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August 2022


Lane Cove Youth Centre - HIIT Me Up

Thursday 28 July - Thursday 15 September, 4:00pm - 5:00pm, Lane Cove Youth Centre, 8 Little Street, Lane Cove

Lane Cove Youth Centre presents HIIT ME UP! A free 8-week group fitness program to improve mental health and wellbeing partnered with Bluefit. A personal trainer will join you in a group class setting.

Suitable for young people aged 14 - 17 years old.

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Meet Laura Waters – Online Author Talk

Tuesday 2 August, 7:00pm – 8:00pm, online via Zoom

Laura Waters pressed pause on a corporate career to hike 3,000 km from one end of New Zealand to the other on the Te Araroa Trail. Walking dense forests, remote beaches and rugged mountains allowed her to find courage and self-belief, healed her from anxiety and changed her outlook on what is important. The walk rewilded her and fundamentally changed the course of her life.

Laura Waters travel memoir 'Bewildered' was awarded '2021 Best Travel Book' by the Australian Society of Travel Writers. A sustainability event in collaboration with NSW Public Libraries. 

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Thursday 4 August, 10:00am – 12:00pm, Lane Cove Library

Come along and join other beginner and experienced knitters welcome to knit squares for Wrap with Love. This is a drop-in session. No booking required.

First Fridays: Circus Skills

Friday 5 August, 3:30pm – 5:00pm, Lane Cove Plaza

Join us on the first Friday of the month for free kids' activities to kick-start your weekend. This month, kids can learn fun circus skills to take home and practice on the weekend. We encourage parents to stay to supervise children. No bookings required.

Waterbug Blitz 

Saturday 6 August, 9:00am - 11:00am, Lane Cove Community Nursery

Grab a dip net and magnifying glass and join in the Water Bug Blitz to discover which aquatic creatures are living in our creeks! These tiny creatures are great indicators of waterway health, so any water bugs you collect will provide useful information about our creeks. A great Citizen Science program for all the family to be involved with. All equipment and guidance provided by Council.

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Crafternoon Tea

Tuesday 9 August, 2:30pm – 3:30pm, Greenwich Library

Enjoy afternoon tea while working on your latest craft project or knitting squares for Wrap with Love. No booking required.

Military History Talk: Cowra Breakout – Origins and Aftermath

Tuesday 9 August, 6:15pm – 7:45pm, Lane Cove Library

By August 1944 there were over 2,000 Japanese prisoners of war being held in Australia, a little over 1,100 of these were held in a prisoner of war camp near Cowra. On 5 August 1944 at about 2:00am several hundred Japanese prisoners set fire to their huts and attacked the perimeter, throwing blankets and jackets over the wire to aid their escape. Hear author Graham Apthorpe discuss the breakout and the tragic consequences for both Australian and Japanese troops. His book The Man Inside, detailing the story of one Japanese Officer, will be for sale on the night.

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HarbourCare Kayak Clean-up 

Wednesday 10 August, 9:00am - 12:30pm, Lane Cove West

Join the movement alongside Council’s Harbourcare team and participate in a kayak along Lane Cove River, collecting marine litter along the foreshore as we explore and protect this beautiful marine ecosystem.

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Learn to Love your Laptop

Thursdays 11 and 18 August, 10:00am – 11:30am, Lane Cove Library

Experienced computer trainer, Ferg Brand, will deliver a two lesson program on Windows 10 and Windows 11 to help you feel more confident using your laptop. During 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. Please attend both sessions as they cover different material.  Limited places, bookings essential. 

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Live Music at the Canopy 

Thursday 11 August, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, The Canopy

Enjoy your Thursday evening at The Canopy and listen to the tunes of Back to Back. No bookings required. 

Saturday Sounds: Bel Woods

Saturday 13 August, 10:00am – 12:00pm, Lane Cove Plaza

Join Lane Cove favourite Bel Woods for some smooth acoustic sounds. Bring your Saturday morning coffee to the Plaza Green and sway along to these infectious tunes. No bookings required.

Chess Day

Saturday 13 August, 10:00am – 3:00pm, The Canopy 

Come test your chess skills and play on giant chess. No bookings required – first come, first serve.

Tech Savvy Seniors: Introduction to Smart Phones

Tuesday 16 August, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Lane Cove Library

Phones use to be all about making calls, but your smart phone can be used to access the internet, use social media, play music and so much more. If you would like to learn about what your smart phone can do, join us for this hands-on workshop! You are welcome to bring your own smart phone. Limited places, bookings essential

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Library Lovers with Maya Linnell – Online Discussion Series

Wednesday 17 August, 7:00pm – 8:00pm, online via Zoom

This digital event, presented by Overdrive (Libby), is available exclusively to Australian Libraries and hosted by the best-selling author Maya Linnell. This light-hearted engaging hour discussion encourages library users to ask questions of Maya and the guests. August's great line-up features a best-selling author presenting their latest novel, a guest editor and a library in focus. Copies are available online via Overdrive or the Libby App. A Shorelink Libraries Event.

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Community Engagement Sessions – Trees on Private Land

Saturday 20 August, 9:00am – 11:00am, Lane Cove Plaza

Saturday 20 August, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Kingsford Smith Oval

Council, in collaboration with landscape architects Gallagher Studio, are seeking your opinions on trees in your neighbourhood. We invite locals to visit our street stall on Saturday 6 August for a chat with the team and a refreshment.

No bookings required.

*This event was originally scheduled for Saturday 6 August but was postponed due to unforeseen circumstances.

