Lara Library

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(03) 4201 0668
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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Author Encounters Photo of book cover for Just Like A Son

Shane Tindal – Just Like A Son

Eighteen year old Freddy has always wanted to be a pilot like his World War Two pilot father and enrols at the Point Cook Air Force College as a cadet. After active service Freddy wakes up, severely injured in a strange hut to find out that he has crashed a Vampire jet, and is to face a court-martial. Author Shane Tindal’s first novel draws inspiration from her experience of the Royal Australian Air Force, initially as a service brat, then as a legal officer and finally as the spouse of an Air Force Engineer.

You may also be interested in the Lara RSL Sub Branch Exhibition at Lara Library, presented in conjunction with this event.

Tuesday, 10 December 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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All About Kids!

Hour of Coding

Join us for an introduction to coding. This program is suitable for beginners only. Age 8+ 

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Lara RSL Sub Branch Exhibition at Lara Library

RAAF Base Point Cook was the first military aviation base in Australia and features our oldest, most extensive complex of military aviation buildings. As the home of Australia's first military flying school and

the birthplace of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), the air base played a pivotal role in the history of military and civil aviation in Australia for more than 90 years.

The Lara RSL Sub Branch presents a display of photos as well as memorabilia from that era at Point Cook Air Force Base, around the time the book was written, on show from 2-12 December 2019 at Lara Library.

You may also be interested in an Author Encounter session with Shane Tindal discussing her debut novel, Just Like a Son, which draws inspiration from her experience of the Royal Australian Air Force. At Lara Library on Tuesday 10 December. Click here for more information and bookings.

Monday, 2 December 2019 - 10:00am to 8:00pm
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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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TREEHOUSE ESCAPADES

Are you a fan of the Treehouse series? Have you ever wished you could have your very own 13 Storey Treehouse? With a little imagination and creativity you can. Construct a diorama of your favourite Treehouse storey, or bring your own ideas to life.Ages 8+

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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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PAPER BAG PUPPETS

Take inspiration from your favourite story to create a unique puppet from a simple paper bag, and then bring it alive in your own puppet show. Ages 5+

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THE ADVENTURES OF HUNTER AND PHOEBE

Meet Hunter, an ex-working dog of Vision Australia and his trainer, Phoebe. Learn about the highs and lows of life as a trainer. A fun and informative session for the whole family.

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Youth Programs

MINUTE TO WIN IT

Have you got what it takes to conquer some deceptively simple challenges in one minute? Pit yourself against the clock and other competitors to see who comes out on top. Ages 12-18 years

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All About Kids!

DREAM CATCHERS

Join us for this special hands-on session and make your own dream catcher to take home. Ages 5+

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eKnow How

Computer Basics

Lack confidence with computers? Want to learn how they work in a safe, friendly environment? In this self-paced session we will cover the basics on how to use a computer.

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All About Kids!

Coding with Edison

The Edison robot is a powerful, engaging tool for learning computational thinking and computer programming in a hands-on way. With built-in sensors Edison can respond to light and sound, follow lines, avoid obstacles, and communicate with other Edison robots. Join us for this 4-week course to explore coding with Edison robots. For bookings please contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au. Ages 8+

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Harry Potter Book Night

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.

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REDUCE OVERWHELM: EMBRACE LIFE BALANCE

Do you sometimes feel exhausted and overwhelmed?Do you find it difficult to balance and juggle family, work, household chores, social activities and struggle to find time for self-care and nourishment? Have you found yourself stuck in old habits, patterns and behaviours? Even when you start a new regime you often return to your old patterns? Jo Surkitt is a Positive Change Educator and she will teach you strategies and techniques on creating balance, reducE overwhelm and how to rewire and refire your brain so you can create new healthy habits, thought patterns and behaviours that are simple, sustainable, and long lasting; creating the ‘Positive Change’ you want to see in your life.

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Creative & Connected

DENIM UPCYCLE

Give your worn out, torn or daggy jeans, jackets or skirts a new lease on life with this hands on workshop.

Saturday, 7 December 2019 - 9:30am to 11:00am
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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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Creative & Connected

KEEPING BACKYARD CHOOKS

Always wanted to keep backyard chooks? Presenters from the Geelong and District Poultry Club will talk about buying, feeding and housing backyard chooks as well as how to keep them healthy and producing eggs.

Thursday, 20 February 2020 - 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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All About Kids!

Christmas Capers

Celebrate the festive season with a Christmas-inspired craft workshop. All ages.

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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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Creative & Connected

SCRABBLE CLUB

Playing games is a great way to relax. Come along on Mondays and enjoy being part of a group who play competitive Scrabble. Expand your vocabulary, improve your game and make new friends. Ages 16+

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