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Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Our library teams love delivering engaging, high quality programs for Gold Coast families. We’re also committed to providing a safe environment for our customers and staff, which means we need to monitor and manage the attendance capacity of all library events. Due to space constraints within our children’s areas, places are limited and will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis for each session. To help us welcome as many families as possible, we are unable to offer pram parking within the event space. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Our library teams love delivering engaging, high quality programs for Gold Coast families. We’re also committed to providing a safe environment for our customers and staff, which means we need to monitor and manage the attendance capacity of all library events. Due to space constraints within our children’s areas, places are limited and will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis for each session. To help us welcome as many families as possible, we are unable to offer pram parking within the event space. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Babies & toddlers. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Library: Nerang Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Library: Runaway Bay Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Sing, move and groove, learn new words and make new friends. Library: Burleigh Heads Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Practice your conversational English speaking skills in a welcoming and supportive environment. All people from non-English speaking backgrounds are welcome. We can also help you find books and online resources to further develop your English speaking skills. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Shows on page(s): Language-literacy. Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Computer Class - Using a Computer

Full year events only Practice basic computer skills in a friendly and supportive environment. This session will introduce new users to the basics of how to use a laptop or desktop computer. You will learn how to turn a computer on and off, safe usage and how to open files and folders. Please bring earphones or a headset to your session. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: Creative Tech Lab Helensvale. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Computers & technology. Shows on page(s): Language-literacy. Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Computer Class - Using Digital Library Resources (eLibrary)

Full year events only Practice basic computer skills in a friendly and supportive environment.  Discover how to access the digital resources available through the library, including eBook, eAudiobook, digital magazines and newspapers and a range of online learning tools. A basic understanding of how to use a computer and the internet is needed to participate in this class. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: Creative Tech Lab Southport. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Computers & technology. Shows on page(s): Language-literacy. Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Practice your conversational English speaking skills in a welcoming and supportive environment. All people from non-English speaking backgrounds are welcome. We can also help you find books and online resources to further develop your English speaking skills. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Shows on page(s): Language-literacy. Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Chris Hammer in conversation.

October Library events Leading Australian crime fiction novelist, Chris Hammer has been busy writing another not to be missed book just for you! Author of Scrublands, Silver and Trust, Chris brings you Tilt, a gripping and atmospheric novel sure to have you guessing until the end. How Tilt has been described: A man runs for his life in a forest. A woman plans sabotage. A body is unearthed. Newly-minted homicide detective Nell Buchanan returns to her home town, annoyed at being assigned a decades-old murder – a ‘file and forget’. But this is no ordinary cold case, as the discovery of more bodies triggers a chain of escalating events in the present day … Meet Chris Hammer in person at Broadbeach Library and hear the ideas behind the novel and what makes him a standout author in Australian noir. Chris was a journalist for more than thirty years dividing his career between covering Australian federal politics and international affairs. His first book was The River published in 2010 to critical acclaim. Our friends from Book Face… Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Authors & speakers. Shows on page(s): Homepage. Readers-writers. Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Our library teams love delivering engaging, high quality programs for Gold Coast families. We’re also committed to providing a safe environment for our customers and staff, which means we need to monitor and manage the attendance capacity of all library events. Due to space constraints within our children’s areas, places are limited and will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis for each session. To help us welcome as many families as possible, we are unable to offer pram parking within the event space. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Library: Book Box. Room / area: Community Centre. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Library: Burleigh Waters Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Sing, move and groove, learn new words and make new friends. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Sing, move and groove, learn new words and make new friends. Library: Nerang Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Sing, move and groove, learn new words and make new friends. Library: Runaway Bay Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Our library teams love delivering engaging, high quality programs for Gold Coast families. We’re also committed to providing a safe environment for our customers and staff, which means we need to monitor and manage the attendance capacity of all library events. Due to space constraints within our children’s areas, places are limited and will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis for each session. To help us welcome as many families as possible, we are unable to offer pram parking within the event space. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Practice your conversational English speaking skills in a welcoming and supportive environment. All people from non-English speaking backgrounds are welcome. We can also help you find books and online resources to further develop your English speaking skills. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Shows on page(s): Language-literacy. Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Library: Runaway Bay Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, October 6, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Our library teams love delivering engaging, high quality programs for Gold Coast families. We’re also committed to providing a safe environment for our customers and staff, which means we need to monitor and manage the attendance capacity of all library events. Due to space constraints within our children’s areas, places are limited and will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis for each session. To help us welcome as many families as possible, we are unable to offer pram parking within the event space. Library: Burleigh Waters Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, October 6, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Library: Nerang Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, October 6, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, October 6, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Sing, move and groove, learn new words and make new friends. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, October 6, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Sing, move and groove, learn new words and make new friends. Our library teams love delivering engaging, high quality programs for Gold Coast families. We’re also committed to providing a safe environment for our customers and staff, which means we need to monitor and manage the attendance capacity of all library events. Due to space constraints within our children’s areas, places are limited and will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis for each session. To help us welcome as many families as possible, we are unable to offer pram parking within the event space. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Kids. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, October 6, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Sing, move and groove, learn new words and make new friends. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, October 6, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Sing, move and groove, learn new words and make new friends. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, October 6, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

