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Holiday Program | Goldfields Library Corporation

winter school holiday program

Come and join us for some free and fun activities!

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 winter school 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.

Bedtime Bluey Storywalk 

Grab the family, and a torch, and head out for a very special Bedtime Bluey Storywalk. Enjoy glow in the dark elements of the Bluey book Fruit Bat as you take an evening stroll around the gardens. Equally as enjoyable in daylight!

Collect a StoryWalk map from Eaglehawk Library or start at the Sailors Gully Rd park entry.

The StoryWalk Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalk is a registered service mark owned by Ms Ferguson.

Friday 25 June - Monday 12 July
Canterbury Gardens, Eaglehawk

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Find & Seek 

Remembering Eric Carle 1929-2021.

Can you find all the food the Very Hungry Caterpillar ate? Collect an entry form to find and seek  - hand in for a small reward and the chance to win an Eric Carle book pack.

Ages 4-12 years.

Monday 28 June - Friday 9 July
All library branches

Plank Play 

Create simple and more complex structures with our Green Hat Workshop plank kit. Inspiration for creative minds!

For the young and young at heart.

Monday 28 June - Friday 9 July
Boort Library Agency

WiiU 

Drop in and enjoy some Wii U action with friends old and new!

Monday 28 June - Friday 9 July
Boort Library Agency

Polymer Clay Creations

Have fun with polymer clay - make colourful beads for a key chain or necklace, or craft a funky rainbow bangle.

Ages 8+ years.

Monday 28 June, 2-3pm
Tarnagulla Library Agency
Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens
Tuesday 29 June, 11.30-12.30pm
Pyramid Hill Library Agency
Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens
Wednesday 30 June, 10am-12pm
Wedderburn Library Agency
Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens
Wednesday 30 June, 1-3pm
Inglewood Library Agency
Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens
Thursday 1 July, 9am-12pm
Heathcote Library
Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens
Thursday 1 July, 10.30am-12pm
Boort Library Agency
Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens
Friday 2 July, 11am-12pm
Elmore Library Agency
Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens

The Field Trip presents: Find Your Voice 

Come along and hear young people aged 8-25 present short 3 minute talks on a variety of topics of local interest. You may be surprised to hear what they have to say!

Ages 8+.

Monday 28 June, 11am
Romsey Library
Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens
Tuesday 29 June, 11am
Woodend Library
Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens
Wednesday 30 June, 1pm
Castlemaine Library
Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens

Nintendo Switch

Test yourself with friends old and new with Ninentdo Switch on the big screen.

All ages.

Tuesday 29 June & 6 July
Friday 2 & 9 July
Saturday 3 &10 July
during opening hours
Kangaroo Flat Library
  

Wednesday 30 June & 7 July,
during opening hours
Castlemaine Library

Lanterns & tealight holders

Create a beautiful individual lantern or tealight holder using jars and colourful tissue paper. Perfect for the Bedtime Bluey StoryWalk!

Ages 4-12 years.

Tuesday 29 June & Friday 9 July, 10.30am
Eaglehawk Library
Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens

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. It may be simpler than you think...

Ages 8-14 years.

Participants need to attend both sessions.

Cameras and images will be on display during National Science Week with thanks to our funders.

Tuesday 29 & Wednesday 30 June, 1.30-3pm
Bendigo Library
Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens

Very Hungry Caterpillar necklaces

Make your own Very Hungry Caterpillar to wear around your neck using coloured card and pasta - so cute!

Ages 4-8 years.

Wednesday 30 June & Thursday 8 July, 10.30am
Kangaroo Flat Library
Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens
Friday 2 July, 10am
Woodend Library
Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens
Friday 2 & Tuesday 6 July, 10.30am
Eaglehawk Library
Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens
Monday 5 July, 11am
Elmore Library Agency
Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens
Monday 5 July, 2pm
Tarnagulla Library Agency
Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens
Tuesday 6 July, 10.30am
Kyneton Library
Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens
Tuesday 6 July, 11.30am
Pyramid Hill Library Agency
Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens
Wednesday 7 July, 10am
Wedderburn Library Agency
Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens
Wednesday 7 July, 10am & 11am
Gisborne Library
Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens
Wednesday 7 July, 10.30am-12pm
Bendigo Library
Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens
Wednesday 7 July, 10.30am & 11.30am
Castlemaine Library
Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens
Wednesday 7 July, 1pm
Inglewood Library Agency
Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens
Thursday 8 July, 10.30am
Boort Library Agency
Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens
Friday 9 July, 9am-12pm
Heathcote Library
Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens

Felt Birds

Hand stitch a small bird from pieces of felt. Can be made into a bookmark, hung on a ribbon, placed on a stick or made into a brooch!8+ years.

Wednesday 30 June, 10.30am
Gisborne Library
Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens
Monday 5 July, 10.30am
Woodend Library
Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens
Tuesday 6 July, 10.30am
Romsey Library
Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens

Alan Brough: Charlie and the war against the grannies

You probably recognise Alan as a team captain on the ABC TV show 'Spicks and Specks' - he is also a comedian, musician and author who loves to talk to kids about writing, jokes and how to weaponize handkerchiefs!  Join Alan for a wonderful interactive spoken word and musical performance based on his book Charlie and the War Against the Grannies.

Ages 7-12 years.

Wednesday 30 June, 2-3pm
Online via Zoom
Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens

Catapults and Crossbows

Create mini catapults and cross bows from pop sticks and see how they fire!

8+ years.

Thursday 1 & Wed 7 July, 10.30am
Kangaroo Flat Library
Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens
Wednesday 7 July, 2.30pm
Kyneton Library
Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens

Thursday 8 July, 10.30am
Romsey Library
Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens

Minecraft 

Enjoy adventures, challenges and awesome fun with other Minecraft fans in our specially built minecraft worlds.

Ages 8-12 years.

1 session per child. Laptops supplied.

Thursday 1 July, 12.30-1.30pm
Thursday 1 July, 2-3pm
Friday 2 July, 12.30-1.30pm
Friday 2 July, 2-3pm
Bendigo Library
Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens
Thursday 8 July, 11am-12pm
Thursday 8 July, 2-3pm
Friday 9 July, 11am-12pm
Friday 9 July, 2-3pm
Castlemaine Library
Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens

Dee White: Writing workshop

Local author Dee White will show how to write stories based on your personal experiences and identity. Dee will introduce literary techniques to add layers of meaning. A must for budding young writers!

Ages 11-14 years.

Tuesday 6 July, 10.30-11.30am
Woodend Library
Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens