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June 28, 2021
Children's
Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Show

Tulmur Place Stage
12.00 pm – 12.50 pm
2.00 pm – 2.50 pm  
Be enthralled by prehistoric creatures in this fun, entertaining and original performance.

FREE no bookings required

June 28, 2021
Children's
Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Encounter

Tulmur Place Stage 
1.00 pm – 1.30 pm 
3.00 pm – 3.30 pm
Get eye-to-eye with a prehistoric creature.  

FREE no bookings required

June 29, 2021
Children's
Jay Laga’aia Live on Stage

Tulmur Place Stage  
10.00 am – 10.45 am
1.00 pm – 1.45 pm
Spark your child’s love of language and music with a special performance from children’s TV host, actor and early literacy advocate Jay Laga’aia.

FREE no bookings required

June 29, 2021
Children's
Jay Laga’aia Meet and Greet

The Bubble 
Enter the draw for your chance to be one of the lucky families to meet Jay Laga’aia in person. 
Entries close Sunday 20 June
Winners notified Monday 21 June

June 30, 2021
Children's
Geckoes Wildlife Show

Tulmur Place Stage
10.00 am – 10.45 am
1.00 pm – 1.45 pm  
Be mesmerised by some of our amazing Australian animals including snakes, crocodiles, frogs, possums, owls and lizards.

FREE no bookings required

June 30, 2021
Children's
Geckoes Wildlife Encounter

The Bubble 
11.00 am – 11.30 pm
11.30 am – 12.00 pm  
2.00 pm – 2.30 pm
2.30 pm – 3.00 pm  
Be introduced to some really wild guests by experienced wildlife educators and conservationists.

July 1, 2021
Children's
Life Long Ago Prehistoric Adventure

Courtyard
9.00 am – 9.45 am  
10.00 am – 10.45 am
11.00 am – 11.45 am  
12.30 pm – 1.15 pm
1.30 pm – 2.15 pm
2.30 pm – 3.15 pm
Uncover fossils from some of the most iconic dinosaurs of the past.

July 3, 2021
Children's
Guru Dudu Silent Disco Tour

Rendezvous Tulmur Place Stage 
9.30 am – 10.00 am
10.30 am – 11.00 am
11.30 am – 12.00 pm
12.30 am – 1.00 pm
Move to the beat of a select playlist of dance favourites on this unique guided tour.
Headphones supplied

Out & About
s'field
rosewood
Children's
Holiday Program – Craft-A-Palooza

Work alongside local artist Eva Fritz to create artwork for the grand entranceway to Little Day Out music and art festival.

July 7, 2021
s'field
Holiday Program – Geckoes Wildlife Show

Be mesmerised by some of our amazing Australian animals including snakes, crocodiles, frogs, possums, owls and lizards.

July 7, 2021
s'field
Holiday Program – Geckoes Wildlife Encounter

Be introduced to some really wild guest by experienced educators and conservationists.

July 9, 2021
Children's
Holiday Program – CPR Awareness for Kids

Build Superhero Skills   
Discover and practice the most important and common First Aid skill every child should learn: CPR. Delivered by qualified First Aid trainers.

 

August 5, 2021
Children's
StoryArts Festival (SAFI) – Meet a Bluey Animator

Join children’s author Dave Lowe for a Q & A with Bluey animator Beth Durack.

August 5, 2021
Children's
StoryArts Festival (SAFI) – Bluey and Bingo Inspired Party

Celebrate Bluey and Bingo with ….. Yvonne Mes.

August 4, 2021
Children's
StoryArts Festival (SAFI) – Creating Comics with Remy Lai

Join author and illustrator Remy Lai as she show’s you how to create comics.

August 3, 2021
Children's
StoryArts Festival (SAFI) – Midnight in the Museum

Work with Renee Treml and Megan Daley and use air dry clay to create an authentic museum specimen worthy of the Museum of Natural History in Sherlock Bones.

August 2, 2021
Children's
StoryArts Festival (SAFI) – Creating a Mystery

Join author Tristan Bancks and learn the ins and outs of mystery writing.

August 2, 2021
Children's
StoryArts Festival (SAFI) – Lets Get Moooving

A whole herd of hands-on activities with Kat Apel and Renee Treml, creators of The Bird in the Herd. 

Regular Programs
Out & About
First 5 Forever – Pop-Up Library Fun – Haigslea

Spark your child’s creativity with songs, books, movement and play. Bookings essential.

Out & About
First 5 Forever – Pop-Up Library Fun – Redbank Plains

Spark your child’s creativity with songs, books, movement and play. Bookings essential.

s'field
plaza
rosewood
Interim Children's
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. 

 

 

 

s'field
plaza
rosewood
Interim Children's
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.

 

Children's
First 5 Forever – 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.

s'field
plaza
rosewood
Interim Children's
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.

Out & About
Story Time at Bunnings

Nurture your child’s love of language and stories at your local Bunnings store.
Ages 0-5 years with mums, dads and/or carers.  
Bookings essential.

Out & About
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. 

Out & About
Toddlers & Tales – Booval Fair

Nurture your child’s love of language and stories at your local shops. Bookings essential.

Toddlers & Tales – Booval Fair

Bookings are required through Booval Fair Shopping Centre eventbrite page.
Please book for each person attending regardless of age – including babies.

FREE morning tea and FREE take home resources provided by Booval Fair Shopping Centre.

We ask you to please stay at home on the day of the event/session if you are unwell or displaying COVID-19 or flu/cold symptoms, no matter how mild.

Ages 0-5 years with mums, dads and/or carers
The first 5 years last a lifetime

 

First 5 Forever: Watch, Listen & Learn Resources
online
First 5 Forever – 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.

online
First 5 Forever – Story Time with Emma and Megan – Is this your Egg?

Enjoy watching Megan and Emma read the newly released First 5 Forever storybook, ‘Is this your egg?’ written by Ella Kris and illustrated by Emma Cracknell.

online
First 5 Forever – 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. 

online
First 5 Forever – Backyard Stories

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

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.

online
First 5 Forever – Quick Rhymes

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

online
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.

Other
ipswich
Out & About
s'field
plains
plaza
rosewood
Interim Children's
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.

Out & About
First 5 Forever: Playgroup or Community Visit

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

online
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.

online
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.

ipswich
s'field
rosewood
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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