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All About Kids!

Children's Week LEGO® Challenge

Join other LEGO® fans as we celebrate Children's Week with the ultimate LEGO® challenge. What will you build? All Ages. 

Tuesday, 22 October 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Belmont Library

All About Kids!

Launch of the Carnegie Hall Lullaby Project

Join us for a unique and tranquil concert at the Dome. Members of Geelong Symphony Orchestra will perform original lullabies, written by local families in collaboration with Scully's Singing Stories, as well as traditional lullabies from all around the world. The Geelong based Carnegie Hal Lullaby Project aims to support maternal health, strenghen the bond between parent and child and aid child development. 

Thursday, 24 October 2019 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Cave, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Alison Lester and Scully's Singing Stories

Come and meet Alison Lester! Alison has created more than 40 children's picture books including family favourites Magic Beach, Noni the Pony and Kissed by the Moon. Join us for a special story time for the launch of her new book The Painted Ponies. There'll be craft activities and local musical collaborator Michelle Scully will lead families on a magical musical journey through Alison's books. Attendees will have the chance to purchase books and have them signed by the author. 

Saturday, 26 October 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Cave, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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!

Australian animals at Leopold Library - Animals Galore!

Join us for a special morning of animal fun at Leopold Library! Presented by Animals of Oz, a mobile wildlife education company, children will get the chance to get up close with Australia's native species. In the first session ANIMALS GALORE, children can meet a range of vertebrae animals - reptiles, and furry and feathered friends. This project is supported by City of Greater Geelong through its Community Investment & Support Fund.

 

Saturday, 26 October 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Leopold Library

All About Kids!

Australian Animals at Leopold Library - Bugs Galore!

Join us for a special morning of animal fun at Leopold Library! Presented by Animals of Oz, a mobile wildlife education company, children will get the chance to get up close wiith Australia's native species. In this session, Bugs Galore, children will be able to explore the fascinating and strange world of Australian invertebrates - bugs, stick insects, giant cockroaches and arachnids! This project is supported by City of Greater Geelong through its Community Investment & Support Fund.

Saturday, 26 October 2019 - 11:45am to 12:45pm
Leopold Library

All About Kids!

Sensory Story Time

Sensory Story Time provides opportunities for children with additional needs to experience the magic of stories and develop a love of reading in a low stimulus environment with tactile story-telling formats. Group size is small so bookings are recommended.

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Creepy Cutouts

Create a spooky lantern to scare away even the scariest of ghouls this Halloween. During this 3-week course, you will learn the basics of how to use the Canvas Workspace software and see how the Brother Design ‘n’ Cut works. We will build on your skills each week, so we recommended participants attend all sessions. Bookings essential. Ages 8+

Thursday, 17 October 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Corio Library

All About Kids!

The Haunted Library

Halloween is here! Be prepared for ghoulish stories and spooky crafts - if you dare!All ages.

Thursday, 31 October 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Drysdale Library

All About Kids!

Creepy Green Screen

Celebrate Halloween at the library by creating fantastically creepy scenes with our green screen. All ages.

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All About Kids!

Bio-mazing Bodies!

Our bodies are amazing! Learn more about how they work and use science, technology, engineering and maths principles to discover more and create your own body parts out of recycled materials. Bookings essential. Ages 8+

Wednesday, 6 November 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Corio Library

All About Kids!

Nifty Knitters

Get your neurones firing! Learn about the human body and how it works by creating your own Knitting Nancy and using it to create a neuron to take home. Bookings essential. Ages 6+

Thursday, 7 November 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Corio Library

All About Kids!

The Perfect Puppy

Join illustrator Katrina Fisher for the launch of her debut picture book The Perfect Puppy created with author Alyce Hall. An easy-to-read, beautifully hand illustrated and heart warming story about looking different and finding your family. Puppy Logan's persistent yet humorous attempts to act like the other animals on the farm will fill children with laughter, love and hope. All ages.

Saturday, 23 November 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Leopold Library

All About Kids!

Preschool Science Club

This fun-filled 4-week program combines everyday objects and experiences with genuine scientific enquiry methods. The program has been designed for children to share with their parent/carer and participants are requested to attend all sessions. Ages 3-5 years. For bookings, please contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au.

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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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All About Kids!

Coding with Edison

The Edison robot is a powerful, engaging tool for learning computational thinking and computer programming in a hands-on way. With built-in sensors Edison can respond to light and sound, follow lines, avoid obstacles, and communicate with other Edison robots. Join us for this 4-week course to explore coding with Edison robots. For bookings please contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au. Ages 8+

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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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Hero Kids

Join us for a for a 4-week escapade with an award-winning introductory table-top role-playing game for young adventurers. Hero kids is set in a fantasy world where grown-ups of Rivenshore Village are constantly getting themselves into trouble, and it's up to you to sort it out. Bookings via cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au.

. Ages 8+.

 

 

Tuesday, 15 October 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

Junior-Bots

Learn to create simple step-by-step programs and develop basic coding skills with our Blue-Bot floor robots. This 4-week course is designed to progressively build on skills developed each week. Get the most from Junior-Bots by attending all the sessions.
Ages 6-8.
For bookings contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au

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All About Kids!

LEGO® MINDSTORMS

Learn to control a robot in these hands-on sessions. Get the most from LEGO® MINDSTORMS by attending all the sessions.

For bookings, please contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au

Ages 8+

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Libraries closed for Annual Staff Day - Monday 14 October

With the exception of the Geelong Library, all branches and Mobile Libraries in our network will be closed on Monday 14 October.

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Public Holiday Opening Hours

Please be advised that our libraries are closed on the following dates to observe public holidays according to their respective municipalities.

Word for Word – 2019

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