Our winter school holiday program runs from Monday 2 July to Friday 13 July 2018 and is all about books that have been made into movies.

Come and join us at the library for stories, activities, workshops and performances. Enjoy a puppet show, create your own stop motion movie and have fun with characters from your favourite stories. 

Registrations are open from 10:00AM, Friday 22 June. 

Events are free, but registration is essential for all activities, except for family storytimes. Storytimes and activities are 45 to 60 minutes long, except where otherwise stated.

For more information, contact Boroondara Library Service at 9278 4666.

Ashburton Library

Date Event  Time Age

Monday

2 July

Toonworld stop motion animation workshop

Create your own animated movie! A fun and creative 90-minute workshop exploring stop motion animation. Develop a storyboard, design and build a background, create characters, shoot still shots, add sound effects and present the final cut.

2pm to 3.30pm

Strictly ages 6-12 only

Wednesday

4 July

BFG dreamcatchers

Using your dreamcatcher, create your own dream jar to take home for a good night’s sleep.

11am School age

Thursday

5 July

Green eggs and ham and other fab food

How different can human food be? Would you eat green eggs and ham? Enjoy fun food-based stories at this family storytime.

11am All ages

Monday

9 July

Junior mighty little puppet show

This show combines puppetry with improvised storytelling, allowing children to choose which character’s story they most want to see through to the end. The stars of the show, the Ritas, will take the audience on wild journeys and different adventures. Every show is different and guaranteed to be loved by both children and adults alike.

11am All ages

Wednesday

11 July

Alice in Wonderland diorama

Bring Wonderland to life by creating a scene in miniature.

2pm School age

Thursday

12 July

Winnie the Pooh and Tigger too

Family storytime featuring stories about special bears and tigers and what they can get up to.

 

11am All ages

Balwyn Libray

Date Event Time Age

Tuesday

3 July

Thomas the Tank Engine

Chugga-chugga, chuffa-chuffa, Toot! Toot! Join us on the storytime train for some railroad adventures.

11am All ages

Wednesday

4 July

Toonworld stop motion animation workshop

Create your own animated movie! A fun and creative 90-minute workshop exploring stop motion animation. Develop a storyboard, design and build a background, create characters, shoot still shots, add sound effects and present the final cut.

2pm to 3.30pm Strictly ages 6-12 only

Thursday

5 July

Stage your own story                                                                            

Is it a fairytale, a magic tale, a forest tale or a whale tail? Design your own mini stage and props to help bring your favourite books to life!

11am School age

Tuesday

10 July

Peter Rabbit

Bunnies bouncing, ears that flop, rabbit stories that will make you hop. Family storytime.

11am All ages

Wednesday

11 July

Junior mighty little puppet show

This show combines puppetry with improvised storytelling, allowing children to choose which character’s story they most want to see through to the end. The stars of the show, the Ritas ,will take the audience on wild journeys and different adventures. Every show is different and guaranteed to be loved by both children and adults alike.

11am All ages

Friday

13 July

Book in a box                     

Grab your popcorn and your choc-top! Dim the lights! Put your favourite story on the big screen with our scrolling-story craft activity.

2pm School age

Camberwell Library

Date Event  Time Age

Monday

2 July

Peppa Pig

Nothing but Peppa stories for all Peppa Pig fans. Family storytime.

11am All ages

Tuesday

3 July

Jungle Book puppet craft

Create your own Jungle Book themed mini theatre with animal puppets.

11am School age

Friday

6 July

Toonworld stop motion animation workshop

Create your own animated movie! A fun and creative 90-minute workshop exploring stop motion animation. Develop a storyboard, design and build a background, create characters, shoot still shots, add sound effects and present the final cut.

2pm to 3.30pm Strictly ages 6-12 only

Monday

9 July

Where the Wild Things Are

Bring your best roar and teeth gnashing to hear our Wild Things stories. Family storytime.

11am All ages

Tuesday

10 July

Harry Potter: Diagon Alley diorama                                         

Create your own magical miniature Diagon Alley.

