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Mobile device basics (Apple)

January Library events This group workshop will teach you how to perform basic tasks on a mobile device. You need to have your own device, and have completed the basic set-up required when you first turn it on after purchase. If you have an iPhone or iPad, bring your Apple ID and password. Program group: Digital Literacy. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Tech and digital. Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. For more info visit www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only It’s never too early to start reading to your baby. Join us and share a fun and interactive time rhyming, singing and talking with your baby. For babies aged 0 - 2 years. No need to book, just come along. Every Wednesday 9.15am. Program group: Baby Rhyme Time. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: Auditorium. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 9:15 AM – 9:45 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only It’s never too early to start reading to your baby. Join us and share a fun and interactive time rhyming, singing and talking with your baby. For babies aged 0 - 2 years. No need to book, just come along. Every Wednesday 9.30am. Program group: Baby Rhyme Time. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Designed to develop a love of books and reading, these interactive storytimes will stimulate young minds and provide parents and carers with ideas to take home. Every Wednesday @ 9.30am. Program group: Storytime. Library: Runaway Bay Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Designed to develop a love of books and reading, these interactive storytimes will stimulate young minds and provide parents and carers with ideas to take home. No need to book, just come along. Every Wednesday at 9:30am. Program group: Storytime. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only A fun session of singing, clapping and dancing. Learn action rhymes and songs to assist your child's pre-literacy, communication, language and social skills. Every Wednesday 9.30am. Program group: Toddler time. Library: Nerang Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Every Wednesday at 10am. It’s never too early to start reading to your baby. Join us and share a fun and interactive time rhyming, singing and talking with your baby. For babies aged 0 - 2 years. No need to book, just come along. Program group: Baby Rhyme Time. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Calm on the carpet

Full year events only After singing, clapping and dancing at Toddler Time, join us for some calm on the carpet. Every Wednesday at 10am. Library: Nerang Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Our English conversation circles are informal weekly sessions that provide people who speak English as a second language the chance to practise their conversational English in a relaxed setting with trained volunteers. No need to book, just come along. Library: Coolangatta Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Designed to develop a love of books and reading, these interactive storytimes will stimulate young minds and provide parents and carers with ideas to take home. Program group: Storytime. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Designed to develop a love of books and reading, these interactive storytimes will stimulate young minds and provide parents and carers with ideas to take home. Program group: Storytime. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Three to five years. Cost: Free. Type of event: Kids. Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Open Lab

January Library events Drop in to the Creative Tech Lab and work on a project, use a 3D printer with staff supervision, talk to staff or experience the lab. Computers and equipment available on a first-come, first-served basis. Program group: Creative Tech Lab. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: Creative Tech Lab Helensvale. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Tech and digital. Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only It’s never too early to start reading to your baby. Join us and share a fun and interactive time rhyming, singing and talking with your baby. Every Wednesday at 10.30am, for babies aged 0 - 2 years. No need to book, just come along! Program group: Baby Rhyme Time. Library: Burleigh Waters Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Create an email account with Gmail

January Library events Set up your own email account using Gmail.com with staff assistance. Session limited to 30 minutes only. Program group: Digital Literacy. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Tech and digital. Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. For more info visit www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Our English conversation circles are informal weekly sessions that provide people who speak English as a second language the chance to practise their conversational English in a relaxed setting with trained volunteers. No need to book, just come along. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM.

Mobile device basics (Android)

January Library events This group workshop will teach you how to perform basic tasks on a mobile device. You need to have your own device, and have completed the basic set-up required when you first turn it on after purchase. Program group: Digital Literacy. Library: Nerang Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Tech and digital. Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Our English conversation circles are informal weekly sessions that provide people who speak English as a second language the chance to practise their conversational English in a relaxed setting with trained volunteers. No need to book, just come along. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

STEAM for kids

Full year events only Join others to Build + Create + Innovate. Program group: STEAM for kids. Library: Nerang Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: 6 to 12 years. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Type of event: Kids. Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

STEAM for kids: LEGO® design

January Library events Build your designs at our Lego drop-in session. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Cost: Free. Type of event: Kids. Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Our English conversation circles are informal weekly sessions that provide people who speak English as a second language the chance to practise their conversational English in a relaxed setting with trained volunteers. No need to book, just come along. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Our English conversation circles are informal weekly sessions that provide people who speak English as a second language the chance to practise their conversational English in a relaxed setting with trained volunteers. No need to book, just come along. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only A fun session of singing, clapping and dancing. Learn action rhymes and songs to assist your child's pre-literacy, communication, language and social skills. Every Thursday 9.15am. Program group: Toddler time. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Thursday, January 30, 2020, 9:15 AM – 9:45 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only It’s never too early to start reading to your baby. Join us and share a fun and interactive time rhyming, singing and talking with your baby. For babies aged 0 - 2 years. No need to book, just come along. Every Thursday 9.30am. Program group: Baby Rhyme Time. Library: Coolangatta Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Thursday, January 30, 2020, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only It’s never too early to start reading to your baby. Join us and share a fun and interactive time rhyming, singing and talking with your baby. For babies aged 0 - 2 years. No need to book, just come along. Every Thursday at 9:30am. Program group: Baby Rhyme Time. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Thursday, January 30, 2020, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Patchwork room

January Library events Fine tune your patchwork skills, be guided through a project or learn the basics. Bring along your own machine or for hand sewing, a basic sewing kit and fabric scraps. Hosted by super stitcher, Heather. Library: Palm Beach Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Older adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Art and hobbies. Thursday, January 30, 2020, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only It’s never too early to start reading to your baby. Join us and share a fun and interactive time rhyming, singing and talking with your baby. Every Thursday at 10.00am, for babies aged 0 - 2 years. No need to book, just come along! Program group: Baby Rhyme Time. Library: Burleigh Heads Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Thursday, January 30, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only It’s never too early to start reading to your baby. Join us and share a fun and interactive time rhyming, singing and talking with your baby. For babies aged 0 - 2 years. No need to book, just come along. Program group: Baby Rhyme Time. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Thursday, January 30, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Every Thursday at 10am. A fun session of singing, clapping and dancing. Learn action rhymes and songs to assist your child's pre-literacy, communication, language and social skills. Program group: Toddler time. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Thursday, January 30, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only A fun session of singing, clapping and dancing. Learn action rhymes and songs to assist your child's pre-literacy, communication, language and social skills. For children aged 2 - 4 years. Every Thursday at 10am. No need to book, just come along. Program group: Toddler time. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids. Storytime. Thursday, January 30, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Open Lab

January Library events Drop in to the Creative Tech Lab and work on a project, use a 3D printer with staff supervision, talk to staff or experience the lab. Computers and equipment available on a first-come, first-served basis. Program group: Creative Tech Lab. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: Creative Tech Lab Helensvale. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Tech and digital. Thursday, January 30, 2020, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Calm on the carpet

Full year events only After singing, clapping and dancing at Toddler Time, join us for some calm on the carpet. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids. Thursday, January 30, 2020, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only A fun session of singing, clapping and dancing. Learn action rhymes and songs to assist your child's pre-literacy, communication, language and social skills. Every Thursday 10.30am. Program group: Toddler time. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Thursday, January 30, 2020, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Internet basics

January Library events This workshop will walk you through the very basics of the Internet, including how it works, how to get online and how to navigate and surf the web. Basic computer skills required include how to use a keyboard and mouse, or navigate a touch screen on a smartphone or tablet. Program group: Digital Literacy. Library: Nerang Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Tech and digital. Thursday, January 30, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au.

Eco Sewing Room

January Library events Have you ever wanted to make your own basic clothes, eco bags, cushion covers or items for your little ones? Join Sam at our fortnightly sewing group. With over 25 years of sewing experience, Sam can provide expert guidance to help you with your sewing pr. Library: Palm Beach Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Art and hobbies. Thursday, January 30, 2020, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Our English conversation circles are informal weekly sessions that provide people who speak English as a second language the chance to practise their conversational English in a relaxed setting with trained volunteers. No need to book, just come along. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Thursday, January 30, 2020, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM.

Email basics

January Library events This workshop covers the basic steps you need to keep in touch with your family and friends using email. We will explain how to send an email, read and reply to emails, and print and send an email attachment. You must have access to an email account prior to this workshop. Program group: Digital Literacy. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Tech and digital. Thursday, January 30, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au.

Job application basics

January Library events Learn how to create a basic CV, edit an existing one and upload a CV to job websites. You will need to have an email address, basic reading and writing skills and basic computer skills, including how to use a keyboard and mouse. Program group: Digital Literacy. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Tech and digital. Thursday, January 30, 2020, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Our English conversation circles are informal weekly sessions that provide people who speak English as a second language the chance to practise their conversational English in a relaxed setting with trained volunteers. No need to book, just come along. Library: Runaway Bay Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Thursday, January 30, 2020, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM.

Intermediate English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Our Intermediate English conversation circles are informal sessions that provide people who speak English as a second language the chance to practise their conversational English in a relaxed setting with trained volunteers. 1st, 3rd and 5th Thursday of the month. No need to book, just come along. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Type of event: English as a second language. Thursday, January 30, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

BYO board games

Full year events only Join others for a board game of your choice. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Social meetups. Friday, January 31, 2020, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only It’s never too early to start reading to your baby. Join us and share a fun and interactive time rhyming, singing and talking with your baby. For babies aged 0 - 2 years. No need to book, just come along.  Every Friday @ 9.30am. Program group: Baby Rhyme Time. Library: Runaway Bay Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Friday, January 31, 2020, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only A fun session of singing, clapping and dancing. Learn action rhymes and songs to assist your child's pre-literacy, communication, language and social skills. No need to book, just come along. Every Friday at 9:30am. Program group: Toddler time. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: Auditorium. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Friday, January 31, 2020, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Designed to develop a love of books and reading, these interactive storytimes will stimulate young minds and provide parents and carers with ideas to take home. Library: Book Box. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Cost: Free. Type of event: Storytime. Friday, January 31, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only A fun session of singing, clapping and dancing. Learn action rhymes and songs to assist your child's pre-literacy, communication, language and social skills. Program group: Toddler time. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Friday, January 31, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Writing Fridays

Full year events only Gold Coast Libraries and Queensland Writers Centre have teamed up to offer Gold Coast writers a new supportive space to focus on your writing, free of distractions, every week. We're following the lead of the best writers and employing the Pomodoro technique of time management. With a facilitator on hand throughout the day, it's the perfect opportunity to turn your brilliant ideas into great pieces of writing. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: For writers. Friday, January 31, 2020, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Artist in residence - Talia Lowe

January Library events Talia started learning to paint only 6 months ago and has found her passion creating beautiful acrylic paintings of animals and landscapes. “I love creating art as nothing is off limits and nothing is impossible. Art reminds us of love and shows a different view of the world. A canvas doesn’t judge your vision and it doesn’t judge the colours that you use or the concept you have. Having a disability has its extra challenges but that doesn’t define me or stop me from doing anything. One of the biggest challenges of having a disability is not the actual disability, it’s getting people to understand that it doesn’t mean I can’t live an amazing life or that I am any different to anyone else. That’s another reason I love art, it naturally helps us be more open-minded.” Meet Talia during her residency and see how these beautiful paintings come to life. Every Friday morning during January. Library: Runaway Bay Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Type of event: Art and hobbies. Friday, January 31, 2020, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Read, rhyme and craft time

Full year events only Experience the magic of stories, action rhymes and crafts with your child at the library. For parents and children 2- 5 years. No need to book, just come along. Every Friday 11am. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Cost: Free. Type of event: Storytime. Friday, January 31, 2020, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Our English conversation circles are informal weekly sessions that provide people who speak English as a second language the chance to practise their conversational English in a relaxed setting with trained volunteers. No need to book, just come along. Library: Runaway Bay Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Friday, January 31, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Open Creative Tech Lab

Full year events only The Creative Tech Lab PC’s will be available for two hours. Utilise our powerful computers for 3D modelling, audio, photo or video production and 3D printing. This is an unguided session. Program group: Creative Tech Lab. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: Creative Tech Lab Southport. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Tech and digital. Friday, January 31, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Our English conversation circles are informal weekly sessions that provide people who speak English as a second language the chance to practise their conversational English in a relaxed setting with trained volunteers. No need to book, just come along. Library: Nerang Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Friday, January 31, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Our English conversation circles are informal weekly sessions that provide people who speak English as a second language the chance to practise their conversational English in a relaxed setting with trained volunteers. No need to book, just come along. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Friday, January 31, 2020, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Our English conversation circles are informal weekly sessions that provide people who speak English as a second language the chance to practise their conversational English in a relaxed setting with trained volunteers. No need to book, just come along. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Friday, January 31, 2020, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Board games fun

