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!

Tinsel Tales

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!

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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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The Gruffalo

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+

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Watercolour Rabbits

Explore the art of watercolour paints while creating an incredible rabbit painting worthy of any wall. Ages 8+

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Creative & Connected

Cinema 101 - Introduction To Cinema

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.

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Youth Programs

Wild Weaving

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

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Amazing Creatures

Enter the world of invertebrates, test your knowledge of these amazing creatures and design your own new species to take home. Ages 8+

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Animal Collage

Join us and create your own curious animals using collage techniques in this hands-on session. Ages 5+

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Mini Garden Gnomes

Have fun creating your own kitschy miniature garden gnome from coloured polymer clay. Ages 12-18.

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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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eKnow How

Tablet Q & A

Bring along your tablet and discuss apps, features and library services available through your device.

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Summer Reading Club: Curious Creatures

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. 

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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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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 visit the following page grlc.vic.gov.au/learn/little-readers/events-little-readers

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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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LEGO MINDSTORMS

Learn to control a robot in these hands-on sessions. Get the most from LEGO® MINDSTORMS® by attending all the sessions. Ages 8+.
For bookings contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au

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