What’s on at Bayside Library Service



ong>What’song> on

at Bayside

Library Service

Summer 2016–2017

Author Talk

Mal Walden

See page 5

How to book an event

Events that require a booking

are noted in this publication.

Bookings can be made

by phoning (03) 9261 7851

or online.

All events require payment

at time of booking.

Christmas New Year period

There will be changes to closing

times during the Christmas New

Year period. See page 22.

Australia Day

All branches of the Bayside

Library Service will be closed

for the Australia Day holiday on

Thursday, 26 January. Normal

hours will resume on Friday 27

January. Out of hours returns

chutes are available at all

branches for your convenience.


Event details were correct at the time of printing.

Bayside Library Service reserves the right to cancel

booked events for low numbers or circumstances

beyond its control. Those who have booked for

a cancelled event will be notified.


Library Lovers Day 4

Summer Highlights 7

Children’s activities 8

Summer Holiday Program 10

Create, Play, Learn 14

eLearning and Technology 16

Other programs and services 20









Local authors in conversation

celebrating all things library!

Alec Patric, Claire Halliday, Alison Goodman

Olga Lorenzo and Sally Mazak

Library Lovers’ Day is a chance for everyone

to reconnect with the library and share stories

about the impact the library has had in your life.

Join Monica Dullard, Cruise ship Librarian and

raconteur as she leads the panel of authors

down memory lane exploring a love of libraries,

shared experiences and stories.


Tuesday 14 February



Sandringham Library

2–8 Waltham Street


Bookings essential


Author Talk

Mal Walden

Join Local Author and Veteran newsreader

Mal Walden who will refl ect on his career

as a journalist and chat about his new

biography The News Man – 60 Years

of Television. (Brolga Publishing, 2016.)

Wednesday 15 February 2017

6.30pm–7.30 pm

Brighton library

14 Wilson St, Brighton

Cost $5. Bookings essential



Summer highlights



Summer Reading Club

for kids

Come to the library to join up for the

Summer Reading Club program.

You’ll receive a reading log and prizes

to mark the completion of your sheet!

The theme for 2016 is Heroes and Villains.

No matter where they are during the

summer holidays, it is envisioned that

children and young people will be able

to participate in activities aligned to the

annual programming theme, discover

great Australian authors and illustrators,

and share their voice by engaging in

literary and creative activities, both

online and in libraries.

The 2016 Summer Reading Club program:

Heroes and Villains, will run from Thursday,

1 December 2016 to Tuesday 31 January


For more information and to register for

the chance to win even more prizes go to


Summer reading

Why not try an ebook or read your favourite

magazine online through Zinio?

The Library has over 5000 ebooks available

to read on your tablet, phone or ereader.

The Overdrive and BorrowBox apps make

it easy to choose, checkout and download.

No overdue reminders!

Choose from over 100 titles in our Zinio

emagazine collection. Download as many

titles as you like and keep them for as long

as you like! Exactly the same as the paper

copy except for the dog-eared pages.

Zoom in on pictures of interest or email

an article to friends.

No fines! it’s a whole new way of

reading magazines!

Get your library books and magazines

from wherever you are this summer!





Christmas Storytimes

Special guests will join us on the

following dates:

Monday 12 December


Pixie Zoom at Beaumaris Library

Strum Pets Ukulele Group at

Hampton Library

Tuesday 13 December


Pixie Zoom at Sandringham Library

Santa at Brighton Library

Wednesday 14 December


Strum Pets Ukulele Group

at Sandringham Library

Thursday 15 December


Santa at Brighton Library

Friday 16 December


Fairy Mary Christmas Fairy

at Beaumaris Library


Finish on Friday 16 December 2016 and

resume on Wednesday 1 February 2017.

Baby Rhyme Time

Baby Rhyme Time is held regularly at

each branch and introduces your child

to language, literature and the library. By

exposing your child to a wide variety of the

best books available and making reading

an everyday part of life you will lay the

foundations for a lifelong love of reading.

For ages 0 – 18 months

Beaumaris Library

4th Wednesday of the month

22 February

10.30am –10.50am

Brighton Library

2nd & 4th Friday of the month

9 December

10 & 24 February

10.30am –10.50am

Hampton Library

2nd Thursday of the month

8 December

9 February

10.30am –10.50am

Sandringham Library

3rd Monday of the month

20 February

10.30am –10.50am

Children’s Activities

Language and literature

It’s never too early to introduce your child to the magic of

language and literature through storytimes at your library

Toddler Storytime

Toddler Storytime caters for the changes

in children’s development after 18 months.

These sessions include stories, songs

and rhymes.