IT for Seniors

October Library events Learn the basics of computing over a 4-week course, including email, internet and online library resources. This session will provide an opportunity to practice digital skills learnt in previous computer sessions at your own pace, and with the assistance of our library staff. A basic understanding of how to use a computer is needed to participate in this class. Please bring earphones or a headset and your library card to your session. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Older adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Computers & technology. Shows on page(s): Language-literacy. Hobbies-interests. Thursday, October 6, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Our library teams love delivering engaging, high quality programs for Gold Coast families. We’re also committed to providing a safe environment for our customers and staff, which means we need to monitor and manage the attendance capacity of all library events. Due to space constraints within our children’s areas, places are limited and will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis for each session. To help us welcome as many families as possible, we are unable to offer pram parking within the event space. Library: Burleigh Waters Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, October 6, 2022, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Practice your conversational English speaking skills in a welcoming and supportive environment. All people from non-English speaking backgrounds are welcome. We can also help you find books and online resources to further develop your English speaking skills. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Shows on page(s): Language-literacy. Thursday, October 6, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Learn to crochet

October Library events Bring family, friends, children and grandchildren to learn the art of crochet in a relaxed and friendly environment. Everyone welcome,from beginners to those looking to advance their skills. No booking required. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Type of event: Hobbies & interests. Shows on page(s): Hobbies-interests. Kids. Youth. Thursday, October 6, 2022, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

Listen-Write-Spell-Right

Full year events only Practice your basic spelling and writing skills in a friendly and supportive environment. This session will provide an opportunity to listen, write what you hear, then check your comprehension and spelling. Please bring a pen and paper to this session. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Shows on page(s): Language-literacy. Thursday, October 6, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Computer Class - Online Skills Practice

Full year events only Practice basic computer skills in a friendly and supportive environment. This session will provide an opportunity to practice digital skills learnt in previous computer sessions at your own pace, with the assistance of our library staff. Please bring earphones or a headset to your session. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: Creative Tech Lab Southport. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Computers & technology. Shows on page(s): Language-literacy. Friday, October 7, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Sing, move and groove, learn new words and make new friends. Our library teams love delivering engaging, high quality programs for Gold Coast families. We’re also committed to providing a safe environment for our customers and staff, which means we need to monitor and manage the attendance capacity of all library events. Due to space constraints within our children’s areas, places are limited and will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis for each session. To help us welcome as many families as possible, we are unable to offer pram parking within the event space. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Friday, October 7, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Writing Fridays at Elanora Library

Full year events only Gold Coast Libraries and Queensland Writers Centre and Gold Coast Writers Association have teamed up to offer Gold Coast writers a space to cultivate their habit of writing and connect with other writers in the community. Following the Pomodoro technique, Writing Fridays is a free, volunteer-led program for local writers at all levels. What is Pomodoro? Step 1: Choose your task Step 2: Start the timer and work Step 3: Take a short break Step 4: Repeat. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Writers workshops. Shows on page(s): Readers-writers. Youth. Friday, October 7, 2022, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Writing Fridays at Helensvale Library and Cultural Centre

Full year events only Gold Coast Libraries and Queensland Writers Centre have teamed up to offer Gold Coast writers a space to cultivate their habit of writing and connect with other writers in the community. Following the Pomodoro technique, Writing Fridays is a free, volunteer-led program for local writers at all levels. Arrive at 10:00am and sign in, then proceed to Level 2 meeting room. Pomodoro rules apply. 25-minutes silent work, 5-minutes break and then back at it (with a 15-minute break for every third break). Lunch break is from 12.50pm - 1:30pm. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Writers workshops. Shows on page(s): Readers-writers. Friday, October 7, 2022, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Fiona McIntosh - The Orphans

October Library events Meet international bestselling author Fiona McIntosh at this signature author talk to chat about her latest historical adventure, The Orphans.  The Orphans follows the journey of a chance encounter between two children that will change the course of their lives. With settings drifting between South Australia's rugged Flinders Ranges and the streets of young Adelaide, The Orphans brings together a story of love, loss and betrayal, with an understory of a murder investigation. With thorough research bringing the historical setting to life, The Orphans is Fiona's 39th novel and her first novel set entirely in Australia. Don't miss this opportunity to hear from Fiona, a master at her craft, in person at our Helensvale Library. Fiona will share her inspiration behind the novel and the characters she has created, and more about her writing journey that has resulted in bestselling vivid and thought-provoking historical dramas. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Cost: Free. Type of event: Authors & speakers. Shows on page(s): Homepage. Readers-writers. Friday, October 7, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Practice your conversational English speaking skills in a welcoming and supportive environment. All people from non-English speaking backgrounds are welcome. We can also help you find books and online resources to further develop your English speaking skills. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Shows on page(s): Language-literacy. Friday, October 7, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Storytime at Home

Full year events only Enjoy storytime at home with our Virtual Storytime every Saturday at 10am on our Facebook page. Library: Online. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Contact name: Mandy. Contact email: gclibs@goldcoast.qld.gov.au. Type of event: Babies & toddlers. Online. Shows on page(s): Kids. Saturday, October 8, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Sunday, October 9, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Sunday, October 9, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Library: Coolangatta Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Monday, October 10, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Seniors Rockin' in the Vale

