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Holiday Program – Ipswich Libraries Spirit of Christmas

In the lead up to Christmas, enjoy pop-up musical performances across the Ipswich Libraries branches.  A variety of events (suitable for all ages) are on offer including, a “Frozen” Christmas, a Murri Christmas Singalong, a Christmas Tree Performance and Local Community Choirs.

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Holiday Program – Snail Mail – Letter Writing Workshop

Discover the Art of Handwritten Letters! These holidays, create your own letter and card writing kit to stay in touch with friends and family near and far.

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Holiday Program – Letters to Santa

Visit your local Ipswich Libraries branch to write and post your letter to Santa. 

December 17, 2021
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Holiday Program – Letters to Santa – Mr and Mrs Claus, and their North Pole Pals Online

Join Mr and Mrs Claus and other North Pole Pals via Zoom as they share Christmas stories, carols, and a selection of handwritten letters from the children of Ipswich.

9 Dec 2021 + 10 Dec 2021
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Meet ‘Birdie and the Storm’ author, Andrea Baldwin

Enjoy special Auslan Story Time and Auslan Toddler Time sessions with Andrea Baldwin, the author of the natural disaster recovery story book series, featuring Birdie and her friends. 

Tales and Trails Adventure Morning

Drop in any time during the morning to share in fun library activities

  • Free Book Pack Giveaway
  • Messy Play
  • Nature Crafts
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Dear Brooklyn… Dear Ipswich…

Ever Wanted a Pen-Pal from the USA?
Brooklyn Public Library and Ipswich Libraries are creating a Pen-Pal program linking families and individuals on opposite sides of the world.

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Holiday Program – Eye Spy Brooklyn

Search high and low throughout your local library to find the Eye Spy Brooklyn stations.

January 21, 2022
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Holiday Program – Wantok Time!

Wantok Time! brings the cheeky humour and challenging history of Australia and Papua New Guinea (PNG) together through storytelling, song and dance. 

 

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Story Time

Discover the magic of stories and make new friends as we explore a different theme each month.  Bookings essential.

Story Time

Bookings essential.

Have fun with music, movement, stories and rhymes – guaranteed to make you smile. 

 

 

 

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Toddler Time

Build language through rhymes, songs, stories and movement with our older babies. Bookings essential.

Toddler Time

Bookings essential.

For Ages 6 months – 2 years with parents and/or carers.

 

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Baby Rhyme Time

Share rhymes, songs and stories to support your baby’s early language learning.  Four week program for babies aged 0-12 months with parents and/or carers.  Bookings essential.

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Story Time at the Rail Museum

All aboard for stories, songs and rhymes at this special First 5 Forever event at the Workshops Rail Museum. Bookings essential. 

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Robotics, Coding, and Things

Challenge Your Inner Geek

Build skills to code through fun challenges with Scratch, Spheros, Ozobots and more. No coding experience needed.

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Books and Blocks

Nurture your child’s love of language through stories and block play.
Ages 0-5 years with mums, dads and/or carers.  
Bookings essential.

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Story Time in the Park

Nurture your child’s love of language and stories at your local park. Learn about your local environment through a fun activity provided by the Environmental Education team.  Bookings essential. 

First 5 Forever: Watch, Listen & Learn Resources
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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.

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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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Backyard Stories

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

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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Quick Rhymes

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

Stories for Little Queenslanders

Inspire your child’s love of reading by looking through the First 5 Forever Stories for Little Queenslanders collection.

Community Champion Virtual Story Time

Join our local Community Champions as they share one of the Stories for Little Queenslanders.  

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First 5 Forever Across Queensland

Since launching in 2015 there have been more than 2.5 million attendances at First 5 Forever activities in public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres across Queensland.

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School and Group Visits

Discover how Library programs can be tailored to suit your school or group. Organise a visit to one of our libraries or have the Public Programming team come to you.

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Playgroup or Community Visit

Let our First 5 Forever team bring the magic of stories, songs and rhymes to your playgroup or community group.

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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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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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Makerspace Challenges

Every month compete in the ultimate Makerspace Challenge to test your skills and win amazing prizes!

Challenges change regularly and can be completed using the technology and software currently available in the Ipswich Libraries Makerspaces. 

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