What's On  

Special events and activities that are held at the library are listed here. Regular events and activities are detailed under the menu headings on the left.

What's on in August 2014

Crafting Monthly August 2014

Saturday Storytime 2014

Adult Learners Week September 2014 Flyer

History Week 2014 Flyer

Mental Health Month 2014

Comic Con-versation 2014

Book Week 2014 - Connect to Reading

Ashfield and Haberfield Libraries are proud to present two competitions to celebrate the Book Week 2014 theme of: Connect to Reading!


Children in grades K-2 are asked to draw a picture of the cover of their favourite book.

Children in grades 3-6 are asked to write a short story about what it would be like to have dinner with their favourite book character.

Pick up an entry form at Ashfield Library, Haberfield Library or on our website. Winners will be invited to a special presentation on Friday August 22nd 2014.

Entries close August 11th 2014, and entries can be handed in at Ashfield or Haberfield Libraries.

Download the competition forms here


Adult Learners Week

Some Adult Learners Week events require bookings. Bookings can be made here: 

Monday September 1, 1pm - 3pm : Dani Vittz - Cartooning Workshop  :  Haberfield Library : Michael Maher Room

Eventbrite - Dani Vittz Cartooning Workshop Haberfield

Wednesday September 3  and  Wednesday September 10, 10:30am - 12:30pm : Ralph Penglis - Cryptic Crosswords Workshop : Local Studies Room, Civic Centre, Level 2

Please make sure to book for both sessions of this two part workshop. 

Bookings for September 3rd:

Eventbrite - Ralph Penglis - Cryptic Crosswords Workshop

Bookings for September 10th:

Eventbrite - Ralph Penglis - Cryptic Crosswords Workshop Part 2

Thursday September 4, 10:00am - 12:00pm : Geoff Bartlett  - Travel Writing Workshop : Local Studies Room, Civic Centre, Level 2

Eventbrite - Geoff Bartlett  - Travel Writing Workshop

Comic Con-versation 

Saturday September 20th 2014 4pm - 8pm Ashfield Library

Ashfield Library is holding its first ever comic convention,Comic Con-versation.Kings Comics are partnering with us and will be selling during the event.There will be many localgraphic novelists/artistscoming along and participating in a fun,entertaining and educational evening of workshops, panel discussions and more!

Refreshments will be available, and fantastic prizes will be given away on the night. You will have the chance to mingle and engage with the talented and active local comics community.
We are very excited to announce that our very special guest will be Bruce Mutard, the highly regarded author of books such as The Silence and The Sacrifice.

Check out the flyer here: Comic Con-versation 2014

Mental Health Month October 2014

Wednesday 29 October  2014   10:00am - 12:00pmActivity Rooms 3 - 4

Christine Donehue will present a self expressive craft workshop on the theme of appreciating each person’s  unique qualities. The workshop will use collage, writing, discussion and a  meditation activity with guided commentaries.

Suitable for adults of all ages, no art or craft experience necessary.

Materials and morning tea will be provided.

Bookings essential via eventbrite:


Eventbrite - Mental Health Month Craft Workshop



Book Trivia Thursday November 13th  6.45pm in Ashfield Town hall

Entry is by Gold Coin donation with all proceeds going  to the Indignenous Literacy Foundation

Form your own group of 6 and book as a group, or just book for yourself and we'll set you up in a team! 

Bookings via eventbrite:

Eventbrite - Book Trivia

Local Studies Room

Ashfield Library now has a dedicated Local Studies room on level 2 Ashfield Civic Centre.

The hours of opening for local studies and family history research are:

Mondays and Tuesdays 10am-1pm and Thursdays 2pm-5pm.

The room is also open for private study on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1.15pm-3.15pm.

Read more in our brochure.

Local Studies Room info


Come along to our free local history resource sessions:


Walk through our History with Portfolio:

Discover our fascinating online digital records.

2nd Tuesday of the month

11am - 12pm

Tuesday 12 August

No bookings required


Uncover Hidden Treasures from Local Studies and Council Archives:

2nd Monday of the month

11am - 12 pm

Monday 11 August

No bookings required




Authors at Ashfield

For the full list of Authors at Ashfield events, including lunch time sessions, please go to the following page: