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Holiday Program | Goldfields Library Corporation

Don't Worry, be happy school holiday program

Don't worry - be happy these school holidays!  

We’re super excited to be able to welcome you back INTO THE LIBRARY these school holidays! We have heaps to keep the kids entertained (and safe) during the Easter holiday break, so make sure to pop in and check what's on offer!

Download a copy of the program, pick one up at your local library, or view events below.

Cheeky Chicken Chase

Chickens are out and about!

Chase down the chicken posters in the library to unscramble a secret message and earn a special reward.

Suitable for young families.

Collect an entry form at the library.

chick illustration with question mark on belly
Monday 29 March - Friday 16 April
Eaglehawk, Castlemaine, Gisborne, Heathcote, Kyneton, Romsey and Woodend libraries

  

Cheeky Chicken Chase down the street

Kangaroo Flat Library’s cheeky chickens have escaped to High Street. Can you chase them down?

Suitable for young families.

Collect an entry form at the library.

Monday 29 March - Friday 16 April
High Street, Kangaroo Flat

  

Storywalk - Kyneton

Storywalks are picture books spread across a short walking trail. Enjoy walking, talking and a story all at the same time! We’ve installed pages from three lovely bunny-themed books in shop windows.

Kyneton Storywalk
Monday 29 March - Monday 19 April
High Street, Mollison Street and Piper Street, Kyneton

 

Bendigo Easter Festival

Storytime is visiting the Bendigo Easter Festival! Three fantastic Storytimes each day with stories, rhymes, songs and a take home activity.

Be there or be a chicken!

For young families.

Rabbit in field
Friday 2-Sunday 4 April, 11am-3pm
Canterbury Gardens, Eaglehawk
  

Eggs Alive

What came first – the chicken or the egg? Come along to see eggs hatching and cute baby chicks.

Eggs Alive

Tuesday 6 - Friday 16 April
Kangaroo Flat Library

  

Online cooking demo for kids: Hot Cross Buns

We’ll show you how easy it is to make your own hot cross buns. Yummy! Yummy!

Hot Cross Buns

Watch video

  

Origami Bunny Booklet

Hop right in and make a fun little bunny booklet using simple origami skills.Ages 7-10 years.

Origami bunny

Wednesday 7 April, 10.15-10.35am
Kyneton Library

Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens

Wednesday 7 April, 11.15-11.35am
Kyneton Library

Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens

Wednesday 7 April, 2.15-2.35pm
Kyneton Library

Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens  

  

Worry Warriors

Take on your worries and make them small! Enjoy great stories, learn how to take your brain to the gym and create a worry doll to take home.Ages 5-8 years.

worry dolls

Wednesday 7 April, 10.30-11.15am
Wedderburn Library Agency

Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens

Wednesday 7 April, 10.30-11.30am
Gisborne Library

Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens

Thursday 8 April, 10.30-11.15am
Boort Library Agency

Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens

Thursday 8 April, 11am-12pm
Castlemaine Library

Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens

Thursday 8 April, 1-2pm
Castlemaine Library

Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens

Monday 12 April, 11.15am-12pm
Elmore Library Agency

Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens

Tuesday 13 April, 11am-12pm
Romsey Library

Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens

Tuesday 13 April, 2.30-3.30pm
Kyneton Library

Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens

Wednesday 14 April, 10.30-11.30am
Gisborne Library

Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens

Thursday 15 April, 11am-12pm
Kangaroo Flat Library

Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens

Take a breath

Did you know breathing can be a super power? We can use our breath to relax, calm down and  forget about our worries. And then of course there is the power pose! Come along for some great stories and activities, and create your own colourful blower to take home.

BYO favourite soft toy.

5-8 years.

cartoon sloth meditating

Wednesday 7 April, 2-2.45pm
Inglewood Library Agency

Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens

Thursday 8 April, 10.30-11.15am
Bendigo Library

Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens

Thursday 8 April, 10.30-11.15am
Heathcote Library

Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens

Tuesday 13 April, 11am-12pm
Eaglehawk Library

Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens

  

Tales with Tiff: I Like Myself and Ancestor Dreaming

Tiff Sulman is a wonderful teller of tales which she likes to create herself. She is also a proud woman of Wiradjuri/Wailin and Mauritian heritage. Join her for captivating stories followed by a special craft activity.

Ages 5-12 years, enjoyable for young and old.

Tiff Sulman

Wednesday 7 April, 3-4pm
Bendigo Library

Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens

Monday 12 April, 11am-12pm
Castlemaine Library

Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens

Monday 12 April, 2-3pm
Woodend Library

Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens

  

Islamic Mosaic Project

Join artist Kerry Punton to create ceramic tiles of classic Islamic design to form a beautiful Islamic Mosaic to be permanently installed in the Atrium of the new Kangaroo Flat Library.

Stay as little or as long as you choose.

Children over 10, teens and adults all welcome.

Supported by the City of Greater Bendigo for the Inclusive Multicultural Libraries Project.

islamic mosaic project

Friday 9 April, 10-11.30am
Kangaroo Flat Library

Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens

Friday 9 April, 12-1.30pm
Kangaroo Flat Library

Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens

Friday 16 April, 10-11.30am
Eaglehawk Flat Library

Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens

Friday 16 April, 1.30-3pm
Heathcote Library

Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens

  

Make a Worry Doll

Collect a kit to make your own worry doll at home and may all your worries be small ones!

Monday 12 - Friday 16 April
Bendigo Library

 

Liz Duthie: Wombat Workshop

Drawing and painting are important skills for children’s book illustrators, but did you know that creating pictures for children’s books (especially non-fiction) often requires lots of research? In this fun and informative workshop illustrator Liz Duthie shows how she created illustrations for her new book Wombat, and gets you to have a go!

Ages 8-12 years.

Wombat was written by Christopher Cheng, illustrated by Liz Duthie & published by Walker Books in April 2021. Wombat will be available for sale and signings on the day.

wombat illusyration by Liz Duthie

Wednesday 14 April, 10.30-11.30am
Wedderburn Library Agency

Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens

Wednesday 14 April, 2-3pm
Bendigo Library

Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens

Thursday 15 April, 11am-12pm
Castlemaine Library

Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens

Thursday 15 April, 2-3pm
Gisborne Library

Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens