Apr 7, 2011

Build Kiddyville ­ and other library activities

To mark the final month of the Daceyville exhibition at the George Hanna Memorial Museum at Mascot Library in Hatfield Street, and the school holidays, the museum is giving children aged 7-13 the chance to build their dream house out of hundreds of cardboard boxes and craft materials. The idea is to build “Kiddyville” – a children’s view of both housing and communities.  It will be interesting to see what they come up with. Come join us for this fun event, which will be held on Friday April 15 between 10am –11.30am at the George Hanna Memorial Museum, Mascot Library.  There is a cost of $5 per child to cover expenses but it is more than worthwhile given the fun the children will have. Payment must be made in person at the Central Library at Eastgardens.

Whilst the children are engaged in building, all parents and carers can take the time to have a look at the Daceyville exhibition – “Audaciousville: The Story of Dacey Garden Suburb”.  This is a fascinating exhibition of a unique suburb in Sydney and has proved to be so popular that it has been extended until the end of April. Both the Central Library at Eastgardens and the Mascot Library in Hatfield Street have special school holiday activities to keep local youngsters engaged and active. At the Central Library, Cartoon Dave (Dave Hackett) is holding a workshop with the theme “Making Up Manga”. Cartoon Dave will be at the library on Tuesday April 19 between 11.30 am and 12.30pm. As places are limited, bookings are essential and, like Kiddyville, the cost is $5 per child. Down at Mascot Library on the day after Cartoon Dave, the Magic Jester (magician Shayne Richards) will be holding two workshops. The cost of $5 also applies for the workshops. So on Wednesday April 20 the first workshop will be a Magic Show and it runs between 10.30 and 11.15 am.  This workshop is for children aged 2 and above, including students. The second workshop is a balloon workshop and will run between 11.30am and 12.15pm and it’s aimed for those 4 and above.  For both, bookings are essential as places are limited and you’ll need to contact Candy at the Central Library (for both Kiddyville and the library events) on 9366 3888.

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