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

Creative & Connected Kerrie & Megan from Our Life Our Way

LIVING WITH BACKYARD CHICKENS

Kerrie and Megan, from Our Life Our Way, have 40 years of collective experience living with backyard chickens. In this session they will discuss chickens as part of the backyard closed loop system, and the basics of what chickens need to stay healthy, happy and productive. 
This chicken chat is for anyone new to or thinking about living with backyard chickens.

Wednesday, 4 September 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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

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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eKnow How

eAudio Books

Ever wanted to relax and listen to a good story? Perhaps in the car, doing housework or maybe fishing? Come and find out all about eBooks at your library so that you can listen to them wherever you might be.

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All About Kids!

Roald Dahl Day

Get lost in the magical world of Roald Dahl as we celebrate the worlds, characters and stories of this marvellous storyteller. All ages.

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All About Kids!

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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Holiday Fun For Kids

Roar Like a Dinosaur!

Join us for a romping and stomping dinosaur adventure with stories, songs and craft. All ages 5+

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Holiday Stuff for Youth

For the Love of colour

Give yourself a break and try some mindful colouring in at the library. Ages 12-18.

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Holiday Fun For Kids

Silhouette Safari

Create a colourful piece of wildlife art using magazines and animal silhouettes in this fun hands-on workshop. Ages 8+

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Holiday Fun For Kids

Rumble in the Jungle

There's a rumble in the jungle, there's a whisper in the trees, the animals are waking up and rustling the leaves.Create your own African jungle diorama with hidden animals to explore.Ages 8+

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Special Events

MONICA DULLARD PRESENTS ‘FANCY THAT!’

Twenty-one years in stand-up comedy… fancy that! Don’t miss Monica Dullard performing her enduring, hilarious comedy. After sell-out shows, Monica is bringing her ridiculously funny stories to the library. Presented in partnership with the Geelong Seniors Festival.

Wednesday, 2 October 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Holiday Stuff for Youth

Alpaca Pocket Pals

Come to the library and make a little felt alpaca pal to pop in your pocket. Ages 12-18.

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Holiday Fun For Kids

The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Friends

The very hungry caterpillar and friends are roaming in the library. Join them for stories, songs and games, and then create your own Eric Carle inspired creature. All ages 5+

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Creative & Connected

NATURAL STRESS AND SLEEP MANAGEMENT

Rosina Wilson, Community Health Nurse and teacher of meditation, Tai Chi and yoga will provide tools for stress and sleep management. The session will include a practical introduction to meditation and Yoga Nidra (floor based). Please bring along a yoga mat.

Wednesday, 16 October 2019 - 6:30pm to 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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Heritage

RESEARCH YOUR LOCAL PROPERTY

Receive an introduction to the local history resources available at the Geelong Heritage Centre to help you discover the history of your property. An excellent opportunity for anyone who is interested in discovering more about their property in Geelong and surrounding areas.

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Creative & Connected

CONNECTING WITH YOUR KIDS – BUILDING RESILIENT CHILDREN: A WORKSHOP

Join this fun and interactive workshop for parents and carers as Andy McNeily provides strategies for achieving greater connection with your children. Andy will present ideas to help build more resilient children and stronger family relationships, and imporve your confidence when communicating with your children.

Wednesday, 13 November 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Waurn Ponds Library

eKnow How

Computer Basics

Lack confidence with computers? Want to learn how they work in a safe, friendly environment? In this self-paced session we will cover the basics on how to use a computer.

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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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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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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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All About Kids!

Mega LEGO® Club

Join other LEGO®fans, explore your creativity and see where your imagination can take you.No bookings required.Ages 5+

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Sing and Sign Time

Experience a visual language in this fun, interactive and inclusive session of stories, songs, rhymes and AUSLAN. All children are welcome. The session will be presented in spoken English and interpreted into AUSLAN.

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Holiday Stuff for Youth

Make Your Own Neon LED Light Picture

Choose from stencils, then 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.Bookings essential via www.geelongyouth.eventbrite.com.au Ages 12-18.

Friday, 4 October 2019 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm
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All About Kids!

Coding with Edison

The Edison robot is a powerful, engaging tool for learning computational thinking and computer programming in a hands-on way. With built-in sensors Edison can respond to light and sound, follow lines, avoid obstacles, and communicate with other Edison robots. Join us for this 4-week course to explore coding with Edison robots. For bookings please contact cysmanager@grlc.vic.gov.au. Ages 8+

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