natural beeswax wraps are the answer. For ages 16-24.

St Peters/Sydenham Library, Thursday 14 July, 10am – 12pm

Singing in Harmony

Improve aural skills and learn how to sing in a group. No experience necessary. Singers of all abilities are encouraged to join in the fun. For ages 12+.

Balmain Library, Friday 15 July, 1pm – 3pm

HSC Workshops

Marrickville Library

Revisiting Human Experience – Sunday 3 July, 11.30am – 1pm

The Craft of Writing – Sunday 10 July, 11.30am – 1pm

Visual Arts – Sunday 7 August, 10.30am – 1.30pm

Maths Standard 2 – Sunday 18 September, 10.30am – 1.30pm

Leichhardt Library

Business Studies – Sunday 24 July, 10am – 12pm

Legal Studies – Sunday 24 July, 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Modern History – Sunday 24 July, 3pm – 5pm

Ashfield Library

Advanced Maths – Sunday 11 September, 10.30am – 1.30pm

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