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July 2022

 

Discover more about our exciting Winter in the Village program of events by visiting www.lanecove.nsw.gov.au/winter

First Fridays – NAIDOC Week 

Friday 1 July, 3:30pm – 5:00pm, Lane Cove Plaza 

Bring the kids down to the Lane Cove Plaza and participate in this fantastic children's workshop to celebrate NAIDOC Week. All supplies will be provided and no bookings required. 

Waterbug Blitz

Saturday 2 July, 9:00am – 11:00am, Community Nursery, Lane Cove West 

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. For more information contact Jim Casimir on 9911 3579. RSVP essential.  

Book online. 

Meet Ronni Kahn – A Repurposed Life 

Tuesday 5 July, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, online via Zoom 

Meet author Ronni Kahn AO, founder and CEO of food rescue organisation OzHarvest as she discusses her energetic, refreshing memoir. This book covers her childhood in South Africa, life in an Israeli commune, and final move to Australia.  Ronni's drive to change laws to improve social justice and environmental policies is shared with humour and warmth. A Repurposed Life tells the story of how Ronni found her voice, her heart and her deepest calling. Tune in on your device or watch online at Lane Cove Library. This event is a collaboration between NSW Public Libraries. Free event. Bookings essential.  

Book online. 

Knit-in 

Thursday 7 July, 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. 

Saturday Sounds 

Saturday 9 July, 10:00am – 12:00pm, Lane Cove Plaza 

Stop by while you're having breakfast or picking up a coffee and listen to the Blues tunes of Cam Atkins for this Saturday Sounds. No bookings required. 

Ice-skating in Lane Cove

Saturday 9 July – Sunday 17 July

Skate into winter this July school holidays at Lane Cove’s first ever ice-skating rink! Made with SlickIce synthetic ice and designed to feel like real ice-skating, the ice rink is open daily in the square. Skates are provided. Penguin skating aids for kids are available for free. 

Sessions start on the hour from 10:00am – 8:00pm. Each session runs for 45 minutes. 

Book your tickets online.

Live in Lane Cove: Cam Atkins

Saturday 9 July, 10:00am - 12:00pm, Lane Cove Plaza

We’re heating up the village this Winter with a dynamic program of free live music in The Plaza and The Canopy performed by a host of talented local artists. No bookings required.

Stars on Ice, The Canopy 

Saturday 9 July, 5:45pm and 7:45pm 

Be mesmerised by the magical world of ice dancing with two special 15-minute performances by Stars on Ice at Lane Cove’s Winter in the Village Ice Rink. Bookings not required for this free event however numbers are limited.

Live in Lane Cove: Amanda Thomas

Sunday 10 July, 5:00pm - 7:00pm, The Canopy

We’re heating up the village this Winter with a dynamic program of free live music in The Plaza and The Canopy performed by a host of talented local artists. No bookings required.

Crafternoon Tea 

Tuesday 12 July, 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.

Meet Mark Tedeschi AM QC – Missing, Presumed Dead 

Tuesday 12 July, 6:30pm – 7:45pm, Lane Cove Library 

Hear true crime author Mark Tedeschi discuss his latest book Missing, Presumed Dead. The book dissects the cases of Blue Mountains local Kerry Whelan and Eastern Suburbs resident Dorothy Davis, who were murdered by narcissistic killer Bruce Burrell. Tedeschi, who was prosecutor of the case, offers new insight into the unbridled greed and sense of entitlement that drove Burrell to commit his unforgiveable crimes. Books will be available from Burns Bay Bookery. Free event. Bookings essential.

Book online.

Live in Lane Cove: Those Guys

Wednesday 13 July, 6:00pm - 8:00pm, The Canopy

We’re heating up the village this Winter with a dynamic program of free live music in The Plaza and The Canopy performed by a host of talented local artists. No bookings required.

Learn to Love your Laptop 

Thursdays 14 and 21 July, 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. Free event. Limited places, bookings essential.  

Book online. 

Winter Screen on the Green, THE BAD GUYS (PG)

Friday 15 July, 6:00pm - 8:00pm, The Canopy

Bring your warmest clothes and your favourite picnic blanket and join us for a free film screening of The Bad Guys (PG). Several misunderstood criminal animals attempt to become good, with plenty of disasters along the way. There will be a special fire dancing performance to warm us up ahead of the film screening plus giveaway winter-themed colouring-in packs. Don't forget to pick up a delicious takeaway from nearby businesses or make a booking before or after the event (please note that we request adult supervision of children attending this event).

Live in Lane Cove: KVISION aka Liam Kivijian

Saturday 16 July, 5:00pm - 7:00pm, The Canopy

We’re heating up the village this Winter with a dynamic program of free live music in The Plaza and The Canopy performed by a host of talented local artists. No bookings required.

Lane Cove Makers Market

Sunday 17 July, 9:00am – 3:00pm, Lane Cove Plaza

Drop by The Plaza for this winter edition of Lane Cove Makers Market. Enjoy browsing the range of stalls featuring unusual, unique hand-crafted products. 

English Conversation Classes 

Tuesdays 19 July to 26 July, 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. There are three levels depending on your English ability. 

  • 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.

Held every Tuesday during school term.  Free event. No booking required. 

Library Lovers with Maya Linnell – Online Discussion Series 

Wednesday 20 July, 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. July'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. Free event. 

Bookings open soon. 

