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August 2019

 

Knit-in
Thursday 1 August, 10:00am – 12:00pm, Lane Cove Library
Beginners & experienced knitters welcome. No booking required.


Bush Kids – Tree-mendous Trees

Friday 2 August, 9:45am – 11:00am, Stringybark Reserve
Trees, we often take them for granted, but trees are tremendous 'machines' of nature. They take in carbon dioxide and pump out oxygen. They help keep us cool and provide shade. Trees offer homes and food for many kinds of animals, insects and birds. They are tree-mendous. Join us to celebrate trees!
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First Fridays: Silent Disco

Friday 2 August, 3:30pm – 5:00pm, Lane Cove Plaza
Enjoy a free afternoon of dancing, competitions and games.


Library Book Sale

Wednesday 7 August, from 9:30am, Lane Cove Library


Get That Job!

Thursday 8 August, 9:30am – 1:00pm, Cove Room, Council Civic Centre
Council is hosting a free workshop for those trying to get back into the workforce. This three-hour workshop is facilitated by an experienced career management consultant and designed for people not currently receiving an outplacement or career management service. There will also be an opportunity for a 'one-on-one' follow-up meeting with the workshop facilitator.

To apply for a free place, please email with a summary of your situation and why you would benefit from the workshop to csinclair@lanecove.nsw.gov.au.


Learn to Love your Laptop

Thursday 8 August, 10:00am - 11:30am, Lane Cove Library
Experienced computer trainer, Ferg Brand will deliver two lessons on Windows 10 to help you start feeling confident using your laptop. In these two friendly, small group sessions you will learn to navigate around the screen, keyboard and mouse as well as some basic shortcuts to get you started. Bring your own laptop. 
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Saturday Sounds: Ace Avenue

Saturday 10 August, 10:00am – 12:00pm, Lane Cove Plaza
Free live music in the Plaza on the second Saturday of each month.


National Science Week Paper Craft
Tuesday 13 August, 3:30pm - 4:30pm, Lane Cove Library
Come along and celebrate National Science Week 2019 by creating some science-based papercrafts, including tumble wings, tangrams, and optical illusions. No booking required.


Dancing At The Diddy

Wednesday 14 August, 7:30pm – 10:30pm, Longueville Sporting Club
Open to all age groups, you can now enjoy and dance to a live duo rocking the music of the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. $10 paid entry at the door. No booking required.


Learn to Love your Laptop
Thursday 15 August, 10:00am - 11:30am, Lane Cove Library
Experienced computer trainer, Ferg Brand will deliver two lessons on Windows 10 to help you start feeling confident using your laptop. In these two friendly, small group sessions you will learn to navigate around the screen, keyboard and mouse as well as some basic shortcuts to get you started. Bring your own laptop. 
Book online.


Author Talk – Accidental Aid Worker by Sue Liu
Thursday 15 August, 6:15pm – 7:30pm, Lane Cove Library 
Accidental Aid Worker is the travel memoir of the adventurous Sue Liu who stumbles into voluntary aid work in the wake of the 2004 tsunami during the civil war conflict in Sri Lanka. This heart-warming and thought-provoking story will make you laugh, bring you to tears, inspire a thirst for travel, a yearning to give back and pause for thought about what really makes us all tick. 
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Living with Brush-turkeys

Thursday 15 August, 6:30pm – 8:00pm, Cove Room, Lane Cove Civic Centre
Join expert Ann Goeth, author of "Mound Builders", for a closer look at the unique life of the Australian Brush-turkey. Discover fascinating facts about their foraging habits, breeding and why they build such large mounds! Get tips on how to live harmoniously with this fascinating bird.
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Bush Kids – ABC Animal Walk

Friday 16 August, 9:45am – 11:00am, Blackman Park
Encourage your child to learn their ABCs. We'll sing the ABC song with Jenny and learn the Aussie animal alphabet. We'll also go on a bushwalk to look for letter shapes in the bush and create a letter of our own to take home.
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Fermenting 101

Saturday 17 August, 10:00am – 12:00pm, Living and Learning Centre
Learn about the most common fermented foods and drinks and participate in this hands-on workshop by making a jar of kraut. Every participant will take home a Jun starter - a fermented tonic made of green tea and honey.
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Electrifying Electronics
Saturday 17 August, 1:00pm - 3:00pm, Synergy Youth Centre, 47 Burns Bay Road (opposite Coles), Lane Cove
Learn electronics by building simple circuits in this free workshop with Balu.
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Crafternoon Tea

Tuesday 20 August, 2:00pm – 3:30pm, Greenwich Library
Enjoy afternoon tea while working on your latest craft project or knitting squares for Wrap with Love. No booking required.


