Councillor Cameron Granger (Deputy Mayor of CoGG) officially opened Lara Library on 31 March 2012, providing permanent, onsite library resources to the township previously serviced by our visiting Mobile Library.The Lara Library is conveniently located in a central community hub shared with Maternal Child Centre, Lara Kindergarten and Lara Community Centre. It adjoins Austin Park, which includes a skate park, children’s playground, toilets, amphitheatre and picnic/BBQ area. Access is easy thanks to ample parking on Walkers Road and proximity to the Lara Railway Station.
Baby Time: Every Tuesday 2.30pm, except during January.
Toddler Time: Every Thursday 10.30am, during school terms.
Preschool Story Time: Every Wednesday 10.30am, during school terms.
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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
Join us as we celebrate Library and Information Week with this year’s National Simultaneous Storytime. Come along for a special presentation of The Cow Tripped Over the Moon written by Tony Wilson and illustrated by Laura Wood. All ages. No bookings required.
Wednesday, 24 May 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am
Want to learn how to create digital scrapbooks of your interests to view online? Use "Pins" to share and collarborate ideas with others online.
Friday, 31 March 2017 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
13, 26, 39, 52, 65, 78… bring your favourite Treehouse storey to life in a diorama and create a treehouse in the library. Please ensure an accompanying adult is present during children's library events. Ages 8+
Join us for a fun-filled session of stories, songs and craft with a bookish theme. Please ensure an accompanying adult is present during children's library events. Ages 5+
Celebrate Golden Week early with this all-ages session based around traditional Japanese papercrafts and activities. Take your photo while wearing a traditional silk or cotton kimono, colour a kanzashi flower and make your own hair clip or bouquet, fold a kusudama flower, or design and colour your own paper hagoita paddle. Tanoshimi ni!
Wednesday, 5 April 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
So you've learnt the basics and want to know more? This intermediate session will extend your iPad skills further. Bring along your own iPad or use one provided by the library.
Can you draw a line? Then you can Zentangle. Zentangle art looks amazing and complicated, but is built up from simple line and pattern drawing. It’s also super fun and relaxing. Let us show you how. Ages 12+
Repurpose old books to create unique greeting cards and bookmarks. Please ensure an accompanying adult is present during children's library events. Ages 8+
Welcome the beautiful scents of autumn into your home with this sensory session using essential oils, spices, and flowers. Learn how to make Tudor pomanders or scent balls, Regency scent stones, and fizzing Edwardian bath bombs. Keep them for yourself or make them for Easter gifts.
Tuesday, 11 April 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Enjoy the incredible tales of Elephant and Piggie written by Mo Willems and make your own Elephant and Piggiebook to take home. Please ensure an accompanying adult is present during children's library events. Ages 5+
Have fun creating your own advertising campaign slogan and become a marketing guru. With a catch phrase join together interviews, slogans, images and symbols. Ages 12+
For those interested in discovering more about their family history, this session will provide an introduction to the library's family history resources
Show your Mum how special she is to you by creating your own bespoke card. Library staff members (who are card making devotees) will assist you in this workshop to make your own card to take home. Perhaps you could bring your Mum along to share this session with her.
Celebrate an Autumn of reading. Dress up as your favourite character and enjoy games, stories and activities with us. Please ensure an accompanying adult is present during children's library events. Ages 5+
Wednesday, 10 May 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Bring your own Apple iPhone or Android smartphone and learn some tips and tricks to help you use your device to its full potential.
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.
Friday, 26 May 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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
Socialise with friends, create amazing artwork and have fun. Remember, you don't have to be a great artist to create fantastic artwork! This program is run in partnership with The fOrT Youth Centre. No booking required. Ages 12+
A delicious new way to socialise with fellow food lovers as well as share recipes and cooking tips. Each month will focus on a different food topic. Please bring along a recipe and library staff can photocopy it for you to share. March – International cuisine, April – Birthday and celebration cakes, May – Gluten free cooking. Bookings not required.