AUSLAN FRIENDSHIP GROUP

Do you sign? Are you interested in learning or practising your signing skills?

A small, friendly group of members of the deaf community and Auslan practitioners meets each week for coffee and sign-chat.

Auslan students and anyone interested in sign language are welcome to join. No booking is required.

Fridays
10am - 12pm
Liverpool City Library

BOOK CHAT

Join one of our book clubs and read great books, make new friends and enjoy lively discussion with fellow book lovers in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

Our monthly schedule of books includes a mix of contemporary fiction, classics, biography and non-fiction.

Third Tuesday of the Month
1.30 - 2.30pm
Third Wednesday of the Month
10 - 11am
Liverpool City LibraryLiverpool City Library
First Wednesday of the Month
10 - 11am
First Friday of the Month
11am - 12pm
Miller Library
(Bookings are essential for Miller Library Book Chat:
Call 9607 7324)
Carnes Hill Library
Last Friday of the Month
11am - 12pm
Moorebank Library

SENIORS BOOK CHAT

The Senior Book Chat discussion group at Moorebank Library aims to promote reading. Members read the same book and share their responses to it.

Last Friday of the Month
11am - 12pm
Moorebank Library

PRIDE OF PLACE

Pride of Place is a collaborative project between Liverpool City Council, consultants including GML Heritage, Biosis and Design Community and representatives from the local Aboriginal Community. The exhibition will permanently house 155 Aboriginal artefacts that are estimated to be at least 4000-8000 years old.

The stone fragments were uncovered around Beard Creek in Carnes Hill. There is also stone tools reconstructed by hand on display.

Carnes Hill Library

During Library Opening hours


HENRI MALLARD

Building the Sydney Harbour Bridge

An Australian Centre for Photography Touring Exhibition

On 19 March 1932 the Sydney Harbour Bridge opened to the public.

Photographic supply store worker and amateur photographer, Henri Mallard, set himself the daunting task of documenting the momentous and historic construction of The Sydney Harbour Bridge. One of the few photographers permitted to ascend its heights, Mallard focused on the engineers, dogmen, riveters and labourers who risked their lives daily.

In 1975 Paul Mallard discovered a collection of negatives in a trunk stored in a backyard shed. They revealed a unique record of the building of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, made by his father Henri Mallard. In 1976, the Australian Centre for Photography commissioned the celebrated documentary photographer David Moore (1927-2003), to print this set of modern gelatin silver photographs.

Mallard's photographs of the Bridge were intentional historical documents, a detailed record that may never have been made without his persistence. The Chief Engineer initially refused permission on safety grounds, but the Director of Construction finally gave Mallard access to all areas.  From 1928 to 1932, he was a regular visitor to the site, taking hundreds of stills as well as documenting in film with a compact moving image camera.

The images convey the modernism and innovation that inspired awe and admiration amongst the public and celebrate one of the truly great engineering feats of the 20th century.

About the artist (b. 1884)
Henri Mallard was born to French immigrant parents in Sydney (1884). He worked at Harrington’s, a photographic supply store in George Street which was a competitor to Kodak. Starting as a junior office boy he became General Manager and spent his entire working life there retiring in 1951.

Mallard enthusiastically tested the latest equipment and was a keen amateur photographer and exhibitor continually advocating for photography. Living at Mosman on the North Shore he travelled to Circular Quay daily by ferry where the water of the harbour was an ever-present experience.

His bridge photographs captured a monumental civil engineering project which live on in his images and allow us access to a defining time in Australian urban development.

Henri Mallard died in Balmain, 1967

LIVERPOOL REGIONAL MUSEUM

Cnr Congressional Drive and Hume Highway Liverpool NSW

23 FEBRUARY – 13 APRIL 2019 Tues-Sat 10am-4pm (exc. Public Holidays)

STITCH 1 CHAT 2

Stitch 1 Chat 2: This social craft group is calling all crafty types! Bring your needles, hooks, thread, wool – or whatever you work with - to enjoy a social morning’s stitch and chat with other creative folk. All skill levels are welcome. No booking required.

Mondays
10am - 12pm
Tuesdays
10am - 12pm
Carnes Hill LibraryMiller Library
Thursdays
10am - 12pm
Fridays
10am - 12pm
Casula LibraryMoorebank Library
Saturdays
10 - 11.45am
Green Valley Library

K2TOG

Liverpool Knitters 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, experiencing the gentle art of knitting in a friendly, supportive group.

Please bring your own knitting supplies. No booking is required.

Thursdays
10am - 12pm
Liverpool City Library

CALD SOCIAL BOARD GAMES

Join us at the library for social board games such chess, cards and backgammon. With an interpreter provided, non-English speakers and limited English speakers alike are welcomed.

No bookings required, During School Terms.

Facilitated by STARTTS Liverpool.

Tuesdays
11am - 1pm
Liverpool City Library

CONVERSATION CAFE

Conversation Café is a lively social group for new learners of English. Practice and build your confidence as you discuss the topic of the week! Working as a group, you will discuss a topic and then work together through questions. Throughout the class the tutor will share tips on speaking English.

Runs During school terms. No booking is required, but we encourage regular attendance.

Mondays
10am - 12pm
Wednesdays
10am - 12pm
Green Valley LibraryLiverpool City Library
Casula Library
Thursdays
10am - 12pm
Carnes Hill Library

TECHKNOWLEDGY: ONE-TO-ONE HELP

Have a question about technology? Liverpool City Libraries can help. Book in for a one-to-one session with a staff member or an experienced volunteer.

BYO device. Bookings required, call library to book. During School Terms

Mondays
1.00 - 1.30pm and
1.30 - 2pm
(Not on 27 May - 27 June due to Moorebank Library closure)
Tuesdays
10 - 10.30am and
10.30 - 11am
Moorebank LibraryCarnes Hill Library
Wednesdays
10.00 - 10.30am and
10.30 - 11am
Thursdays
10 - 10.30am and
10.30 - 11am
Casula Library
Miller Library
Green Valley Library
Liverpool City Library