Virtual Programs - Kids
F5F Dive Into Books

Dive Into Books is a pool-side storytelling program developed in partnership with Kids Alive – Do the Five and hosted by Just Sports N Fitness.

F5F Library Fun Podcast

Listen as the First 5 Forever team bring some favourite stories to life with the help from some very clever Ipswich kids. 

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LEGO Engineering

Join our online LEGO Build Challenges via Zoom.  Use your LEGO and some common household items to learn how to solve a range of STEM challenges with the team from Young Engineers.

LEGO Engineering

Sign up each week for an exciting new LEGO build including Float your Boat (Buoyancy), Catapult (Newton’s Law of Motion), The Maze, Floating Structures (Tensegrity)

Places are limited. Each booking is for a family so everyone can join in the fun.
Recommended for 8+ years, younger siblings welcome to participate with parental supervision. 

What you’ll need:
• Computer/tablet that can access Zoom
• Internet access
• LEGO
• Other common household items such as string, elastic bands or small toys.

The Zoom link to attend each workshop will be sent via email.  Please check that your email address and other contact details are up to date here or contact (07) 3810 6815 for assistance. Not an Ipswich Libraries member yet? Join here now!

 

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Draw with Emma

Draw along with Emma as she demonstrates how to draw one of her favourite Australian animals, using materials that you have at home.

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First 5 Forever Quick Rhymes

Watch as the team demonstrates ways of introducing classic nursery rhymes to your kids.

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First 5 Forever Backyard Stories

Join us for traditional stories with a twist, told by the Ipswich Libraries First 5 Forever team from their own backyards.

First 5 Forever Backyard Stories

While our in-person events are on hold we are offering Backyard Stories via our website and social media channels.

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Cyber-Safety and Privacy for Families

Navigate safely your online resources, platforms, apps and games.  Learn the importance of keeping your personal information secure and how to implement a Cyber-safety Plan for your family.

Cyber-Safety and Privacy for Families

This recorded presentation is a valuable resource for keeping your family safe in the online world. Nicole speaks from first-hand knowledge as both a professional Privacy Expert and as a Mum. Learn how important it is to keep your personal information safe online and how to implement a Cyber-safety Plan for your family.

Watch the recording of Nicole Stephensen’s live presentation, delivered via Zoom on Thursday 4 June 2020, especially for Ipswich Libraries’ members.

A Zoom account is not required to view the 40 minute video, simply provide your name and email address before being re-directed to the recorded presentation.

Thank you to Nicole Stephensen from Ground Up Consulting for allowing Ipswich Libraries to share this important information.

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Whale Automaton – Video Tutorial

Watch the video tutorial to assist you in the construction of a whale automaton from the ‘Grab and Go Kit’ you collected from the Library during the September holidays. 

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Pollinator Automaton – Video Tutorial

Watch the video tutorial to assist you in the construction of a pollinator automaton from the ‘Grab and Go Kit’ you collected from the Library during the September holidays. 

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Pinwheel – Video Tutorial

Watch the video tutorial to assist you in the construction of a pinwheel from the ‘Grab and Go Kit’ you collected from the Library during the September holidays. 

Virtual Programs - Teens
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LEGO Engineering

Join our online LEGO Build Challenges via Zoom.  Use your LEGO and some common household items to learn how to solve a range of STEM challenges with the team from Young Engineers.

LEGO Engineering

Sign up each week for an exciting new LEGO build including Float your Boat (Buoyancy), Catapult (Newton’s Law of Motion), The Maze, Floating Structures (Tensegrity)

Places are limited. Each booking is for a family so everyone can join in the fun.
Recommended for 8+ years, younger siblings welcome to participate with parental supervision. 

What you’ll need:
• Computer/tablet that can access Zoom
• Internet access
• LEGO
• Other common household items such as string, elastic bands or small toys.

The Zoom link to attend each workshop will be sent via email.  Please check that your email address and other contact details are up to date here or contact (07) 3810 6815 for assistance. Not an Ipswich Libraries member yet? Join here now!

 

Virtual Programs - Adults
An Evening With Dr Karl Kruszelnicki AM

Australia’s favourite science guru is back! Dr Karl will discuss his new book Surfing Safari Through Science.

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Be Connected

There’s never been a better time to get online!
Whether you’re an absolute beginner, struggling to use a new device or curious about how to join an online chat with family, we’re here to help.

Be Connected

Be Connected Logo bank

Be Connected is an Australian Government initiative supporting older Australians to get online.

Ipswich Libraries is a Be Connected Network Partner which allows us to access a range of resources and funding to support the delivery of free digital training to seniors.

We offer different levels and types of support depending on your needs.

  • Choose the level of support that matches the stage you are at.
  • Choose topics that matter to you – including new ways to connect with friends and family, how to access online services and tips to keep you safe online. See all topics here. 
  • Progress at your own pace.
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Queensland Writers Centre Workshops

Ipswich Libraries is offering members the opportunity to participate in Queensland Writers Centre workshops.

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Learn for Life Online

Keep up to date with current trends, interests and popular issues in the community through a range of unique and thought-provoking discussions.

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Author Hour Online

Join author Monica McInerney and hear about her new book The Godmothers. South East Queensland Libraries have partnered with Penguin Australia for this special talk with a storytelling ledgend.

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Chasing Our Past At Home

Delve into the rich heritage of the historic city of Ipswich.

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Author Hour Online – Christmas Special Event

Join journalist and author, Christine Jackman, as she interviews the amazing Rosalie Ham.

Fun and Games
No Touch Design Challenge

We challenge you to design something that can help people navigate the world without having to touch contaminated surfaces.

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Jigsaw Puzzles

Check out Ipswich Libraries online jigsaw puzzles. Each puzzle features a native furry friend from the Ipswich Nature Centre.

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Wondrous Word Searches

Test your brain with our Library themed word searches. There’s a fun theme for everyone, whether you’re a Harry Potter fanatic or romance reader.

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Book Bingo

Challenge yourself to a game of Book Bingo with Ipswich Libraries. Select your reads based on the book bingo categories. There’s one each for adults, children (8-12 years) and teens (13-18 years), so get reading!

Virtual Activities - Around the World
Virtual Tours & Exhibitions

Ever wondered what The Smithsonian looks like on the inside? Are you missing the Queensland Museum’s exhibits and shows? Jump online and check out the virtual exhibitions and tours available to people around the world with just a click of the mouse.

Virtual Story Time

Join Libraries around Australia and the world for virtual story time with books, songs, and tips for your child to acquire early literacy, fine motor and language development skills.

Online Workshops & Activities

Whilst libraries, galleries, and museums have their face-to-face programs on-hold that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a range of engaging and fun online workshops and activities. There’s something for all ages, whether it be art and craft or STEAM based workshops.

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