October Library events Come along and help us celebrate Seniors Month at Helensvale! Come down and grab a free delicious bacon and egg roll, while our Seniors Rockin in the Vale show returns this year with guest performers ‘The Dukes’ and line dancers perform. Bookings essential on 07 5582 9187. This event is proudly supported by Division 2, Councillor William Owen-Jones. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: External. Audience: Older adults. Cost: Free. Type of event: Hobbies & interests. Shows on page(s): Hobbies-interests. Monday, October 10, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Our library teams love delivering engaging, high quality programs for Gold Coast families. We’re also committed to providing a safe environment for our customers and staff, which means we need to monitor and manage the attendance capacity of all library events. Due to space constraints within our children’s areas, places are limited and will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis for each session. To help us welcome as many families as possible, we are unable to offer pram parking within the event space. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Babies & toddlers. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Our library teams love delivering engaging, high quality programs for Gold Coast families. We’re also committed to providing a safe environment for our customers and staff, which means we need to monitor and manage the attendance capacity of all library events. Due to space constraints within our children’s areas, places are limited and will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis for each session. To help us welcome as many families as possible, we are unable to offer pram parking within the event space. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Library: Nerang Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Library: Runaway Bay Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Sing, move and groove, learn new words and make new friends. Library: Burleigh Heads Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Practice your conversational English speaking skills in a welcoming and supportive environment. All people from non-English speaking backgrounds are welcome. We can also help you find books and online resources to further develop your English speaking skills. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Shows on page(s): Language-literacy. Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Computer Class - Online Skills Practice

Full year events only Practice basic computer skills in a friendly and supportive environment. This session will provide an opportunity to practice digital skills learnt in previous computer sessions at your own pace, with the assistance of our library staff. Please bring earphones or a headset to your session. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: Creative Tech Lab Southport. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Computers & technology. Shows on page(s): Language-literacy. Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Computer Class - Using the Internet

Full year events only Practice basic computer skills in a friendly and supportive environment. Learn the basics of how to navigate the internet, including how to explore websites and find information online. A basic understanding of how to use a computer is needed to participate in this class. Please bring earphones or a headset to your session. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: Creative Tech Lab Helensvale. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Computers & technology. Shows on page(s): Language-literacy. Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Practice your conversational English speaking skills in a welcoming and supportive environment. All people from non-English speaking backgrounds are welcome. We can also help you find books and online resources to further develop your English speaking skills. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Shows on page(s): Language-literacy. Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

LEGO Drop-in

Full year events only Let your imagination run wild at our after-school LEGO sessions. No bookings required. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Kids. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Our library teams love delivering engaging, high quality programs for Gold Coast families. We’re also committed to providing a safe environment for our customers and staff, which means we need to monitor and manage the attendance capacity of all library events. Due to space constraints within our children’s areas, places are limited and will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis for each session. To help us welcome as many families as possible, we are unable to offer pram parking within the event space. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Library: Burleigh Waters Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Library: Book Box. Room / area: Community Centre. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Sing, move and groove, learn new words and make new friends. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Sing, move and groove, learn new words and make new friends. Library: Nerang Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Sing, move and groove, learn new words and make new friends. Library: Runaway Bay Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Our library teams love delivering engaging, high quality programs for Gold Coast families. We’re also committed to providing a safe environment for our customers and staff, which means we need to monitor and manage the attendance capacity of all library events. Due to space constraints within our children’s areas, places are limited and will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis for each session. To help us welcome as many families as possible, we are unable to offer pram parking within the event space. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Practice your conversational English speaking skills in a welcoming and supportive environment. All people from non-English speaking backgrounds are welcome. We can also help you find books and online resources to further develop your English speaking skills. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Shows on page(s): Language-literacy. Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

LEGO Drop-in

Full year events only Let your imagination run wild at our after-school LEGO sessions. No bookings required. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Kids. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Big Love - Brooke Blurton in conversation with Revie Jane

October Library events Join us to celebrate the release of Brooke's debut book, Big Love: Reclaiming myself, my people, my country as she chats to Gold Coast local and lifestyle influencer, Revie Jane. Brooke's memoir, Big Love, is a heart-stopping story of sheer grit, survival and all-encompassing love by one of Australia’s most captivating television personalities and influencers, and a fierce champion of First Nations Australians, people of colour and the LGBTQI community. Big Love is Brooke’s story about refusing to let the past define her and reclaiming her identity through the power of love: for herself, her family and her community. Brooke is a passionate mental health advocate and champion of young people, especially First Nations and queer youth, and all people of colour. Revie Jane is a Gold Coast local entrepreneur, lifestyle influencer, writer and public speaker. Revie courageously shares her personal and professional life with her online community, becoming a strong advocate for mental health and compassion.… Library: Southport Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Authors & speakers. Shows on page(s): Homepage. Readers-writers. Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Library: Runaway Bay Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, October 13, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Library: Nerang Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, October 13, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Our library teams love delivering engaging, high quality programs for Gold Coast families. We’re also committed to providing a safe environment for our customers and staff, which means we need to monitor and manage the attendance capacity of all library events. Due to space constraints within our children’s areas, places are limited and will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis for each session. To help us welcome as many families as possible, we are unable to offer pram parking within the event space. Library: Burleigh Waters Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, October 13, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, October 13, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Sing, move and groove, learn new words and make new friends. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, October 13, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Sing, move and groove, learn new words and make new friends. Our library teams love delivering engaging, high quality programs for Gold Coast families. We’re also committed to providing a safe environment for our customers and staff, which means we need to monitor and manage the attendance capacity of all library events. Due to space constraints within our children’s areas, places are limited and will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis for each session. To help us welcome as many families as possible, we are unable to offer pram parking within the event space. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Kids. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, October 13, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Sing, move and groove, learn new words and make new friends. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, October 13, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Sing, move and groove, learn new words and make new friends. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, October 13, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

