August/ September 2012 - City of Sydney

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August/ September 2012 - City of Sydney

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Inside:

The Future of Reading

Rainbow parents

History Week

ALIVE

our library network

cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/library

August/

September

2012


Expand your world

at the City of Sydney Library Aug/Sept 2012

Bites after Work

Tell me a Story

Storytelling Performance

Do you have a story, a tale, yarn

to spin? Part of learning how to

find a story and build your tale

is performing it. Following on

from their popular storytelling

workshops, Campfire Collective

offer you the chance to take the

stage and tell your story. It can be

a tale of joy, happiness, sorrow,

longing or loss, so long as it’s true

and yours to tell. Warm up with

professional storytellers Campfire

Collective and learn their last

minute tips, tricks and techniques

for great storytelling then come and

sit around the proverbial campfire

and share your story with us.

Registration essential. For details

visit campfirecollective.com.au

Tuesday 7 August

6.30pm–8pm

Newtown Library

Book online or call 8512 4250

Bites After Work

Storytelling 101

How do you find a story from

amongst your life’s experiences?

How do you build a tale? What

makes a story memorable?

The power of narrative is used

in entertainment, art, business

and even therapy. Learn from

professional storytellers Campfire

Collective the tips, tricks and

techniques for great storytelling.

Thursday 20 September

6.30pm–7.30pm

Glebe Library

Book online or call 9298 3060

Social Media for…

Parents

The rise of the mummy blogger

is a strong emerging presence in

social media. Join mum, blogger,

blogging community and house

hold manager Brenda Gaddi as

she explores how parents can

use social media as a way of

connecting with other parents by

communicating and expressing,

their thoughts, feelings and

frustrations.

Wednesday 8 August

12pm–1pm

Newtown Library

Book online or call 8512 4250

Social Media for…

Historians

Historians all over the world are

harnessing the power of social

media to improve communication

and collaboration within the

profession. Join City of Sydney

Historians Lisa Murray and

Laila Ellmoos, along with User

Education Librarian Jeff Cruz for

an overview of how historians are

using Facebook, Twitter and blogs

to develop professional online

networks, to create online scholarly

communities and to improve

scholarly sharing and collaboration.

We will also have a look at social

media apps—such as Zotero and

Diigo—that are efficient and helpful

research tools used to organise

and share research.

Monday 10 September

12.30pm–1.30pm

Customs House Library

Book online or call 9242 8555

In Conversation

L.A. Larkin

Antarctica under threat?

L.A. Larkin’s new environmental

thriller Thirst is set in an Antarctica

under attack by a mercenary force.

For National Science Week, she

facilitates a hot debate by a panel

of experts on the potential threats

to this fascinating continent and

its peaceful scientific community.

Featuring Joan Russell, one of the

first female station leaders with the

Australian Antarctic Division (AAD),

Luke Saffigna who has been to

Antarctica over 30 times and author

L.A. Larkin, who travelled there to

research her new novel.

Thursday 9 August

6pm–7pm

Customs House Library

Book online or call 9242 8555

BIG ideas project

open concept platform

Do you have an idea, a concept or

a project you want to share? Come

along to the BIG ideas project to

stand on your soapbox, perform

an audition piece, propose a

project, pitch a story and get some

feed back. Your idea could be art,

science, writing, or maybe you just

want to run your renovation plans

by someone. Five minute soap box

spots are first come, first served, or

just come to join in the discussion.

Presented with Pozible

Tuesday 4 September

6pm–7pm

Kings Cross Library

Bookings not required


Interact

at the City of Sydney Library Aug/Sept 2012

Better Read’s Talking Heads

Evelyn Juers

in conversation with

David Malouf

Local lore has long held that

Newtown resident Eliza Emily

Donnithorne was the model for

the Dickens character of Miss

Havisham. Is this fact or urban

fiction? Join award winning writer

Evelyn Juers in conversation with

internationally acclaimed novelist

David Malouf, as they discuss The

Recluse, Evelyn’s book about the

elusive Eliza.

Presented with Better Read Than

Dead Bookshop

Tuesday 28 August

6.30pm–7.30pm

Newtown Library

Book online or call 8512 4250

Better Read’s Talking Heads

Andrew Tink

Just who was the man Sydney

Cove is named after? The first full

biography of Thommy Townshend

is the story of a remarkable man

who lived in extraordinary times.

