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May 27, 2021
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Celebrate

Share, Create, Taste!  Celebrate the sounds and energy of these vibrant cultures through language, music, dance and art.

Celebrate

Celebrate the sounds and energy of these vibrant cultures through language, music, dance and art.

• Interactive storytelling and children’s activities
• Drumming workshop with Hello Africa
• FREE book pack (one per family or care group, limited numbers available)

For families with children aged 0-8 years.

Free event, bookings essential. Please book for every single person attending regardless of age – including babies.

This program is run in conjunction with C&K Childcare and Kindergarten.

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Sensory Night at the Library

A calm space for all.  If your child finds the regular Library hours challenging and too busy, we invite you to this new pilot program. Explore calming spaces and targeted resources arranged to engage and support children on the autism spectrum or with sensory processing challenges.

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

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

August 4, 2021
StoryArts Festival (SAFI) – Bluey and Bingo Inspired Party

Celebrate Bluey and Bingo with ….. Yvonne Mes.

August 4, 2021
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
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
StoryArts Festival (SAFI) – Creating a Mystery

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

August 2, 2021
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
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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 movment 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.

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 lasts a lifetime

 

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. 

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STEAM Lab

Visit the STEAM Lab at the Interim Children’s Library to enjoy a range of hands-on activities including music-mixing, robotics, light tables, stop-motion animation and Osmo challenges.

STEAM Lab

The STEAM Lab is open 7 days a week (excluding public holidays) during the following times*:

  • Monday – Friday         9 am – 5 pm (Thurs – 8 pm)
                                          CLOSED   12 pm – 1 pm
  • Weekends:                  9 am – 2 pm

*Times may be subject to change.

First 5 Forever: Watch, Listen & Learn Resources
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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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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 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 we can 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.

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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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