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ANZAC illustrated 

 ‘Anzac Illustrated': picture book exhibition

This exhibition celebrates unique approaches to creating illustrated books for children on WWI and Anzac themes. Tales are told from many perspectives by wellknown voices including Shaun Tan. The themes and illustrated stories include two famous songs, Anzac legends, a journal and some historical adventures. Self-guided activities available for parents and their children. This is part of Writing the War, a State Library of Victoria and Public Libraries Victoria Network exhibition.


Avondale Heights
March 10 to April 30


Anzac Biscuits

Anzac biscuits

Learn how to bake Anzac biscuits with members of the Essendon Branch of the Country Women’s Association and celebrate the power of sharing stories and food with family and friends. Suitable for ages 6-12. Free, bookings necessary.

 

Avondale Heights
Wednesday 5 April, 11am-12pm

Book online or call 8325 1940


Around the campfire 

Around the campfire

Sit round the ‘campfire’ and share old bush stories, songs, games and craft. Come dressed in your best swaggies outfit. Suitable for primary school aged children. Free, bookings necessary.

 

Ascot Vale
Thursday 6 April, 11am
Book online or call 8325 1990

Flemington
Friday 7 April, 11am
Book online or call 8325 1975

Niddrie
Tuesday 4 April, 11am
Book online or call 8325 1925

 
Oddball 

Film: Oddball

Based on the true story of an eccentric chicken farmer who, with the help of his granddaughter, trains his mischievous dog to protect a wild penguin sanctuary from fox attacks. Rated G. Suitable for primary school aged children. Free, bookings necessary.

 

Avondale Heights
Thursday 13 April, 2-3.30pm
Book online or call 8325 1940


Flemington
Thursday 13 April, 2-3.30pm
Book online or call 8325 1975

 

 
Easter bonnet parade 

Easter bonnet parade

Come and join us for an Easter bonnet parade. It’s an opportunity for kids to get creative and craft a wild and crazy hat to wear as they parade around the library. Suitable for 3-12 year olds. $4.10, bookings necessary.

 

Ascot Vale
Thursday 13 April, 11am
Book online or call 8325 1990

 

Avondale Heights
Wednesday 12 April, 11am
Book online or call 8325 1940

 

Flemington
Thursday 13 April, 11am
Book online or call 8325 1975

 

Niddrie
Tuesday 11 April, 11am
Book online or call 8325 1925

 

Sam Merrifield
Monday 10 April, 11am
Book online or call 8325 1950

 

 Coding for kids

Coding for kids

Learn how to program your own animations, games and stories using Scratch. Participants will need to attend all 4 sessions. Total cost $20, bookings necessary.

 

Avondale Heights
Four weeks commencing Thursday 11 May, 4pm-5.30pm
Book online or call 8325 1940

 

National Simultaneous Storytime 

National Simultaneous Storytime

Join 1000s of children around Australia at 11am and listen to The Cow Tripped over the Moon by Tony Wilson. The National
Simultaneous Storytime celebrates reading, libraries, Australian books and authors plus its great fun. Free, no bookings required.

 

Avondale Heights
Wednesday 24 May, 11am


Niddrie
Wednesday 24 May, 11am

 

 Teddy bears' picnic

Teddy Bears’ Picnic

Come join us for a wonderful Teddy Bears’ Picnic. With all of our favorite bear stories, songs and dances it’s sure to
be a surprise! Bring along your teddy and morning tea to share afterwards. A gold coin donation for Cancer Council is appreciated. Free, bookings necessary.

 

Ascot Vale
Thursday 25 May, 10.30-11.30am
Book online or call 8325 1990

 
 Creepy Crawlies  

Creepy Crawlies

Do you have any questions about
your child’s development? Join the Children’s Services Team from CoHealth to discuss your concerns. Support for families with young children, from birth to 18 months, run by health professionals. For further information or to discuss the cost, call Karin on 8378 1661 or Chris on 8378 3525 at CoHealth. Cost: $10/free for Healthcare card holders. No bookings required.

 

Avondale Heights

Thursday 2 February, 10am-12pm
Thursday 2 March, 10am-12pm
Thursday 6 April, 10am-12pm
Thursday 4 May, 10am-12pm

 

 

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