For the sketching, crime-solving, movie-watching literary types, enjoy this week's round-up of bookish pursuits to get you through lockdown from the lounge. 

  • The Museum of Contemporary Art has moved its Sundown Sketch Club online so you can reach your creative potential – or lack of – in private. Join these interactive drawing classes led by MCA artist educators with a new theme each class. 
  • Are you a Hercule Poirot or Miss Marple? Sherlock Holmes or Jessica Jones? Select your sleuth to channel and host your own virtual murder mystery party. Games include ‘Murder on the Disorientated Express’ and ‘Death Actually’.   
  • “Happiness is having your own library card,” declared Sally Brown and we tend to agree. The City of Sydney is currently offering temporary online library memberships to City of Sydney residents. Membership grants you free access to its entire digital collection of books, audiobooks, magazines, newspapers, and film and music streaming services. 
  • Each month, Bri Lee (Eggshell Skull) joins a contemporary author in conversation in the ‘B List Bookclub’. See what's on this week. 
  • For movie-goers going nowhere at the moment, the Iranian Film Festival is now online. You can also rent movies from the Ritz Cinema (there’s even a lockdown special at the moment) or enjoy a movie night in from Golden Age Cinema, complete with popcorn delivered.
  • Melbourne Digital Concert Hall is putting on a series of virtual shows for Sydney, featuring pianist Grace Kim, cabaret star Catherine Alcorn, Persian-Australian tar player Hamed Sadeghi and more. 
  • How much of Sydney Opera House's July livestream program have you ticked off the list? Did you see R+J RMX – Romeo and Juliet remixed by a revolutionary new technology? Or watch Beyond Black, a performance by The Korea National Contemporary Dance Company, or 'Yarning Country', a healing night of Country, community and culture?