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December 2019


Christmas Tree of Joy
Thursday 7 November – Friday 6 December, Lane Cove Civic Centre Foyer, Lane Cove Library and Kindy Cove
Share Christmas joy this year with those who are less fortunate by selecting a gift tag from the Tree of Joy.

Summer Reading Club

28 November to 31 January
Read books! Write reviews! Win prizes! Join our Shorelink summer reading club! Keep track of your reading over the summer holidays and hand in book reviews to go into the draw to receive prizes at the end of the summer. Sign up at Lane Cove, Greenwich, Stanton and Mosman Libraries, and keep track of your reading logs using our Beanstack app, available from November 28 2019. Every child who puts in an entry is invited to attend our end of Summer Reading Club wrap-up games event on Tuesday February 4 2020 from 3:30 to 4:30pm where we will hand out the prizes for Lane Cove and Greenwich Libraries. No booking required.

Junior Library Christmas Card Making
Tuesday 3 December, 3:30pm – 4:30pm, Lane Cove Library
Come along and share the holiday spirit by decorating your own Christmas cards and gift tags for all your friends and family. No booking required.

Book Chat – Historical Tales
Tuesday 3 December, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Lane Cove Library
Our next Book Chat is Historical Tales: Delving Into The Past. We'll be discussing historical fiction and non-fiction books.
Book online

Share The Path
Wednesday 4 December, 6:45am - 8:45am, car park adjacent to 71 Longueville Road, Lane Cove
Join us for the last Share The Path event for 2019. Gianni will be serving delicious coffees, there will be mince pies and Thomas will be on hand to attend to your bike, with his tune-up service. No booking required.

Library Book Sale
Wednesday 4 December, 9:30am – 9:00pm, Lane Cove Library

Bush Kids – Turtles, Tadpoles and Tots
Wednesday 4 December, 9:45am to 11:00am, Tambourine Bay Park
Long-necked and short-necked turtles, small and big tadpoles, and lots of terrific tots. Join us to learn about how tadpoles grow and explore with a bushwalk.
Book online.

Thursday 5 December, 10:00am – 12:00pm, Lane Cove Library
Beginners and experienced knitters are welcome to knit squares for Wrap with Love. No booking required.

Christmas Crafts for Adults
Thursday 5 December, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Lane Cove Library
Enjoy making Christmas themed craft at an evening of creative fun! No booking required.


Lane Cove Guiding Stars
From Friday 6 December, Lane Cove Village
Lane Cove's Guiding Stars is a temporary public art project encouraging residents to think twice about the amount of electronic waste generated through Christmas gift-giving with a series of captivating three-dimensional installations. See if you can spot the artwork on display in Lane Cove Village this December.
Find out more.


Lane Cove Bush Kids: River Life
Friday 6 December, 9:45am – 11:00am, Blackman Park
Celebrate Council's Festival by the River exploring part of Lane Cove River with your child.
Book online.


Lane Cove's Lighting of the Christmas Tree
Friday 6 December, 3:30pm – 8:00pm, Lane Cove Plaza
The annual Christmas extravaganza for the whole family! Featuring free kids activities, live music, roving entertainment, a special acrobatic Christmas show and Santa. Be sure to check out the interactive Christmas Wonderland display on the day and get a photo in the giant snow globe.


Free Child Car Seat Safety Check
Saturday 7 December, 9:00am – 1:00pm, Lane Cove Council carpark, 48 Longueville Road, Lane Cove 
2 in 3 car seats are not being used properly. Make sure your child is safe with a free inspection by authorised Restraint Fitters. You can have your child car seats, harnesses and booster seats checked for safety and fit
For more information contact Council's Road Safety Officer on (02) 9911 3576.


Growing Native Wildflowers
Saturday 7 December, 9:00am – 12:00pm, Lane Cove Community Nursery
Discover how to grow plants from cuttings, a handy propagation technique useful for all home gardeners!
Book online.


Sustainable Christmas Workshop
Saturday 7 December, 10:00am – 12:00pm, Lane Cove Library
Craving a more sustainable Christmas this year? Help the planet and your pocket at the same time in this free workshop. Create decorations from recycled materials and make a beeswax wrap to take home as a gift.
Book online.

