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 April 2014

Monthly Craft Group 2014

Saturday Storytime 2014


John Connolly: The Wolf in Winter Thursday May 22nd 6pm Town Hall

Irish writer John Connolly launched the dark Charlie Parker thriller series with the gruesome Every Dead Thing. Former NYPD detective Parker is driven by revenge and guilt after the shocking murders of his wife and daughter. Winner of numerous awards, John writes crime novels which are unsettling, fast paced and, best of all, which keep you turning the page. The twelfth novel in the Charlie Parker series is The Wolf in Winter, where Parker himself is marked to die.

Presented with Ashfield Library.

Eventbrite - Sydney Writers' Festival John Connolly The Wolf in Winter

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 13 May

No bookings required


Uncover Hidden Treasures from Local Studies and Council Archives:

2nd Monday of the month

11am - 12 pm

Monday 12 May

No bookings required




School Holiday Activities April 2014

April school holiday programs for kids!

April school holiday programs for teens!

Please note that only library activities are available for booking here. For all other activities, please visit: http://www.ashfield.nsw.gov.au/page/school_holiday_programmes.html

Teen Activities

Wednesday April 23rd Crochet For Beginners 10:00am – 12:00pm

Learn the basics of crochet in this interactive 2 hour workshop.

Eventbrite - Teen Crochet

Thursday April 24th 10:00am Manga with Dani Vitz

Learn Manga drawing techniques with Dani Vitz.

Eventbrite - Manga for teens

Kids Activities

Nail Polish Art for kids aged 7-12

Tuesday 22nd April 10:00am Ashfield Library

Eventbrite - Nail Polish Art Ashfield

Tuesday 22nd April 12:00pm Haberfield Library

Eventbrite - Nail Polish Art Haberfield 12pm

This interactive workshop shows kids how to do intricate nail patterns, like Santa Claus nails or spots! 



Bryan Andrews and Peter Hayes perform selected Shakespeare sonnets Wednesday April  30  2014  7pm for 7.15pm-8.15pm

 Click  here for more information. 

Eventbrite - Bryan Andrews and Peter Hayes perform selected Shakespeare Sonnets


Authors at Ashfield

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