Parramatta City Library

  • Phone: (02) 9806 5159
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    Parramatta City Library
    Civic Place
    Parramatta (off Macquarie Street)

    Parramatta, Sydney, NSW 2150
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The Parramatta Library service consists of the central library at Parramatta, five branches and the Parramatta Heritage Centre (which includes the Visitors Information centre).


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Past events

Deck the Halls…

10th December

Celebrate the holiday season! Create Christmas craft to help decorate the library and make it festive.

Free

e-Books Info Session

11th December

Curious about ebooks or want to borrow and try an eReader? Drop into Parramatta Library & walk away with a world of entertainment on the go! Join us to...

Free

Psychological issues of caring for the elderly with chronic illness

11th December

Health awareness talk about the psychological issues of caring for the elderly with chronic illness in Cantonese. By Dr Ramony Chan (Senior Clinical...

Free

eBay for beginners

7th December

Run by the library technical staff. We’ll introduce the basic skills of eBay, discover the tricks and secrets of eBay from our experienced librarian user...

Free

Safety in the Family Workshop for Women

5th December

Everyone has the right to live in a safe home, to be respected and free from fear and violence. A partnership program organised by Parramatta City Library...

Free

Job Search: 2 day seminar

3rd December

Are you looking for a job? Do you need help with your resume? Are you afraid of a job interview? Our job search workshop will explain how you interpret a...

Free

Understanding the Age Pension in Australia

2nd December

This talk covers an introdution to the age pension, income and assests tests, how payment is calculated, concession cards, other services and your rights...

Free

Kids Christmas Concert

28th November

Don’t miss performances by the Parramatta City Band, Jesse the Jester and Lah Lah! Our special guests of the night include the Minions from Despicable Me...

Free

Parramatta City Library and OUA Connect Program

28th November

The Open Universities Australia ‘Connect’ Library Program is a joint initiative of Open Universities Australia & local Public Libraries.

TBA

Understanding Cardiovascular Disease in Mandarin by Dr Austin C.C. Ng

27th November

Health awareness talk about Cardiovascular Disease in Mandarin by Dr Austin C.C. Ng (Director of Physician Education – Canterbury Hospital; Staff...

Free

World Toilet Day

19th November

World Toilet Day was created to raise global awareness of the daily struggle for proper sanitation that a staggering 2.5 billion people face. Kids will...

Free

Health awareness talk in Cantonese by Dr Ken Lo

18th October

Health awareness talk about Oesophageal Cancer in Cantonese by Dr Ken Loi who specialises in upper gastrointestinal/laparoscopy/endoscopy/obesity surgery....

Free

Tax Talk in Korean

21st September

Understanding 2013 Tax Time Updates A partnership program organised by Parramatta City Library & Australian Taxation Office Content: Dependant Spouse Tax...

Free

Health awareness talk in Mandarin by Rose Chen

13th September

This talk is jointly organised by Parramatta City Library, Australian Chinese Medical Association & Western Sydney Local Health District by Rose Chen...

Free

Introduction to Tai Chi Chuan

5th September

Join is in learning about the root of the Supreme Ultimate Fist, the shrouded legend behind 3000 years old wisdom of the orient, and how to begin to...

Free

Tax Talk in Vietnamese

4th September

Understanding 2013 tax updates A partnership program organised by Parramatta City Library & Australian Taxation Office Content: Dependant Spouse Tax...

Free

Reading - Anywhere, Anytime, Anyway!

4th September

Drop-in session to learn how to find what to read next and discover eBooks and eReaders. Your own eReader is welcome to attend or try ours.Discover a...

Free

Adult Learners' Week Info Expo

2nd September

Informal expo showcasing the Adult Learning opportunities available from Granville Tafe, U3A, UNE, UWS to support your Lifelong Learning journey and...

Free

Technology Help Drop-In Session

3rd August

Come along for help and unbiased advice for any technology question from our experienced Library Technology Staff.

Free

e-Books Info Session

31st August

Drop into Parramatta Library & walk away with a world of entertainment on the go! Find out how to access our ebooks, downloadable music & more. Bring...

Free

Tax Talk in Mandarin

31st August

Understanding 2013 tax updates A partnership program organised by Parramatta City Library & Australian Taxation Office Content: Dependant Spouse Tax...

