We have a range of programs and activities to keep you informed and entertained. From storytime streaming, meditation and exercise classes, art exhibitions, DIY projects and drama workshops, there’s something for all interests and ages.
Percussion making classes
Online music therapy with a twist - percussion making classes for people with disability starting Friday 22 March. Make your own instrument and then jam out with the instrument you made with the other participants. Sessions facilitated by a music therapist and all free. To book contact Samantha Marren on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Classes are 10.30am Fridays.
- 22 May - plate shaker.
- 29 May - spoon maraccas.
- 5 June - rainbow shakers.
- 12 June - bottle cap castanets.
Drop in and game
Join us along with Synergy Youth Centre for an afternoon of fun and games. Through the powers of Zoom we will be playing Skrbbl.io and hanging out this Friday. Are you game?
Email email@example.com for the zoom link.
More info on our Facebook page
Chat and create
Join us along with Lane cove and Chatswood Youth Centre in an afternoon of refreshments (non alcoholic!!) and painting. Through the powers of Zoom we will share screens and paint together while enjoying conversation and becoming creative.
Join our Facebook event to gain access to the Zoom log in details or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Kicks off 3.30pm, Friday 8 May.
Paint and sip
Ku-ring-gai and Chatswood Youth Centres welcomed young people aged 12 – 24 for an afternoon of (non alcoholic) refreshments and live group painting! Through the powers of Zoom they shared screens, got creative and painted together while enjoying great virtual company and conversation. Check out their creative artworks.
Backyard photography competition
Ku-ring-gai Youth Services and Chatswood Youth Centre ran a backyard photography competition for young people aged 12 – 24 years! Take a look at the entries and winners.
Facebook catch ups
Follow Ku-ring-gai Council’s youth services team on Facebook. The team are organising messenger time slots for young people to talk to a youth worker. They also have online fitness activities and mental health support on their page.
Click and Collect service
- Library members can go online and reserve up to 5 items through the library catalogue.
- Library members request the item/s be available for click and collect at the branch of their choice - ie Gordon, Lindfield, St Ives or Turramurra.
- An email is sent to the library member when the item/s are available for collection.
- The item/s are held at the designated branch for 7 days after which they will be returned to the shelves.
- The library member must have a current library card, as they need to have this with them when they come to collect their items.
- Anyone who signed up for temporary membership while we were closed can come in to a branch, with the necessary identification to receive his or her new library card.
Join the library for immediate free access to our elibrary where you can get movies, ebooks, audio books, digital magazines, comics and music.
Storytime with Mayor Jennifer Anderson and librarians
Ku-ring-gai Library local history puzzles
Using some wonderful historical photographs from the Ku-ring-gai Library Local Studies collection we have created a collection of online puzzles that you can access from home via Jigsaw Planet. We’ve created puzzles for range of ages so please take a moment to enjoy a puzzle and help us piece together our local history.
Ku-ring-gai Library puzzle page on Jigsaw Planet
Exercise and relaxation classes
NSW Office of Sport - Staying active during COVID-19
Active and healthy NSW - home exercises for seniors
Join Ku-ring-gai Fitness & Aquatic Centre and get access to over 800+ online workouts which include yoga, mindfulness, strength, cardio, high intensity, kids and teens programs.
KFAC how to swim - a freestyle recipe + test swimming knowledge!
Petrea King online meditation group
Qi gong exercise class
Qi gong seniors exercise class
Each Tuesday a new challenge will be available on the Ku-ring-gai Library Facebook page and you will have the whole week to design and build your masterpiece.
To share your build, please send a photograph along with your name (we will only use your initials on FB), the name of your build and some information about what you have built to email@example.com.
The first 10 photos submitted will be shared on the Library's Facebook page.
Virtual tours and group chats
Take a weekly ‘tour’ to some of the world’s most beautiful and fascinating places, and then join in a group discussion by phone or online. We will provide a website link to the tour, or print and post guide books, and you can then book into a phone or on-line meeting to chat about each tour.
This week we will 'explore' two very different places. The magnificent Taj Mahal is one of the most visited and admired buildings in the world, while Queen Mary's Dolls' House might be one of the most intriguing and least-known treasures of the UK's "stately homes". The intricate workmanship in both is remarkable.
Take a look at the official Taj Mahal website and at the Royal Collection Trust website to begin your two distinct journeys.
Zoom meeting dates will be Monday 1 June at 10.30am and Tuesday 2 June at 1pm. You can join the meetings from your landline, mobile, laptop or PC.
Book on-line or contact the Aged Services team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 9424 0836.
Staying Afloat During Covid-19
Wednesday 3 June
10.30 - 11.30am
Wednesday 17 June
10.30 - 11.30am
Kids Wild at Home
Fun do-at-home nature play activities and craft led by the Wildflower Garden.
Follow the Wildflower Garden Facebook page to keep up to date.
Envirotube: watch home tours, find out about our local wildlife, native bees or how to convert your pool to a pond. Over 10 years worth of fabulous local videos for your viewing pleasure.
Around the home
Native Bees – are you one of our hundreds of residents who foster native bee hives for us or are you keen to in the future? Find out how to care for your hive and keep up to date as we share live content in the coming weeks.
Our Sustainable Living page shares easy DIY, gardening tips, cooking with native foods and how to grab a discounted compost or worm farm.
Top tips for making your home more sustainable in the lead up to colder weather we have everything you need on the Sustainable homes page – broken down into all areas of the home.
Now is the time to prepare your bushfire plan and ensure you are ready should a bushfire, storm or flood occur. Simply enter your address and find out your homes top hazards here Climate Wise Communities.
Claim one of our many Community Rebates: from bushfire retrofits to pool pump replacement and water tanks, we have you covered.
Art and drama
Online exhibitions at Ku-ring-gai Art Centre
Ku-ring-gai Art Centre is offering online tours of tutors home studios over on its Facebook page.
Marian Street for Young People – online interactive classes. More information.
Ku-ring-gai Kids Honour our Heroes
We asked children in Ku-ring-gai to show support to our service people currently on deployment by the way of messages to sailors, soldiers, airmen and airwomen and to Honour our Anzacs, returned soldiers and those currently serving.
Upload onto Instagram and use the hashtag #ANZACKURINGGAI and #ANZACSPIRIT or email it to email@example.com.
After Anzac Day all letters will be forward to the Australian Defence Force and these messages would be circulated to deployed personnel from all three services and veteran communities.
Anzac Day children’s storytime
Ku-ring-gai Library hosted an Anzac storytime for primary school children so children can engage with the Story of the Anzacs. Children were encouraged to make an Anzac craft out of items at home from either inside or outside in nature. Once made, display this somewhere outside your home, or in the window on Anzac Day.
If you were unable to join in for storytime time there is a collection of Anzac stories available through The Storybox Library which can be found on Council's website in the Library Audio/E Books section.
Australian War Memorial Anzac resources
Anzac at home
North Shore Mums resources and activities
Sydney Living Museums
GECA sustainable activities while self isolating
Planet Ark nature activities
Zoo life- Taronga
Melbourne or Werribee zoos live stream
Vooks – storytime
Outdoors and Forest Schools
Munch and Move
Basic ballet class
Little Bluebirds Craft Ideas
Resources for Parents