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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eKnow How

myGov Explored

Explore the benefits and optimise your use of myGov. In partnership with the Australian Department of Human Services.

Tuesday, 30 April 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
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eKnow How

Tablet & Smartphone Q&A

Bring along your tablet and discuss apps, features and library services available through your device

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Author Encounters

LOU HARVEY-ZAHRA – CREATIVE DISCIPLINE FOR HAPPY TODDLERS AND CHILDREN

International parenting author Lou Harvey-Zahra presents practical ideas to transform tears and tantrums into smiles. Hear expert tips on establishing family values for positive behaviour and increased harmony in the home. Lou is the author of the best-selling Happy Child, Happy Home and Creative Discipline, Connected Family.

Sessions for parents of children aged 0 - 6 years: 

Tuesday 7 May
Belmont 2:00-3:00pm
Lara 6:30-7:30pm
Wednesday 8 May
Newcomb 4:00-5:00pm
Waurn Ponds 6:30-7:30pm
Thursday 9 May
Corio 11:00am-12noon
Geelong West 2:00-3:00pm

Sessions for parents of children aged 7 - 12 years:

Wednesday 8 May
Leopold 9:30-10:30am
Thursday 9 May
Torquay 6:30-7:30pm

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Creative & Connected

Lara Creatives

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

Tuesday, 7 May 2019 - 6:45pm to 8:00pm
Lara Library

Creative & Connected

CINEMA 101 - INTRODUCTION TO CINEMA

We all watch movies, but do we really understand them? In this discussion group, we look at the key terms of cinema, including mise-en-scène (what we see), cinematography (how we see it), sound (the accompanying audio), and editing (how elements are cut and arranged). Watch clips from classic films and have the chance to use some of these terms to speculate on the ideas or sensations the filmmakers are trying to convey. Join the conversation and appreciate movies in a whole new way. Bookings essential.

Thursday, 9 May 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Lara Library

All About Kids!

National Simultaneous Storytime

Join us as we celebrate Library and Information Week with this year's National Simultaneous Storytime. Come along for a special presentation of Alpacas With Maracas, written and illustrated by Matt Cosgrove. All branches (except Barwon Heads, Chilwell & Western  Heights). 

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Creative & Connected

Armchair Actors

Join with other participants to bring a play to life. This is your chance to be a star for a day. Scripts are provided: choose your character to read aloud with fellow cast members.

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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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All About Kids!

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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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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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.

Monday, 6 May 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Lara Library