Waurn Ponds Library

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(03) 5244 0048
230 Pioneer Road
Grovedale VIC 3216

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All libraries are closed on public holidays.

Opening hours

Monday: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday: 9am - 8pm
Wednesday: 9am - 8pm
Thursday: 9am - 8pm
Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 2pm - 5pm

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HUMANS IN GEELONG

Are you sick of all the bad news? Hear heart-warming stories of inspirational locals who are making a difference. Hear Jacqui Bennett talk about her passion, Humans in Geelong, which uses the powerful medium of storytelling to create positive social  change. The aim is to inspire, connect and strengthen our community by showcasing stories of cultural diversity, sustainable practices, health and wellness, equity, creativity and opportunities. 

Wednesday, 24 July 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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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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HOT AIR BALLOONS

Make your own hanging 3D hot air balloon in this crafty construction workshop. Ages 5+

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Holiday Fun For Kids

Dreamtime Tales

Discover tales of creation from Australia's first people as we share some of these wonderful stories with you. All ages.

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Holiday Stuff for Youth

3D PAPER WEAVING

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.

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WORLD TOUR SCAVENGER HUNT

Grab your passport and travel the world on this scavenger hunt around the library. Discover the continents of the world and find some of the many landmarks and animals that live there. Ages 8+

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EXPLORE THE UNIVERSE

This active session will have you exploring the universe with craft, games and hands-on discovery. Ages 8+

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Movie Mania

It's a fiesta of film fun these holidays. Join us for a movie that is sure to entertain. Movies are G and PG rated and places are strictly limited. All ages.

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SNAIL MAIL REVIVAL

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+

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eKnow How

iPad Intermediate

So you've learnt the basics and want to know more? This intermediate session will extend your iPad skills further. Bring along your own iPad or use one provided by the library.

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All About Kids!

Michael Panckridge: fiction and fun!

Join local children’s author, Michael Panckridge, for an author talk to knock your socks off! He will have every child riveted with his enormous range of intriguing, humorous and highly entertaining stories. Join in his sports quiz and you may win a free book. Michael will have his books available for purchase and for signing. For ages 8-12.

Thursday, 11 July 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
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All About Kids!

FLIGHT CHALLENGE

Calling all budding engineers. Build a paper plane that can carry cargo and glide more than 3 metres using card and assorted craft materials. Are you up for the challenge? Ages 5+

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eKnow How

Tablet & Smartphone Q & A

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

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Author Encounters

LORRAINE SMITH – JOURNEY OF A LOST MANUSCRIPT

In 2014, a customer in a Warrnambool second-hand bookshop found a sixteenth century parchment from Yorkshire inside a copy of Alice in Wonderland. Book shop owner and author Lorraine Smith joins us to reveal the fascinating results of her 18 months of research into this old world discovery.

Wednesday, 31 July 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Creative & Connected

EXHIBITING AT THE ROYAL GEELONG SHOW

Have you ever wanted to know how the Cookery and Handcraft is judged at the Royal Geelong Show? Have you ever wondered who can enter and how to enter? Have you ever thought 'Is my work good enough to enter in the show?' Come along and meet the Royal Geelong Show's Home Craft Coordinator Gail Joordens who will answer all your questions.

Monday, 5 August 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Waurn Ponds Library

All About Kids!

Science Fair

What makes colour change? How can you make a paperclip float? Celebrate Science Week with us and discover the answers to these questions and more! All ages.

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PROFESSOR BUNSEN SCIENCE SHOW

Celebrate National Science Week and enjoy a mix of explosive entertainment and child-friendly science education. Join Professor Bunsen as he explores clouds, slimes, slushy polymers and more. All attending adults and children require a booking as places are limited. All ages.

Saturday, 17 August 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Author Encounters

NINA KENWOOD – IT SOUNDED BETTER IN MY HEAD

The romantic comedy of the year, this is the story of Natalie: unsure of herself in the summer between high school and university. This book is for anyone who’s ever hidden in the bathroom at a party, or cringed inwardly at something they’ve said. It Sounded Better in My Head is a YA release that will appeal to women everywhere - it’s for the awkward teen in all of us! Nina Kenwood is the marketing manager at Readings Bookshop in Melbourne. It Sounded Better in My Head won the 2018 Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing. This is her first book.

Wednesday, 28 August 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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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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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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Holiday Stuff for Youth

MAKE YOUR OWN NEON LEAD LIGHT PICTURE

Choose from stencils and bend and twist LED rope into pictures and words. Use two colours for effects or build on your piece with other objects. Take your creation home with you and hang it on your wall. In partnership with City of Greater Geelong, Youth Development Unit. Ages 12-18. Bookings essential.

Book Now

Monday, 8 July 2019 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm
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Holiday Stuff for Youth

Experience Virtual Reality

Want to try VR? Live out your imagination in immersive and interactive virtual worlds in this hands-on session.
Ages 12-18. For bookings, please contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au

Wednesday, 10 July 2019 - 2:30pm to 5:30pm
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All About Kids!

LEGO® Club

Join other LEGO® fans, explore your creativity and see where your imagination can take you. No booking required. Ages 8+

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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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