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Science in the Library Kitchen – School Holiday Workshop

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Explore scientific principles in the Library Kitchen – with explosive results!

Our STEM Kitchen experts are donning their protective goggles and putting the clean-up crew on standby because things are going to ERUPT in the Library Kitchen!

Become an amateur volcanologist these holidays as we explore the scientific principles of chemical reactions and nucleation and learn about geophysics, geochemistry and seismology.

That’s right; it’s time to make a volcano!

Wear some old clothes, because this can get messy!

We are running two sessions of this activity:

  • Monday 5 July 2021 – 10:00am-11:30am
  • Wednesday 7 July 2021 – 10:00am-11:30am

Please only book each child into one of these sessions, as numbers are limited.

This activity is designed for children aged 8 and over.

Tickets available for registration Monday 21 June 2021 at 7:00pm. Please do not worry about printing tickets, our staff will happily check you in on the day.

Should you have any queries, please contact us on 6393 8132 or by email at library@cwl.nsw.gov.au

Terms and Conditions:

  • Bookings must be made by parent/guardian.
  • Separate bookings must be made for each child attending.
  • Children under the age of 12 will need to be signed in and out by a parent/guardian/authorised adult.
  • Children’s medical and allergy information must be disclosed upon registration.
  • Please only book for one Science in the Kitchen Session, as numbers are limited.
  • Attendees at this event may be photographed/recorded with such images/footage being used for promotional purposes by Central West Libraries and Orange City Council on websites, social media, and in newspapers. Please indicate permission upon registration.

** COVID-19 GUIDELINES **

Our events are impacted by Covid-19 guidelines in the following ways:

  • If your child sick, please do not attend, as they could endanger all Library visitors.
  • Spaces are very limited. If you cannot attend please cancel via Eventbrite, so that your spot can be offered to those on the waitlist.
  • Hand sanitisers must be used upon entry.
  • Physical distancing guidelines of 1.5m must be respected.
  • Participants who do not follow these guidelines may be asked to leave the session by Library Staff.

Science in the Library Kitchen – School Holiday Workshop

By No Comments

Explore scientific principles in the Library Kitchen – with explosive results!

Our STEM Kitchen experts are donning their protective goggles and putting the clean-up crew on standby because things are going to ERUPT in the Library Kitchen!

Become an amateur volcanologist these holidays as we explore the scientific principles of chemical reactions and nucleation and learn about geophysics, geochemistry and seismology.

That’s right; it’s time to make a volcano!

Wear some old clothes, because this can get messy!

We are running two sessions of this activity:

  • Monday 5 July 2021 – 10:00am-11:30am
  • Wednesday 7 July 2021 – 10:00am-11:30am

Please only book each child into one of these sessions, as numbers are limited.

This activity is designed for children aged 8 and over.

Tickets available for registration Monday 21 June 2021 at 7:00pm. Please do not worry about printing tickets, our staff will happily check you in on the day.

Should you have any queries, please contact us on 6393 8132 or by email at library@cwl.nsw.gov.au

Terms and Conditions:

  • Bookings must be made by parent/guardian.
  • Separate bookings must be made for each child attending.
  • Children under the age of 12 will need to be signed in and out by a parent/guardian/authorised adult.
  • Children’s medical and allergy information must be disclosed upon registration.
  • Please only book for one Science in the Kitchen Session, as numbers are limited.
  • Attendees at this event may be photographed/recorded with such images/footage being used for promotional purposes by Central West Libraries and Orange City Council on websites, social media, and in newspapers. Please indicate permission upon registration.

** COVID-19 GUIDELINES **

Our events are impacted by Covid-19 guidelines in the following ways:

  • If your child sick, please do not attend, as they could endanger all Library visitors.
  • Spaces are very limited. If you cannot attend please cancel via Eventbrite, so that your spot can be offered to those on the waitlist.
  • Hand sanitisers must be used upon entry.
  • Physical distancing guidelines of 1.5m must be respected.
  • Participants who do not follow these guidelines may be asked to leave the session by Library Staff.

LEGO Club at Orange Library – School Holiday Workshop

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Roll up, roll up! Step right this way, for a thrilling LEGO club in the library!

These holidays in LEGO club we will be creating the ultimate amusement park.  THINK: Rip-roaring roller coasters! Spine-tingling ghost trains! Delectable Dagwood Dogs! Mouth-watering fairy floss!  Come and join us as we work together to design and build the Amazing, the One-and-Only, Orange City Library Amusement Park – all in LEGO!

