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Important Notice

COVID UPDATE – Due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, Penrith City Library will close temporarily until further notice as per NSW Health Orders. Full details available HERE Research Services staff are available to answer any queries Monday to Friday9am … Continue reading

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Celebrating 150 Years of Penrith City Council

Penrith City Council will be celebrating 150 years of local government with speaker sessions, a community celebration in Triangle Park, and an historical display in Penrith Library. To find out more information, please click here See the Historical Display and … Continue reading

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150 Years of Local Government in Penrith

In 1871, Penrith was declared a municipality and a council of locally elected representatives formed. 2021 marks 150 years since this historic beginning. The very first Council meeting took place on the morning of 18 July 1871 and the local … Continue reading

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Local Studies Research room open again

Our Local Studies Research Room reopened on Monday 1st February. Our hours remain the same 2pm to 5pm 7 days a week. In line with government regulations there is a maximum of 4 visitors allowed in the room at any … Continue reading

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2021 Local History calendar

Our 2021 calendar is now available at all library branches for just $5.

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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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Documenting COVID-19 and how it’s affecting communities

As we have done with the Pneunomic Influenza (Spanish flu) pandemic of 1919, generations to come will look back at our experiences with the COVID-19 pandemic. The State Library of NSW has set up The Diary Files to capture community … Continue reading

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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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