IT for Seniors

October Library events Learn the basics of computing over a 4-week course, including email, internet and online library resources. This session will provide an opportunity to practice digital skills learnt in previous computer sessions at your own pace, and with the assistance of our library staff. A basic understanding of how to use a computer is needed to participate in this class. Please bring earphones or a headset and your library card to your session. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Older adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Computers & technology. Shows on page(s): Language-literacy. Thursday, October 13, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Our library teams love delivering engaging, high quality programs for Gold Coast families. We’re also committed to providing a safe environment for our customers and staff, which means we need to monitor and manage the attendance capacity of all library events. Due to space constraints within our children’s areas, places are limited and will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis for each session. To help us welcome as many families as possible, we are unable to offer pram parking within the event space. Library: Burleigh Waters Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, October 13, 2022, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Practice your conversational English speaking skills in a welcoming and supportive environment. All people from non-English speaking backgrounds are welcome. We can also help you find books and online resources to further develop your English speaking skills. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Shows on page(s): Language-literacy. Thursday, October 13, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

LEGO Drop-in

Full year events only Let your imagination run wild at our after-school LEGO sessions. No bookings required. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Kids. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, October 13, 2022, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Learn to crochet

October Library events Bring family, friends, children and grandchildren to learn the art of crochet in a relaxed and friendly environment. Everyone welcome,from beginners to those looking to advance their skills. No booking required. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Type of event: Hobbies & interests. Shows on page(s): Hobbies-interests. Kids. Youth. Thursday, October 13, 2022, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

Listen-Write-Spell-Right

Full year events only Practice your basic spelling and writing skills in a friendly and supportive environment. This session will provide an opportunity to listen, write what you hear, then check your comprehension and spelling. Please bring a pen and paper to this session. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Adult literacy. Shows on page(s): Language-literacy. Thursday, October 13, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Seniors Movie in the Vale

October Library events Come along and help us celebrate Seniors Month at Helensvale! Free screening of the classic movie 'Rear Window'. Enjoy a delicious morning tea after a true movie classic. Bookings essential on 07 5582 9187. This event is proudly supported by Division 2, Councillor William Owen-Jones. Library: Helensvale Library. Audience: Older adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Hobbies & interests. Shows on page(s): Hobbies-interests. Friday, October 14, 2022, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Computer Class - Using Email

Full year events only Practice basic computer skills in a friendly and supportive environment. Learn how to communicate online using email. This session will cover how to create and send new messages, add attachments, reply to emails and how to spot spam or scam emails. A basic understanding of how to use a computer and the internet is needed to participate in this class. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: Creative Tech Lab Southport. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Computers & technology. Shows on page(s): Language-literacy. Friday, October 14, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Sing, move and groove, learn new words and make new friends. Our library teams love delivering engaging, high quality programs for Gold Coast families. We’re also committed to providing a safe environment for our customers and staff, which means we need to monitor and manage the attendance capacity of all library events. Due to space constraints within our children’s areas, places are limited and will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis for each session. To help us welcome as many families as possible, we are unable to offer pram parking within the event space. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Friday, October 14, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Writing Fridays at Elanora Library

Full year events only Gold Coast Libraries and Queensland Writers Centre and Gold Coast Writers Association have teamed up to offer Gold Coast writers a space to cultivate their habit of writing and connect with other writers in the community. Following the Pomodoro technique, Writing Fridays is a free, volunteer-led program for local writers at all levels. What is Pomodoro? Step 1: Choose your task Step 2: Start the timer and work Step 3: Take a short break Step 4: Repeat. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Writers workshops. Shows on page(s): Readers-writers. Youth. Friday, October 14, 2022, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Writing Fridays at Helensvale Library and Cultural Centre

Full year events only Gold Coast Libraries and Queensland Writers Centre have teamed up to offer Gold Coast writers a space to cultivate their habit of writing and connect with other writers in the community. Following the Pomodoro technique, Writing Fridays is a free, volunteer-led program for local writers at all levels. Arrive at 10:00am and sign in, then proceed to Level 2 meeting room. Pomodoro rules apply. 25-minutes silent work, 5-minutes break and then back at it (with a 15-minute break for every third break). Lunch break is from 12.50pm - 1:30pm. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Writers workshops. Shows on page(s): Readers-writers. Friday, October 14, 2022, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Storytime at Home

