Let's Go Greek

Let's Go Greek
Events; Library Services
Greek amphitheatre

We're celebrating Greece!

In February, March and April, we're commemorating 200 years of modern Greece and the way Hellenic culture has contributed to civilization as we know it.

You'll see Greek decorations and memorabilia in many of our libraries and we'll be hosting a series of events and presentations, including  Marti bracelet making, movies featuring Greece and a fun-filled Myths and Mayhem night for children aged 5-12.

What are Marti Bracelets?

The wearing of Marti bracelets in March is a Greek tradition signalling the coming of spring. The bracelets are woven from red and white thread, with the white symbolising purity and the red standing for life and passion. The word 'Marti' is derived from the Greek word for March. See how these bracelets are made at our drop-in presentations!

Which movies?!

Join us at Bankstown to watch Shirley Valentine and at Campsie to watch My Big Fat Greek Wedding! Bookings essential--see times and details below.

What is Myths and Mayhem?

Kids aged 5-12 should come and join us for a magical evening  full of stories, games and craft activities that hail from the fascinating world of Greek mythology and legend. There will be myths...there will be mayhem...but overall there will be fun! Bookings essential, see details below.

 

Event​Location​Date​Time
​Marti Bracelet presentations

​Earlwood Library

Chester Hill Library

Lakemba Library

Panania Library

Riverwood Library

Bankstown Library

Padstow Library

​Monday 8 March

Wednesday 10 March

Tuesday 16 March

Wednesday 17 March

Tuesday 23 March

Wednesday 24 March

Monday 29 March

​10.30am-12.30pm

1-3pm

3-5pm

11am-1pm

10am-noon

1-3pm

3.30-5.30pm

​Myths and Mayhem

​Bankstown Library-book here!

​Friday 19 March

​6-7.30pm

​Greek movie mornings at the library

​Bankstown: Shirley Valentine-bookings essential, call us on 9707 9708

Campsie: My Big Fat Greek Wedding-bookings essential, call us on 9789 9423

​Friday 16 April

 

 

Monday 26 April

​10am

 

 

10am

 

Recent Greek Author Talks

Andrew Pippos

 

Greek Cafes and Milkbars of Australia: Leonard Janiszewski

Every town used to have a milk bar or café. What are your memories of milk bars? The ice creams, the milkshakes, the lollies? Leonard Janiszewski, historian and co-author of the book Greek Cafes and Milk Bars of Australia, will take us on a fascinating trip down memory lane sharing stories of the milk bar culture. This event was facilitated by Victoria Murray from Bathurst Library. Proudly supported by NSW Public Libraries Association. This event was part of #nswreads events February 2020.