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  • Imaginarium @ Waverley Children's Library thumbnail Imaginarium @ Waverley Children's Library 02/05/2017 to 02/05/2017 :

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

    Tuesday 3.45pm - 4.45pm Please register here for this session
    and
    Tuesday 5.00pm - 6.00pm Please register here for this session


    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.

    FREE. Call 9083 8722 for more information.

  • Bronte Waterfall Bushcare Group thumbnail Bronte Waterfall Bushcare Group 10/05/2017 to 10/05/2017 :

    Join like-minded locals and help make a positive difference to one of our special green spaces. You'll learn about native plants and wildlife, and enjoy the well-being benefits from time spent in nature. Bushcare volunteers play a vital role in caring for our coastal native bushland. Come regularly or whenever it suits. No experience necessary and supervised children are welcome. Tools, gloves and morning tea are provided. 

    When: The second Wednesday of the month 9am-12noon

    Where: Beside 468 Bronte Road, Bronte 

    More information: bushcare@waverley.nsw.gov.au  

  • Maddens Corner and Settling Bondi Beach  thumbnail Maddens Corner and Settling Bondi Beach 11/05/2017 to 11/05/2017

    Maddens Corner: 12.45pm (please arrive 12:30pm)
    Settling Bondi Beach: 1:45pm  
    Thursday 11 May
    Waverley Library Theatrette

    Discover our coastal area’s past with two fascinating talks by Heritage architects at Waverley Library Theatrette. 

    Colin Brady will present insights into the early settlement of Waverley witnessed through the life of Irish free settler, John Madden.  Followed by a talk from Jean Rice, who will reveal Bondi Beach’s past, before and after settlement.

    Free event, bookings essential: surb.bhatti@waverley.nsw.gov.au or 02 9083 8777. 

    This event is part of the Australian Heritage Festival. Find out more here.

  • Duncan McNab on Getting Away with Murder  thumbnail Duncan McNab on Getting Away with Murder 11/05/2017 to 11/05/2017
    Waverley Library Theatrette

    More than 80 men died or disappeared in NSW from the late 70s to early 90s, many of them brutally bashed to death or thrown off beachside cliffs, in an epidemic of gay-hate crimes. 30 of these cases remain unsolved.

    In his new book, Getting Away with Murder, author Duncan McNab asks ‘Why?’ as he lifts the lid on a police culture of looking the other way, negligence and in some cases, outright homophobia.
    Duncan McNab is a former police detective, private investigator, investigative journalist, media adviser and the author of nine books.

    Free event, bookings essential at eventbrite.com.au or call 9083 8777. Books will be available for purchase and signing at event.

  • Hugh Bamford Reserve Bushcare Group thumbnail Hugh Bamford Reserve Bushcare Group 13/05/2017 to 13/05/2017 :

    Join like-minded locals and help make a positive difference to one of our special green spaces. You'll learn about native plants and wildlife, and enjoy the well-being benefits from time spent in nature. Bushcare volunteers play a vital role in caring for our coastal native bushland. Come regularly or whenever it suits. No experience necessary and supervised children are welcome. Tools, gloves and morning tea are provided.  

    Based on the coastal northern end of Bondi beach at Dover Heights, this is a spectacular view not to be missed, a great way to be outdoors and make new friends. 

    When: The second Saturday of the month 9am-12noon

    Where: End of laneway between 46 and 48 Wentworth Street, Dover Heights 

    More information: bushcare@waverley.nsw.gov.au  

  • Have Your Say on Niblick Street Reserve thumbnail Have Your Say on Niblick Street Reserve 13/05/2017 to 13/05/2017

    Waverley Council is planning some necessary restorative works to the much loved, Niblick Street Reserve. 

    Before we do this, we would like to invite you to come to Niblick Street Reserve on Saturday 13 May to find out more about the project, speak to Council officers and Have Your Say on the Draft Concept Plan.

    Visit www.haveyoursaywaverley.com.au to find out more about this project and view the Draft Concept Plan.

     

    Can't make it? Have Your Say on our online survey at www.haveyoursaywaverley.com.au

    The survey will be open until 3 June 2017. 