Join us to hear more from historian

and experienced parliamentarian

Andrew Tink as he discusses his

fascinating and beautifully written

biography of Lord Sydney.

Presented with Better Read Than

Dead Bookshop

Tuesday 25 September

6.30pm–7.30pm

Newtown Library

Book online or call 8512 4250

Architecture on Show

Sustainability

Lee Hillam and Ashley Dunn of

Dunn & Hillam Architects will talk

about how built-in sustainability is

the only way. Their projects always

seek to get the building right first

to do without the add-ons and the

offsetting and will be shown as

examples of how basic principles

of science are used to heat and

cool buildings and how using your

library can be the best thing you

can do for your planet.

Presented with the Australian

Institute of Architects NSW

Saturday 25 August

2pm–3pm

Surry Hills Library

Book online or call 8374 6230

$10 for non members

Architecture on Show

International Projects

Landscape/Geometry/Community

Andrew Burns, Architect and

convenor of the Architecture

on Show series, will present his

recently completed projects

in Japan, London and the

Hawkesbury River. Each project

explores the relationship between

landscape and geometry, to create

community, and will be described

as a response to cultural context.

Presented with the Australian

Institute of Architects NSW

Saturday 29 September

2pm–3pm

Surry Hills Library

Book online or call 8374 6230

$10 for non members

Late Night Library

ALIVE

Appropriate Library Interaction

Volume Environment

Applespiel team up with theatre

maker Kirby Medway to explore

the ins and outs of appropriate and

inappropriate behaviour within the

library environment. Embracing the

ridiculous and examining ideas of

social restraint, Applespiel aim to

change the way we interact with the

library, if only for one night.

An Art & About Sydney

opening night event

Friday 21 September

Interactive performances will pop

up throughout the Library from

6pm–8pm

Customs House Library

Bookings not required

The artist is WHO?

During the Art & About festival, the

City of Sydney Library invites you

to become an artist! Throughout

the festival each of our library

branches will house an art station

where you can draw, sketch, write

to your hearts content. You can take

your creations home or leave them

with the library. Keep an eye out for

some sneaky artists popping in to

the library and check out the digital

gallery of works created.

An Art & About Sydney event

21 September–21 October

Library open hours

All Library branches

Bookings not required


Expand your world

at the City of Sydney Library Aug/Sept 2012

Street Fashion

exhibition and talk

Sydney photographer Patricia

Baillie pays homage to the unique

style of Inner City Sydney in the

21st Century. Baillie has been an

Inner City resident since her days

as a student at the University

of Sydney in the 1960s. Her

photographic documentation of

street life paints a vivid picture of

the vitality and diversity of this area.

Importantly, it provides us with a

record of everyday life in Sydney’s

inner city in the 21st century.

A History Week event

Exhibition

1–30 September

Library open hours

Newtown Library

Bookings not required

Talk by Patricia Baillie

Wednesday 12 September

6pm–7pm

Newtown Library

Book online or call 8512 4250

Bark Cloth of Hainan

exhibition

Photographer Yaling Hu’s

beautiful images illustrate the

ancient technique of making bark

cloth, a 4000 year old tradition

still practiced by the Li People of

Hainan Province, China.

A History Week event

1–30 September

Library open hours

Surry Hills Library

Bookings not required

Sydney is Fashion @ the Library

Fashion Yarns:

tales from the City

Come along to Customs House

and wrap yourself up in some of

Sydney’s historical threads. Join the

historians from the City of Sydney’s

History Unit and the Civic Collection

Curator as they discuss the art

of window dressing, fashionable

functions at Sydney Town Hall,

Sydney’s fashion scene from the

50s and the history of Akubra hats.

Afterwards visit the Fashion Yarns

exhibition that inspired the talks.

A History Week event

Exhibition

1–30 September

Library open hours

Customs House Library

Bookings not required

Talks

Saturday 8 September

11.30am, 12.30pm,

1.30pm & 2.30pm

Customs House Library

Book online or call 9246 7274

Clothing Exchange

The Clothing Exchange are back to

transform the Library into a treasure

trove of fabulous frocks, nice knits,

slick suits and a colourful array of

accessories. Swap to shop and

save your pennies and the planet!

