Lara Library

Phone: 
(03) 5282 4182
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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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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Special Events

BEE TALK

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
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Creative & Connected

MINDFUL COLOURING

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.

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All About Kids!

Roald Dahl Day

Get lost in the magical world of Roald Dahl as we celebrate the worlds, characters and stories of this marvellous storyteller. All ages.

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Holiday Fun For Kids

Silhouette Safari

Create a colourful piece of wildlife art using magazines and animal silhouettes in this fun hands-on workshop. Ages 8+

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Holiday Fun For Kids

Dear Zoo

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+

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Holiday Stuff for Youth

Alpaca Pocket Pals

Come to the library and make a little felt alpaca pal to pop in your pocket. Ages 12-18.

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Holiday Fun For Kids

Shadow Puppets

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+

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Holiday Fun For Kids

The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Friends

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+

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Holiday Fun For Kids

Animal Bookmarks

Find inspiration in your favourite animal and create a unique bookmark to help decorate your books. All ages.

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Creative & Connected

GENTLE YOGA

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
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eKnow How

iPad Basics

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.

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Creative & Connected

MENTAL HEALTH AND YOUNG PEOPLE

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.

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Creative & Connected

DRY FELTING & ALL THINGS WOOL

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
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eKnow How

ALL ABOUT MINDFULNESS & MEDITATION ON YOUR TABLET

Bring your tablet to the library and learn about the different mindfulness and meditation resources available to you.

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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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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!

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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eKnow How

MAKERSPACE: VR AND 3D PRINTING

Learn about Makerspace technologies - try your hand at designing a 3D model or experience virtual reality. No experience necessary!

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All About Kids!

BLOXELS GAMING

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 cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au Ages 10+

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All About Kids!

LEGO® WEDO 2.0

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 cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au. Ages 7-11.

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All About Kids!

HORRID HISTORIES!

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
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