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.
Find out more about Baby, Toddler and Storytimes here.
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Join us for a very special family Christmas storytelling event that will transport you into the festive season. Hear extraordinary Christmas tales both funny and surprising brought to life with a little help from our audience!
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
He has terrible tusks and terrible claws. But didn’t you know; there’s no such thing as a Gruffalo! Or is there? Join us to play Gruffalo games, hear Gruffalo tales and make your own Gruffalo puppet to take home. Ages 5+
Explore the art of watercolour paints while creating an incredible rabbit painting worthy of any wall. Ages 8+
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.
Create a wild woven wall hanging using the colours and textures of nature. Learn how to prepare a loom for weaving, and then practice weaving techniques and simple knot styles. Ages 12-18
Enter the world of invertebrates, test your knowledge of these amazing creatures and design your own new species to take home. Ages 8+
Join us and create your own curious animals using collage techniques in this hands-on session. Ages 5+
Have fun creating your own kitschy miniature garden gnome from coloured polymer clay. Ages 12-18.
Dress up in your favourite house colours and join other Potterheads in this very special event which will explore all about Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. All ages.
Bring along your tablet and discuss apps, features and library services available through your device.
Register for the Summer Reading Club at any library to supercharge your reading this summer. Children of all ages can join this FREE program and collect fun incentive prizes along the way. Registrations open 1 December until 31 January.
Click here for more information about the Summer Reading Club, and to download your free activity booklet.
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
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 visit the following page grlc.vic.gov.au/learn/little-readers/events-little-readers
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+
Learn to control a robot in these hands-on sessions. Get the most from LEGO® MINDSTORMS® by attending all the sessions. Ages 8+.
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