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Holiday Program | Goldfields Library Corporation

Summertime Fun

Summertime Fun!

This summer's set to be a scorcher! Chill out at the library with HEAPS of fun activities to keep you cool and entertained. Check them out below and make sure to book yourself a spot to avoid disappointment.

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

It's Christmas Storywalk 

Enjoy three special Christmas stories on a Storywalk through the main streets of Kyneton. Collect a Storywalk map and entry form to win a Christmas book from Kyneton Library.

Christmas Storywalk

Monday 15 November-Friday 24 December
Kyneton

  

Future Creations volume 5

Join us for the launch of Future Creations Volume 5, a zine created by young people living in the Macedon Ranges.

Light catering provided.

A zine is a small-circulation, self-published work of original or appropriated texts and images, reproduced via a photocopier.

Future Creations
Saturday 4 December, 10.30am-12pm
Gisborne Library
Book Now

  

Nintendo Switch 

Test yourself with friends old and new with our Nintendo Switch on the big screen!

All ages.

Nintendo Switch

January
Kangaroo Flat Library

  

Games Room Thursdays 

The Tammia’Long study room is a community gaming den on Thursdays during January. The Nintendo Switch will be hooked up to our widescreen TV, and a range of great board games and puzzles will be free to play - all day!

Board games

Thursdays 6, 13, 20 & 27 January
Castlemaine Library

 

Nature Table

Drop in and explore our nature table. Feel a snakeskin, check out a mummified fox, do a real snake jigsaw puzzle, identify whose feather and whose home. Add something if you wish or bring in a photo if it’s too big!

All ages.

Nature table with pinecone, bug and twigs

Thursday 6 January-Wednesday 2 February
Kangaroo Flat Library

  

Pig the Pug Storywalk 

Wander around the very pleasant Rotary Gateway Park this Summer while enjoying the funny story of Pig the Pug by Aaron Blabey.

Visit Kangaroo Flat Library for more Pig the Pug fun and activities!

Pig the Pug book cover

Thursday 6 January-Wednesday 2 February
Rotary Gateway Park, Kangaroo Flat

  

The Gruffalo Storywalk 

Take a stroll through the green and lovely Canterbury Gardens and enjoy the wonderful story of The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Continue the fun at Eaglehawk Library with The Great Gruffalo Hunt!

The Gruffalo

Friday 7 January-Friday 4 February
Canterbury Gardens, Eaglehawk

 

Tie Dyed Socks 

Have fun with colour and create a unique and groovy pair of socks just for you.

Socks supplied .

Ages 5-10 years. 

Tie dyed socks

Saturday 8 January, 10-11am
Gisborne Library
Book Now
Friday 14 January, 10-11am
Romsey Library
Book Now
Friday 14 January, 2.30-3.30pm
Kyneton Library
Book Now
Thursday 20 January, 11am-12pm
Woodend Library
Book Now

Through the lens: create a camera

What did it take to take a photo before the digital revolution? Come along and see how it was done and create your own camera. It may be simpler than you think...

Ages 7-12 years.

Attendance at both sessions required.

home made camera

Wednesday 12 & Thursday 13 January, 2-4pm
Bendigo Library
Book Now

  

Lego Robot Day

Spend a day building and then coding a Lego Mindstorm Robot using our fantastic kits!

Ages 10-14 years.

Lunch provided.

Lego Mindstorm robot
Friday 14 January, 10.30am-3.30pm
Castlemaine Library
Book Now

 

TZR Reptiles and Wildlife

Chris Page is Bendigo’s local snake catcher. Join him and the crew from TZR Reptiles and Wildlife for a demo of snakes and snake catching, plus a great display of cuddly and not so cuddly wildlife.

All ages.

snake
Friday 14 January, 11am-12pm
Bendigo Library
Book Now
  

Sharppie Shoes

Make your mark and create super cool and colourful shoes like no other!

BYO white canvas sneakers (available from $3.50 at Kmart, up to $20 at Spendless Shoes)

Ages 10-15 years. 

colourful shoes

Friday 14 January, 11.30am-12.30pm
Romsey Library
Book Now
Friday 14 January, 4-5pm
Kyneton Library
Book Now
Thursday 20 January, 1-2pm
Woodend Library
Book Now
Saturday 22 January, 11am-12pm
Gisborne Library
Book Now

    

Movie Matinee: Sing (G)

In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theatre impresario’s attempt to save his theatre with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists find their lives will never be the same. A delightful computer-animated musical comedy for kids.

characters from the Sing movie
Wednesday 19 January, 11am-12.45pm
Gisborne Library
Book Now

 

Build a computer

Are you curious about how a computer works? Come along and build one from scratch using our fantastic Kano kits.

Ages 7-10 years.

Kano computer

Wednesday 19 January, 2-4pm
Bendigo Library
Book Now
Thursday 20 January, 2-4pm
Bendigo Library
Book Now  

  

Carp Productions: The T-Rex Tea Party

Join us for a T-RIFIC T-Rex party! Dance with the Diplodocus! Sing with the Stegosaurus! Fantastic interactive theatre about a cheeky dinosaur with lots to see and learn along the way. So sharpen your teeth and practice your roars for a totally roarsome time!

For young families. Best suited to ages 4-8 years. 

 T-Rex Tea Party

Friday 21 January, 10-11am
Woodend Library
Book Now
Friday 21 January, 1-2pm
Castlemaine Library
Book Now
Friday 21 January, 3-4pm
Bendigo Library
Book Now