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WHAT’S ON

AT WYNDHAM CITY LIBRARIES April 2019 - May 2019

FRE E V EN E TS Adult Events

Youth Events

Image credit: Christian Moso, Australian Beauty, Finalist Way Out West Youth Photography Competition 2018.

Kids Events


FEATURED EVENTS

W r i t i ni tgi o n Compet Wyndham Writing Awards

Ages 18+ Wyndham Writing Awards (previously Words of Wyndham) returns in 2019 to inspire, encourage and recognise emerging Australian adult writers and literary creators. Prizes will be awarded for unpublished works in four categories: short story, graphic short story, flash story, and poetry. https://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/ writingawards Entries open Wednesday 1 May – Sunday 30 June

Way Out West Youth Photography Competition

Imagination Creation Writing Competition

Ages 12-25 Enter the annual WOW Photography Competition and exhibition for your chance to win some amazing prizes! Check out the prize categories and entry form at: www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/WayOutWest Entries open Monday 18 March – Friday 17 May

Ages 5-18 Young writers, there’s still time! Submit your creative writing to the Imagination Creation Writing Competition 2019 for the opportunity to win. There are prizes for the best stories and poems in each age group. Submit your entry online or at any library branch. Entries open Friday 1 March – Friday 31 May

All branches will be closed from Friday 19 April – Monday 22 April for the Easter Public Holidays and on Thursday 25 April for the ANZAC Day Public Holiday.


NATIONAL RECONCILIATION WEEK National Reconciliation Week is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements. It’s an opportunity for us to explore how we can contribute to creating a nation strengthened by respectful relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the wider Australian community.

Aboriginal Weaving Workshop Ages 18+ Join us to learn traditional Aboriginal weaving techniques. All materials will be provided. Bookings required. Point Cook Library Saturday 25 May 10.30am – 1.30pm

Bookings: www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/libraries

Local History: Wadawurrung First Language & History of This Land

Film Screening: We Don’t Need a Map Ages 18+

Did you know that the Wadawurrung are the Traditional Owners of the land on the western side of the Werribee River? Join us as they share their knowledge of local history and the Wadawurrung language. Bookings required. Manor Lakes Library Wednesday 29 May 6.30pm – 7.30pm

We Don’t Need a Map is an epic telling of Australia’s history, told through a thought-provoking examination of our diverse relationships to Australia’s famous constellation, the Southern Cross. It is a challenging, poetic, cosmic essay about who we are as a nation. Refreshments served. Bookings required. Julia Gillard Library Tarneit Thursday 30 May 11.30am – 1.30pm


LIBRARIES CHANGE LIVES Libraries Change Lives is a three year, statewide campaign run by the State Library of Victoria and the Public Libraries Victoria Network to ensure ongoing government support for Victorian Public libraries. Public libraries build literate, productive and engaged communities and generate $4.30 in benefit for every dollar invested. Further information on the campaign can be found at www.librarieschangelives.org.au We want to hear from you, the community. We will be running several events and competitions to share your stories about what Wyndham Libraries mean to you. Look out for more details on our website and in the Library’s What’s On.

All branches will be closed from Friday 19 April – Monday 22 April for the Easter Public Holidays and on Thursday 25 April for the ANZAC Day Public Holiday.


UPCOMING

Love Letters to the Library Thanks to everyone who entered ‘Love Letters to the Library’ competition! Check out this great entry submitted by one of our regulars.

Bookings: www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/libraries

“My go to for information and inspiration. My place of sanctuary and escape. I have seen libraries change from ultraquiet spaces where only whispering was allowed, to the accessible community space we are lucky to have today. I love the life and diversity of people I see when I visit. I never tire of all that I can find on our libraries’ shelves and all the fun things that are on offer.”

