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Explore by yourself
Become a library detective!
During the school holidays, the Library's Find it! trails will lead children and families through the Library’s artworks and the reading rooms, and the exhibition Mapping Our World. Collect your free copy at reception. Use the Treasures Trail and Activity Book to find out about displays in the Treasures Gallery.
Christmas Storytime (all ages)
Share some Australian and overseas stories of the festive season. Bring lunch and stay for a movie. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Thursday 19 December, 11.30am – 12pm
Conference Room, $1
Explorer Storytime (ages 4+)
Share your love of reading, and adventure where the wild things are! Listen to stories about faraway lands, maps and monsters. Bring lunch and stay for a movie. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Thursdays 16 and 23 January 2014, 11.30am – 12pm
Conference Room, $1
School holiday workshops
Christmas Craft (ages 4+)
A Mappy Christmas is a Happy Christmas! Join in as we use maps to make fun and easy craft projects to decorate at home or give as gifts.
Thursday 19 December, 3.30 pm
Conference Room, $5
Race around the Library (ages 9-13)
Using a GPS and teamwork, trade and navigate your way through brainteasers, riddles and treasure maps wherever they lead you. Be the first to discover more about Mapping our World. Kids only!
Places limited, bookings essential.
Fridays 17 and 31 January, 10.30 am - 12 pm
Meeting point: Ferguson Room, Level 1, $15
Excuse me Captain Cook - who discovered Australia? (ages 6-8)
Jump on board the HMB Endeavour for a voyage of discovery in the South Pacific. Hear stories, play games and meet characters such as Cook, Banks and Tupaia. Places limited, bookings essential.
Friday 24 and Thursday 30 January, 10.30 am - 12 pm
Conference Room, $15
Muppet Treasure Island (1996, 99 mins, G)
The Muppets' present a twist on the classic tale.
Thursday 19 December, 1pm
The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012, 88 mins, G)
Pirate Captain sets out on a mission to defeat his rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz for the Pirate of the year Award. The quest takes him and his crew from the shores of Blood Island to the streets of Victorian London.
Thursday 16 January, 1pm
The Goonies (1985, 114 mins PG)
A group of kids embark on a wild adventure after finding a pirate treasure map.
Friday 17 January, 1pm
Around the World in 80 Days (2004, 120 mins, PG)
A bet pits a British inventor (Steve Coogan), a Chinese thief (Jackie Chan), and a French artist (Cécile de France) on an adventure to circle the globe in 80 days.
Thursday 23 January, 1pm
Gulliver’s Travels (2010, 85 mins, PG)
Travel writer Lemuel Gulliver (Jack Black) takes an assignment in Bermuda, but ends up on the island of Liliput, where he towers over its tiny citizens.
Friday 24 January, 1pm
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003, 85 mins, PG)
The sailor of legend is framed by the goddess Eris for the theft of the Book of Peace, and must travel to her realm at the end of the world to retrieve it and save the life of his childhood friend Prince Proteus.
Thursday 30 January, 1pm
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010, 113 mins PG)
Lucy and Edmund return to Narnia with cousin Eustace where they meet Prince Caspian for a trip across the sea aboard the ship The Dawn Treader. Along the way they encounter dragons, dwarves, merfolk, lost warriors, and reach the edge of the world.
Friday 31 January, 1pm
Further enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org or 02 6262 1271
Children must be accompanied by an adult for all events.