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Have your say

We are proposing changes to the opening hours of some of our libraries and we want you to have your say.

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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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PAPER BAG PUPPETS

Take inspiration from your favourite story to create a unique puppet from a simple paper bag, and then bring it alive in your own puppet show. Ages 5+

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DREAM CATCHERS

Join us for this special hands-on session and make your own dream catcher to take home. Ages 5+

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TREEHOUSE ESCAPADES

Are you a fan of the Treehouse series? Have you ever wished you could have your very own 13 Storey Treehouse? With a little imagination and creativity you can. Construct a diorama of your favourite Treehouse storey, or bring your own ideas to life.Ages 8+

Wednesday, 22 January 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Ocean Grove Library

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GLORIOUS GARDENS

What will you find hidden in your garden? Join us for a magical session of stories and songs, and then create your own garden inspired craft to take home. All ages.

Wednesday, 22 January 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Geelong West Library

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OSMO MASTERPIECE

Supercharge your drawing skills with this amazing augmented reality app. Ages 8+

Wednesday, 22 January 2020 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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CARDBOARD CONSTRUCTION

Boxes, boxes, boxes! What could you make? Use your imagination and transform old recycled boxes into new, amazing creations. All ages.

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LEGO®CHALLENGE

Are you up for the LEGO®Challenge? Test your building skills by completing as many of theLEGO®challenges as possible in one hour. Ages 8+

Thursday, 23 January 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Corio Library

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BEAUTIFUL BUTTONS

Get creative with colourful buttons to make your own hand-crafted greeting card or beautiful artwork to take home. Ages 8+

Friday, 24 January 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Barwon Heads Library

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Chinese New Year

2019 is Year of the Pig. Join us for a special family story session to celebrate Chinese New Year with stories, songs and craft. All ages.

Friday, 24 January 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Code Club: Scratch 1

Sign up for Code Club. Take a tour of the Scratch interface and create games and animations. This program is suitable for beginners and bookings are essential. To get the most from this program participants need to attend all sessions. Ages 9-11 years.
For bookings, contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au

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CODING WITH SPHERO

Sphero BOLT is an app-enabled robotic ball that provides endless opportunities to be creative and have fun whilst learning to code. Join us for this 4-week course to complete coding tasks with BOLT. For bookings, please contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au Ages 10+

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LEGO® WEDO 2.0

Build and construct LEGO® WeDo 2.0 models which can be programmed and brought to life with simple, drag-and drop software. Activities are designed for children to share with their parent/carer and participants are requested to attend all sessions in this 4-week course. For bookings, please contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au. Ages 7-11.

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INCLUSIVE STORY TIME

Inclusive Story Time provides opportunities for children to experience the magic of stories and develop a love of reading in a low stimulus environment, with limited audio stimulation and a small group size. Bookings are recommended.

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Construction Club

Join us for a 4-week adventure into the world of engineering. Challenge yourself as we recreate famous world landmarks, bridges and buildings. Who can build the highest tower? How much weight can your bridge hold? Ages 8+

Wednesday, 5 February 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Harry Potter Book Night

Dress up in your favourite house colours and join other Potterheads in this very special event which will explore all about Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. All ages.

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BLOXELS GAMING

Build your own video game with Bloxels! Become the writer, artist and developer with coloured blocks and a 13-bit layout. Create game rooms, characters and objects, and then watch your game world come to life in this 4-week course. For bookings, please contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au Ages 10+

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Leopold Library

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Tech Club

Learn to create your own electronic circuits with Arduino and Little Bits and learn to use a Makey Makey in this 4-week technology focused course.For bookings please contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au. Ages 8+.

Thursday, 6 February 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Ocean Grove Library

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Let's Go LEGO® Club

Make new friends and explore your creativity with LEGO® The program aims to meet the diverse needs of children and can be an effective way to engage children with autism. Parents and carers are required to stay with their children. Delivered in partnership with Golden Plains Shire.

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Bannockburn Library

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LIBRARY LOVERS DAY

Roses are red, that's what they say. Celebrate stories on Library Lovers' Day! Join fellow Library Lovers for a book themed story session. All ages

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Media release: community invited to have their say

The Geelong Regional Library Corporation is proposing changes to the opening hours at some of its libraries and is inviting the community to have their say from 20 January – 29 February.

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