  • Bronte Gully Bushcare Group thumbnail Bronte Gully Bushcare Group 14/05/2017 to 14/05/2017 :

    Join like-minded locals and help make a positive difference to one of our special green spaces. You'll learn about native plants and wildlife, and enjoy the well-being benefits from time spent in nature. Bushcare volunteers play a vital role in caring for our coastal native bushland. Come regularly or whenever it suits. No experience necessary and supervised children are welcome. Tools, gloves and morning tea are provided.

    When: Every second (alternate) Sunday of the month 9am-12noon

    Where: Bronte Park end of the gully 

    More information: bushcare@waverley.nsw.gov.au  

  • Electronic Waste Collection Day thumbnail Electronic Waste Collection Day 14/05/2017 to 14/05/2017

    Got e-Waste? 

    Recycle it for free at Lyne Park Car Park, Rose Bay!

    You can bring along your old:

    - Computer monitors, hard drives, printers, laptops, network equipment, scanners, cords and cables
    - Televisions
    - DVD players, video recorders, projectors, speakers
    - Mobile phones, landline phones, faxes
    - MP3 players, cameras
    - Toaster, kettles, microwaves and other household appliances, 
    - Heaters
    - DVDs, CDs and tapes
    - Household batteries  

     

    We'll have staff on hand to take your items from you. Please follow the directions of staff and remain in your car to ensure your safety.  

    Please note: We cannot accept whitegoods, fluorescent tubes/ lightglobes or smoke detectors.

    For more information about what you can recycle, call 9083 8000 or visit waverley.nsw.gov.au/waste 

  • Tamarama Bushcare Group thumbnail Tamarama Bushcare Group 16/05/2017 to 16/05/2017 :

    Join like-minded locals and help make a positive difference to one of our special green spaces. You'll learn about native plants and wildlife, and enjoy the well-being benefits from time spent in nature. Bushcare volunteers play a vital role in caring for our coastal native bushland. Come regularly or whenever it suits. No experience necessary and supervised children are welcome. Tools, gloves and morning tea are provided.

    When: Every third Tuesday of the month 9am-12noon
    Where: The seat at the base of Tamarama Waterfall
    More information: bushcare@waverley.nsw.gov.au  

  • Art Deco Bondi Beach: Explore more of the Inter-war period thumbnail Art Deco Bondi Beach: Explore more of the Inter-war period 17/05/2017 to 17/05/2017

    Bondi Beach Precinct hosts a programme aiming to educate the community in an entertaining and practical manner about the cultural and financial benefits of inter-war architecture.

    Included in the programme is a Waverley Council panel, presenting an Inter War Study Report for owners of inter-war buildings. 

    Where: Bondi Pavilion Theatre, Bondi Pavilion, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach, NSW

    Free event. This event is part of the Australian Heritage Festival. Find out more here.  

  • Cryptic Crossword Group - 18 May 2017 thumbnail Cryptic Crossword Group - 18 May 2017 18/05/2017 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 through Eventbrite or call 9803 8777.
  • Tracey Spicer in conversation with Wendy Harmer  thumbnail Tracey Spicer in conversation with Wendy Harmer 18/05/2017 to 18/05/2017
    Bondi Pavilion Theatre

    Join us for an engaging evening of discussion and laughs as media iconoclast Tracey Spicer discusses her book, The Good Girl Stripped Bare with humourist Wendy Harmer.

    Together they will strip back the covers on Tracey’s experience of three decades in the industry, the structural barriers facing women in the workplace and answer the question ‘What happens when a good girl goes bad?’

    Free event, bookings essential: eventbrite.com.au or call 9083 8777. Books available for sales and signing at the event.


  • Diamond Bay Bushcare Group thumbnail Diamond Bay Bushcare Group 20/05/2017 to 20/05/2017 :

    Join like-minded locals and help make a positive difference to one of our special green spaces. You'll learn about native plants and wildlife, and enjoy the well-being benefits from time spent in nature. Bushcare volunteers play a vital role in caring for our coastal native bushland. Come regularly or whenever it suits. No experience necessary and supervised children are welcome. Tools, gloves and morning tea are provided. 

