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K2TOG Liverpool Knitters Group

30-Dec-2017


This group invites all members of the community to attend, share their knitting skills and learn new ones. Participants can work on their own or community projects, and experience the gentle art of knitting in a friendly and
supportive group. Please bring your own knitting supplies. No booking is required.
Every Thursday during school terms 10am – 12pm Liverpool City Library

Auslan Friendship Group

31-Dec-2017


Do you sign? Are you interested in learning or practising your signing skills? A small friendly group made up of members of the Deaf Community and Auslan practitioners meet on a weekly basis for a meet and greet, coffee and sign-chat. Students of Auslan and anyone interested in sign language are welcome to join. 

No booking is required.

Fridays  10am - 12pm

Liverpool City Library

Stitch 1 Chat 2: Social Craft Group

4-Feb-2020

 

Calling all crafty types! Bring your needles, hooks, thread, wool, whatever it is you work with, and enjoy a social morning’s stitch and chat with other creative folk. All skill levels are welcome.

No booking required. 10am – 12pm


Every Monday Carnes Hill Library

Every Tuesday Miller Library

Every Thursday Casula Library

Every Friday Moorebank Library


10am - 11.45am

Every Saturday Green Valley Library

 

Bookchat

6-Mar-2020

 

Read great books. Make new friends.
Join one of our book clubs and enjoy a lively discussion with fellow book lovers in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Our monthly schedule of books will include a mix of contemporary fiction, classics, biography and non-fiction.

Liverpool City Library
3rd Tuesday of the month
1.30 – 2.30pm

3rd Wednesday of the month
10 – 11am

Moorebank Library
Last Friday of the month
11am – 12pm

Miller Library
1st Wednesday of the month,
10 – 11am

Bookings essential for Miller Library Book Chat, call 9607 7324.

e-Books Available

31-Dec-2020



Download our audio books and e-Books to your iPhone, iPad or android device.
 Further information 

"Having a Voice": Memories of Liverpool Eric Kontos

4-May-2017



Mr Eric Kontos, former Editor of Liverpool Champion, talks about his memories of Liverpool, and the changing voice of the media over the years, as part of the National Trust Heritage Festival “Having a Voice”.
Eric started his career as a cadet journalist with the Liverpool Leader in 1978 and worked there until 1994. He returned as editor of the Liverpool Champion in 2004 and stayed there until he took a redundancy from Fairfax in 2014.
During this span of time, Eric witnessed many of the significant people, places and events of Liverpool City. He has also been part of how the voice of the media has changed over the years.

Thurs 4 May   10:30am - 12:30pm    Bookings Essential 

An Edwardian House Party 1900 to 1914

11-May-2017

Timeline Photography © Cavalcade

Presented by Cavalcade: The History of Fashion
This presentation focusses on the Edwardian Era and is a tantalising snapshot of how women of high society spent their time, what the events of the time were and how these events combined to influence fashion. It showcases a variety of garments typically worn by women at this time and the accessories to accompany alluring outfits or those required for a weekend in the country. You will be able to view interesting outfits for activities such as tennis or croquet, striking gowns for luncheon, elegant gowns for an afternoon stroll and magnificent dinner gowns.
Accompanying this small taste of the Cavalcade’s vast collection, are a selection of fascinating stories about these Edwardian women.

Age suitability: young adults and older

Liverpool City Library 
Thurs 11 May
10:30 am - 12:00 noon. 

"Nature of Photography"

13-May-2017

Image Courtesy of June Anderson
Taking photographs of animals with June Anderson In association with the Museum’s Ingham Family exhibition, this photography workshop will offer expert tips on taking photographs of animals, especially horses.
June says, one of the greatest pleasures as a nature photographer is to share my images and to see the impact they can have. I love to encourage appreciation of the beauty and wonder that nature provides.

 Liverpool Regional Museum

Sat 13 May 10am - 12pm    Bookings Essential



Spotlight on Liverpool Lives: Mr. Col Harrington

18-May-2017

Image Courtesy of Mr. Col Harrington

Mr Col Harrington, former Mayor of Liverpool, will speak about his experiences and journey as a much respected community member and much-loved member of Liverpool City Council.
This talk is part of our “Spotlight on Liverpool Lives” Heritage Collection series, and is presented as part of event during the 2017 National Heritage Festival.

Thurs 18 May   10:30am - 12pm    Bookings Essential. 

Artist's Talk : Nick Stathopoulos on The Art of Portrait Painting

19-May-2017


Nick Stathopoulos is the son of Greek migrants, and grew up in Western Sydney. A self-taught artist, he is known for his hyper-realistic style, particularly his paintings of his childhood toy collection. Nick is a five-time Archibald finalist. His 2016 entry of Sudanese refugee lawyer Deng Adut was voted ‘People’s Choice’ to great critical acclaim and media attention.
 Nick’s talk about the art of the portrait painter is presented in association with the National Museum of Australia and National Australia Day Council travelling exhibition, “Australian of the Year”.
Nick has also been a two-time finalist in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize. His portrait “Ugly – portrait of Robert Hoge” won the People’s Choice Award in the 2014 Salon des Refusés, and that painting was a finalist in the 2015 BP Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery in London

Artist Talk Liverpool City Library
Fri 19 May 
10am - 11:30am      Bookings Essential

Ingham Family - An Extraordinary Success Story, Presented by Lyn Ingham

25-May-2017

Image Courtesy of the Ingham Family


Lyn Ingham, the eldest daughter of Mr Bob Ingham, will offer a unique insight in to her family’s success story, locally, nationally and internationally. As well as being the largest producer of chickens and turkeys in Australia, Ingham’s Enterprises was one of Australia’s most successful breeder of racing horses, including Octagonal the champion thoroughbred. This talk is part of our public programs for the Ingham Family Exhibition.