Saturday 18 August

Registration 10am

Swap 11am–12pm

Surry Hills Library

Register online or call 8374 6230

$15 for non members

In Conversation

Vogue Australia

Vogue Australia has been at the

forefront of Australian fashion for

over 50 years, showcasing current

designers alongside the most

talented writers, illustrators and

photographers. This exclusive

In Conversation event will give a

rare glimpse into the inspirations,

collaborations and ambitions that

drive this fashion industry icon.

Thursday 13 September

6.30pm–7.30pm

Customs House Library

Book online or call 9242 8555

The September

Issue

film screening

The City of Sydney Library is

celebrating fashion with a special

event screening of The September

Issue. Anna Wintour, the legendary

editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine

for twenty years, is the most

powerful and polarizing figure

in fashion. With unprecedented

access, filmmaker R.J. Cutler’s The

September Issue explores the inner

workings of her magazine.

Tuesday 11 September

6pm–8pm

Customs House Library

Book online or call 9242 8555


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Rainbow parents

exhibition and launch event

Rainbow parents is a series of

images that documents the day to

day lives of gay and lesbian parents

and their children in Australia.

Sydney Photojournalist Isabella

Moore has been photographing

these families for up to 2 years to

gather images that will help others

relate to the love and equality that

is at the core of a loving family.

Rainbow parents emphasises

the importance of the quality of

parenting a couple can give over

their sex. These moments, captured

in black and white, hope to raise

awareness in our community and

our society of the evolving concepts

of marriage and family, and the

importance of acknowledgement

and recognition for same sex

couples. These photographs are

an insight into the lives of loving

parents and their beautiful families.

Please join us for the official

exhibition opening with guest

speaker Nikki Sullivan, Associate

Professor of Critical and Cultural

Studies at Macquarie University,

and hear her perspective on the

exhibition as Isabella’s mentor and

a gay grandmother parent.

Exhibition

1–30 August

Library open hours

Surry Hills Library

Bookings not required

Official opening and talk

by Nikki Sullivan

Thursday 16 August

6.30pm–7.30pm

Surry Hills Library

Book online or call 8374 6230

Book Online

Hallowed Ground:

the Future of Reading

Following on from last year’s

booked out event on the Future

of Libraries, Hallowed Ground

returns with an evening of thoughtprovoking

discussion on how

Australians will be reading in

the next 20 years. A panel of

four professionals from different

reading-related backgrounds will

share their vision of the future of

reading and how the act of reading

is changing (and it’s much more

than just eReaders and eBooks).

Bring your own questions and

opinions, as following the talk

our panel will engage in a lively

question and answer session.

Presented with the Australian

Library and Information Association

(ALIA) Sydney

A National Year of Reading event

Thursday 23 August

6.30pm–8.30pm

Customs House Library

Book online or call 9242 8555

The Library of

Unwritten Stories

This new writers’ group will be a

chance for young writers to meet

each other, explore the potential

for collaborative projects and be

mentored by industry professionals.

Presented with the NSW Writers’ Centre

For new writers aged 30 & under.

Wednesdays

5 September–31 October

6pm–7pm

Newtown Library

Email info@nswwc.org.au for details

Free for members

Visit www.coslibrary.eventbrite.com to book online.

Bookings are essential for IT courses and suggested for all

other talks and workshops, as places are limited.

All programs are free of charge unless otherwise stated.

Life skills

@ the Library

Cancer Smart living

健康防癌生活講座

Cancer Council NSW in

collaboration with the Sydney

Chinese Services Interagency

has organised a free education

seminar on cancer smart living.

Presented in Mandarin by Nancy

Tam of Cancer Council NSW.

新州癌症協會和悉尼華聯會聯合舉

辦免費健康防癌生活教育講座。

主講人是新州癌症協會Nancy

Tam,普通話主講

Thursday 2 August 八月二日星期四

10am–11.30am 上午10時至11時半

Haymarket Library 唐人街圖書館

Book online or call 8019 6477

網上或電 8019 6477 訂位

Craftyevenings:

Knitting Yarns

Learn to knit with experienced

Knitting Instructor Melinda

Chadwick or just come along for a

‘yarn’ with some kindred knitters.

