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.
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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
What we know today as Remembrance Day, 11th November each year, used to be called Armistice Day.
At 11 am on 11 November 1918 the guns on the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare. This marked the end of World War 1.
After the end of the Second World War, the Australian and British governments changed the name to Remembrance Day. Armistice Day was no longer an appropriate title for a day which would commemorate all war dead.
In 1997, Governor-General Sir William Deane issued a proclamation formally declaring 11 November to be Remembrance Day, urging all Australians to observe one minute's silence at 11 am on 11 November each year to remember those who died or suffered for Australia's cause in all wars and armed conflicts
This display reflects the changed attitudes and the ways in which this day was remembered over the years. This displayed history is part of the memorabilia held at the Lara RSL Sub Branch Museum.
Monday, 4 November 2019 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
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.
Monday, 7 October 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
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.
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
Bring your tablet to the library and learn about the different mindfulness and meditation resources available to you.
Wednesday, 13 November 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Ages 10+
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
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 email@example.com. Ages 7-11.
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