History Talk – The War in Afghanistan

Tuesday 20 August, 6:15pm – 8:00pm, Lane Cove Library
Following attacks on the World Trade Centre and Washington in September 2001, Australia joined the US and a coalition of other nations in a United Nations led mission to secure Afghanistan and expel Al Qaeda, the Taliban and other insurgent elements from Afghanistan. This mission was called the International Security Assistance Force – Afghanistan (ISAF) of which the Australian contribution was named Operation Slipper. Hear Brigadier Bridie discuss the role played by the ISAF and particularly about his deployment as a Deputy Commanding General with US Forces in Regional Command – East at the end of the ISAF mission in 2014 as it transitioned to the Resolute Support Mission (Australia's Operation Highroad). 
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Children's Book Week Presentation Night

Wednesday 21 August, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Lane Cove Library
Join us for a special evening storytime and readers theatre to celebrate Children's Book Week and enjoy a presentation of our Book Week competition winners. 
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Teaching Your Learner Driver

Wednesday 21 August, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Lane Cove Library
You can learn all the simple steps on how to teach a learner driver at a free two hour workshop. For enquiries contact Council's Road Safety Officer on 9911 3576.
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Homegrown Crime Writers
Thursday 22 August, 6:00pm, Lane Cove Library
Shorelink Libraries will be presenting a series of talks in the lead up to the Sydney BAD Crime Writers Festival. Lane Cove Library's talk will feature Nicola Moriarty, author of The Ex, and Wendy James, author of The Accusation (both published by Harper Collins) in conversation with Catherine du Peloux Menage. Books will be available for purchase on the night by Burns Bay Bookery.
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Bush Kids – What's For Lunch?

Tuesday 27 August, 9:45am – 11:00am, Tambourine Bay Park
What do you eat for lunch? What do animals and insects eat for lunch? Come along to our adventure-filled activity to find out. We'll go on a bushwalk to look for nibbled leaves, spiders in their webs and more. We'll read a book and make our own bush craft to take home. Bring your lunch and relax afterwards.
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Movie – Stan & Ollie (2018)

Tuesday 27 August, 2:00pm – 4:30pm, Lane Cove Library
The true story of Hollywood's greatest comedy double act, Laurel and Hardy, is brought to the big screen for the first time, starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly as the inimitable movie icons.
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Healthy Living Workshop – Food And Your Mood

Wednesday 28 August, 10:30am – 11:30am, Lane Cove Library

Learn how emotions and thoughts affect our food choices, how diets and nutritional deficiencies affect our brain and learn about the connection between a balanced diet and mental health.
Call 9911 3591 to book.


Poets in Residence Group

Wednesday 28 August, 6.00pm – 7.30pm, Lane Cove Library
Interested in writing poetry? Join our Lane Cove Poets in Residence group to discuss your writing and share poetry. No booking required. 


Dancing At The Diddy

Wednesday 28 August, 7:30pm – 10:30pm, Longueville Sporting Club
Open to all age groups, you can now enjoy and dance to a live duo rocking the music of the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. $10 paid entry at the door. No booking required.


Thursday Tunes – A Celebration of the Musical

Thursday 29 August, 10:15am - 12:00pm, Lane Cove Library
Local musician, Graham Ball, presents the mainstream musical stages of the western world from the world of Jacques Offenbach in the 18th century until the present day. The magnificent combination of songs, spoken dialogue, acting and dance providing us with the story and emotional content of the musical.
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Writers in Residence Group

Thursday 29 August, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, Lane Cove Library
A group for writers, who meet monthly to share stories, discuss ideas & writing methods. No booking required. 


Digital Discoveries

Friday 30 August, 10:00am – 12:00pm, Lane Cove Library
Book a 30-minute one-on-one session with a staff member who can help you with downloading eBooks and eMagazines, the Library catalogue, online supermarket shopping or trouble-shooting your tablet. Specify your preferred topic when making your booking. 
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Lane Cove Festival Launch: Plaza Party

Friday 30 August, 3:30pm – 6:00pm, Lane Cove Plaza
Celebrate the launch of the 2019 Lane Cove Festival with a free afternoon of fun and excitement featuring live music from MC Esky, Kafiri, Urban fusion group World's Collide plus creative workshops, face painting and kids activities. Members from the local Malayali community will also create a stunning floral carpet called a 'pookkalam'. After the launch, head over to Gallery LaneCove for the Lane Cove Art Award from 6:00pm.
No booking required.


Lane Cove Festival Plaza Craft

Friday 30 August, 3:30pm - 6:00pm, Lane Cove Plaza
Celebrate the start of spring by making beautiful flowers in full bloom to take home and enjoy. No booking required.


Lane Cove Art Award Exhibition Opening Night
Friday 30 August, 6:00pm - 9:00pm, Gallery Lane Cove, 164 Longueville Road, Lane Cove, $10 entry fee
The Lane Cove Art Award celebrates the rich cultural diversity available to all of us in Lane Cove. The exhibition features over 200 art works from Australian artists’, honouring creative talent across the nation. Running from Friday 30 August - Saturday 14 September, all exhibited works will be for sale. Opening hours are from 10:00am – 4:30pm, closing 2:30pm on Saturday 14 September.
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Weed and Native Plant Identification

Saturday 31 August, 1:00pm – 3:30pm, Lane Cove Community Nursery
Can you tell the difference between nasty Madeira Vine and native Snake Vine? Did you know there are native and exotic Violets? Uncover these mysteries and more as you are guided through identifying common weeds and their look-alike native plants. A useful skill for Bushcare volunteers and gardeners alike!
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