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Adults Regular Programs Online

All Liverpool City Library programs are currently online only.

Community Survey: Adult Programs 
Have your say on the regular adult programs in the Library. Let us know what you are interested in and we will notify you when they restart.

BOOK CHAT ONLINE

Liverpool City Library's Book Chat is now available online! Be part of our Library community, read and discuss a different title each month. Join us on the first Friday evening of each month to discuss a popular title.

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

MUNCH, MEND AND MAKE ONLINE

Join us fortnightly for a Friday afternoon of crafting and creating! Munch, Mend & Make Online is a free online social craft group for anyone interested in expanding their creativity.

Be guided through an easy craft activity using materials you might have around the house. Sessions will be run via Facebook on Fridays, 1-1.30pm on a fortnightly basis.

Living Library aims to help the community understand the lived experience of mental illness, tackle stigma and normalise getting help.

At Living Library events instead of borrowing a book, a story is borrowed through a speaker. Speakers talk to and take questions from an audience about their connection to mental health and wellbeing. This could be the lived experience of mental illness, being a carer for family members with mental illness or professional expertise in the mental health sector.

Living Library 2020

The Living Library will broadcast via Facebook on the following dates:

Wednesday 7th October 2020, 1pm -1:30pm

Wednesday 14th October 2020, 1pm -1:30pm

Wednesday 21st October 2020, 1pm -1:30pm

Wednesday 28th October 2020, 1pm -1:30pm

We are looking for speakers to share their stories of resilience through life’s challenges. We are keen to hear from young people, older people, LGBTIQA+, refugee, and migrant communities. For a list of previous Living Library speakers, click here.

If you would like to share your story at the Living Library

  1. Read the information sheet
  2. Complete an Expression of Interest.

Expression of Interest closes 17 July 2020

All personal information submitted through the expression of interest will remain confidential. Event will be recorded and streamed to multiple platforms. For more information please contact:

Brendan Bennett on (02) 8738 5983

Past speakers:

In 2019, a Living Library video series was produced locally and launched for Mental Health Month as an awareness-raising resource for mental health and wellbeing in South Western Sydney. Borrow a story at the Living Library here.

Hear from past Living Library speakers through local podcasts. To hear these podcasts and to stay up to date with mental wellbeing news across South Western Sydney, follow SWS Wellbeing on Facebook,  on Instagram and  on Twitter.

The Living Library is funded by Liverpool City Council and South Western Sydney Local Health District in collaboration with local government and non-government organisations.