Bring your own wool and needles.

All levels welcome.

Thursday 30 August

Thursday 27 September

6pm–8pm

Green Square Library

Book online or call 9288 5010

Crafternoons: Learn to Knit

Learn from scratch or brush up

your skills. All welcome!

Hosted by the Inner City Group

of the Knitters’ Guild, wool and

needles supplied.

For ages 16 and up.

Saturday 9 June

Saturday 14 July

2pm–3.30pm

Surry Hills Library

Book online or call 8374 6230


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IT courses @ the Library

The City of Sydney Library is pleased to offer a wide range of IT workshops.

Bookings are essential for all IT courses, as places are limited.

Book online at www.itcourses.eventbrite.com or call your nearest library branch.

Customs House Library Surry Hills Library

Level 2 Training Room Level 1 Training Room

Telephone: 9242 8555 Telephone: 8374 6230

Blogging for Beginners (NEW)

A blog is an online journal--an interactive public tool for documenting or discussing

any topic on the web. Learn how to set-up a free blog, customise your blog, and get

started sharing your insight with the world!

Monday 17 September 2pm–4pm Customs House Library

Monday 24 September 10am–12pm Surry Hills Library

eReaders and Tablets: A Hands-on Workshop (NEW)

Thinking about buying an eReader or Tablet? Recently bought one and feeling stuck? In

this hands-on workshop, we’ll explore some of the most popular eReaders and Tablets.

Tuesday 25 September 5.30pm–7pm Surry Hills Library

Wednesday 26 September 5.30pm–7.30pm Customs House Library

Social Media Marketing 101

Do you want to put Facebook, Twitter & blogs to work for your organisation? Learn how

to develop a successful social media plan to promote awareness of your organisation,

acquire a following and engage with clients. We’ll have a look at resources to build

and integrate your Facebook, Twitter and blog presence as well as examples of best

practices. This is an advanced course for adults with excellent computer skills and

experience using social media.

Wednesday 15 August 12pm–2pm Customs House Library

Wednesday 19 September 5.30pm–7.30pm Customs House Library

Facebook for Beginners

Learn how to join and use Facebook, a popular social network used to communicate

online. We’ll learn the basics of creating posts, uploading photos, and maintaining

privacy settings. Good mouse, keyboard & computer skills, experience navigating the

Internet and an email address required.

Thursday 2 August 2012 10am–12pm Customs House Library

Thursday 8 August 10am–12pm Surry Hills Library

Tuesday 11 September 10am–12pm Surry Hills Library

Thursday 13 September 10am–12pm Customs House Library

Twitter for Beginners

Learn how to join and use Twitter, a popular social media app to discover news and

information. Learn to follow individuals or organisations, post a Tweet or retweet,

and use @mentions and #hashtags. Good mouse, keyboard & computer skills,

experience navigating the Internet, and an email address required.

Thursday 2 August 2pm–4pm Customs House Library

Monday 13 August 2pm–4pm Surry Hills Library

Tuesday 11 September 2pm–4pm Surry Hills Library

Thursday 13 September 2pm–4pm Customs House Library

Intermediate Facebook & Twitter

Do you already use Facebook & Twitter? Learn how to get the most out of Facebook

& Twitter with an emphasis on security, privacy and safety. Previous experience and

accounts with Facebook & Twitter required.

Monday 17 September 10am–12pm Customs House Library

Aug/Sept 2012


Expand your world

at the City of Sydney Library Aug/Sept 2012

Introduction to Computers

This course is designed for adults with no previous computer experience. Become

familiar with computers and Microsoft Windows while mastering basic computer,

mouse and keyboard skills in a supportive environment.

Tuesday 7 August 10am–12pm Surry Hills Library

Thursday 9 August 10am–12pm Customs House Library

Tuesday 4 September 10am–12pm Surry Hills Library

Thursday 6 September 10am–12pm Customs House Library

Internet Basics

Learn to navigate and search the Internet! We will use Internet Explorer to navigate

websites and use Google to become good online searchers. Basic mouse/keyboard

skills and some experience using a computer are required.

