School Holiday Activities @ The Library

School holiday fun at The Library!

Family Shows

THE BIG BAG SHOW with Dennis Clare
A master in mime and visual theatre, Dennis involves audiences in the action and literally pulls a unique, fun and spontaneous family show straight out of the bag! Bring your best ideas, add them to the Big Bag and be delighted as Dennis uses the skill of mime to bring your ideas alive. Children will be part of the action helping Dennis enact their ideas on stage. What emerges from the Big Bag is only limited by your wildest imagination!
WHO: For the whole family
WHEN: Wednesday 3 October, 10am - 11am
TICKETS: $7 per person (children under 2 free)

READ YOU CAN ORANG-UTAN with Jared Morgan
With puppets, larger than life character costumes, diverse stories and a splash of magic this vibrant show has something for everyone! You’ll meet mischievous Orang-utan who can’t read books but reads the jungle, over-the-top Pantomime Dame and El Howdidee the illusionist who mystifies even himself! Each new character spins a different tale and has you imagining how you might tell your own.
WHO: For the whole family
WHEN: Wednesday 10 October, 10.30am - 11.30am
TICKETS: $7 per person (children under 2 free)

Young People 

COLLAGED ILLUSTRATION WORKSHOP with Narelda Joy
Illustrate your story in collage with illustrator Narelda Joy. Starting with word prompts to develop story ideas, you will make a character and produce two storyboards showing the movement of the character from one story scene to the next. Later, at home you can make more storyboards to complete the whole story.
WHO: 9-14 year olds
WHEN: Thursday 4 October, 10am - 12pm
TICKETS: $18 per student

GREAT CHARACTERS WALK OFF THE PAGE with Penny Reeve
Great characters make great stories. But how do we write them? What makes one character more believable than the next? And how do we make our readers care about them? Join author, Penny Reeve in a workshop for budding authors wanting to make their stories, and characters, really come alive!
WHO: 11-15 year olds
WHEN: Thursday 11 October, 12.30pm - 1.30pm
TICKETS: $12 per student

Children 

VISUAL THEATRE & MIME WORKSHOP with Dennis Clare
After being blown away by Dennis’ Big Bag Show, get hands-on to play and experiment with the visual props and drama techniques Dennis uses to create the show. Try some basic mime skills to make the invisible world visible and learn how to animate and create characters using the amazing giant slinky apparatus as it glides across the stage. Lots of interactive fun.
WHO: 5-11 year olds
WHEN: Wednesday 3 October, 11.15am - 12.15pm
TICKETS: $12 per child

MAKE A MOVING PUPPET with Narelda Joy
Make a moving puppet with illustrator Narelda Joy. Younger children will be able to bring a puppet character to life based on illustrations in the delightful story, Fox and Moonbeam. A reading of the story will inspire children to reach their full potential.
WHO: 5-8 year olds
WHEN: Thursday 4 October, 1pm - 2pm
TICKETS: $12 per child

BIG BANG SCIENCE ESCAPE ROOM with Children’s Discovery Museum
Race against the clock to solve the mystery of the Zombie Outbreak, Librarian Crime Ring, Alien Investigation, Pirate’s Treasure or Scientific Discovery and open the chest which holds the key to your escape!
WHO: 9-12 year olds
WHEN: Tuesday 9 October, 10.30am - 11.30am
TICKETS: $18 per child

CREATE A FLIP PICTURE BOOK with Penny Reeve
Love playing hide and seek? Love making up stories? This creative workshop combines them both with children’s author, Penny Reeve. Children will learn about how stories are structured as they write and illustrate an engaging 'lift-the-flap' adventure they can share with family and friends.
WHO: 6-10 year olds
WHEN: Thursday 11 October, 10.30am - 11.30am
TICKETS: $12 per child

BACKYARD BUGS with Rangers on the Run
Explore the amazing world of bugs in an interactive show where children can hold and touch them in a safe and exciting way. Live myriapods (the slinky guys – like centipedes!), insects and arachnids are the stars of the show. We explore their features and their amazing abilities, where they live, how they grow and the role of bugs in the environment.
WHO: 6-13 year olds
WHEN: Friday 12 October, 10.30am - 11.30am
TICKETS: $10 per child

THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR LIBRARY TRAIL At Penrith, St Marys and St Clair Library Branches
Pre-schoolers, bring your parents, sisters and brothers to follow The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s food trail through each of our library branches. Find the hungry caterpillar’s cocoon and take away a small gift. Only available while stocks last.
WHO: 3-6 year olds
WHEN: Saturday 29 September - Sunday 14 October During library opening hours.
TICKETS: Free

TICKETS ON SALE FROM MONDAY 20 AUGUST 2018
All events are at Penrith Library. Bookings are essential. Book early to avoid disappointment as tickets sell quickly. No refunds or exchanges for tickets purchased. Family shows – every adult and child over 2 years old must purchase a ticket. Other events – accompanying adults attend for free. All events are supervised by professional facilitators and staff. Images displayed in the newsletter are for promotional purposes only.

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