Lara Library

Phone: 
(03) 4201 0668
5 Walkers Road
Lara VIC 3212

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All libraries are closed on public holidays.

Opening hours

In response to the evolving impact of the COVID-19 virus, the Geelong Regional Library Corporation will temporarily close all library branches and mobile libraries.

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

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eKnow How

Introduction to Kanopy

*Please note: some events cancelled* In response to the evolving impact of the COVID-19 virus, we have suspended the delivery of all library programs, events and outreach services until at least 14 April 2020. You can find out more here.

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. 

Wednesday, 20 May 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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All About Kids!

Preschool Story Time

*Please note: some events cancelled* In response to the evolving impact of the COVID-19 virus, we have suspended the delivery of all library programs, events and outreach services until at least 14 April 2020. You can find out more here.

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

*CANCELLED*: EXPLORE THE YOU YANGS AND SERENDIP SANCTUARY

We regret that due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. You can find out more here.

Thursday, 30 April 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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eKnow How

eMagazines For Free!

*Please note: some events cancelled* In response to the evolving impact of the COVID-19 virus, we have suspended the delivery of all library programs, events and outreach services until at least 14 April 2020. You can find out more here.

Want to read the latest selection of library magazines free and delivered straight to your device using your library membership? Bring along your own device and learn how. With hundreds of eMagazines to choose from, there is sure to be at least one for you to enjoy!

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Creative & Connected

Autumn Crafting with the Brother DesignNCut

*SOME EVENTS CANCELLED*

In response to the evolving impact of the COVID-19 virus, we have suspended the delivery of all library programs, events and outreach services until at least 14 April 2020. You can find out more here.

Be inspired by the colours of Autumn and create a whimsical Autumn-themed item using the Brother DesignNCut cutting machine. Learn how to use the cloud-based design platform, Canvas Workspace, to take your creation from digital file to 2D decoration.

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All About Kids!

Star Wars Day

May the 4th be with you. Join us at the library to celebrate Star Wars day. Come dressed up as your favourite Star Wars character, have your photo taken fighting with light sabers on the green screen and make some Star Wars-themed craft. All ages.

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Creative & Connected

FLORIGAMI

Paper flowers are beautiful and surprisingly easy to make. In this creative session for adults, learn how to make elegant works of floral art from old books and other recycled materials.

Thursday, 7 May 2020 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
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Special Events

EXPLORING LARA’S PAST

From Duck Ponds to Lara, our history extends from early pioneer times of agriculture and a small community to the thriving and ever expanding town we see today. The Lara Heritage & Historical Inc. will present a talk on the early history of Lara; discussing early families, how they made a name for themselves, and what challenges they may have faced along the way; from fire to flood. Get to know what has shaped the town we see today. They will also give an insight into their latest book Stories of Settlers at Lara - The Farming Families of the Closer Settlement Board's Lara Estate 1907.

Thursday, 7 May 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Creative & Connected women picking tea leaves

Talking Tea: the History of Tea

Tea is much more than just a beverage. Since it was first consumed in the south-west of China 5000 years ago, tea has spread throughout the world to become, after water, the most consumed beverage in the world. Dr Tracey Caulfield who has trained at the Dilmah School of Tea in Sri Lanka and in Japan will share her passion for this global infusion. This event will span the history of tea and the cultural variations in its manufacture and consumption. There will also be a variety of teas to sip along the way.

Thursday, 14 May 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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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 Whitney and Britney Chicken Divas, written and illustrated by Lucinda Gifford. All branches except Queenscliff, Barwon Heads, Chilwell & Western Heights.

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Creative & Connected

KANOPY SCREENING – CONNECTION TO COUNTRY

A sacred site, known as Murujuga, is home to the largest and oldest collection of rock art in the world but is under threat from the mining industry. Connection To Country, an award-nominated documentary highlights the resilient push made by the Traditional Owners of Western Australia’s Pilbara region to protect the Burrup Peninsula.

This screening is part of National Reconciliation Week. 

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All About Kids!

Baby Time

*Please note: some events cancelled* In response to the evolving impact of the COVID-19 virus, we have suspended the delivery of all library programs, events and outreach services until at least 14 April 2020. You can find out more here.

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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Junior-Bots

Learn to create simple step-by-step programs and develop basic coding skills with our Blue-Bot floor robots. This 4-week course is designed to progressively build on skills developed each week. Get the most from Junior-Bots by attending all the sessions.
Ages 5+
For bookings contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au

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Youth Programs

Art House

*Please note: some events cancelled* In response to the evolving impact of the COVID-19 virus, we have suspended the delivery of all library programs, events and outreach services until at least 14 April 2020. You can find out more here.

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

*Please note: some events cancelled* In response to the evolving impact of the COVID-19 virus, we have suspended the delivery of all library programs, events and outreach services until at least 14 April 2020. You can find out more 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

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Youth Programs

CODING WITH SPHERO

Sphero BOLT is an app-enabled robotic ball that provides endless opportunities to be creative and have fun whilst learning to code. Join us for this 4-week course to complete coding tasks with BOLT. For bookings, please contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au Ages 12+

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