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  • All events, exhibitions and activities below are held at Penrith Library, unless otherwise stated. See Kids and Students for events and activities especially for children, families and students. 

    Heritage Near Me Roadshow: West Fest

    West Fest is a two-week festival which will be held in multiple locations across Western Sydney from 6-21 October 2018. West Fest will enliven the intangible heritage of the West through a variety of hands on experiences that will provide you with unique opportunities to engage, share and celebrate our heritage.

    The theme for the event is intangible cultural heritage; the traditions inherited from our ancestors that are not tied to a physical place but are carried within a person or a community. These include social practices, festivities, stories, language, costume, food, dance, performing arts, practices, and the knowledge and skills to produce traditional crafts.

    There is vast cultural diversity across Western Sydney, contributed by the many migrant groups over the decades who have made the region their home. West Fest has been designed to highlight and celebrate the broad and significant cultural heritage of the people who live there.

    Penrith Library Events:
    All events Wednesday 10 October

    Heritage Seminar series designed for people who own heritage properties: 6pm-7.30pm – Library Theatrette

    Heritage Seminar series: heritage advice for real estate agents – 3.30 – 4.30 -  Library Theatrette 

    Code club for kids with heritage theme – PC training room 10am, 11.30 a, 2pm and 3.30pm (This is completely separate from Children’s team holiday activities and is run by OEH).

    All bookings are to be made online through the Office of Environment and Heritage website .

    Author Talk: Fiona McIntosh

    Thursday 15 November, 6.30pm, Penrith Library Lower Lounge


    Penrith City Library presents an evening with Fiona McIntosh.

    Fiona McIntosh is an internationally bestselling author of novels for adults and children with hits such as The Tea Gardens, The Perfumer’s Secret, and The Chocolate Tin.

    Fiona will appear at Penrith Library to talk about her heart-stopping new book The Pearl Thief on Thursday 15th November at 6.30 pm.

    Author Talk: An evening with Lee Child 

    Monday 19 November, 7pm, The Joan Sutherland Preforming Arts Centre 

    Penrith City Library presents an evening with Lee Child at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre.

    Lee Child is the internationally bestselling author of The Jack Reacher series. The books have been published in 47 languages and in over 100 countries. Over 100 million books have been sold worldwide.

    Lee will be discussing his heart-stopping new book PAST TENSE in conversation with Candice Fox.

    Penrith City Library Services and Penguin Random House Publishers are the co-sponsors of Lee’s visit.

    Bookings and tickets via The Joan Box Office .

    Penrith Community Knitting and Crochet Group

    Meets the first Monday of every month except January - 9.30am to noon.

    Tech Savvy Seniors

    We’re living in the digital age, but many Australians are being left behind and lack the skills needed to get connected.  Penrith City Library offers you the opportunity to develop the skills and confidence to use new technology.
    The New South Wales ‘Tech Savvy Seniors’ program is a key initiative of the NSW Ageing Strategy and Telstra’s digital inclusion program. 
    This free training is designed to assist older Australians learn how to confidently and easily master new technology skills.
    Places are limited and fill quickly.
    Ask at our Service Desk for further information about classes.

    Free Learner's Test practice

    Getting ready to become a new driver in NSW? Get ready for your NSW Learner's Test or Driver's Licence Test in no time with simulated practice tests. You can access the test on Penrith City Library's FreeNet PCs, and via remote access from your home PC via the library's online catalogue.

    The practice tests were created specifically for this year's test and were carefully designed by a team of experts to mimic the official learner's test. Choose from 3 free practice tests or view the official NSW driver's manual. Ask at your library's service desk for more details.

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