School Holiday Fun

Looking for something to do during the school holidays?

Belmont Library

Traditional basket weaving for tweens
Join Aboriginal artist, Michelle Napanangka Earle from Kilipiynpiyn, and learn traditional weaving techniques to make a bracelet.  Suitable for ages 10 to 14 years.  Bookings essential.

When:   Thursday 11 July
Time:     10am
Cost:     $15

Traditional basket weaving for adults
Join Aboriginal artist, Michelle Napanangka Earle from Kilipiynpiyn, and learn traditional weaving techniques to make a basket. Suitable for ages 15 years plus. Bookings essential.

When: Thursday 11 July
Time:   1pm
Cost:   $15

Cardiff Library

Kids book club: go wild
Come along and join the fun at our kids book club, this month’s theme is “Go Wild”. Play word games, discover quirky animal facts and chat about books of the month. Suitable for ages 6-12 years. Bookings essential.

When:   Monday 8 July
Time:    4pm
Cost:    Free

Charlestown Library

Crazy critter recycled art
Create your own crazy critter from recycled materials at our drop-in art session.  Suitable for ages 3-12 years.

When:   Tuesday 16 July
Time:     Drop in session 1-3pm
Cost:     Gold coin entry

Edgeworth Library

Crafty kids: Aussie animal collage
Using natural found materials, create a collage of an Australian native animal to take home. Suitable for ages 3-10 years. Bookings essential.

When:   Tuesday 16 July
Time:     11am
Cost:     Free

Morisset Library

Maker Creator: toad-ally awesome
Learn how you can make frog and toad crafts with moving parts using simple techniques. Suitable for ages 5 to 11 years. Bookings essential.

When:   Wednesday 10 July
Time:    4pm
Cost:    Free

Storytime - discover frogs
Discover the fascinating world of frogs and their lifecycle with stories and hands-on activities. Suitable for ages 3- 8 years. Bookings essential.

When:   Monday 15 July
Time:    10am
Cost:     Free

Kids book club: go wild
Come along and join the fun at our kids book club, this month’s theme is “Go Wild”. Play word games, discover quirky animal facts and chat about books of the month. Suitable for ages 6-12 years. Bookings essential.

When:   Tuesday 16 July
Time:     4pm
Cost:     Free

VR Awaba: experience history through virtual reality
Journey back in time through virtual reality (VR) to discover a time when the Awabakal People, were the sole inhabitants of Awaba (Lake Macquarie). Explore Lake Macquarie’s Aboriginal history through three stories: Niridiba about Moon Island; Malangbula, the story of two sisters Swansea Heads; and Kurrurkurraan, the story of Blackalls Park Petrified Forest. Suitable for ages 13 years+ Bookings essential.

When:   Thursday 19 July
Time:     10am
Cost:     Free

Speers Point Library

Storytime - discover frogs
Discover the fascinating world of frogs and their lifecycle with stories and hands-on activities. Suitable for ages 3- 8 years. Bookings essential.

When:   Wednesday 10 July
Time:    11am
Cost:    Free

Swansea Library

Storytime - discover butterflies
Discover the colourful world of butterflies and the lifecycle of caterpillars with stories and hands-on activities. Suitable for ages 3- 8 years. Bookings essential.

When:   Friday 12 July
Time:     9.30am
Cost:     Free

Water Colour Wonderland - Art Workshop
Create a beautiful artwork using water-based materials while being inspired by the current SEEN@Swansea exhibition 'Art of the Scott Sisters'. Suitable for ages 6-10 years. Cost includes materials and entry into SEEN@Swansea. Bookings essential.

When:   Wednesday 17 July
Time:     10am
Cost:     $15

Toronto Foreshore

Westlakes NAIDOC celebrations
Drop into the Lake Mac Libraries stall at the Westlakes NAIDOC celebrations for free colouring and craft activities for kids.

When:   Tuesday 9 July
Time:     10am-3pm
Cost:     Free

Toronto Library

Comics-Us
Love drawing pictures and creating stories? Come share your love of drawing with other teens as we explore a progressive comic, fusions and drawing challenges throughout the year. Suitable for ages 12-17 years. Bookings essential.

When:   Wednesday 10 July
Time:     4pm
Cost:     Free

Wombat Stew puppet show and storytime
Join us for a morning of wombat stories and songs, including a puppet show based on the Australian classic book Wombat Stew. Bookings essential.

When:   Thursday 11 July
Time:     10.30am   and   11.30am
Cost:     Free

VR Awaba: experience history through virtual reality
Journey back in time through virtual reality (VR) to discover a time when the Awabakal People, were the sole inhabitants of Awaba (Lake Macquarie). Explore Lake Macquarie’s Aboriginal history through three stories: Niridiba about Moon Island; Malangbula, the story of two sisters Swansea Heads; and Kurrurkurraan, the story of Blackalls Park Petrified Forest. Suitable for ages 13 years+ Bookings essential.

When:   Monday 15 July
Time:    10am
Cost:     Free

LEGO Builders
Join us to create and design your own LEGO scene. Suitable for ages 6+ years. Bookings essential.

When:   Thursday 18 July
Time:     4pm
Cost:     Free

Windale Library

Crafty kids: Aussie animal collage
Using natural found materials, create a collage of an Australian native animal to take home. Suitable for ages 3-10 years. Bookings essential.

When:   Thursday 9 July
Time:     11am
Cost:     Free

Wangi Wangi Library

Crafty kids: Aussie animal collage
Using natural found materials, create a collage of an Australian native animal to take home. Suitable for ages 3-10 years. Bookings essential.

When:   Monday 8 July
Time:     2.30pm
Cost:     Free