For ages 18 months to 3 years

Beaumaris Library

3rd Thursday of the month

15 December

16 February


Brighton Library

2nd & 4th Monday of the month

12 December

13 February

27 February


Hampton Library

4th Thursday of the month

23 February


Sandringham Library

3rd Friday of the month

16 December

17 February


Preschool Storytimes

Sessions include stories, songs, rhymes

and an activity. To maximise the benefits

available from storytime it is important for

you to listen to the stories with your children

and participate in the activities.

For ages 3 years – 5 years

Beaumaris Library

Monday & Friday

10.30am – 11.15am

Brighton Library

Tuesday & Thursday

10.30am – 11.15am

Hampton Library


10.30am – 11.15am

Sandringham Library

Tuesday & Wednesday

10.30am – 11.15am



Summer holiday


Monday 9 January to Friday 20 January 2017

Bookings open on Monday 5 December 2016, 9am


Button bowls & brilliant biscuits

Make a bowl using air dry clay and

decorate it with buttons, then decorate

a biscuit or two!

Tuesday 10 January


Ages 5 – 8

FREE Bookings essential


Let’s celebrate Summer

Come into the cool library and get

crafty by making milk carton boats,

sea creatures and an edible beach.

Thursday 19 January

10.30am – 11.15am

Ages 7+

FREE Bookings essential


Food Art Activity with Foost

Budding mini chefs can join the Colourful

Chef on a cooking adventure in this fully

interactive class. Come along and smell,

touch, see, cook and taste a range of fresh,

colourful ingredients. Each participant

makes their own book themed food art to

be enjoyed after the class and takes home

a chef’s hat and recipe to keep.

Wednesday 18 January

10.30am – 11.30am

Ages 5-12

Cost $5. Bookings essential



Spring Holiday Program


Summer Seaside Crafts

Easy, breezy, fun summer crafts

with a seaside theme.

Monday 9 January


Ages 5–8

FREE Bookings essential


A journey to Magic World with

author Charise Katz

Charise invites you to come along on a

magical journey to explore life’s hidden

magic through stories, music, dance,

theatre, singing and creative learning.

Wednesday 11 January

10.30am – 11.15am

Ages 3 – 8

FREE Bookings essential


Messy morning play

In partnership with the Toy Library.

Come to the library for a morning

of relaxed play.


Tuesday 17 January

10.30am – 11.15am

Ages 3+

FREE Just turn up

Xposure presents:

Creepy Crawlies: wings, stings

and wriggly little things

Explore and discover the bizarre and

fascinating world of invertebrates.

This interactive presentation provides the

opportunity to learn about invertebrates

up close.

Thursday 12 January


Ages 3+

Cost $5. Bookings essential


Chinese Storytime

Listen and participate in a bilingual (Chinese

/ English) storytime. Enjoy stories, songs

and rhymes. Then join in a craft activity.

Friday 20 January


Ages 3 – 5

FREE Just turn up


Spring Holiday Program


Recycled bracelets

Create a piece of wearable art using

recycled leather, thread and found

items. Bring an object such as a bead,

button, charm or feather, or select from

our collection.

Thursday 12 January

2.30pm – 4pm

Ages 8+

FREE Bookings essential


Mobiles Workshop

Carers and children are invited to join us

for a morning of creative play as we take

the idea of the traditional hanging mobile

and make it funky!

Your host Emma Grace will provide a

mass of magnificent recycled materials

of all colours, shapes and sizes, then it’s

up to you to create something wonderful

to take home and hang in your home!

Monday 16 January

10.30am – 12 noon

Ages 8+. Parents/Carers to assist

Cost $5. Bookings essential



Squishy Circuits

Come along and explore conductive

playdough, make your creations light up

and learn how electrical circuits work.

Tuesday 10 January

10.30am – 11.30am

Ages 7–12

FREE Bookings essential


Folding crocodile or

mystical animals

Folding crocodiles on sticks are fun for all

ages to make. They are simply folded strips

of paper made into creatures, coloured with

crayons or felt tipped pens and attached to

wooden sticks.

Thursday 12 January

2.30pm – 3.30pm

Ages 4 – 6

FREE Bookings essential


Supreme Incursions present:

Silly Science

Students will be divided into small groups

and sent on a rotation of exciting hands on

science activities.

Students are encouraged to create their

own scientific hypothesis before the science

is revealed behind the silly!

Friday 13 January

10.30am – 11.45am

Ages 7+

Cost $5. Bookings essential



Create, Play,


A dedicated creative space, Create, Play,

Learn is available at Beaumaris Library.

Come along to explore the technology

yourself, or book into one of our guided

tutorial sessions, listed below.

Technology that is available and FREE to

use includes:

• Virtual reality headsets

• Vinyl records to digital converter

(also available at Sandringham Library)

• Slide photographs to digital converter

• VHS tape to digital converter

• LEAP motion

• Photo printer to print pictures directly off

your smart phone (for a small charge).

• iPads

• 3D printer

There is also a WiiU and PS4 console that

can be used in our interactive gaming zone.

