Lara Library

Phone: 
(03) 5282 4182
5 Walkers Road
Lara VIC 3212

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All libraries are closed on public holidays.

Opening hours

Monday: 10am - 6pm
Tuesday: 10am - 8pm
Wednesday: 10am - 6pm
Thursday: 10am - 8pm
Friday: 10am - 6pm
Saturday: 10am - 1pm
Sunday: Closed

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What's on - Lara 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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Special Events

SOS – WILD LIFE RESCUE

Local Anakie wildlife carer Shelley Hyndman has always fostered a love for our native species. Join us as she shares her knowledge about how to rescue and care for these unique creatures and what it takes to release them back into the wild.

Saturday, 22 June 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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eKnow How

All about photography on your tablet

Learn how to use apps in conjunction with your tablet's camera to make the most of what it has to offer.

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All About Kids!

SPHERO CHALLENGE

Sphero wants to take you around the world in just 80 MINUTES! Get coding! The rules are esy but the journey will be challenging. How will your team fare? 

Ages 8+

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Author Encounters

REMEMBERING THE END EXHIBITION: JANET BUTLER

As part of the Remembering the End Exhibition, join Little River historian and author, Janet Butler, as she looks at events that happened in and around Lara at the end of the Great War. Janet will describe Sister Kit McNaughton’s journey home to Little River, after serving as a nurse in the Great War. Janet was inspired by the life of Sister McNaughton, and in 2013 published a book titled Kitty’s War.

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Creative & Connected

LARA CREATIVES - COLOURING GROUP

Colour, Create and Chat. Build social connections in the local community, get creative and chat about hobbies, books, writing...and anything else! Bring your own creative project to work on or use the colouring pages and materials provided. Learn about free library resources including audiobooks and eBooks. Browse the shelves and find endless books on creative activities.

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SNAIL MAIL REVIVAL

Getting a postcard or letter in the mail is always fun. Design and create your own unique postcard to be sent to family or friends, near or far, in this hands-on workshop. Ages 5+

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All About Kids!

BEING FIRE SAFE

Calling all junior firefighters and families! Join us for a visit from our local CFA to learn more about how to be a fire safe kid!

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Youth Programs

INSTA ALBUMS

Don’t lose your memories in data fails and upgrades. Keep a copy of your favourite Insta pics with a personalised mini photo album. Ages 12-18.

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Creative & Connected

REMEMBERING THE END EXHIBITION - CROCHET POPPIES

Honour those who have gone to war by creating beautiful crochet poppies. Learn the art of crocheting poppies with local knitting experts, Sisters in Stiches. Your creations will form a display at Corio Library in support of the Geelong Heritage Centre’s Remembering the End exhibition.

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All About Kids!

JAPANESE PAPER DOLLS

Join us as we create our own paper dolls inspired by traditional Japanese kokeshi dolls in this hands-on session for boys and girls. Ages 8+

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Heritage

REMEMBERING THE END: CURATOR’S TALKS

Join the curator of this fascinating display to learn more about how Geelong reacted to the announcement of the end of WW1 and the impact the Great War had on the communities in Geelong and the region immediately after it ended.

Tuesday, 9 July 2019 - 11:30am to 12:00pm
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Holiday Fun For Kids

Dreamtime Tales

Discover tales of creation from Australia's first people as we share some of these wonderful stories with you. All ages.

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Holiday Stuff for Youth

3D PAPER WEAVING

Are you up for a challenge? Then join us for an adventure in three dimensional paper weaving. This program will test your patience and your skills but the results are enviable. Ages 12-18.

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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+

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eKnow How

Discover Your Ancestry

Interested in discovering more about your family's history? This session will provide an introduction to the library's family history resources. 

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Science Fair

What makes colour change? How can you make a paperclip float? Celebrate Science Week with us and discover the answers to these questions and more! All ages.

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eKnow How

Virtual Reality

Experience the latest in virtual reality technology. Enjoy a ride in a fighter jet, ride a rollercoaster or meet a T-rex in a 360-degree video.

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Special Events

BEE TALK

Join local beekeeping expert, John Webb, as he shares his knowledge about how to harness the power of bees. John will demonstrate what is in a beehive and educate us about how to safely interact with these unique and amazing insects.

Thursday, 29 August 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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All About Kids!

Baby Time

Join us 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 click here.

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Youth Programs

Art House

Socialise with friends, create amazing artwork and have fun. Remember, you don't have to be a great artist to create fantastic artwork! In partnership with The fOrT Youth Centre. No booking required. Ages 12+

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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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Heritage

COMING HOME EXHIBITION

Lara RSL Sub Branch presents Coming Home, an exhibition which remembers soldiers and nurses returning to Australia from WW1 in 1919. The exhibition features unique Lara memorabilia from returning soldiers, nurses and Lara Lake Primary School. This is a joint venture with Geelong Heritage Centre’s Remembering the End Exhibition which is being held at the Lara Library from 1 - 28 July.

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