July School Holidays at the Libraries

There is a lot to celebrate in July! This month marks the 25th birthday of both the Joondalup Library and the book “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.” In July we also celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people during NAIDOC week.

Free activities – no bookings required

Harry Potter Treasure Hunt – for kids

All Libraries
Visit the Libraries any time during the school holidays and find all 12 Magical Objects hidden amongst the shelves in the Children’s Library to go in the draw to win a special prize.

Harry Potter Treasure Hunt – for older kids and adults

How well do you know your Harry Potter facts? There are 12 Quiz Questions located throughout the Library that will test your knowledge of the series. Answer them all correctly to go in the draw to win a special Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone pack.

Toddler Time

Woodvale Library, 10.00am
Thursday 7 July and Thursday 14 July
Come along for stories, songs and rhymes with lots of action for your toddler. Ages 18 – 30 months.

Story Time

All Libraries
Come and enjoy animal stories, songs and creative play at our regular story time sessions. Ages 2 – 4 years. More information.

The events below are now fully booked.

Tragic Magic Show
Tuesday 5 July, 10.00 – 11.30, Joondalup Library
Ages 4 – 8 years
Come and celebrate the 25th Birthday of the Joondalup Library with the hilarious Tragic Magic Show. Featuring the antics of Jelly Kelly the mischievous clown, and the great Count Glennybean, the show is filled with lots of surprises, games, giant bubbles, and plenty of audience participation. And it wouldn’t be a party without cake!!
Book online

Yarning session
Tuesday 5 July, 10.00 – 11.00am, Duncraig Library
All ages
Gather your mob together for a traditional Nyungar storytelling experience with Justin Martin. Blend in with the animals, plants, and family life as Justin weaves these stories and memories throughout the six Nyungar seasons.
Book online

Mindful Mandalas
Wednesday 6 July, 2.00 – 3.30pm, Whitford Library
Ages 8 – 12 years
You are invited to calm the mind with a creative workshop focused around the power of the Mandala. Experiment with colour and shapes with Jess from the Sand Card Company to create sand and scratch art Mandalas, and design your very own masterpiece to take home.
Book online

Traditional Art Activity
Friday 8 July, 10.00 – 11.00am, Joondalup Library
All ages
Join Justin Martin in a traditional Nyungar art workshop, learn about the symbols, stories and colours used in Nyungar art and create a small artwork to keep.
Book online

Party Planners
Friday 8 July, 2.00 – 3.30pm, Woodvale Library
Ages 5 – 10 years
These school holidays are all about celebrating, so you are invited to join in the fun of planning a party! Make your own book bunting, create awesome party hats, and enjoy playing party games like musical balance and pin the tail.
Book online

Muggle Magic
Tuesday 12 July 2022, 2.00 – 3.00pm, Duncraig Library
Ages 8 – 12 years
Use science to improve your wizardry skills in this hands-on workshop inspired by the ‘Harry Potter’ series. Einstein’s Australia will help you explore some classic Hogwarts spells and potions with fun and exciting science twists.
Book online

Magical Cupcakes
Wednesday 13 July, 10.00 – 11.00am, Woodvale Library
Ages 8 – 12 years
Come along to a modelling and cupcake decorating workshop, where you will work with fondant to make colourful toppers and figurines inspired by the Harry Potter series. Learn the art of decorating and reward yourself at the end by indulging in your edible cupcakes.
Book online

Whitwarts Library of Witchcraft and Wizardry
Thursday 14 July, 10.00 – 11.30, Whitford Library
Ages 8 – 12 years
If you’re still waiting for your letter from Hogwarts, then here’s the next best thing…
At Whitwarts Library of Witchcraft and Wizardry you will attend a sorting ceremony and discover your House using science, battle it out in duelling club, attend a Herbology class, and create your own baby mandrake out of clay. Enter as a muggle, leave as a witch or wizard!
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