Library Regular Programs

City of Parramatta offer a host of regular programs for library users across the Parramatta Local Government Area (LGA).

Some of the regular programs we offer include:

regular events


Program Title:  Yarn on a Stick or Two
Description: Come along and join a friendly, informal group and learn a new craft. Bring along 4mm needles and wool.
Location:  Carlingford Library
Day: Fortnightly on Tuesday
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm (midday)
Cost: Free
Bookings: Not required

Program Title: Epping Library Knitting Group
Location: Epping Library
Day: Thursdays
Time: Thursday mornings 10:00am - 12:00pm (midday)
Cost: Free
Bookings: Not required

book clubs


Program Title: Book Clubs at Epping Library
Location: Epping Leisure & Learning Centre (below Epping Library)
Day:  First Monday of each month  - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Second Tuesday of each month -  7:00pm - 9:00pm
Third Wednesday of each month -  10:00am - 12:00pm (2 groups)
Cost: Free
Bookings: Essential - contact Epping Library for membership of a group

Program Title:  Carlingford Library Book Club
Location: Carlingford Library
Day:  Monthly, 2nd Thursday
Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm
Cost: Free
Bookings: Not required

Program Title:  Carlingford Library Korean Book Club
Location: Carlingford Library
Day:  Monthly, 3rd Thursday
Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm
Cost: Free
Bookings: Not required

Program Title: Book Club at Ermington Library
Location: Ermington Library 
Day: Monthly, 3rd Thursday 
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
Cost: Free
Bookings: Not required

Program Title: Dundas Readers Book Club
Description: Do you love to read? Why not read a new book every month and bring along your opinions to discuss over morning tea.
Location: Dundas Library 
Day: Monthly, last Friday of the month 
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm
Ages: Adults
Cost: Free
Bookings: Essential - contact Dundas Library

Book Club Kits
Want to run a Book Club but don’t know where to start? Did you know you can borrow Book Club Kits to start your own Book Club at home with your friends? These kits contain 10 copies of the same book, plus discussion notes to get your conversation started.  We can make running a book club easy!

homework help


Studiosity 
Free study help, online, anywhere!  one-to-one, anonymous, online, study help connecting in real-time with live experts. It’s available after-hours, weekends, and holidays - as soon as you need it. You can sign in when you get stuck on assignment writing, maths problems, and more. Free to library members.

Program Title: Maths Rescue – homework help
Description: A qualified teacher is available to help you with  your maths questions
Location: Parramatta Library
Ages: Primary to High School students
Day:  Mondays (during school term)    
Time: 3:30pm – 6:30pm
Cost: Free
Bookings:  Essential for a half hour, one on one session. Contact Parramatta Library (02) 9806 5159

Program Title: Maths Help for Year 11 & 12 Students - individual and/or small groups
Description: A qualified teacher is available to help you with your maths questions - concepts focus.
These sessions are designed to help senior high school students, especially students studying EXTENSION 1 & 2.
Location: Parramatta Library
Ages: Years 11 & 12 students
Day: Thursdays 
Time: 3:30pm – 5:30pm
Cost: Free
Bookings: Essential for one-hour booking, one on one session. Contact Parramatta Library (02) 9806 5159

Location: Dundas Library
Day & Date:  Tuesdays during School Term
Time: 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Cost:  Free
Years: K to Year 10 students
Bookings: Not required


For Students

Program Title:  Advanced Mathematics - Accelerated Program for Year 9 & 10 Students
Small study group sessions with a qualified teacher.
Location: Parramatta Library
Ages: Year 9 & Year 10
Day: Wednesdays - (school term only)
Time:  4:00pm - 6:00pm
Cost: Free
Bookings: Bookings essential - contact Parramatta Library (02) 9806 5159

digital literacy


Program Title: Download eBooks & More – 1 on 1 training
Bring your smartphone, tablet or laptop for individual training
Location: Parramatta Library
Ages Over 18
Day & Date:  Tuesdays & Wednesdays
Time:  30-45 minute timeslots during 10:00am - 12:00pm, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Cost: Free
Bookings: To book an appointment please contact Nathan 9806 5168

Program Title: Download eResources to your Device
Location: Epping Library
Ages: All ages
Day: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Time: 45 minute slots, 10:00am - 12:00pm or 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Cost: Free
Bookings Contact Library to book 9806 5843

Program Title: Email with scanned attachments in English
Location: Epping Library
Ages All ages
Day: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
Time:  45-minute time slots 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Cost: Free
Bookings Contact Library for booking 9806 5843

Program Title: Seniors Computer Help – over 55s
Location: Parramatta Library
Day & Date: Every Friday
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Cost: Free
Bookings: Bookings not required

Program Title: Drop-In Computer Help
Description: Everyone is welcome to join us for Saturday morning computer help (during term time) for these drop-in sessions. Our friendly and tech-savvy volunteer tutors are there to walk you and talk you through any issues you may be having with your computer or device
Location: Parramatta Library
Day: Every Saturday during School Term
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm (midday)
Ages: All ages
Cost: Free
Bookings: Not required

Program Title: Beginners Computer Classes
Description: In partnership with Karabi Community and Development Services
Location: Constitution Hill Library
Day: Wednesdays during School Term
Time: 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Ages: Adults
Cost: Free
Bookings: Not required

Program Title: Drop In Computer Help
Description: Our friendly and tech-savvy volunteer tutors are there to walk you and talk you through any issues you may be having with your computer or device
Location: Parramatta Library
Day: Every Saturday during School Term (commencing 1 September)
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm (midday)
Ages: Adults
Cost: Free
Bookings: Not required

Program Title: Seniors Drop In Computer Help
Description: Drop-in Seniors Computer Help session: Do you need help with your device or a program? Ask our friendly volunteers and become a “Tech savvy senior”
Location: Parramatta Library
Day: Fridays (commencing 7 September)
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm (midday)
Ages: 55+
Cost: Free
Bookings: Not required

Digital literacy in other languages


Program Title:   Computer Help drop-in sessions in Cantonese and Mandarin

Date:    Every Tuesday: from 4 June to 2 July 2019, 23 July to 27 August 2019. 

Providing basic computer help for word processing and Internet access in Cantonese and Mandarin.

Sessions are held dependent on the availability of volunteers.

Location: Parramatta Library   

Start Time: 10.00am

Finish Time: 12.00pm

Ages: Adults

Cost: Free

Bookings: Bookings not required


Program Title:  Technology Help Drop-In Sessions  in Cantonese and Mandarin

Date:    Every Tuesday (including school holidays)

One on one sessions.

Want to know more about how to use your mobile phone, tablet or laptop

Location: Epping Library

Start Time:  10.00am

Finish Time: 12.00pm

Cost: Free

Bookings:  Bookings essential - contact Epping Library