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January 2019

Geometric Necklace at Newcastle Art Gallery

January 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every day that begins at 10:30am, repeating until January 25, 2019

An event every day that begins at 10:30am, repeating until January 25, 2019

Newcastle Art Gallery, 1 Laman Street
Newcastle, NSW 2300 Australia
$12

In the style of artists Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy, children will use wooden beads, coloured yarns and strings, and pops of paint pen colour to create a geometric necklace of their own design. Monday 21 – Friday 25 January: 10.30am, 12pm, 2pm (1 hr workshop) Ages 5–12 $12. Book online or by phone

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Storytime at Wallsend Library

January 23 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

Wallsend Library, 30 Bunn Street
Wallsend, NSW 2287 AU
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Free

Stories, songs, rhymes and craft for children 3 to 5 years. Storytime sessions are a fun way to help prepare your child for reading once at school. Each session runs for 45 minutes. Suitable for ages 3 - 5. Free. Book now or just drop in!

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Storytime at Adamstown Library

January 23 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

Adamstown Library, 75 Victoria Street
Adamstown, NSW 2289 Australia
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Free

Stories, songs, rhymes and craft for children 3 to 5 years. Storytime sessions are a fun way to help prepare your child for reading once at school. Each session runs for 45 minutes. Suitable for ages 3 - 5. Free. Book now or just drop in!

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Dinosaur Imposter party at Swansea Library

January 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Swansea Library, 228 Pacific Highway
Swansea, NSW 2281 Australia
$5 – $7

Dinosaur Imposter party Join us for a mammoth morning of games, fun facts, craft and snacks. Learn all about creatures from the prehistoric era that might look like dinosaurs but weren't! Meet palaeontology expert Michael Dawson who will take you on a tour of his pieces for the Dinosaur Imposters exhibition. Swansea Library 8-12yrs $5 library members $7 non-member Book online

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Storytime at Newcastle City Library

January 23 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

Newcastle City Library, 15 Laman Street
Newcastle, NSW 2300 Australia
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Free

Stories, songs, rhymes and craft for children 3 to 5 years. Storytime sessions are a fun way to help prepare your child for reading once at school. Each session runs for 45 minutes. Suitable for ages 3 - 5. Free. Book now or just drop in!

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Have a Hoot storytime at Morisset Library

January 23 @ 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
Morisset Library, 39 Yambo Street
Morisset, NSW 2264 Australia
Free

Have a Hoot storytime Join us for giggles and a hoot of a time, with owl stories, songs and craft. Morisset Library 10am and 11.30am and 3pm 3-7yrs free Book online

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It’s a Unicorn Party at Newcastle Library

January 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Newcastle City Library, 15 Laman Street
Newcastle, NSW 2300 Australia
$8

Glitter, gems, magic wishes, stories, dance and bubbles with Stephanie the Unicorn! A delightful hour of fun. Wednesday 23 January 2pm - 3pm at Newcastle Library Ages: 3 - 6 Tickets: $8 BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL    

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The Star Wars Challenge at Mayfield Library

January 23 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Mayfield Library, 104 Hanbury Street
Mayfield, NSW 2304 Australia
Free

Calling all Jedis! Get ready for games, trivia and craft galore. Tuesday 8 January 10am - 11am at New Lambton Library Friday 11 January 2.30pm - 3.30pm at Beresfield Library Thursday 17 January 2.30pm - 3.30pm at Newcastle Library Wednesday 23 January 2.30pm - 3.30pm at Mayfield Library Ages: 5 - 10 Tickets: Free BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL  

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The Curious LEGO® Challenge at Adamstown Library

January 23 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Adamstown Library, 75 Victoria Street
Adamstown, NSW 2289 Australia
Free

The Lego ® challenge is on again! How fast can you create something incredibly weird! Wednesday 9 January 10.30am - 11.30am at Mayfield Library Thursday 10 January 2.30pm - 3.30pm at New Lambton Library Tuesday 15 January 10.30am - 11.30am at Newcastle Library Thursday 17 January 2.30pm - 3.30pm at Wallsend Library Wednesday 23 January 2.30pm - 3.30pm at Adamstown Library Ages: 5 - 10 Tickets: Free BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL  

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Creature Feature at Thornton Library

January 23 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Thornton Library, Taylor Avenue
Thornton, NSW 2322 Australia
Free

Be the star of your own creature feature movie. Invent your curious creature and use special effects makeup to transform yourself into the creature. Now you're ready to feature in your movie. Using your own device film yourself in all your scary disguise. N.B Bring your own device for this activity Ages 5 -14 Thornton - Wed 23 Jan 2.30pm Bookings required.

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Pop-up retro video game console arcade at Charlestown Library

January 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Charlestown Library, Corner Smith and Ridley Street
Charlestown, NSW 2290 Australia
Free

Remember Sega Rally Championship, Pong and Duck Hunt? Enjoy playing an original videogame consoles released between the late 1970s and the 1990s, with a mix of popular consoles and rare items. Select from a range of games to play supplied by Gamer Collect. Charlestown Library All ages Gold coin entry No need to book

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It’s a Unicorn Party at Wallsend Library

January 24 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Wallsend Library, 30 Bunn Street
Wallsend, NSW 2287 AU
$8

Glitter, gems, magic wishes, stories, dance and bubbles with Stephanie the Unicorn! A delightful hour of fun. Thursday 24 January 10.30am - 11.30am at Wallsend Library Ages: 3 - 6 Tickets: $8 BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL    

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