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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. 

    Penrith Community Knitting and Crochet Group

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

    Head On Photographic Exhibition

    By Luciano Vranich
    Penrith Library Lower Lounge

    The cenotaph at Martin Place has inscribed the words “To Our Glorious Dead”. As a society we have recognised the sacrifice soldiers made but also the hollow sentiment that there is glory in killing and death. In this exhibition I try to explore the idea of entrapment as a state of mind. I use the red poppy of the Great War as a reference and symbol of soldiers who came back scarred by the trauma of their experiences.

    To this end I have used collages to express beauty and suffering. 100 years after the Great War we have started to recognise the psychological scars that soldiers carry in their lives and confront their pain and the pain of the families who grieve after them. 

    All wars create painful memories. On the other side of the cenotaph are the words “Lest we forget”.

    National Family History Month

    August is National Family History Month and Penrith Library has arranged a varied programme of activities during the month.

    Tickets will be available from Penrith Library from 16th July. Most events are free, but bookings are essential due to limited space for some sessions.

    To book a place at any of these activities, call into any branch of Penrith City Library or call (02) 4732 7891 or (02) 47327860.

    All activities are located within Penrith Library, 601 High Street, Penrith. 

    • Tuesday 7 August – 10am – 12.30 pm (PC Training Room) – Family history research with a local twist – Interested in getting started with your family history research? Research Services Librarian Lorraine Stacker will present a talk on getting started in family history using online resources, and, Research Librarian Ann-maree Bonner, will detail some of the wonderful local records that can be used to flesh out your family tree.

      Bookings essential – FREE event

    • Wednesday 15 August – 1pm- 4pm (Peter Goodfellow Theatrette) – Workshop: Indigenous family history – Come, meet and listen to the State Library of NSW’s Indigenous Services team. They connect with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to share and celebrate stories of Indigenous Australians and help to locate them in the Library’s collections. Explore your family history using the diverse and extensive collections of the State Library and get help from the Library’s specialist staff.

      Their session will be followed by Penrith Library’s family and local history historian, Lorraine Stacker, who will step through her research into the Indigenous family history of a family member.

      Tea and coffee facilities available.  Bookings essential – $5

    • Saturday 25 August – 1pm – 3pm (PC Training Room) – Workshop: Family historian and land records expert, Stephen Ford will present a talk on researching NSW land records online. Stephen will step you through the mire of land records in NSW.

      Bookings essential – FREE event

    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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