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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.
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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



TALK: The Liverpool to Holdsworthy Military Railway Line - Presented by John Oakes

22-Jul-2017



 John Oakes BA (Sydney University) is an author, railway historian and model train enthusiast.  

John writes for the Australian Railway Historical Society (NSW Division) on NSW’s forgotten railways including his publication ‘Sydney’s Forgotten Military Railways’.  This event will focus on ‘The Liverpool to Holdsworthy Military Railway Line”.

He has been a member of ARHS (NSW) for 30 years and is a tour guide for the society. Between 1970-2002 John was a teacher with the Department of Education.

Saturday 22 July 2017
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Liverpool Regional Museum

 


EXHIBITION: Liverpool to Holdsworthy Railway WWI- a forgotten military railway.

2-Sep-2017


The Liverpool to Holdsworthy Military Railway Line is one of New South Wales’ ‘forgotten’ military railway lines. Its significance lies as the only Australian military railway line partly constructed by WWI internees.
It transported WWI ordnance, ammunition, stores, cavalry and artillery horses, military equipment and personnel with part of the line still in service during WWII.
NSW Railways constructed the first 2.2km from Liverpool Station east across the Georges River and the remainder on military land with Department of Defence employing internees’ labour from Holdsworthy Internment Camp (then known as the German Concentration Camp).
Sidings were located at Liverpool Army Camp, Holdsworthy Internment Camp, Anzac Rifle Range, Remount Depot, Moorebank Stores, Ammunition and Ordnance Depots and later Cable Makers.
This exhibition commemorates the centenary of the line’s construction, the circumstances under which it was constructed and the changed relationships between the Australian, German, Austro-Hungarian and former Ottoman nations and peoples.

Originally spelt as Holdsworthy until after WWII, when the ‘d’ was dropped – area was named after Holsworthy, Devon, England where Governor Macquarie married in 1807.

Saturday 8 July to Saturday 2 September 2017

Liverpool Regional Museum

                    



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.