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November 2019


First Fridays: Hands-On Science Workshop
Friday 1 November, 3:30pm – 5:00pm, Lane Cove Plaza
Create gigantic bubbles, make tasty sherbet, launch a rocket and make some gross slime.
No booking required.

Bush Tucker Plants
Saturday 2 November, 9:00am – 12:00pm, Lane Cove Community Nursery
Discover a variety of Australian Bush Tucker Plants and grow some for your own garden.
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Green Shopping, Sustainable Eating and Ethical Food Choices
Saturday 2 November, 9:30am – 11:30am, Lane Cove Library
Learn how to make ethical food choices at the shops. Examine the connection between our choices and shop product placement, the importance of food miles and learn how to avoid waste.
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Lane Cove's Food + Wine by the River
Sunday 3 November, 11:00am – 5:00pm, Tambourine Bay Reserve, Riverview
20 popular regional wine and food stallholders will be serving up mouth-watering flavours at this popular event. Combining the best of Sydney with the best of the country, Food and Wine by the River provides the perfect blend of sunshine, water views and fine wines from the Orange region. In addition to live entertainment with musical performance by Smith and Jones from the Orange Region, this family-friendly event includes free face painting and an animal petting farm for the kids and, as long as dogs are on a leash, they can come too. There will be a free shuttle bus running from the Lane Cove Library down to the event. Food and Wine by the River is a licenced event with no BYO or glass permitted.
No booking required.

Paint Our River
Sunday 3 November, 2:00pm – 4:30pm, Tambourine Bay Picnic Area, $10
Capture the vista of the river as you dabble in creating your own masterpiece under the guidance of local artist Susie Devenport. Held just down from the Food and Wine by the River event you can enjoy the opportunity to create your own unique piece in this relaxed, supportive environment suitable for beginners to painters of any level. Bring along your own materials or purchase a beginner pack from Council including acrylic paints, mixing palette and canvas.
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Melbourne Cup Screening
Tuesday 5 November, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Lane Cove Plaza
Watch the race that stops a nation on the big screen in the Plaza.
No booking required.

Movie Screening: 2040
Wednesday 6 November, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Lane Cove Library
Join us for a free screening of the film 2040 which provides practical solutions to environmental concerns, addressed in the hope that the filmmaker's daughter, who will be 21 years old in 2040, will face a hopeful future.
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Thursday 7 November, 10:00am – 12:00pm, Lane Cove Library
Beginners and experienced knitters welcome.
No booking required.

Storytime with Koori Kinnections
Thursday 7 November, 11:00am – 12:00pm, Lane Cove Library
Join an Aboriginal Educator from Koori Kinnections for a special story-telling session. Hear local Aboriginal, get hands on with traditional tools, weapons and natural resources and make a nowie – paperbark canoe.
No booking required.

Futuristic Art + Film - Stacks & Sleeves + Alita Battle Angel
Thursday 7 November, 5:00pm – 7:30pm, Gallery Lane Cove and Lane Cove Library
Come on a guided exhibition tour of the Sci-Fi inspired installation Stacks and Sleeves: A Posthuman Landscape at Gallery Lane Cove. Then visit Lane Cove Library for a screening of the 2019 cyberpunk action film Alita Battle Angel. Start at the Gallery at 5:00pm for the tour and refreshments then proceed to the Library for the film at 5.30pm.
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Sunset Photography by the River Workshop
Thursday 7 November, 5:30pm – 8:30pm, Lloyd Rees Park
Join Lane Cove Camera Club for an interactive workshop that will help you capture the colours that dance along the river as the sun sets on another day. This is a basic workshop so no experience necessary, but you will need to supply your own camera.
Book online.

Lane Cove Bush Kids: River Life
Friday 8 November, 9:45am – 11:00am, Blackman Park
Celebrate Council's Festival by the River exploring part of Lane Cove River with your child.
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Spotlight Stroll
Friday 8 November, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Blackman Park, Lane Cove West
Come and explore the nightlife of the woodland and mangroves by the Lane Cove River and search for secretive nocturnal wildlife. What creatures will we see? Bring a torch and wear sturdy shoes. Suitable for ages 7 years and up. 
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Screen on the Green: Finding Dory (G)
Friday 8 November, 6:00pm – 7:45pm, Burns Bay Reserve, Lane Cove West
Dory is a wide-eyed, blue tang fish who suffers from memory loss every 10 seconds or so. The one thing she can remember is that she somehow became separated from her parents as a child. With help from her friends Nemo and Marlin, Dory embarks on an epic adventure to find them.
No booking required.

