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Toddler Time

Full year events only A fun session of singing, clapping and dancing. Learn action rhymes and songs to assist your child's pre-literacy, communication, language and social skills. Every Thursday 9.15am. Program group: Toddler time. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Thursday, November 14, 2019, 9:15 AM – 9:45 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only It’s never too early to start reading to your baby. Join us and share a fun and interactive time rhyming, singing and talking with your baby. For babies aged 0 - 2 years. No need to book, just come along. Every Thursday at 9:30am. Program group: Baby Rhyme Time. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Thursday, November 14, 2019, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only It’s never too early to start reading to your baby. Join us and share a fun and interactive time rhyming, singing and talking with your baby. For babies aged 0 - 2 years. No need to book, just come along. Every Thursday 9.30am. Program group: Baby Rhyme Time. Library: Coolangatta Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Thursday, November 14, 2019, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Patchwork room

November Library events Hosted by super stitcher Heather. Fine tune your patchwork skills, be guided through a project or learn the basics. Bring along your own machine or for hand sewing, a basic sewing kit and fabric scraps. Library: Palm Beach Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Older adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Art and hobbies. Thursday, November 14, 2019, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only It’s never too early to start reading to your baby. Join us and share a fun and interactive time rhyming, singing and talking with your baby. For babies aged 0 - 2 years. No need to book, just come along. Program group: Baby Rhyme Time. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Thursday, November 14, 2019, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only It’s never too early to start reading to your baby. Join us and share a fun and interactive time rhyming, singing and talking with your baby. Every Thursday at 10.00am, for babies aged 0 - 2 years. No need to book, just come along! Program group: Baby Rhyme Time. Library: Burleigh Heads Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Thursday, November 14, 2019, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Mens conversation group

Full year events only Open discussion on current topics. All ages welcome. Library: Runaway Bay Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Cost: Free. Type of event: Social meetups. Thursday, November 14, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only A fun session of singing, clapping and dancing. Learn action rhymes and songs to assist your child's pre-literacy, communication, language and social skills. For children aged 2 - 4 years. Every Thursday at 10am. No need to book, just come along. Program group: Toddler time. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids. Storytime. Thursday, November 14, 2019, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Every Thursday at 10am. A fun session of singing, clapping and dancing. Learn action rhymes and songs to assist your child's pre-literacy, communication, language and social skills. Program group: Toddler time. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Thursday, November 14, 2019, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Film club

November Library events Borrow the films "The Wife" (2018) and "On The Basis of Sex" (2019) and join the discussion about films that empower women. Library: Nerang Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Social meetups. Thursday, November 14, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

NDIS portal support

November Library events Learn how to navigate the NDIS Participant Portal. Presentations will be provided by Carers Queensland NDIS Local Area Coordinator Partner in the Community for the Gold Coast Region. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: Creative Tech Lab Southport. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Tech and digital. Thursday, November 14, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Open Lab

November Library events Drop into the Creative Tech Lab and work on a project, use a 3D printer with staff supervision, talk to staff or experience the lab. Computers and equipment available on a first-come, first-served basis. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: Creative Tech Lab Helensvale. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Tech and digital. Thursday, November 14, 2019, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Calm on the carpet

Full year events only After singing, clapping and dancing at Toddler Time, join us for some calm on the carpet. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids. Thursday, November 14, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only A fun session of singing, clapping and dancing. Learn action rhymes and songs to assist your child's pre-literacy, communication, language and social skills. Every Thursday 10.30am. Program group: Toddler time. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Thursday, November 14, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Mobile device basics (Apple)

Full year events only This workshop will teach you how to perform basic tasks on a mobile device. You need to have your own device, and have completed the basic set-up required when you first turn it on after purchase. If you have an iPhone or iPad, bring your Apple ID and password. Program group: Digital Literacy. Library: Burleigh Heads Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Tech and digital. Thursday, November 14, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au.

Mobile device basics (Apple)

Full year events only This workshop will teach you how to perform basic tasks on a mobile device. You need to have your own device, and have completed the basic set-up required when you first turn it on after purchase. If you have an iPhone or iPad, bring your Apple ID and password. Program group: Digital Literacy. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Tech and digital. Thursday, November 14, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au.

Eco Sewing Room

November Library events Have you ever wanted to make your own basic clothes, eco bags, cushion covers or items for your little ones? Join Sam at our fortnightly sewing group. With over 25 years of sewing experience, Sam can provide expert guidance to help you with your sewing projects. Spaces are limited, bookings for these free sessions are essential. Please bring along: Fabric, scissors, pins, quick unpick and thread, light non iron on interfacing for tracing patterns min 2 metres, simple sewing pattern of something you would like to make (pattern can be provided for new attendees) and a sewing machine (a training machine available for new attendees). Library: Palm Beach Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Art and hobbies. Thursday, November 14, 2019, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Our English conversation circles are informal weekly sessions that provide people who speak English as a second language the chance to practise their conversational English in a relaxed setting with trained volunteers. No need to book, just come along. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Thursday, November 14, 2019, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM.

Tech Savvy Seniors: Introduction to Email - Part 2

November Library events Introductory course for seniors with limited or no computer knowledge. This workshop covers the basics of using Email. You will need to complete Introduction to email part 1. In this workshop you'll learn how to add email addresses to your address book and how to send group emails, as well as some handy hints and tips to help you manage your email address book. Program group: Digital Literacy. Library: Nerang Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Older adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Tech and digital. Thursday, November 14, 2019, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Mobile device basics (Android)

Full year events only This workshop will teach you how to perform basic tasks on a mobile device. You need to have your own device, and have completed the basic set-up required when you first turn it on after purchase. Program group: Digital Literacy. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Tech and digital. Thursday, November 14, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au.

STEAM for kids: LEGO® animation

November Library events Create a stop motion amination with LEGO®. Attendees will be using Animate It software. By participating in the program you are accepting the terms of use of this application on the website. https://animate-it.com/software-licence/. Program group: STEAM for kids. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: 8 to 12 years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids. Thursday, November 14, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Wink Blink Think

November Library events Play board games and meet new friends. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: 6 to 12 years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids. Thursday, November 14, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Our English conversation circles are informal weekly sessions that provide people who speak English as a second language the chance to practise their conversational English in a relaxed setting with trained volunteers. No need to book, just come along. Library: Runaway Bay Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Thursday, November 14, 2019, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM.

