What's On at Manly Library

Special Events  

Public Holiday Hours

  • Manly Library will be CLOSED for the Austraia Day Public Holiday Thursday 26 January 2017.
  • If you need to renew items www.aurorashore.com.au/OPAC/Manly/Member.aspx
  • Return your items through the returns chute situated next to the front doors of Manly Library.

Northern Beaches Council Childrens Summer Reading 70x70 webtile 2016 -2017  

Children's Summer Reading Party at Warringah Mall 

Join us for a party at Warringah Mall Library to celebrate the end of the Children's Summer Reading Club.

There will be games, craft dancing and heaps of fun for everyone. Get into the theme and dress up as a Superhero or Villian!!! 

Wed 25 Jan | 3-4.30pm | Ages 4-12yrs | Free | Bookings Essential: warringah.nsw.gov.au/library | Enquiries 9942 2449 

Northern Beaches Council Childrens Summer Reading 70x70 webtile 2016 -2017  

Children's Summer Reading Club | 1 Dec 2016 – 31 Jan 2017

The Summer Reading Club has started! This Summer discover heros, villians, sidekicks and more. Unleash your imagination and join the Summer Reading Club! Collect your Activity Packs from the front desk today!

There is lots to do online www.summerreadingclub.org.au

Northern Beaches Council Adult Summer Reading 70x70 webtile 2016 -2017  

Northern Beaches Council presents Adult Summer Reading Guide 2016-2017 | 1 Dec 2016 – 28 Feb 2017

Enjoy an abundance of summer reading! Discover a wonderful range of reading to make your summer even more enjoyable. Try something new with Adult Summer Reading Book Bingo to go into the draw to win a voucher or book prize. Copies of the 2016-17 Adult Summer Read Guide and Book Bingo entry form are available at any of the six Northern Beaches Council Libraries.

Manly Library Chess Tournament is on again!  

Summer Chess Tournament | Wed 25 Jan 2017

The Manly Library Summer Chess Tournament is for Children who are confident to play chess unassisted. You'll need to bring a packed lunch. Drinks and snacks will be provided.

10am - 2pm (including a lunch break) | FREE | 15 years and younger only | Bookings Essential manlylibrarysummerchess.eventbrite.com.au  

Regular Programmes

Tech Time  

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

Midday Matinee  

Midday Matinee 'Summer Classics'

For film title details check out Manly Library's What's On flyer available from within Manly Library or call on 9976 1747. Various feature films shown, from the classics to the lastest releases. 

Wed 4, 11 & 18 Jan | 12noon | FREE | No Bookings Required


Book Discussion Group | Resumes Wed 8 Feb

February Topic: Better Reading's 2016 Top 100, focus on Aussie Authors

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

6pm | FREE | All Welcome | No Booking Required

Reading Science at Manly Library image of a robot reading  

Reading Science at Manly Library | Wed 18 Jan

Jan Book: A universe from Nothing: Why is There Something Rather than Nothing by Lawrence M. Krauss

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. 

6pm | FREE | All Welcome | No Bookings Required

baby Bounce and Rhyme  

Baby Bounce & Rhyme | Resumes Wed 1 Feb 
Enjoy sharing songs and rhymes with your baby in an interactive and stimulating environment.  

For babies aged 3-18 months.

10.30am | FREE | No Bookings Required

Toddler Time  

Toddler Time | Resumes Mon 30 Jan

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

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

Storytime   Pre-School Storytime Resumes Tues 31 Jan | Thurs 2 Feb

Come along and enjoy stories, songs and craft for pre-school children aged 3-5 years old.

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


Wednesday Club  

Wednesday Club | Resumes Wed 1 Feb

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

3:45 – 4:45pm | FREE | Ages 8+ | Registrations 9976 1747



Young Adult Book Club | Resumes Tues 14 Feb

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 | Resumes Tues 28 Feb

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