Let's Go Polish

Let's Go Polish
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Events; Library Services
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​Celebrating Poland!

In May, June and July, our exploration of other cultures continues with Let's Go Polish! Join us as we celebrate with photography, drama, music, movies and more!

Photography Exhibition

Drop into Bankstown Library in  May, June and July to check out the photography of Adam Wolnicki as part of the Let's Go Polish Festival. Adam's subject is [pol-ozzies], a native or inhabitant of Poland who came and settled in Australia between 1980 and 1990. His portrait photographs are on display on the first floor of the library.

 

Live Music

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Join us at the BLaKC cafe on Friday 11 June at 7pm for an evening of vibrant live music with Polish band, Kapela Polska. Be carried into the world of Polish and Eastern European music, and be treated to contemporary songs being played with Polka rhythms inspired by cabaret, jazz and Gypsy culture.

Spaces are limited, so bookings are essential--call us on 9707 9727.

 Craft-Wycinanki (Paper Cutting)

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Wycinanki is a traditional Polish style of paper cutting, used to decorate cottages. Join us as we discover the different styles of papercutting, including one which incorporates a symmetrical design and uses many layers of coloured paper. No bookings required.

Where ​When ​Time
​Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre​Friday 11 June​11am-1pm
​Lakemba Library and Knowledge Centre​Tuesday 15 June​3-4.30pm
​Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre​Tuesday 22 June​11am-1pm
​Riverwood Library and Knowledge Centre​Friday 25 June​10.30am-12.30pm
​Panania Library and Knowledge Centre​Thursday 8 July​10.30am-12.30pm
​Earlwood Library and Knowledge Centre​Tuesday 13 July​11am-1pm
​Chester Hill Library and Knowledge Centre​Friday 16 July​ 11am-1pm

Family Fun Night!

Step into the mysterious world of dragons, fireflies...and golden ducks. Be a part of the legends of Poland and join us for a night of games, stories and crafts at Bankstown Library on Friday 25 June from 6-7.30pm. Book here or call us on 9707 9708.

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Movies

MovieWhereWhen ​Time

Cold War

This visually stunning romance set during the 1950s Cold War is a Polish award-winning classic.

​Bankstown Library ​Thursday 27 May​6.30-8pm

Light refreshments from 6pm

The Pianist

Oscar-winning movie, based on the true story of a Polish-Jewish pianist and composer.

​Campsie Library ​Friday 25 June​11.30am-2pm

Light refreshments from 11am

In Search of Chopin

Documentary telling the life story of Fryderyk Chopin, one of the greatest composers of all time

​Chester Hill Library​Wednesday 14 July​6-8pm

Light refreshments from 5.30pm

Theatre--Damy i Huzary

Join us at the Bryan Brown theatre at 5pm on Saturday 31 July  as the Polish Drama Theatre 'Fantazja' presents 'Damy i Huzary', (Dames and Hussars), a classic Polish comedy favourite. The play is about the amorous difficulties of a group of soldiers stationed in a country manor in the early 19th century. Tickets are free, but bookings are essential--call us on 9707 9727. NB the play will be presented in the Polish language.