IELTS workshop

Full year events only Get tips on what you need to know to do well in IELTS tests at these free workshops. Developed specifically for international students. No need to book but please come early as space is limited. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Thursday, November 14, 2019, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

BYO board games

Full year events only Join others for a board game of your choice. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Social meetups. Friday, November 15, 2019, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

Teen study zone

November Library events Want a quiet space to prepare for your exams? The library meeting room will open for quiet individual or group study. For high school students years 10, 11,12. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: 13 to 17 years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Youth. Friday, November 15, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only It’s never too early to start reading to your baby. Join us and share a fun and interactive time rhyming, singing and talking with your baby. For babies aged 0 - 2 years. No need to book, just come along.  Every Friday @ 9.30am. Program group: Baby Rhyme Time. Library: Runaway Bay Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Friday, November 15, 2019, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

LEGO® construction for special needs

Full year events only Build with a variety of Lego, Duplo and extra-large soft Lego. Presented by the Special Needs Library. Not open to group bookings. Library: Nerang Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: 6 to 12 years. Newborn to two years. Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids. Special needs. Friday, November 15, 2019, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only A fun session of singing, clapping and dancing. Learn action rhymes and songs to assist your child's pre-literacy, communication, language and social skills. Every Friday at 9:30am. Program group: Toddler time. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: Auditorium. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Friday, November 15, 2019, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Knitted creations

Full year events only Join the knitting circle. All welcome. Library: Runaway Bay Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Older adults. Cost: Free. Type of event: Art and hobbies. Friday, November 15, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Open book club

Full year events only Participants join a relaxed discussion on books they have read and enjoyed. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Books and authors. Friday, November 15, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Designed to develop a love of books and reading, these interactive storytimes will stimulate young minds and provide parents and carers with ideas to take home. Library: Book Box. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Cost: Free. Type of event: Storytime. Friday, November 15, 2019, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only A fun session of singing, clapping and dancing. Learn action rhymes and songs to assist your child's pre-literacy, communication, language and social skills. Program group: Toddler time. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Friday, November 15, 2019, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Writing Fridays

Full year events only Gold Coast Libraries and Queensland Writers Centre have teamed up to offer Gold Coast writers a new supportive space to focus on your writing, free of distractions, every week. We're following the lead of the best writers and employing the Pomodoro technique of time management. With a facilitator on hand throughout the day, it's the perfect opportunity to turn your brilliant ideas into great pieces of writing. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: For writers. Friday, November 15, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Discover Photoshop - 3 week course

November Library events Learn the basics of Photoshop in this 3 week beginner course. Booking for the first session will confirm your spot for the remaining two. Adults class. Creative Tech Lab bookings are in high demand. It is a condition of booking that you confirm your attendance 48 hours prior to the event. If confirmation is not made, your booking will be reallocated to the waitlist. Please email creativetechlab@goldcoast.qld.gov.au to book, confirm or cancel. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: Creative Tech Lab Helensvale. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Tech and digital. Friday, November 15, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Tech Savvy Seniors: Introduction to social media 2

November Library events This session will detail setting up profiles for Google, Facebook and Twitter, and provide advice for protecting your privacy while using these applications. Bookings essential. Program group: Digital Literacy. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Older adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Tech and digital. Friday, November 15, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Read, rhyme and craft time

Full year events only Experience the magic of stories, action rhymes and crafts with your child at the library. For parents and children 2- 5 years. No need to book, just come along. Every Friday 11am. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Cost: Free. Type of event: Storytime. Friday, November 15, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Our English conversation circles are informal weekly sessions that provide people who speak English as a second language the chance to practise their conversational English in a relaxed setting with trained volunteers. No need to book, just come along. Library: Runaway Bay Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Friday, November 15, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Open Creative Tech Lab

Full year events only The Creative Tech Lab PC’s will be available for two hours. Utilise our powerful computers for 3D modelling, audio, photo or video production and 3D printing. This is an unguided session. Program group: Creative Tech Lab. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: Creative Tech Lab Southport. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Tech and digital. Friday, November 15, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Learning Lab: Self paced learning using Lynda.com

November Library events This Learning Lab session is held in our Creative Tech Lab and is self paced computer based learning using the online tutorial portal Lynda.com. If you've ever wanted to learn programs such as Word, Excel, Photoshop and more, book a spot and start learning. The first 15 minutes will be dedicated to showing participants how to access Lynda.com using their library membership and how to access tutorials. A staff member will be on hand throughout this self-guided session to answer any questions. Creative Tech Lab bookings are in high demand. It is a condition of booking that you confirm your attendance 48 hours prior to the event. If confirmation is not made, your booking will be reallocated to the waitlist. Please call 5581 7200 or email creativetechlab@goldcoast.qld.gov.au to book, confirm or cancel. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: Creative Tech Lab Southport. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Tech and digital. Friday, November 15, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Our English conversation circles are informal weekly sessions that provide people who speak English as a second language the chance to practise their conversational English in a relaxed setting with trained volunteers. No need to book, just come along. Library: Nerang Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Friday, November 15, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Mobile device basics (Android)

Full year events only This workshop will teach you how to perform basic tasks on a mobile device. You need to have your own device, and have completed the basic set-up required when you first turn it on after purchase. Program group: Digital Literacy. Library: Runaway Bay Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Tech and digital. Friday, November 15, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au.

