What's on for kids


 Saturday storytime

Storytime on Saturdays


More time for stories! We love sharing books, songs and rhymes with our youngest members. Now there are even more opportunities to attend Storytime at our libraries!
Join us at these free, fun-filled sessions at all Libraries. For children 18 months - 5 years.

Saturdays 10:30am
No bookings required.
Run during school term only. 

 

 OSMO logo

Explore with Osmo

Bring your kids, aged 8-12, to these super fun iPad workshops. Over four weeks we will cover tangrams, art, coding, spelling and maths with Osmo, an iPad gaming tool that helps connect the real and digital worlds. Free, bookings necessary.

Niddrie
Thursday, 4pm-4.45pm
May 16, 23, 30
June 6
Book online or call 8325 1925

                        
 Teddy bears in jasmine bush.

Teddy Bears’ Picnic

Come join us for a wonderful Teddy Bears’ Picnic! With all of our favourite bear stories, songs and dances it’s sure to be a surprise! Bring along your teddy and morning tea to share afterwards. Donations for Cancer Council welcomed. Free, no bookings required.

Ascot Vale
Thursday 23 May, 10.30am-11.15am

 

 ipad kids

iPad fun for kids

Bring your kids, aged 8-12, to these super fun iPad workshops. Over four weeks we will cover tangrams, art, coding, spelling and maths with Osmo, an iPad gaming tool that helps connect the real and digital worlds. Free, bookings necessary.

Avondale Heights
Tuesday, 4pm-4.45pm
August 20, 27 September 3, 10
Book online or call 8325 1940

Flemington
Monday, 4pm-4.45pm
June 17, 24 July 15, 22
Book online or call 8325 1975

Sam Merrifield
Monday, 4pm-4.45pm
July 29 August 5, 12, 19
Book online or call 8325 1950

 

 Kinder dreaming with Tristan Harris

Kinder Dreaming with Tristan Harris

Celebrating NAIDOC Week

Kinder Dreaming will introduce young ones to Australian Indigenous culture with Western Creation presenter Tristan Harris. Tristan’s interactive show includes face-painting and a game of musical didge or copycat accompanied by live didgeridoo.
A donation for Aboriginal Literacy Foundation is appreciated. Suitable for ages 3 - 5. Free, no bookings required

Avondale Heights
Wednesday 26 June, 10.30am-11.30am

Flemington
Friday 28 June, 10.30am-11.30am

Sam Merrifield
Monday 24 June, 10.30am-11.30am

 

 Kinder dreaming art

Kinder Dreaming art and storytelling

Celebrating NAIDOC Week

Monica uses singing to tell stories about the symbols found in Aboriginal artwork for man, woman, child, the land and numerous animals. Children will use the symbols to draw and share their own stories.
A donation for Aboriginal Literacy Foundation is appreciated. Suitable for ages 3 - 5. Free, no bookings required.

Ascot Vale
Thursday 27 June, 10.30am-11.30am

Niddrie
Tuesday 25 June, 10.30am-11.30am

 

 mini maestros

Mini Maestros

Sing, dance and shake with Mini Maestros – a fun and educational music session. Please book for suitable age group. Free, bookings necessary.

Ascot Vale
Monday 1 July, 10.15am-10.45am (2-5 year olds)
Book online or call 8325 1990

Monday 1 July,
11.15am-11.45am (6-24 months)
Book online or call 8325 1990

Avondale Heights
Tuesday 2 July, 10.15am-10.45am (2-5 year olds)
Book online or call 8325 1940

Tuesday 2 July, 11.15am-11.45am (6-24 months)
Book online or call 8325 1940

Flemington
Thursday 4 July, 10.15am-10.45am (2-5 year olds)
Book online or call 8325 1975

Thursday 4 July,
11.15am-11.45am (6-24 months)
Book online or call 8325 1975

Niddrie
Friday 12 July, 10.15am-10.45am (2-5 year olds)
Book online or call 8325 1925

Friday 12 July,
11.15am-11.45am (6-24 months)
Book online or cal 8325 1925

Sam Merrifield
Wednesday 3 July, 10.15am-10.45am (2-5 year olds)
Book online or call 8325 1950

Wednesday 3 July,
11.15am-11.45am (6-24 months)
Book online or call 8325 1950

 

 Ukulele

Ukulele Jam

Ukuleles are fun and easy to learn, after these sessions kids will be able to play a chord or two but more importantly they will catch the music bug. A non-refundable fee of $4.50 can be paid online or in cash at any branch at the time of booking. Please book for the correct age group. Bookings necessary.

