Multicultural services

Multicultural services
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Multicultural services

Multicultural collection

Marrickville Library & History Services holds collections in Greek, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Vietnamese and Arabic. These collections include books, DVDs, CDs, magazines and newspapers.

Items in other languages

The State Library of NSW holds collections in more than 40 community languages. These collections are loaned free of charge to the people of NSW through the public library network.

Request items here

Events

We regularly hold information events covering a wide area of subjects including: legal, tax, lifestyle and health. Events are held in English and CALD (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse) languages for accessibility.

IELTS workshops at the library

Free IELTS workshops will focus on the technical strategies of both the General and Academic IELTS including listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. The workshop will be presented by IELTS experts.

  • Saturday 20, 27 June and 4, 11, 18, 25 July and 1, 8 August 10am - 12pm

Classes will be held at Marrickville Library.

Bookings need to be made as a pakage for all eight classes. Call 9335 2173 to book.Tech savvy seniors

Tech Savvy Seniors Training Program in Mandarin

Tech Savvy Seniors classes in Mandarin will teach local seniors how to use a computer, the Internet and social media. The four sessions will show how to stay connected to family, friends and the community.

The program will run on consecutive Wednesdays in July from 10am-12pm. Attendees can enter a draw to win an iPad.

Booking is for all four classes:

8 July – Introduction to the computer 
15 July – Introduction to the Internet part one
22 July – Introduction to Internet part two
29 July – Introduction to social media

Register online or call 9335 2173.

Screening films from all over the world

The International Film Club will screen movies from around the globe on the first Tuesday of each month, 10am - 1pm at Marrickville Town Hall.

Please note: All films will be shown in original language with English subtitles.

  • 7 July - Colour of the Ocean 91 mins German language
  • 4 August - Little Land 52 mins Greek langauge
  • 3 September - The Taste of Others 108 mins French language
  • 6 October - Good Morning, Night 102 mins Italian language
  • 3 November - Absurdistan 85 mins Russian language
  • 1 December - Silent Light 131 mins Spanish language

Call 9335 2173 for more information. Booking are essential.

Everyone is welcome. Book online or call 9335 2173.

Multicultural services

For more information on services and resources offered click on the links below.

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