Free

Tax Talk in Tamil

29th August

Understanding 2013 Tax Time Updates A partnership program organised by Parramatta City Library & Australian Taxation Office Content: Dependant Spouse Tax...

Free

Lunch Hour Author Talk - Barry Maitland "Crime Novelist"

27th August

Join crime novelist Barry Maitland who will be talking about his must anticipated new book in the Brock and Kolla mystery series ‘Ravens Eye’.

Free

Tax Update Talk

27th August

Dependant Spouse Tax Offset Senior Australians and Pensioner Tax Offset Net Medical Expenses Tax Offset Medicare Levy Surcharge Changes to the Private...

Free

e-Books Info Session

25th August

Drop into Parramatta Library & walk away with a world of entertainment on the go! Find out how to access our ebooks, downloadable music & more. Bring...

Free

Drop everything and READ!

24th August

Throughout the Library staff will be dressed up as book characters to help create a fun and inviting place for children to come and Drop Everything and...

Free

Tax Talk in Cantonese

24th August

Understanding 2013 Tax Time Updates A partnership program organised by Parramatta City Library & Australian Taxation Office Content: Dependant Spouse Tax...

Free

Health Awareness Talk about Understanding Brain Tumours

21st August

The partnership program organised by Parramatta City Library, Australian Chinese Medical Association, Cancer Council NSW & Western Sydney Local Health...

Free

Parramatta City Library and OUA Connect Program

20th August

The OUA Connect Library Program is a joint initiative of Open Universities Australia with some local public libraries. The Library will assist with...

Free

Lunch Hour Author Talk with Boyd Anderson

28th March

Intrigue, romance and suspense, Amber Road tells an epic story of one woman's indomitable spirit against the back drop of a world at war. A sweeping...

Free

Ace Your University Assessment Tasks

20th March

Cameron Nunn, author and Academic will explain to overseas students or first year University students, the appropriate techniques for writing an A+ essay...

Free

Ace Your Assessment Tasks

9th March

The course will cover the steps of the Information Search process – and provide guidelines to cover each step. For example, Define topic; Locate...

Free

eBooks Drop-in Session

28th February

Drop in at Parramatta Library & walk away with a world of entertainment on the go! Find out how to access our ebooks, downloadable music & more. Bring...

Free

Creative Writing for area of study - Belonging: Module 1 Exam

27th February

Cameron Nunn, author and Academic will explain to students how to answer the Creative Writing Compulsory Question effectively. He will discuss the most...

$6

HSC English Module A : Bladerunner and Frankenstein - Texts in Time

26th February

Presenter is Aparajit Roy, experienced private tutor who gained 96+ in his HSC English exam. This lecture will cover - Explanation of the concepts in both...

$6

e-Resources for students and adults Drop-In Session

20th February

Drop into the Technology Learning centre at Parramatta Library & find out how you can use a huge range of eResources for preschoolers through to seniors...

Free

HSC English Extention 1

19th February

The Presenter is Ronojoy Raychaudhuri is an outstanding student who gained an 95% ATAR FOR Extension 1 English. What is covered: In depth understanding of...

Free

HSC Economics - Australia's trade and financial flows

18th February

The presenter is Ronojoy Raychaudhuri, an outstanding student who gained an ATAR of 95% for Economics in his HSC, will give a lecture on Australia’s trade...

Free

e-Books Drop-In Session

12th February

Drop into the Darug Room at Parramatta Library & walk away with a world of entertainment on the go! Find out how to access our ebooks, downloadable music...

Free

Christmas Story Time Concert

9th December

Parramatta City Library presents Christmas Story Time Concert with a story and songs to welcome the festive season for preschool children and their...

Free

Literacy Reading Club - Every Third Thursday 2012

15th March

Meeting monthly in discussing journal articles Articles will be selected according to 12 reading themes from National Year of Reading A library staff...

Free

HSC Career Workshop

27th September

This workshop will explain the need to set goals and finding a career path. Students will then be helped to form steps to achieve their goals. There is...

$5.50

Holiday Story Time

25th September

Come and enjoy our interactive story time with stories, puppets and songs for preschool school children.