Ascot Vale
Tuesday 2 July, 2pm-2.45pm (5-8 year olds)
Book online or call 8325 1990

Tuesday 2 July,
3pm-4pm (9+ year olds)
Book online or call 8325 1990

Avondale Heights
Wednesday 3 July, 10.30am-11.15am (5-8 year olds)
Book online or call 8325 1940

Wednesday 3 July,
11.30am-12.30pm (9+ year olds)
Book online or call 8325 1940

Flemington
Monday 1 July, 2pm-2.45pm (5-8 year olds)
Book online or call 8325 1975

Monday 1 July, 3pm-4pm (9+ year olds)
Book online or call 8325 1975

Niddrie
Tuesday 2 July,10am-10.45am (5-8 year olds)
Book online or call 8325 1925

Tuesday 2 July, 11am-12pm (9+ year olds)
Book online or call 8325 1925

Sam Merrifield
Monday 1 July, 10am-10.45am (5-8 year olds)
Book online or call 8325 1950

Monday 1 July,
11am-12pm (9+ year olds)
Book online or call 8325 1950

 

 Dinosaurs melbourne museum

Dinosaurs and fossils with the Melbourne Museum

With the aid of fossils, dinosaur bones, replicas and photographs, we go back in time to reflect on the existence of these ancient animals. Children will be able to talk about and touch real dinosaur fossils from the Museum Victoria collection.
Free, bookings necessary.

Sam Merrifield
Tuesday 2 July, 10am-10.45am for ages 3-5
Book online or call 8325 1950

11am-11.45am for ages 6+
Book online or call 8325 1950

Niddrie
Friday 5 July, 10.30am-11.15am for ages 3-5
Book online or call 8325 1925

11.30am-12.15am for ages 6+
Book online or call 8325 1925

 

 Podcasting kids

Podcasting for Curious Kids

This two week course will teach kids how to get on air and talk about their love of music with the world. It will involve planning, writing and editing. You will be signing up for both sessions.
Suitable for 8-12 year olds. Free, bookings necessary.

Ascot Vale
Thursday 4 July, 10.15am-12.15pm
Thursday 11 July, 10.15am-12.15pm
Book online or call 8325 1990

 

 Jurassic creatures

Jurassic Creatures

Did you hear a roar? Did you hear a stomp? The dinosaurs are coming! Explore an ancient world full of animatronic dinosaurs. Get ready to be amazed and thrilled as the greatest creatures ever to walk the earth return and come alive before your eyes.
Other activities include dinosaur face painting, dinosaur cookie decorating, dinosaur games, and a walking live dinosaur in Keilor Road. Free, no bookings required.

Niddrie
Saturday 6 July, 10am-3pm

 

 

Collage for kids

Kids love making art in all forms, so bring them along to this collage workshop run by illustrator Alice Lindstrom. Alice will guide them in making their own beautiful work of art. She will also read her new book A Friend for Fox and showcase her own collages. Suitable for ages 4-8. A non-refundable fee of $4.50 can be paid online or in cash at any branch at the time of booking. Bookings necessary.

Niddrie
Tuesday 9 July, 10.30am-12pm
Book online or call 8325 1925

Sam Merrifield
Wednesday 10 July, 10.30am-12pm
Book online or call 8325 1950

 

 Junk band jamboree

Junk band jamboree

Make musical instruments with recycled materials and join the junk band jamboree!
Suitable for ages 6 -12. Free, bookings necessary.

Avondale Heights
Wednesday 10 July, 10.30am-11.30am
Book online or call 8325 1940

Flemington
Thursday 11 July, 10.30am-11.30am
Book online or call 8325 1975

Niddrie
Thursday 11 July, 2pm-3pm
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Sam Merrifield
Monday 8 July, 10.30am-11.30am
Book online or call 8325 1950

 

 Sing

School holiday film - Sing

Can the theatre be saved? Join a host of fun loving animals as they enter a singing competition and share their talents with world. Suitable for school aged children and their families. 108mins, Rated PG. Free, bookings necessary.

Avondale Heights
Thursday 11 July, 2pm-3.50pm
Book online or call 8325 1940

Flemington
Friday 12 July, 11am-12.50pm
Book online or call 8325 1975

 

 Harry potters birhday

Harry Potter’s birthday

Come celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday with cake, butter beer and a screening of ‘Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone’. A Wizarding Party for children aged 8 to 12 and their families. Attendance in costume is encouraged, but not required.
Free, bookings necessary.

Avondale Heights
Wednesday 31 July, 4pm-6.30pm
Book online or call 8325 1940

 

 Carp book week

Carp Productions Children’s Book Week show

You’re in for a treat, its Carp Productions Book Week show! Shortlisted books will be retold in a fun and interactive way. Kids will laugh their way through the entire show and love acting out the different characters along the way. Suitable for primary school aged children. Free, bookings necessary.

Avondale Heights
Friday 23 August, 4pm-5pm
Book online or call 8325 1940

Flemington
Monday 19 August, 4pm-5pm
Book online or call 8325 1975

Niddrie
Thursday 22 August, 6.30pm-7.30pm
Book online or call 8325 1925

Sam Merrifield
Tuesday 20 August, 5.30pm-6.30pm
Book online or call 8325 1950

 

Last updated: Thursday, 23 May 2019, 3:50 AM