Full year events only Drop in and play a game, or stay all day and enjoy playing a variety of board games. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Older adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Social meetups. Saturday, February 1, 2020, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Saturday tales

Full year events only Designed to develop a love of books and reading, these interactive storytimes will stimulate young minds and provide parents and carers with ideas to take home. Program group: Storytime. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Saturday, February 1, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

STEAM for kids: LEGO® design

Full year events only Build your own designs at our Lego® drop-in session. For children aged 6 to 12 years. Every Saturday at 10am. No bookings required - just come along! Program group: STEAM for kids. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: 6 to 12 years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids. Saturday, February 1, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

STEAM for kids: LEGO® design

Full year events only Build your designs at our Lego® drop-in session. No bookings required. Every Saturday. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: 6 to 12 years. Cost: Free. Type of event: Kids. Saturday, February 1, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Crafternoons

Full year events only Drop in for a fun craft session for kids aged up to 12 years. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: 6 to 12 years. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Type of event: Kids. Saturday, February 1, 2020, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Artist in residence - Melissa Spratt

Full year events only Melissa Spratt is an emerging artist who lives and works on the Gold Coast. Melissa studied at the Queensland College of Art where she completed her Bachelor of Digital Media with Honours, majoring in Fine Art. Spratt has worked with various mediums  including painting, photography, drawing and printmaking, but has found the most enjoyment in the realms of installation and sculpture. After exploring textile design in sculpture and working with different yarn making techniques, Melissa has become well-known for her finger-knitted artworks. Meet Melissa during her residency and see her live creating amazing unique art pieces. Library: Palm Beach Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Type of event: Art and hobbies. Monday, February 3, 2020, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Colour and chat

Full year events only Enjoy a cuppa and add a bit of colour to your life with these fun adult colouring in workshops. Library: Runaway Bay Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Social meetups. Monday, February 3, 2020, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only It’s never too early to start reading to your baby. Join us and share a fun and interactive time rhyming, singing and talking with your baby. For babies aged 0 - 2 years. No need to book, just come along. Program group: Baby Rhyme Time. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: In library. Cost: Free. Type of event: Kids. Monday, February 3, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Our English conversation circles are informal weekly sessions that provide people who speak English as a second language the chance to practise their conversational English in a relaxed setting with trained volunteers. No need to book, just come along. Library: Burleigh Heads Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Type of event: English as a second language. Monday, February 3, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Every Monday and Tuesday at 10am. Designed to develop a love of books and reading, these interactive storytimes will stimulate young minds and provide parents and carers with ideas to take home. Program group: Storytime. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Monday, February 3, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Discover Photoshop - 3 week course

February Library events Learn the basics of Photoshop in this 3 week beginner course. Booking for the first session will confirm your spot for the remaining two. Adults class. Creative Tech Lab bookings are in high demand. It is a condition of booking that you confirm your attendance 72 hours prior to the event. If confirmation is not made, your booking will be reallocated to the waitlist. Please call 5581 1625 or email creativetechlab@goldcoast.qld.gov.au to book, confirm or cancel. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: Creative Tech Lab Helensvale. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Tech and digital. Monday, February 3, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Pacific Fair storytime

February Library events Join library staff for a free interactive session of stories, songs, rhymes, puppets and fun. Pacific Fair picnic mats provided. Location: Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Outdoor Picnic Area along river (outdoor entrances near Priceline Pharmacy and Café Cherry Beans). Program group: Storytime. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: External. Audience: Three to five years. Cost: Free. Type of event: Storytime. Monday, February 3, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Tea and trivia for seniors

Full year events only A fun trivia event for seniors to enjoy, make new friends, test your knowledge and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee while you battle the quiz master. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Older adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Social meetups. Monday, February 3, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Our English conversation circles are informal weekly sessions that provide people who speak English as a second language the chance to practise their conversational English in a relaxed setting with trained volunteers. No need to book, just come along. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Monday, February 3, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Conversational German

February Library events Practice your German language skills with a native speaker in a relaxed friendly atmosphere. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Social meetups. Monday, February 3, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Our English conversation circles are informal weekly sessions that provide people who speak English as a second language the chance to practise their conversational English in a relaxed setting with trained volunteers. No need to book, just come along. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Monday, February 3, 2020, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM.

Scrabble group

Full year events only Have some fun playing scrabble. Relax with a cuppa and make new friends. Library: Runaway Bay Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Social meetups. Monday, February 3, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Board game blitz

Full year events only For the young and the young at heart. Enjoy learning new and different board games that are easy to learn and fun to play. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Social meetups. Monday, February 3, 2020, 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Computer basics

February Library events This workshop will introduce you to the basics of using a computer. These basic skills will allow you to understand basic functions of a computer and to operate the computers available for use at Gold Coast Libraries. With practice, these skills will be transferable to operate similar computers elsewhere. Program group: Digital Literacy. Library: Runaway Bay Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Tech and digital. Monday, February 3, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au.

Learning Lab: Self paced learning using Lynda.com

February Library events This Learning Lab session is held in our Creative Tech Lab and is self paced computer based learning using the online tutorial portal Lynda.com. If you've ever wanted to learn programs such as Word, Excel, Photoshop and more, book a spot and start learning. The first 15 minutes will be dedicated to showing participants how to access Lynda.com using their library membership and how to access tutorials. A staff member will be on hand throughout this self-guided session to answer any questions. Creative Tech Lab bookings are in high demand. It is a condition of booking that you confirm your attendance 48 hours prior to the event. If confirmation is not made, your booking will be reallocated to the waitlist. Please call 5581 1625 or email creativetechlab@goldcoast.qld.gov.au to book, confirm or cancel. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: Creative Tech Lab Helensvale. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Tech and digital. Monday, February 3, 2020, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

STEAM for kids: Animate It

Full year events only Get creative with stop motion animation using Animate It software to create a film. (By participating in this program, you are accepting the terms of use of this application: https://animate-it.com/software-licence/) Suitable for children 8-12 years. Bookings essential. Program group: STEAM for kids. Library: Burleigh Waters Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: 8 to 12 years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids. Monday, February 3, 2020, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

