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Summer’s cool at Goldfields Libraries!

Thursday 28 November 2019

Summer is here and Goldfields Libraries invite you to enjoy their lovely air-conditioned spaces and join in the fantastic array of fun, free and educational activities.

“Our Summer Program has something for everyone, and we hope you will visit us and join in”, says Goldfields Libraries Programs and Events Coordinator Tammy Higgs.

The year ends on a positive note with a fines amnesty for the whole of December. Bring back any overdue items and our friendly staff will clear any outstanding fines so you can keep on borrowing.

The holiday spirit will be fully embraced during December. Come along and craft a tiny ugly Christmas sweater from felt, create origami or 3D Doodler Pen Christmas decorations, or simply sit back and enjoying festive tunes from the MaCapella singers.

Join in the fun of the Chinese New Year of the Rat with a colourful and loud traditional welcome by the Central Victorian Lion and Fu Wa Teams, outdoor Tai Chi, movies and fun rat-themed crafts.

Visiting authors across the summer include Macedon Ranges local Ilka Tampke, discussing her books Skin and Songwoman, Robyn Annear chatting all things second-hand, Carmel Bird with her latest book Field of Poppies and Joan Atherton Hooper who will shares her moving life story in Nothing to Cry About. Illustrator Lorena Carrington will visit Castlemaine Library to share special insights into her work for Tell-A-Fairytale Day.

Bendigo Library is encouraging a sustainable summer with activities, displays and talks to inspire a more sustainable lifestyle. Online platform BorrowBox will also be joining in with a special sustainability-themed collection available on their app and website.

History enthusiasts will be happy to find that Discovering History sessions will return to Bendigo Library in February. Family History Detective will also continue to run in Castlemaine.

Adults can work on developing skills and confidence in accessing online information in one of our Online Learning Workshops. Topics over summer will cover and Trove, online family history resources, the Goldfields Libraries catalogue and internet basics.

There will be lots of summertime fun for families and children too, including a visit from the Flying Bookworm Theatre Company, secret summer movies, and a summer reading challenge with awesome prizes to be won! Children will be encouraged to think sustainably at our Sustainable Summer Family Day with shoe and boot mini gardens, home-made water bottle holders and a screening of the thought-provoking movie 2040.

A wide range of STEM activities are also on offer ranging from a Lego challenge to Kano for kids, robotics and Minecraft.

To see full details on all our great summer activities, pick up a copy of our Summer What’s On program at any library, or view it online at


Goldfields Libraries Summer What's On Program 2019