Library early closure: The Library will close at 5pm on Thursday 23 October to prepare for the annual Keith Murdoch Oration. More information

Facade conservation & repair works: Over the next few weeks there will be intermittent noise in the La Trobe Reading Room while work is carried out on the external walls. More information

Library early closure & facade conservation works
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children's activities

Children smiling and laughing
Sunday 7 July 2013, 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Enjoy a day of circus tricks, magic, things to make and draw, amazing tales and even a time machine at the Library!


Saturday 25 October 2014, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Explore the place you call home in these creative arts workshops for children aged five to eight, and nine to 12. Bookings required.


INKY Awards 2014
Tuesday 21 October 2014, 10:00am - 12:30pm

Celebrate great new Young Adult literature and authors at the 2014 Inky Awards winners’ announcement ceremony. Bookings required


Festival de Victor Hugo
Sunday 14 September 2014, 12:00pm - 5:15pm

Join in the celebrations at the Festival de Victor Hugo, and pay homage to the creator of Les Misérables. There will be music, activities, discussions and fun for all the family!


The Story Sessions
Sunday 9 November 2014, 11:00am - 1:00pm

Spend your Sunday with Leigh Hobbs, one of Australia's favourite children's authors, and work together on a giant storybook! Bookings required.


Children's Week
Monday 20 October 2014 - Friday 24 October 2014

Celebrate the diversity of children around Victoria during Children's Week.


Costume design workshop
Saturday 18 October 2014, 10:30am - 11:30am

Explore, create and have fun in these interactive workshops for children and adults, based on themes and characters from Victor Hugo's novel Les Misérables. Bookings required.


Natives and native carvings in North Australia
Saturday 12 July 2014, 10:00am - 11:00am

Celebrate NAIDOC Week with interactive storytelling sessions that explore the cultural heritage of Australia’s First Peoples.


School Holiday Workshop
Thursday 2 October 2014, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Explore the art of animation in these hands-on workshops for children. Bookings required.


Photo of a giant chess set on the forecourt of the library
Thursday 2 October 2014, 10:00am - 3:00pm

Learn to play chess with an expert these spring school holidays. Bookings essential for kids' workshops; adult sessions are drop-in.


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