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.
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If you are 12 - 25 years old come along and learn how to write a creative story, a poem, an opinion piece or a review, or get feedback on your writing. These free workshops are run by expereinced journalists and include a light lunch and all writing materials.
Tuesday, 3 October 2017 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
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
Do you know how to make an awesome paper plane? Test your skills in our Paper Plane Trials. Which plane will emerge superior in tests of design, accuracy, speed and distance? It could be yours.Ages 8+
Calling all budding engineers… Test your tower building skills in this hands-on session and try to build the tallest tower with the materials supplied. Ages 5+
Join us for an introduction to coding. This program is suitable for beginners only. Ages 8+
Wednesday, 27 September 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Is it a bird? Is it a car? What can you imagine? Turn your inkblot into an amazing drawing with this clever simple technique. Ages 12+
Cardboard has never been so much fun! Create an arcade game from recycled materials and see who can get the top score. Ages 8+
Bring your own Apple iPhone or Android smartphone and learn some tips and tricks to help you use your device to its full potential.
Tuesday, 3 October 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Let your imagination run wild at this magical story session and make a box creation to take home.Ages 5+
Make your very own colourful felt pencil case or mobile phone case. All materials are supplied. 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
Spring has sprung and everything is new again! Come and enjoy some fresh new stories with us. Ages 5+
Wednesday, 18 October 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Folded book sculptures are a fun and beautiful way to re-use old books and give them another purpose. Come along to this hands-on session and learn the basics of book folding. Make a heart or learn how to fold your name or initials.
Something wicked this way comes! Learn how to make your own Halloween-inspired decorations and pumpkins using upcycled books in this fun hands-on session.
Tuesday, 31 October 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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
Celebrate 'International Games Day @ Your Library' with us. We will be hosting a range of programs for this special event, check our website for details. All ages
Castles, catapults, knights and pirates…what can you build? Join other LEGO® fans and let your imagination run riot! No booking required. Ages 8+
Monday, 6 November 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Learn how to make your own scented Japanese kanzashi flowers to welcome Spring into your home.
Tuesday, 7 November 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Ever wondered if you can trust the internet? Want to know more about the risks of computer viruses, identity theft or losing your data? With the right tools and a few precautions, you can protect yourself.
Do you know what a search engine or a web browser is and how to use them? This session will show you the basics of searching and how to recognise reputable internet sites. Learn how to sign up for a Gmail account so you can send messages and attachments.
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am