IELTS workshop

Full year events only Get tips on what you need to know to do well in IELTS tests at these free workshops. Developed specifically for international students. No need to book but please come early as space is limited. Library: Runaway Bay Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Monday, February 3, 2020, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

IELTS workshop

February Library events Get tips on what you need to know to do well in IELTS tests at these free workshops. Developed specifically for international students. No need to book but please come early as space is limited. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Type of event: English as a second language. Monday, February 3, 2020, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Mobile device basics - Apple

February Library events This group workshop will teach you how to perform basic tasks on a mobile device. You need to have your own device, and have completed the basic set-up required when you first turn it on after purchase. This workshop will teach you perform tasks like how to make a call, how to use the camera and photo gallery, and how to send an email. If you have an iPhone or iPad, bring your Apple ID and password. Program group: Digital Literacy. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Tech and digital. Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM. For more info visit www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Our English conversation circles are informal weekly sessions that provide people who speak English as a second language the chance to practise their conversational English in a relaxed setting with trained volunteers. No need to book, just come along. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only It’s never too early to start reading to your baby. Join us and share a fun and interactive session of rhyming, singing and talking with your baby. For babies aged 0 - 2 years. No need to book, just come along. Every Tuesday 9.15am. Program group: Baby Rhyme Time. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: Auditorium. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 9:15 AM – 9:45 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Designed to develop a love of books and reading, these interactive storytimes will stimulate young minds and provide parents and carers with ideas to take home. Every Tuesday at 9.30am, for parents and children aged 3-5 years. No bookings required, just come along! Program group: Storytime. Library: Burleigh Waters Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Designed to develop a love of books and reading, these interactive storytimes will stimulate young minds and provide parents and carers with ideas to take home.  Every Tuesday 9.30am. Program group: Storytime. Library: Nerang Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Designed to develop a love of books and reading, these interactive storytimes will stimulate young minds and provide parents and carers with ideas to take home. Every Tuesday 9.30am. Program group: Storytime. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only A fun session of singing, clapping and dancing. Learn action rhymes and songs to assist your child's pre-literacy, communication, language and social skills. Held on the first and third Tuesday of every month. Program group: Toddler time. Library: Runaway Bay Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only It’s never too early to start reading to your baby. Join us and share a fun and interactive time rhyming, singing and talking with your baby. For babies aged 0 - 2 years. Every Tuesday at 10am. No need to book, just come along. Program group: Baby Rhyme Time. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids. Storytime. Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Senior social

Full year events only A monthly social session for older adults. Guest presenter or activity each month. Morning tea provided. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Older adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Social meetups. Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Designed to develop a love of books and reading, these interactive storytimes will stimulate young minds and provide parents and carers with ideas to take home. Program group: Storytime. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Every Monday and Tuesday at 10am. Designed to develop a love of books and reading, these interactive storytimes will stimulate young minds and provide parents and carers with ideas to take home. Program group: Storytime. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Mobile device basics - Android

February Library events This group workshop will teach you how to perform basic tasks on a mobile device. You need to have your own device, and have completed the basic set-up required when you first turn it on after purchase. Program group: Digital Literacy. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Tech and digital. Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. For more info visit www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au.

The yoga lifestyle - Complete wellbeing

February Library events This program includes an introduction to and discussion about the yoga lifestyle, yoga hygiene techniques, asanas and breathing techniques and details about a yoga diet and meditation practices. Simple and practical information to use in your daily life to comfort the body, calm the mind and touch the soul. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Active & Healthy. Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Its never too early to start reading to your baby. Share in a fun and interactive activity, rhyming, singing and talking with your baby. For parents and babies, newborn to 2 years. No need to book, just come along.  Every Tuesday 10.30am. Program group: Baby Rhyme Time. Library: Nerang Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Type of event: Storytime. Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Calm on the carpet

Full year events only After singing, clapping and dancing at Baby Rhyme Time, join us for some calm on the carpet. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Open book club

Full year events only Participants join a relaxed discussion on books they have read and enjoyed. Library: Coolangatta Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Books and authors. Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Our English conversation circles are informal weekly sessions that provide people who speak English as a second language the chance to practise their conversational English in a relaxed setting with trained volunteers. No need to book, just come along. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

Create an email account with Gmail

February Library events Set up your own email account using Gmail.com with staff assistance. Session limited to 30 minutes only. Program group: Digital Literacy. Library: Burleigh Waters Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Tech and digital. Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Our English conversation circles are informal weekly sessions that provide people who speak English as a second language the chance to practise their conversational English in a relaxed setting with trained volunteers. No need to book, just come along. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Basic Auslan

Full year events only These sessions are for beginners who wish to learn the basics of Australian sign language. No bookings required, just come along and join in. Library: Runaway Bay Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Cost: Free. Type of event: Social meetups. Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Internet basics

February Library events This workshop will walk you through the very basics of the Internet, including how it works, how to get online and how to navigate and surf the web. Basic computer skills required include how to use a keyboard and mouse, or navigate a touch screen on a smartphone or tablet. Program group: Digital Literacy. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Tech and digital. Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au.

Mobile device basics - Apple

February Library events This group workshop will teach you how to perform basic tasks on a mobile device. You need to have your own device, and have completed the basic set-up required when you first turn it on after purchase. This workshop will teach you perform tasks like how to make a call, how to use the camera and photo gallery, and how to send an email. If you have an iPhone or iPad, bring your Apple ID and password. Program group: Digital Literacy. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Tech and digital. Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au.

STEAM for kids: LEGO® design

Full year events only Build your designs at our Lego drop-in session. No bookings required. Program group: STEAM for kids. Library: Nerang Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: 6 to 12 years. Cost: Free. Type of event: Kids. Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

STEAM for kids: LEGO® design

February Library events Build your designs at our Lego® drop-in session. Program group: STEAM for kids. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: 6 to 12 years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids. Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Business basics

February Library events Get back to basics with your business, and learn about the first steps for getting your business started with Sharon Hunneybell from the Gold Coast Hub. Find out about evaluating the feasibility of your business idea and get tips and advice on how to develop a successful business plan. Program group: Start-me-up business. Library: Burleigh Waters Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Business. Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au.

