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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”.

    HSC Open Day

    Penrith Library Lower Lounge & Theatrette
    Saturday 16 June 10 am – 3.30 pm 

    10 am – STUDY TIPS AND SURVIVAL with Rowan Kunz.
    Top tips for getting through the HSC in one piece (great for students and parents).

    11.30 am -  YOGA & MEDITATION with Suzanne Ellis.   
    Exercise and relaxation techniques that will take you through the HSC and beyond.

    12 pm - MATHEMATICS with Jon Wang.
    The presentation will provide an overview of the HSC Mathematics 2 Unit course including calculus and focus on the various questions that can be asked at the HSC level. This is not a general mathematics session.   

    1.30 pm - ASK A LIBRARIAN with Penrith City Library Staff.
    Find out how your librarian can assist you with finding the right resources. Includes an overview of available online resources and how to access them 24 /7 with your library card.  

    2 pm - ENGLISH with Larry Grumley.
    This lecture will highlight the key points of studying for HSC English and essay writing skills required for exams. 

    Tickets available from 21 May.
    Tickets $10 for the whole day.
    Contact Penrith City Library for further information 4732 7891. 

    Author Talk: Peter Cochrane

    Penrith Library Lower Lounge 
    Tuesday 19 June 6.30 pm 

    1Lazy, lovelorn and luckless, Martin Sparrow is already deep in debt when a devastating flood strikes the Hawkesbury River in 1806. His 30-acre farm has been swamped, his hens are dead, he’s deep in hock and he’s pining for the love of a young strumpet called Biddie Happ.
    Peter Cochrane is a widely published historian and writer based in Sydney best known for his book Colonial Ambition: Foundations of Australian Democracy, which won the inaugural Prime Minister’s Prize for Australian History and the Age Book of the Year in 2007. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.

    Tickets available from Monday 21 May @ Penrith Library
    Book signing will follow the talk
    Dymocks on site for book purchases

    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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