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Spring school holiday activities at local libraries

THE spring school holidays have taken off and there’s lots of fun to be had at northern suburbs’ libraries.

Wollongong Council is offering a school holiday program once again at Helensburgh, Thirroul and Corrimal libraries.

Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said libraries, youth services and the art gallery in the city have been running activities for many school holidays now, and they continue to be popular.

“We’re always looking for new and exciting events for our community to enjoy, no matter what the weather,” he said.

“This spring there’s events like a free barbecue down at Dapto Skate Park and activities such as making a kaleidoscope at Corrimal Library. There’s plenty left to get involved in, so make sure you check out what’s on offer.”

Remember Council’s facilities and services will be closed on Monday, October 3 for the public holiday. Visit Council’s Library website for more information on all their listed events and how to secure a spot. Here are a few in the northern suburbs:

  • Corrimal Library: Drop-in Craft, a fun session of craft and activity, Suitable for ages 5+ – Thursday, October 6, 10-11am.
  • Corrimal Library: Kaleidoscopes, explore light, colour, and reflections making your own kaleidoscope! Suitable for ages 5+ – Wednesday, October 5, 10-11am.
  • Thirroul Library: Offbits, try out nuts and bolts kits and make a robot! Suitable for ages 8+ – Thursday, October 6, 10.30-11.30am.
  • Thirroul Library: Dance Workshop, local dance teacher Miss Zoe will be delighting the children with a disco dance party extravaganza! Suitable for ages 5+ – Wednesday, October 5, 3-4pm.
  • Helensburgh Library: Wooden Sneaky Snakes, come and decorate your own sneaky snake! Suitable for ages 5+ – Wednesday, October 5, 10.30-11.30am.

Wollongong Youth Services will be running a few school holiday workshops, alongside their Hang out sessions, to help young people make the most of the break. For more information visit the youth services socials on Facebook and Instagram.


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A journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of Australian pubs and associated industries for over 30 years. He is working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick managed several community newspapers. He has been editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), the Sydney city newspaper, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.

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