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Local History Puzzles

Penrith City Library hopes you enjoy solving the many puzzles we have created from our Photographic Collection. Pop back from time to time as we add more challenging and fun puzzles.. https://www.jigsawplanet.com/PenrithLocalHistory

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Take Me Back Tuesday Quiz

Thanks to all who entered our quiz – we have two winners who have been notified. We are continuing with another round so you can still win a book voucher from Dymocks. visit the Library’s Facebook page for more information.

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Anzac Day 2020

Anzac Day this year will be very different to any previous Anzac Day due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This Anzac Day we will focus on Roy Dollin who at just 23 enlisted and served at Gallipoli, coming home to his … Continue reading

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WIN a Dymocks book voucher!

For the month of April, Penrith City Library will be running a weekly quiz on the Library’s Facebook page. Each Tuesday we will ask 3 questions about Penrith’s history. Please visit the Library’s Facebook page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/pg/penrith.city.library/posts/

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Important Notice

Penrith City Library services are temporarily closed until further notice. Research Services staff are available to answer any queries Monday to Friday9am – 5pm via researchinquirys@penrith.city

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Penrith City Library 2020 History Calendar

Celebrate our local sporting history. Our 2020 history calendar is now for sale. Visit your local library branch to purchase your $10 calendar.

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Convicts and Colonists History Conference and Family History Fair – 31 August 2019

The Library’s Convicts and Colonists History Conference was opened by the Mayor on Saturday to a packed theatrette. The conference theme was based around the 200th anniversary of the opening of the Emu Plains convict farm in September 1819. Conference … Continue reading

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Convicts and Colonists History Conference and Family History Fair

at Penrith City Library 31 August 10am – 4pm In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Emu Plains Convict Farm’s establishment and Penrith’s early colonial history. PLUS – the launch of the revised edition of Lorraine Stacker’s history of … Continue reading

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New Research Room launched 9 May 2019

Penrith Library’s new Research Room and study rooms On 9 May 2019 the Library officially launched its newly refurbished areas. The Library’s Research Room, reading and reference areas and computer zone areas were refurbished. Penrith Council’s Mayor Ross Fowler welcomed … Continue reading

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Our Research Room Revealed

Our Research Room Revealed Connecting People, Places and the Past Check out the heritage festival website https://www.nationaltrust.org.au/ahf_event/our-research-room-revealed-connecting-people-places-and-the-past/ And Penrith Library events https://www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au/community-library/library/upcoming-library-events Monday 29 April l 10am to 12pm Q&A and Family history helpwith Nepean Family History Society Tuesday 30 April … Continue reading

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