Free

ATAR Explainted - HSC Success Blueprint

26th September

Not many students are familiar with how the ATAR works and how it relates to what their marks are at school, so having that demystified will greatly...

$5.50

Improv Acting Workshop

26th September

Nurture and improve your acting skills. Guaranteed to be a day full of laughter! You will have seen him on TV, our fun yet serious, challenging but...

Free

Chess Competition

25th September

Challenge your friends to a chess competition. You could be crowned Chess Royalty. This is a day long event and snacks and drinks will be provided. Prizes...

Free

Sistahood - Girls Only

25th September

Sushi Making session then participate in the first of 3 cycling workshops. Bring enclosed shoes and your bicycle.

Free

Health Awareness Talk in Mandarin

21st September

Free Health Awareness Talk about “Traditional Chinese medicine, dietary therapy and cancer prevention” in Cantonese & Mandarin by Dr Rose Chen.

Free

Lunch Hour Author Talk With Sandy Brocking

15th August

Think Smart & Lose Weight is an innovative health plan and practical guide for people with diet related issues who want to lose weight and are serious...

TBA

Evening Author Talk With Sharyn Munro

4th July

At a time when the mining industry in Australia is at a boom, Sharyn Munro spent the past year visiting the country’s coal mining communities. Here she...

Free

A beginners guide to the world of Google 2012

26th May

Learn about the range of websites offered by Google. No other company has changed the Internet as much as Google has. In this class you’ll learn about the...

Free

A beginners guide to Twitter 2012

26th May

Twitter is an online social networking and microblogging site that allows users to post ‘tweets’ of 140 characters or less. Twitter is also a great way to...

Free

A Beginners Guide to E-Readers 2012

25th May

A beginners guide to e-readers , e-books and e-book formats. Come along and learn about e-readers and e-books formats. Discover the difference between...

Free

Beginner's Guide to Skype 2012

24th May

Skype is an Internet application that allows users to place voice calls, video calls and instant messages to other Skype users using Smartphones, Tablets...

Free

Simultaneous Storytime 2012

23rd May

Come along to Parramatta Library and participate in our Simultaneous Storytime. Join us to read the same Australian children’s book simultaneously across...

Free

Immigration Law 2012

21st May

The topic covered will include types of family visas and the processes involved in applying for this type visa.

Free

Comedy & Improvisation Workshop 2012

18th May

Are you scared of getting up in front of an audience? This workshop will prepare you to feel confident in front of people, have fun, be spontaneous and...

Free

Understanding Public and Community Housing - Every Friday 2012

4th May

Understanding Public and Community Housing in NSW" in Cantonese and Mandarin at Parramatta City Library. A partnership program organized by Parramatta...

Free

Hsc Economics Workshop 2012

9th May

Expert advice from University Economics Lecturer, Dr G. Mallik. Comprehensive review of examinable material. Examination hints, tips and strategies. An...

$5.50

Lunch Hour Author Talk with Tania McCartney 2012

1st May

Tania McCartney is an author, publisher, editor and book reviewer. She runs literary site Kids Book Review, writes for several online sites and is a...

Free

Lunch Hour Author Talk with Hugh Mackay 2012

28th April

Hugh Mackay is a social researcher and writer. He is the author of thirteen books, including six bestsellers. His latest book, What makes us tick? The ten...

Free

Book Selection and Anime Movie Night 2012

20th April

Parramatta Library is giving young people the opportunity to select young adult books, graphic novels and Anime DVDs for the library followed by screening...

Free

Pop Rock n Lock - Youth week 2012

19th April

The top floor of Parramatta City Library will be locked in as young people enjoy entertainment from Parramatta’s own young artists. Refreshment will be...

Free

Lest We Forget - Anzac Day Craft 2012

19th April

Help us celebrate Anzac Day by joining in a craft activity and making a wreath of flowers for our fallen heroes.

$3

Games Arvo 2012

17th April

Snakes ‘n’ Ladders, Chess anyone? Come along and enjoy an afternoon playing board games with family and friends. Parents are encouraged to participate in...

$3

Vintage Craft Workshop 2012

17th April

Parramatta Library will be running a guided workshop for young people to design and create their own cassette tape notebook. for school or university.