Intermediate Lego Robotics

November Library events In this five week course, learn to build and code a Lego Mindstorms EV3 robot and then compete on the FLL hydrodynamics challenge match. Children must attend all sessions, for children aged 10 and over. Program group: Digital Literacy. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: 8 to 12 years. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Kids. Friday, November 15, 2019, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

Make create

November Library events Create it, make it, decorate it, keep it! Use your imagination and create your own crafts with materials provided. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: 6 to 12 years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids. Friday, November 15, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Our English conversation circles are informal weekly sessions that provide people who speak English as a second language the chance to practise their conversational English in a relaxed setting with trained volunteers. No need to book, just come along. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Friday, November 15, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Our English conversation circles are informal weekly sessions that provide people who speak English as a second language the chance to practise their conversational English in a relaxed setting with trained volunteers. No need to book, just come along. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Friday, November 15, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Saturday tales

Full year events only Designed to develop a love of books and reading, these interactive storytimes will stimulate young minds and provide parents and carers with ideas to take home. Program group: Storytime. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Saturday, November 16, 2019, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

STEAM for kids: LEGO® design

Full year events only Build your own designs at our Lego® drop-in session. For children aged 6 to 12 years. Every Saturday at 10am. No bookings required - just come along! Program group: STEAM for kids. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: 6 to 12 years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids. Saturday, November 16, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

STEAM for kids: LEGO® design

Full year events only Build your designs at our Lego® drop-in session. No bookings required. Every Saturday. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: 6 to 12 years. Cost: Free. Type of event: Kids. Saturday, November 16, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Artworks after World War II

November Library events Find out what was so exhilarating and inspiring in war-torn London as young artists moved into the 1950's. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Art and hobbies. Saturday, November 16, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Colour and chat

Full year events only Enjoy a cuppa and add a bit of colour to your life with these fun adult colouring in workshops. Library: Runaway Bay Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Social meetups. Monday, November 18, 2019, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Our English conversation circles are informal weekly sessions that provide people who speak English as a second language the chance to practise their conversational English in a relaxed setting with trained volunteers. No need to book, just come along. Library: Burleigh Heads Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Type of event: English as a second language. Monday, November 18, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Every Monday and Tuesday at 10am. Designed to develop a love of books and reading, these interactive storytimes will stimulate young minds and provide parents and carers with ideas to take home. Program group: Storytime. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Monday, November 18, 2019, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Benowa Gardens - Baby Rhyme Time

November Library events Join us at Benowa Gardens shopping centre, across from Coles, for a lovely Baby Rhyme Time experience. Program group: 0-5 Programs (Other). Library: Southport Library. Room / area: External. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids. Monday, November 18, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Storytime at Pacific Fair

November Library events Join library staff for a free interactive session of stories, songs, rhymes, puppets and fun with Pacific Fair picnic mats provided. Location: Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Outdoor Picnic Area along river (outdoor entrances near Priceline Pharmacy and Café Cherry Beans). Program group: Storytime. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: External. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids. Monday, November 18, 2019, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Tea and Trivia for seniors

November Library events Win a prize and enjoy a cuppa at our fun trivia session. Free morning tea provided. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Older adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Social meetups. Monday, November 18, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Our English conversation circles are informal weekly sessions that provide people who speak English as a second language the chance to practise their conversational English in a relaxed setting with trained volunteers. No need to book, just come along. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Monday, November 18, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Mobile device basics (Apple)

Full year events only This workshop will teach you how to perform basic tasks on a mobile device. You need to have your own device, and have completed the basic set-up required when you first turn it on after purchase. If you have an iPhone or iPad, bring your Apple ID and password. Program group: Digital Literacy. Library: Burleigh Waters Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Tech and digital. Monday, November 18, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au.

Author Encounter: Heather Morris

November Library events Gold Coast Libraries and Book Face present a very special event featuring bestselling author Heather Morris, as she launches her new novel Cilka's Journey. The story centres on one of the key characters from her previous bestselling novel, The Tattooist of Auschwitz, the #1 bestseller globally for much of 2018. It was Apple’s Book of the Year 2018 and is being turned into a major drama coming mid 2020 from the makers of The Cry.around the world. Books will be available to buy for signing from Book Face. Program group: Author encounter. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Books and authors. Monday, November 18, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Our English conversation circles are informal weekly sessions that provide people who speak English as a second language the chance to practise their conversational English in a relaxed setting with trained volunteers. No need to book, just come along. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Monday, November 18, 2019, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM.

Teen study zone

November Library events Want a quiet space to prepare for your exams? The library meeting room will open for quiet individual or group study. For high school students years 10, 11,12. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: 13 to 17 years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Youth. Monday, November 18, 2019, 12:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Mobile device basics (Android)

Full year events only This workshop will teach you how to perform basic tasks on a mobile device. You need to have your own device, and have completed the basic set-up required when you first turn it on after purchase. Program group: Digital Literacy. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Tech and digital. Monday, November 18, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au.

Scrabble group

Full year events only Have some fun playing scrabble. Relax with a cuppa and make new friends. Library: Runaway Bay Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Social meetups. Monday, November 18, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Artist in residence - Tony Sacre

November Library events Tony loved to draw as a child and showed a natural artistic talent. From humble beginnings in the UK, Tony initially started out working with his father learning his trade as a hat blocker and later on became a carpenter, neglecting his art in order to make a living. Since arriving in Australia in 2001, Tony has rediscovered his love for drawing portraits and has since started experimenting with different mediums and subjects to his repertoire. Tony invites you to come along and view his work and watch him create art live at Southport Library every Monday afternoon during November. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Older adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Art and hobbies. Monday, November 18, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Board game blitz

Full year events only For the young and the young at heart. Enjoy learning new and different board games that are easy to learn and fun to play. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Social meetups. Monday, November 18, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Spreadsheet basics

Full year events only Learn how to create spreadsheets using spreadsheet software, Microsoft Excel. Basic computer skills are required, including how to use a keyboard and mouse. Program group: Digital Literacy. Library: Runaway Bay Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Tech and digital. Monday, November 18, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au.

Introduction to Canva

November Library events Learn the basics of Canva a free web based graphic design tool. Adults class. Creative Tech Lab bookings are in high demand. It is a condition of booking that you confirm your attendance 48 hours prior to the event. If confirmation is not made, your booking will be reallocated to the waitlist. Please email creativetechlab@goldcoast.qld.gov.au to book, confirm or cancel. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: Creative Tech Lab Helensvale. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Tech and digital. Monday, November 18, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Minecraft

November Library events Love to play Minecraft? Join other enthusiasts and collaborate to explore and build your best world. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: 6 to 12 years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids. Monday, November 18, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

STEAM for kids: Robots.

November Library events Explore the world of coding and robotics. For children aged 8 to 12 years.  Bookings essential. Attendees will be using the Ozobots app to code.  By participating in this program you are accepting the terms of use of this application: https://ozobot.com/TOS-app. Program group: STEAM for kids. Library: Burleigh Waters Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: 8 to 12 years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Tech and digital. Monday, November 18, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

STEAM for kids: Scratch Animation!

