Red Chair - Panania Library and Knowledge Centre

Red Chair - Panania Library and Knowledge Centre
Red Chair - Panania Library and Knowledge Centre  

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About the Red Chair program

The Red Chair Initiative has been developed by the City of Canterbury Bankstown to inspire social interaction and conversation between people and help build resilient and connected communities. 

You may have seen a number of red chairs appearing in CBCity, they are provided for you to sit and chat with others. By sitting on the Red chair you are inviting others to chat with you. 

This Red Chair page provides information for you to connect with local activities, services and groups as well as view local stories and images.​​​

Corner Tower Street and Anderson Avenue, PANANIA NSW 2213

Phone: 9707 9737
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​For Adults

Book Club 

Open bookDo you love to read and enjoy stimulating conversation with other people about books? Then why not join one of the many book clubs offered by Canterbury-Bankstown's Library and Knowledge Centres. The book clubs meet on a monthly basis and discuss a pre-selected title from one of our many book sets allocated for our groups.

For more information, visit Panania Library and Knowledge Centre or contact us at

Knitting Group

​Fridays 11am-1pm

Join our knitting group and enjoy the company of like-minded craft-lovers. Share ideas, tips and designs!

For Children

Homework Help

Completing testWe have tutors available to help students from Year 2-10 with homework and assignments during school terms.

Thursdays  4-7pm. No bookings required

Help with Reading

Help with Reading is designed to help primary school aged children improve their reading skills and build their confidence. Sessions are available during school terms.

Bookings are essential, contact  9707 9737

  • Monday: 3.30-5.30pm

  • Tuesday: 3.30-5.30pm

Play to Learn

Play to Learn is an early literacy program, where parents can help their child develop the fine motor skills needed for reading and writing development.

Suitable for children aged 3-5 years and their parent/carer. The program runs only during the school term

Friday, 11am. Bookings are taken on the day of the program at 9am -  9707 9737

Preschool Story time

Child reading bookJoin in the fun and introduce your child to the library, books and reading at an early age. Sessions are for children 2-5 years old and include stories, songs, dancing and a simple craft.

Tuesday and Thursday, 11am.  Bookings are essential as places are limited.

Phone bookings open from 9am on Story Time day - 9707 9737

Baby Rhyme Time

Baby Rhyme Time is designed for babies aged six to 24 months and their parents to have fun in the library sharing stories, songs, nursery rhymes and simple finger puppets.

Wednesday and Friday, 10am. Bookings are essential as places are limited.

Phone bookings open from 9am on Monday – 9707 9737

Panania Senior Citizens' centre

77 Anderson Avenue, Panania
Contact: 9773 5499

Activities include:

  • Tuesday, 9.30-10.30am - Tai Chi;
  • Tuesday, 10.30–11.30am - Tai Chi for beginners;
  • Tuesday, 2–4pm - line dancing;
  • Thursday, 10am–1.30pm - indoor carpet bowls;
  • Thursday, 1.30–4.30pm - board games and cards;
  • Friday, 10am–noon - gentle exercise; and
  • Friday, 1–4pm - board games and cards.


The City of Canterbury Bankstown acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land, water and skies of Canterbury-Bankstown, the Darug (Darag, Dharug, Daruk, Dharuk) People. We recognise and respect Darug cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land. We acknowledge the First Peoples’ continuing importance to our CBCity community.