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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What's on - Waurn Ponds Library

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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Author Encounters

D.R. COGHLAN - THE SECRETS WE KEEP: A LOVE STORY

Join local author D.R. (Donna) Coghlan for a discussion about her first published manuscript The Secrets We Keep: A Love Story. Donna will speak about how she came to write the book, the writing process, the book itself, the decision to self publish and other current projects.

Wednesday, 27 March 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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eKnow How

eMagazines For Free!

Want to read the latest selection of library magazines free and delivered straight to your device using your library membership? Bring along your own device and learn how. With hundreds of eMagazines to choose from, there is sure to be at least one for you to enjoy!

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Creative & Connected

ECOVOICES

EcoVoices is a project run by Karina Donkers, who has spent the past eight months travelling the East Coast of Australia gathering stories and advocating on behalf of species being affected by climate change and habitat destruction. Karina will speak about her own work and journey, as well as that of some inspiring individuals and organisations she has connected with and the creative ways they are helping safeguard our future.

Wednesday, 3 April 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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COLLAGE CREATIONS

Awaken your creativity in this ripping, snipping, assembling and pasting mixed-media collage workshop. 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.

Tuesday, 9 April 2019 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
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MONSTER MADNESS

Enjoy the antics of mischievous monsters in our favourite monster stories, and then use your imagination to create your very own monster from recycled materials. All ages.

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Holiday Stuff for Youth

FRACTURED STACKS

Conceive and construct colourful columns, impish sticks and tricked-up totems in this creative sculpture session. Ages 12-18.

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THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT

Today is the Day the Crayons Quit and seek adventure. Join us for a special session of stories and dazzling craft. Ages 5+

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RAINBOW LIGHT CATCHERS

Take inspiration from traditional stained glass windows to make your own multi-coloured light catcher. Ages 8+

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PAPER CROWNS

Colour, cut, fold and stick constructed paper to create your own magical crown to take home. Ages 5+

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CRAZY FOR COLOUR

Brighten your day with colourful tales and creative craft activities. Ages 5+

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Creative & Connected

RETROSUBURBIA - GETTING STARTED

This facilitated interactive workshop is based on the information and processes from the book Retrosuburbia. Participants will be guided and supported in the journey to downshift, and create a place to live and belong that nourishes life and has sympathy for all beings with whom we share the planet.

Wednesday, 1 May 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
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Heritage

Immigration Records & Your Family Tree

Learn about the resources available in our eCollections to help you find out more about your family's immigration journey.

 

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Author Encounters

LOU HARVEY-ZAHRA – CREATIVE DISCIPLINE FOR HAPPY TODDLERS AND CHILDREN

International parenting author Lou Harvey-Zahra presents practical ideas to transform tears and tantrums into smiles. Hear expert tips on establishing family values for positive behaviour and increased harmony in the home. Lou is the author of the best-selling Happy Child, Happy Home and Creative Discipline, Connected Family.

Sessions for parents of children aged 0 - 6 years: 

Tuesday 7 May
Belmont 2:00-3:00pm
Lara 6:30-7:30pm
Wednesday 8 May
Newcomb 4:00-5:00pm
Waurn Ponds 6:30-7:30pm
Thursday 9 May
Corio 11:00am-12noon
Geelong West 2:00-3:00pm

Sessions for parents of children aged 7 - 12 years:

Wednesday 8 May
Leopold 9:30-10:30am
Thursday 9 May
Torquay 6:30-7:30pm

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Heritage

Getting The Most From Ancestry Library Edition

Having trouble finding those elusive ancestors? Hitting some brick walls? Come along to this session to explore the features of Ancestry Library Edition, which may then help you with your genealogy searching.

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All About Kids!

National Simultaneous Storytime

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). 

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NATIONAL FAMILIES WEEK

Celebrate National Families Week with your family and join us for craft activities and LEGO® building fun. All ages.

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NATIONAL RECONCILIATION WEEK: DREAMING STORIES

Creation or Dreaming stories describe the travels of the spiritual ancestors and are integral to Aboriginal spirituality. Join us for a special story session as we share some of these great stories with you. Ages 5+

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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 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

DIY Ukulele

Come along for an afternoon, decorate and make your own ukulele and learn a song. Take your ukulele home at the end of the day or join our uke group, 'Where's Harry?'. Includes vegetarian/ gluten free snacks. Bookings essential as numbers are strictly limited. Delivered in partnership with City of Greater Geelong, Youth Development Unit. Ages 12-25

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Thursday, 18 April 2019 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm
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Creative & Connected

AUSTRALIA's BIGGEST MORNING TEA

Bring your friends, colleagues or community together over some tea and treats, and help to raise vital funds for people affected by cancer. In association with the Cancer Council. Gold coin donation. No bookings required

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Junior Coders

Learn coding skills in this introduction to programming with ScratchJr. Activities are fun and engaging, and are designed for parents and carers to experience alongside their child. Participants are requested to attend all sessions in this 4 week course. Booking includes attending adult. For bookings, please contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au. Ages 5-8.

Tuesday, 28 May 2019 - 3:45pm to 4:45pm
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