Waurn Ponds Library

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(03) 5244 0048
230 Pioneer Road
Grovedale VIC 3216

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All libraries are closed on public holidays.

Opening hours

Monday: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday: 9am - 8pm
Wednesday: 9am - 8pm
Thursday: 9am - 8pm
Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 2pm - 5pm

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What's on - Waurn Ponds Library

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

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Creative & Connected

Geelong Community Solar Program

New solar and battery technology can cut your electricity bills up to 90%! Join us for this free community event to learn how it works, talk to solar experts about what's good for you, and get exclusive bulk-buy deals on solar and battery systems for your home or small business!

 

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8 Things About Dementia

Dementia Australia is the unified, national body for people of all ages, living with all forms of dementia, their families and carers.The session provides information on dementia and services: what dementia is, including causes, signs, symptoms and risk factors; how dementia is diagnosed; how to seek help; and what services are available.

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Waurn Ponds Library

Youth Programs

Cyber Safety

The City of Greater Geelong presents a free ‘Cyber Safety Session’ at Waurn Ponds Library. This session draws on experience from social media experts, law enforcement and youth workers and includes time for questions and answers. Aimed at parents who want to understand young people’s use of the internet, social media and gaming, it will also suit young people 12-25 years old.
Bookings are recommended as places are limited.

Wednesday, 6 June 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Waurn Ponds Library

eKnow How

iPad Basics

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.

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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.

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Holiday Fun For Kids

Perfect Polish Pajaki

Bring happiness and joy into your home by making your own polish paper chandelier. These hanging creations will inspire and delight! Ages 8+

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Heritage

Finding Your Place in History

This session will explore historical newspaper resources including British Newspaper Archive and TROVE.

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Holiday Fun For Kids

Coding the Savannah!

Code your trip to the African Savannah and greet some animals when you get there! This program is designed for parent and child to work together using Scratch Jr. Ages 5+

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Holiday Stuff for Youth

Twilight Movies

Join us for pizza and a movie. The movie will be M rated. In partnership with the City of Greater Geelong, Youth Development Unit. 

Ages 12-18. Bookings recommended as places are limited.

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Holiday Fun For Kids

African Masks

Explore ancient African tribal masks and create your own to take home. Ages 5+

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Holiday Fun For Kids

Movie Mania

It's a fiesta of film fun these holidays. Join us for a movie that is sure to entertain. Movies are G and PG rated and places are strictly limited. All ages.

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Holiday Fun For Kids

Nesting Dolls

Learn how to make your own traditional Russian nesting dolls using paper and craft materials. Ages 8+

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Holiday Stuff for Youth

Battle of the YouTubers

Do you have a favourite video that you just HAVE to share? Share your favourite YouTube clip for the Battle of the YouTubers. You be the judge! Gather, watch, debate and decide which clip wins. Ages 12-18.

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Dreamtime Tales

Discover tales of creation from Australia's first people as we share some of these wonderful stories with you. All ages.

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All About Kids!

Bilingual Stories: Russian

Zdravstvujtye!Join us for some Russian and English stories and songs in this special bilingual story session.

Monday, 23 July 2018 - 11:30am to 12:00pm
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Creative & Connected

Upcycled Book Craft

This creative and fun session of crafting utilises old books and other recycled material to create original gifts.

Wednesday, 1 August 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
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Creative & Connected

Connecting With Your Kids : Managing Devices at Home

Join this workshop for parents and carers where Andy McNeilly will provide strategies for achieving greater connection with your children. Andy will present ideas to help manage devices in your home, build stronger family relationships and improve your self confidence in communicating with your children so they can be happier, more secure and move forward academically.

Wednesday, 8 August 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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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.

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Code Club: Scratch 2

Sign up for Code Club. Term 2 covers advanced Scratch where you will take a tour of the Scratch interface and create games and animations. Get the most from Code Club by attending all the sessions. Ages 9+.
For bookings contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au

Participants at Ocean Grove and Torquay Libraries are required to bring their own laptop.

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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

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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

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Creative & Connected

Practise English Conversation

Would you like to practise and improve your English-speaking skills? Practise listening to and speaking English at these sessions. All skill levels are welcome as we share conversation in a friendly and welcoming space.

No booking required.

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Holiday Fun For Kids

Green Screen Fun

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.

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All About Kids!

Code Club: HTML & CSS

Join us for Code Club and learn how to master HTML and CSS to make your own websites and animations. To get the most from this program participants are requested to attend all sessions. Please bring your own laptop if attending Torquay or Ocean Grove sessions.

Ages 9-11 years. For bookings for this 9-week course, please contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au 

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