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Hawkesbury Library Service opens the page on 2021 with return of popular clubs and programs

Many popular Hawkesbury Library Service programs are returning this year, including clubs for youngsters, seniors, and history buffs as well as knitting and crochet clubs and art exhibitions.

If you are interested in researching your ancestry and want to know more about local history, the Hawkesbury Family History Group will continue to hold monthly meetings both in person and via Zoom on the second Wednesday of every month at 10am.

Other regular programs making a come-back from February include Movies@your library, Chess Club and Tech Help.

For preschool aged children, Pre-School Storytime will return to Windsor’s Central Library, every Tuesday and Thursday at 11am during the school term, beginningTuesday, February 2.

Because of COVID restrictions, Rhymetime and Richmond Library’s Storytime will not start until later in the year.

This year, the monthly Book Chat Night Book Club and Third Thursday Book Club will be joined by a new monthly online Time Travellers historical book club that you can join via Zoom. These book clubs are free to join.

Knit with Friends group for knitting and crochet enthusiasts will be meeting on the last Friday of the month.

February will also see the return of the Tech Savvy for Seniors courses that are great for assistance with Smartphones and Tablets.

The Justice of the Peace service begins again from Tuesday, February 12 from 10:30am to 11:30am and then weekly every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at Windsor Library. This is a free service and there is no need to book.

While you are at the Windsor Library, take the time to see the great displays on offer: Greg Hansell’s The Crossing – an art exhibition, dedicated to the crossings of the Hawkesbury River at Windsor; and 550 years of the printed book – a new display of objects highlighting an extraordinary collection of antique books dating back to the very first printed books also known as Incunabula, from book collector, Peter Op’t Land.

Hawkesbury Library Service has a COVID-Safe plan in place. Numbers will be restricted, and social distancing requirements will be observed. Hand sanitiser and hand washing facilities will also be available. If you are feeling unwell, please do not attend.

All programs above are held at Hawkesbury Central Library, 300 George Street Windsor. Tickets are limited and bookings are essential. Visit www.hawkesburylibrary.eventbrite.com to book or phone 4560 4460 for more information or visit the library website www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/library

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