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December 2022

 

Mystery Christmas Craft for Adults

December, available at Lane Cove Library, Greenwich Library or The Yarn Hunters Hill

Be inspired this silly season with mystery craft bags for adults. Free activity. 

Lane Cove Bush Kids – Croak! 

Thursday 1 December, 9:45am – 11:15am, Stringybark Reserve, Murray St, Lane Cove North

Australia is home to over 230 species of frogs! They live in many different and sometimes unusual places. And they don't all say "croak"! Come along to learn about their life cycle, go for an explore on a bush walk and decorate our own frog to take home. 

Book online. 

Knit-in

Thursday 1 December, 10:00am – 12:00pm, Lane Cove Library

Join beginners and experienced knitters to knit squares for Wrap with Love. This is a drop-in session. No booking required.

Bluey Live Christmas Experience 

Friday 2 December, 3 shows at 3:00pm, 3:40pm & 4:40pm, The Canopy

Get ready to play Veranda Santa, Keepy Uppy and more with Bluey and Bingo. No bookings required.

Lighting of the Christmas Tree

Friday 2 December, 3:30pm - 8:00pm, Lane Cove Plaza

The annual Christmas celebration in Lane Cove for the whole family!

Featuring free kids activities, entertainment and some very special performances finishing with the Mayor lighting the Plaza Christmas Tree. Free event. 

Waterbug Blitz 

Saturday 3 December, 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! A great Citizen Science program for all the family to be involved with!

Book online.

Sustainability Lane

Sunday 4 December, 9:00am – 4:00pm, The Canopy

Sustainability Lane showcases sustainable living through a variety of stalls, demonstrations and live entertainment. 

Find out more.

English Conversation Classes

Tuesdays 6 December to 13 December, 10:00am – 2:45pm, Lane Cove Library

Join a free, small and friendly English class. These classes aim to improve English conversation skills for people with English as a second language. You will cover everyday conversation and information about Australian society, culture and customs.

  • 10:00am – 11:30am: Beginner English class – suitable for absolute beginners

  • 12:30pm – 1:30pm: Elementary Conversation – some spoken English required

  • 1:30pm – 2:45pm: Intermediate Conversation – suitable for more confident speakers.

Every Tuesday during school term. No booking required. 

Lane Cove Bush Kids – Ordinary Caterpillar 

Wednesday 7 December, 9:45am –11:15am,Tambourine Bay Park, Tambourine Bay Rd, Riverview

Is a caterpillar ordinary?  Come along on our activity to find out! We'll be learning about different species of caterpillar, what they eat, what they become and make one of our very own.  We'll also see what we can find on our bush walk.

Book online. 

Christmas Concert with the Lane Cove Choristers

Wednesday 7 December, 10:30am - 12:00pm, Living and Learning Centre, 180 Longueville Road, Lane Cove

Join the Lane Cove Choristers singing your favourite traditional carols whilst enjoying morning tea.

Book online. 

Powerful Owl Project 2022 Season Update

Wednesday 7 December, 7:00pm – 8:00pm, online

Join us for an end-of-year owly update and see what our Sydney Basin Powerful Owls have been up to throughout 2022. 

Book online.

LaVoce Community Choir Carols

Thursday 8 December, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Lane Cove Library

Enjoy a free Christmas performance from LaVoce – a community choir who sing for fun and good health.

Book online.

Synergy Youth Centre Christmas Party

Friday 9 December, 3:00pm – 8:00pm, Synergy Youth Centre

Young people aged 11-17 are invited to celebrate the festive season with fun activities, delicious food and great music. No bookings required. 

Saturday Sounds: Cam Atkins 

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

Join Cam Atkins as he brings festive cheer to the Plaza. Grab your morning coffee, bring your friends and sing along to Christmas classics. Free event.  

Child Car Seat Safety Check 

Saturday 10 December, 9:00am – 1:00pm, Civic Centre Car Park

Make sure your child is safe this holiday season with a free car seat inspection by Authorised Restraint Fitters. You can have your child car seats, harnesses and booster seats checked for safety and fit.

Bookings essential: Council's Road Safety Officer on 9911 3536.

Rumours: Fleetwood Mac Tribute

Saturday 10 December, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, The Canopy, $10

Sydney's best Fleetwood Mac tribute show, capturing the sound from the legendary Rumours album and more! All proceeds to go towards Delvena Women and Children's Refuge.

Book online.

Lane Cove Bush Kids – Ordinary Caterpillar 

Tuesday 13 December, 9:45am –11:15am,Tambourine Bay Park, Tambourine Bay Rd, Riverview

Is a caterpillar ordinary?  Come along on our activity to find out! We'll be learning about different species of caterpillar, what they eat, what they become and make one of our very own.  We'll also see what we can find on our bush walk.

