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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 

Carnes Hill Community Workshops

4-Jul-2017


Tuesday July 4
3:30pm -4:30pm
Carnes Hill Library


Workshop 1:

Cyber Safety with Senior Constable Mary Watson, Green Valley Police

Learn how to be safe online

Suitable for 12 years +
Includes Free Afternoon Tea    Bookings Essential



Workshop 2:

Neighbourhood Watch with Senior Constable Raffaele Frisina, Green Valley Police

Concerned about what is happening in your neighbourhood? Interested in setting up a Neighbourhood Watch program in your area?
Keen to discuss how to make your neighbourhood a safe and healthy place to live?

All Welcome
Free Afternoon Tea     Bookings Essential





Green Valley Library Turns 20!

5-Jul-2017

Celebrating 20 years of your library service sharing stories, raising readers and growing community in Green Valley.
Jingles the Clown Library Magic Show: 11 am and 1.30 pm

Craft activities, balloon animals, face painting and other family-friendly activities will take place throughout the day.

Birthday cake for everyone!

Bring a photo—share a memory! Do you have any photos of Green Valley Library? We will have a memory board to reflect on 20 years of Liverpool City Library in Green Valley.

For all ages, activities mostly for kids

No bookings required

Green Valley Library
Wednesday 5 July 
10am-3pm



Liverpool to Holdsworthy Railway WWI - Exhibition Launch

8-Jul-2017

Image Credit: Concordia Club Choir

Join us for the Launch of this exhibition with entertainment by the Concordia Club Choir.
Saturday 8 July 2017
10.30 am to 12 noon
Liverpool Regional Museum    Bookings Essential

Launch of Comics Plus Library Edition

10-Jul-2017

With the new Comics Plus digital resource, you can borrow digital comics anytime, anywhere, with your library card. Thousands of digital comic books are now available from Liverpool City Library with a click of your mouse or a tap of your finger. Find out all about this great new free resource at this special launch event.
Monday 10 July 2017 from 4:00pm – 5:30pm. 
All ages.
Liverpool City Library: the.space


The Continental Divide: Visual Storytelling from Around the World

11-Jul-2017

Learn about the differences between European (Bande Desinée), Asian (Manga) and US comics with Thomas Campi, Queenie Chan and Dr Paul Mason.
Biographies:
THOMAS CAMPI
Thomas Campi is an award-winning Italian graphic novelist, residing in Sydney, Australia. Thomas has been drawing comics for over 17 years, and his work has been published in Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Canada, Brazil, and Korea. He is currently working in collaboration with Julian Voloj on Joe Shuster a graphic novel about the creators of Superman, which will be published in seven languages at the end of the year.
QUEENIE CHAN
Queenie Chan is an Australian manga-style comic book artist based in Sydney. Her published works include The Dreaming, the Odd Thomas graphic novels (illustrator, written by Dean Koontz), Small Shen (illustrator, written by Kylie Chan), and the Fabled Kingdom series. 
PAUL MASON
Dr Paul Mason (DVA) is a comic book illustrator, writer, and lecturer in art direction, animation preproduction and visual story at the Griffith Film School, Griffith University. He is the illustrator of Kid Phantom—a new, national newsstand comic book series for Frew Publications, featuring an all-ages take on the classic comic strip character, The Phantom. Paul is also the creator of The Soldier Legacy—an Australian action-adventure comic book series.




Tuesday 11 July 2017 from 6:00 – 7:30pm
Suitable for 13+.
Liverpool City Library     Bookings Essential


Dynamic Duos and Comic Soloists from The School Magazine

13-Jul-2017

Dynamic Duos and Comic Soloists from The School Magazine
Check out how the dynamic comics-creating duos and soloists got their start. Featuring Cassandra Golds, Stephen Axelsen, Andrew Cranna with The School Magazine editor Alan Edwards.
Thursday 13 July 2017 from 4:00pm – 5:30pm.
Biographies:
STEPHEN AXELSEN
Stephen Axelsen was born in Sydney, Australia in 1953. While at high school and university studying sensible things Stephen taught himself to draw well enough to later find work as an illustrator. He has now been writing and illustrating for children, mostly humour and fantasy, for 42 years. Stephen has worked for The School Magazine since 1985 and has illustrated many comic series written by Cassandra Golds, and later two of his own. Two of these series have been published as graphic novels: The Mostly True Adventures of Matthew and Trim  (written by Cassandra and illustrated by Stephen) and The Nelly Gang (written and illustrated by Stephen). Stephen has been influenced by writers such as Roald Dahl and Terry Prachett, and illustrators like Arthur Rackham, Ronald Searle, Brian Froud and his childhood friend, Kim Gamble.
ALAN EDWARDS 
Alan Edwards has been Editor of The School Magazine since 2010. He loves dealing with the extremely talented writers and illustrators that his job brings him into contact with.
CASSANDRA GOLDS 
Sydney-born author Cassandra Golds writes books for children and young adults. Her writing has been described as part parable, part surrealist fable and part love story. Cassandra grew up reading Hans Christian Andersen, C S Lewis and Nicholas Stuart Gray, and wrote her own stories as soon as she could hold a pen. In collaboration with artist Stephen Axelsen, she went on to write a string of flamboyantly themed graphic novels, all of which were published as monthly serials in The School Magazine. Cassandra has also written several other books including Clair-de-lune, The Museum of Mary Child, The Three Loves of Persimmon, and Pureheart.
ANDREW CRANNA
Andrew Cranna is an artist, educator and author based in Sydney NSW. Andrew’s cartoons and illustrations appear regularly in the pages of The School Magazine. He is also the creator of the Bloodhound Boys series of graphic novels for kids published by Walker Books.