We are running two sessions of this activity:

  • Monday 28 June 2021 – 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Thursday 1 July 2021 – 10:00am-12:00pm

Please only book each child into one of these sessions, as numbers are limited.

This activity is designed for children aged 6 and over.  Tickets available for registration Monday 21 June 2021 at 7:00pm
Should you have any queries, please contact us on 6393 8132 or by email at library@cwl.nsw.gov.au. Please do not worry about printing tickets, our staff will happily check you in on the day.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Bookings must be made by parent/guardian.
  • Separate bookings must be made for each child attending.
  • Children under the age of 12 will need to be signed in and out by a parent/guardian/authorised adult.
  • Children’s medical and allergy information must be disclosed upon registration.
  • Please only book for one LEGO Club Session, as numbers are limited.
  • Attendees at this event may be photographed/recorded with such images/footage being used for promotional purposes by Central West Libraries and Orange City Council on websites, social media, and in newspapers. Please indicate permission upon registration.

** COVID-19 GUIDELINES **

  • Our events are impacted by Covid-19 guidelines in the following ways:
  • If your child sick, please do not attend, as they could endanger all Library visitors.
  • Spaces are very limited. If you cannot attend please cancel via Eventbrite, so that your spot can be offered to those on the waitlist.
  • Hand sanitisers must be used upon entry.
  • Physical distancing guidelines of 1.5m must be respected.
  • Participants who do not follow these guidelines may be asked to leave the session by Library Staff.

The Beanies LIVE! at Orange City Library – School Holiday Event

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A sing-along and dance-along, educational show from musical group The Beanies.

Join us for a musical adventure sure to delight the young and young-at-heart!

ARIA-nominated and award-winning musical group The Beanies will be LIVE at Orange City Library these school holidays. Get ready to sing, dance, laugh and learn at this interactive, educational concert.

Following the concert there will be an opportunity to meet Laura, Mim and Michael for an autograph or selfie!

This activity is designed for children aged 2-8 years old, but will be enjoyed by all ages.

This is a free event, but bookings are essential.

Tickets available for registration Monday 21 June 2021 at 7:00pm.

Please do not worry about printing tickets, our staff will happily check you in on the day.

Should you have any queries, please contact us on 6393 8132 or by email at library@cwl.nsw.gov.au.

Terms and Conditions:

  • In accordance with Orange City Council’s Child Safe Policy all children under the age of 12 years must be accompanied by an adult or responsible young adult over the age of 16.
  • Your attendance at events supported by Central West Libraries may be digitally recorded through photographs and/or video recordings. Images may be used for promotional purposes on council’s websites, publications, social media or by newspapers. By attending this session you agree to these terms. If you do not wish your image (or the image of your child) to be published, please notify staff before the event.
  • Bookings are essential and spaces are limited.
  • Please arrive 10 minutes early to allow the event to run on time.

** COVID-19 GUIDELINES **

Our events are impacted by Covid-19 guidelines in the following ways:

  • If you or your child are sick, please do not attend, as you could endanger all Library visitors.
  • Spaces are limited. If you cannot attend please cancel via Eventbrite, so that your spot can be offered to those on the waitlist.
  • Hand sanitisers must be used upon entry.
  • Physical distancing guidelines of 1.5m must be respected.
  • Participants who do not follow these guidelines may be asked to leave the session by Library Staff.

Amazing Space Sliders: School Holiday Workshop

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Amazing Space Sliders: A space art workshop for kids (age 5-12 yrs)  

Tuesday 29 June, 10 am – noon

Ages: 5+ FREE

Learn all about Australia in the space age on our special guided tour for children. Then make your very own space scene to take home.

Young artists fascinated by space imagery will love building their own intergalactic artwork. This kinetic space scene contains moveable rockets, spaceships and astronauts.

A range of art materials will be available for space slider making.

This is a FREE event; bookings are essential.

All children must be signed in/out by a parent/guardian.

In conjunction with the exhibition Out of This World: Australia in the space age. A national touring exhibition developed and presented by the National Archives of Australia.

* COVID-19 GUIDELINES *

Our events are impacted by Covid-19 guidelines in the following ways:

If you are sick, please do not attend, as you could endanger all Museum visitors.

Hand sanitisers must be used upon entry.

Social distancing guidelines of 1.5m must be respected.

Please sign in with the QR code or with Ipad upon entry of the visitor centre.

Terms and Conditions:

• Children’s medical and allergy information must be disclosed upon registration.

• Bookings must be made by parent/guardian.

• Separate bookings must be made for each child attending.

• Children under the age of 12 will need to be signed in and out by a parent/guardian/authorised adult.

