All libraries are closed on public holidays.
Councillor Cameron Granger (Deputy Mayor of CoGG) officially opened Lara Library on 31 March 2012, providing permanent, onsite library resources to the township previously serviced by our visiting Mobile Library.The Lara Library is conveniently located in a central community hub shared with Maternal Child Centre, Lara Kindergarten and Lara Community Centre. It adjoins Austin Park, which includes a skate park, children’s playground, toilets, amphitheatre and picnic/BBQ area. Access is easy thanks to ample parking on Walkers Road and proximity to the Lara Railway Station.
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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
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
Come and learn about mindful colouring and its benefits, and take part in timed colouring activities while listening to music designed to shift brainwaves to a more relaxed state. Enjoy a free cuppa and bickie. Presented in partnership with the Geelong Seniors Festival.
Get lost in the magical world of Roald Dahl as we celebrate the worlds, characters and stories of this marvellous storyteller. All ages.
Create a colourful piece of wildlife art using magazines and animal silhouettes in this fun hands-on workshop. Ages 8+
I wrote to the Zoo to send me a pet. They sent me an…Join us as we walk, talk and act like the animals featured in Rod Campbell's classic book,Dear Zoo.This interactive session will have you going wild with excitement and you will also get to take home your own piece of the jungle.Ages 5+
Come to the library and make a little felt alpaca pal to pop in your pocket. Ages 12-18.
What’s lurking in the shadows? Lions, tigers and bears… oh my! Make some shadow puppet animals and a stage where you can bring them to life. Ages 8+
The very hungry caterpillar and friends are roaming in the library. Join them for stories, songs and games, and then create your own Eric Carle inspired creature. All ages 5+
Find inspiration in your favourite animal and create a unique bookmark to help decorate your books. All ages.
When we read and use our devices we employ our eyes, neck, shoulders, back, arms, and hands. In this session you'll learn some simple stretches and techniques to release physical and mental tension, and develop good posture and habits to help take care of your body. Stretches are done either seated on a chair or standing.
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Learn the basics functions of the Apple iPad and how it can be used. Bring along your own iPad or use one provided by the library.
Do you have a young person in your life struggling with mental health issues? Expert panellists will provide insights including signs of concern, how and where to seek help and how to get support while looking after a loved one. Presented in conjunction with headspace, BCYF Family Services, Barwon Health Carer’s Support, Bellarine Health Care and Pritchard Health.
Learn, share, create and have fun with wool. Knitting, crocheting… anything goes! Start a new creation or get help and advice on a current project. Learn all about dry felting, and have a go yourself. Presented in partnership with the Geelong Seniors Festival.
Wednesday, 30 October 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Bring your tablet to the library and learn about the different mindfulness and meditation resources available to you.
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+
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.
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
Learn about Makerspace technologies - try your hand at designing a 3D model or experience virtual reality. No experience necessary!
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 email@example.com Ages 10+
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Ages 7-11.
Journey through time with us as we explore the astounding, surprising and downright dirty innovations of our ancestors. This 5-week block will take us on an adventure to ancient Egypt, a ramble with some Romans and a voyage with the Vikings! No bookings required. Ages 8+
Wednesday, 13 November 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm