Activities at home
We have a range of programs and activities to keep you informed and entertained. From storytime streaming, meditation and exercise classes, art exhibitions, DIY projects and drama workshops, there’s something for all interests and ages.
Ku-ring-gai Lockdown Live
Council presented a special night in of live music with local Duo Jess & Matt on 23 July. If you missed it, you can still watch it on our Facebook page.
Join the library for immediate free access to our elibrary where you can get movies, ebooks, audio books, digital magazines, comics and music.
Storytime with our librarians on Facebook.
Local history puzzles
Using some wonderful historical photographs from the Ku-ring-gai Library Local History collection we have created a collection of online puzzles that you can access from home via Jigsaw Planet. We’ve created puzzles for range of ages so please take a moment to enjoy a puzzle and help us piece together our local history.
Ku-ring-gai Library has a collection of fascinating interviews from local residents capturing their memories and experiences of Ku-ring-gai’s history. A selection of these interviews are available on Amplify through the State Library of NSW. Amplify allows members of the community to assist in the transcription of oral history interviews online.
We are looking for volunteers who would like to assist with transcribing these interviews from home. To get started please follow the links below. Contact Local History staff if you have any questions.
Some free online exercises:
And some places you might like to explore online:
Exercise and relaxation classes
Kids Wild at Home
Fun do-at-home nature play activities and craft led by the Wildflower Garden. Follow the Wildflower Garden Facebook page to keep up to date.
Envirotube: watch home tours, find out about our local wildlife, native bees or how to convert your pool to a pond. Over 10 years worth of fabulous local videos for your viewing pleasure.
Around the home
Native Bees – are you one of our hundreds of residents who foster native bee hives for us or are you keen to in the future? Find out how to care for your hive and keep up to date as we share live content in the coming weeks.
Our Sustainable Living page shares easy DIY, gardening tips, cooking with native foods and how to grab a discounted compost or worm farm.
Top tips for making your home more sustainable in the lead up to colder weather we have everything you need on the Sustainable homes page – broken down into all areas of the home.
Now is the time to prepare your bushfire plan and ensure you are ready should a bushfire, storm or flood occur. Simply enter your address and find out your homes top hazards here Climate Wise Communities.
Claim one of our many Community Rebates: from bushfire retrofits to pool pump replacement and water tanks, we have you covered.
Art and drama
Visit Ku-ring-gai Art Centre for its current online exhibitions:
Ku-ring-gai Art Centre also offers online tours of tutors home studios over on its Facebook page.
Online activities - art, music, health and wellbeing resources
Online trivia night!
Grab your household team and join us this Friday 23 July, 5-6pm) to test your knowledge on pop culture, Ku-ring-gai facts, sports and hobbies, and a sneaky Who Am I? Sign up
Facebook catch ups
Follow Ku-ring-gai Council’s youth services team on Facebook. They have online fitness activities and mental health support on their page.
Paint and sip
Ku-ring-gai and Chatswood Youth Centres welcomed young people aged 12 – 24 for an afternoon of (non alcoholic) refreshments and live group painting! Through the powers of Zoom they shared screens, got creative and painted together while enjoying great virtual company and conversation. Check out their creative artworks.
Backyard photography competition
Ku-ring-gai Youth Services and Chatswood Youth Centre ran a backyard photography competition for young people aged 12 – 24 years! Take a look at the entries and winners.