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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Author Encounters

CRAIG GODDARD - 28 TIPS FOR TEENAGERS: LIFE SKILLS THAT FAST TRACK SUCCESS

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Owning 15 Subway franchises at one point in his career, entrepreneur Craig Goddard has hired and worked with thousands of teenagers. Even the most academically gifted student will struggle if they graduate without the skills to survive in the workplace. In 28 Tips for Teenagers Craig identifies a range of simple yet powerful skills that can have a big impact in supporting teenagers to achieve their personal goals. Tips include dealing with time at school, finding guidance and support when needed and creating a plan for life after school.

Wednesday, 28 February 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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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All About Kids!

Christmas Magic

Join us for some jolly fun with Christmas stories, carols and craft. All ages

Monday, 18 December 2017 - 10:30am to 11:00am
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All About Kids!

Christmas Craft

Celebrate the festive season with a Christmas-inspired craft workshop. All ages

Wednesday, 20 December 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Waurn Ponds Library

Holiday Fun For Kids

Rockets, rockets, rockets

Get ready to blast off in this rocket-making extravaganza where you will construct and launch your own rockets. Ages 8+

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eKnow How

Oculus Rift: Virtual Reality

Experience the latest in virtual reality technology with the Oculus Rift headset. Swim with seals or meet a T-rex in a demonstration of 360 degree video. Hang out and interact with other VR users in the social app AltSpaceVR. Learn what the future of virtual reality might have in store! Ages 13+

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Holiday Fun For Kids

Out of This World

Join us on a fun-filled adventure exploring space, aliens, and the moon, and make your own space ship to take home. Ages 5+

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Heritage

Discover your Ancestry

For those interested in discovering more about their family history, this session will provide an introduction to the library's family history resources

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Holiday Fun For Kids

Stargazery!

Calling all Star-gazers! Explore the night sky, create a 3D model of star patterns and make your own constellation viewer in this hands-on session. Ages 8+

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Holiday Stuff for Youth

Midsumma Movie Night

Join us for pizza and a movie to celebrate Midsumma Festival. In partnership with the City of Greater Geelong, Youth Development Unit. M rated movie. Ages 12+

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Holiday Stuff for Youth

Switch Writing Workshop

Are you aged 12-25? Come along and learn how to write a creative story, poem, an opinion piece, or a review, and get feedback on your writing from an experienced journalists. This free workshop includes all writing materials and a light lunch. In partnership with the City of Greater Geelong, Youth Development Unit.

Friday, 19 January 2018 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
Waurn Ponds Library

Holiday Fun For Kids

Morse Code Bracelets

Learn to transmit secret messages in morse code and make your own coded bracelet to take home. Ages 8+

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Holiday Stuff for Youth

Wicked Weaving

Explore the art of weaving using recycled CDs to make beautiful hanging ornaments. Ages 12+

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Holiday Fun For Kids

Kaleidoscope of Colour

Brighten your day with tales of your favourite colours in this special story session then create a beautiful picture with coloured sand. Ages 5+

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Creative & Connected

Transition Streets

Transition Streets is an initiative which brings neighbours together to explore ways of reducing their environmental impact while building a more connected neighbourhood. Transition Streets are emerging throughout Geelong with the aim to make homes and even streets more energy efficient, less resource dependent, more self reliant with food, less wasteful, healthier, safer and more enjoyable places to live.

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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 Valentine's Day gifts.

Wednesday, 7 February 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Waurn Ponds Library

eKnow How

3D printing workshop

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.

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Author Encounters

Ken Linnett - Tulloch: The Extraordinary Life and Times of a True Champion

Ken Linnett has meticulously researched the achievements and rollercoaster career of one of our finest racehorses. It is a history that takes readers on a journey from the golden era of radio to the wondrous new world of television and reveals a strong cast of human characters including several colourful Australians. Ranging from master trainer T J Smith to the owners he quarrelled with and champion jockeys George Moore and Neville Sellwood to the dynamic vet, Percy Sykes, who helped bring Tulloch back from the dead. This tale is full of drama and interesting characters. This is an event for racing fans and social historians alike.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Waurn Ponds Library

All About Kids!

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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Baby Time

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

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