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Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Runaway Bay Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Sing, move and groove, learn new words and make new friends. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Burleigh Heads Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Two to three years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Staying Safe on Facebook

October Library events This live workshop will take you through some of the ins and outs of staying safe on Facebook.  Come along to learn: what you can do on Facebook , how you can take control of your privacy settings , common scams on Facebook , how advertising works on Facebook Handouts will be provided.  Celebrate Seniors Month. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Older adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Computers and technology. Interests and hobbies. Shows on page(s): Homepage. Language-literacy. Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Staying Safe on Facebook

October Library events This live workshop will take you through some of the ins and outs of staying safe on Facebook.  Come along to learn: what you can do on Facebook , how you can take control of your privacy settings , common scams on Facebook , how advertising works on Facebook Handouts will be provided.  Celebrate Seniors Month. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Older adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Computers and technology. Interests and hobbies. Shows on page(s): Homepage. Language-literacy. Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Sing, move and groove, learn new words and make new friends. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Sing, move and groove, learn new words and make new friends. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Nerang Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Digital Marketing 101

October Library events The digital marketing world can be confusing with so many options to choose from.  Digital marketing is any form of marketing that exists online - social media, websites, SEO, search engines and email - but it's important to know what channels will benefit your business the most. Join Sarah Davis, a Digital Solutions Advisor from Business Station, to learn some simple tips to get your products and services in front of your ideal customers. •    Let’s start with understanding your current situation •    Who are your competitors and how are you different? •    What are your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats? •    Who is your ideal customer? •    Create a Buyer Persona •    Your “Go To Market’ Strategy – Product, Price, Place & Promotion •    Smart Goals •    Marketing Action Plan •    Measuring results In order to fully participate we recommend you bring along a laptop or an iPad. Please feel free to bring along examples you may wish to discuss. This will be an interactive… Library: Southport Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Business. Shows on page(s): Business. Homepage. Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Burleigh Waters Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, October 28, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Nerang Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, October 28, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Runaway Bay Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, October 28, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, October 28, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Book Box. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, October 28, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, October 28, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Sing, move and groove, learn new words and make new friends. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, October 28, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Sing, move and groove, learn new words and make new friends. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Two to three years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, October 28, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Burleigh Waters Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, October 28, 2021, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Friday, October 29, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Writing Fridays at Gold Coast Libraries

Full year events only Gold Coast Libraries and Queensland Writers Centre have teamed up to offer Gold Coast writers a supportive space to write, 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. Writing Fridays help you cultivate a habit of uninterrupted writing. Writing Fridays follows the Pomodoro Technique of 25-minute blocks of writing (a 'tomato'), followed by 5-minute breaks and longer breaks throughout the day. 15-minute break for every third break and long lunch break from 12.50pm - 1:30pm. We are inviting everyone, members and non members alike, to book your space and attend a Writing Fridays session for free. Arrive at 10:00am and sign in, then proceed to Level 2 meeting room. Please stay at home if you are feeling unwell or have a cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue or shortness of breath.… Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: 13 to 17 years. Adults. Older adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Writing. Interests and hobbies. Shows on page(s): Readers-writers. Friday, October 29, 2021, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Virtual Storytime

Full year events only Enjoy storytime at home with our Virtual Storytime every Saturday at 10am on our Facebook page. Library: Online. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Contact name: Rebecca. Contact email: gclibs@goldcoast.qld.gov.au. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Saturday, October 30, 2021, 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. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Sunday, October 31, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Sunday, October 31, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Write in Libraries - Celebrating Writers' Month!

November Library events Celebrating Writers Month! Looking for a space to write your novel amongst other writers? Focused on a writing challenge for the month? We have opened up a selection of library meeting rooms for you free from distractions. Stay for the day or write for a while. Mondays in November, book your spot, pull up a table, and write away! Good Luck! Locations also include Southport Library meeting room and Elanora Library meeting room. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: 13 to 17 years. Adults. Older adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Writing. Shows on page(s): Hobbies-interests. Readers-writers. Monday, November 1, 2021, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Write In Libraries - Celebrating Writers' Month!

November Library events Celebrating Writers Month! Looking for a space to write your novel amongst other writers? Focused on a writing challenge for the month? We have opened up a selection of library meeting rooms for you free from distractions. Stay for the day or write for a while. Mondays in November, book your spot, pull up a table, and write away! Good Luck! Locations also include Helensvale Library meeting room and Elanora Library meeting room. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. 13 to 17 years. Older adults. Cost: Free. Type of event: Writing. Shows on page(s): Hobbies-interests. Homepage. Readers-writers. Monday, November 1, 2021, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Write In Libraries - Celebrating Writers' Month!

November Library events Celebrating Writers Month! Looking for a space to write your novel amongst other writers? Focused on a writing challenge for the month? We have opened up a selection of library meeting rooms for you free from distractions. Mondays in November, book your spot, pull up a table, and write away! Good Luck! Locations also include Helensvale Library meeting room and Southport Library meeting room. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Older adults. 13 to 17 years. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Writing. Shows on page(s): Hobbies-interests. Homepage. Readers-writers. Monday, November 1, 2021, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, November 2, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, November 2, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Runaway Bay Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, November 2, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, November 2, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Sing, move and groove, learn new words and make new friends. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Burleigh Heads Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Two to three years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, November 2, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Sing, move and groove, learn new words and make new friends. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Nerang Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Sing, move and groove, learn new words and make new friends. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Nerang Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, November 4, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Runaway Bay Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, November 4, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Burleigh Waters Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, November 4, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Book Box. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, November 4, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, November 4, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, November 4, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Sing, move and groove, learn new words and make new friends. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Two to three years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, November 4, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Sing, move and groove, learn new words and make new friends. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, November 4, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Burleigh Waters Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, November 4, 2021, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Friday, November 5, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Writing Fridays at Elanora Library - NEW LOCATION!

