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.
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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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.
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
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.
Come and chat about the books you have been reading, hear recommendations and meet new people. No booking required.
Bring your own Apple iPhone or Android smartphone and learn some tips and tricks to help you use your device to its full potential.
Join us as we create our own paper dolls inspired by traditional Japanese Kokeshi dolls in this hands-on session for boys and girls. Ages 8+
It’s the Year of the Rooster. Come along and learn about the Chinese Zodiac and make a beautiful Chinese Paper Lantern to hang up at celebration days. Ages 5+
Join us for an introduction to coding. This program is suitable for beginners only. Ages 8+
Learn to tie Celtic knots and make a beautiful tri-colour bracelet. Ages 12+
Explore the history of hei tiki, a traditional Maori ornament worn around the neck, and use salt dough to create your own. Ages 8+
Ever wanted your own pet hedgehog, cow, or mouse? Discover the art of book folding and make your own delightful creature to take home.
Tuesday, 11 July 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Join us for this special hands-on session and make your own dream catcher to take home. Ages 5+
Are you an avid reader? Come along to this fun session and make your own felt bookmark animal to take home.
Tuesday, 25 July 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Snuggle up and join us for a cosy afternoon of stories about the wonder of Winter. Ages 5+
Wednesday, 26 July 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Make your own sugar or salt scrub to rejuvenate your hands and feet and refresh your soul. Take it home as a treat for yourself or as a gift for someone special. This session is best suited to adult participants.
Tuesday, 1 August 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
For those interested in discovering more about their family history, this session will provide an introduction to the library's family history resources
Celebrate Engineering Week with us. Test your engineering skills by building a weight-bearing tower that will save Ted from the Ted-eating crocodiles! Ages 8+
Tuesday, 8 August 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
The Reading Hour is one of the most celebrated annual reading initiatives in Australia, and supports individuals, families and communities to discover and rediscover the joy of reading. Join us for a special story session to celebrate the Reading Hour and enjoy the gift of reading with us.
Would you like to borrow books from the library and read them on your tablet? Let us show you the variety of options we have available. By the end of this hands-on session you will have downloaded your first eBook.
Come along 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