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Holiday Stuff for Youth

JAPANESE CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP FOR YOUTH

Come along to this hands-on workshop for an introduction into the art of Japanese Calligraphy (Shodo). This session is presented by Japanese expatriate Kazuko Horii-Watson (Reisen Horii), who studied for over forty years under the great calligrapher Master Tetsusen Horino. Participants should wear clothing suitable for painting. Ages 12-18.

Saturday, 18 January 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Holiday Fun For Kids

Hour of Coding

Join us for an introduction to coding. This program is suitable for beginners only. Age 8+ 

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Creative & Connected Computer screens and binary code

NBN Awareness Initiative

These special sessions are being presented by the nbn™ Local Community Affairs team help you understand and answer questions about the nbn™ network.
Each session will cover:

  • What is NBN™ & How to get connected
  • How the NBN™ will affect your existing Home Phone
  • Medical alarms & Power outages 
  • Information about scams, amongst other things

The purpose of this initiative is to ensure communities have all the necessary information during the rollout of the NBN™ access network. It aims to give the community a forum to ask questions and troubleshoot any concerns they might have.

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eKnow How

Introduction to Kanopy

Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video platform for public libraries and universities that offers viewers a large collection of award-winning films and documentaries. Come and learn how it works. 

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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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Creative & Connected

VISIBLE MENDING REVISITED

Bring in your repairs and share your visible mending progress with others. This session also provides an opportunity to learn some new techniques and look at some more helpful resources. Or if you're new to visible mending, learn about making a feature of clothing repair. Suitable for ages 12+ to adults.

Saturday, 18 January 2020 - 9:30am to 11:00am
Bannockburn Library

Creative & Connected

JAPANESE CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP

Come along to this hands-on workshop for an introduction into the art of Japanese Calligraphy (Shodo). This session is presented by Japanese expatriate Kazuko Horii-Watson (Reisen Horii), who studied for over forty years under the great calligrapher Master Tetsusen Horino. Participants should wear clothing suitable for painting. Ages 18+

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Multiple Locations

eKnow How

Mouse and Keyboard Basics

New to the world of computers? Learn the basics of using a mouse and keyboard.

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Newcomb Library

All About Kids!

MINI JUNIOR-BOTS

Have fun coding simple programs (for absolute beginners) with our super-cute Blue-Bot floor robots. Activities are designed for parents and carers to experience alongside their child. Ages 5+

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All About Kids!

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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All About Kids!

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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All About Kids!

LITTLE YOGIS

Relax, bend, and stretch in this interactive yoga adventure for children and families. Please note that this program is not delivered by qualified yoga teachers. Ages 5+

Monday, 20 January 2020 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Drysdale Library

Youth Programs

HARRY POTTER POLYMER CHARMS

Charmus Magnificus! Wear your love of Harry Potter with your own Hedwig charm, Nimbus 2000 necklace or a Deathly Hollows pendant made from polymer clay. Ages 12-18 years

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All About Kids!

MINI 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. Ages 8+

Monday, 20 January 2020 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Waurn Ponds Library

All About Kids!

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+

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Holiday Fun For Kids

Free Play with Edison

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 fun session with Edison Robots. Ages 8+

Monday, 20 January 2020 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

PUZZLE IT OUT

Design and create your very own jigsaw puzzle! Then challenge your friends and family to puzzle it out. All ages.

Tuesday, 21 January 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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All About Kids!

MOVE IT, SHAKE IT, MAKE IT

Join us as we sing, dance, stretch and move along to our favourite active stories. Then take home a piece of the action with an interactive craft activity. Ages 5+

Tuesday, 21 January 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

All About Kids!

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+

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eKnow How

SOLVE YOUR PASSWORD WORRIES

Ever felt overwhelmed by the number of online passwords you need to remember? This session will introduce you to a variety of ways to securely save and store your passwords.

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Books about bushfires for kids

In light of the bushfires currently affecting through so much of our country, our thoughts are with anyone affected, directly or indirectly.

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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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