Full year events only Enjoy storytime at home with our Virtual Storytime every Saturday at 10am on our Facebook page. Library: Online. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Contact name: Mandy. Contact email: gclibs@goldcoast.qld.gov.au. Type of event: Babies & toddlers. Online. Shows on page(s): Kids. Saturday, October 15, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Sunday, October 16, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Sunday, October 16, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Library: Coolangatta Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Monday, October 17, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Babies & toddlers. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Our library teams love delivering engaging, high quality programs for Gold Coast families. We’re also committed to providing a safe environment for our customers and staff, which means we need to monitor and manage the attendance capacity of all library events. Due to space constraints within our children’s areas, places are limited and will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis for each session. To help us welcome as many families as possible, we are unable to offer pram parking within the event space. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Our library teams love delivering engaging, high quality programs for Gold Coast families. We’re also committed to providing a safe environment for our customers and staff, which means we need to monitor and manage the attendance capacity of all library events. Due to space constraints within our children’s areas, places are limited and will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis for each session. To help us welcome as many families as possible, we are unable to offer pram parking within the event space. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Library: Nerang Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Library: Runaway Bay Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Sing, move and groove, learn new words and make new friends. Library: Burleigh Heads Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Practice your conversational English speaking skills in a welcoming and supportive environment. All people from non-English speaking backgrounds are welcome. We can also help you find books and online resources to further develop your English speaking skills. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Shows on page(s): Language-literacy. Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Computer Class - Using a Computer

Full year events only Practice basic computer skills in a friendly and supportive environment. This session will introduce new users to the basics of how to use a laptop or desktop computer. You will learn how to turn a computer on and off, safe usage and how to open files and folders. Please bring earphones or a headset to your session. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: Creative Tech Lab Southport. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Computers & technology. Shows on page(s): Language-literacy. Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Computer Class - Using Email

Full year events only Practice basic computer skills in a friendly and supportive environment. Learn how to communicate online using email. This session will cover how to create and send new messages, add attachments, reply to emails and how to spot spam or scam emails. A basic understanding of how to use a computer and the internet is needed to participate in this class. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: Creative Tech Lab Helensvale. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Computers & technology. Shows on page(s): Language-literacy. Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Practice your conversational English speaking skills in a welcoming and supportive environment. All people from non-English speaking backgrounds are welcome. We can also help you find books and online resources to further develop your English speaking skills. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Shows on page(s): Language-literacy. Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

LEGO Drop-in

Full year events only Let your imagination run wild at our after-school LEGO sessions. No bookings required. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Kids. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Branding for small business

October Library events Discover how to future proof your business through a long-term customer acquisition strategy with brand visionary and Director of Embark Agency, James Coulson. James is an entrepreneur and certified brand consultant. He has 20 years-experience in the design industry and is passionate about teaching business leaders how to build purposeful brands. James is a senior leader with renowned Australian business mentor Kerwin Rae, supporting leaders through the K2 Elite business accelerator program. Library: Burleigh Heads Library. Room / area: External. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Business. Shows on page(s): Business. Homepage. Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

How to live younger longer with Dr Norman Swan

October Library events Do you want to learn how to age well, live longer and defy the ageing myth? Meet Australia's most trusted doctor, Dr Norman Swan, at our Robina Library to talk about his latest book aimed to bust the ageing myth - So you want to live younger longer?:  The ultimate guide to longevity from Australia's most trusted doctor.  Backed up with science and evidence, Dr Norman Swan will discuss things you can do at any age to stay young and healthy for as long as possible. Learn more about which pills, mental and physical exercise programs, diets and superfoods actually work, and which are a waste of money. Don't miss this opportunity to hear Dr Norman Swan share his research on the factors that affect ageing and be empowered to make more informed decisions about your health and ultimately, longevity. Thanks to our friends at Book Face, copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Cost: Free. Type of event: Authors & speakers. Shows on page(s): Homepage. Science-innovation. Readers-writers. Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Our library teams love delivering engaging, high quality programs for Gold Coast families. We’re also committed to providing a safe environment for our customers and staff, which means we need to monitor and manage the attendance capacity of all library events. Due to space constraints within our children’s areas, places are limited and will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis for each session. To help us welcome as many families as possible, we are unable to offer pram parking within the event space. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Library: Book Box. Room / area: Community Centre. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Library: Burleigh Waters Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Sing, move and groove, learn new words and make new friends. Library: Nerang Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Sing, move and groove, learn new words and make new friends. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Sing, move and groove, learn new words and make new friends. Library: Runaway Bay Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Our library teams love delivering engaging, high quality programs for Gold Coast families. We’re also committed to providing a safe environment for our customers and staff, which means we need to monitor and manage the attendance capacity of all library events. Due to space constraints within our children’s areas, places are limited and will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis for each session. To help us welcome as many families as possible, we are unable to offer pram parking within the event space. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Practice your conversational English speaking skills in a welcoming and supportive environment. All people from non-English speaking backgrounds are welcome. We can also help you find books and online resources to further develop your English speaking skills. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Shows on page(s): Language-literacy. Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

LEGO Drop-in

Full year events only Let your imagination run wild at our after-school LEGO sessions. No bookings required. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Kids. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Library Lovers with Maya Linnell