• Attendees at this event may be photographed/recorded with such images/footage being used for promotional purposes by Orange Regional Museum and Orange City Council on websites, social media, and in newspapers. Please indicate permission upon registration.

LEGO Club at Orange Library – School Holiday Workshop

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Roll up, roll up! Step right this way, for a thrilling LEGO club in the library!

These holidays in LEGO club we will be creating the ultimate amusement park.  THINK: Rip-roaring roller coasters! Spine-tingling ghost trains! Delectable Dagwood Dogs! Mouth-watering fairy floss!  Come and join us as we work together to design and build the Amazing, the One-and-Only, Orange City Library Amusement Park – all in LEGO!

We are running two sessions of this activity:

  • Monday 28 June 2021 – 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Thursday 1 July 2021 – 10:00am-12:00pm

Please only book each child into one of these sessions, as numbers are limited.

This activity is designed for children aged 6 and over.  Tickets available for registration Monday 21 June 2021 at 7:00pm
Should you have any queries, please contact us on 6393 8132 or by email at library@cwl.nsw.gov.au. Please do not worry about printing tickets, our staff will happily check you in on the day.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Bookings must be made by parent/guardian.
  • Separate bookings must be made for each child attending.
  • Children under the age of 12 will need to be signed in and out by a parent/guardian/authorised adult.
  • Children’s medical and allergy information must be disclosed upon registration.
  • Please only book for one LEGO Club Session, as numbers are limited.
  • Attendees at this event may be photographed/recorded with such images/footage being used for promotional purposes by Central West Libraries and Orange City Council on websites, social media, and in newspapers. Please indicate permission upon registration.

** COVID-19 GUIDELINES **

  • Our events are impacted by Covid-19 guidelines in the following ways:
  • If your child sick, please do not attend, as they could endanger all Library visitors.
  • Spaces are very limited. If you cannot attend please cancel via Eventbrite, so that your spot can be offered to those on the waitlist.
  • Hand sanitisers must be used upon entry.
  • Physical distancing guidelines of 1.5m must be respected.
  • Participants who do not follow these guidelines may be asked to leave the session by Library Staff.

1, 2 BOOKS! – Orange Library

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Stories, songs and actions for 1 and 2 year olds.

In 1, 2 BOOKS! we read books, sing and play to encourage engagement with language and literacy.

1, 2 BOOKS! builds upon the skills introduced during the Ten Minutes a Day workshops, focusing on older babies, aged 1 and 2 years. We use nursery rhymes, action songs, finger plays and stories in a fun and interactive way.

Sessions are lively and stimulating for both children and adults.

1, 2 BOOKS! is held Mondays and Tuesdays during Term time.

Ten Minutes a Day – Orange Library

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Storytime for babies 0-18 months.

Ten Minutes a Day is an exciting program that you share with your child of 0-18 months. It is designed to enhance language development, develop pre-literacy skills, stimulate imagination, and make reading with your child a part of your everyday routine.

We use nursery rhymes, action songs, finger plays and stories in a fun and interactive way. We also share tips with parents on how to include these in their routines at home.  Only ten minutes a day can make a lifetime of difference!

Give me some Space! – National Simultaneous Storytime 2021 – Orange Library

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Join us at Orange City Library for an intergalactic Storytime!

Wednesday 19 May at 11:00am is National Simultaneous Storytime. This year we will be enjoying Philip Bunting’s gorgeous book, Give me some Space! as it is read live from the International Space Station by NASA Astronaut Dr. Shannon Walker!

Following the live-stream of the story, children will have an opportunity to participate in a STEM activity with our Storyteller Fiona. Spaces are limited for this experiment, but all will be welcome to join us for the story. There will be space-themed craft for all to take home or enjoy on the day.

Space and science-themed dress-ups are encouraged for adults and children alike!

National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) is held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). NSS 2020 posted a record number of participants, with over 1.2million people joining in worldwide. Let’s make 2021 the biggest NSS yet!

National Simultaneous Storytime will begin promptly at 11:00am. Please arrive at least 10 minutes early so that your child is settled and ready for the event.

LEGO Club – School Holiday Workshop

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Join us for some LEGO fun in the Library.

We are running two sessions of this activity:

  • Wednesday 14 April 2021 – 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Thursday 15 April 2021 – 10:00am-12:00pm

Please only book each child into one of these sessions, as numbers are limited.

This activity is designed for children aged 6 and over.

Tickets available for registration Monday 29 March 2021 at 7:00pm

Should you have any queries, please contact us on 6393 8132 or by email at library@cwl.nsw.gov.au