Live Jazz in the Library Ages 18+ The Slipdixies will be bringing their unique New Orleans inspired sound to Wyndham! Come along to hear old favourites, hot driving rhythms, laid back blues, as well as forgotten treasures from a bygone era. Refreshments provided. Bookings required. Plaza Library Friday 14 June 7pm – 10pm


Author Talk: Adam Courtenay

ADULTS

Join Adam Courtenay (son of Bryce Courtenay) as he tells the amazing, but little-known tale of convict James Porter who escaped from the colony at Port Arthur in 1823. Courtney’s book The Ship That Never Was recounts how a motley crew of convicts commandeered a ship and sailed their way to freedom. Bookings required. Werribee Library Thursday 2 May 7pm - 8pm

Author Talk: Enza Gandolfo Join us as author and westside local Enza Gandolfo discusses her new book The Bridge. Gandolfo’s novel recounts the collapse of the West Gate Bridge in 1970 which injured 18 and killed 35 construction workers, making it the worst industrial disaster in Australian history. Bookings required. Plaza Library Thursday 9 May 6.30pm – 7.30pm

All branches will be closed from Friday 19 April – Monday 22 April for the Easter Public Holidays and on Thursday 25 April for the ANZAC Day Public Holiday.


Parenting Children Who Worry Too Much

Are you interested in researching your family history? Book a Gene Tour with our Family and Local History Librarian to get you started. Plaza Library Tuesdays 11am – 12pm Thursdays 2pm – 3pm

Presented in partnership with Drummond Street Services, this seminar aims to assist parents of 3-12 year olds with anxiety, giving you strategies to help them worry less. Bookings required. Plaza Library Wednesday 3 April 6.30pm – 8pm

Family History Group

Tuning into Teens: Risky Behaviour

Come along to Family History Group and meet others researching their family tree. Share your knowledge and experiences, as well as pick up some tips on how to discover your ancestry. These sessions are run by an experienced facilitator. Manor Lakes Library Plaza Library Monday 15 April Saturday 27 April 1.30pm – 3pm 10am – 12pm Monday 13 May Saturday 25 May 1.30pm – 3pm 10am – 12pm Bookings: www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/libraries

Worried about your teen’s risk-taking behaviours and not sure why this is occurring? Come and learn about what you can do to steer your child safely through their teen years. Presented by Wyndham City Council’s Youth Services Counselling Team. Bookings required. Werribee Library Monday 13 May 6pm – 8pm

FREE ADULT ACTIVITIES

Start your Family History Journey: Genealogy Tours


Creative Writing Workshop with Vikki Petraitis

ADULTS

Ages 18+ Calling all budding writers and poets! Join author Vikki Petraitis to learn more about crafting your story or poem, as well as how to enter writing competitions (perfect if you’re planning on entering the Wyndham Writing Awards!) Bookings required. Plaza Library Saturday 11 May 10.30am – 1.30pm

Graphic Short Story Workshop with Bernard Caleo

Ages 18+ Are you interested in making graphic novels or zines? Are you looking for some help with your Wyndham Writing Awards entry? Join illustrator and comic book maker Bernard Caleo as he shares tips on character and idea generation, story discovery and which tools to use to make outstanding illustrations. Bookings required. Plaza Library Saturday 18 May 10.30am – 1.30pm

All branches will be closed from Friday 19 April – Monday 22 April for the Easter Public Holidays and on Thursday 25 April for the ANZAC Day Public Holiday.


Fake Tradie Scams Information Session: Consumer Affairs Victoria

Ages 18+ The Brotherhood of Saint Laurence will be running a free information session where you can learn more about finding a better energy deal and accessing the $50 Power Saving Bonus. During this session you can learn about your eligibility for their one-to-one sessions, as well as book a time to discuss your energy bill. This program is supported by the Victorian Government. Bookings required. Plaza Library Thursday 2 May 10.30am – 11.30am

Ages 18+ Consumer Affairs Victoria will be running free information sessions on how to recognise, avoid and report ‘fake tradies’. Join us to learn more about how you can safeguard against dodgy tradesmen. Bookings required. Werribee Library Monday 20 May 10.30am – 11.30am Plaza Library Thursday 23 May 10.30am – 11.30am

Bookings: www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/libraries

Better Money Management: The Smith Family Ages 18+ Looking for ways to better manage your money? The Smith Family can help! Come along to this information session to find out how you can keep on top of what you’re spending. You’ll also find out if you’re eligible for The Smith Family’s Saver Plus program. Bookings required. Plaza Library Tuesday 2 April 6.30pm – 8pm