Artist in residence - Melissa Spratt

Full year events only Melissa Spratt is an emerging artist who lives and works on the Gold Coast. Melissa studied at the Queensland College of Art where she completed her Bachelor of Digital Media with Honours, majoring in Fine Art. Spratt has worked with various mediums  including painting, photography, drawing and printmaking, but has found the most enjoyment in the realms of installation and sculpture. After exploring textile design in sculpture and working with different yarn making techniques, Melissa has become well-known for her finger-knitted artworks. Meet Melissa during her residency and see her live creating amazing unique art pieces. Library: Palm Beach Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Type of event: Art and hobbies. Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only It’s never too early to start reading to your baby. Join us and share a fun and interactive time rhyming, singing and talking with your baby. For babies aged 0 - 2 years. No need to book, just come along. Every Wednesday 9.15am. Program group: Baby Rhyme Time. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: Auditorium. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 9:15 AM – 9:45 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only It’s never too early to start reading to your baby. Join us and share a fun and interactive time rhyming, singing and talking with your baby. For babies aged 0 - 2 years. No need to book, just come along. Every Wednesday 9.30am. Program group: Baby Rhyme Time. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Designed to develop a love of books and reading, these interactive storytimes will stimulate young minds and provide parents and carers with ideas to take home. No need to book, just come along. Every Wednesday at 9:30am. Program group: Storytime. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Designed to develop a love of books and reading, these interactive storytimes will stimulate young minds and provide parents and carers with ideas to take home. Every Wednesday @ 9.30am. Program group: Storytime. Library: Runaway Bay Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only A fun session of singing, clapping and dancing. Learn action rhymes and songs to assist your child's pre-literacy, communication, language and social skills. Every Wednesday 9.30am. Program group: Toddler time. Library: Nerang Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Every Wednesday at 10am. It’s never too early to start reading to your baby. Join us and share a fun and interactive time rhyming, singing and talking with your baby. For babies aged 0 - 2 years. No need to book, just come along. Program group: Baby Rhyme Time. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Calm on the carpet

Full year events only After singing, clapping and dancing at Toddler Time, join us for some calm on the carpet. Every Wednesday at 10am. Library: Nerang Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Our English conversation circles are informal weekly sessions that provide people who speak English as a second language the chance to practise their conversational English in a relaxed setting with trained volunteers. No need to book, just come along. Library: Coolangatta Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Designed to develop a love of books and reading, these interactive storytimes will stimulate young minds and provide parents and carers with ideas to take home. Program group: Storytime. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Three to five years. Cost: Free. Type of event: Kids. Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Designed to develop a love of books and reading, these interactive storytimes will stimulate young minds and provide parents and carers with ideas to take home. Program group: Storytime. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM.

Internet basics

February Library events This workshop will walk you through the very basics of the Internet, including how it works, how to get online and how to navigate and surf the web. Basic computer skills required include how to use a keyboard and mouse, or navigate a touch screen on a smartphone or tablet. Program group: Digital Literacy. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Tech and digital. Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. For more info visit www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au.

Open Lab

February Library events Drop into the Creative Tech Lab and work on a project, use a 3D printer with staff supervision, talk to staff or experience the lab. Computers and equipment available on a first-come, first-served basis. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: Creative Tech Lab Helensvale. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Tech and digital. Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only It’s never too early to start reading to your baby. Join us and share a fun and interactive time rhyming, singing and talking with your baby. Every Wednesday at 10.30am, for babies aged 0 - 2 years. No need to book, just come along! Program group: Baby Rhyme Time. Library: Burleigh Waters Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Create an email account with Gmail

February Library events Set up your own email account using Gmail.com with staff assistance. Session limited to 30 minutes only. Program group: Digital Literacy. Library: Nerang Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Tech and digital. Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au.

Internet basics

February Library events This workshop will walk you through the very basics of the Internet, including how it works, how to get online and how to navigate and surf the web. Basic computer skills required include how to use a keyboard and mouse, or navigate a touch screen on a smartphone or tablet. Program group: Digital Literacy. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Tech and digital. Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au.

Mobile device basics - Apple

February Library events This group workshop will teach you how to perform basic tasks on a mobile device. You need to have your own device, and have completed the basic set-up required when you first turn it on after purchase. This workshop will teach you perform tasks like how to make a call, how to use the camera and photo gallery, and how to send an email. If you have an iPhone or iPad, bring your Apple ID and password. Program group: Digital Literacy. Library: Runaway Bay Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Tech and digital. Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Our English conversation circles are informal weekly sessions that provide people who speak English as a second language the chance to practise their conversational English in a relaxed setting with trained volunteers. No need to book, just come along. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM.

Board games and biccies

Full year events only Have some fun playing board games. Relax with a cuppa and make new friends. Pop in on the first Wednesday of every month in Coolangatta library meeting room. Bookings not essential. Library: Coolangatta Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Social meetups. Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Video Editing Basics

February Library events Learn the basics of how to edit a short video using Adobe Premier Pro. Places are limited, so bookings are essential.​. Program group: Creative Tech Lab. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: Creative Tech Lab Southport. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Tech and digital. Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM.

Social trivia

Full year events only Join us for our monthly fun-filled trivia quiz. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Social meetups. Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Create an email account with Gmail

February Library events Set up your own email account using Gmail.com with staff assistance. Session limited to 30 minutes only. Program group: Digital Literacy. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Tech and digital. Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Our English conversation circles are informal weekly sessions that provide people who speak English as a second language the chance to practise their conversational English in a relaxed setting with trained volunteers. No need to book, just come along. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

STEAM for kids

Full year events only Join others to Build + Create + Innovate. Program group: STEAM for kids. Library: Nerang Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: 6 to 12 years. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Type of event: Kids. Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

STEAM for kids

February Library events Come along to our STEAM for kids sessions to learn about science, technology, engineering, art and maths through a fun and creative activity. This week's theme: Lego® Challenge. For children aged 6 to 12. Program group: STEAM for kids. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: 6 to 12 years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids. Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

STEAM for kids: LEGO® design

February Library events Build your designs at our Lego® drop-in session. Program group: STEAM for kids. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: 6 to 12 years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids. Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Code Club Scratch

February Library events Learn to code using Scratch in this four week programme.  For children aged 8 to 12 only.  Booking for the first session confirms the place for all four session. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: Creative Tech Lab Helensvale. Audience: 8 to 12 years. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Kids. Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Our English conversation circles are informal weekly sessions that provide people who speak English as a second language the chance to practise their conversational English in a relaxed setting with trained volunteers. No need to book, just come along. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Our English conversation circles are informal weekly sessions that provide people who speak English as a second language the chance to practise their conversational English in a relaxed setting with trained volunteers. No need to book, just come along. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Watercolour room 1

