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Woollahra Council produces entertaining, inspiring and educational events.We have extended our online presence to present a similar experience through digital events. Access recent on-line events below.
Woollahra School of Philosophy: Ethical Consumerism
Can we shop our way to a better world? There is growing pressure to make sure we are buying products that are not harmful to the environment or society.
Michaela Kalowski along with Matthew Kearnes and Judy Friedlander discuss this curly topic in light of our current collective experience living through a pandemic.
Author Talk: The Ghost and the Bounty Hunter with Adam Courtenay
In celebration of National Reconciliation Week, author Adam Courtenay discusses his latest book. The Ghost and the Bounty Hunter is a fascinating and poignant true story from Australian colonial history.
Just after Christmas 1803, a convict called William Buckley fled a settlement in the land of the Kulin nation (now the Port Phillip area), to take his chances in the wilderness. A few months later, the local Aboriginal people found the former soldier cold and starving and took him in.
Author Talk: Cracking the Anxiety Code with Judith Hoare
Journalist Judith Hoare shares the true story of the little-known mental health pioneer who revolutionised how we see the defining problem of our era: anxiety. In 1962 Dr Claire Weekes published the ground-breaking book Self-Help For Your Nerves which is still in print today.
Judith Hoare's book Cracking the Anxiety Code is the first to tell Dr Claire Weekes' remarkable story.
Tech Bites: Storing Your Digital Photos
Learn how you can use Google Photos, Apple Photos and iCloud to manage and access all your photos without taking up too much storage space on your devices.
School Holiday Fun: Let’s Do Art with Freda Chiu
Make a mini fold-out storybook with Sydney illustrator and artist Freda Chiu. Use your imagination and creativity to draw whacky animals using a bold mark-making technique.
Comic Creations with Bernard Caleo
Create your own comic with Bernard Caleo. Start with warm-up drawings before making a comics page featuring two characters.
Webinar: Starting School Forum
If you missed out on our Webinar: Starting School Forum in June you can listen to the full version here. Rod Soper, presents practical information and strategies to assist your family with your child’s transition to kindergarten.
Rod has more than 20 years of experience in the fields of education leadership and design having worked as a School Principal and Early Childhood Educator. He has led numerous research projects and published papers and books within the fields of education, teaching practice, learning design, transition to school, leadership and organisational change. He is Co-founder and Director of Education for Thinkers.inq.
This is a joint program between Waverley Council, Woollahra Municipal Council and local schools.
Digital Escape Room
Everyone loves the challenge of an Escape Room. We have created our own digital Escape Room that you can access at any time, from the comfort of your own home.
You have found yourself to be locked up in the Library. Follow the clues to make your great escape - in our very own Woollahra Libraries Digital Escape Room, created by our Library Programs Team. Click on the link below to enter....if you dare!
The Digital Escape Room Experience is best enjoyed via desktop computer or laptop rather than a tablet or mobile device.
Suitable for all ages.