Ben's Book Club: Tony Birch – The White Girl – Online Book Club 

Tuesday 26 July, 7:00pm – 8:00pm, online via Zoom 

Join us for an online event presented by Overdrive (Libby). Indigenous author Tony Birch shines a spotlight on the 1960s and its devastating government policy of removing Indigenous children from their families, in his latest novel The White Girl. Odette Brown lives on the fringes of a small country town, raising her granddaughter Sissy and flying under the welfare radar to dodge authorities who remove fair-skinned Aboriginal children from their families. When a new policeman arrives in town, Odette must risk everything to save Sissy.  Copies are available online via Overdrive or the Libby App. A Shorelink Libraries Event. Free event. 

Bookings open soon.

Moments in Music – The Savoy Operas 

Wednesday 27 July, 10:00am – 12:00pm, Lane Cove Library 

A tribute to the Victorian-era theatrical partnership of W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan and the works that they created together. Local musician Graham Ball showcases wonderful comic operas that were developed in Victorian England in the late 19th century. These operas influenced the creation of the modern musical. Free event. Bookings essential. 

Book online. 

Poets in Residence Group 

Wednesday 27 July, 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. 

Writer in Residence Group 

Thursday 28 July, 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.

National Tree Day 

Sunday 31 July, 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Burns Bay Reserve, Kooyong Road, Riverview 

Support local wildlife by helping to plant hundreds of native shrubs and groundcovers at this community tree planting day! These native seedlings will grow to provide habitat as well as a location for wildlife rescue volunteers to source natural food for the injured native animals in their care. 

Bring the family and enjoy the outdoors, with a free BBQ and take-home seedling for all tree-planters. 

Find out more and register your spot. 

Junior Events

 

Celebrate NAIDOC Week – NAIDOC Reading Challenge: July 

National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week is observed in Australia every July. This year, you're encouraged to "Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!" to help amplify the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Throughout July Shorelink members aged 0 to 17 are encouraged to read 10 books written by Indigenous Australian authors or illustrators. When you complete this NAIDOC Week challenge you can collect an activity pack from your local library.

Young people and their carers should log each book they finish on Beanstack to acquire badges or complete the paper challenge sheet available at any Shorelink Library. 

Visit the Beanstack website at shorelink.beanstack.com and sign in as a member of Shorelink Libraries, or with the Beanstack App.  Free event. No booking required. 

Australian Animal Craft 

Monday 4 July, 11:00am – 12:00pm, Greenwich Library 

Enjoy creating mini versions of our most iconic wildlife!  Craft some cute Australian animals using recycled materials, foam stickers and colourful paper.  Free event for ages 4-10.  Limited places, bookings essential. 

Book online. 

Australian Animal Craft 

Tuesday 5 July, 11:00am – 12:00pm, Lane Cove Library 

Enjoy creating mini versions of our most iconic wildlife! Craft some cute Australian animals using recycled materials, foam stickers and colourful paper. Free event for ages 4-10. Limited places, bookings essential. 

Book online. 

Making Machines Craft 

Tuesday 5 July, 2:00pm – 3:00pm, Lane Cove Library 

Jump into this fun STEM activity these holidays! Build cool, simple machines, including a pop stick catapult, a shooting spaceship and a hand cranked winch! Free event for ages 8-12. Limited places, bookings essential. 

Book online. 

NAIDOC Preschool Storytime 

Thursday 7 July, 11:00am – 11:30am, Lane Cove Library 

This Storytime celebrates NAIDOC week. Held at Lane Cove Library. Ages 3-6 years. No booking required. 

Busy Box Craft 

Thursday 7 July, 2:00pm – 3:00pm, Lane Cove Library 

Create some amazing personalised boxes, including a money box, a pop-up card box and a creature shaped Paper Mache box. Free event for ages 4-10. Limited places, bookings essential.

Book online. 

Scratch Jr Coding 

Monday 11 July, 11:00am – 12:00pm, Greenwich Library 

Explore the very basics of coding with Scratch Jr by completing fun challenges. Use drag and drop block coding for an early primary school level STEM experience. Learn how to make your character's drive, walk, dance and talk using the Scratch Jr iPad app. Free event for ages 6-8. Limited places, bookings essential. 

Book online.  

Scratch Jr Coding 

Tuesday 12 July, 11:00am – 12:00pm, Lane Cove Library 

Explore the very basics of coding with Scratch Jr by completing fun challenges. Use drag and drop block coding for an early primary school level STEM experience. Learn how to make your character's drive, walk, dance and talk using the Scratch Jr iPad app. Free event for ages 6-8. Limited places, bookings essential. 

Book online. 

Colour Mix Art 

Tuesday 12 July, 2:00pm – 3:00pm, Lane Cove Library 

Come along and use markers and paint on water diffusing paper to create colourful art pieces. Free event for ages 6-12. Limited places, bookings essential. 

Book online. 

Felt Creations for Teens 

Wednesday 13 July, 2:00pm – 3:00pm, Lane Cove Library 

Design and sew your own felt creations, including a felt cup warmer and a fruit inspired case. Free event for ages 10-17. Limited places, bookings essential. 

Book online. 

Making Machines Craft 

Thursday 14 July, 2:00pm – 3:00pm, Lane Cove Library 

Jump into this fun STEM activity these holidays! Build cool, simple machines, including a pop stick catapult, a shooting spaceship and a hand cranked winch! Free event for ages 8-12. Limited places, bookings essential. 

Book online. 

Storytime 

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.