Free

Tripadvisor for Beginners 2012

14th April

If you’re planning a holiday Tripadvisor can help with user submitted reviews of hotels and restaurants worldwide. In this class we’ll show you the basics...

Free

Gumtree for Beginners 2012

14th April

Learn the basics of how to add an ad and search for ads on Gumtree the free online classifieds, the modern equivalent to the Trading Post.

Free

Tai Chi for Kids 2012

12th April

Interested in Tai Chi, it’s history and legend? Are you game to try some Tai Chi movements?Learn the 10 basic animal moves to increase your inner chi-pow,...

$3

Ebay for beginners 2012

12th April

This class is a beginner’s guide to eBay. Learn the basics of the world’s most popular online auction website.

Free

Holiday Storytime 2012

10th April

Come and enjoy our interactive story time with stories, puppets and songs for primary school children.

Free

Easter Hat Craft 2012

10th April

Stretch the Easter festivities a bit longer with Easter crafts, and finish-off the Easter long weekend by making an Easter Bonnet of your own design....

$3

Fathers Group 6 Sessions Workshop - Every Tuesday 2012

6th March

6 sessions workshop will focus on the topics of understanding your school, helping your child have a good day at school, help them with language,...

Free

Book Launch @ Parramatta City Library 2012

4th April

Amal Awad is a Sydney-based writer and editor. A Palestinian-Australian Muslim, she graduated university with an arts/law degree and practised very...

Free

Beginners Computer Class - Every Wednesday 2012

7th March

The course will run for 4 weeks. Course outline: Introduction to computers and start up, using a computer windows basics, word processing and basic...

Free

Centrelink Talk about Understanding Retirement Income Streams 2012

3rd April

This presentation covers types of income streams concentrating mainly on allocated/account based pensions. How they work, advantages & disadvantages,...

Free

Information Expo for Seniors: Nongovernment Organisations 2012

29th March

An expo on non-government services provided for seniors e.g University of the Third Age, Computer Pals for Seniors, Older Women’s Network.

Free

Centrelink Talk about Understanding Superannuation 2012

27th March

This presentation explains what superannuation is and how it fits into our Retirement Incomes Policy, superannuation contributions, investment options,...

Free

Planning the future- Willis and Powers of Attorney 2012

26th March

This talk is about writing your own Will and making sure that it is legally bound and valid. A professional Lawyer from the Law Society NSW will present...

Free

GPS for Seniors 2012

24th March

This class is for Seniors who are having trouble using their GPS units or are looking to buy a GPS unit. Bring your GPS unit along for help or advice.

Free

Mobile Phones for Seniors 2012

23rd March

This class is for Seniors who are having trouble using their Mobile Phones. Bring your Mobile Phone along for help or advice.

Free

HSC Ancient History: Half Yearly Revision Seminar 2012

22nd March

HSC Ancient History Half Yearly Revision Seminar, Core Topic Area, Part 1 –Cities of Vesuvius – Pompeii & Herculaneum. Expert advice from experienced...

$5.50

The Digital TV switchover and Digital Radio 2012

22nd March

This class is for general information regarding Digital TV and the analogue TV switch off in 2013. We will also cover Digital Radio. Come along for...

Free

English Area of Study: Belonging & Essay Writing 2012

21st March

Expert advice from experienced HSC Head of English Department, Textbook author and HSC marker Cameron Nunn Latest information regarding the HSC and what...

$5.50

Twitter for Seniors 2012

21st March

Twitter is an online social networking and microblogging site that allows users to post ‘tweets’ of 140 characters or less. Twitter is also a great way to...

Free

HSC Modern History 2012

20th March

Expert advice from Bruce Dennett experienced History Textbook author, HSC Syllabus advisor and HSC marker. Latest information regarding the HSC and what...

$5.50

Bilingual Storytime - Harmony Week 2012

20th March

Come along and join in the fun. Today we celebrate Harmony week with our stories being read in both Chinese & English. There will also be ryhmes, songs to...

Free

Skype for Seniors 2012

19th March

Skype is an Internet application that allows users to place voice calls, video calls and instant messages to other Skype users using Smartphones, Tablets...

Free