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  • The Global Table thumbnail The Global Table 01/05/2016 to 01/05/2016

    The Global Table is a celebration of cultural diversity through the two global languages of music and food highlighted by a 35m long Global ‘communal dining’ Table running between the food stalls under the umbrellas on Oxford Street Mall.

    Stallholders are invited to participate to ensure a representation of quality cuisines. A stage will feature song and dance from around the world and a children’s area featuring activities and face painters.

  • Tech Time: Family History with thumbnail Tech Time: Family History with 03/05/2016 01/01/1970

    Tuesday 3 May
    2pm - 3.30pm

    Library Computer Training Room

    Trace your roots and find missing family links in this amazing database. Learn to conduct effective searches. gives access to a wide range of unique resources for genealogical and historical research. It includes military records, court, land and probate records, church and vital records, directories, passenger lists and more! New content is being continuously added.

    Conducted by our Local History Research & Engagement Officer and our experienced Family History Staffer.

    Free, but bookings essential

  • Imaginarium @ Waverley Library thumbnail Imaginarium @ Waverley Library 03/05/2016 to 03/05/2016 :

    Write, Create and Animate @ the Library: Imaginarium for 8-12 year olds

    Tuesday 3.30pm - 4.30pm during Term 2
    Waverley Children's Library

    Welcome to the Imaginarium, where no idea is too crazy and there's no such thing as too much fun!
    This is a digital storytelling project where you will write, create and animate your own SUPER-story.
    Over the course of the term we will write crazy scripts, draw some ridiculous heroes and supervillains and make our own short films
    Join in and find out what can happen when you mix some storytelling superpowers, a little techno-wizardry, and a lot of imagination.

    Bookings open Monday 4th April at 9:00am.
    Sign up here for the whole term - make sure you can come every week to complete your project!

    FREE. Call 9083 8722 for more information.

  • Waverley Sketchflash thumbnail Waverley Sketchflash 04/05/2016 to 04/05/2016 :

    Wednesdays from 10 February to 15 June
    4.00pm - 5.30pm
    Library Ground Floor Study Room

    Draw your surrounds and become part of our eCollection of library life.
    All skill levels, ages and experience welcome.

    Sketchbooks are provided.

    Bookings essential at Eventbrite or call 9083 8777.

  • Rocking Rhymetime @ Waverley Library thumbnail Rocking Rhymetime @ Waverley Library 05/05/2016 to 05/05/2016 :

    Rocking Rhymetime @ the Library: 2-3 year olds
    Thursdays at 10am and 10.45am during school term

    A music, movement and play storytime session for those little one too wriggly for Tales for Tykes, but more active than Book Babies.

    FREE. Tickets at the door.

  • Friends of Waverley Cemetery Tours thumbnail Friends of Waverley Cemetery Tours 07/05/2016 to 28/05/2016

    Do you enjoy the coastal walk from Bondi to Bronte and marvel at the monuments in Waverley Cemetery and wondered who is buried there? Why not book in for a tour?

    The cemetery is the resting place of many famous and infamous people: including Henry Lawson, Henry Kendall, Lt George Johnston, Sir Francis Forbes, Victor Trumper, Dorothea Mackellar, Fanny Durack, J.F. Archibald and Lawrence Hargrave. It is the burial place of test cricketers, politicians, murder victims, authors and poets, criminals, and of one Robert Howard aka Nosey Bob, who was the state's executioner for nearly 30 years!

    Tour date and time :

    7 May 9.00am
    14 May 9.00am
    21 May 9.00am
    28 May 9.00am
    4 June 10.00am
    11 June Long weekend - Office Closed - no tour
    9 July 9.00am
    16 July 9.00am
    23 July 9.00am
    30 July 9.00am 

    The cost of the tour is $22 pp and monies raised by the Friends of Waverley Cemetery volunteer guides is used for restoration of memorials. 

    Contact the cemetery office on 9083 8899 or to make a booking.

  • Cryptic Crossword Group - 19 May 2016 thumbnail Cryptic Crossword Group - 19 May 2016 19/05/2016 01/01/1970

    Library Theory Room - 1st Floor
    10am - 11.00am

    Develop your skills for tackling he morning cryptic crossword with Crossword Master, Ralph Penglis.
    If you love thinking laterally and enjoy a good laugh, this is the group for you.
    Morning tea and materials provided.

    FREE - Bookings for each monthly session essential.

    Book online for the February session through Eventbrite or call 9803 8777.
  • Free Child Restraint Safety Check thumbnail Free Child Restraint Safety Check 21/05/2016 to 21/05/2016

    2 in 3 car seats are not being used properly.

    Make sure your child is safe with a free inspection by Authorised Restraint Fitters. You can have your child car seats, harnesses and booster seats checked for safety and hit.

    Bookings essential on 9083 8034.

  • Dads Read thumbnail Dads Read 21/05/2016 01/01/1970

    Saturday 21 May

    Join us in the Children's Library for Dads Read. Featuring stories, songs and activities especially for 0-5 year olds and their male carers.
    This fun and active program is held monthly with special themed events and guests dropping by.
    The whole family is invited!


    Dads Read developed by State Library of Queensland
  • Free Child Restraint Safety Check thumbnail Free Child Restraint Safety Check 22/05/2016 to 22/05/2016

    2 in 3 car seats are not being used properly.

    Make sure your child is safe with a free inspection by Authorised Restraint Fitters. You can have your child car seats, harnesses and booster seats checked for safety and hit.

    Bookings essential on 9083 8034.

  • Forum- How to Choose Quality Child Care  thumbnail Forum- How to Choose Quality Child Care 27/05/2016 to 27/05/2016 Many new parents aredesperate for child care and will accept a place in any set-up not knowing whatto look for in quality child care. The fact they have been offered a place –the parent feels like they have won the jackpot as child care places in theeast are in high demand. As well many first time parents do not haveexperience or much knowledge in early education and so wouldappreciate a check list and some pointers on what to look for.

    The forum will be set up as a Q& A where representatives from a community based child care, a private childcare , a Council family day care and early education and care will be on thepanel to explain what to look for and questions to ask a service when you visit as well as answer questions from families .

    Location: Mill HIll Early Education Centre

    For more information, contact: Christine Egri, Manager Children's Services on 9083 8937

  • Families information Workshop on Language Development 0-3years.  thumbnail Families information Workshop on Language Development 0-3years. 30/05/2016 to 30/05/2016

    Families of children aged 0-3years are invited to attend an informative workshop with Speech Pathologistsfrom Sydney Children’s Hospital – to gain up to date information on keymilestones in child’s development of speech and language. The workshop will covertypical language development , ways to encourage children’s languagedevelopment through play, bilingualism how to support children in a bilingualenvironment.

    Both these events are free and no child care provided .

    Location: Mill Hill Community Centre
    Level 2, Room 2,
    31-33 Spring St,
    Bondi Junction NSW 2022

    RSVP: Thursday 26 May
    For more information, or to book, visit: or phone Waverley Council on 9083 8999

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