What's On at Manly Library

Special Events  

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

Adult Summer Reading Guide | 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. Get your copy of the 2016-17 Adult Summer Read Guide and Book Bingo entry form at any of the six Northern Beaches Council Libraries.

Christmas Hours

Manly Library will be CLOSED from 12.30pm Sat 24 Dec 2016 and will resume normal hours of operation Tues 3 Jan 2017. All items borrowed in Dec will have a Due Date of 17 Jan. To renew your items www.aurorashore.com.au/OPAC/Manly/Member.aspx 

Manly Library Wishing Tree 

Please take a tag from the tree and buy a gift that matches. Return the gift unwrapped to Manly Library before Friday 16 Dec. Gifts will be distributed by the Manly Community Centre to local people and families in need. 

Christmas Ornaments | Wed 21 Dec 

Come along and enjoy making Christmas Ornaments to decorate your home.

Suitable for ages 5-12 years only. 

10-11am & 1-2pm | FREE | No Bookings Required. 

Light Up Christmas with TechScience | Wed 21 Dec

Join Amnon from TechScience and create your own LED light up Christmas Card!

Suitable for ages 8-12 years only.

4-5pm | $7 | Bookings Essential: lightupchristmascard.eventbrite.com.au

Regular Programmes

baby Bounce and Rhyme  

Baby Bounce & Rhyme | Wed 7 & 14 Dec
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 | Mon 5 &12 Dec

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 | Tues 6 & 13 Dec | Thurs 1, 8 & 15 Dec

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 | Wed 7 & 14 Dec

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

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



Young Adult Book Club | Tues 13 Dec

 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 | No Dec Meeting

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


Book Discussion Group | Wed 14 Dec

December Topic: Art and Artists 

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 Book Club  

Reading Science at Manly Library | No Dec Meeting - Resumes 18 Jan 2017

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

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

Yarn Group

The Yarn Group - A group in pursuit of yarn & sharing of purls of wisdom

Come along, share your knowledge, gain new skills and join the conversation.

Wednesday 14 Dec | 11am-1pm | FREE | All Welcome

Midday Matinee

Midday Matinee 'Art and Artists'

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

Wed 7 & 14 Dec | 12noon | FREE | No Bookings Required