Multicultural Activities

We offer a wide range of events and activities designed with our multicultural community in mind.

Join multilingual events for children, technical tutoring classes or a book club.


Children's Activities

Les Bébés Aiment Les Livres: Babies Love Books in French

Babies Love Books in French is a monthly program for children 0-5 years. Children can enjoy music, rhymes and stories every month of the year.

Les enfants peuvent profiter de la musique, des contines et des histoires chaque mois de l' année.

Lionel Bowen Library, Maroubra

Third Monday of each month, from 11.00 - 11.30am.

Bookings:

Bookings essential online for each session (bookings open one month in advance).

Reservations essentielles.

A los niños les encantan los libros: Babies Love Books in Spanish

A monthly program of rhymes, songs, stories and music in Spanish for children aged 0–5 years and their parents/carers.

Rimas, canciones, cuentos y música en español para niños de 0-5 años. El primer miércoles de cada mes de 11.30am a 12pm. Todos son bienvenidos.

Lionel Bowen Library, Maroubra

First Wednesday of each month, 11:30am - 12:00pm

Bookings:

Bookings essential online for each session (bookings open one month in advance).

Es esencial hacer reserva previa online.

开心小熊猫乐园 : Little Pandas Club (in Mandarin)

Join us for children’s songs and rhymes in Mandarin followed by a short film or storytelling. A monthly program for pre-schoolers and their parents/carers.

欢迎家长及所有学前小朋友们来参加中文儿童活动,一起唱国语(普通话)儿歌, 念童谣,还有看电影短片或者听故事.

免费活动,须在活动前在网上预定.欢迎所有学前儿童与其家长参加.

Lionel Bowen Library, Maroubra

First Wednesday of each month, 10:30 - 11:00am

Bookings:

Bookings essential online for each session (bookings open one month in advance).

Τα μωρά αγαπούν τα βιβλία στα ελληνικά : Babies Love Books in Greek

A monthly program of music, rhymes, and stories in Greek for children aged 0–5 years and their parents/carers.

Τα Βιβλία αγάπης για τα μωρά στα ελληνικά είναι ένα μηνιαίο πρόγραμμα για παιδιά 0-5 ετών. Τα παιδιά μπορούν να απολαύσουν μουσική, ποιήματα και ιστορίες κάθε μήνα του έτους, εκτός Ιανουαρίου και αργιών.

Lionel Bowen Library, Maroubra

Second Monday of each month, 10:15 - 10:45am.

Bookings:

Bookings essential online for each session (bookings open one month in advance).


智能手機與平板電腦使用指導班

智能手机和平板电脑使用辅导班

Smartphone and Tablet Basic Training for Chinese Speaking Seniors

Chinese-speaking seniors are invited to join this event every 3rd Thursday of the month at Lionel Bowen Library to learn basic skills in using smartphones, Android tablets or iPads. Participants must be aged 55 years or over.

本指導班為五十五歲或以上的長者解答日常使用智能手機或者平板電腦時遇到的問題。免費活動,須到圖書館網站預訂(如需幫助預訂,請與本館聯繫或直接到前台預訂)。(注: 本活動只提供基礎電腦知識輔導。凡涉及個人私隱, 例如, 網上購物, 轉賬等, 請恕我們不能提供輔導.)

本辅导班为您解答日常使用智能手机与平板电脑时遇到的问题。参与者需满55岁或以上。免费活动,须到图书馆网站预订(如需帮助预订,请与本馆联系或直接到前台预订)。(注: 本活动只提供基础电脑知识辅导。凡涉及个人私隐, 例如, 网上购物, 转账等, 请恕我们不能提供辅导.)

Dates:

Until June 2021: First and third Thursdays of the month, 2:00 - 4:00 pm.

From July until December 2021: Third Thursdays of the month, 2:00 - 4:00 pm.

Cost: Free. Participants must be aged 55 years or over.

Bookings:

Until June 2021: Bookings essential online. Until June, you can choose between 2 ticket types: In Person at the library OR Online via Zoom. Only one registration is required to participate until the end of June. Click here for bookings until June, terms and conditions.

From July-December 2021: Bookings essential online. Click here for bookings to attend the tutoring in person at Lionel Bowen Library.

More information: Please view our events calendar, call 9093 6400 or contact us.


ESL Book Club

Please note: The ESL Book Club is currently booked out. You are welcome to join the waitlist and will be informed once a spot becomes available.

Registrations required. To join the waitlist or to find out more, please click here

Adults who speak English as a second language are welcome to join this weekly book club to discuss books with a group of like-minded people. Abridged versions of contemporary titles by popular authors (graded readers) are used for the discussions.

The ESL Book Club meets weekly on Wednesdays (excluding school holidays) 10.00-11.00 am at Lionel Bowen Library.

Please note:

  • You only need to register once to be able to attend the weekly program until December 2021.
  • Participants need to be able to attend most discussion meetings.
  • All books will be provided. After registration you will receive an email with more details on how to arrange your first book collection.
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