Holiday Fun For Kids

 

School holiday fun

Book in for one of the many great activities run especially for children and young people over the summer break.

News

What's on Summer

Browse the What's on Summer brochure and choose the events you would like to attend by visiting the What's On section of our website.

News

 

Building wins national award

 

Congratulations to ARM Architecture and the City of Greater Geelong for success in the National Architecture Awards with the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre wining the coveted Sir Zelman...

Heritage

Heritage Reading Room

Visit the Heritage Centre Reading Room and let our skilled staff guide you in your historical research.

Special Events

Robotics @ your library

Come and meet our robots and learn how they operate, how they can be programmed and how robotics can make a positive difference in the world.

We will be using NAO robots - the humanoid robot most widely used for research and education.

Suitable for ages 8 plus.

Friday, 27 January 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Meshel Laurie: Buddhism for Break-ups

Buddhist philosophy helped radio, television and comedy star Meshel Laurie survive many life crises. But when she found herself facing the end of her nineteen-year marriage, she couldn't find a Buddhist book about break-ups. So she wrote one.
 
Come and hear Meshel talk about her book and how her biggest challenge turned out to be a great opportunity for personal growth and happiness.

Monday, 27 February 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

eKnow How

3D Printing - Scanning

Learn how to scan images and create 3D-printed objects from your image.


Holiday Fun For Kids

Which Witch? The Wicked Witch!

Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble…make a
witchy potion, listen to our favourite witchy
stories and make your very own witchy
mask to take home. Ages 5+


Holiday Fun For Kids

Summer Reading Celebration

Celebrate a Summer of reading, dress up as your favourite character and enjoy
games, stories and activities with us.
Ages 5+


Holiday Stuff for Youth

Upcycled Story

Create your own unique story by
constructing a mash-up of recycled cells
from manga, comics, graphic novels and
other graphic texts. Ages 12+

Friday, 27 January 2017 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Holiday Fun For Kids

Super Box Cars

Batman, Penelope Pit Stop, Dick Dastardly and Harry Potter all drive very special cars. Take the opportunity to create your own hero or villain-mobile! Test it out on a drive-through library tour, then watch a cartoon Drive-In movie style! Ages 5+

Wednesday, 25 January 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Waurn Ponds Library

Holiday Fun For Kids

Stop Motion Animation

Take inspiration from your favourite heroes
and villains to create a unique aluminium
foil stop-motion movie. Ages 8+

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

Holiday Fun For Kids

Super Bear Story Time

Power up our superhero Bear by reading
to him and earn credits for your Summer
Reading Club reading record. No booking
required. Ages 5+

Friday, 27 January 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Ocean Grove Library

Holiday Fun For Kids

Super School

Join our super school, survive our super
obstacle course, remove kryptonite, and
learn to use your X-Ray vision in our special
superhero games. Ages 5+

Friday, 20 January 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Minecraft Mondays

Join forces with your fellow challengers to plan and design extraordinary Minecraft creations. Ages 8+

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Sensory Story Time at The Dome

This sensory-rich story time is for all children, and especially children with sensory processing disorders. These sessions accommodate delayed motor skill development and include opportunities for children to interact, with less sitting and more action. Audio stimulation is limited and group size is small.

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

CODE CLUB

Sign up for Code Club and learn how to make your own computer games, animations and websites. In term four you’ll learn to program with Python, a powerful language used by sites like YouTube and Dropbox. It’s easy for beginners to use and learn, and experienced programmers (in any programming language) will pick it up very quickly. Bookings are essential for this 9-week course as places are strictly limited. To get the most from this program, participants need to attend all sessions. Ages 9-11 years

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

eKnow How

3D Printing Workshop

Want to know what 3D printing is and how it works? In this introductory workshop you will learn more about 3D printing and get to see an object printed.

Thursday, 23 February 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Waurn Ponds Library

All About Kids!

Preschool Story Time

Help your child discover the magic of stories and develop a lifelong love of reading. No booking required. For a complete downloadable timetable of all our story times across all of our branches, please visit the following page grlc.vic.gov.au/learn/little-readers/events-little-readers

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

All About Kids!

Writing Cadets

Do you feel the urge to use interesting words in interesting ways? Join our writing group at the Dome. Keep a journal, contribute to a group blog, try out different writing techniques and share your writing with the group. Bring your own device or use the library facilities. At the end of the year we will produce a small book of writing by the members of the group.
No booking required. Ages 8+

Thursday, 16 February 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Holiday Fun For Kids

Summer Stories

Come along and enjoy stories that
celebrate all you love about summer.
Ages 5+

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Lara Library

eKnow How

Facebook 101

Want to learn how to connect with friends, follow pages of interest or create your own page? Come along and we will show you how.

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Inspiration Space, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Holiday Fun For Kids

Legions Party

Come along fora fun filled hour of heroes and villains themed party games perfect for all aspiring superheroes. Ages 5+

Friday, 27 January 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Highton Library

Holiday Fun For Kids

Harry Vs Voldemort

Enter the world of Hogwarts, where the forces of good and evil are truly tested. Ages 8+


News

Australia Day Holiday

All Geelong Regional Libraries will be closed for the Australia Day Holiday, Thursday 26 January. Normal hours resume on Friday 27 January.

The Dome

New venue hire options

Level 5 of the Dome features a flexible, multi-purpose event space with capacity to seat up to 300 people and high-end audiovisual technology make this the perfect venue for business events, receptions, dinners and weddings.

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