    When: The third Saturday of the month 9am-12noon

    Where: End of diamond Bay Road, Vaucluse 

    More information: bushcare@waverley.nsw.gov.au  

  • Eastern Reserve Bushcare Group thumbnail Eastern Reserve Bushcare Group 20/05/2017 to 20/05/2017 :

    Join like-minded locals and help make a positive difference to one of our special green spaces. You'll learn about native plants and wildlife, and enjoy the well-being benefits from time spent in nature. Bushcare volunteers play a vital role in caring for our coastal native bushland. Come regularly or whenever it suits. No experience necessary and supervised children are welcome. Tools, gloves and morning tea are provided. 

    Help make a positive difference to one of our special green spaces.

    When: The third Saturday of the month 9am-12noon

    Where: End of Lancaster Road, Dover Heights

    More information: bushcare@waverley.nsw.gov.au  

  • Dads Read thumbnail Dads Read 20/05/2017 01/01/1970 Saturday 20 May

    10am

    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
  • Waverley Cemetery tour and talk by Dr Lisa Murray thumbnail Waverley Cemetery tour and talk by Dr Lisa Murray 21/05/2017 to 21/05/2017

    Come and join Dr Lisa Murray, professional historian and award winning author, talk about Sydney Cemeteries with special reference to Waverley and South Head Cemeteries. This event will be held at the State Heritage listed Waverley Cemetery, an iconic landmark in Bronte that has a reputation for being one of the world’s most beautiful resting places.

    Lisa will also talk about her recently published book Sydney Cemeteries: A Field Guide

    Friends of Waverley Cemetery are hosting a tour of the cemetery in conjunction with Dr Lisa Murray’s talk. If you’ve enjoyed the coastal walk from Bondi to Bronte marvelling at the monuments in the Cemetery and wondered who is buried there, why not book in for a tour. 

    Cemetery Tour
    21 May 2017 9am at Waverley Cemetery 

    Sydney Cemeteries Talk
    21 May 2017 10.30am at Waverley Cemetery

    Free event, bookings essential: kim.cooper@waverley.nsw.gov.au or call 9083 8274. 

    This event is part of the Australian Heritage Festival. Find out more here

  • Books, movies & more - Discussion Group for seniors thumbnail Books, movies & more - Discussion Group for seniors 25/05/2017 01/01/1970 10am - 11.30am
    Library Theory Room - First Floor

    Do you love sharing your enjoyment of stories?
    Engage in lively conversation about your choice of books and movies.
    Share your opinions and ideas in this friendly and lively group.

    Attend all or just some sessions. No bookings required.
    FREE. Refreshments provided.

    Enquiries on 9083 8717
  • Tech Time: Get to Know Social Media thumbnail Tech Time: Get to Know Social Media 26/05/2017 01/01/1970

    Friday 26 May
    10:00am - 12:00pm
    Library Computer Training Room (First Floor)

    Get connected with friends and family - learn how to use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest to keep in touch in a digital age.

    Please remember to bring your devices along. We will provide desktop computers for training.

    Free parking for first 2 hours when you validate your ticket.

    Free, but bookings are essential - Please make your booking here

  • Ride the HSC Wave - English thumbnail Ride the HSC Wave - English 29/05/2017 01/01/1970 Ride the HSC Wave - English: Area of Study - Discovery

    Presented by Larry Grumley: Head of English at Catherine McAuley High,Westmead; HSC marker; member of the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW and study guide author.

    When? Monday, 29 May 2017 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

    Where? Waverley Library - Meet on the 1st Floor of Waverley Library. This lecture is recommended for HSC students.

    Cost? $5.00 pay on the night. Please arrive 10 minutes before start of the session.

    Bookings are essential. Please register here.

    Free parking for first 2 hours when you validate your ticket.

    Full program of HSC seminars being held at Randwick, Waverley and Woollahra Libraries

  • Ride the HSC Wave - Business Studies thumbnail Ride the HSC Wave - Business Studies 30/05/2017 01/01/1970

    Ride the HSC Wave - Business Studies: an overview with a focus on report writing

    Presented by Joe Awkar: secondary teach, HSC marker and founder of the tutoring service First Class Tutoring.

    When? Tuesday, 30 May 2017 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Where? Waverley Library - Meet on the 1st Floor of Waverley Library. This lecture is recommended for HSC students.

    Cost? $5.00 pay on the night. Please arrive 10 minutes before start of the session.

    Bookings are essential. Please register here.

    Free parking for first 2 hours when you validate your ticket.

    Full program of HSC seminars being held at Randwick, Waverley and Woollahra Libraries



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