School Holiday Activities with The Library

School holiday with The Library at Home


Keen to learn how to juggle? Get a start in our 30-minute online Zoom tutorial for beginners with local circus trainer, Suzy Spindoll. Bring along three pairs of socks from your sock drawer or if you'd like to make your own juggling balls before the class you could try out the instructions in this easy link

WHO: 7-12 year olds
WHEN: Thursday 1 October
TIMES: Session 1: 10.00-10.30am / Session 2: 10.45-11.15am
TICKETS: FREE - Limited numbers. Bookings essential. Book tickets for Juggling Online Workshop on EventBrite


Accelerate your sketching skills to the next level and learn to how to draw textures that will 'make your hair stand on end' on and off the page. Create imaginative monster hands with feathers, scales, scars and veins all with your pencil exploring various mark making and drawing techniques like blending, highlighting and crosshatching.

Materials you need: Grey lead pencils (2B, 6B or HB), eraser, blank A4 papers for sketching

WHO: 8-12 year olds
WHEN: Thursday 8 October
TIMES: Session 1: 10-10.40am Session 2: 11-11.40am
TICKETS: FREE - Limited numbers. Bookings essential. Book tickets for Monster Hand Drawing Online Workshop on EventBrite


WHEN: Until 11 October.

Enter one or both of our craft competitions to be in the running to win great prizes.

Diorama: Create a miniature world within a box. From oceans depths to outer space or inside your imagination, there is no limit to the places and spaces you can shrink down for your diorama. 

Mask: Build on a plain eye mask to wow and dazzle. Draw inspiration from animals, machines, fashion, colours, shapes and patterns. The sky is the limit. Make your own using the Mask Template (pdf 33.7KB)

WHO: 4-15 year olds.
WHEN: Open now. Competition closes Sunday 11 October at 11.55pm. Winners will be announced Saturday 17 October via Penrith City Library’s Facebook.

WILD MASK ENTRY FORM  The Mask Template (pdf 33.7KB) must be used if creating from home.

DIORAMA ENTRY FORM Diorama box must be 25 x 16 x 16cm to be eligible to enter.

Note: Competition entrants must be members of Penrith City Library. NSW residents join now for free. Terms and conditions apply.