'Subterranean' is the theme of the Boroondara Library Service spring school holiday program, which runs from  Monday 23 September to Friday 4 October 2019.

Laugh at the wacky musical capers of Pete the Plumber. Get up close and personal with a mini beast with the Wild Action team. Experiment with colour, shape and design at a range of craft activities and enjoy captivating tales at our storytimes.

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

Registrations are open from 10am Friday 13 September.

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

To find other school holiday events in Boroondara, visit School holiday activities.

Ashburton Library

Date Event Time Age

Mon 23 Sep
 

Pete the plumber: Performance

Pete has a pet drop of water, Droppo, which he follows around the water cycle, finding and making wonderful music. Pete introduces simple, enchanting instruments made from all types of pipes, hoses and gloves!

11am

All ages

Wed 25 Sep

What’s in your cave? Craft activity

Build your own cave diorama. Will you build a scary, friendly or magical cave?

11am School age

Thu 26 Sep

Underground habitats: Preschool storytime

What Australian creatures live some or all of their lives underground?

11am Preschool age

Mon 30 Sep

Wild Action: Insect-a-mania and mini-beast workshop

Do you want to get up close and personal with a Mini Beast? Come along to this wildly engaging, interactive workshop with the ever popular Wild Action team.

2pm Age 4+

Wed 2 Oct

Plant it: Craft activity

Come along for a hands-on session, to learn how seeds grow.

2pm School age

Thu 3 Oct

What lies beneath: Preschool storytime

Come and explore a world of fossils.

11am Preschool age

Balwyn Library

Date Event Time Age

Tue 24 Sep

Rooting for you! Preschool storytime

What goes on under the ground in your garden?

11am

Preschool age

Wed 25 Sep

Pete the plumber: Performance

Pete has a pet drop of water, Droppo, which he follows around the water cycle, finding and making wonderful music. Pete introduces simple, enchanting instruments made from all types of pipes, hoses and gloves!

11am All ages

Thu 26 Sep

Crystal cavern: Craft activity                  

Learn about growing your own crystals and light up your own crystal cavern.

2pm School age
Tue 1 Oct
 

Burrowing animals: Preschool storytime

Dig, dig, shuffle, shuffle. Who’s that burrowing in the tunnel?

11am Preschool age

Thu 3 Oct

Insect-a-mania and mini-beasts: Workshop

Do you want to get up close and personal with a Mini Beast? Come along to this wildly engaging, interactive workshop with the ever popular Wild Action team.

2pm Age 4+
Fri 4 Oct

Let’s play underground: Craft activity

Underground pixies, fairies and dwarves come together in a magical adventure game of your own design. Why are they there? What do they do? How do they play?

11am School age

Camberwell Library 

Date Event Time Age

Mon 23 Sep

Wonderful wombats! Preschool storytime

Above ground and underground wombat adventures

11am

Preschool age

Tue 24 Sep

Dinosaur terrariums: Craft activity

Make your own mini dinosaur terrarium.

2pm School age

Thu 26 Sep

Pete the plumber: Performance

Pete has a pet drop of water, Droppo, which he follows around the water cycle, finding and making wonderful music. Pete introduces simple, enchanting instruments made from all types of pipes, hoses and gloves!

11am All ages

Mon 30 Sep

Hidden treasure: Preschool storytime

Silver, gold or something very, very old? Treasure stories…

11am Preschool age

Tue 1 Oct

Infinity stones: Craft activity      

Make your own Avengers’ artefacts and save the world with your infinity stones!

11am School age

Fri 4 Oct

Insect-a-mania and mini-beasts: Workshop

Do you want to get up close and personal with a Mini Beast? Come along to this wildly engaging, interactive workshop with the ever-popular Wild Action team.

11am Age 4+

Greythorn Library Lounge

Date Event Time Age

Wed 25 Sep

Pete the plumber: Performance

Pete has a pet drop of water, Droppo, which he follows around the water cycle, finding and making wonderful music. Pete introduces simple, enchanting instruments made from all types of pipes, hoses and gloves!

2pm

All ages

Wed 2 Oct

Insect-a-mania and mini-beasts: Workshop

Do you want to get up close and personal with a Mini Beast? Come along to this wildly engaging, interactive workshop with the ever-popular Wild Action team.

2pm Age 4+

Hawthorn Library

Date Event Time Age

Mon 23 Sep

Pete the plumber: Performance

Pete has a pet drop of water, Droppo, which he follows around the water cycle, finding and making wonderful music. Pete introduces simple, enchanting instruments made from all types of pipes, hoses and gloves!

2pm

All ages

Thu 26 Sep

Seeds: Craft activity

Explore ways to get seeds growing.

2pm School age

Mon 30 Sep

Insect-a-mania and mini-beasts: Workshop

Do you want to get up close and personal with a Mini Beast? Come along to this wildly engaging, interactive workshop with the ever popular Wild Action team.

11am Age: 4+
Tue 1 Oct

Fossil making: Craft activity

Ever wanted to find a fossil?  Now you can make your own!

2pm School age

Kew Library

Date Event Time Age

Tue 24 Sep

Pete the plumber: Performance

Pete has a pet drop of water, Droppo, which he follows around the water cycle, finding and making wonderful music. Pete introduces simple, enchanting instruments made from all types of pipes, hoses and gloves!

11am

All ages

Wed 25 Sep

Life under the ground: Preschool storytime

Who lives beneath? Find out with stories and songs.

11am Preschool age
Thu 26 Sep

Who lives in a cave? Craft activity                            

Bats, ghosts or creepy crawlies? Create a diorama of who lives in your cave..

2pm School age
Mon 30 Sep

Eruptions from the deep: Craft activity

Make your own volcano and watch it explode!

11am School age
Wed 2 Oct

In a deep, dark hole: Preschool storytime

Who goes there? Find out with stories and songs.

11am Preschool age

Thu 3 Oct
 

Insect-a-mania and mini-beasts: Workshop

Do you want to get up close and personal with a Mini Beast? Come along to this wildly engaging, interactive workshop with the ever popular Wild Action team.

11am Age 4+

How to register for an activity

Registrations open at 10am on Friday 13 September.

You can register for a school holiday event:

  • online using links that are available on this page
  • 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 10am on the specified release date.
  • There is a maximum of 3 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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