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School Holiday Activity Pack

Get busy these holidays with Central West Libraries craft, up-cycling and colouring-in activity packs!

This Spring we are getting ready for CBCA Book Week with a deep-dive into the fabulous books shortlisted for the Children’s Book Council of Australia 2020 awards. The activity packs contain craft, colouring-in and activities based on these wonderful books by talented Australian authors.


The packs also contain a super cute up-cycled paper DIY gift tag pack. We are all about that sustainability here at Central West Libraries!


We know you all love your LEGO! You will also find information on our latest LEGO Club Holiday Challenge. Be inspired by the CBCA shortlisted books and recreate a cover using LEGO. And when you finish your LEGO creation, choose a cover to recreate using any kind of craft! This competition is double the challenge, double the prizes, double the fun!


Register on Eventbrite to reserve your pack, to be collected after Friday 26 September.


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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
All Ages

Orange Regional Museum – School Holiday Activity: CSI Forensic Science

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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.