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School holiday activities

School holiday activities April 2017

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 Weaving workshopLEGO eco-creationsAccordion paper books, by Reverse GarbageMarrickville paper plane championshipsPaper Planes film screeningIntroduction to Unity workshopCoding kickstarterExpress Your-Selfie and WINMarrickville Library poetry cafe

Weaving workshop

Kids aged 6-11 years will learn the ancient art of weaving. Start by hearing Collecting Colour, a special story about weaving in Arnhem Land, and using recycled materials, kids will make a beautiful, small woven mat to take home. The weaving circle draws inspiration from the natural world and land, culture and country.

  • Stanmore Library, Monday 10 April, 1.30pm-2.30pm book here
  • Emanuel Tsardoulias Community Library, Wednesday 12 April, 2.30pm-3.30pm book here
  • St Peters/Sydenham Library, Wednesday 19 April, 10.30am-11.30am book here

For 6-11 year olds. Children 10 years and under will need parental supervision.

Bookings open Monday 6 March. Book online www.marrickvillelibrary.eventbrite.com.au.

LEGO eco-creations

Kids aged 5-12 years are invited to participate in a LEGO creation challenge, around the theme ‘positive futures’. Objects could include an amazing ocean vacuum cleaner to make our sea life safe again, or a tin-can munching robot that recycles.

  • Emanuel Tsardoulias Community Library, Monday 10 April, 10.30am-11.30am book here
  • St Peters/Sydenham Library, Wednesday 12 April, 10.30am-11.30am book here
  • Stanmore Library, Wednesday 19 April, 2.30pm-3.30pm book here

For 5-12 year olds. Children 10 years and under will need parental supervision.

Bookings open Monday 6 March. Book online www.marrickvillelibrary.eventbrite.com.au.

Accordion paper books

Facilitated by Reverse Garbage, kids can create and illustrate accordion-style folded books. Simple construction techniques will be taught to younger children while older children will have the opportunity to try more complex designs. 

  • Marrickville Library, Monday 10 April book here

Session 1: 11.15am-12pm
Session 2: 12.15pm-1pm
Session 3: 1.15pm-2pm

For 5-12 year olds. Children 10 years and under will need parental supervision.

Bookings open Monday 6 March. Book online www.marrickvillelibrary.eventbrite.com.au.

Marrickville Paper Plane Championships

Before the free film screening of Paper Planes, 7-12 year olds can perfect their paper plane making technique from expert origami maker Stephen Lerantges. This head-to-head competition will test navigation and flying skills. Who will be crowned the finest paper plane pilots in Marrickville? Come along to find out. 

  • Marrickville Town Hall meeting room, Thursday 20 April, 10am-11.30am book here

For 7-12 years. Children 10 years and under will need parental supervision.

Bookings open Monday 6 March. Book online www.marrickvillelibrary.eventbrite.com.au.

Free film screening: Paper Planes (G, 96 mins, 2014)

Come and watch an imaginative children’s film about a young Australian boy’s passion for flight and his challenge to compete in the World Paper Plane Championships in Japan. Popcorn and drinks will also be served. 

  • Marrickville Town Hall meeting room, Thursday 20 April, 12.30pm-2.15pm book here

For 7-12 year olds. Children 10 years and under will need parental supervision.

Bookings open Monday 6 March. Book online www.marrickvillelibrary.eventbrite.com.au.

Introduction to Unity Workshop

Unity is known as the number one game development platform, where users can create 2D and 3D highlyoptimised games with ease. This month, teens aged between 14-18 years can attend this workshop and learn basic code to create their own game to play across multiple platforms (including X-Box, PS4, Mac and Windows). Using advanced technology, games are as innovative as they are visually appealing. Get your game face on these school holidays!

  • Marrickville Town Hall computer room, Wednesday 19 April, 1pm-4pm book here

Cost $22
For 14-18 year olds.

Bookings open Monday 6 March. Book online www.marrickvillelibrary.eventbrite.com.au.

Coding kickstarter

Anyone can learn coding, and with some basic knowledge of code, kids can gain knowledge for future careers. Facilitated by Coder Factory Academy, this school holiday workshop will give kids a taste of life as a programmer or web developer in an engaging, friendly, and hands-on environment. Live applications can be built in as little as two hours, so attendees can walk away with their very own game. Attendees can bring their own laptop, if they prefer; for specific requirements, see Eventbrite. 

  • Marrickville Town Hall computer room, Friday 21 April, 10am-12pm book here

Cost $22
For 12-14 year olds.

Bookings open Monday 6 March. Book online www.marrickvillelibrary.eventbrite.com.au.

Express Your-Selfie and WIN

Using the theme ‘books’, teens are invited to submit a selfie, expressing themselves. The theme could be interepreted in many ways, by finding inspiration in the library. Seek out photography books, or even replicate a self-portraits of one the Masters (this could be Van Gogh, to Kendall Jenner, it’s up to the participant).

To enter:

Get snapping, and email your selfie to: library.promotion@innerwest.nsw.gov.au (no later than Friday 21 April).

What do you win?

The two best selfies will be drawn, based on uniqueness (at the judges discretion), and will each win a $50 Gleebooks voucher. Winners will be announced Friday 5 May.

The Marrickville Library Poetry Cafe

To celebrate World Poetry Day and Youth Week 2017, teens are invited to Marrickville Library’s Poetry cafe, a place to contribute a unique voice in the form of a poem. Open, close, free verse, sonnet, rhyming, whatever your preferred style is, we would love to hear it. Poems can be submitted between Tuesday 21 March - Tuesday 4 April, with the pop-up Poetry café open on three consecutive Tuesdays.

Teens can enjoy snacks and sweets, and take in the many poetry resources on display.

  • Marrickville Library, 21 March, 28 March and 4 April, 3.30pm-5.30pm

For 12-18 year olds.