Our July School Holiday Program is now available. Plenty of free activities such as robotics coding, 3D scanning, galactic playdough and astronaut glove exploratory boxes. View all sessions and book a place now - spots are filling fast - at mwrclibrary.eventbrite.com.
We're also hosting two events on Thursday, July 11, from 10am-12pm, with kid's comedian and super-fan of fun Sean Murphy. Games Boy '18 leads kids on a hilarious, interactive exploration into the best games from around the world. Fun for ages 7-12, audiences will learn a little and laugh a lot in a show that takes history, play and silliness to new heights. Cost is $7 per child, book at mwrclibrary.eventbrite.com. Better than TED illuminates the way to compelling public speaking without PowerPoint or palm cards. Through a three-stage experience that explores how to clarify content, captivate audiences and engage in continuous improvement, the workshop provides practical insight and a platform to practice this art. This free workshop is a collaboration with Mid-Western Regional Youth Council, for ages 12-18. Book at mwrcyouth.eventbrite.com.
Have you seen the impressive number of tabletop games available in our library branches? There are both traditional and contemporary games, with something for everyone. Games such as Catan, Jenga, Ticket to Ride, King of Tokyo, Uno, Munchkin and Monopoly (just to name a few) are all waiting to be played. Looking for a group of like-minded individuals to play with? Then why not register for Level Up, hosted by the Youth Council. If you love playing RPGs and tabletop games, our amazing Games Masters run various games including Dungeons and Dragons (5th ed.), Outbreak Undead and Good Society. Everyone from total noobs to experienced gamers are welcome. Book at mwrcyouth.eventbrite.com.
Reading aloud to children, in particular by diverse and engaging storytellers, greatly improves language and literacy skills, and inspires imaginations, especially in the early years. Story Box Library features engaging online stories read by some of the finest storytellers from Australia and New Zealand. They're a little bit cheeky, a little bit charming and a whole lot of fun! Children are connected with literature through the complementary medium of film providing a vibrant, interactive experience via a diverse range of everyday storytellers with varying accents and from different cultures - each sharing past and present book titles. Story Box Library is free to members from the library website.
Happy reading, until the next chapter...