Regular Programs

Programs for Children

Programs for Youth

Programs for All Ages

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Please note: all our regular early years programming are only run during school term.

Baby Bounce

Sowing the seeds of literacy.
A music, movement and simple storybased session for carers and their prewalking babies. Especially designed to empower carers with fun techniques for supporting baby’s development.

Monday Wednesday Friday
Williamstown, 10.30am Newport, 9.30am Altona Meadows, 10.30am

 

Wriggle and Read

Active literacy for toddlers.
30 minutes of jiggling, wriggling, singing and reading, designed to model playbased literacy and numeracy strategies for carers and their energetic toddlers.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Newport, 9.30am
Altona Meadows, 2pm
Altona, 10.30am Williamstown, 10.30am Altona North, 10.30am

 

Storytime

Learn the love of books.
Storytime encourages imagination, socialisation and a life-long love of books and libraries, while preparing preschool-aged (three+) children and their carers for the routines of kinder and school.

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Altona North, 10.30am Altona Meadows, 10.30am Altona, 10.30am Newport, 9.30am Williamstown, 10.30am

 

 

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Whether you are a new chess player or looking to improve your existing skills, Chess Club is the place for you.

Young people are encouraged to share their chess knowledge, chat and make new friends. You may be our next Grandmaster!

Chess Club is open to all primary and secondary aged children.

Each Friday during school term
4pm to 5pm.
Altona Meadows Library and Learning Centre

Bookings not required

 

monthly minecraft meets 2018 am imageMonthly Minecraft Meets

Do you have an interest in all things Minecraft? Looking for a space to hone your crafting and creative side? Monthly Minecraft Meets are run by young people for young people and is open to primary and secondary school students aged eight to twelve.

Altona North: First Wednesday of every month. 

Altona Meadows: Third Wednesday of every month.

See here for dates and bookings

Technology Training

Introductory technology classes are held regularly at our branches at no charge. Learn the basics in a friendly and supportive environment. Recent class topics include introductions to Computers, the Internet, Word, iPads, and how to download eBooks. 

See our upcoming technology classes

20171204 113524 resizedEnglish Conversation Club

Would you like to practice your English in a relaxed setting and make new friends?  Join our English Conversation Club.
English Conversation Club is a great way to meet people and enjoy conversations on a range of topics. Sessions are free, morning tea is provided, and everyone is welcome including children.

Every Monday from 5 Feb to 26 November 2018 (excluding school and public holidays)
10.00am to 11.30am

Laverton Community Hub, 95-100 Railway Avenue 
Bookings not required.

English Conversation Class

Is English your new language? Come and improve your speaking at the weekly Conversation Class hosted by the Hobsons Bay Refugee Network. Volunteer tutors are also needed.
This is a free class, with tea, coffee and biscuits provided.
For enquiries on English Conversation Class, contact Jill MacKenzie 0439 994 705 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Derek Leather 0402 747 422 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mondays, 1pm to 3pm (excluding school and public holidays)
Altona Library

hoh2018Heritage Group

We can all use a little support when researching family and local history, especially when your research leads you to unfamiliar records, and to research in new places and eras. Join us each month to share your research, hear other's experiences and learn about the latest historic resources.

Last Thursday of each month
2pm to 3.30pm
Williamstown Library

Bookings

Book Groups

Do you want to make time for reading and socializing? Being part of a Book Group is a wonderful way to connect with other readers, spend time with friends, dissect books, find new good reads as well as re-visit old favourites.

Find out more.

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Enjoy a light morning tea as we talk books.  Whatever you like to read we would love to hear about it.  There will be a display of new books in the library and plenty of opportunity to share reading recommendations. Let's Talk Books will be coming to Williamstown in 2018. This will be every first Tuesday commencing in March.

First Tuesday of each month commencing March (excluding Melbourne Cup holiday)

Williamstown Library

2pm to 3pm

First Wednesday of each month (commencing February).

Altona Library

10.30am to 11.30am

 Bookings

novel saturdaysNovel Saturdays

For all unpublished writers of fiction, non-fiction and memoir. Join us at Novel Saturdays for some focused writing time in a friendly environment. Each session will begin with a short discussion on a writing topic, followed by free time to get some words on paper.

Tea, coffee and WIFI available.

Please note that this is a supported writing group, and not a workshop or class.

Bookings

jpJustice of the Peace

A Justice of the Peace will be available to the community on the following day and time:

Every Wednesday
12.30pm to 2pm
Altona Meadows Library and Learning Centre

Bookings not required. 

Fabled NightsFabled Nights in Newport

Fabled Nights in Newport is an open-hearted space for people who want to learn to craft and tell true and traditional stories, heart to heart and without notes.  Beginners and experienced storytellers are welcome. We ask that stories be no longer than 10 minutes, give or take. Listeners welcome. 

Fabled Nights in Newport is hosted by Storytelling Australia VictoriaCost: $5.00 or $3.00 (Storytelling Victoria and Newport Fiddle and Folk Club members)

3rd Friday of the month (March to November)
7.30pm to 10pm
Newport Community Hub

For enquiries on Fabled Nights in Newport, contact Storytelling Australia Victoria at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.