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.


Saturday Storytime 2015

What's on in October

Book Trivia November 2015

Man Booker Prize 2015 competition form

Mental Health Month Beading Workshop October 7 2015

NSW Fair Trading Scam Awareness Seminar (in Chinese) October 29 2015

Eventbrite - Scam Awareness Seminar (in Mandarin Chinese)

Join us for a special Local Studies talk on famous Sydney women and their connection to Ashfield on Monday 23 November 2015

Details here


HSC Lectures 2015

To help you prepare for the HSC, Ashfield, Burwood, City of Canada Bay and Leichhardt libraries have put together a range of free workshops for students in the lead up to exams.

HSC Lectures 2015 Flyer

September/October School Holidays 2015

Check out the program here

Bookings essential:


Comic Con-versation 2015

Comic Con-versation 2015 is a week-long comics and graphic novel festival being held from 28 September to 3 October, across six Sydney Libraries.
Events are scheduled at Ashfield, Canterbury, Canada Bay, Liverpool, Marrickville and Sutherland libraries, and include workshops, exhibitions, talks and artists' alleys.

The opening event will be an exhibition launch of Bruce Mutard's work, An Anzac Myth, at Liverpool Library on 28 September and Ashfield Library is proud to host the festival Closing Event on 3 October at the Ashfield Town Hall. Running from 3-8pm, it will be an evening of workshops, live sketching, portfolio reviews, gaming, music and an artist's alley. Meet and mingle with our talented local comics community!

Visit us on Facebook for further details. 

Download the Comic Con-versation 2015 program of events Download the Comic Con-versation 2015 program of events (1.86 MB)

Download the Closing Event schedule Download the Closing Event schedule for details on what's happening on the night and let us know you're coming by clicking the register button now. See you there!

Eventbrite - Comic Con-versation 2015 Closing Event

Appetites of Ashfield Cook Book Launch October 15 6pm Ashfield Town Hall 

Join us for an evening of music, food and wine as we launch our inaugural cook book. The cookbook will be available to purchase on the night for $5 with proceeds going to Ozharvest.

With over 60 recipes from over 40 contributors within the community. The book will be launched by special guest the Mayor of Ashfield, Councillor Lucille McKenna OAM. 

Live music from local band Finn and light refreshments served.

Bookings essential:

Eventbrite - Appetites of Ashfield Cook Book Launch

Book Trivia November 19 2015 6pm Ashfield Civic Centre Activity Rooms

Test your knowledge of books, authors and Ashfield Library in this fun, but never trivial evening. Form a table of six or join one on the night. Some wonderful prizes to be won!


Bookings essential:

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 Tuesdays from 1.30pm-4.45pm, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9.00am-4.45pm and Thursdays from 9.00am-1.00pm.

The room is closed on Saturdays and Sundays.

Read more in our brochure.

Local Studies Brochure


Authors at Ashfield

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