Liverpool Regional Museum
Thurs 25 May   10:30am - 12:30pm     Bookings Essential


The Australian of the Year Awards 2017 - A travelling exhibition

25-May-2017


Each year, the Australian of the Year Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding Australians. As role models for us all, they inspire us through their achievements and challenge us to make our own contribution to creating a better Australia.
This exhibition features objects, selected by each state and territory recipient, that have deep personal significance. From a tiny trophy to a giant plaster model of a nose, the objects tell us something about the recipient’s life, aspirations and experiences.
We are proud to see the inclusion of NSW 2017 Australian of the Year, Deng Adut. A former refugee from South Sudan, he is now a criminal lawyer who lives and works in Western Sydney.
This is a travelling exhibition developed by the National Museum of Australia, in collaboration with the National Australia Day Council. Its first tour stop will be Liverpool City Library.
Liverpool City Library
Heritage Exhibition Space 
Sat 11 March - Thurs 25 May 



the Ingham's Horse Racing Empire, with Mr. Trevor Lobb

15-Jun-2017

Image Credit: Ingham Family

Mr Lobb was pivotal in developing the racing and breeding operation of iconic Jack and Bob Ingham into the most expansive thoroughbred operation in the southern hemisphere.  He was instrumental in the purchase of Woodlands studs at Denman and Cootamundra, and was integral in the creation of Crown Lodge at Warwick Farm.  

Over two decades, Lobb and his team successfully launched the stud careers of Crown Jester, Quest For Fame (GB), Grand Lodge (USA), Dr Grace, Strategic, Canny Lad, Commands, Domesday and Ad Valorem (USA).  He also supervised the selection and mating of the entire Woodlands broodmare band, establishing many of the most coveted female families now found in the Australian Stud Book.
Lobb purchased top-line Ingham-owned runners, most notably the immortal Octagonal (NZ) and managed topline home-bred runners such as Guineas, Strategic, Dracula, Unworldly, Freemason, Viscount, Denman and the legendary Lonhro whose stud career he started.
Innumerable honorary roles have been held by Lobb with a variety of industry related organizations and he is currently the Chairman/President of Thoroughbred Breeders' Australia.

Liverpool City Library 
Thurs 15 June   10:30 am - 12pm     Bookings Essential



The Blake Poetry Prize

31-Dec-2017


 Blake Poetry Prize
The Blake Poetry Prize challenges Australian poets to explore the spiritual and religious in a new work of 100 lines or less.
From 2017 Liverpool City Library, in partnership with Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, will deliver The Blake Poetry Prize as a biennial event. Liverpool City Library and Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre will maintain the guiding principles of The Blake Poetry Prize in continuing to engage contemporary poets, both national and international, in conversations concerning faith, spirituality, religion, hope, humanity, social justice, belief and non-belief. The Blake Poetry Prize is an aesthetic means of exploring the wider experience of spirituality with the visionary imagining of contemporary poets.
The Blake Prize takes its name from William Blake, a poet and artist of undoubted genius, who integrated religious and artistic content in his work. The Blake Poetry Prize challenges contemporary poets of disparate styles to explore the spiritual and religious in a new work of 100 lines or less.
The Blake Poetry Prize is strictly non-sectarian. The entries are not restricted to works related to any faith or any artistic style, but all poems entered must have a recognisable religious or spiritual integrity.
To Apply: First, please pay your $20 entry fee. You will need the confirmation number when you fill out the entry form (download here). Poems and entry forms may be sent by email to blakepoetryprize@casulapowerhouse.com or hard copies may be submitted to: 
The Blake Poetry Prize
c/- Liverpool City Library
ATTN: Outreach Programs Coordinator
Locked Bag 7170
Liverpool BC NSW 1871
Please see entry form for all guidelines and conditions of entry.


SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 2 JUNE, 2017
Judges:

Maxine Beneba Clarke
Maxine Beneba Clarke is a widely published Australian writer of Afro-Caribbean descent and the author of the poetry collections Gil Scott Heron Is on Parole and Nothing Here Needs Fixing. Maxine’s short fiction, non-fiction and poetry have been published in numerous publications including Overland, The Age, Meanjin, The Saturday Paper and The Big Issue. Maxine’s memoir The Hate Race and her first children’s picture book The Patchwork Bike were published in 2016. Her collection Carrying the World won the 2017 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award prize for poetry.
Ali Cobby Eckermann
Ali Cobby Eckermann is the author of the poetry collections Little Bit Long Time and Inside My Mother and the memoir Too Afraid to Cry. Her verse novel, Ruby Moonlight, won the Kuril Dhagun Indigenous Writing Fellowship, the Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry and was awarded the Book of the Year at the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards in 2013. Ali was born on Kaurna Country, and grew up on Ngadjuri country South Australia and her mob is Yankunytjatjara from northwest South Australia. In 2017, Ali received one of the world’s richest literary awards, the Windham-Campbell Prize, administered by Yale University.
Mark Tredinnick
Mark Tredinnick, winner of the Montreal Poetry Prize (2011) and the Cardiff Poetry Prize (2012), is the author of The Blue Plateau, Fire Diary, and nine other acclaimed works of poetry and prose. Mark won the inaugural Blake Prize for Poetry in 2009. His work has also won the Queensland and WA Premier’s Literary Awards, and been shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Award. In 2016, Mark won the Australian Catholic University’s Poetry Prize for his poem The Horse. Two new collections of Mark’s poems will be published in 2017.