November Library events Use Scratch to make an animated scene. Program group: STEAM for kids. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: 6 to 12 years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids. Monday, November 18, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

IELTS preparation

Full year events only Get tips on what you need to know to do well in IELTS tests at these free workshops for 12 sessions. Developed specifically for international students. Workshops run by qualified English Language Consultant. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Cost: Free. Type of event: English as a second language. Monday, November 18, 2019, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

IELTS workshop

Full year events only Get tips on what you need to know to do well in IELTS tests at these free workshops. Developed specifically for international students. No need to book but please come early as space is limited. Library: Runaway Bay Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Monday, November 18, 2019, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Tech Savvy Seniors: Introduction to Social Media

January Library events This session provides a general introduction to the most commonly used social media platforms.  Booking essential. Library: Elanora Library. Audience: Older adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Tech and digital. Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Our English conversation circles are informal weekly sessions that provide people who speak English as a second language the chance to practise their conversational English in a relaxed setting with trained volunteers. No need to book, just come along. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Teen study zone

November Library events Want a quiet space to prepare for your exams? The library meeting room will open for quiet individual or group study. For high school students years 10, 11,12. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: 13 to 17 years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Youth. Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only It’s never too early to start reading to your baby. Join us and share a fun and interactive session of rhyming, singing and talking with your baby. For babies aged 0 - 2 years. No need to book, just come along. Every Tuesday 9.15am. Program group: Baby Rhyme Time. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: Auditorium. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 9:15 AM – 9:45 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Designed to develop a love of books and reading, these interactive storytimes will stimulate young minds and provide parents and carers with ideas to take home.  Every Tuesday 9.30am. Program group: Storytime. Library: Nerang Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Designed to develop a love of books and reading, these interactive storytimes will stimulate young minds and provide parents and carers with ideas to take home. Every Tuesday at 9.30am, for parents and children aged 3-5 years. No bookings required, just come along! Program group: Storytime. Library: Burleigh Waters Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Designed to develop a love of books and reading, these interactive storytimes will stimulate young minds and provide parents and carers with ideas to take home. Every Tuesday 9.30am. Program group: Storytime. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only A fun session of singing, clapping and dancing. Learn action rhymes and songs to assist your child's pre-literacy, communication, language and social skills. Program group: Toddler time. Library: Runaway Bay Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Cost: Free. Type of event: Storytime. Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM.

Watercolour room 2

November Library events Watercolour painting, incorporating ink sketching guided by artist Kay Finlayson. All levels welcome, some basic materials provided, regular attendees please bring along own art materials. Bookings essential. Library: Palm Beach Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Older adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Art and hobbies. Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only It’s never too early to start reading to your baby. Join us and share a fun and interactive time rhyming, singing and talking with your baby. For babies aged 0 - 2 years. Every Tuesday at 10am. No need to book, just come along. Program group: Baby Rhyme Time. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids. Storytime. Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Create an email account with Google

Full year events only Set up your own email account using Gmail.com with staff assistance. Session limited to 30 minutes only. Program group: Digital Literacy. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Tech and digital. Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM. For more info visit www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au.

Storytime

Full year events only Every Monday and Tuesday at 10am. Designed to develop a love of books and reading, these interactive storytimes will stimulate young minds and provide parents and carers with ideas to take home. Program group: Storytime. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Designed to develop a love of books and reading, these interactive storytimes will stimulate young minds and provide parents and carers with ideas to take home. Program group: Storytime. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM.

Knitting room

November Library events Join Heather, local creative knitter and fine tune your knitting/crochet skills. Bring along a project idea or pattern, needles and yarn, or discover knitting in a supportive environment. Beginners welcome, some basic materials provided. Library: Palm Beach Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Older adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Art and hobbies. Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Its never too early to start reading to your baby. Share in a fun and interactive activity, rhyming, singing and talking with your baby. For parents and babies, newborn to 2 years. No need to book, just come along.  Every Tuesday 10.30am. Program group: Baby Rhyme Time. Library: Nerang Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Type of event: Storytime. Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Calm on the carpet

Full year events only After singing, clapping and dancing at Baby Rhyme Time, join us for some calm on the carpet. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Email basics

Full year events only This workshop covers the basic steps you need to keep in touch with your family and friends using email. We will explain how to send an email, read and reply to emails, and print and send an email attachment. Participants must have access to an email account prior to this workshop. Program group: Digital Literacy. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Tech and digital. Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Our English conversation circles are informal weekly sessions that provide people who speak English as a second language the chance to practise their conversational English in a relaxed setting with trained volunteers. No need to book, just come along. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

Mobile device basics (Android)

Full year events only This workshop will teach you how to perform basic tasks on a mobile device. You need to have your own device, and have completed the basic set-up required when you first turn it on after purchase. Program group: Digital Literacy. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Tech and digital. Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au.

Word processing basics

Full year events only Learn how to create, edit, save and print your own document in this basic 1 hour introductory workshop on word processing using Microsoft Word 2016. Basic computer skills are required, including how to use a keyboard and mouse. Program group: Digital Literacy. Library: Burleigh Waters Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Tech and digital. Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Our English conversation circles are informal weekly sessions that provide people who speak English as a second language the chance to practise their conversational English in a relaxed setting with trained volunteers. No need to book, just come along. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Basic Auslan

Full year events only These sessions are for beginners who wish to learn the basics of Australian sign language. No bookings required, just come along and join in. Library: Runaway Bay Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Cost: Free. Type of event: Social meetups. Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Felt room - CANCELLED

November Library events Wet felting is the process of combining layers of wool roving and/or wool yarns into one flat piece of felt fabric. Felting from wool is considered to be the oldest known textile process. Join felt artist Margret for an introduction to the beautiful art of wet felting. Some basic introductory material provided. Please bring along two towels. Regular attendees will need to bring along their own supplies each month. Library: Palm Beach Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Older adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Art and hobbies. Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Multicultural homework club

Full year events only For students who speak English as a second language. Facilitated by the Multicultural Families Organisation. Library: Southport Library. Audience: 13 to 17 years. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Type of event: English as a second language. Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

