Celebrating a new community hub for Carlton

What do you get when you cross 3D printing, iPads, a social enterprise café, spaces to hire, an art collection and a stack of new books? A library and community centre, of course!

Kathleen Syme Library

The 139-year-old Kathleen Syme building is Melbourne’s newest Library and Community Centre


Well, maybe not just any library and community centre. On Saturday 4 July 2015 the historic Kathleen Syme building on the corner of Faraday and Cardigan Streets in Carlton reopens as a brand spanking new community hub following a $15.5 million refurbishment.
To celebrate, the team is throwing an open day with a heap of free events, giveaways and demonstrations.
Running from 10am to 3pm the day includes 3D body scan printing (yes, that’s right, you can scan yourself and print a 3D mini-me version of yourself), story time activities, zine making workshops and live music.
And… for all those who can’t function on a Saturday morning without a fresh cup of joe (read: me), the centre’s social enterprise café, East Timor Coffee Co, will be on hand with free coffees all day. Win!
If you can’t join us on Sunday, fear not as there are plenty of free events coming up, such as the First Wednesday Reading Circle, writing workshops, maker sessions (like how to 3D print), and even song time for babies and toddlers.
Keep an eye on What’s On at Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre.
Recording studio image

Testing, testing… Is this thing on? Test out the Centre’s new recording studio