What's On at Manly Library



Preserving Your Family History – Let’s get organised

A free workshop about organising all your collected family history memorabilia.

  • What do you have? You will be surprised at the family related things people collect and store away.
  • What are you going to do with it? We will discuss possible ways and methods to preserve and use your family history materials.
  • How do you decide? We will talk about what is best for your family situation.
  • How are you going to find it again? What is the best way to arrange your family information?

Monday 15 August 10am-1pm

Pittwater Library, 1 Park Street, Mona Vale

Bookings Essential 9970 1600


Friday 26 August 9.30am – 1pm

Manly Library Meeting Room, Market Place, Manly

Bookings Essential www.eventbrite.com.au/e/preserving-your-family-history

Author Talk by Catherine Bishop | Minding Her Own Business: Colonial Businesswomen in Sydney

Historian Catherine Bishop reveals the women who were the economic face of Sydney in the mid-nineteenth century.

Council Chambers, Civic Centre Dee Why | Thursday 4 August 9.15 - 11am | FREE EVENT | Bookings Essential 9942 2449


NSW State Records Trip

Unlock Family History with the State Records Research Trip

Enjoy and explore NSW Government records at Kingswood to uncover family and local history in NSW. Please bring your lunch.

Departing from Dee Hwy Library | Tuesday 16 August 8am - 5pm | Cost $30

Bookings and payment accepted at Dee Why, Warringah Mall, Forestville or Belrose Libraries. 

Science Week Logo  

National Science Week 13-21 August 2016 | Robots - Humans Final Invention?

Robots and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are already at the forefront of innovation. What does the future hold? Will robots

save humanity or lead to our demise?Join Amnon Carmel, futurist and founder of TechScience Australia for a

fascinating event suitable for curious minds over the age of 8.

Wednesday 17 August | 7-8pm | $5 | Bookings Essential

2016 Drop In and Knit at Manly Library


Midday Matinee Logo July 2016

WEDNESDAYS 11am to 1pm



The Yarn Group morphs into drop in & knit, where colourful blankets are created for the 'Wrap with Love' project.

All Welcome


AUGUST 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 12 noon

Indulge in armchair sports this August. Get your adrenaline pumping with a high stakes pool match, and use the energy to cheer on the competitors in the next two films celebrating the Rio 2016 summer Games. Whether you like your football oval or round, the final two films of sporty August will tug at your heartstrings with their funny family moments. 

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Book Discussion Group Manly Library


Young Adult Book Club & Perfromance Group


Wednesday Club What's On Image

 Book Discussion Group

Monthly second Wednesday @ 6pm


Topic: Sport & leisure

For reading suggestions click here.

All Welcome


 Young Adult Book Club


Monthly - second Tuesday @ 4pm

Performance Club


Monthly - fourth Tuesday @ 4pm


 Wednesday Club

Wednesdays @ 3.45pm 

AUGUST 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31

Ages 8+

Craft classes focusing on recycled materials & environmental sustainability.

Baby Bounce and Rhyme What's On Image


Toddler Time What's On Image


Pre-School Storytime What's On Image

Baby Bounce & Rhyme

Wednesdays @ 10.30am

AUGUST 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31

 Ages 3-18 months


  Toddler Time 

Mondays @ 10.30am

AUGUST 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29

Ages 18-36 months


Pre-school Storytime 

Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 10.30am

AUGUST 1, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25 & 30

Ages 3-5 years