Hawkesbury District Independent June 2017 #85 - Page 47

PO Box 146 WINDSOR NSW 2756 LIBRARY (02) 4560 4460 Central Library Location Deerubbin Centre (Ground Floor), 300 George Street Windsor 2756 Hours Monday-Friday 9am-7pm Sat 9am-1pm, Sun 2pm-5pm. Closed public holidays. Contact Details library@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au / Facebook: HawkesburyLibrary Richmond Branch Library 29 West Market Street, Richmond 2753 (02) 4560 4270 Hours Monday-Friday 9.30am-6pm. Sat 9am-1pm. Closed Sundays & Public holidays. What’s On Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult for all Library, Museum and Gallery (LMG) activities. Sign up to receive eNewsletters about your choice of LMG activities and events www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/cultural gallery (02) 4560 4441 Location Deerubbin Centre (1st Floor) 300 George Street Windsor 2756 Hours Mon, Wed, Thur & Fri 10am-4pm Saturday-Sunday 10am-3pm Closed Tuesday and public holidays Contact Details gallery@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au Facebook: HawkesburyGallery museum (02) 4560 4655 Location 8 Baker Street, Windsor 2756 Hours Wednesday – Monday 10am – 4pm, Tuesdays by appointment. Open selected public holidays Guided tours of historic Howe House: Sat - Sun, 11am & 2pm FREE ENTRY Contact Details museum@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au Facebook: HawkesburyMuseum For information about library activities, programs and services, go to our website at For information about current exhibitions and public programs, go to our website at For information about current exhibitions and public programs, go to our website at BOOKINGS: hawkesburylibrary.eventbrite.com BOOKINGS: hawkesburygallery.eventbrite.com BOOKINGS: hawkesburymuseum.eventbrite.com www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/library www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/gallery FLOOD! CURATOR TOUR Saturday 24 June 1pm Join the exhibition curator Rebecca Turnbull on this special tour of the exhibition Flood! - remembering the destructive effects of the 1867 flood and how it changed a community. FREE – bookings essential. HAWKESBURY’S GREAT FLOOD 1867 Wednesday 14 June 10-11.30am Hawkesbury Family History Group meeting 150 years ago massive floods had a disastrous impact on the area. With Michelle Nichols, author of Disastrous Decade. Central Library FREE – no need to book. All welcome. BOATMEN TO THE RESCUE Saturday 24 June 2pm After the devastating flood of 1867 the first Water Brigade was formed in Windsor in 1872 and since then thousands of rescues have been carried out. David King talks about the history of flood rescue in the Hawkesbury. FREE – bookings essential. RESEARCHING WITH NEWSPAPERS Thursday 15 June 6.30-8.30pm Newspapers and Government Gazettes are amazing resources for researching local history. Learn about available databases and helpful hints. Central Library $10 – bookings essential. See separate advertisement with details of other events commemorating The Great Flood. TECH SAVVY FOR SENIORS Wednesday 14, 21, 28 June 10am-noon For beginners: Gain skills and confidence using computers, the internet and email. Participants must be Library members. Central Library FREE – bookings essential. HAWKESBURY RIVER: A SOCIAL & NATURAL HISTORY Thursday 6 July 6-7.30pm The Hawkesbury River is a major waterway but its significance has not always been valued. Paul Boon discusses his new book, which describes the river’s formation, ecology and how it has influenced the community. Central Library FREE – bookings essential, refreshments provided. Regular library activities Rhyme time Every Monday 10-10.45am (except during school holidays) Rhymes, songs & craft. Siblings welcome. Central Library FREE – no need to book. For 18 months - 3 years. Pre-school storytime Central Library, Windsor every Tuesday 11am-noon Richmond Branch Library every Thursday 11am-noon (except during school holidays) Themed stories, rhymes & craft. Siblings welcome. FREE – no need to book. For 3-5 years. JP Services Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 10.30-11.30am Central Library FREE – no need to book. tech HELP Central Library, Windsor every Wednesday 10-11am Library staff help you with your tech problem. FREE – bookings essential. Phone 4560 4465. book chat - Night Time bookclub Third Tuesday of the month 6.30-8pm 20 June Rozzoli Room, Deerubbin Centre FREE – no need to book. All welcome. THIRD THURSDAY BOOK CLUB Third Thursday of the month 10am-noon 15 June Central Library FREE – no need to book. All welcome. www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/museum FINISSAGE (exhibition closing) Sunday 2 July 11am-noon Announcing the winners of the Young Archie. 1-3pm Artists in conversation - Dean Manning and Danelle Bergstrom. 3pm Join us for one last look, a glass of bubbles and light refreshments to farewell the Archibald! FREE with exhibition entry – all welcome. 2016 ARCHIBALD PRIZE exhibition 19 May – 2 July. Open EVERY DAY 10am-4pm during this exhibition Australia’s most famous/infamous portrait painting prize, the Archibald Prize, is the most popular art event in the country, creating quite a buzz wherever it goes. By arrangement with the Art Gallery of NSW this is a ticketed event – please pay at the door. Adults $5, Teens $3, Family $15 (2 adults and 3 teens), Gallery Members & Children 12 and under FREE. GUIDED TOURS Wednesday – Friday 1pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am & 2pm Join our Gallery volunteers who will guide you through the Archibald Prize. FREE – no need to book. YOUNG ARCHIE EXHIBITION Friday 9 June onwards From the Gallery’s portrait competition for Hawkesbury residents and students, the amazing creative talent of budding artists aged 5-18, is on show in the Library (located downstairs from the gallery). ARCHIBALD ARTISTS IN CONVERSATION Saturday 10 June 1-3pm Join Archibald finalists Kirsty Neilson, Nick Stathopoulos and Natasha Walsh for some fascinating insights into their 2016 Archibald finalist portraits: their sitters, their process and the spectacle that is the Archibald Prize! $20, Members $15 (includes exhibition entry). Bookings essential. Drinks and light refreshments included. PORTRAIT OF A MAYOR Wednesday 28 June 11am-1pm Councillor Mary Lyons-Buckett, Mayor of Hawkesbury will be sitting (in the Gallery) for 12 local artists. Come and watch their process and see the finished works on the Deerubbin Mezzanine from Thursday 29. TIME LEAVES ITS MARK (exhibition) 7 July – 27 August Exploring ideas, experiences and creative responses to notions of ageing in our society and communities. THE ART OF AGEING (exhibition) 7 July – 27 August Photography by Louise Hawson. A NSW Government, Department of Family and Community Services program. OPENING AND EXHIBITION PREVIEW Friday 7 July 6-8pm FREE – all welcome, drinks and refreshments served (bar opens 6pm). Regular gallery activities ART AND DEMENTIA TOURS Third Tuesday of the month 11am-12.30pm 20 June Please note that the Gallery will be open to the public on 20 June for the Archibald Prize. Enriching the lives of people with dementia through looking at works in the current exhibition, followed by discussion and morning tea. FREE – bookings essential. Phone 4560 4418. POP-UP LIBRARY & GALLERY @ NAIDOC CONCERT Sunday 9 July 10am-3pm Visit us for giveaways and join in the fun of giant games, art activities and badge making to celebrate NAIDOC Week. Richmond Park, Richmond FREE – all welcome.