FREE ADULT ACTIVITIES

Your Energy Broker Information Session: Brotherhood of Saint Laurence


Author Talk: John Marsden

ADULTS

Ages youth and adult Come along and hear the everpopular John Marsden talk about books, writing and his lifelong love of reading (which rescued him in times of boredom during school detention and sparked his interest in writing!) Bookings required. Manor Lakes Library Friday 17 May 7pm-8pm

BYO Book Club Come along to our new regular program and share what you’ve been reading with other keen readers. At BYO Book Club you just read whatever you like, come along and share what you love about the books you’ve read, and discover some new titles from others. Light refreshments provided. Bookings required. Point Cook Library First Tuesday of the month 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Wyndham Writing Awards

Ages 18+ Wyndham Writing Awards (previously Words of Wyndham) returns in 2019 to inspire,encourage and recognise emerging Australian adult writers and literary creators. Prizes will be awarded for unpublished works in four categories: short story, graphic short story, flash story, and poetry. https://www.wyndham.vic.gov. au/writingawards Entries open Wednesday 1 May – Sunday 30 June

All branches will be closed from Friday 19 April – Monday 22 April for the Easter Public Holidays and on Thursday 25 April for the ANZAC Day Public Holiday.


Movie Club

Craft and Conversation

Join us for another episode of Live With the Librarians as we broadcast live via the Libraries in Wyndham Facebook Page. We’ll be continuing our discussion of new releases and favourite titles. Join in on the fun with your own recommendations via the live comments. facebook.com/librariesinwyndham Friday 5 April 6.30pm

Mad about movies and can’t stop talking about them? Why not join movie club! Join us as we watch and chat about films new and old. Bookings required. Manor Lakes Library Third Tuesday of the month 6pm – 9pm Julia Gillard Library Tarneit Fourth Thursday of the month 12pm – 3pm

Ages 18+ Try your hand at beading, papercraft, ceramics and lots more at Craft and Conversation! Learn new skills as you meet and chat with other crafters during this two hour session. Bookings required. Werribee Library Last Tuesday of the month, 1pm – 3pm Plaza Library Second Friday of the month, 11am – 1pm Julia Gillard Library Tarneit Third Friday of the month, 11am – 1pm Point Cook Library Last Friday of the month, 12pm – 2pm

Bookings: www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/libraries

FREE ADULT ACTIVITIES

Live with the Librarians


Way Out West Youth Photography Competition

YOUTH

Ages 12-25 Enter the annual WOW Photography Competition and exhibition for your chance to win some amazing prizes! Check out the prize categories and entry form at: www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/ WayOutWest. Entries open Monday 18 March – Friday 17 May

Youth Photography Workshops Ages 12-19 Thinking about entering WOW and winning the big prize? Come to our photography workshops to learn the tricks of the trade, as well as get advice and help submitting your photo to the competition. You can bring your own device or use one of ours. Bookings required. Werribee Library Wednesday 3 April 4pm – 5.30pm Manor Lakes Library Wednesday 1 May 3.30pm – 5pm Point Cook Library Wednesday 8 May 4pm – 5.30pm Plaza Library Wednesday 15 May 4pm – 5.30pm

All branches will be closed from Friday 19 April – Monday 22 April for the Easter Public Holidays and on Thursday 25 April for the ANZAC Day Public Holiday.


FREE YOUTH ACTIVITIES

W r i t i ni tgi o n Compet Way Out West Photography Competition Road Trip

Imagination Creation Writing Competition

Ages 16-25 Join the Youth Services and Wyndham City Libraries’ Way Out West Photography Competition Road Trip. Learn some tips on photography from the eYouth Crew as you travel around Wyndham. Pick your favourite photo to enter the competition. To book your place visit: www.eyouthproject.com Youth Resource Centre Monday 8 April 10am – 4pm

Ages 5-18 Young writers, there’s still time! Submit your creative writing to the Imagination Creation Writing Competition 2019 for the opportunity to win. There are prizes for the best stories and poems in each age group. Submit your entry online or at any library branch. Entries open Friday 1 March – Friday 31 May

Bookings: www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/libraries

Friday Night Fiction Ages 12-19 Come along to Friday Night Fiction, our special teen-only book club! Meet new friends, check out the latest books, and participate in a different book-themed activity each month. Snacks provided. Bookings required. Point Cook Library Friday 5 April Friday 3 May 4.30pm – 5.30pm


