Multicultural Services

Multicultral ServicesThe Hurstville LMG provides collections and programs for people from the major non - English speaking groups living in the Hurstville local government area. Hurstville Library has collections in Chinese, Arabic, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Macedonian, Nepalese and Spanish. These collections contain a variety of materials from novels, non-fiction, children’s books, CDs, DVDs and magazines. For those in the community whose language is not represented amongst these, the library is able to source bulk loans in their language from the State Library of NSW, free of charge.

Learning English
Hurstville LMG can help you to improve your English language skills. The English learning and IELTS collection has books on punctuation and grammar, listening, speaking, and reading skills in English. This is a great collection for Library members looking to improve their English literacy skills.

Talk Time
Talk Time is a FREE English language conversation class held every Monday from 1:30-3:30pm during the school term. The classes, prepared by Peakhurst School of Arts, provide a friendly and casual atmosphere in which members of the public can strengthen their English language skills. For enquiries contact Brian Shaw 9580 2126. Tea and coffee are provided.

Phoenix Reading Club
The Phoenix Reading Club meets to read and discuss current Chinese best sellers written by popular authors. This is a FREE event held from 2.00-3.30pm on the first Wednesday of each month at Hurstville Library. Members of the group speak both Mandarin and Cantonese.

Computer Classes
Introductory computer classes for the Chinese community are offered throughout the year. No previous computer knowledge is required and instructions will be provided in either Mandarin or Cantonese. There is a small charge for each class and bookings are essential.  Topics include computers for beginners, internet, email, facebook and more. For more information contact the Library on 9330 6141.

Dragon Tales
This is a Mandarin story time program for children aged 5 years and under and their parents, grandparents or carers. The 30 minute session includes rhymes, songs, stories and a play session. This is a great way for everyone to have fun and build new friendships. There are 2 sessions held at Hurstville Library every Tuesday during the school term at 10:00am and 11.00am.

Directories, Departments and Organisations

ASIC Money Management Kit
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission put together a money management kit for Australian refugees and migrants. The kit offers information for people who have very little understanding of how money works in Australia. Information on this site has been translated into 17 languages.

Department of Immigration
The Department of Immigration offers information for people looking for information about living in Australia, visas or citizenship.

Indigenous Health
The Australian Government offers specialist information for Indigenous Australians through the major national agency The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare in the following areas
Hurstville Council maintains a Community Services Directory (LINCS) database. The database provides helpful information regarding services and initiatives for the wider community. Information in this database can link you to language services, embassies and consulates, refugee services, and much more.

Specific Migrant Organisations

*Peak Bodies / Migrant Resources