STEAM for kids

Full year events only Join others to Build + Create + Innovate. Program group: STEAM for kids. Library: Runaway Bay Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: 6 to 12 years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids. Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

STEAM for kids: LEGO® design

Full year events only Build your designs at our Lego drop-in session. No bookings required. Program group: STEAM for kids. Library: Nerang Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: 6 to 12 years. Cost: Free. Type of event: Kids. Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Make create station

November Library events Get creative with art and design projects. Materials provided. Program group: STEAM for kids. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: 6 to 12 years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids. Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only It’s never too early to start reading to your baby. Join us and share a fun and interactive time rhyming, singing and talking with your baby. For babies aged 0 - 2 years. No need to book, just come along. Every Wednesday 9.15am. Program group: Baby Rhyme Time. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: Auditorium. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 9:15 AM – 9:45 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only It’s never too early to start reading to your baby. Join us and share a fun and interactive time rhyming, singing and talking with your baby. For babies aged 0 - 2 years. No need to book, just come along. Every Wednesday 9.30am. Program group: Baby Rhyme Time. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Designed to develop a love of books and reading, these interactive storytimes will stimulate young minds and provide parents and carers with ideas to take home. Every Wednesday @ 9.30am. Program group: Storytime. Library: Runaway Bay Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Designed to develop a love of books and reading, these interactive storytimes will stimulate young minds and provide parents and carers with ideas to take home. Every Wednesday at 9:30am. Program group: Storytime. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only A fun session of singing, clapping and dancing. Learn action rhymes and songs to assist your child's pre-literacy, communication, language and social skills. Every Wednesday 9.30am. Program group: Toddler time. Library: Nerang Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Introduction to Windows 10

November Library events This is an introductory session for those who are interested in learning about and exploring Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system. Program group: Creative Tech Lab. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: Creative Tech Lab Southport. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Tech and digital. Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Every Wednesday at 10am. It’s never too early to start reading to your baby. Join us and share a fun and interactive time rhyming, singing and talking with your baby. For babies aged 0 - 2 years. No need to book, just come along. Program group: Baby Rhyme Time. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Calm on the carpet

Full year events only After singing, clapping and dancing at Toddler Time, join us for some calm on the carpet. Every Wednesday at 10am. Library: Nerang Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Our English conversation circles are informal weekly sessions that provide people who speak English as a second language the chance to practise their conversational English in a relaxed setting with trained volunteers. No need to book, just come along. Library: Coolangatta Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Open book club

Full year events only Participants join a relaxed discussion on books they have read and enjoyed. Library: Burleigh Heads Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Books and authors. Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Designed to develop a love of books and reading, these interactive storytimes will stimulate young minds and provide parents and carers with ideas to take home. Every Wednesday at 10am. For children aged 3 - 5 years. No need to book, just come along. Program group: Storytime. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Three to five years. Cost: Free. Type of event: Kids. Storytime. Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Designed to develop a love of books and reading, these interactive storytimes will stimulate young minds and provide parents and carers with ideas to take home. Program group: Storytime. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM.

Australia Fair Storytime

November Library events Storytime at Australia Fair - located opposite the Cinemas. Program group: Storytime. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: External. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids. Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Create your own VirtueReality

November Library events The VirtueReality is a way for you to get in touch with your true virtues. It offers a map to develop positive energies for the coming year. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Art and hobbies. Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Open Lab

November Library events Drop into the Creative Tech Lab and work on a project, use a 3D printer with staff supervision, talk to staff or experience the lab. Computers and equipment available on a first-come, first-served basis. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: Creative Tech Lab Helensvale. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Tech and digital. Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only It’s never too early to start reading to your baby. Join us and share a fun and interactive time rhyming, singing and talking with your baby. Every Wednesday at 10.30am, for babies aged 0 - 2 years. No need to book, just come along! Program group: Baby Rhyme Time. Library: Burleigh Waters Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Knitted creations

Full year events only A monthly get together for people who love to knit. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Older adults. Cost: Free. Type of event: Social meetups. Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Our English conversation circles are informal weekly sessions that provide people who speak English as a second language the chance to practise their conversational English in a relaxed setting with trained volunteers. No need to book, just come along. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM.

Jigsaw puzzle group

Full year events only Drop in and enjoy doing jigsaw puzzles with other enthusiasts. Library: Nerang Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Social meetups. Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Spreadsheet basics

Full year events only Learn how to create spreadsheets using spreadsheet software, Microsoft Excel. Basic computer skills are required, including how to use a keyboard and mouse. Program group: Digital Literacy. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Tech and digital. Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Our English conversation circles are informal weekly sessions that provide people who speak English as a second language the chance to practise their conversational English in a relaxed setting with trained volunteers. No need to book, just come along. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

STEAM for kids

Full year events only Join others to Build + Create + Innovate. Program group: STEAM for kids. Library: Nerang Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: 6 to 12 years. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Type of event: Kids. Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Crafternoon

November Library events Join us after school to create your own design using various supplies. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: 6 to 12 years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids. Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

STEAM for kids - LEGO® design

November Library events Explore your creativity at our LEGO® design sessions. Program group: STEAM for kids. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: 6 to 12 years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids. Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

