Upcoming Library Events

Upcoming Library Events

All events, exhibitions and activities below are held at Penrith Library, unless otherwise stated. See the Children & Young People page for events and activities especially for children, families and students.

Holiday Activities at Penrith City Library

TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY 9 DECEMBER 2019 – BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL!

Book tickets online at EventBrite

ORBIT READING CHALLENGE at Penrith, St Marys and St Clair branches

WHO:         3-16 years old
WHEN:       Monday 9 December - Saturday 25 January 2020
TICKETS:  Free - collect a reading log book at the library desk to get started.
ORBIT PRIZE DRAW:  Wednesday 12 February, 10.15am, Penrith City Library

THE GINGERBREAD RUN LIBRARY TRAIL at Penrith, St Marys and St Clair library branches

WHO:          7+ years old
WHEN:       Saturday 14 December - Saturday 25 January, during library opening hours
TICKETS:   Free - collect a trail sheet at the desk to get started.
*Gifts available only while stocks last.

COLLAGE PUPPETS with Na’ama Atzmon-Simon

WHO:        6-12 year olds
WHEN:      Tuesday 14 January, 10.30am-12pm
TICKETS:  $15 per child. Book tickets for Collage Puppets on EventBrite

MR BAMBOOZLE AND THE MAGICIAN’S EXAM with Mr Bamboozle

WHO:         For the whole family
WHEN:       Wednesday 15 January, 10.30am-11.30am
TICKETS:  $7 per person (children under 2 free). Book tickets for Mr Bamboozle and The Magician's Exam on EventBrite

MAKE YOUR MUSIC with Irene Nicola  

WHO:         7-12 year olds
WHEN:      Thursday 16 January, 10.30am-11.30am 
TICKETS:  $12 per child. Book tickets for Make Your Music on EventBright

GREAT PLOTS, GREAT GENRES WRITING WORKSHOP with Penny Reeve

WHO:         11-15 years old
WHEN:       Thursday 16 January, 1.30pm-3pm
TICKETS:  $20 per student Book tickets for Great Plots, Great Genres Writing Workshop on Event Brite

INDIAN JUNGLE DANCE SAFARI with Shyamla Eswaran  

WHO:          6-12 year olds
WHEN:       Tuesday 21 January, 10.30am-11.30am
TICKETS:   $12 per child. Book tickets for Indian Jungle Dance Safari on EventBright

DRAW MANGA with Madison Martin

WHO:         9-15 years old
WHEN:       Tuesday 21 January, 1.30pm-3pm
TICKETS:  $14 per student Book tickets for Draw Manga

UNDER THE SEA WILDLIFE with Rangers on the Run  

Learn about the incredible animals who call the ocean their home. Hold live sea animals, examine specimen samples, and discover a large variety of marine artefacts and shells. A totally interactive show allowing every participant to hold and touch a large range of marine animals.
WHO:          6-12 year olds
WHEN:       Wednesday 22 January, 10.30am-11.30am
TICKETS:   $12 per child. Book tickets for Under The Sea Wildlife on EventBright

For more information contact the Children's Library Team on 4732 7891, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

See more children and young people’s library services.

Term 1 Activities at Penrith City Library

Set your orbit around the library with great term time activities for 0-16 year olds.

TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY 9 DECEMBER 2019 – BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL!

Book tickets online at EventBrite

Young People

TEEN BOOK CLUB at Penrith City Library

Share your love for reading at our monthly teen book club. Books are based on a different theme chosen by book club members each month. Limited numbers and bookings are essential. For more information contact Children’s Team on 4732 7891 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
WHO:           12-16 year olds
WHEN:         Last Tuesdays of the month - 28 January, 25 February, 4.30-5.30pm
TICKETS:     FREE – but bookings essential! Call 4732 7891 to register interest

Children

YOGA FUN FOR KIDS with Kids Yoga Education

Jump into a fun yoga adventure with kids yoga specialist, Suzanne Ellis. Get moving, learn how to stretch, flex, and shape your body with great yoga poses like Lion, Mountain, Eagle, Tree, Boat and Dragon. Active and physical fun for boys and girls. Great for beginners or kids with some yoga experience!

WHO: 7-13 year olds
WHEN: Thursdays, 4.15pm-5.15pm (13 February - 2 April 2020)
TICKETS: $85 per student for an 8 week term. Book tickets for Yoga Fun For Kids on EventBrite

Infants & Pre-schoolers

BABY TIME

For infants 0-2 year olds, mums, dads and carers, every week in term time.

Penrith: Mondays 10.30 - 11.30am

Last session for 2019 – 2 December 2019
First session for 2020 – 10 February 2020

STORY TIME

For children 2-5 year olds, every week in term time
Don’t miss Rooby Roo visiting Story Time in term 1 on 11, 12, 13 February 2020

Penrith: Wednesdays 10.30 - 11.30am 
St Marys: Tuesdays 10.30 - 11.30am 
St Clair: Thursdays 10.30 - 11.30am 

Last sessions for 2019 – 3, 4, 5 December 2019
First sessions for 2020 – 11, 12, 13 February 2020

SPECIALISED STORY TIME - NEW!
Suitable for children aged 2-5 years old with social/sensory issues.
For more information, contact Michelle. Ph: 4732 7426
PENRITH      First Friday of every month, 10.30am-11.30am
First session for 2020 – 7 February 2020
TICKETS:      FREE – Limited places. Booking essential.

TOY LIBRARY
Play with and borrow children’s educational toys, every week in term time
ST MARYS   Tuesdays & Saturdays, 10am-12pm
PENRITH      Wednesdays & Saturdays, 10am-12pm
ST CLAIR     Thursdays, 10am-12pm
Last sessions for 2019 – 30 November, 3, 4, 5 December 2019
First sessions for 2020 – 11, 12, 13, 15 February 2020

For more information contact the Children's Library Team on 4732 7891, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

See more children and young people’s library services.

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

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. 

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