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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.
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Sometimes fate comes in and changes your whole life. That’s what happened to Rob in the Currie Library on King Island on a rainy day. Rob had found a book on local shipwrecks and found the paragraph that was to steer him on a different course. Scotland to Australia in the mid 1800s would have seemed like a present day voyage to the moon! Excitement, fear of the unknown, thirst for a better life, or an escape from past lives for some. All these splashed out onto the canvas of the Australian bush during and after the Gold Rushes, building The Penpont Saga.
Thursday, 12 March 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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
This fun-filled 4-week program combines everyday objects and experiences with genuine scientific enquiry methods. The program has been designed for children to share with their parent/carer
and participants are requested to attend all sessions. For bookings, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org Ages 3-5.
Experience the latest in virtual reality technology. Enjoy a ride in a fighter jet, ride a rollercoaster or meet a T-rex in a 360-degree video.
Get tips and tricks from patrons and staff who get creative in the Leopold Makerspace.Each month will feature a different project focusing on the 3D printer, laser cutter, 3Dpens or a combination of the tools available for public use.
Thursday, 27 February 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
3D Pens are a great way to sculpt quickly in 3D. We have some great Autumn project ideas to help you get the hang of them, or draw your own creation. Ages 14+
Come and join this facilitated Q&A and knowledge-sharing session with other smartphone users and learners.
In this beginners session you will learn how to use online software to create files that can be turned into intriciate objects using the Laser Cutter at Leopold's Makerspace. Age 16+
Ever wanted to crochet a blanket but did not know where to start? Join us to learn the very basics in crochet. Perfect a simple chain stitch; learn a double, or even a triple stitch; and find out how to read a crochet pattern. Hooks and yarn provided.
Discover some of the wonderful and varied cultures that make us all Australian through storytelling, craft, music and dance. All ages.
Pretty flowers, buzzing bees, pesky ants and much more will be found as we share stories about gardens in this fun story session. Ages 5+
Would you like to borrow books from the library without leaving home and read them on your tablet? Let us show you how easy it is and the variety of options available.
Tiny seeds grow into big things! Join us for a special story and craft session and make your very own cress head to take home. All ages
Grab your mates or meet new friends at our Trivia Challenge. Fun and fast paced trivia with lots of movie, music and general knowledge questions to test your skills. Try your luck with our table challenges and work in teams to answer the questions. Spot prizes to be won. Ages 12-18.
Screenings from range of award-winning short films streamed from Kanopy, our online video streaming service. Tea, coffee, and popcorn provided, you're welcome to BYO movie snacks.
Thursday, 2 April 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Turn your backyard into a haven for bees and birds and make your own bird feeder and bee hotel in this hands-on session. Ages 8+
Using a variety of materials and techniques participants will transform old CD and DVD discs into works of art. All ages
In this fun, hands-on construction workshop you will build an incredible environmentally friendly geometric structure with newspaper. Ages 8+
Kidnapped on his ninth day of teaching with nine students, Rob Hunter retells the story of how Edwin John Eastwood, the Faraday kidnapper, having escaped from prison, burst into his remote South Gippsland school and at gun point, took Rob and his nine students hostage. Day 9 at Wooreen brings alive the story of the Wooreen State School kidnapping of 1977. Written through the teacher’s eyes, this gripping tale gives insight into the trauma experienced by the victims, the timely heroism of logging truck driver Robin Smith and the bravery and commitment of Victoria Police. Rob celebrates the healing that is possible from such pain and torment, giving his audience renewed hope in a troubled world.
Thursday, 16 April 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Experience this historic event through the eyes of those who lived through it. A virtual journey that will not be forgotten. Ages 14+
When WWI brought Australians face to face with mass death, a Red Cross Information Bureau and post-war graves workers laboured to help families grieve for the missing. Join us for a film screening of the short documentary The Missing followed by a conversation with historians Associate Professor Fred Cahir of Federation University and Dr Bart Ziino of Deakin University.
Thursday, 30 April 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Explore the benefits and optimise your use of myGov. In partnership with the Australian Department of Health and Human Services.
Are puzzles your thing? Join our Puzzle Off where the team with the most completed in the allocated time wins. You can join as a team, or come along and join a team on the day.
Get the most out of the camera on your phone or tablet. This session willl give you hands on experience using the photographic tools at your fingertips.
Join us as we celebrate Library and Information Week with this year's National Simultaneous Storytime. Come along for a special presentation of Alpacas With Maracas, written and illustrated by Matt Cosgrove. All branches (except Barwon Heads, Chilwell & Western Heights).