Free North Lakes Library School Holiday Activities

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With the school holidays coming up, have you already planned how to keep the kids busy? Fret not because North Lakes Library has a lot of FREE holiday activities to choose from to keep children entertained for the entire holiday break and prevent the dreaded cabin fever!

Check out what’s on at the North Lakes Library for the school holidays.

Activities for Kids

Board Games Olympics

Tuesday, 25 September 2018 (2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

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Do you have what it takes to beat the best? Enjoy playing a wide range of board games and take part in The Games Challenge. This activity is for Grades 3-6.

Registration essential.

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Ozobots

Friday, 28 September 2018 (2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

Come and code with colour! Learn and play with ozobots and challenge yourself with new programs! Open for Grades 5-8.

Registration essential.

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Chess Tournament

Wednesday, 3 October 2018 (2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

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Are you the best chess player in the Moreton Bay region? Showcase your skills at the online chess tournament for a chance to win a $20 Australian Geographic voucher. Open for Grades 5-12.

Registration essential.

Register for free


The Kangagang Show

Thursday, 4 October 2018 (2:00 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.)

Jump, dance, and sing to original Aussie songs bursting with colourful characters and stories. The show is ideal for kids aged 2-7 years old.

Bookings not required.


Minecraft

Friday, 5 October 2018 (2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

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Complete challenges and learn new skills while connecting with fellow Crafters in the same room. Open for beginners to advanced players of all ages.

Registration essential.

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LEGO Building

Friday, 5 October 2018 (3:00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.)

Meet other LEGO fans and go head-to-head in challenges to find the Ultimate Brick Master! Open for Grades 3-6.

Registration essential.

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Secrets to Writing a Great Short Story

Saturday, 6 October 2018 (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon)

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The National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) challenge is to draft an entire novel in November or as close as you can! Get ready for NaNoWriMo with this writing boot camp led by award-winning author, Christine Bongers.

Pick up tips for writing a satisfying short story, from the ideas stage right through to nailing the perfect ending. Open for Grades 5-6.

Register for free



Activities for Teens

Board Games Olympics

Monday, 24 September 2018 (2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

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Play a range of board games to take home a $20 Zing voucher and the glory as Gamesmaster! OPen for Grades 7-12.

Registration essential.

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Divergent: Where Do You Belong

Wednesday, 26 September 2018 (2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

Amity, Candor, Erudite, or Dauntless? Which faction would you belong to? Test your skills on a range of Divergent-themed challenges. Open for Grades 9-12.

Register for free


Cosplay Ears

Thursday, 27 September 2018 (2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

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Make your own pair of furry ears, just for fun or to add that special touch to your cosplay. Get creative with textile offcuts, flowers, and beads. Open for Grades 7-12.

Registration essential.

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Hunger Games: Tribute Quest

Tuesday, 2 October 2018 (2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

You’ve been chosen to take part in the Hunger Games. But your participation is just a cover for your real mission. Do you have what it takes to overthrow the Capitol? Open for Grades 7-12.

Registration essential.

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Do Your Own Formal Makeup

Wednesday, 3 October 2018 (2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

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Want to learn how to apply makeup for formals and other special occasions? Pick up tips from a professional makeup artist using your own makeup. Open for Grades 10-12.

Don’t forget to bring your own foundation, mascara, and eyeliner. Lauren from Velbella Beauty will show you how to use these and other Velbella makeup products to create an evening look perfect for formal occasions.

Registration essential.

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Let’s Talk About Cyber Bullying with YouTuber Elly Awesome

Friday, 5 October 2018 (1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.)

Meet YouTuber and TV personality Elly Awesome and find out about what’s okay and what’s not okay online. You can also learn more about her new book.

Stay positive and support your friends. Who do you trust, or not trust online?

Register for free


Make Characters Come Alive!

Saturday, 6 October 2018 (1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

This is also a writing boot camp for the NaNoWriMo led by award-winning author, Christine Bongers .

Get inside the skin of your main character, using dialogue to show who they are, increase conflict, and create suspense. Open for Grades 7-12.

Register for free

For more information on these school holiday activities, you may visit the official website of North Lakes Library. You can also call (07) 3480 9900 or email NorthLakes.library@moretonbay.qld.gov.au.