All ages.
Liverpool City Library    Bookings Essential



Aussie Phantom Panel

14-Jul-2017

Printed with permission from Frew Publications. Artist: Paul Mason   

Meet the publisher and creators behind the new Kid Phantom and Phantom by Gaslight comic book series: Glenn Ford, Jason Paulos, Dr Paul Mason and Andrew Constant.

Biographies:

ANDREW CONSTANT

Highly acclaimed comic book writer, Andrew Constant, is now leading Kid Phantom in his travels in an all new all ages comic book. Andrew also has many other critically praised comic book titles through Gestalt Publishing, with other books soon to be released through well-known overseas publishers. Andrew currently has several film and TV projects in development.

GLENN FORD

Glenn Ford is a graphic designer, illustrator and comic book artist. Since 1990, Glenn has drawn multiple The Phantom covers, including the first digital comic cover in the world—Issue #1000. Glenn has also worked in television and film as a designer, animator, producer and director and worked on the 1996 Phantom movie. He is now the co-owner of Frew Publications that publishes The Phantom comics in the Australian market.

PAUL MASON

Dr Paul Mason (DVA) is a comic book illustrator, writer, and lecturer in art direction, animation preproduction and visual story at the Griffith Film School, Griffith University. He is the illustrator of Kid Phantom—a new, national newsstand comic book series for Frew Publications, featuring an all-ages take on the classic comic strip character, The Phantom. Paul is also the creator of The Soldier Legacy—an Australian action-adventure comic book series.

JASON PAULOS

Jason Paulos has been writing, drawing and publishing comics since 1989 with professional credits including Green Lantern, Australian Mad, Judge Dredd Megazine and Heavy Metal. He’s the creator of Hairbutt the Hippo and The Harlequin, as well as his horror graphic novel anthology entitled EEEK!.

Friday 14 July 2017 from 6:00 7:30pm

Suitable for 7+

Liverpool City Library   Bookings Essential


Glenn Ford - The Phantom Exhibition Curator's Talk

14-Jul-2017

Published with permission from Frew Publications  

Glenn Ford is a graphic designer, illustrator and entrepreneur. In 1988 Glenn, as co-partner, established The Phantom Zone, Australia’s largest chain of comic specialty stores with outlets in NSW, the ACT and Los Angeles. Since 1990, Glenn has drawn multiple The Phantom covers, including the first digital comic cover in the world—Issue #1000. Glenn also provided graphic design, illustration direction and original illustrations for Intrepid International's three The Phantom collector card series, as well as designs for t-shirts, posters, calendars, and other merchandise. Glenn has also worked in television and film as a designer, animator, producer and director and worked on the 1996 Phantom movie. He is now the co-owner of Frew Publications, publisher of The Phantom in the Australian market.
Friday 14 July 2017 from 4:00 – 5:00pm
Suitable for 7+
Liverpool City Library
NO BOOKINGS REQUIRED


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   Bookings Essential

 


An Introduction to The Australian Railway Historical Archives - Talk by Bill Phippen OAM, Manager, Railway Resource Centre

12-Aug-2017

Bill at work at the Railway Resource Centre, Redfern

Bill Phippen, a member of Engineers Australia Sydney Division Heritage Committee and long-time member/volunteer with ARHS NSW, will speak about Australian Railway Historical Society, its aims, activities - offering diverse Archival examples.
In 2010 Bill became manager of the Railway Resource Centre which led to writing and was also named NSW Senior Volunteer of the Year - and by the Sydney Morning Herald as one of the 100 most influential people in Sydney.
In 2013 Bill received the Medal of the Order of Australia for service to people with disability and to community. Engineers Australia named Bill as one of the 100 most influential engineers in Australia due to work with ‘Technical Aid to the Disabled’ – becoming an EA Fellow.
Bill’s had a long interest in railways, perhaps instilled by his father who had taken him as a four year old to the centenary exhibitions at Sydney Terminal station.

Saturday 12 August 2017
10.30 am to 12.30pm
Liverpool Regional Museum   Bookings Essential

 



The Phantom: The Ghost Who Walks Exhibition

25-Aug-2017

Published with permission from Frew Publications. Artist : Glenn Ford   

The Phantom is Australia’s bestselling comic book. It has been published fortnightly by Frew Publications since 1948 and Australians are one of the world’s largest consumers of The Phantom stories.
Comic Con-versation at Liverpool City Library proudly presents a collection of vintage comics, original art and memorabilia of the 21st Phantom, who inherited the mask and the title from a long line of ancestors and lives in the legendary Skull Cave in the jungle of the fictional African country Bangalla.

Monday 26 June – Friday 25 August 2017
Exhibition Space – Liverpool City Library


Grand Opening of The Phantom: The Ghost Who Walks Exhibition 
Thursday 29 June 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00pm 
All ages.
Liverpool City library
NO BOOKINGS REQUIRED 


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.