STEAM for kids: LEGO® design

November Library events Build your designs at our Lego drop-in session. Program group: STEAM for kids. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: 6 to 12 years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids. Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Our English conversation circles are informal weekly sessions that provide people who speak English as a second language the chance to practise their conversational English in a relaxed setting with trained volunteers. No need to book, just come along. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Our English conversation circles are informal weekly sessions that provide people who speak English as a second language the chance to practise their conversational English in a relaxed setting with trained volunteers. No need to book, just come along. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only A fun session of singing, clapping and dancing. Learn action rhymes and songs to assist your child's pre-literacy, communication, language and social skills. Every Thursday 9.15am. Program group: Toddler time. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Thursday, November 21, 2019, 9:15 AM – 9:45 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only It’s never too early to start reading to your baby. Join us and share a fun and interactive time rhyming, singing and talking with your baby. For babies aged 0 - 2 years. No need to book, just come along. Every Thursday at 9:30am. Program group: Baby Rhyme Time. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Thursday, November 21, 2019, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only It’s never too early to start reading to your baby. Join us and share a fun and interactive time rhyming, singing and talking with your baby. For babies aged 0 - 2 years. No need to book, just come along. Every Thursday 9.30am. Program group: Baby Rhyme Time. Library: Coolangatta Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Thursday, November 21, 2019, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only It’s never too early to start reading to your baby. Join us and share a fun and interactive time rhyming, singing and talking with your baby. Every Thursday at 10.00am, for babies aged 0 - 2 years. No need to book, just come along! Program group: Baby Rhyme Time. Library: Burleigh Heads Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Thursday, November 21, 2019, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only It’s never too early to start reading to your baby. Join us and share a fun and interactive time rhyming, singing and talking with your baby. For babies aged 0 - 2 years. No need to book, just come along. Program group: Baby Rhyme Time. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Thursday, November 21, 2019, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only A fun session of singing, clapping and dancing. Learn action rhymes and songs to assist your child's pre-literacy, communication, language and social skills. For children aged 2 - 4 years. Every Thursday at 10am. No need to book, just come along. Program group: Toddler time. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids. Storytime. Thursday, November 21, 2019, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Every Thursday at 10am. A fun session of singing, clapping and dancing. Learn action rhymes and songs to assist your child's pre-literacy, communication, language and social skills. Program group: Toddler time. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Thursday, November 21, 2019, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

NDIS portal support

November Library events Learn how to navigate the NDIS Participant Portal. Presentations will be provided by Carers Queensland NDIS Local Area Coordinator Partner in the Community for the Gold Coast Region. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: Creative Tech Lab Southport. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Tech and digital. Thursday, November 21, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Open Lab

November Library events Drop into the Creative Tech Lab and work on a project, use a 3D printer with staff supervision, talk to staff or experience the lab. Computers and equipment available on a first-come, first-served basis. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: Creative Tech Lab Helensvale. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Tech and digital. Thursday, November 21, 2019, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Calm on the carpet

Full year events only After singing, clapping and dancing at Toddler Time, join us for some calm on the carpet. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids. Thursday, November 21, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only A fun session of singing, clapping and dancing. Learn action rhymes and songs to assist your child's pre-literacy, communication, language and social skills. Every Thursday 10.30am. Program group: Toddler time. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Thursday, November 21, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Internet basics

Full year events only This workshop will walk you through the very basics of the Internet, including how it works, how to get online and how to navigate and surf the web. Basic computer skills required include how to use a keyboard and mouse, or navigate a touch screen on a smartphone or tablet. Program group: Digital Literacy. Library: Burleigh Heads Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Tech and digital. Thursday, November 21, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au.

Colouring bug

Full year events only Michelle demonstrates how to use colouring for fun and relaxation. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Cost: Free. Type of event: Social meetups. Thursday, November 21, 2019, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Our English conversation circles are informal weekly sessions that provide people who speak English as a second language the chance to practise their conversational English in a relaxed setting with trained volunteers. No need to book, just come along. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Thursday, November 21, 2019, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM.

NDIS portal assistance

November Library events Do you need support with understanding the NDIS Myplace Portal? Local Area Coordinators will be at the Palm Beach Library to provide an introduction to setting up and using the My Place Portal. This session will cover entering your personal details including bank detail; claiming a reimbursement; viewing your NDIS funding. Library: Palm Beach Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Tech and digital. Thursday, November 21, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Tech Savvy Seniors : Sharing photos and other attachments online

November Library events In this workshop we will cover using email and Facebook to share your photos and files online.  Customers will need to have an existing email and Facebook account to participate in this workshop. Program group: Digital Literacy. Library: Runaway Bay Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Older adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Tech and digital. Thursday, November 21, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Social media basics

Full year events only Get a brief introduction to four of the most popular social media sites: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. This presentation will demonstrate what each site has to offer, the type of content that you can access, and how you connect and engage on each platform. As this is a demonstration only, no specific skills are required. Program group: Digital Literacy. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Tech and digital. Thursday, November 21, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM. For more info visit www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au.

Tech Savvy Seniors: Introduction to Email - Part 3

November Library events Introductory course for seniors with limited or no computer knowledge. This workshop covers the basics of using Email. You will need to complete Introduction email part 1 and 2. This workshop explains how to use attachments, how to use online folders to organise your email library, and how to keep a copy of emails you've sent as well as received. You'll also learn some tips to help you avoid junk mail and protect your privacy online. Program group: Digital Literacy. Library: Nerang Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Older adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Tech and digital. Thursday, November 21, 2019, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Open book club

Full year events only Participants join a relaxed discussion on books they have read and enjoyed. Library: Nerang Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Books and authors. Thursday, November 21, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Spreadsheet basics

Full year events only Learn how to create spreadsheets using spreadsheet software, Microsoft Excel. Basic computer skills are required, including how to use a keyboard and mouse. Program group: Digital Literacy. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Tech and digital. Thursday, November 21, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au.

K-pop Korean!

November Library events Ever wanted to learn the Korean language? These basic workshops will teach you how to read Korean characters, speak everyday Korean and work on pronunciation basics. Have fun while learning through drills, interaction and K-pop lyrics. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: 13 to 17 years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Youth. Thursday, November 21, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

STEAM for kids: LEGO® design

November Library events Explore your creativity at our LEGO design sessions. Program group: STEAM for kids. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: 6 to 12 years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids. Thursday, November 21, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Our English conversation circles are informal weekly sessions that provide people who speak English as a second language the chance to practise their conversational English in a relaxed setting with trained volunteers. No need to book, just come along. Library: Runaway Bay Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Thursday, November 21, 2019, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM.

