All libraries are closed on public holidays.
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.
Find out more about Baby, Toddler and Storytimes here.
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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
Discover the architectural wonders of medieval castles and build your very own from recycled materials. All ages.
Join us for some magical stories of mermaids, unicorns and beasts and make your own mythical creature to take home. Ages 5+
Get hands on with geometric designs and create your own paper reed frame to take home. Ages 12-18.
Join us for an introduction to coding. This fun, easy activity is designed especially for beginners. Ages 8+.
Friday, 6 July 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Learn how to make your own traditional Russian nesting dolls using paper and craft materials. Ages 8+
Explore ancient African tribal masks and create your own to take home. Ages 5+
Calling all junior firefighters and families! Join us for a visit from our local CFA to learn more about staying safe around fire.
Wednesday, 11 July 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Take this traditional Mexican weaving to the next level and create a beautiful wall hanging to admire.Ages 12-18.
Cassandra Perry is an accredited yoga instructor, and therapist in Reiki & Emmett technique. Participants will discover their own Ayurvedic body type and gain insight into how people relate to each other according to their type.
Thursday, 19 July 2018 - 5:45pm to 7:45pm
Explore architecture and join our challenge to build an incredible geometric newspaper sculpture during Engineering Week.
Wednesday, 8 August 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Interested in 3D printing? Come along and learn the basics, and watch an object being printed.
You will be introduced to the collection of historic newspapers held in the Geelong Heritage Centre and learn how to access and use these information resources.
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Learn the basics functions of the Apple iPad and what it can be used for. If you have an Apple ID, bring the details along, but it is not necessary to participate.
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
Socialise with friends, create amazing artwork and have fun. Remember, you don't have to be a great artist to create fantastic artwork! In partnership with The fOrT Youth Centre. No booking required. Ages 12+
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
Drop in and let us show you how to create impossible photos to share with family and friends using the library's Green Screen. No booking required. All ages.
This fun-filled 4-week program combines everyday objects with scientific enquiry. This experience is designed for children to share with their parent/carer. Ages 3-5 years. For bookings, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.