February Library events Beginners/Intermediate watercolour painting group guided by watercolourist John McHutchison. Some basic materials provided. Regular attendees please bring along own art materials. Bookings essential. Library: Palm Beach Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Older adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Art and hobbies. Thursday, February 6, 2020, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only A fun session of singing, clapping and dancing. Learn action rhymes and songs to assist your child's pre-literacy, communication, language and social skills. Every Thursday 9.15am. Program group: Toddler time. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Thursday, February 6, 2020, 9:15 AM – 9:45 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only It’s never too early to start reading to your baby. Join us and share a fun and interactive time rhyming, singing and talking with your baby. For babies aged 0 - 2 years. No need to book, just come along. Every Thursday at 9:30am. Program group: Baby Rhyme Time. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Thursday, February 6, 2020, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only It’s never too early to start reading to your baby. Join us and share a fun and interactive time rhyming, singing and talking with your baby. For babies aged 0 - 2 years. No need to book, just come along. Every Thursday 9.30am. Program group: Baby Rhyme Time. Library: Coolangatta Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Thursday, February 6, 2020, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only It’s never too early to start reading to your baby. Join us and share a fun and interactive time rhyming, singing and talking with your baby. Every Thursday at 10.00am, for babies aged 0 - 2 years. No need to book, just come along! Program group: Baby Rhyme Time. Library: Burleigh Heads Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Thursday, February 6, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only It’s never too early to start reading to your baby. Join us and share a fun and interactive time rhyming, singing and talking with your baby. For babies aged 0 - 2 years. No need to book, just come along. Program group: Baby Rhyme Time. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Thursday, February 6, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Garden club

Full year events only Come along and enjoy a cuppa and share your gardening knowledge with other like-minded garden lovers. Library: Nerang Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Social meetups. Thursday, February 6, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

OK Knit

Full year events only Join our local knitting group. All levels of experience welcome and help for those who want to learn. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Older adults. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Type of event: Art and hobbies. Thursday, February 6, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Open book club

Full year events only Participants join a relaxed discussion on books they have read and enjoyed. Library: Runaway Bay Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Books and authors. Thursday, February 6, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Every Thursday at 10am. A fun session of singing, clapping and dancing. Learn action rhymes and songs to assist your child's pre-literacy, communication, language and social skills. Program group: Toddler time. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Thursday, February 6, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only A fun session of singing, clapping and dancing. Learn action rhymes and songs to assist your child's pre-literacy, communication, language and social skills. For children aged 2 - 4 years. Every Thursday at 10am. No need to book, just come along. Program group: Toddler time. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids. Storytime. Thursday, February 6, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Open Lab

February Library events Drop into the Creative Tech Lab and work on a project, use a 3D printer with staff supervision, talk to staff or experience the lab. Computers and equipment available on a first-come, first-served basis. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: Creative Tech Lab Helensvale. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Tech and digital. Thursday, February 6, 2020, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Calm on the carpet

Full year events only After singing, clapping and dancing at Toddler Time, join us for some calm on the carpet. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids. Thursday, February 6, 2020, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only A fun session of singing, clapping and dancing. Learn action rhymes and songs to assist your child's pre-literacy, communication, language and social skills. Every Thursday 10.30am. Program group: Toddler time. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Thursday, February 6, 2020, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Computer basics

February Library events This workshop will introduce you to the basics of using a computer. These basic skills will allow you to understand basic functions of a computer and to operate the computers available for use at Gold Coast Libraries. With practice, these skills will be transferable to operate similar computers elsewhere. Program group: Digital Literacy. Library: Burleigh Heads Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Tech and digital. Thursday, February 6, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au.

Simple daily health habits to master

February Library events Creating daily healthy habits and shopping on a budget. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Active & Healthy. Thursday, February 6, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

Zentangle creations

Full year events only Enjoy relaxing art with Michelle Ruddell. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Social meetups. Thursday, February 6, 2020, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Our English conversation circles are informal weekly sessions that provide people who speak English as a second language the chance to practise their conversational English in a relaxed setting with trained volunteers. No need to book, just come along. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Thursday, February 6, 2020, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM.

Jigsaw puzzle group

Full year events only Drop in and enjoy doing jigsaw puzzles with other enthusiasts. Library: Nerang Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Social meetups. Thursday, February 6, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Mobile device basics - Apple

February Library events This group workshop will teach you how to perform basic tasks on a mobile device. You need to have your own device, and have completed the basic set-up required when you first turn it on after purchase. This workshop will teach you perform tasks like how to make a call, how to use the camera and photo gallery, and how to send an email. If you have an iPhone or iPad, bring your Apple ID and password. Program group: Digital Literacy. Library: Nerang Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Tech and digital. Thursday, February 6, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au.

Mobile device basics - Apple

February Library events This group workshop will teach you how to perform basic tasks on a mobile device. You need to have your own device, and have completed the basic set-up required when you first turn it on after purchase. This workshop will teach you perform tasks like how to make a call, how to use the camera and photo gallery, and how to send an email. If you have an iPhone or iPad, bring your Apple ID and password. Program group: Digital Literacy. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Tech and digital. Thursday, February 6, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au.

Spreadsheet basics

February Library events Learn how to create spreadsheets using spreadsheet software, Microsoft Excel. Basic computer skills are required, including how to use a keyboard and mouse. Program group: Digital Literacy. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Tech and digital. Thursday, February 6, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au.

Booktastic reading club for kids

February Library events Come to the library and join in on our book club for kids! Let's talk about our favourite books and meet new friends. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: 8 to 12 years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids. Thursday, February 6, 2020, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Harry Potter night

February Library events Calling all witches, wizards, muggles and Harry Potter fans. You are invited to celebrate J.K. Rowling's magical series by taking part in the Triwizard Tournament. Costumes encouraged. For ages up to 17. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: 6 to 12 years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Books and authors. Thursday, February 6, 2020, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

STEAM for kids

February Library events Build, create, challenge and explore the exciting possibilities of STEAM activities including Engineering, Art, Mathematics, Technology, Science and more. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: 6 to 12 years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids. Thursday, February 6, 2020, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Stardust junior astronomy club

Full year events only Learn about the amazing universe you live in. Presented by Noeleen Lowndes. Library: Runaway Bay Library. Audience: 6 to 12 years. Cost: Free. Type of event: Kids. Thursday, February 6, 2020, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Our English conversation circles are informal weekly sessions that provide people who speak English as a second language the chance to practise their conversational English in a relaxed setting with trained volunteers. No need to book, just come along. Library: Runaway Bay Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Thursday, February 6, 2020, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM.

