The State Library NSW - Online School Holiday Events

  • Mon Jul 06 - Fri Jul 17 2020
  • Kids
  • $0.00

From virtual library tours to magic storytelling, learning to knit and mega art projects – the State Library of NSW is bringing its school holiday program straight to your door with a range of free online activities and events. Some of their famous friends will also be stopping by, including the fabulous author Zanni Louise and talented illustrator Liz Anelli.

Storytimes for little people
Snuggle up for a story or two with the fab story-reader Alicia. 

Storytime tales for one and all — join Alicia as she shares stories for little people and big people too, from a wonderful mystery library location. Grab an adult and snuggle on the couch or your favourite beanbag and get ready to dive into a lively tale to spark your imagination. Cats permitted too!

Date:    Wednesday 8 July and Wednesday 15 July
Time:   10 am
Age:     3-5

Free kids’ virtual adventure tours
Don’t miss the new series of virtual tours of cool places in the Library – a chance to hear a story or two you may not know about. It’s true that we are not onsite at the Library just yet, but the library wants you to see the good stuff. Their tours are going virtual and that means they can take you behind the scenes to discover some unknown places, from the comfort of your own living room!

Date:    Monday 6 July, Wednesday 8 July, Friday 10 July and Monday 13 July, Wednesday 15 July, Friday 17 July
Time:   11 am 
Age:     All ages

Magic Story Writing with Zanni Louise
Zanni Louise, author of 16 books for kids, helps you unlock your inner storyteller in this one-hour workshop. You'll develop a great character, plot out a compelling story and learn some nifty writing techniques. Learn some of Zanni’s writing secrets and catch the writing bug!

Date:      Thursday 9 July
Time:     10 am
Age:       All ages

Craft workshop — knitting for beginners
Knit up a storm! Want to start a knitted knee rug to keep warm this winter? Look no further than this knitting workshop for beginners.

Learn how to create beautiful basic knit squares to start your own snuggly rug. Find some wool and knitting needles to get started — thick wool of at least 8 ply or thicker is best and knitting needles of about size 5 or 6. Learn some new skills and begin something cosy. This is the perfect activity to get busy with while listening to the libraries chapter book reader in the afternoons too.

Date:    Friday 10 July
Time:   10 am
Age:    10 and up

Art workshops — collage insects
Collage a beautiful creepy crawly  to add to the libraries collaborative mural.  Don’t throw out those magazines and boxes — they are perfect materials for collage. Raid the recycling box and rummage in the junk mail catalogues — they’re a plentiful source for collaging supplies. Discover how you can make a rich and wonderful insect creature using just about anything!

Keep your camera handy — they are great to photograph. Send your photos in to the library and they can print them and add them to their collaborative art wall mural in the Learning Centre!

Date:    Thursday 9 July & Thursday 16 July
Time:    11 am
Age:      Age 8 and up

Collaborative art project (over four sessions)
Everyone is invited to add their bit to the libraries beautiful, growing artwork. They are making a giant wall mural in the JB Fairfax Learning Centre and need your help! This cool group project, over four sessions, needs your drawing input. You will add to a mural that will begin with one of the beautiful natural science illustrations of Australian natural history artist Helena Scott. Get some tips for your work in the workshops on Tuesday 7 and Friday 10 July with Andrea and Susan. Then you get to draw and vibrantly colour or construct your own version of a flower, leaves and vines, or garden creature — a bug, a caterpillar, a spider in its web, or a bird.

Then you can take a good close-up picture of it and send it in to the library at: [email protected] and they will print it and add it to the mural. You will get to see the finished mural during the after-party session on Friday 17 July at 2 pm. Send in images of as many different creations as you like! 

Tuesday 7 July, 10 am — start up.  
Friday 10 July, 2 pm — progress session. 
Wednesday 15 July, 12 pm — progress session. 
Friday 17 July, 2 pm — finale & after-party    
Age:     All ages 

Workshop with Liz Anelli
In this workshop the fabulously talented Liz Anelli will teach you how to create an illustrated map to tell a story.

Date:     Tuesday 14 July
Time:    10 am
Age:      All ages

Find fun for all ages and interests at the State Library these holidays.

For further information, visit the website.

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