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All About Kids!

Children’s Book Week

Meerkat Productions present their adaptation of “BOY” by Phil Cummings illustrated by Shane Devrie. This 40 minute musical production includes original songs and puppetry; A war between the king and the dragon is tearing the land apart. Boy runs into the middle of a fight. With a simple question, he makes them wonder why they are fighting, and helps them see how they could be much happier. A new book from the CBCA Honour Award-winning team, Phil Cummings and Shane Devries, tells this tender tale of power and perception. 

Presented in partnership with the Victorian Branch of The Children’s Book Council of Australia.

 

Saturday, 18 August 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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 words in interesting ways? Join our writing group at the Dome. Keep a journal, try out different writing techniques and share your writing with the group. Bring your own device or use ours.
No booking required. Ages 8+.

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Sensory Story Time

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

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Moonhack Coding

Moonhack is Code Club's free World Record setting event for kids aged 7-18 around the world. Join us for Moonhack, an opportunity for kids to learn code and for coding whizz kids to flex some coding muscle. Ages 7+.

Saturday, 11 August 2018 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Ocean Grove Library

All About Kids!

Science Fair

What makes colour change? How can you make a paperclip float? Celebrate Science Week with us and discover the answers to these questions and more! All ages.

Friday, 17 August 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Newcomb Library

All About Kids!

Tower Challenge

Calling all budding engineers…celebrate Engineering Week and test your tower building skills in this hands-on session. Try to build the tallest tower with the materials supplied.
All ages.

Saturday, 18 August 2018 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Sing and Sign Time

Experience a visual language in this fun, interactive and inclusive session of stories, songs, rhymes and AUSLAN. All children are welcome. The session will be presented in spoken English and interpreted into AUSLAN.

Monday, 20 August 2018 - 2:30pm to 3:00pm
Waurn Ponds Library

All About Kids!

Tech Club

Learn to create your own electronic circuits with Arduino and Little Bits and learn to use a Makey Makey in this 3-week technology focused course. Ages 8+.

Wednesday, 22 August 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Ocean Grove Library

All About Kids!

Science Week Celebrations

Golden Plains Family Day Care and Bannockburn Library are celebrating Science Week with fun pre-school activities.
In partnership with Golden Plains Shire.
For details, contact Bannockburn Library 5281 2367 or Golden Plains Shire Family Day Care 5220 7313.

Saturday, 11 August 2018 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Bannockburn Library

All About Kids!

Toddler Time

Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action packed Toddler Time program.
No bookings 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!

Baby Time

Join us for a fun filled session of songs and rhymes for babies. Sessions run all year except for January.
No bookings 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!

The Mix

Mix it up with after-school activities including tech challenges, art, craft, games, LEGO and more.
No booking required. Ages 8+.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

All About Kids!

Let's Go Lego Club

Make new friends and explore your creativity with LEGO. The program aims to meet the diverse needs of children and can be an effective way to engage children with autism. Parents and carers are required to stay with their children. Ages 5-11. For bookings contact Bannockburn Library ph.: 5281 2367.
In partnership with Golden Plains Shire.

Multiple Times
Bannockburn Library

All About Kids!

Young Readers' Theatre

Readers' theatre is a fun and exciting way to build confidence, learn performance skills, and explore themes and characters by reading theatre scripts. No drama experience necessary.
Ages 8+. No booking required. 

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

LEGO Club

Join other LEGO® fans and see where your imagination can take you.
No booking required. Ages 8+

Multiple Times
Geelong West Library

All About Kids!

Children's Book Week: Find Your Treasure

Visit one of our regular Preschool Story Time sessions during Children's Book Week as we bring to life shortlisted titles from the Children's Book Council of Australia Awards.

August 20-24 at all branches that regularly hold Storytime sessions.

No booking required.

Monday, 20 August 2018 - 10:30am to 3:00pm

All About Kids!

Junior-Bots

Learn to create simple step-by-step programs and develop basic coding skills with our Blue-Bot floor robots. This 4-week course is designed to progressively build on skills developed each week. Get the most from Junior-Bots by attending all the sessions.
Ages 6-8.
For bookings contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au

Tuesday, 28 August 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Revised Bannockburn Library Hours Reflect Community Feedback

Bannockburn Library will continue to open to the local community and visitors on Mondays, following a four-month trial of new operating hours.

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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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