IELTS workshop

Full year events only Get tips on what you need to know to do well in IELTS tests at these free workshops. Developed specifically for international students. No need to book but please come early as space is limited. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Thursday, February 6, 2020, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Harry Potter night

February Library events Come and join fellow ‘Potterheads’ at our magical Harry Potter themed night with games, trivia, snacks and prizes. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: 6 to 12 years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids. Thursday, February 6, 2020, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Intermediate English conversation circle

Full year events only An informal session that gives participants a chance to further enhance their conversational English. No need to book but please come early as space is limited. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Cost: Free. Type of event: English as a second language. Thursday, February 6, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Harry Potter trivia night

February Library events Calling all witches, wizards, muggles and squibs for a night of trivia inspired by the Harry Potter series. Celebrate with the rest of the world on Bloomsbury's official Harry Potter book night. For ages 8 and up. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: 13 to 17 years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Books and authors. Thursday, February 6, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Meet author T.M.Clark - Cry Of The Firebird

February Library events Join us as author T.M.Clark launches her latest novel, a psychological thriller set in the badlands of Africa where a resourceful doctor fights to save her patients’ lives. Born in Zimbabwe, T.M. Clark completed her primary school years at boarding school, but during weekends and holidays she explored their family ranch in Nyamandhlovu, usually on the back of her horse. Her teenage years were totally different to her idyllic childhood. After her father died, the family of five women moved to Kokstad, a rural town at the foot of the Drakensberg Mountains in South Africa, and the boarding school hostel became her home. With her head filled with the childhood adventures of Africa, she began writing fiction while being a stay-at-home mum to her two sons. Now living on Bribie Island, T.M. Clark’s prowess for storytelling has continued to grow and receive praise, most notably with her first novel, My Brother But-One, shortlisted for the Queensland Literary Award in 2014. Her other novels include Shooting Butt… Program group: Author encounter. Library: Runaway Bay Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Older adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Books and authors. For writers. Thursday, February 6, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

BYO board games

Full year events only Join others for a board game of your choice. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Social meetups. Friday, February 7, 2020, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only It’s never too early to start reading to your baby. Join us and share a fun and interactive time rhyming, singing and talking with your baby. For babies aged 0 - 2 years. No need to book, just come along.  Every Friday @ 9.30am. Program group: Baby Rhyme Time. Library: Runaway Bay Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Friday, February 7, 2020, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Exploring sensory fun for special needs

Full year events only An interactive sensory play session for children who feel uncomfortable in large groups, experience sensory overload or have trouble sitting still. Presented by the Special Needs Library. Not open to group bookings. Library: Nerang Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: 6 to 12 years. Newborn to two years. Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids. Special needs. Friday, February 7, 2020, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Family history meet up

Full year events only Use online library resources to delve into your family history with like minded enthusiasts. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: Community Centre. Audience: Adults. Cost: Free. Type of event: Social meetups. Friday, February 7, 2020, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Open book club

Full year events only Participants join a relaxed discussion on books they have read and enjoyed. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Type of event: Books and authors. Friday, February 7, 2020, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only A fun session of singing, clapping and dancing. Learn action rhymes and songs to assist your child's pre-literacy, communication, language and social skills. No need to book, just come along. Every Friday at 9:30am. Program group: Toddler time. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: Auditorium. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Friday, February 7, 2020, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Photoshop for Beginners

February Library events Learn the basics and start editing in Adobe Photoshop. This class will cover simple photograph editing skills and techniques. Program group: Creative Tech Lab. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: Creative Tech Lab Southport. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Tech and digital. Friday, February 7, 2020, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Knitted creations

Full year events only Join the knitting circle. All welcome. Library: Runaway Bay Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Older adults. Cost: Free. Type of event: Art and hobbies. Friday, February 7, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Open book club

Full year events only Participants join a relaxed discussion on books they have read and enjoyed. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Books and authors. Friday, February 7, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Designed to develop a love of books and reading, these interactive storytimes will stimulate young minds and provide parents and carers with ideas to take home. Library: Book Box. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Cost: Free. Type of event: Storytime. Friday, February 7, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only A fun session of singing, clapping and dancing. Learn action rhymes and songs to assist your child's pre-literacy, communication, language and social skills. Program group: Toddler time. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Friday, February 7, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Writing Fridays

Full year events only Gold Coast Libraries and Queensland Writers Centre have teamed up to offer Gold Coast writers a new supportive space to focus on your writing, free of distractions, every week. We're following the lead of the best writers and employing the Pomodoro technique of time management. With a facilitator on hand throughout the day, it's the perfect opportunity to turn your brilliant ideas into great pieces of writing. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: For writers. Friday, February 7, 2020, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Artist in residence - Mitchell O'Keefe

February Library events Mitchell has always enjoyed being creative and has explored all different art forms. He enrolled in an arts program at the Cerebral Palsy League and has been inspired by his arts teacher to further develop his skills. Mitchell says: “I like painting because it’s enjoyable and gives me confidence. It gets me out of the house and I meet people who also enjoy art." Meet Mitchell during his residency and see how these beautiful paintings come to life. Every Friday morning during February. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Art and hobbies. Friday, February 7, 2020, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Drawing room

February Library events Connect with like-minded creatives and support one another to fine tune your drawing skills and develop your unique style of creative expression. Session supported by artist Christine Niblock. All levels of experience and ability welcome. Please bring your own art materials. Library: Palm Beach Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Art and hobbies. Friday, February 7, 2020, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Introduction to email marketing using Mailchimp

February Library events Book in for this introductory session to the basics of email marketing and how to create an email campaign using Mailchimp. Adults class. An email address will be required to create a Mailchimp account. Creative Tech Lab bookings are in high demand. It is a condition of booking that you confirm your attendance 72 hours prior to the event. If confirmation is not made, your booking will be reallocated to the waitlist. Please call 5581 1625 or email creativetechlab@goldcoast.qld.gov.au to book, confirm or cancel. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: Creative Tech Lab Helensvale. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Tech and digital. Friday, February 7, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only A fun session of singing, clapping and dancing. Learn action rhymes and songs to assist your child's pre-literacy, communication, language and social skills. The first Friday of every month at 10.15am, for parents and children aged 2-4. No need to book, just come along! Program group: Toddler time. Library: Burleigh Heads Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Friday, February 7, 2020, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Read, rhyme and craft time