An XBox One and vinyl record converter are

available for use at Sandringham Library

MineCraft Club

Create a unique world in each session

with five other players in MineCraft. Build,

destroy and survive!

Thursday 1 December

Thursday 15 December

Thursday 19 January

Thursday 9 February

Thursday 23 February


Beaumaris Library

Ages 8+

FREE Bookings essential



Create Play Learn!

Technology Information Session

Come along to these guided sessions to

explore the technology available in the

Create Play Learn space. These sessions

will include the 3D printer, VHS to digital

converter, slide converter, Sculpturis and

Virtual Reality

Tuesday 6 December

Tuesday 7 February

Tuesday 28 February


Beaumaris Library

FREE Just turn up

Create and 3D print a miniature

MineCraft world

Have you ever wished you could live in

your MineCraft world? Come along to this

session to create and 3D print your own

world. Almost as good!

Wednesday 7 December

Wednesday 14 December

Wednesday 11 January

Wednesday 25 January

Wednesday 1 February

Wednesday 15 February


Beaumaris Library

Ages 8+

FREE Bookings essential


Junior Coding with Scratch

Basics and LittleBits

Coding for kids is cool. Even if your kids

don’t have an ounce of computer geek in

them, they can learn to code with Scratch

Basics and Little Bits

Tuesday 17 January

Tuesday 14 February


Beaumaris Library

Ages 8+

FREE Bookings essential


Create and 3D print your own

phone case

Come along to this session to create

and 3D print your own personalised

phone case!

Wednesday 18 January

Monday 13 February


Beaumaris Library

Ages 13+

FREE Bookings essential


Cubase basics

Learn the basics of digital music production

and start the soundtrack to your life!

Monday 23 January

Wednesday 8 February

Wednesday 22 February


Beaumaris Library

Ages 14+

FREE Bookings essential




Device Advice

See page 19 for details

eLearning and


The Library runs a number of training

sessions and presentations on a variety

of topics relating to iPads, Samsung

tablets, computers and the Library’s

online resources. Notes are provided

for each course.

Classes have a maximum of eight

participants unless otherwise stated.

You can come in to any of our branches

and pay by cash, EFTPOS or cheque.

Alternatively you can book and pay online

(using Visa or Mastercard) by visiting

bayside.vic.gov.au/library, or by using

trybooking code for a class as detailed

below each course.

For any enquiries please contact

Sue Doherty 9261 7851.

The Library also offers Device Advice

sessions - a free program run by volunteers

at our Brighton and Sandringham branches

for those of you who have a general issue

with your iPad, Android (eg. Samsung)

tablet or computer.

For the full listing of our classes running

until June visit bayside.vic.gov.au/library


iPads & iPhones -

Getting Started

Are you new to iPads/iPhones? This two

hour class will teach you the “basics” -

buttons on your iPad/iPhone, icons on

the home screens and tapping/swiping/

zooming/touch-hold techniques. You will

also explore some of the pre-installed apps

such as Notes (and practise your typing),

discover how to use the Camera and view

your Photos, and learn about some of the

more important Settings such as Wi-Fi.

Prerequisites: None. Please make sure

your device is using the latest iOS and is

fully charged.

Wednesday 8 February

10am –12noon

Brighton Library

Cost $10



eLearning and Technology


iPads & iPhones - Safari

(Internet) & the App Store

This 2 hour class will show you how to

use Safari to search the Web (Google) for

information, identify links, retrace your steps

(go “back”), add useful Web pages to your

Bookmarks and revisit them. You will also

learn how to install some useful, and some

fun!, free apps from the Apps Store and how

to uninstall an app that you no longer use.

Prerequisites A basic understanding of

how to use your iPad/iPhone. Please make

sure your device is using the latest iOS and

is fully charged. You will also need to know

your Apple ID password.

Wednesday 15 February

10am –12noon

Brighton Library

Cost $10


iPads & iPhones -

Mail and Contacts

This 2 hour class will show you how to add

new people to your Contacts, and how

to edit or delete existing Contacts. You

will also learn how to write and send Mail

messages, reply to and forward messages,

delete messages, attach a photo to a

message and insert a Web page address

into a message.

Prerequisites A basic understanding of

how to use your iPad/iPhone. Please make

sure your device is using the latest iOS and

is fully charged. You must also have an email

account already set up on your iPad/iPhone

before attending this class.

Wednesday 22 February

10am - 12noon

Brighton Library

Cost $10


iPads & Photos, iOS 10

Have you got a lot of photos on your iPad

and want to discover all the different things

you can do with them? Come along to this

2 x 2 hour class!

In the first session we will briefly review

how to take use the Camera to take videos,

selfies and panoramas, and you will learn

how to take screenshots. The main focus

will be on Albums ... how to select and

delete multiple photos, edit photos, create

your own albums, play a slideshow, and

share photos by email. We will also look at

creating an iCloud Shared album.

