What's On at Manly Library

Special Events  

Drop In and Knit 2017


Drop In & Knit | Mon 5, 19 & 26 June

Join Manly Library's knitters on Mondays from 11am to 1pm in June, July & August to create colourful blankets for Wrap with Love Inc.

All levels of expertise in knitting, crocheting and sewing skills are welcome.

Donations of 8ply yarn are also most welcome. 

NBC Young Writers' Competition 2017


Northern Beaches Young Writers' Competition 2017 is now open

Write an original story using this year’s theme words ‘upside down’ for a chance to be published as an author in a Library eBook. The competition is open to students up to and including Year 12.

To enter complete the online entry form and attach your story as a Word document or PDF, or print out an entry form pdf format Young Writers' Competition 2017 and take your story to any Northern Beaches Council Library branch.

Entries will be judged according to characterisation, originality, plot and use of language, and will be arranged into six different age group categories.

Entries close Wednesday 2 August | For more information, please call 9942 2449

Winter School Holiday Activities 2017


Winter School Holiday Activities at Manly Library

Chess Tournament | Wed 5 Jul, 10am - 2pm | Ages 15 years and under | Free | Bookings required

Comic Making with Karen Beilharz | Mon 10 Jul, 11am - 12pm | Ages 5 - 12 years | Free | Bookings required

Wintery Art | Wed 12 Jul, 10am - 11pm | Ages 5 - 7 years | Free | Bookings required

Winter Craft | Wed 12 Jul, 1pm - 2pm | Ages 8 - 12 years | Free | Bookings required

Teddy Bears Sleepover and Storytime 2017


Teddy Bears Sleepover and Storytime | Thurs 13 July

Bring your teddy bears along for this special after hours storytime where your toy can have a sleepover at the library.

5pm | FREE | All ages| No Bookings Required


Regular Programmes

Midweek Midday Matinee


Midweek Midday Matinee | Wed 7, 14, 21 & 28 June 'Memiors'

For film title details check out Manly Library's What's On flyer available from within Manly Library or call on 9976 1747. Aimed at adults, various feature films from classics to the latest releases are shown. 

12noon | FREE | No Bookings Required

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Tech Time

Need help navigating your way round your new tablet, eReader or smartphone? Want to learn how to use the internet or word processing? One on one Tech Tutoring is available at Manly Library for FREE and by appointment only. To make a booking contact the library on 9976 1743

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Book Group | Wed 12 July

Topic: Ancient History

Every month Manly Library holds an informal book discussion group dedicated to the pleasure of reading.

6pm | FREE | All Welcome | No Bookings Required

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Reading Science at Manly Library | Wed 21 June

July title: Stuff matters: exploring the marvelous materials that shape our man-made world by Mark Miodownik

Fascinated by science? You are invited to join us to read and discuss recent scientific developments and other areas of popular science. Everyone will have the opportunity to share ideas. 

6-7.30pm | FREE | All Welcome | No Bookings Required

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Baby Bounce & Rhyme | Wed 7, 14, 21 & 28 June

Enjoy sharing songs and rhymes with your baby in an interactive and stimulating environment.  

For babies aged 3-18 months.

10.30-11am | FREE | No Bookings Required

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Toddler Time | Mon 17, 24 & 31July

Come along and join this interactive program of singing, actions, rhymes and stories.

For toddlers aged 18 months - 3 years.

10.30-11am | Mondays during school term | FREE | No Bookings Required

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Come along and enjoy stories, songs and craft.

For pre-school children aged 3-5 years old.

10.30-11.15am | Tuesdays & Thursdays during school term | FREE | No Bookings Required 

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Wednesday Club | Wed 7, 14, 21 & 28 June

Come along to weekly afterschool activities with a focus on recycled materials and environmental sustainability.

3:45 – 4:45pm | FREE | Ages 8-12yrs | Enquiries 9976 1747


Young Adult Book Club  

Young Adult Book Club | No meeting in July

Are you a high school student on the Northern Beaches? Do you LOVE TO READ and meet people your own age? Why not join the Manly Library Young Adult Book Club! You get to keep the books you read and it's free.

4-5pm | FREE | High School Students | Enquiries 9976 1731

Performance Club  

Performance Club | Tue 27 June

Play, Act, Sing, Dance, Satrise! A performance group for Northern Beaches High School students who would like the opportunity to perform in front of contemporaries.

4-5pm | FREE | High School Students | Enquiries 9976 1731


Associated Programmes

These programmes are proudly hosted by Manly Library and facilitated by your fellow Library patrons.

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Boomerang Bags Manly working bee

Join the fun and help cut material, pin, stamp, sew and spread the word.

All ages welcome and no experience required.

Wednesdays | 9.30-11.30am


Language Conversation Groups


French Conversation Group  

French | Tuesdays, 6.15-7.45pm 

Meet to practice your French with people who have an interest in the language and culture.

Anyone may attend, but basic French is essential.

Enquiries: Dee Stone - 9451 2367



Italian Conversation Group


Italian | Mondays, 6-7.30pm 

For those interested in practicing, or improving, or even taking first steps in speaking Italian.

Beginners are welcome, but some Italian conversationability is required.

Enquiries: Michela Caselli - michelacasellisbt@gmail.com


Spanish Conversation Group  

Spanish | Wednesdays, 6.15-7.45pm 

An opportunity to practice Spanish, the group includes people at various levels from intermediate, advanced and native speakers.

The group is informal, but some Spanish conversation ability is required.

Enquiries: Gary Raynor - gjr@procon.com.au