What's On?!

 

Did you know that libraries do more than just loan out books and DVDs? They also hold wonderful events throughout the year that help bring together, educate and entertain the community. We’ve put together a short list of some libraries across Australia and the events they have coming up. If you’d like to know more simply head over to their website, or even pop in and visit your local library and see what you find!

(Please note that some events require bookings)

 

BRISBANE LIBRARIES (QLD)

April 4
Film Making: Making Holograms
Wynnum Library

Build your very own hologram using simple materials and bring it to life with specially-designed holographic videos. Then use green screen and special effects to create a hologram of you! Bookings essential. Ideal for those aged 12-17 years

 

April 3
Library e-books for Androids and iPads
Kenmore Library

Explore the wonderful world of Brisbane libraries’ free online e-books and e-audiobooks by learning how to setup your iPad or Android tablet to read or listen to your favourite online library content. Bring your own device, Apple or Google Play Store account details, library card and email account details. Basic device skills required. Bookings essential


 

DAREBIN LIBRARIES (VIC)

April 5
The Big Sick Film Screening
Preston Library

This romantic comedy/family drama is full of wit and warmth – don’t miss it!
Rated M. Coarse language and sexual references.

 

April 12
Pow! Zap! Whack! Comic Book Workshop
Reservoir Library

Learn the ins and outs of comic books in this hands-on workshop with professional comic book creator, Dean Rankine. Get your pencils at the ready to have a go! For kids aged 8-12


 

LIVERPOOL CITY LIBRARY (NSW)

Every Friday
Auslan Friendship Group

Liverpool City Library

A small friendly group made up of members of the Deaf Community and Auslan practitioners meet on a weekly basis for a meet and greet, coffee and sign-chat.

 

April 18
Indoor Planetarium
Carnes Hill Library

Explore outer space from inside the library. Step inside the indoor planetarium and get a 360˚ view of the solar system. Primary school aged Children 5 – 12 years


 

TASMANIA LINC (TAS)

April 11
Introduction to Virtual Reality
Glenorchy LINC

Use our HTC Vives to escape into virtual worlds. Travel the globe, dive under the water, ride a roller coaster, solve puzzles or paint on a 3 dimensional canvas.

May 9
Beamafilm: Free Movies and Documentaries
Kingston LINC

Beamafilm is an independent movie streaming site created by filmmakers; distributors and video on demand specialists. Beamafilm is unique for its collection of over 300 signature Australian docos and independent feature films from around the world, many which are only available through Beamafilm. You can get it FREE and UNLIMITED with your LINC Membership if you have a device and access to Wi-Fi. Join this course to find out how!


 

STATE LIBRARY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA (WA)

Every Wednesday (Jan 31 - Dec 19)
Story Time
The Story Place

Interactive story fun for pre-schoolers and their carers.

Feb 14 - Apr 1
I Hear You exhbition

The Story Place Gallery

In 2017, Creative Challenge visited twenty regional, rural and remote communities, engaging young people in workshops that encouraged them to share their stories. The theme ‘I Hear You’ has been reflected in the ideas that are expressed through a wide variety of art forms on display in this exhibition. Presented in partnership with Awesome Arts.

 

 

We hope this helps you find something to entertain and educate you... Don't forget that the library is a great option for the kids during school holidays!

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