Book online. 

Christmas Crafternoon Tea

Tuesday 13 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.

Introduction to 3D printing: Design your own makers mark or stamp

Tuesday 13 December, 2:30pm – 4:30pm, Lane Cove Library

Calling all makers! Using a maker's mark is a clear way to identify your pottery or artwork. Come along and learn the basics of 3D Printing and Tinkercad, a free online collection of software tools and design your very own makers stamp. Cost $5.00 per person.

Book online. 

Military History Talk – Falklands War

Tuesday 13 December, 6:15pm – 7:45pm, Lane Cove Library

Hear Maj. Andrew Brayshaw (Retd) discuss the Falklands War and its implications for British military history and diplomacy. Maj. Brayshaw served 24 years with the British Army as a combat medic in theatres such as the Falklands, Eastern Europe and the Gulf.

Book online.

Christmas with Ben & Maya

Wednesday 14 December, 7:00pm – 8:00pm, online

Join Ben Hobson and Maya Linnell for a Christmas special featuring Maya's latest rural romance Paperbark Hill. The two authors will also be discussing all things festive with podcaster and florist Rebecca Noble and Kristi Brooks from Mount Gambier Library. This digital event, presented by Overdrive (Libby), is available exclusively to Australian Libraries. Copies are available online via Overdrive or the Libby App. A Shorelink Libraries event. 

Book online.  

Writers in Residence Group 

Thursday 15 December, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, Lane Cove Library 

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

Ride-on Mechanical Animals 

Saturday 17 December, 10:00am – 3:00pm, The Canopy 

Have fun riding on Mechanical Animals. $8 for 10 minutes or $16 for 20 minutes. Weather permitting. No bookings required.

Poets in Residence Group 

Monday 19 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. 

Sydney Mandolin Orchestra 

Saturday 17 December, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, Lane Cove Plaza

Join the Sydney Mandolin Orchestra for this regular Christmas event in Lane Cove. Listen out for your favourite carols and sing along. Free event. 

Chanukah in the Plaza 

Monday 19 December, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, Lane Cove Plaza

You are invited to celebrate Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights. Enjoy free kids activities, live music and a donut giveaway. Free event.

Register for your free donut.

Garden Games

Thursday 22 December, 9:30am – 11:30am, The Canopy

Young Lane Cove locals will enjoy playing these garden games on the Village Green. Weather permitting – no booking required. 

Junior Library Events


Summer Reading Club

1 December 2022 – 31 January 2023

Break the boredom, and keep up your reading skills these holidays with the Summer Reading Club Challenge! Children can read books themselves, or be read to, both count for the Summer reading Club. Encourage your child to submit drawn or written book reviews and keep track of their reading by logging the books they read. For every entry of five book reviews or 20 books logged they will receive a small prize from your library branch. They will also go into the draw, with the chance to win a prize at the end of the competition. Register for the Summer Reading Club at Lane Cove, Greenwich or The Yarn Hunters Hill to collect paper book review forms and reading logs. You can also participate online at shorelink.beanstack.com or the Beanstack App. Sign in as a member of Shorelink Libraries. 

Mystery Christmas Craft for Kids

December, available at Lane Cove Library, Greenwich Library or The Yarn Hunters Hill

Be inspired this silly season with mystery craft bags for kids, young people and adults. Come along and choose a Christmas themed craft bag to fill your Christmas holidays with fun festivities! Suitable for ages 4-12. No booking required.

Christmas Origami Craft for Teens

December, available at Lane Cove Library, Greenwich Library or The Yarn Hunters Hill

Be inspired this Christmas with holiday themed craft. Pick up your Christmas craft bag and learn how to create Christmas origami. Suitable for ages 13-17. Free activity. No booking required.

Christmas Card Making for Kids

Wednesday 14 December, 3:30pm – 4:30pm, Lane Cove Library

Come along and share the holiday spirit! Decorate your own Christmas cards and gift tags for your friends and family. Free event for children of all ages, and their families. No booking required.

Christmas Storytime

Thursday 15 December, 11:00am – 12:00pm, Lane Cove Library

Join us for our annual Christmas Family Storytime featuring festive stories and songs. Free event for children of all ages and their families.

Book online.

Evening Christmas Storytime

Wednesday 21 December, 5:00pm – 6:00pm, Lane Cove Library

Join us for our annual Christmas Family Storytime featuring festive stories and songs. Free event for children of all ages and their families.

Book online.