Library School Holiday Events

Penrith City Library hosts a variety of workshops and shows this school holidays

All events are at Penrith Library. Bookings are essential. Book early to avoid disappointment as tickets sell quickly. No refunds or exchanges for tickets purchased.

Family shows – every adult and child over 2 years old must purchase a ticket.

Workshops – accompanying adults attend for free. All workshops are supervised by professional facilitators and staff.


Shaving Foam Printmaking With Katherine Kennedy (Children's Workshop) Tuesday 10 July, 10.30am - 12.00pm

Have tons of fun in this printmaking workshop and produce abstract prints with shaving cream and food colouring! You’ll walk away with a bundle of ready-made prints to take home that you can then turn into your own craft creations like gift tags, cards, wrapping paper or framed artworks at your leisure. Once you’ve learned this great printmaking technique you can easily use it over and over again. Dress for mess! Materials used are fast-drying and non-toxic.
WHO: 6 - 10 years old
TICKETS: $17 per child

Printmaking Inspired By Max Ernst with Katherine Kennedy (Teenage Workshop) - Tuesday 10 July, 1 - 3pm.

Create a unique masterpiece in a dynamic art workshop inspired by surrealist artist Max Ernst. You’ll experiment with mark-making methods, shaving cream prints and textured surface rubbings. Combine your print and drawing skills and include swirls, shapes, creatures and other images to build a unique composition and an imaginative work of art.
Who: 11 - 16 year olds
Tickets: $20 per child

Flight, Sound And Fire Show with Jollybops (Family Show) Wednesday 11 July, 10 - 11.30am

Be amazed by the great inventions of our very own Australian Science legend, David Unaipon, whose face is on our $50 note. In this fun, dynamic and musical science show you’ll learn about the scientific properties of sound, flight and fire and be inspired by Aussies in the Northern Territory who are using science to help cut greenhouse gases.
Who: For the whole family
Tickets: $7 per person (children under 2 free)

Our Country – Sing, Play & Dance With Earthbeats (Children's Workshop) Thursday 12 July, 10 - 11am

This fun and festive workshop for 4 - 8 year olds celebrates Australia’s cultural roots with music, songs and dance. There’ll be plenty of hands-on music making with a variety of Australian instruments including drums and percussion, singing, moving and grooving.
WHO: 4 - 8 year olds
TICKETS: $12 per child

Our Country – Beats & Rhythm with Earthbeats (Teenage Workshop)  Thursday 12 July, 11.15am - 12.15pm

Be immersed in a rich musical experience for older children and teens by exploring the beat, rhythm and melody of songs and dances that celebrate our country. Get hands-on with different instruments including drums and percussion in this interactive workshop.
Who: 9 - 14 year olds
Tickets: $12 per child

Felting With Saskia Everingham (Children's Workshop) Tuesday 17 July, 10.30 - 11.30am
An easy introduction to making felt. A cake of soap is wrapped with combed coloured wool and yarn, slipped into a stocking, dunked in warm water and massaged until felted. The finished product is a colourful, handmade, nonslip cake of soap of your own design.
WHO: 6 - 10 year olds
TICKETS: $15 per child

Introduction To Dungeons And Dragons with Raymond Hicks (Teenage Workshop) Tuesday 17 July, 1 - 4pm

Are you curious about D&D? Raymond Hicks, Dungeons and Dragons master, will guide new players to learn the basics, develop a character and embark on a fantastical quest to wherever your imagination takes you.
Who: 12+ year olds
Tickets: $5 per student

Magic of Books with Lindsay Gardner (Family Show) - Wednesday 18 July, 10.30 - 11.30am

Lindsay Gardner presents his Magic of Books magic show. Featuring a number of titles from the Premier’s Reading Challenge such as Possum Magic, The Secret Garden, Harry Potter and Charlotte’s Web, this magic show incorporates audience participation, mystery and fun and encourages everyone to discover the joys of reading.

Who: For the whole family
Cost: $7 per person (children under 2 free)

Winter Pyjama Disco With Nathan Wall (Children's Workshop) Friday 20 July, 3 - 5pm

End the school holidays with a bang at the hottest winter disco in town! Get your pyjamas on and head to the library for fun, games, and plenty of disco dancing with DJ Nathan. Bop till you drop with your family and friends and look out for Rooby Roo too!
WHO: 4 - 10 years old
TICKETS: $5 per child


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