Book for January School Holidays


STEAM into Summer

Get creative this Summer with a range of fun and engaging STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) activities.

Bookings open online on Monday 20 December, 9.30am with a cost of $4.00 per child per activity. Bookings and online payment are essential.

Please note, there will be no refunds issued. There is a maximum of three January events per child, and parents/carers of children under 12 are required by library policy to remain in the building while their children attend the event.

How to book

  1. Click on the link for the activity you would like to book into below, or open the Events Calendar
  2. Click on ‘register’ to add your child’s details
  3. To register another child, click Add More Attendees, and add the next child’s name details
  4. Payment at time of booking is required.

Places are still available for the following activities (as of 11/01/2022):

Stop Motion Animation
Friday 14 January 2022, 2.00pm – 3.30pm, Duncraig Library

Lights! Camera! Action! Use stop motion animation techniques to create your very own movie masterpiece. Participants will need to bring their own iPad or tablet with the Stop Motion Studio app preinstalled. For ages 8-12 years.

Breathing, Blood and Boogers
Tuesday 18 January 2022, 2.00pm – 3.00pm, Woodvale Library

Let’s explore our awesomely gross bodies! In this hands-on workshop about our circulatory and respiratory systems, you will listen to your lungs with stethoscopes, create a zoomed in version of our blood and discover why we produce snot! For ages 8 – 12 years.

Muggle Magic
Thursday 20 January 2022, 2.00pm – 3.00pm, Whitford Library

Attention all Muggles! Use science to hone your wizardry skills in this potions workshop inspired by J.K. Rowling’s ‘Harry Potter’ series. For ages 8 – 12 years.

Free activities throughout the school holidays – ages 5 to 12 years
Visit the Libraries anytime during the school holidays and participate in the STEAM Treasure Hunt – you could win a Dymocks book voucher! You can also create a colourful stick creature out of wool and sticks at the DIY Maker Space.


The following activities are fully booked:

Native Wildlife Encounters
Tuesday 11 January 2022, 10.30am – 12.00pm, Duncraig Library
Join Native Animal Rescue and get up close to some amazing native wildlife. Share interesting facts, funny stories and learn what to do if you find injured, sick or orphaned wildlife in your backyard or local park. For ages 5 – 12 years.

Just Add Slime
Wednesday 12 January 2022, Joondalup Library
Session one: 10.30am – 11.30am, ages 4 – 7 years
Session two: 12.00pm – 1.00pm, ages 8 – 12 years
Its oozy, it’s stretchy, it’s wonderfully gross and that’s why we love it! Bring out your inner scientist and make gooey slime to take home.

Marble Run
Thursday 13 January 2022, 10.00am – 11.30am, Woodvale Library
Calling all engineers, problem-solvers and creative thinkers. Join in for some challenging fun using boxes, cardboard tubes, paper plates and other recycled materials to design and build your ultimate marble run. For ages 7 – 12 years.

Lego Build and Putt Putt
Wednesday 19 January 2022, 2.00pm – 3.30pm, Joondalup Library

Build, pitch, putt and swing your way through unique holes featuring your creation of landscapes and obstacles. Together we will build a ‘Holey Moley’ style course from Lego and test your golf skills as we transform Joondalup Library into our very own mini golf course. For ages 5-12 years.

Sea Creature Glass Mosaics
Friday 21 January 2022, Whitford Library

Session one: 10.30am – 12.00pm, ages 5 – 8 years
Session two: 1.30pm – 3.00pm, ages 8 – 12 years
Explore the different techniques, tools and materials used in the ancient practice of mosaics, and create your own amazing sea creature mosaic to take home.

Curious Chemistry
Monday 24 January 2022, 10.30am – 11.30am, Woodvale Library

Inspire your child to love science with this hands-on reactive workshop. Take a few ingredients to make a super cold bag, experiment with slime-making, and feel the fizz of sherbet on your tongue – combining chemicals is so much fun! For ages 5-8 years.