11am Age 7+

Friday

13 July

Junior mighty little puppet show

This show combines puppetry with improvised storytelling, allowing children to choose which character’s story they most want to see through to the end. The stars of the show, the Ritas, will take the audience on wild journeys and different adventures. Every show is different and guaranteed to be loved by both children and adults alike.

11am All ages

Hawthorn Library

Date Event  Time Age

Tuesday

3 July

Goosebumps galore                                

Gnomes? They look friendly...no no...definitely not friendly. Give yourself goosebumps with spooky crafts, or are you a scaredy cat?

2pm School age

Thursday

5 July

Toonworld stop motion animation workshop

Create your own animated movie! A fun and creative 90-minute workshop exploring stop motion animation. Develop a storyboard, design and build a background, create characters, shoot still shots, add sound effects and present the final cut.

11am-12.30pm Strictly ages 6-12 only

Friday

6 July

Fairytale

Mirror mirror on the wall, what is the best fairytale movie of all? Family storytime.

11am All ages

Tuesday

10 July

How to train your dragon

Long boats, shields, helmets and beards! Be a viking and train your own Toothless the Dragon.

2pm School age

Thursday

12 July

Junior mighty little puppet show

This show combines puppetry with improvised storytelling, allowing children to choose which character’s story they most want to see through to the end. The stars of the show -the Ritas - will take the audience on wild journeys and different adventures. Every show is different and guaranteed to be loved by both children and adults alike.

11am All ages

Friday

13 July

Dr. Seuss

Oh the places you’ll go with foxes in soxes while you eat green eggs and ham. A family storytime with Dr. Seuss cinematic silliness.

11am All ages

Kew Library

Date Event Time Age
Monday 2 July

Toonworld stop motion animation workshop

Create your own animated movie! A fun and creative 90-minute workshop exploring stop motion animation. Develop a storyboard, design and build a background, create characters, shoot still shots, add sound effects and present the final cut.

11am-12.30pm Strictly ages 6-12 only
Wednesday 4 July

Gruffalo

A gruffalo? What’s a gruffalo? Come along to our family storytime and find out.

11am All ages
Thursday 5 July

Captain Underpants turbo toilet 2000                                     

Who needs a basketball hoop when you have a turbo toilet 2000 in your bedroom?

2pm School age
Monday 9 July

Fantastic beasts - where will you find them?

Where will you find your fantastic beasts?
11am School age
Wednesday 11 July

We’re going on a bear hunt

We’re going on a bear hunt. We’re going to catch a big one. Will you come too? Family storytime.

11am All ages
Thursday 12 July

Junior mighty little puppet show

This show combines puppetry with improvised storytelling, allowing children to choose which character’s story they most want to see through to the end. The stars of the show, the Ritas, will take the audience on wild journeys and different adventures. Every show is different and guaranteed to be loved by both children and adults alike.

2pm All ages

How to register for an activity

Registrations can only be made after 10:00AM, Friday 22 June. 

You can register for a school holiday event:

  • by visiting the event's web page on the Boroondara Libraries website
  • in a person at your local library, or
  • by phoning Boroondara Libraries at 9278 4666.

 You will need an email address to receive your registration confirmation.

Registration conditions

  • Registrations cannot be made earlier than 10:00AM on the specified release date.
  • There is a maximum of 5 tickets per family registration (tickets only required for children). No group registrations are available.
  • Please observe the age limits for each event as specified on the program. Children outside these ages will not be admitted.
  • Bring your email ticket receipt to each event as it will indicate the number of tickets you have registered for.
  • Places may become available from time to time due to cancellations, so it is advisable to keep checking the activity's web page.
  • In fairness to others, if you cannot attend, please ring the library to cancel so that your tickets can be made available.

Supervision

Parents and carers must remain close by within the library while their children attend library activities and performances.

The library is unable to be responsible for any children attending activities unaccompanied by an adult.

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