IELTS workshop

Full year events only Get tips on what you need to know to do well in IELTS tests at these free workshops. Developed specifically for international students. No need to book but please come early as space is limited. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Thursday, November 21, 2019, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Poetry workshop for teens

November Library events Write original pieces inspired by the theme "environment" and share your work with other creatives. For ages 13 to 17. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: 13 to 17 years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Youth. Thursday, November 21, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Intermediate English conversation circle

Full year events only Our English conversation circles are informal weekly sessions that provide people who speak English as a second language the chance to practise their conversational English in a relaxed setting with trained volunteers. No need to book, just come along. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Type of event: English as a second language. Thursday, November 21, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

BYO board games

Full year events only Join others for a board game of your choice. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Social meetups. Friday, November 22, 2019, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

Teen study zone

November Library events Want a quiet space to prepare for your exams? The library meeting room will open for quiet individual or group study. For high school students years 10, 11,12. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: 13 to 17 years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Youth. Friday, November 22, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

Art journaling

Full year events only Join us to create themed artwork in an A4 journal using a range of techniques. Look deeper at the things that matter in life in a reflective way whilst connecting with others in a supportive space. No previous art experience required, just a desire to explore creativity. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Cost: Free. Type of event: Art and hobbies. Friday, November 22, 2019, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only It’s never too early to start reading to your baby. Join us and share a fun and interactive time rhyming, singing and talking with your baby. For babies aged 0 - 2 years. No need to book, just come along.  Every Friday @ 9.30am. Program group: Baby Rhyme Time. Library: Runaway Bay Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Friday, November 22, 2019, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only A fun session of singing, clapping and dancing. Learn action rhymes and songs to assist your child's pre-literacy, communication, language and social skills. Every Friday at 9:30am. Program group: Toddler time. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: Auditorium. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Friday, November 22, 2019, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

3D print Christmas decorations

November Library events Learn how 3D printing works and design a simple 3D Christmas decoration. Program group: Creative Tech Lab. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: Creative Tech Lab Southport. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Tech and digital. Friday, November 22, 2019, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Designed to develop a love of books and reading, these interactive storytimes will stimulate young minds and provide parents and carers with ideas to take home. Library: Book Box. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Cost: Free. Type of event: Storytime. Friday, November 22, 2019, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only A fun session of singing, clapping and dancing. Learn action rhymes and songs to assist your child's pre-literacy, communication, language and social skills. Program group: Toddler time. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Friday, November 22, 2019, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Writing Fridays

Full year events only Gold Coast Libraries and Queensland Writers Centre have teamed up to offer Gold Coast writers a new supportive space to focus on your writing, free of distractions, every week. We're following the lead of the best writers and employing the Pomodoro technique of time management. With a facilitator on hand throughout the day, it's the perfect opportunity to turn your brilliant ideas into great pieces of writing. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: For writers. Friday, November 22, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Glass crafting workshop

November Library events Artist in residence Erryl Tudor will provide an introduction to glass crafting where participants will be able to create a small piece of jewellery which will be fired and available for pick-up later. All materials included in this free workshop, bookings essential. Library: Palm Beach Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Older adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Art and hobbies. Friday, November 22, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Introduction to film editing

November Library events Learn the basics in how to edit a short video using Adobe Premier Pro. Adults class. Creative Tech Lab bookings are in high demand. It is a condition of booking that you confirm your attendance 48 hours prior to the event. If confirmation is not made, your booking will be reallocated to the waitlist. Please email creativetechlab@goldcoast.qld.gov.au to book, confirm or cancel. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: Creative Tech Lab Helensvale. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Tech and digital. Friday, November 22, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Tech Savvy Seniors: Managing digital assets

November Library events This session will explain what digital assets are and how to manage them. This includes how to keep them secure, minimise the chance of them being stolen or misused, and make sure they’re handled properly after you’re gone. You will also learn how to start a Last Will and Testament. Bookings essential. Program group: Digital Literacy. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Older adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Tech and digital. Friday, November 22, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Read, rhyme and craft time

Full year events only Experience the magic of stories, action rhymes and crafts with your child at the library. For parents and children 2- 5 years. No need to book, just come along. Every Friday 11am. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Cost: Free. Type of event: Storytime. Friday, November 22, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Social media basics

Full year events only Get a brief introduction to four of the most popular social media sites: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. This presentation will demonstrate what each site has to offer, the type of content that you can access, and how you connect and engage on each platform. As this is a demonstration only, no specific skills are required. Program group: Digital Literacy. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Tech and digital. Friday, November 22, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Our English conversation circles are informal weekly sessions that provide people who speak English as a second language the chance to practise their conversational English in a relaxed setting with trained volunteers. No need to book, just come along. Library: Runaway Bay Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Friday, November 22, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

IELTS workshop

Full year events only Get tips on what you need to know to do well in IELTS tests at these free workshops. Developed specifically for international students. No need to book. Library: Burleigh Heads Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Cost: Free. Type of event: English as a second language. Friday, November 22, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Open Creative Tech Lab

Full year events only The Creative Tech Lab PC’s will be available for two hours. Utilise our powerful computers for 3D modelling, audio, photo or video production and 3D printing. This is an unguided session. Program group: Creative Tech Lab. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: Creative Tech Lab Southport. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Tech and digital. Friday, November 22, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Learning Lab: Self paced learning using Lynda.com

November Library events This Learning Lab session is held in our Creative Tech Lab and is self paced computer based learning using the online tutorial portal Lynda.com. If you've ever wanted to learn programs such as Word, Excel, Photoshop and more, book a spot and start learning. The first 15 minutes will be dedicated to showing participants how to access Lynda.com using their library membership and how to access tutorials. A staff member will be on hand throughout this self-guided session to answer any questions. Creative Tech Lab bookings are in high demand. It is a condition of booking that you confirm your attendance 48 hours prior to the event. If confirmation is not made, your booking will be reallocated to the waitlist. Please call 5581 7200 or email creativetechlab@goldcoast.qld.gov.au to book, confirm or cancel. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: Creative Tech Lab Southport. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Tech and digital. Friday, November 22, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Our English conversation circles are informal weekly sessions that provide people who speak English as a second language the chance to practise their conversational English in a relaxed setting with trained volunteers. No need to book, just come along. Library: Nerang Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Friday, November 22, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Intermediate LEGO® robotics

November Library events In this five week course, learn to build and code a Lego Mindstorms EV3 robot and then compete on the FLL hydrodynamics challenge match. Children must attend all sessions, for children aged 10 and over. Program group: Digital Literacy. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: 8 to 12 years. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Kids. Friday, November 22, 2019, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Our English conversation circles are informal weekly sessions that provide people who speak English as a second language the chance to practise their conversational English in a relaxed setting with trained volunteers. No need to book, just come along. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Friday, November 22, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Our English conversation circles are informal weekly sessions that provide people who speak English as a second language the chance to practise their conversational English in a relaxed setting with trained volunteers. No need to book, just come along. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Friday, November 22, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Board games fun

