Great Talks Online activities

The Hills Shire Library Service has a whole range of online activities and talks scheduled for the rest of this month for all ages.

In partnership with Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD), the service will deliver FREE live health talks, curated reading lists and expert tips and resources to keep people happy and healthy during the Sydney lockdown. They include exercise for older residents and Healthy Snack and Lunch Ideas for Children Workshops.

Matt Murphy, author, part-time historian and teacher, will be discussing his latest book, Rum – A Distilled History of Colonial Australia, with Eric Dodson on Wednesday, September 15.

This fascinating read tells Murphy’s account of the formation of Australia through the distorted view of a rum bottle and asks questions, such as – Would the Eureka Stockade have been different if the rebels weren’t drunk?

The Kangaroo Dreaming Colouring Challenge will continue throughout lockdown. The colouring template can be downloaded from Council’s website. Artworks will be displayed online (Hills Shire Library Service Facebook page) and at Castle Hill Library when it re-opens to the public and when lockdown restrictions ease.

To find out more and to book your place, visit The Hills Shire Library Service: www.