School Holidays Library Guide

There’s plenty to keep the kids entertained this school holidays at The Hills Shire Libraries!

With fun and educational workshops for kids of all ages, there is something for everyone!

Writing Workshop with Deborah Abela

Join multi-award winning author Deborah Abela as she takes you through a series of fun activities to help you become a better writer. Author of 25 books including the Max Remy Super Spy series, it’s easy to see why Deb has become one of the most popular authors in Australian children’s literature. Suitable for students in school years 2-6.

When: Thursday January 18, 10am – 11am & 11.15am – 12.15pm

Where: Castle Hill Library

Cost: $14 per person, online bookings essential

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Talking Tweens Junior Book Chat

Got something to say? Get talking with the Talking Tweens book chat. We want to know what you’ve been reading over the holidays. Exclusive to people aged 8-12 years old.

When: Wednesday January 24, 2pm – 3pm

Where: Vinegar Hill Memorial Library

Cost: Free, no booking required

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Raft Craft Workshop

Row, row, row your boat, see if you can make it float! Come along to the library and make a miniature raft followed by a story and boat race. All materials provided. Suitable for children in school years 2-6.

When: Tuesday January 16, 10am -Noon

Where: Baulkham Hills Library

Cost: $10 per person, online bookings essential

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Upcycled Wind Chime Workshop

Use the principles of Re-cycle, Re-think, Re-use and Re-purpose to make a unique wind chime to take home for the garden. Suitable for children in school years K-4. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

When: Thursday January 11, 10am – Noon

Where: Vinegar Hills Memorial Library

Cost: $16 (1 adult & 1 child), online bookings essential

Young Engineers WorkshopsBig Builders: Under the Sea Animals

Learn about the characteristics of sea animals as you build an octopus and crab using K’Nex construction pieces.

When: Tuesday January 23, 10am – 11am

Where: Castle Hill Library

Cost: $15.50 per person, online bookings essential

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Young Engineers Workshops – Big Builders: Butterflies

Discover more about lifecycles as you use K’Nex construction pieces to build a beautiful butterfly. Suitable for children in Kindergarten.

When: Tuesday January 23, 11.30am – 12.30pm

Where: Castle Hill Library

Cost: $15.50 per person, online bookings essential

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Young Engineers Workshops: Lego Challenge Race Cars

Learn how cars work as you build a motorised model car using LEGO bricks. Which one will finish the race first?

When: Tuesday January 23, 1pm – 2pm

Where: Castle Hill Library

Cost: $17.50 per person, online bookings essential

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Build a Mind Workshops – Wearable Technology

Combine science and fashion as you experiment with electronics to create your own piece of wearable technology to take home. Suitable for school years 3-6.

When: Tuesday January 9, 10am – Noon

Where: Castle Hill Library

Cost: $26 per person, online bookings essential

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Build a Mind Workshop – Physical Computing

Get started in programming using laptop, Rasberry Pi and Arduinos to complete fun projects. Suitable for school years 3-6.

When: Tuesday January 9, 1pm – 3pm

Where: Castle Hill Library

Cost: $22 per person, online bookings essential

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Build a Mind Workshop – Snap Circuits

Learn by doing as you make circuits, light shows and games using a combination of Snap Circuit kits. Suitable for school years 2-6.

When: Wednesday January 10, 10am – Noon

Where: Dural Library

Cost: $22 per person, online bookings essential

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Build a Mind Workshop – Stop Motion

Create your own clay characters then have fun using stop motion software to make animated movies to download and keep. Suitable for school years 1-6.

When: Wednesday January 10, 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Where: Castle Hill Library

Cost: $22 per person, online bookings essential

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Starting School Storytime

Is your child starting kindergarten in 2018? Join us for a storytime session that will help ease first  day jitters. Stories about starting school for the first time will be read, along with songs and craft. Suitable for children starting Kindergarten in 2018.

When:

Monday January 8, 11am – Noon, Dural Library

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Friday January 12, 11am – Noon, Baulkham Hills Library

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Wednesday January 17, 10.30am – 11.30am, Castle Hill Library

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Cost: Free, online bookings essential

Game On @ The Library

Let the games begin! Love board games? Drop in and play. Suitable for children 8-12 years old . Children must be accompanied by an adult.

When: Thursday January 4 & Thursday January 25

Where: Baulkham Hills and Dural Libraries

Cost: Free, no booking required

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WII on Wednesday

Grab some friends and book some game time on our big screen! Suitable for children 8 -12 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

When: Wednesdays in January, 10am – 4pm

Where: Baulkham Hills Library

Cost: Free, online bookings essential

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