Don’t let TIME pass you by these school holidays - 13 April to 27 April 2024

Tick-Tock! School’s Out: Libraries ACT's Autumn School Holiday Program has something for everyone.

As the leaves turn golden and the air gets cooler, it can only mean one thing – the Autumn school holidays are just around the corner! But fear not, because Libraries ACT is here to make sure your kids have a blast during their break with our Autumn School Holiday Program.

If you’re looking for ways to spend time with the family without splurging, look no further than your local library.

From 13 to 27 April we’ve got a fantastic line-up of free activities suitable for the whole family, all tailored to the theme of ‘time’. Don’t waste time thinking about it, check out our program to discover the depths of time with fun-filled activities, interactive storytelling sessions, craftwork, and projects.

Cher was not able to turn back time and neither can we so book now before time’s up!

Family Time Fun:

  • Movie time at the library: Grab some popcorn and settle in for a cinematic treat.
  • Create a time-traveling comic: Calling all comic enthusiasts! Dive into the world of graphic novels.
  • Drive-In movies at the library: Design your own cardboard car and enjoy a movie under the stars.
  • Writing workshops: Unleash your creativity with our teen and adult writing classes.
  • A step in time movement class: Get moving with this fun-filled family activity.
  • Accessing first-readers: Discover our special collection and tips for supporting your child’s reading.
  • Dyslexia-friendly collection: Explore resources suitable for adults and children alike.
  • Doctor Who Trivia: Step into the TARDIS  and test your knowledge of the beloved Doctor Who series.

Back in Time Adventures:

  • Make a Victorian paper spinner: Craft your own magical toy from the 19th century.
  • Catapulting through time: Learn history and engineering by building a catapult.
  • Illuminated manuscripts: Dive into the world of illuminated manuscripts with a modern twist.
  • Make your own sundial: Learn the ancient art of telling time with a homemade sundial.

STEM Time Delights:

  • Lego time machine - stop motion animation: Build and animate your own creations.
  • Lego brick club: Let your imagination run wild with endless Lego possibilities.
  • Robotics workshop: Join our LEGO robotics adventure for budding engineers aged 6 to 12.
  • The 24 solar terms drama program: Explore ancient Chinese timekeeping and its cultural significance.

ACT Heritage Festival Highlights:

  • Ngunnawal language workshop: Learn Ngunnawal greetings and songs.
  • How History Informs Writers: Discover the political origins of nursery rhymes.
  • Biography Book Group: Join a conversation with Peter Papathansiou and Ayesha Innon.
  • Yes, you can get a job with a degree in history: Hear from young leaders about careers in history.
  • A designer in all senses of the word - Derek Wrigley: Explore the work of this esteemed designer.

Whether your child is a history buff, a STEM enthusiast, or simply loves a good story be sure to spend time at your local library!

When: 13 to 27 April 2024

Where: Various Libraries ACT branches

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Click here to register