October Library events Maya's guests this month cover crime, images and books.  Best known for The Dry, Jane Harper has written her third installation in this series and its another great read. Exiles follows Aaron Falk as he comes across another mystery in an unlikely location. With filming already started on Forces of Nature, this novel is sure to delight both readers and movie goers alike. Richard Pritchard is a VFX artist, illustrator and writer of children's books. This will be a fascinating conversation about his work as an artist and his popular children's books.  Nadia Rutley has been with Brisbane City Libraries for many years and has a wealth of knowledge on books, events and other interesting library information. So join us for a great night in with some exceptional guests. Library: Online. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Online. Book clubs. Shows on page(s): Homepage. Readers-writers. Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Our library teams love delivering engaging, high quality programs for Gold Coast families. We’re also committed to providing a safe environment for our customers and staff, which means we need to monitor and manage the attendance capacity of all library events. Due to space constraints within our children’s areas, places are limited and will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis for each session. To help us welcome as many families as possible, we are unable to offer pram parking within the event space. Library: Burleigh Waters Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, October 20, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Library: Nerang Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, October 20, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Library: Runaway Bay Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, October 20, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, October 20, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Sing, move and groove, learn new words and make new friends. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, October 20, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Sing, move and groove, learn new words and make new friends. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, October 20, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Sing, move and groove, learn new words and make new friends. Our library teams love delivering engaging, high quality programs for Gold Coast families. We’re also committed to providing a safe environment for our customers and staff, which means we need to monitor and manage the attendance capacity of all library events. Due to space constraints within our children’s areas, places are limited and will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis for each session. To help us welcome as many families as possible, we are unable to offer pram parking within the event space. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Kids. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, October 20, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Sing, move and groove, learn new words and make new friends. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, October 20, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

IT for Seniors

October Library events Learn the basics of computing over a 4-week course, including email, internet and online library resources. This session will provide an opportunity to practice digital skills learnt in previous computer sessions at your own pace, and with the assistance of our library staff. A basic understanding of how to use a computer is needed to participate in this class. Please bring earphones or a headset and your library card to your session. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Older adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Computers & technology. Shows on page(s): Language-literacy. Thursday, October 20, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Our library teams love delivering engaging, high quality programs for Gold Coast families. We’re also committed to providing a safe environment for our customers and staff, which means we need to monitor and manage the attendance capacity of all library events. Due to space constraints within our children’s areas, places are limited and will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis for each session. To help us welcome as many families as possible, we are unable to offer pram parking within the event space. Library: Burleigh Waters Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, October 20, 2022, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Practice your conversational English speaking skills in a welcoming and supportive environment. All people from non-English speaking backgrounds are welcome. We can also help you find books and online resources to further develop your English speaking skills. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Shows on page(s): Language-literacy. Thursday, October 20, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

LEGO Drop-in

Full year events only Let your imagination run wild at our after-school LEGO sessions. No bookings required. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Kids. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, October 20, 2022, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Learn to crochet

October Library events Bring family, friends, children and grandchildren to learn the art of crochet in a relaxed and friendly environment. Everyone welcome,from beginners to those looking to advance their skills. No booking required. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Type of event: Hobbies & interests. Shows on page(s): Hobbies-interests. Kids. Youth. Thursday, October 20, 2022, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

Listen-Write-Spell-Right

Full year events only Practice your basic spelling and writing skills in a friendly and supportive environment. This session will provide an opportunity to listen, write what you hear, then check your comprehension and spelling. Please bring a pen and paper to this session. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Adult literacy. Shows on page(s): Language-literacy. Thursday, October 20, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Mat Rogers - A Father's Son

October Library events Most Australians will know Mat Rogers as one of the most talented footballers of the modern era, and a dual international in rugby league and rugby union. But for a long time, he lived in both the shadow and the thrall of his famous father, and their complex relationship shaped him in ways he couldn’t fathom. With its cracking pace and unvarnished frankness, A Father’s Son will be widely read and difficult to forget. Though Rogers takes readers on a journey through his celebrated football career, his book is so much more than another athlete’s memoir. After discovering that their son Max is on the autistic spectrum, Rogers and second wife Chloe co-founded the charity 4 ASD Kids — and he talks passionately about the work he has done to raise awareness of a subject so close to home. This fighting spirit has made Mat Rogers a favourite of Australians who watched the sporting legend thrive on Australian Survivor: across two memorable appearances on the reality TV series, he impressed viewers with his ability to… Library: Robina Library. Room / area: Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Authors & speakers. Shows on page(s): Homepage. Hobbies-interests. Readers-writers. Thursday, October 20, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Computer Class - Using Digital Library Resources (eLibrary)

Full year events only Practice basic computer skills in a friendly and supportive environment.  Discover how to access the digital resources available through the library, including eBook, eAudiobook, digital magazines and newspapers and a range of online learning tools. A basic understanding of how to use a computer and the internet is needed to participate in this class. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: Creative Tech Lab Southport. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Computers & technology. Shows on page(s): Language-literacy. Friday, October 21, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Sing, move and groove, learn new words and make new friends. Our library teams love delivering engaging, high quality programs for Gold Coast families. We’re also committed to providing a safe environment for our customers and staff, which means we need to monitor and manage the attendance capacity of all library events. Due to space constraints within our children’s areas, places are limited and will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis for each session. To help us welcome as many families as possible, we are unable to offer pram parking within the event space. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Friday, October 21, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Writing Fridays at Elanora Library

Full year events only Gold Coast Libraries and Queensland Writers Centre and Gold Coast Writers Association have teamed up to offer Gold Coast writers a space to cultivate their habit of writing and connect with other writers in the community. Following the Pomodoro technique, Writing Fridays is a free, volunteer-led program for local writers at all levels. What is Pomodoro? Step 1: Choose your task Step 2: Start the timer and work Step 3: Take a short break Step 4: Repeat. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Writers workshops. Shows on page(s): Readers-writers. Youth. Friday, October 21, 2022, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Writing Fridays at Helensvale Library and Cultural Centre