Full year events only Experience the magic of stories, action rhymes and crafts with your child at the library. For parents and children 2- 5 years. No need to book, just come along. Every Friday 11am. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Cost: Free. Type of event: Storytime. Friday, February 7, 2020, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Our English conversation circles are informal weekly sessions that provide people who speak English as a second language the chance to practise their conversational English in a relaxed setting with trained volunteers. No need to book, just come along. Library: Runaway Bay Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Friday, February 7, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Open Creative Tech Lab

Full year events only The Creative Tech Lab PC’s will be available for two hours. Utilise our powerful computers for 3D modelling, audio, photo or video production and 3D printing. This is an unguided session. Program group: Creative Tech Lab. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: Creative Tech Lab Southport. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Tech and digital. Friday, February 7, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Our English conversation circles are informal weekly sessions that provide people who speak English as a second language the chance to practise their conversational English in a relaxed setting with trained volunteers. No need to book, just come along. Library: Nerang Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Friday, February 7, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Beginners Lego® robotics

February Library events Learn to code, build, test and compete a Lego® Mindstorms EV3 robot over four weeks. For children aged 8 and up. Must attend all sessions. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: 8 to 12 years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids. Friday, February 7, 2020, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

Coding club

February Library events Come to our self-paced coding club for kids and teens. Work on projects of your own or in groups. Program group: Creative Tech Lab. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: Creative Tech Lab Southport. Audience: 8 to 12 years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids. Friday, February 7, 2020, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

Make create

February Library events Create it, make it, decorate it, keep it! Use your imagination and create your own crafts with materials provided. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: 6 to 12 years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids. Friday, February 7, 2020, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Our English conversation circles are informal weekly sessions that provide people who speak English as a second language the chance to practise their conversational English in a relaxed setting with trained volunteers. No need to book, just come along. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Friday, February 7, 2020, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Our English conversation circles are informal weekly sessions that provide people who speak English as a second language the chance to practise their conversational English in a relaxed setting with trained volunteers. No need to book, just come along. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Friday, February 7, 2020, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Meet Bondi Vet: Dr Alex Hynes

Full year events only Join Bondi Vet, Dr Alex Hynes, as she shares her expert advice on how to keep your pets safe in the summer months as well as some heart warming stories from the Animal Emergency Service in Underwood, QLD where she works as a director and senior clinician. Dr Hynes is a Veterinarian, Author and Educator with an extraordinary passion for animals, life and veterinary work and is also one of the new presenters on Bondi Vet Coast to Coast. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: 13 to 17 years. 6 to 12 years. Adults. Cost: Free. Type of event: Talks and lectures. Saturday, February 8, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Saturday tales

Full year events only Designed to develop a love of books and reading, these interactive storytimes will stimulate young minds and provide parents and carers with ideas to take home. Program group: Storytime. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Saturday, February 8, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

STEAM for kids: LEGO® design

Full year events only Build your own designs at our Lego® drop-in session. For children aged 6 to 12 years. Every Saturday at 10am. No bookings required - just come along! Program group: STEAM for kids. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: 6 to 12 years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids. Saturday, February 8, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

STEAM for kids: LEGO® design

Full year events only Build your designs at our Lego® drop-in session. No bookings required. Every Saturday. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: 6 to 12 years. Cost: Free. Type of event: Kids. Saturday, February 8, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Summer Reading Club party

February Library events Helensvale Library is having a party to celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Club. Return your completed challenge card to your library to receive your invitation. For children up to 12 years. Program group: Summer reading club. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: 6 to 12 years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids. Saturday, February 8, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Summer Reading Club party

February Library events Nerang Library is having a party to celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Club. Return your completed challenge card to your library to receive your invitation. For children up to 12 years. Program group: Summer reading club. Library: Nerang Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: 6 to 12 years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids. Saturday, February 8, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Summer Reading Club party

February Library events Southport Library is having a party to celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Club. Return your completed challenge card to your library to receive your invitation. For children up to 12 years. Program group: Summer reading club. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: 6 to 12 years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids. Saturday, February 8, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Summer Reading Club party

February Library events Burleigh Waters Library is having a party to celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Club. Return your completed challenge card to your library to receive your invitation. For children up to 12 years. Program group: Summer reading club. Library: Burleigh Waters Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: 6 to 12 years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids. Saturday, February 8, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Summer Reading Club party

February Library events Runaway Bay Library is having a party to celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Club. Return your completed challenge card to your library to receive your invitation. For children up to 12 years. Program group: Summer reading club. Library: Runaway Bay Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: 6 to 12 years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids. Saturday, February 8, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Summer Reading Club party

February Library events Upper Coomera Library is having a party to celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Club. Return your completed challenge card to your library to receive your invitation. For children up to 12 years. Program group: Summer reading club. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: Community Centre. Audience: 6 to 12 years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids. Saturday, February 8, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Summer Reading Club party

February Library events Robina Library is having a party to celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Club. Return your completed challenge card to your library to receive your invitation. For children up to 12 years. Program group: Summer reading club. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: Community Centre. Audience: 6 to 12 years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids. Saturday, February 8, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Summer Reading Club party

February Library events Elanora Library is having a party to celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Club. Return your completed challenge card to your library to receive your invitation. For children up to 12 years. Program group: Summer reading club. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: 6 to 12 years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids. Saturday, February 8, 2020, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

CANCELLED Saturday Movie Matinee

February Library events CANCELLED Saturday Movie Matinee - The Farewell You are invited to come along to Southport Library to catch a movie on the BIG screen. Library: Southport Library. Audience: Adults. Older adults. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Type of event: Social meetups. Saturday, February 8, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Summer Reading Club party

February Library events Broadbeach Library is having a party to celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Club. Return your completed challenge card to your library to receive your invitation. For children up to 12 years. Program group: Summer reading club. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: 6 to 12 years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids. Saturday, February 8, 2020, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.