Waurn Ponds Library

Phone: 
(03) 4201 0670
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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Author Encounters

FIONA LOWE - JUST AN ORDINARY FAMILY

Every family has its secrets...Bestselling Australian author Fiona Lowe wields a deft hand, creating an utterly addictive story about four women and their complicated family lives that will have you questioning your own perceptions of what family is. As the family implodes, the fallout for these four women will be inescapable. 

Wednesday, 4 March 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Author Encounters

JUDITH HOARE – THE WOMAN WHO CRACKED THE ANXIETY CODE

The true story of the little-known mental-health pioneer who revolutionised how we see the defining problem of our era: anxiety.  The international bestseller Self-Help for Your Nerves has helped tens of millions of people, and continues to do so. Yet even as letters and phone calls from readers around the world flooded in, thanking her for helping to improve — and in some cases to save — their lives, Dr Claire Weekes was dismissed as underqualified and overly populist by the psychiatric establishment. Just who was this woman?

Wednesday, 18 March 2020 - 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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Creative & Connected

TaLKING DADS: THE DAD MINDSET SHOW

Rich Bolus (creator of "The Dad Mindset" podcasts), together with Andy McNeilly (parent, author, teacher and educator) will host a panel of local dads to talk about the struggles and successes of being a father.

Wednesday, 26 February 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Waurn Ponds Library

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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Author Encounters

ABDI ADEN – SHINING: THE STORY OF A LUCKY MAN

Abdi Aden was 15 years old when Somalia’s vicious civil war hit Mogadishu and he lost contact with his family. At the age of 16 Abdi arrived in Melbourne with no English, no family or friends, no money and no home. Against all odds he completed his education, went to University and became a youth worker. Abdi is a most inspiring man, who is constantly thankful for his life and what he has. Everything he has endured and achieved is testament to his quiet strength, courage and resilience.

Wednesday, 25 March 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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eKnow How

Autumn Crafting with the Brother DesignNCut

Be inspired by the colours of Autumn and create a whimsical Autumn-themed item using the Brother DesignNCut cutting machine. Learn how to use the cloud-based design platform, Canvas Workspace, to take your creation from digital file to 2D decoration.

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Creative & Connected

Meditative Music Performance - SonikSea

Come into the library and you will be greeted by the gentle sounds of SonikSea – an improvised collaboration between local musicians Joseph Stanaway and Demir Aliu. Combining the pantam with a variety of beautiful and unusual strings, flutes and voice, you will transported with this sensitive and atmospheric approach to music.

No booking required.

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Creative & Connected

MAY MINDFULNESS

This is a 4 week mindfulness program open to all ages. Sessions take place sitting on a chair or on the floor. You may choose to come to all sessions, or only some. Week 1: Inner Engineering - the only way out is in.

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eKnow How

Introduction to Trove

Trove is the National Library of Australia’s online repository of digital materials. Come along to this introductory workshop to learn how to search, find and get access to the millions of digitised books, images, maps, newspapers, sound recordings and more.

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All About Kids!

Preschool Science Club

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. Ages 3-5 years. For bookings, please contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au.

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All About Kids!

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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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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