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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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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
Join us for an introduction to coding. This program is suitable for beginners only. Age 8+
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
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
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+
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.
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+
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.
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
Join us for this special hands-on session and make your own dream catcher to take home. Ages 5+
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Ages 8+
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.
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.
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
Bring along your tablet and discuss apps, features and library services available through your device
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
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.
Celebrate the festive season with a Christmas-inspired craft workshop. All ages.
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+
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
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+