Full year events only Drop in and play a game, or stay all day and enjoy playing a variety of board games. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Older adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Social meetups. Saturday, November 23, 2019, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Saturday tales

Full year events only Designed to develop a love of books and reading, these interactive storytimes will stimulate young minds and provide parents and carers with ideas to take home. Program group: Storytime. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Saturday, November 23, 2019, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

STEAM for kids: LEGO® design

Full year events only Build your designs at our Lego® drop-in session. No bookings required. Every Saturday. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: 6 to 12 years. Cost: Free. Type of event: Kids. Saturday, November 23, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

STEAM for kids: LEGO® design

Full year events only Build your own designs at our Lego® drop-in session. For children aged 6 to 12 years. Every Saturday at 10am. No bookings required - just come along! Program group: STEAM for kids. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: 6 to 12 years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids. Saturday, November 23, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Colour and chat

Full year events only Enjoy a cuppa and add a bit of colour to your life with these fun adult colouring in workshops. Library: Runaway Bay Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Social meetups. Monday, November 25, 2019, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Knitted creations

Full year events only Join the knitting circle and help support local charities. All welcome. Library: Nerang Library. Cost: Free. Type of event: Social meetups. Monday, November 25, 2019, 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Our English conversation circles are informal weekly sessions that provide people who speak English as a second language the chance to practise their conversational English in a relaxed setting with trained volunteers. No need to book, just come along. Library: Burleigh Heads Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Type of event: English as a second language. Monday, November 25, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Every Monday and Tuesday at 10am. Designed to develop a love of books and reading, these interactive storytimes will stimulate young minds and provide parents and carers with ideas to take home. Program group: Storytime. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Storytime. Monday, November 25, 2019, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Introduction to Illustrator

November Library events In this introductory session to Illustrator, learn how to create an eye-catching t-shirt graphic using basic shapes and simple techniques. Adults class. Creative Tech Lab bookings are in high demand. It is a condition of booking that you confirm your attendance 48 hours prior to the event. If confirmation is not made, your booking will be reallocated to the waitlist. Please email creativetechlab@goldcoast.qld.gov.au to book, confirm or cancel. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: Creative Tech Lab Helensvale. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Tech and digital. Monday, November 25, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Our English conversation circles are informal weekly sessions that provide people who speak English as a second language the chance to practise their conversational English in a relaxed setting with trained volunteers. No need to book, just come along. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Monday, November 25, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

The yoga lifestyle & meditation

November Library events Learn basics about the yoga lifestyle and meditation. Presented by the Australian School of Meditation and Yoga. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Talks and lectures. Monday, November 25, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Travel club

Full year events only Come along and share your travel tips with fellow keen travellers. Library: Burleigh Waters Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Social meetups. Monday, November 25, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

English Conversation Circle

Full year events only Our English conversation circles are informal weekly sessions that provide people who speak English as a second language the chance to practise their conversational English in a relaxed setting with trained volunteers. No need to book, just come along. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Monday, November 25, 2019, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM.

Teen study zone

November Library events Want a quiet space to prepare for your exams? The library meeting room will open for quiet individual or group study. For high school students years 10, 11,12. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: 13 to 17 years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Youth. Monday, November 25, 2019, 12:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Card games

Full year events only A card playing get together on the second and fourth Mondays of each month. No bookings required, just come along! Library: Robina Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Older adults. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Type of event: Social meetups. Monday, November 25, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Scrabble group

Full year events only Have some fun playing scrabble. Relax with a cuppa and make new friends. Library: Runaway Bay Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Social meetups. Monday, November 25, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Artist in residence - Tony Sacre

November Library events Tony loved to draw as a child and showed a natural artistic talent. From humble beginnings in the UK, Tony initially started out working with his father learning his trade as a hat blocker and later on became a carpenter, neglecting his art in order to make a living. Since arriving in Australia in 2001, Tony has rediscovered his love for drawing portraits and has since started experimenting with different mediums and subjects to his repertoire. Tony invites you to come along and view his work and watch him create art live at Southport Library every Monday afternoon during November. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Older adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Art and hobbies. Monday, November 25, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Board game blitz

Full year events only For the young and the young at heart. Enjoy learning new and different board games that are easy to learn and fun to play. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Social meetups. Monday, November 25, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Learning Lab: Self paced learning using Lynda.com

November Library events This Learning Lab session is held in our Creative Tech Lab and is self paced computer based learning using the online tutorial portal Lynda.com. If you've ever wanted to learn programs such as Word, Excel, Photoshop and more, book a spot and start learning. The first 15 minutes will be dedicated to showing participants how to access Lynda.com using their library membership and how to access tutorials. A staff member will be on hand throughout this self-guided session to answer any questions. Creative Tech Lab bookings are in high demand. It is a condition of booking that you confirm your attendance 48 hours prior to the event. If confirmation is not made, your booking will be reallocated to the waitlist. Please call 5581 1625 or email creativetechlab@goldcoast.qld.gov.au to book, confirm or cancel. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: Creative Tech Lab Helensvale. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Tech and digital. Monday, November 25, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

STEAM for kids: LEGO® design

Full year events only Build your own designs at our Lego® drop-in session. For children aged 6 to 12 years. No bookings required - just come along! Program group: STEAM for kids. Library: Burleigh Waters Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: 6 to 12 years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids. Monday, November 25, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Minecraft

November Library events Love to play Minecraft? Join other enthusiasts and collaborate to explore and build your best world. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: 6 to 12 years. Bookings required: No. Type of event: Kids. Monday, November 25, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

STEAM for Kids: Paper planes!

November Library events Build your very own paper plane. Who's plane will go the furthest and highest? Program group: STEAM for kids. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: 6 to 12 years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids. Monday, November 25, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

IELTS preparation

Full year events only Get tips on what you need to know to do well in IELTS tests at these free workshops for 12 sessions. Developed specifically for international students. Workshops run by qualified English Language Consultant. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Cost: Free. Type of event: English as a second language. Monday, November 25, 2019, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

IELTS workshop

Full year events only Get tips on what you need to know to do well in IELTS tests at these free workshops. Developed specifically for international students. No need to book but please come early as space is limited. Library: Runaway Bay Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: No. Type of event: English as a second language. Monday, November 25, 2019, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.