Warm Up at Goldfields Libraries this Winter! | Goldfields Library Corporation

Warm Up at Goldfields Libraries this Winter!

Tuesday 30 May 2017

A range of heart-warming activities will be available at Goldfields Libraries this Winter! Special guest speakers, hands on technology workshops and a holiday program for the kids are just a few of the activities that will ensure all age groups find something of interest.

As a program highlight Australian television and theatre star Jack Charles will speak about his experiences as a 22 time convicted felon and heroin addict. A great contributor to the community, Jack will share how his experiences have made him more resilient.  

The Immigration Museum’s Talking Difference project will be visiting with special workshops and an interactive portable studio display. The project aims to help the community learn about other cultures and what Australian life is like for newcomers.

“The Winter program will have a strong focus on making technology accessible to the community, including a showcase of Oculus Rift virtual reality, Tech Savvy Seniors and a range of other IT sessions with digital experts,” said Tammy Higgs, Goldfields Library Corporation Programs and Events Coordinator.

“The fourth Write on the Fringe Festival will also be a major highlight, and as always promises to bring together the best of community arts and participation with an exciting line up of events,” said Ms Higgs.

Music will be a great feature this Winter, with the Australian Girls Choir and Orchestra Victoria lined up for multiple performances.

Family History enthusiasts will be well catered for with a local program of National Family History Month events coming up in August, including book launches, talks, workshops and beginner sessions.

There will be presentations from a range of authors and writers, including Nadine Williams, Sally Abbott, Jennifer Ackerman, Lauren Mitchell, Brendan McCarthy, Katherine McKinnon, Jannyse Williams, Dee White and Tegan Gigante.

The kids will be spoilt for choice in the July holidays with activities galore to keep them busy. Highlights will include a collaborative Captain Underpants display, science and technology sessions, movie screenings, special sessions with best-selling author/illustrator Trace Balla and performances by Team Henderson of Bong Bong Hat Band fame.

Most events are free and many require bookings. For more information, visit: