Holiday Events for Kids at the ACT Public Library

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Anyone who knows me well will understand that libraries thrill me. I just have to be inside them as frequently as possible. The obvious attraction is the books, of course, but I also love the wonderful programmes and activities public libraries provide, especially for kids.

These coming Easter holidays, you'll be delighted by the amazing and umissable activity programme instore at the ACT's Public Libraries. From Monday 12 April to Friday 23 April, kids of all ages can enjoy an extraordinary range of entertainment from dance to art, gardening, magic and even geocaching (huh?)! Here is a line-up but check with your local library for more information.

Remember, bookings are essential - you can ook online or phone 6205 9000.


Yoga for Babies
Wednesday 7 April
1.45 pm - 2.30 pm
Tuggeranong Library
Join Birthways yoga instructor Julia Willoughby for gentle, soothing yoga for babies using movements, song and massage.

Dance, Dancing and Dancing masters in the Baroque Era
Friday 9 April
5.45 pm - 6.45 pm
Civic Library
Travel back to the 1700s and explore the world of dance.

Deciphering Canberra's Street and Place Names
(Canberra and Region Heritage Festival 2010)
Sunday 11 April 2.00 pm - 3.00 pm
Tuesday 13 April 11.00 am - 12.00 pm (repeat session)
ACT Heritage Library
Hear from the ACT Place Names Office about how the process of naming our suburbs, streets and public places in the national capital has evolved. This one-hour presentation includes a pictorial overview of Canberra’s place names with quiz questions and the opportunity to ask how some of our local names were assigned.

Discovering Your House History
(Canberra and Region Heritage Festival 2010)
Tuesday 20 April
11.00 am - 12.00 pm
ACT Heritage Library
Using a case study of a house in Griffith (ACT), ACT Archivist Elizabeth Estbergs will demonstrate how parish maps and information about our suburbs can be used to research the history of a house. Come along and learn how you might be able to apply this research to the history of your own house.

Musik with Brenda for 3-5 Year Olds
Tuesday 20 April
10.30 am - 11.30 am
Dickson Library
Accompany your child for story telling, music and playing instruments. Children have a chance to touch and play musical instruments. Please make child minding arrangements for younger siblings if possible.

Sibling Love in Jane Austen's Fiction Revisited
Wednesday 21 April
6.00 pm - 7.00 pm
Kippax Library
To coincide with the Jane Austen Festival, we are pleased to host a visit from Glenda Hudson, Professor of English at California State University, where she specialises in Victorian literature and the Bristish novel. The subject of sibling relationships, both functional and dysfunctional, in Jane Austen's fiction has received renewed attention in numerous recent studies. Glenda Hudson will offer a fresh perspective on this subject and elaborate on arguments presented in several previous studies, including Sibling Love and Incest in Jane Austen’s Fiction, and in light of her recent work on the novels of other women writers of Austen’s period.

Giggle and Wiggle for 0-2 Year Olds
Wednesday 28 April
1.30 pm - 2.30 pm
Civic Library
Fun with rhymes, songs and stories for children up to 2 years of age and their parents. No bookings are required for this activity.

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