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Leopold Library, situated within the Leopold Community Hub, is a welcoming and bright space providing zones for working, comfortable reading and activities. A dedicated technology makerspace provides opportunities to develop creativity, imagination and problem solving. The library is further enhanced by other facilities on offer at the Community Hub, which include free car-parking, a Child and Family Centre, youth area, multi-purpose community rooms and public open space.
Find out more about Baby, Toddler and Storytimes here.
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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
For over 60s, this three week series of workshops will teach real-life skills that will help you explore new interests, meet new people and stay connected. Book into this 3 week course now!
Learn how to design a custom piece of jewellery in 3D and explore the potential of your creativity in the Makerspace. Ages 14+
Thursday, 27 June 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Are you up for a challenge? Then join us for an adventure in three dimensional paper weaving. This program will test your patience and your skills but the results are enviable. Ages 12-18.
Getting a postcard or letter in the mail is always fun. Design and create your own unique postcard to be sent to family or friends, near or far, in this hands-on workshop. Ages 5+
Calling all junior firefighters and families! Join us for a visit from our local CFA to learn more about how to be a fire safe kid!
3D pens are a great way to sculpt quickly in 3D. We have some great winter project ideas to help you get the hang of them, or draw your own creation. Ages 14+
Sphero wants to take you around the world in just 80 MINUTES! Get coding! The rules are esy but the journey will be challenging. How will your team fare?
Learn how to use apps in conjunction with your tablet's camera to make the most of what it has to offer.
Come along and learn some simple beading techniques to create your own cool keyring or bag tag. Ages 12-18.
Discover tales of creation from Australia's first people as we share some of these wonderful stories with you. All ages.
Join us as we create our own paper dolls inspired by traditional Japanese kokeshi dolls in this hands-on session for boys and girls. Ages 8+
Make your own hanging 3D hot air balloon in this crafty construction workshop. Ages 5+
Come along to see screenings of three classic films from the archives projected in the brand new Leopold Hub. Watch the film and then stay for a chat.
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.
Join Elder Rights Advocacy representative, Anthea Katsaros, for an overview of what to look out for when examining aged care options for yourself or a loved one.
Friday, 19 July 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Come along to this hands-on workshop that will give you an introduction to the arts of Japanese Calligraphy (Shodo) and flower pressing (Oshibana). Get a taste of these art forms and their relationship to the Japanese aesthetic tradition. Presented by Japanese expatriate and Leopold local Kazuko Horii-Watson. Participants should bring a smock or wear clothes that can get messy.
Thursday, 25 July 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Thursday, 25 July 2019 - 6:15pm to 7:45pm
Explore the benefits and optimise your use of myGov. In partnership with the Australian Department of Health and Human Services.
Discover the thrill of Catch-Up TV and subscription entertainment such as Netflix, ABC iView and Kanopy. Learn to unlock your favourite shows and get the most from your service.
Calling all budding engineers! Celebrate Engineering Week and test your tower building skills in this hands-on session. Try to build the tallest tower with the materials supplied.
Join Pam Jennings from the Bellarine Historical Society to learn more about what happened following WW1 in the local area. Pam’s talk will focus on memorials, the post-war struggle of returned soldiers, Red Cross societies and peace celebrations in the area.
Tuesday, 13 August 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Discover what 3D printing is and how it works. Design your own custom name tag and see an item 3D printed in this beginner's session.
Join us for a 4-week adventure into the world of engineering. Challenge yourself as we recreate famous world landmarks, bridges and buildings. Who can build the highest tower? How much weight can your bridge hold? Ages 8+
In a captivating mix of memoir and cultural critique, Dr Lee Kofman casts a questioning eye on the myths surrounding our conception of physical perfection and what it’s like to live in a body that deviates from the norm. Dr Lee Kofman is a Russian-born Israeli-Australian author of five books, editor of two anthologies, writing teacher and mentor based in Melbourne.