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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!

Make and Learn

Participate in this four-week program that includes stop motion animation, Scratch 3.0, SpheroBolt and more. No bookings required. Age 8+

Wednesday, 7 August 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Belmont Library

All About Kids!

Coding with Edison Robots

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 Bannockburn Library on 5281 2367.

Please note:

  • The Tuesday course is for ages 8+
  • The Friday course is for ages 12+

Multiple Times
Bannockburn 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

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

All About Kids!

Writing Cadets

Join our 4-week writing course at the Dome. Try out different writing techniques and share your writing with the group. Bring your own device or use ours.
No booking required. Ages 8+

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

The Drama Games

Lights, camera, action! Join us for imaginative theatrical fun and take part in a range of drama games designed to maximise interaction and laughter. Please note this is a 4-week course. 

No experience required. No booking required. Ages 8+

Wednesday, 28 August 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Torquay Library

All About Kids!

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, 21 August 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Leopold Library

All About Kids!

CHILDREN'S BOOK WEEK PERFORMANCE

Celebrate Children’s Book Week with us and enjoy a wonderful live performance by Meerkat Productions including audience interaction, original songs and fantastic puppetry. Bookings essential for all attending adults and children. All ages.


All About Kids!

SENSORY STORYTIME

This sensory-rich story time is for all children. These sessions accommodate delayed motor skill development and include opportunities for children to interact, with less sitting and more movement. Audio stimulation is limited and group size is small. Bookings recommended.

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Multiple Locations

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.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

All About Kids!

Dino-STEM Challenge

Journey into the Jurassic era using the powers of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Each week we will solve a challenge using our skills of problem-solving and detection. This 3-week course will have you walking with the dinosaurs and thinking like an archaeologist. Bookings essential. Ages 6+

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

All About Kids!

Sew What?!

Ever wanted to learn to sew? Make a cuddly new friend to take home in this 3-week course. Choose your pattern, cut your fabric and sew it all together with our sewing machine! Bookings essential. Ages 8+

Thursday, 5 September 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Corio Library

All About Kids!

Roald Dahl Day

Get lost in the magical world of Roald Dahl as we celebrate the worlds, characters and stories of this marvellous storyteller. All ages.

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Multiple Locations

All About Kids!

International Talk Like a Pirate Day

Get your sea legs on and join us for some rollicking stories, swashbuckling sea shanties and a treasure trove of craft and games. All ages

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

All About 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.

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

All About Kids!

Animal Collage

Join us and create your own curious animals using collage techniques in this hands-on session. Ages 5+

Multiple Times
Multiple Locations

All About Kids!

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 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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

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Western Heights College Library - Closed for Curriculum Day

Patrons are advised that Western Heights College Library will be closed on Thursday 5 September due to a Curriculum Day.

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Level 5 of the Dome features a flexible, multi-purpose event space with capacity to seat up to 300 people and high-end audiovisual technology make this the perfect venue for business events, receptions, dinners and weddings.

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