Activities and Services

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Knitting Groups 

Join fellow knitters and crocheters in making squares and blankets for charity. If you have spare yarn, are handy with a pair of knitting needles, a crochet hook or you have always wanted to learn how to knit, please join us. Beginners are welcome. Knitted and crocheted squares and rugs go to the 'Wrap for Love' campaign.

Knitting Groups meet at Eastwood, Gladesville, North Ryde, Ryde and West Ryde libraries each month. Please contact these libraries for dates and times. 

View the Knitting Groups schedule

Author's Platform 

A regular author talk series providing an informative and entertaining insight into the lives and works of popular Australian authors. This event is hosted at various locations across the Ryde libraries and has included talks by Richard Glover, Janelle Bloom, Libbi Gorr, Hugh Mackay and Fred Watson.

View upcoming Author's Platform events

Musical Mornings

Join us on the second Monday of each month for a special musical performance. Performances take place at Ryde Library at 10:30am, in the area in front of the grand piano. 

View upcoming Musical Morning events


Home Library Services

A free delivery service of library material to people with disabilities, the housebound, and frail aged persons. For more information, see the Home Library Service page.

Shop Ryder Community Bus

A free bus service provided by the Council, which runs from Wednesday to Saturday from 8.30am - 2.00pm. The service travels between Meadowbank, Gladesville, Ryde, West Ryde and Eastwood. For more information, see the Shop Ryder Community Bus page.

Other information and referral, accommodation, club, support and recreational services are listed in the Community Information Directory.