Saturday Sounds: Katcha
Saturday 9 November, 10:00am – 12:00pm, Lane Cove Plaza
Soak up a live music performance while enjoying your weekend coffee, brunch or weekly shop.
No booking required.


HarbourCare Kayak Cleanup
Saturday 9 November, 1:00pm – 4:00pm, Location TBC
Help us collect litter along the banks of the Lane Cove River and the surrounding areas. Cleanups are a great way to bring the community together, raise awareness, and start the conversation about reducing litter at the source. Bags, gloves, litter pickers and light refreshments are provided. Every participant receives a FREE native plant.
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Remembrance Day Service
Monday 11 November, 10:45am, Lane Cove Plaza

Lane Cove Bush Kids: Buzz

Tuesday 12 November, 9:45am – 11:00am, Penrose Street Playground, Lane Cove West
Join us to discover the bees of the Australian bush with a story, bushwalk and bush craft.
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Learn to Love your Laptop
Thursday 14 and 21 November, 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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Lane Cove Literary Awards 2019 Presentation Night
Thursday 14 November, 6:15pm – 7:30pm, Lane Cove Library
Council requests the pleasure of your company at the Award Ceremony for the Lane Cove Literary Awards 2019. Prizes will be awarded in the categories of Short Story, Travel Story and Poetry. Additional prizes may be awarded for The Burns Bay Bookery Resident Prize, Len Wallis Audio Youth Prize and The Baytree by Ardency Senior Prize.
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Powerful Owl Guided Walk
Saturday 16 November, 9:30am – 11:30am, Greenwich
View Coachwoods, tree ferns and search for the elusive Powerful Owl in this peaceful rainforest walk to Gore Cove. Join owl expert Beth Mott to discover the amazing life of Powerful Owls, their habitat and how they survive in our busy city.
Book online.


Clothing and Jewellery Swap
Saturday 16 November, 10:00am – 12:00pm, Cove Room, Lane Cove Civic Centre, 48 Longueville Road, Lane Cove
Celebrate National Recycling Week and update your wardrobe at the same time. Bring along up to six quality pieces of clothing and six pieces of jewellery. When you check your items in you will receive buttons as currency to trade for 'new' items. Check in: 10:00am. Swap: 11:00am – 12:00pm.
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Crafternoon Tea
Tuesday 19 November, 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. 


Mobile Makerspace Launch
Tuesday 19 November, 2:30pm – 4:00pm, Lane Cove Library
Come and celebrate the launch of Mobile Makerspace at Lane Cove Library. Discover the fun using new technology including Makey Makey, Ozobots and other cool stuff. Everyone welcome.
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Lane Cove Bush Kids: River Life
Wednesday 20 November, 9:45am – 11:00am, Blackman Park
Celebrate Council's Festival by the River exploring part of Lane Cove River with your child.
Book online.


Author Talk: Adrian Lee – In The Footsteps Of My Father
Thursday 21 November, 6:15pm – 7:30pm, Lane Cove Library
Author Adrian Lee highlights the power of the information age and how he found and met the man, in whose arms his father died during the D-Day landings.  Books will be available for purchase on the night.
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Community Concert Band Series
Saturday 23 November, 10:00am – 12:00pm, Lane Cove Plaza


New Parents Pampering and Self-care Morning
Wednesday 27 November, 9:30am - 12:30pm, Meeting House Neighbourhood Centre, 23A Stokes Street, Lane Cove North
You’re invited to mingle and connect with other new parents while being pampered. There will be plenty to do with art and meditation workshops, delicious morning tea and over lunch you’ll be able to sample healthy foods demonstrated and prepared by Body Fusion. Childcare will be provided.
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Poets in Residence Group
Wednesday 27 November, 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.

Lane Cove Bush Kids: Itsy Bitsy Spider
Thursday 28 November, 9:45am – 11:00am, Gore Creek Reserve
Spiders are fascinating creatures and getting our into nature is a chance to spot them.
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Thursday Tunes – A History of Jazz
Thursday 28 November, 10:00am – 12:00pm, Lane Cove Library
Local musician Graham Ball will discuss the history of Jazz. This is an opportunity to re-experience some of the famous works, players and composers who have shaped the genre. For first timers this is a chance to discover some of the most influential songs in the history of jazz.
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Writers in Residence Group
Thursday 28 November, 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.


Digital Discoveries
Friday 29 November, 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.
Book online. 

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.