Multicultural services

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

Vietnamese Tech Savvy Seniors Training Classes

Presented in Vietnamese, these classes 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. 

Every Thursday,  2pm-4pm for four consecutive weeks

  • Thursday 7 April, Introduction to Computer
  • Thursday 14 April, Introduction to Internet – Part 1
  • Thursday 21 April, Introduction to Internet – Part 2
  • Thursday 28 April, Introduction to Social Media

Booking is a package for all sessions. Book here or call 9335 2173.

Bookings start Monday 14 March.

Managing your money – information talks presented in community languages

To be presented in Greek, Portuguese and Arabic by a Centrelink representative, these talks will offer tips on how to manage finances and provide important information regarding the costs associated with aged care.

  • Greek – Wednesday 13 April, 10.30am-12pm, Marrickville Town Hall meeting room book here or call 9335 2173
  • Portuguese – Monday 18 April, 10.30am-12pm, Marrickville Town Hall meeting room book here or call 9335 2173
  • Arabic – Wednesday 27 April, 10.30am-12pm, Marrickville Town Hall meeting room book here or call 9335 2173

Bookings start Monday 14 March.

International film club

Apprehension is a 1981 German drama film directed by Lothar Warneke.

Inge Herold seems to have both feet firmly on the ground. She lives with her adolescent son in a comfortable flat on Alexanderplatz. As a psychologist at a marriage and family counselling clinic, she helps married couples solve their relationship crises. She sees her own divorce as a triumph of her independence, expertly handling the various cases that pile up in her office, believing she is above such petty family conflicts. But within a matter of minutes her self-image disintegrates.

Duration: 96mins

  • Tuesday 3 May, 10am-12.30pm, Marrickville Town Hall book here

Movie clubs here.

Chinese Tech Savvy Seniors Training Classes (Mandarin)

Presented in Mandarin, these classes 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. 

Every Thursday,  2pm-4pm for four consecutive weeks

  • Thursday 5 May, Introduction to Computer
  • Thursday 12 May, Introduction to Internet – Part 1
  • Thursday 19 May, Introduction to Internet – Part 2
  • Thursday 26 May, Introduction to Social Media

Booking is package for all sessions. Book here or call 9335 2173.

Bookings start Monday 11 April.

IELTS workshops at the library

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

  • Saturday 7, 14, 21, 28 May and 4, 11 and 18 June, 10am-12pm

Booking is a package for all sessions. Book here or call 9335 2173.

Bookings start Monday 11 April.

Tech savvy seniors training classes (Greek)

Presented in Greek, these classes 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.

  • Thursday 9 June, Introduction to Computer
  • Thursday 16 June, Introduction to Internet – Part 1
  • Thursday 23 June, Introduction to Internet – Part 2
  • Thursday 30 June, Introduction to Social Media

Booking is a package for all sessions. Book here or call 9335 2173.

Bookings start Monday 16 May.

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

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