Tuesday 7 August 2pm–4pm Surry Hills Library

Thursday 9 August 12pm–2pm Customs House Library

Tuesday 4 September 2pm–4pm Surry Hills Library

Thursday 6 September 12pm–2pm Customs House Library

Email Basics

Keep in touch with email! We will create an email account and learn the basic skills

for everyday emailing. Basic mouse/keyboard skills and some experience using a

computer required.

Thursday 9 August 3pm–5pm Customs House Library

Tuesday 14 August 10am–12pm Surry Hills Library

Thursday 6 September 3pm–5pm Customs House Library

Tuesday 18 September 10am–12pm Surry Hills Library

Word Basics

Learn to use Microsoft Word 2007 to create documents, such as letters, memos, or

stories. We will learn how to create and edit a document; use the Ribbon (Word 2007’s

new way to use menus and toolbars); move text (with cut, copy & paste); and format

text, a page and a document. Good mouse, keyboard and computer skills required.

Tuesday 14 August 2pm–4pm Surry Hills Library

Thursday 16 August 10am–12pm Customs House Library

Tuesday 18 September 2pm–4pm Surry Hills Library

Thursday 20 September 10am–12pm Customs House Library

Excel Basics

Learn to use Microsoft Excel 2007 to create spreadsheets—an easy way to

create budgets, manage lists, or track data. We will learn how to create and edit a

spreadsheet; use the Ribbon (Excel 2007’s new way to use menus and toolbars);

enter and edit text & numbers; and manipulate columns, rows and cells. Good mouse,

keyboard and computer skills required.

Wednesday 1 August 12pm–2pm Customs House Library

Monday 13 August 10am–12pm Surry Hills Library

Thursday 16 August 2pm–4pm Customs House Library

Thursday 20 September 2pm–4pm Customs House Library

Open Computer Lab

Are you a computer user but need a bit of help with a specific task? Have your

software and online questions answered by the User Education Librarian. Time is

limited to a 30-minute help session and 1-hour computer session. Computer skills and

software knowledge are necessary.

Wednesday 19 September 12pm–2pm Customs House Library


our library network

cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/library

Library locations

Customs House

31 Alfred Street, Circular Quay

Monday - Friday 10am – 7pm

Saturday, Sunday 11am – 4pm

Tel: 9242 8555

Glebe Library

186 Glebe Point Road, Glebe Tel: 9298 3060

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9am – 6pm

Monday, Wednesday 9am – 7pm

Saturday 10am – 4pm

Sunday CLOSED

Green Square Library and Customer Service Centre

Tote Building, 100 Joynton Ave, Zetland Tel: 9288 5010

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10am – 6pm

Thursday 10am – 9pm

Saturday 10am – 4pm

Sunday CLOSED

Haymarket Library

744 George Street, Sydney Tel: 8019 6477

Monday – Friday 8.30am – 6pm

Saturday 10am – 4pm

Sunday CLOSED

Kings Cross Library

Level 1, 50–52 Darlinghurst Rd, Kings Cross Tel: 9246 4530

Monday, Tuesday 10am – 7pm

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10am – 6pm

Saturday 10am – 4pm

Sunday 11am – 4pm

Newtown Library

8–10 Brown Street, Newtown Tel: 8512 4250

Monday, Wednesday 10am – 7pm

Tuesday 10am – 6pm

Thursday, Friday 10am – 5pm

Saturday, Sunday 11am – 4pm

Surry Hills Library

405 Crown Street, Surry Hills Tel: 8374 6230

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am – 6pm

Tuesday 10am – 8pm

Thursday 10am – 10.30pm

Saturday, Sunday 10am – 4pm

Town Hall Library Link

Level 1, 456 Kent Street, Sydney

Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm

Saturday, Sunday CLOSED

Ultimo Library

Level 1, 40 William Henry Street, Ultimo Tel: 9298 3110

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10am – 6pm

Wednesday 10am – 7pm

Saturday, Sunday 12pm – 4pm

Waterloo Library

770 Elizabeth Street, Waterloo Tel: 9288 5688

Monday – Thursday 10am – 6pm

Friday 10am – 5pm

Saturday 11am – 4pm

Sunday CLOSED

Enquiries, bookings and comments can be directed to

library@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

Please note that opinions expressed during events hosted

by the Library are those of the author or performer and are

not representative of the City of Sydney.