Interactive Author Talk with Susannah McFarlane

KIDS

Ages 7-12 Kids of Wyndham, do you have what it takes to be a secret agent? Susannah, the author of EJ Girl Hero, EJ Spy School, D-Bot Squad, Boy vs Beast and lots more, will be turning the library into a topsecret spy agency! Come along to this interactive author talk to test your sleuthing skills! Bookings required. Werribee Library Thursday 11 April 4pm – 5pm

Writing Workshop with Susannah McFarlane Ages 7-12 Join author Susannah McFarlane as she teaches us how to conjure worlds and create heroes from our imagination! Susannah will share the writing tips and tricks she uses to build her characters and the places where they live. Bookings required. Werribee Library Thursday 11 April 5pm – 6pm

Autumn Holidays at the Library Ages 5-12 Let the magic begin these holidays with magician Dazzling Dan, comedian Sean Murphy and cartoonist Steve Lo Casto! Also join us for movies, LEGO, crafts and games! Free tickets will be available 30 minutes before each event until they have gone. No bookings required. All branches Monday 8 April – Thursday 18 April

National Simultaneous Story Time Ages 3-9 Dress in your pyjamas and come along to our special Evening Story Time. Join us in reading this year’s Simultaneous Story Time book, Alpacas with Maracas. Bookings required. Julia Gillard Library Tarneit Tuesday 21 May 6pm – 6:45pm

All branches will be closed from Friday 19 April – Monday 22 April for the Easter Public Holidays and on Thursday 25 April for the ANZAC Day Public Holiday.


Star Wars Week Madness Ages 3-12 Dress up and celebrate everything Star Wars! Join the Scavenger Hunt, do some colouring, make a craft, take some photos or borrow from our Star Wars book display. Check in at Kids Club Story Time your local branch or see the Events Calendar to find out Ages 7-12 Ages 3-9 Dress up and celebrate everything Join us for a special Star Wars what activities are on at Star Wars! Join in the Star Wars themed Story Time with a take your library. All branches themed scavenger hunt, create home craft activity. Star Wars themed craft or make Bookings required. Monday 29 April – a space ship. Bookings required. Julia Gillard Library Tarneit Saturday 4 May Julia Gillard Library Tarneit Saturday 4 May Monday 29 April 10.30am – 11am 4pm – 4.45pm Jedi Masterclass 7-12 years Dress up and celebrate everything Star Wars. Learn the secrets of becoming a Jedi Knight under the watchful eye of Jedi Masters in this Academy workshop. Special appearance by Darth Vader.

Bookings: www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/libraries

Construction Club Ages 5-12 Have fun making Star Wars themed craft at Construction Club and join in the Scavenger Hunt around the library! Bookings required. Point Cook Library Friday 3 May 4pm – 5.30pm

Julia Gillard Library Tarneit Thursday 2 May 4pm – 4.45pm

FREE KIDS ACTIVITIES

STAR WARS WEEK


WYNDHAM CITY LIBRARIES PLAZA

Pacific Werribee Shopping Centre Shop MM11, Level 1, Derrimut Road Werribee Mon to Thur Friday Saturday Sunday

9.30am - 8pm 9.30am - 6pm 10am - 4pm 1.30pm - 5pm

Ph: 8734 2600

POINT COOK

WERRIBEE

150 Sunset Views Boulevard Tarneit

Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri Thursday Saturday Sunday

Mon to Thur Friday Saturday Sunday

10am - 6pm 10am - 8pm 10am - 4pm Closed

Ph: 9742 7999

MANOR LAKES

1-21 Cheetham Street Point Cook

86 Manor Lakes Boulevard Manor Lakes

Mon to Thur Friday Saturday Sunday

Mon, Tues, Thur & Fri Wednesday Saturday Sunday

10am - 8pm 10am - 6pm 10am - 4pm 1.30pm - 5pm

Ph: 9395 7966

wyndham.vic.gov.au/libraries

JULIA GILLARD LIBRARY TARNEIT

177 Watton Street Werribee

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9am - 8pm 9am - 6pm 10am - 4pm 1.30pm - 5pm

Ph: 8734 0200

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