Ben's Book Club: Frank Chalmers – Conviction – Online Book Club 

Tuesday 23 August, 7:00pm – 8:00pm, online via Zoom 

Join us for an online event presented by Overdrive (Libby). Acclaimed scriptwriter turned author brings us his pulse-pounding debut thriller Conviction. Queensland in 1976 churns with corruption. Detective Ray Windsor dares to defy it and finds himself exiled deep in the state's far west. Royalton, a town on its knees, stricken by drought, prejudice, plagued by crime, is ruled by fear. Ray finds himself at odds with the local police chief. He and his off sider uncover a pattern of disregarded crimes. How deep is the corruption, who can they trust, and will their lives be threatened? Conviction delves into the experience of people far from the corridors of power, making tough moral choices, against menacing superior forces. Copies are available online via Overdrive or the Libby App. A Shorelink Libraries Event.  

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Seniors Bus Travel Training

Thursday 25 August or Friday 26 August, 10:00am - 11:00am, Lane Cove Library

Learn how to travel with confidence on the Sydney bus network! If you are new to or not confident in using the bus service, join us for a free and friendly travel training session. The training will cover the benefits and independence the bus network can provide, how to plan your trip, ticketing, help getting on and off the bus, how to travel safely while on the bus and safety and security.

To book, please contact Sarah Kazakoff from Busways by phone 02 9497 1956 or email

Writer in Residence Group 

Thursday 25 August, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, Lane Cove Library 

Join our Lane Cove Writers in Residence group who meet monthly to share stories, discuss creative writing ideas and writing methods. No booking required. 

Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers - Online Workshop

Thursday 25 August, 6:00pm – 7:15pm, online via Microsoft Teams

The session will offer practical advice about current driving rules and requirements for L and P platers, how learners benefit from supervised on-road driving and how you can help make learning to drive a safe and positive experience. Learner drivers are also invited to attend.

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Living with Brush-turkeys 

Thursday 25 August, 7:00pm – 8:15pm, online via Zoom

Zoom presentation Join Dr Ann Goeth, author of 'Mound Builders', for a closer look at the unique life of the Australian Brush-turkey. Discover useful facts about their foraging habits, breeding strategies and why they build such large mounds. Get practical tips on how to live harmoniously with this fascinating bird. A Q&A session will follow the presentation, where you will have time to ask all your turkey questions.

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Lane Cove Festival Launch

Friday 26 August, 3:00pm – 6:00pm, Lane Cove Plaza

Celebrate the launch of the 30th year of the Lane Cove Festival with an afternoon of fun and excitement in Lane Cove Plaza. This family-friendly event, co-presented by Council and Hyecorp Property Group, welcomes the community to the heart of Lane Cove with children's activities including a craft workshop and some magical performances. Bring the family down to the Lane Cove Plaza to experience a spectacular children's magician, a DJ, and talented young performers.

Community Concert Series: Lane Cove Concert Band

Saturday 27 August, 10:00am – 12:00pm, Lane Cove Plaza

Bring your Saturday morning coffee and enjoy the beautiful tunes of this regular performance. 

Live Music at the Canopy 

Sunday 28 August, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, The Canopy 

Stop by The Canopy and enjoy the tunes of Phonic Duo while you're enjoying your Sunday afternoon. They'll get you up and dancing! 

Poets in Residence Group

Monday 29 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.

Event postponed - Meet Mike Carlton: The Scrap Iron Flotilla 

Tuesday 30 August, 6:15pm – 7:30pm, Lane Cove Library 

Hear Mike Carlton, OAM, discuss his latest novel The Scrap Iron Flotilla. Mike has an illustrious, award-winning career in TV and radio, and this is his sixth book.

When the Second World War broke out in September 1939, the British asked Australia for help. HMAS VendettaVampireVoyager, Stuart and Waterhen were old ships, with small worn-out engines. Nazi propaganda minister Goebbels called them a load of scrap iron. However, by 1940, the destroyers were valiantly escorting troop and supply convoys, successfully hunting submarines and indefatigably bombarding enemy coasts. In late 1941 the ships staggered back to Australia, proud to be dubbed The Scrap Iron Flotilla in defiance of Goebbels' sneer. Books will be available from Burns Bay Bookery. 

This event was originally scheduled for Wednesday 10 August.

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Moments in Music – The Musical Theatre

Wednesday 31 August, 10:00am – 12:00pm, Lane Cove Library

An overview of musical theatre from the historical perspective until the present. Local musician Graham Ball will showcase musical theatre as a celebration and entertainment. This talk will highlight the ability of musicals to transport audiences through the use of bold music and song.

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Junior Events at the Library

National Science Week STEM activity

Wednesday 17 August, 3:30pm – 4:30pm, Lane Cove Library

Explore fun games and robotics from the Shorelink Makerspace and Discovery Collection this National Science Week. Try out different technologies, including Spec drums, MaKey MaKeys, Ozobots, OSMO, and more! Free event for ages 7 to 13. 

No booking required.

Meet Jenny Hale – Book Week Illustrator

Monday 22 August, 2:00pm – 3:00pm, Lane Cove Library

Local illustrator Jenny Hale presents a free Book Week event discussing the process of illustrating picture books. Jenny has illustrated over 20 international children's books, and her latest book Buster Follows His Nose showcases her beautiful illustration style. This event will feature hands-on drawing exercises, and take-home colouring in.

No booking required.


Mondays, 11:00am – 11:30am, Greenwich Library 

Ages 3-6 years. Held weekly during school term. No booking required. 

Baby Bounce

Tuesdays, 11:00am – 11:30am, Lane Cove Library 

Ages 0-3 Years. Held weekly during school term. No booking required. 

Preschool Storytime 

Thursdays 11:00am – 11:30am, Lane Cove Library 

Ages 3-6 years. Held weekly all year. No booking required.