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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.
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.
Thursday 23 January 2014, 11.30am – 12pm
Conference Room, $1
School holiday workshops
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
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
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Children must be accompanied by an adult for all events.