In the second session our focus will be on

two of the exciting new Photos features in

iOS 10 ... the People album and Memories.

You will learn how to edit your People album,

make albums come to life by creating

Memories (videos set to music), edit the

videos and more. Finally we will look at how

to transfer your iPad photos to a computer/

external hard drive in order to free up space

on iCloud.

Prerequisites At least three months

experience using your iPad on a regular

basis, especially the Camera. Please make

sure your device is fully charged.

Your iPad must be using iOS 10 (or later).

You also need to have iCloud Photo Library

and iCloud Photo Sharing turned on (via

Settings - iCloud - Photos). Note: This class

is only suitable for iPads (not iPhones).

Tuesdays 7 & 14 February

10am –12noon

Brighton Library

Cost $20

Maximum of 6 per class


eLearning and Technology

Device Advice

Does everyone seem to know more about

using iPads, tablets and eReaders than you

do? Get ‘Device advice’ at Sandringham

and Brighton libraries.

Bring your device along and volunteers will

be on hand to answer your questions.

Sandringham Library

Wednesday 7 December

Wednesday 1 February


Brighton Library

Thursday 8 December


FREE Just turn up 19

Other programs

and services

Book Chats

If you like to talk about books you’ve read

and share your ideas with like-minded

people, why not come along to a Book

Chat. There is no prescribed reading so just

enjoy a chat with fellow book lovers and get

some tips for your next reading experience.

Beaumaris Library

Every second Wednesday of the month

2pm– 3pm

8 February

Brighton Library

Every third Monday of the month


20 February

Hampton Library

Every fourth Friday of the month

11am–12 noon

24 February

Sandringham Library

Every second Thursday of the month


9 February

JPs at your library


Wednesdays weekly

10am –12noon

1 February

8 February

15 February

22 February


Saturdays fortnightly

10am –11am

4 February

18 February


Mondays weekly

12noon – 1pm

6 February

13 February

20 February

27 February


Library Hours and Locations

Brighton Library

14 Wilson Street, Brighton VIC 3186

Tel 9591 5900

Monday to Thursday 10am – 8pm

Friday 10am – 6pm

Saturday 10am – 4pm

Sunday 1pm – 5pm

Hampton Library

1D Service Street, Hampton VIC 3188

Tel 9521 9076

Monday & Tuesday 10am – 6pm

Wednesday Closed

Thursday & Friday 10am – 6pm

Saturday 10am – 1pm

Sunday Closed

Sandringham Library

2 – 8 Waltham Street, Sandringham VIC 3191

Tel 9599 3444

Monday to Thursday 10am – 8pm

Friday 10am – 6pm

Saturday 10am – 4pm

Sunday 1pm – 5pm

Beaumaris Library

96 Reserve Road, Beaumaris VIC 3193

Tel 9589 8444

Monday to Thursday 10am – 8pm

Friday 10am – 6pm

Saturday 10am – 4pm

Sunday 1pm – 5pm

Closed on public holidays and on the first

Wednesday in March and October



Tel 9261 7851


Christmas New Year period

Saturday 24 December

All branches will be closing at 1pm

Sunday 25 December

All branches closed

Monday 26 December

All branches closed

Tuesday 27 December

All branches closed

Wednesday 28 December

Hampton closed / other branches close at 6pm

Thursday 29 December

Hampton closed

Other branches closing at 6pm

Friday 30 December

Hampton closed

Other branches closing at 6pm

Saturday 31 December

Hampton closed

Other branches closing at 4pm

Sunday 1 January

All branches closed

Monday 2 January

All branches closed

Tuesday 3 January

Normal hours resume at all branches


1,000 Books

Before School

Why 1000 Books Before School?

Reading together is the best way to encourage

a love of books in your child.

Sharing stories with babies and young children

helps develop literacy skills that will prepare them

for reading at school.

Commences Thursday 1 Dec at Bayside Librarys

Join us for the official launch of this program

Brighton Library

Tuesday 14 Feb at 11am

How 1000 Books Before School works

1 Register at any Bayside

library to receive your

Reading Record and reading

kit to get you started. A

library membership is

required to join the program.

2 Mark, colour or place a

sticker on your Reading

Record each time you read

together with your child.

3 Each time you reach a

milestone in your Reading

Record, bring it in to the

library for a special reward.

4 Every book that your child

completes, or actively listens

to, counts – this includes

stories read at Storytime

sessions, day care,

playgroup, kindergarten, as

well as the same book over

and over again. You can read

books from anywhere – not

just library books.

5 The program fi nishes once

your child reaches 1000

books, or starts school.

Find out more at bayside.vic.gov.au/library for more information


Bayside Library Service

Tel (03) 9261 7851





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