Activities, discussion and afternoon tea await you at Inklings, Central West Libraries’ Junior Book Club.
Our current reads are The Good Thieves by Katherine Rundell and Wonder by R.J. Palacio. Borrow a copy from Orange Library, and then join us at Book Club to talk about it.
Families are invited to drop into our activity space and explore the theme of The Sea through hands-on art-making activities. Make a mysterious deep sea creature to add to our collaborative installation. Stay for five minutes or fifty – it’s up to you! Please note that this is a self-guided activity. An art educator will be available to assist during session times but all children must be accompanied by an adult.
Thursday 23 and Friday 24 January
Session 1 – 10am – 12pm
Session 2 – 1pm – 3pm
Calling all super sleuths! We need your help at a crime scene to crack a case.
This forensic science holiday workshop is designed to intrigue budding super sleuths who enjoy their science mixed with a bit of drama. Highly engaging, even for adults! Your children work in groups finding clues via:
• Fingerprinting and blood typing.
• Facial reconstruction via computer and real models.
• Hair and fibre analysis.
• Fluorescence of oils, plant identification and DNA comparisons.
• Latent image detection, chromatography and shoe impression casting!
• Evidence collection and more…
Time is also spent discussing why crime scene are isolated from the public, why certain evidence is more valuable than others and why a clear chain of evidence is needed from crime scene to the eventual court case.
This program is suitable for kids aged 8+ years.
Requirements and Conditions
Bookings are essential via Eventbrite and spaces are limited.
Please note that children and their work are sometimes photographed during our workshops. Images may be used for promotional purposes on Council’s website, social media or publications. By attending the workshop, you are agreeing to these terms. If you would prefer that your child was not included in these photographs please let us know at the beginning of the workshop.
Young artists will create their own mixed media bugs and beetles in this creative workshop that explores, colour, pattern, and texture. Children will use reference images and their imagination to draw their beetles and bugs before adding colour and detail using metallic paper, crayon, paint and sparkle ink. This workshop includes a mini tour of Bill Moseley: A Lake, a Forest and the Dark Voice of the Sea and Ros Auld: Adventures in Ceramics for inspiration.