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Homework Club

A collaboration between North Melbourne Library and The Centre, this program is a free homework tutoring program for children in grades four to six who live or attend school in the North and West Melbourne area.

No fees are required. A team of supervised and trained volunteers will offer support and tutoring. Children must be dropped off and picked up by a parent or guardian. Just turn up with your homework.

New volunteer tutors welcome to apply. For enquiries contact The Centre on 
9328 1126.

Homework Club is held in The Meeting Room, North Melbourne Library every Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm.       

Transitional Homework Club
Due to the overwhelming success of our current Wednesday night Homework Club, we are pleased to announce the commencement of a second Homework Club. This is a transitional program for children moving from primary school into secondary school. A team of supervised and trained volunteers will offer support and tutoring.

For enquiries contact The Centre on 9328 1126.

Transitional Homework Club is held in The Meeting Room, North Melbourne Library every Tuesday 4pm to 6pm.

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After school fun club

Why not join our after school fun club? 
Come and create, watch, talk, eat and make some ‘awesome’! 

North Melbourne Library
Thursdays from 4pm

For kids aged 8+

Anything could happen…

book reviews • films • comics • games • drawing • iPads • snacks • magic shows • author talks • librarians • cordial • music • manga • playstation • talking • emailing • crafting • cooking • downloading • uploading • friends • pasting • singing • Naruto • fun • texting • popcorn • writing • you tube • minecraft • singing • drama • reading • laughing • anime • k pop • young people • puppies and kittens (maybe…but not really!)

The after school fun club will not run during the school holidays or on public holidays.

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Pages Plants and Pots for Kids these School Holidays

Join Melbourne Library Service these school holidays to up-cycle, replant and create!

Events for the whole family

Come to our Community Garden Storytimes, create Milkbottle Magic, listen, sing and dance as the wonderful Rachael Heart plays the melodies and sounds that relate to the everyday. Fun for everyone.

Community Garden Storytime

Due to forecast bad weather the location of this event has changed.

Where: North Melbourne Library
When: Saturday 5 April -11am
Book your place

Milk Bottle Magic
Where: East Melbourne Library
When: Monday 7 April, 10am – 6pm
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Rachel Heart, children’s music entertainment 
Where: City Library
When: Tuesday 8 April, 11am
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Where: East Melbourne Library
When: Wednesday 16 April, 11am
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Events for babies and toddlers

Bring your baby to play with boxes at our North Melbourne Baby Box Maze, and Scamper at Southbank.

Scampers
Where: Southbank Library
When:  Monday 14 April, 10.30am
Age:  0 to 3 years
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Baby Box Maze
Where: North Melbourne Library
When: Wednesday 16 April, 10.30-11.30am
Age: 4 to 18 months
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Events for pre-schoolers and up

Get your green thumbs dirty with our re-planting sessions, or come and laugh at our Funny Bunny Storytime.

Re-planting for kids
Where: Southbank Library
When: Wednesday 9 April, 10am
Age: 3 years and up
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Where: City Library
When:Tuesday 15 April, 2pm
Age: 3 years and up
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Where: North Melbourne Library
When: Thursday 17 April, 10am
Age: 3 years and up 
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Funny Bunny Storytime
Where: Southbank Library
When:  Thursday, 10 April, 10.30
Age: 3 years and up
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Events for the over eights

Come to a Box Wars Workshop and learn how to turn cardboard into the most amazing building material. Drop in to our Minecraft afternoons and build a virtual world of your own. It’s all about being creative!

Box Wars
Where: Southbank Library
When: Monday 7 April, 10am
Age: 8 years and up
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Where: East Melbourne Library
When: Thursday 10 April, 2pm
Age: 8 years and up
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Minecraft afternoon
Please bring your own computer or tablet.

Where: North Melbourne Library
When: Friday 11 April, 2 to 5pm
Age: 8 years and up
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Where: North Melbourne Library
When: Thursday 17 April, 2 to 5pm
Age: 8 years and up
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Check out the many exciting events happening at Melbourne Library Service during the Sustainability festival.

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Kinda kinder

Have some fun while enhancing your child's literacy, numeracy and socialising skills through play and fun activities at Kinda Kinder. 

The program is suitable for children between 0 and 4 years, with parents attending and participating.
 
The sessions are facilitated by Victoria University students doing Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood/Primary) and a University staff member.

Cost: Free

Starts from Tuesday 29 April

When: Tuesdays from 1pm to 2pm (except School holidays)
Where: North Melbourne Library

No bookings required.

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