Book for July School Holidays


Time Travel

Travel back in time to discover Australia’s history and look into the future when you visit the library during the school holidays. Get involved, learn something new and create something memorable at your City of Joondalup Libraries. The complete program can be viewed on the City’s event calendar.

Cost is $4.00 per child per activity. Bookings are essential and open online from Monday 24 June 2019, 9.30am. There is a maximum of three events per child, and parents/carers of children under 12 years are required by library policy to remain in the building while their children attend the event.

How to book

  1. Open the Events Calendar
  2. In the filter by category box, select school holidays
  3. Click on the link for the activity you would like to book
  4. Click on register to add your child’s details.

What’s on offer

Medieval Castle Making

Tuesday 9 July 2019, 2.00pm – 3.00pm, Woodvale Library
Join Pirate Man Mike to learn about medieval history and create your very own castle out of upcycled materials. For ages 5 to 12 years.

Outer Space

Wednesday 10 July 2019, 10.00am – 11.30am, Joondalup Library
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon landing, come along and create a space scene out of Lego. For ages 5 to 12 years.

Indigenous Painting Workshop

Thursday 11 July 2019, 2.30pm – 3.30pm, Whitford Library
Discover how stories are told through art in indigenous culture with artist Bianca Wilder. This painting workshop guides children through common symbols used in indigenous dot paintings, such as animal tracks, water holes and meeting places. For ages 6 to 12 years.

Follow the Stars

Friday 12 July 2019, 2.00pm – 3.30pm, Duncraig Library
Imagine a time before GPS and discover how to navigate using the stars. This interactive session will include star constellation activities and making your very own telescope. For ages 5 to 12 years.

Time to Play

Monday 15 July 2019, 10.00am – 11.30am, Joondalup Library
Put away the technology, go retro, and experience the fun of playing games and toys of yesteryear. For ages 5 to 12 years.

Time Machines

Tuesday 16 July 2019, 10.00am – 11.30am, Whitford Library
Calling all time travel adventurers! Make your very own hand-held time machine and spin through time. Explore the past and the future and create a survival guide for you own unique time travel adventure! Who knew time travel could be so easy? For ages 5 to 12 years.

The Great Spice Race

Wednesday 17 July 2019, 10.30am – 12.00pm, Duncraig Library
Over 500 years ago sailors from Europe risked their lives and their ships to sail south into unknown southern seas. What were they searching for? Black gold and dragon eggs! Join Mike Lefroy to hear stories of the Great Spice Race and then make your own model ship to join the race. For ages 5 to 12 years.

Australian History Diorama

Thursday 18 July 2019, 2.00pm – 3.30pm, Woodvale Library
What did Australia look like a long, long time ago? Explore Australia’s past by creating your own diorama of an important time in our history. The Gold Rushes, Traditional Aboriginal life in the bush, the time of the dinosaurs, life of the Early Settlers, Captain Cook’s arrival – the choice is endless! All materials provided. For ages 5 to 12 years.

Big Book Show

Friday 19 July 2019, 10.30am – 11.30am, Joondalup Library
Books will take you all the way round the world, even into outer space, and you don’t even have to get out of bed! This hilarious show is set at the Big Book Awards, the children’s literature equivalent of the Oscars. Enjoy watching scenes from your favourite books acted out on stage and discover who is the overall winner. For ages 7 to 12 years.

Hello Hands

Let’s celebrate the International Year of Indigenous Languages and NAIDOC Week by learning to say “Hello” in the local Noongar Language – Kaya. Visit the DIY Table to make a Kaya Hand to add to the NAIDOC display and then search for more Noongar words in the libraries’ holiday Treasure Hunt. Free activity. No bookings required. For ages 5 to 12 years.