Northern Beaches Libraries present a varied program of events for the community. Regular events for all ages run weekly or monthly and our special events get bigger every year.

Thu 28 Feb
Thu 11 Apr

Poetry Slam: Call Out for Artists

Wham, bam, strawberry jam, we’re looking for young poets to compete in our Poetry Slam! Australian Poetry Slam Youth, formerly known as The Rumble Youth Slam, is the largest youth...
Manly Library, Manly
Art and Culture, Youth
Sat 2 Mar
Wed 20 Mar

May Gibbs Exhibition: Celebrating 100 Years

Australia’s most famous babies visit Warringah Mall Library in travelling display. It’s 100 years since May Gibbs’ adorable characters found their way into the homes and hearts of...
Warringah Mall Library, Brookvale
Art and Culture, Children, Exhibitions, Special Events
Thu 21 Mar
10.30 AM - 11.00 AM

Inclusive Story Time

Northern Beaches Council is running a pilot program to make Story Time accessible for kids (age 3-5) with additional needs.
Warringah Mall Library, Brookvale
Children, Council Events, Disability, Education and Learning
Sat 23 Mar
Thu 4 Apr

May Gibbs Exhibition: Celebrating 100 Years

Australia’s most famous babies visit Mona Vale Library in travelling display. It’s 100 years since May Gibbs’ adorable characters found their way into the homes and hearts of...
Mona Vale Library, Mona Vale
Art and Culture, Children, Exhibitions, Special Events
Tue 26 Mar
6.30 PM - 7.30 PM

Kirsten Drysdale Author Talk

I Built No Schools in Kenya is not your standard white-girl-in-Africa tale. She fed no babies, she built no schools, saved no rhinos. In September 2010, Kirsten Drysdale was...
Mona Vale Library, Mona Vale
Wed 3 Apr
6.30 PM - 7.30 PM

Felicity McLean Author Talk

Tikka Molloy was eleven years old during the long hot summer of 1992 - the summer the Van Apfel sisters disappeared. Hannah, beautiful Cordelia and Ruth vanished during the night...
Forestville Library, Forestville
Thu 4 Apr
5.00 PM - 7.00 PM

Poetry Workshop

Learn how to write and perform spoken word with professional spoken word artist Andrew Cox. This is the perfect opportunity to hone your skills and gain confidence performing in...
Warringah Mall Library, Brookvale
Art and Culture, Education and Learning, Youth
Mon 8 Apr
Sun 28 Apr

Design a Bookmark Competition

Back by popular demand. Show off your artistic skills by designing a bookmark for a chance to have your design printed and given out in our libraries. Prizes will be awarded in...
Art and Culture, Children, School Holidays, Youth
Thu 11 Apr
5.00 PM - 7.00 PM

Poetry Slam

Check out the freshest young performing writers as they battle it out to become slam champion, hosted by professional spoken word artist Lorin Elizabeth. Australian Poetry Slam...
Manly Library, Manly
Art and Culture, Education and Learning, Youth
Wed 17 Apr
1.00 PM - 4.00 PM

Character Creation Workshop with Chris & Andrew Yee

Join celebrated Sydney based artists Chris and Andrew Yee on an artistic journey into character creation. Learn cartoonist techniques including structure, movement, personality...
Manly Library, Manly
Art and Culture, Education and Learning, School Holidays, Youth