Full year events only Gold Coast Libraries and Queensland Writers Centre have teamed up to offer Gold Coast writers a space to cultivate their habit of writing and connect with other writers in the community. Following the Pomodoro technique, Writing Fridays is a free, volunteer-led program for local writers at all levels. Arrive at 10:00am and sign in, then proceed to Level 2 meeting room. Pomodoro rules apply. 25-minutes silent work, 5-minutes break and then back at it (with a 15-minute break for every third break). Lunch break is from 12.50pm - 1:30pm. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Writers workshops. Shows on page(s): Readers-writers. Friday, October 21, 2022, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Storytime at Home

Full year events only Enjoy storytime at home with our Virtual Storytime every Saturday at 10am on our Facebook page. Library: Online. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Contact name: Mandy. Contact email: gclibs@goldcoast.qld.gov.au. Type of event: Babies & toddlers. Online. Shows on page(s): Kids. Saturday, October 22, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Writers Block: Writing Place with Lee Kofman

October Library events Create a compelling atmosphere and the right mood in your work, and express its emotional truth through setting. Place in which you set your fiction or creative non-fiction is crucial to creating a compelling atmosphere and the right mood in your work. Think of Remarque’s haunted wartime Europe or Lorrie Moore’s hilarious contemporary Midwest. In this workshop you’ll deepen your understanding on the role of place in a human life. You will learn how to use place in order to express the emotional truth of your characters, as well as of your story. You will also learn how to turn places, real or imaginary, into characters in their own right. This course incorporates theory, discussion and practical exercises. Learning outcomes, To understand the role of place in literature and in their work , To learn how to use place to add psychological depth to work , To learn how to use place to express emotional truth of work , To learn how to write place as a character of its own , Vivid writing techniques, Dr Lee… Library: Online. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Writers workshops. Shows on page(s): Homepage. Readers-writers. Saturday, October 22, 2022, 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Sunday, October 23, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Sunday, October 23, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Library: Coolangatta Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Monday, October 24, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Our library teams love delivering engaging, high quality programs for Gold Coast families. We’re also committed to providing a safe environment for our customers and staff, which means we need to monitor and manage the attendance capacity of all library events. Due to space constraints within our children’s areas, places are limited and will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis for each session. To help us welcome as many families as possible, we are unable to offer pram parking within the event space. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Babies & toddlers. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Our library teams love delivering engaging, high quality programs for Gold Coast families. We’re also committed to providing a safe environment for our customers and staff, which means we need to monitor and manage the attendance capacity of all library events. Due to space constraints within our children’s areas, places are limited and will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis for each session. To help us welcome as many families as possible, we are unable to offer pram parking within the event space. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Library: Runaway Bay Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Library: Nerang Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Sing, move and groove, learn new words and make new friends. Library: Burleigh Heads Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Practice your conversational English speaking skills in a welcoming and supportive environment. All people from non-English speaking backgrounds are welcome. We can also help you find books and online resources to further develop your English speaking skills. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Shows on page(s): Language-literacy. Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Computer Class - Using Digital Library Resources (eLibrary)

Full year events only Practice basic computer skills in a friendly and supportive environment. Discover how to access the digital resources available through the library, including eBook, eAudiobook, digital magazines and newspapers and a range of online learning tools.  A basic understanding of how to use a computer and the internet is needed to participate in this class. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: Creative Tech Lab Helensvale. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Computers & technology. Shows on page(s): Language-literacy. Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Computer Class - Using the Internet

Full year events only Practice basic computer skills in a friendly and supportive environment. Learn the basics of how to navigate the internet, including how to explore websites and find information online. A basic understanding of how to use a computer is needed to participate in this class. Please bring earphones or a headset to your session. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: Creative Tech Lab Southport. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Computers & technology. Shows on page(s): Language-literacy. Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Practice your conversational English speaking skills in a welcoming and supportive environment. All people from non-English speaking backgrounds are welcome. We can also help you find books and online resources to further develop your English speaking skills. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Shows on page(s): Language-literacy. Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

LEGO Drop-in

Full year events only Let your imagination run wild at our after-school LEGO sessions. No bookings required. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Kids. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Ben's Book Club

October Library events Author, teacher and podcaster Ben Hobson invites popular authors to chat about their book, writing and more. October brings a new start time and a new guest. Australian author Petronella McGovern leads the field when it comes to writing brilliant psychological thrillers. Described as compelling, contemporary crime, Petronella has wowed us with her books The Good Teacher and Six Minutes. Following their success, she has released her third page turner, The Liars, 'a heart-stopping cocktail of family secrets, sinister unsolved disappearances and a community at war with itself.'  Download your copy today and join in the chat between Ben and Petronella discussing all things book related.  The Liars - A close-knit community is shocked when a grisly discovery is made in a nearby national park. Young Sienna Britton posts a video of the skull which goes viral  and the mysteries that rise are secrets that should have been forgotten forever. Who does the skull actually belong to and will the community regain it's… Library: Online. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Book clubs. Online. Shows on page(s): Homepage. Readers-writers. Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Our library teams love delivering engaging, high quality programs for Gold Coast families. We’re also committed to providing a safe environment for our customers and staff, which means we need to monitor and manage the attendance capacity of all library events. Due to space constraints within our children’s areas, places are limited and will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis for each session. To help us welcome as many families as possible, we are unable to offer pram parking within the event space. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Library: Book Box. Room / area: Community Centre. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Library: Burleigh Waters Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Sing, move and groove, learn new words and make new friends. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Sing, move and groove, learn new words and make new friends. Library: Runaway Bay Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Sing, move and groove, learn new words and make new friends. Library: Nerang Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Our library teams love delivering engaging, high quality programs for Gold Coast families. We’re also committed to providing a safe environment for our customers and staff, which means we need to monitor and manage the attendance capacity of all library events. Due to space constraints within our children’s areas, places are limited and will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis for each session. To help us welcome as many families as possible, we are unable to offer pram parking within the event space. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Practice your conversational English speaking skills in a welcoming and supportive environment. All people from non-English speaking backgrounds are welcome. We can also help you find books and online resources to further develop your English speaking skills. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Shows on page(s): Language-literacy. Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

