School holidays

Autumn school holidays

We've got your holidays covered with activities at our libraries, Art Gallery and swim centres!

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Date Time Activity Description Location Age Cost Booking
Saturday 8 April 11am-noon Wildlife Poolside Show Join us for an interactive experience with the team from 'Bringing Blackbutt to You'. A sausage sizzle barbecue will be available. The Aquatic Challenger will be available 12-2pm (an additional cost). Speers Point Swim Centre Swim test and age restrictions apply for the Aquatic Challenger. Cost includes wildlife show and pool entry. Under 5 years: $4. 5-17 years: $7.50. Aquatic Challenger public session: per person $2.50, per family $5 No need to book.
Monday 10 April - Thursday 13 April (excludes Good Friday Public Holiday).   Intensive learn to swim program Boost your child's confidence in the water with our intensive four-day programs. Beginner to transition levels. West Wallsend, Charlestown, and Swansea Swim Centres. 3+ years $40.00 for the four-day program Bookings are essential. Contact Charlestown 4921 0782, Swansea 4921 0733 or West Wallsend 4921 0738.
Monday 10 April 11am-noon Wildlife Poolside Show Join us for an interactive experience with the team from 'Bringing Blackbutt to You'. A sausage sizzle barbecue will be available. West Wallsend Swim Centre   Cost includes wildlife show and pool entry. Under 5 years: $4. 5-17 years: $7.50. No need to book.
Tuesday 11 April 10.30am - 12.30pm Perfectly possible printmaking Produce a set of beautiful prints while learning basic design processes and printmaking techniques. Lake Mac Art Gallery 7+ years $20 per child Bookings are essential. Call Visitor's Services on 4921 0382.
Tuesday 11 April 2-3.30 pm Dancing Charli: book launch Join author Ant Wood and illustrator Lorraine Robertson for the launch of their new book Dancing Charli. Come along and help us celebrate with a reading of the book, followed by craft and yummy treats. Belmont Library 3-8 years Free Bookings essential. Book online at library.lakemac.com.au
Tuesday 11 April 10.30-11.30am Crafty kids: Easter bunny bags Hop in to our craft table, and decorate your own Easter Bunny bag ready for your Easter egg hunt on Easter morning. Just hop-in, no need to book. Edgeworth Library 2+ years Free No need to book.
Wednesday 12 April 10.30am - 12.30pm Suspended sculpture Construct a 3D artwork to hang on the wall using a variety of materials. Lake Mac Art Gallery 7+ years $20 per child Bookings are essential. Call Visitor's Services on 4921 0382.
Wednesday 12 April   Three sessions: 10.30-11.15am Let's draw   Learn how easy it is to draw some of your favourite fictional characters such Minions, Angry Birds, Hello Kitty and Olaf from Frozen, using free online tutorials. Join the fun as we try drawing these crazy characters, following the easy step-by-step instructions on the big screen.   Morisset Library   8-12 years   Free   Bookings essential. Book online at library.lakemac.com.au

11.45am-12.30pm

Bookings essential. Book online at library.lakemac.com.au

2.30-3.15pm

Bookings essential. Book online at library.lakemac.com.au
Thursday 13 April 10.30am-noon Rainbow connection These popular holiday sessions for little ones include art activities and storytelling. Lake Mac Art Gallery 3-6 years $10 per child and adult pair Bookings are essential. Call Visitor's Services on 4921 0382.
Thursday 13 April 10.30-11.15am Meet the author: Flossie the Fairy Join us for a special storytime featuring local author Nancy Watson, reading her book Flossie the Fairy. There will be lots of fun with games, songs and craft. Books will be available for purchase and signing on the day. Swansea Library 3-6 years Free Bookings essential. Book online at library.lakemac.com.au
Thursday 13 April 2.30-3.30pm Crafty kids: Easter bunny bags Hop in to our craft table, and decorate your own Easter Bunny bag ready for your Easter egg hunt on Easter morning. Just hop-in, no need to book. Wangi Wangi Library 2+ years Free No need to book.
Tuesday 18 April - Friday 21 April (excludes Easter Monday Public Holiday)   Intensive learn to swim program Boost your child's confidence in the water with our intensive four-day programs. Beginner to transition levels. West Wallsend and Charlestown Swim Centres. 3+ years $40.00 for the four-day program Bookings are essential. Contact Charlestown 4921 0782 or West Wallsend 4921 0738.
Tuesday 18 April 10.30am - 12.30pm Perfectly possible printmaking Produce a set of beautiful prints while learning basic design processes and printmaking techniques. Lake Mac Art Gallery 7+ years $20 per child Bookings are essential. Call Visitor's Services on 4921 0382.
Tuesday 18 April 1.30-2.15pm JD's World of Magic Fun for the whole family! Be amazed by award winning magician Joel Howlett at his all new show. Suitable for all ages. Adults attending at children's prices. Charlestown Library All ages Member $ 8 Non-member $10. Not a member of the library? You can join online and complete your membership at any Lake Mac Libraries branch prior to the event. Fully booked.
Wednesday 19 April 10.30am - 12.30pm Suspended sculpture Construct a 3D artwork to hang on the wall using a variety of materials. Lake Mac Art Gallery 7+ years $20 per child Fully booked.
Wednesday 19 April 9-11am Ozobots: coding for kids Discover the world of coding using Ozobots. This course is suitable for those new to coding with easy to understand exercises to build up your skills. Cardiff Library 10-14 years Free Fully booked.
11.30am-1.30pm Fully booked.
Thursday 20 April 10.30am-noon Rainbow connection These popular holiday sessions for little ones include art activities and storytelling. Lake Mac Art Gallery 3-6 years $10 per child and adult pair Bookings are essential. Call Visitor's Services on 4921 0382.
Thursday 20 April 10am-noon Zines for teens Are you a teen? Wanna make your own zine? Join our workshop to design, create and copy your own mini-magazine. Unleash self-expression and the freedom to record your ideas in words, drawing, collage or anything else you can think of. Bring along your own ideas or be inspired by our lucky dip e.g. How would I spend $1000? Where will I be in five years? Are zombies and aliens real - what do they talk about at mealtime? All materials and instruction provided. Toronto Library 12-16 years Free Bookings essential. Book online at library.lakemac.com.au
Thursday 20 April 10am-noon Crafty kids: pirates and mermaids Get creative at our craft table, and decorate your own pirate hat or sparkly mermaid. Drop in anytime, no need to book. Windale Library 2+ years Free No need to book.
Thursday 20 April 2-3pm Sea creatures of Lake Macquarie Join volunteers from Ocean and Coastal Care Initiatives (OCCI) Lake Macquarie at our hands on workshop. Discover some of the creatures that live in the waterways of Lake Macquarie, the important role they play in the lake's ecosystem and how we can help protect them. Speers Point Library 5-10 years Free Fully booked.

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