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Holiday Program | Goldfields Library Corporation

Spring school holiday program - Lots of fun for everyone!

Lots of fun for everyone!

We’ve got a very special school holiday program lined up this spring. With so much uncertainty around the current COVID situation, we’ve decided to bring the holiday fun to YOUR house!

We’ve created some AMAZING maker packs for you to pick up from the library, complete with everything you need to have some creative fun at home! Create a pop-up card, kite, bookmark or dream catcher. Join in one of our Lorax competitions for your chance to win a prize! And if you’re a dinosaur fan, make sure to book in for our online Author Hangout with dino-nerd Andrew Plant.

Full details are below.

Download a copy of the program, pick one up at your local library, or view events below.

Make sure to share your creations with us, we’d love to see what you come up with! Email us at programs@ncgrl.vic.gov.au, or share on social media.

Andrew Plant - Dinosaur Man 

Join artist, author and dino-nerd Andrew Plant for a virtual holiday session of prehistoric proportions! If you've got a dinosaur question, Andrew's got a dinosaur answer (hopefully!). Learn all about the ancient world, and learn how to draw dinosaurs like a professional. Fun and interactive with more bones, teeth and unpronounceable names than you can poke a Triceratops at!

Andrew Plant Dinosaur Man

Thursday 23 September, 11am-12pm
Online via Zoom
Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens

  

Street Art Workshops 

Learn how to use spray paint and create your own masterpiece with the team from Nacho Station.

Ages 12-25 years.

Street Art Workshop

Friday 1 October, 10-11am
Kangaroo Flat Library
Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens

Friday 1 October, 11.30am-12.30pm
Kangaroo Flat Library
Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens

Friday 1 October, 1-2pm
Kangaroo Flat Library
Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens 

  

Speak for the trees Lorax competition 

Help us celebrate the 50th birthday of Dr Seuss's The Lorax!

If, like the Lorax, you could 'speak for the trees', what would you say to protect them from being chopped down by greedy money makers?

Collect an entry for from your local library or download it here.

Return completed entries to your library, or email them to tammyh@ncgrl.vic.gov.au by Friday 8 October.

For ages 5-12 years.

The Lorax

All library branches and agencies.

 

Lorax colouring competition 

Help us celebrate the 50th birthday of Dr Seuss's The Lorax!

Get creative and colour the Lorax image in a fun and original way.

Collect an entry for from your local library or download it here.

Return completed entries to your library, or email them to tammyh@ncgrl.vic.gov.au by Friday 8 October.

For ages 5-12 years.

Lorax colouring in image

All library branches and agencies.

 

Through the lens: create a camera

What did it take to take a photo before the digital revolution? The answer is more simple than you think, and it's possible to create a camera at home using simple items. See how to do it and give it a try at home. Recommended for ages 10+ and adults.

In-person photo developing workshop to follow when possible.

Learn how to make a camera at home.
 

Word on the Street: Bendigo Creek Adventure Challenge

Ride or walk along the Bendigo Creek Trail between Kangaroo Flat and Bendigo libraries to join in the adventure. Collect the words and letters along the footpath to decipher the code and go into the draw to win a prize.

Family event.

Entry forms available at Bendigo and Kangaroo Flat Libraries.

little girl skipping

Monday 27 September - Friday 1 October

Maker Packs

Call in and collect a maker pack for lots of creative fun at home, or phone your library if you would like us to keep a pack aside for you.

Lorax Lucky Dip

It's a Lorax Lucky Dip! Quirky and fun activities for Lorax fans.

For ages 4-8years.

Lorax Lucky Dip

Available from all libraries, Elmore, Inglewood, Pyramid Hill, Tarnagulla and Wedderburn Library Agencies. 

Kites

It's sunny, it's breezy, it's perfect weather to fly a kite! Build and decorate your own small kite perfect for flying in a light breeze - and if you like, join us online to learn about the history of kites and kite making.

For ages 5-8 years.

kites flying in the sky

Maker packs available from Castlemaine, Gisborne, Kangaroo Flat, Kyneton, Romsey and Woodend libraries.

Pop-Up Cards

Learn the art of pop-up and have fun creating a card for someone special.

For ages 8-12 years.

pop up card of pirate in a sword fight

Maker packs available from Bendigo, Castlemaine, Gisborne and Woodend libraries.

Learn how to make a camera at home.

 
Truffala Tree bookmarks

Super fun bookmarks to get into the Dr Seuss spirit. You will love making them!

For ages 8-12 years.

Truffala Tree bookmark

Maker packs available from Bendigo, Eaglehawk, Kangaroo Flat, Kyneton and Romsey libraries.

 

Woven Dream Catchers

Create a lovely and colourful dream catcher using recycled CD's, and may you catch only good dreams!

For ages 8-12 years.

hand made woven dream catchers

Maker packs available from Heathcote Library, Boort, Elmore, Inglewood, Pyramid Hill, Tarnagulla and Wedderburn Library Agencies.

Book in for a Zoom workshop to see how it's done.
Book a ticket for Bugs in the Lens