Lots to do at the Wollondilly Library

Lots to do at the Wollondilly Library

Posted on: 07.06.2019

With the cold weather settling in, Wollondilly residents only need to look as far as their local library for some interesting and entertaining indoor activities.

The Wollondilly Library Service in Picton will be buzzing with activity over the coming weeks with a range of craft activities and information sessions being held.

A gift wrapping workshop will be run by Yoshie Kumagai on Friday 5 July at 11am, where participants will learn to wrap items of different sizes using the traditional Japanese arts of Origami Box and Furoshiki.

Library Services Team Leader, Gail Dunn said, “This workshop shows you how to use paper and fabric to present gifts and objects in an environmentally sustainable and attractive way.”

“As an alternative to plastic or commercial wrapping, these traditional Japanese methods convey thoughtfulness and courtesy, and of course they can be re-used,” she said.

The cost for the workshop is $15 per person with limited spaces available. Bookings can be made at www.library.wollondilly.nsw.gov.au/bookings or you can pay with cash in person at the library.

For those that prefer new technology over traditional arts, the library is hosting a 3D printing information session on Thursday 18 July from 4pm-5pm.

Ms Dunn said, “If you have ever wondered how a 3D printer works, this should be an interesting session, including live demonstrations and advice on how to get started.”

Presenter Ashleigh Dale will explore designing for 3D printing, types of 3D printers and where to outsource 3D printing.

The workshop is free but bookings are essential. You can book in person at the library, by phone on 4677 8300 or online at www.wollondilly.library.nsw.gov.au/bookings

With the HSC just around the corner, local Year 12 students may be looking for some help in preparing for their final exams.

On Tuesday 9 July, the library will be hosting a HSC lecture with Larry Grumley on the English Seminar – Human Experience. Larry is a HSC exam writer, senior HSC exam marker and head teacher as well as an author of study guides.

“With over 2000 students enrolled to complete their HSC in Wollondilly, Camden and Campbelltown in 2019, this could be a popular event,” said Ms Dunn.

Students are encouraged to get in quick to spend an invaluable hour and a half with Larry as he presents hints and tips for the HSC English exam.

Other free school holiday activities at the library will include painting with plaster on Wednesday 10 July from 2 – 4pm and a Jungle Party with craft and games on Wednesday 17 July from 2 - 4pm.

Bookings are essential and can be made at www.library.wollondilly.nsw.gov.au/bookings or by calling the library on 4677 8300.