Lane Cove Choristers Concert
Tuesday 10 December, 11:00am – 12:00pm, Living and Learning Centre, 180 Longueville Road, Lane Cove
Enjoy a delicious morning tea followed by the Christmas concert. The 2019 concert will have a range of music from old favourites and traditional, classical anthems, jazz, comedy, Australian and International carols. Come and sing along with the all women's choir, have fun and meet new people. Enjoy morning tea at 11:00am followed by the concert at 11:30am.
Book online.

Art for Human Rights

Tuesday 10 December, from 4:00pm, Synergy Youth Centre
To celebrate the International Day of Human Rights, Synergy Youth Centre will be running art activities.
Find out more.


History Talk – Australians in the Western Desert in World War II
Tuesday 10 December, 6:15pm – 7:30pm, Lane Cove Library
The outbreak of World War II saw Australia commit support to the British Empire, and naval, air and army units moved to the middle-east and Europe. As in World War I Australian troops trained in Egypt and were committed to fighting off the Italian, and later joint German and Italian invasions of Egypt. This session will focus on Australian engagements in the Western Desert in 1941-1942 and include Bardia, Tobruk and El Alamein.
Hear Rod Cooke discuss the Western Desert campaign. Rod served as a Cavalry Officer in the Australian Regular Army for 16 years and in the Army Reserve for a further 21 years and is a member of the Lane Cove RSL Sub-branch.
Book online.

Bush Kids – Turtles, Tadpoles and Tots
Thursday 12 December, 9:45am to 11:00am, Tambourine Bay Park
Long-necked and short-necked turtles, small and big tadpoles, and lots of terrific tots. Join us to learn about how tadpoles grow and explore with a bushwalk.
Book online.


Christmas Carols with La Voce Community Choir
Thursday 12 December, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Lane Cove Library
Be inspired by the La Voce Community Choir's Christmas carols performance to celebrate Christmas.  This inclusive choir invites you to enjoy a free Yuletide concert, and encourages anyone who loves singing to join them.
Book online.

Saturday Sounds: Alex Roussos
Saturday 14 December, 10:00am – 12:00pm, Lane Cove Plaza
Enjoy a free, laid-back set of Christmas classics on your Saturday morning in the Plaza.

Lane Cove Bush Kids Christmas Party
Tuesday 17 December, 9:45am to 11:00am, Blackman Park
It's that time of year again to put your jiggle bells on and come along to our bush Christmas party! They'll be Santa stories and bush adventures. We'll even decorate our own Christmas tree. Bring along a nut-free plate of food to share.
Book online.


Christmas Crafternoon Tea
Tuesday 17 December, 2:00pm – 3:30pm, Greenwich Library
Enjoy afternoon tea while making Christmas themed craft or working on your latest craft project. No booking required.


Synergy End of Year Party
Wednesday 18 December, 3:00pm – 7:00pm, Synergy Youth Centre
Come and celebrate the end of the school term with a BBQ and games.
Find out more.


Poets in Residence Group
Wednesday 18 December, 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.

Christmas Storytime
Wednesday 18 December, 6:00pm – 7:00pm, Lane Cove Library
Join us for children's Christmas Storytime themed evening with Christmas stories, songs and a visit from Santa.
Book online.

Hanukkah in the Plaza
Thursday 19 December, 3:30pm – 6:00pm, Lane Cove Plaza
You are invited to celebrate Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights. Enjoy free kids activities, live music and a donut giveaway on the day! No booking required.

Writers in Residence

Thursday 19 December, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, Lane Cove Library
A group for writers who meet monthly to share stories, discuss ideas and writing methods. No booking required.


Regular Events at Lane Cove and Greenwich Libraries

Toddler Time

Tuesday, 11:00am, Lane Cove Library
Ages 2 – 3 Years. Held weekly during school term. No booking required.

Monday, 11:00am, Greenwich Library
All ages. Held weekly during school term. No booking required.

Baby Bounce
Wednesday, 11:00am, Lane Cove Library
Ages 6 months – 2 years. Held weekly during school term. No booking required.

Thursday, 11.00am, Lane Cove Library
Ages 3 – 6 years. Held weekly all year. No booking required.