LEGO Drop-in

Full year events only Let your imagination run wild at our after-school LEGO sessions. No bookings required. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Kids. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Craig Silvey in conversation with Ben Hobson

October Library events Best known for his hit novels Jasper Jones and Honeybee, Craig Silvey returns with a loveable and heart warming story a about a solitary girl, her need for fixing things and her adventures with her best friend, and adopted stray dog called Runt. Inspired by recent times and our collective response to conflict and uncertainty, Runt is a story about good people pressured by forces beyond their control. Join Craig Silvey in conversation with Ben Hobson as they speak about his bestsellers, his new book and his writing experiences. An event not to be missed, bring a friend and enjoy a great night with excellent conversation. Read the Craig Silvey collection and meet the man himself at Helensvale Library and Cultural Centre. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Authors & speakers. Shows on page(s): Homepage. Readers-writers. Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Library: Runaway Bay Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, October 27, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Our library teams love delivering engaging, high quality programs for Gold Coast families. We’re also committed to providing a safe environment for our customers and staff, which means we need to monitor and manage the attendance capacity of all library events. Due to space constraints within our children’s areas, places are limited and will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis for each session. To help us welcome as many families as possible, we are unable to offer pram parking within the event space. Library: Burleigh Waters Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, October 27, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Library: Nerang Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, October 27, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, October 27, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Sing, move and groove, learn new words and make new friends. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, October 27, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Sing, move and groove, learn new words and make new friends. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, October 27, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Sing, move and groove, learn new words and make new friends. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, October 27, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Sing, move and groove, learn new words and make new friends. Our library teams love delivering engaging, high quality programs for Gold Coast families. We’re also committed to providing a safe environment for our customers and staff, which means we need to monitor and manage the attendance capacity of all library events. Due to space constraints within our children’s areas, places are limited and will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis for each session. To help us welcome as many families as possible, we are unable to offer pram parking within the event space. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Kids. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, October 27, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

IT for Seniors

October Library events Learn the basics of computing over a 4-week course, including email, internet and online library resources. This session will provide an opportunity to practice digital skills learnt in previous computer sessions at your own pace, and with the assistance of our library staff. A basic understanding of how to use a computer is needed to participate in this class. Please bring earphones or a headset and your library card to your session. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Older adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Computers & technology. Shows on page(s): Language-literacy. Thursday, October 27, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Our library teams love delivering engaging, high quality programs for Gold Coast families. We’re also committed to providing a safe environment for our customers and staff, which means we need to monitor and manage the attendance capacity of all library events. Due to space constraints within our children’s areas, places are limited and will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis for each session. To help us welcome as many families as possible, we are unable to offer pram parking within the event space. Library: Burleigh Waters Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Early years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, October 27, 2022, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Practice your conversational English speaking skills in a welcoming and supportive environment. All people from non-English speaking backgrounds are welcome. We can also help you find books and online resources to further develop your English speaking skills. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Shows on page(s): Language-literacy. Thursday, October 27, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

LEGO Drop-in

Full year events only Let your imagination run wild at our after-school LEGO sessions. No bookings required. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Kids. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Type of event: Kids & families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, October 27, 2022, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Learn to crochet

October Library events Bring family, friends, children and grandchildren to learn the art of crochet in a relaxed and friendly environment. Everyone welcome,from beginners to those looking to advance their skills. No booking required. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Type of event: Hobbies & interests. Shows on page(s): Hobbies-interests. Kids. Youth. Thursday, October 27, 2022, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

Listen-Write-Spell-Right

Full year events only Practice your basic spelling and writing skills in a friendly and supportive environment. This session will provide an opportunity to listen, write what you hear, then check your comprehension and spelling. Please bring a pen and paper to this session. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Adult literacy. Shows on page(s): Language-literacy. Thursday, October 27, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Pricing your product to make a profit

October Library events Discover how to price your products so you can stop stressing about whether you are making money and get on with selling your products and growing your business! Pricing can make or break your business. It makes the biggest impact to making money. It is easy to misjudge how much a product is costing and even easier to think it will be all good. However, taking some simple steps to ensure that your pricing is on the money will give you the confidence to know that your hard work is going to payoff. During the workshop Natalie will work through 7 key areas that will help you to make sure you are pricing your product for success. You will be able to apply the areas to your business and will receive a workbook to takeaway with you. It will help if you bring along your laptop and have some of your business information handy so that you can apply to your own business. If you don’t have this on the day, that’s ok too you can use the business case example provided. Natalie Kidcaff is a Strategic Accountant and… Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Business. Shows on page(s): Business. Homepage. Thursday, October 27, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.