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.

Centrelink information talksCentrelink

Held in partnership with Department of Human Services, the Centrelink information talks will cover the Commonwealth Seniors Health Care card, income and assets, rent assistance, the Centrelink Multilingual line, the bereavement allowance and more.

  • Chinese (Mandarin) - Monday 21 July 10.30am - 12pm Marrickville Town Hall
  • English - Tuesday 19 August 10.30am - 12pm Marrickville Library

All welcome, no bookings are required. If you have any queries or for more information, please call 9335 2173.

International Film ClubNational Film and Sound Archive

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

  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - 5 August - original language Chinese
  • A Wedding in Ramallah  - 2 September - original language Arabic
  • City of God - 7 October - original language Portuguese
  • The Minder (El Custodio)  - 4 November - original language Spanish

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

Everyone is welcome. For bookings call 9335 2173 or speak to library staff.

Multicultural services

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

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