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. 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. 13 to 17 years. Older adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Writing. Shows on page(s): Readers-writers. Youth. Homepage. Friday, November 5, 2021, 10:00 AM – 1:00 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. Please stay at home if you are feeling unwell or have a cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue or shortness of breath. Please do not bring any food or drink beside bottled water. Phones should be switched off or put on silent and stored away in a bag. 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: 13 to 17 years. Adults. Older adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Writing. Interests and hobbies. Shows on page(s): Readers-writers. Friday, November 5, 2021, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Virtual Storytime

Full year events only Enjoy storytime at home with our Virtual Storytime every Saturday at 10am on our Facebook page. Library: Online. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Contact name: Rebecca. Contact email: gclibs@goldcoast.qld.gov.au. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Saturday, November 6, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Tips on applying for small business grants

November Library events Learn how to navigate your way through the small business grant funding process. •    What makes a good grant application? •    Checking your eligibility •    How to plan ahead •    Gathering supporting documents •    Writing your application to meet the objectives of the grant  •    Including keywords •    Writing a scope of works •    Providing quotations Sarah Davis will guide you through the process and share invaluable tips to help you prepare for any business grant applications. Sarah Davis is a Digital Solutions Advisor at Business Station and is an award-winning marketing professional with a friendly and approachable nature. Having worked in marketing for over 25 years, 13 of those years in shopping centres, she has extensive knowledge of the retail industry. Sarah likes to think outside of the box, developing creative and successful initiatives that give a good return on investment. Retail is becoming an exceptionally tough gig but Sarah comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience and… Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Business. Shows on page(s): Business. Homepage. Saturday, November 6, 2021, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Sunday, November 7, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Sunday, November 7, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Bryan Brown in Conversation with Nicole Dyer

November Library events Iconic Australian actor has turned his hand to writing and its GOOD! We are hosting Bryan Brown at HOTA for this special author event. The novel is called Sweet Jimmy and it is taut and crackling with character. These gritty, raw and sometimes very funny stories from Australian great Bryan Brown are Aussie Noir at it's best. Nicole Dyer will be chatting all things writing and acting with Bryan at this exclusive event. There will be Q&A and Book Face is attending with copies of Bryans book for you to buy. Bryan will be signing copies of his book at the event. The event of the season - tell your friends! About Bryan Brown Iconic Australian actor Bryan Brown became an international success in the early eighties with critical acclaim from performances in Breaker Morant and A Town Like Alice. A stream of Australian hits and Hollywood productions followed including The Thorn Birds, Gorillas in the Mist, FX, Newsfront, The Shiralee, Cocktail, Two Hands, Beautiful Kate, Along Came Polly, Australia and in… Room / area: External. Audience: Adults. Older adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Authors and speakers. Shows on page(s): Hobbies-interests. Homepage. Readers-writers. Sunday, November 7, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. HOTA - The Lakeside Room.

Write in Libraries - Celebrating Writers' Month!

November Library events Celebrating Writers Month! Looking for a space to write your novel amongst other writers? Focused on a writing challenge for the month? We have opened up a selection of library meeting rooms for you free from distractions. Stay for the day or write for a while. Mondays in November, book your spot, pull up a table, and write away! Good Luck! Locations also include Southport Library meeting room and Elanora Library meeting room. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: 13 to 17 years. Adults. Older adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Writing. Shows on page(s): Hobbies-interests. Readers-writers. Monday, November 8, 2021, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Write In Libraries - Celebrating Writers' Month!

November Library events Celebrating Writers Month! Looking for a space to write your novel amongst other writers? Focused on a writing challenge for the month? We have opened up a selection of library meeting rooms for you free from distractions. Mondays in November, book your spot, pull up a table, and write away! Good Luck! Locations also include Helensvale Library meeting room and Southport Library meeting room. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Older adults. 13 to 17 years. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Writing. Shows on page(s): Hobbies-interests. Homepage. Readers-writers. Monday, November 8, 2021, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Write In Libraries - Celebrating Writers' Month!

November Library events Celebrating Writers Month! Looking for a space to write your novel amongst other writers? Focused on a writing challenge for the month? We have opened up a selection of library meeting rooms for you free from distractions. Stay for the day or write for a while. Mondays in November, book your spot, pull up a table, and write away! Good Luck! Locations also include Helensvale Library meeting room and Elanora Library meeting room. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. 13 to 17 years. Older adults. Cost: Free. Type of event: Writing. Shows on page(s): Hobbies-interests. Homepage. Readers-writers. Monday, November 8, 2021, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Speechie Library Talks

Full year events only Would you like to help your child’s language and literacy skills? Speech Pathology Australia works with families to help develop strong foundations. Meet your local speech pathologist and find out how you can support your child’s development at home. Library: Nerang Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Newborn to two years. Two to three years. Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Runaway Bay Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Sing, move and groove, learn new words and make new friends. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Burleigh Heads Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Two to three years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Can you spot a scam?

November Library events Did you know? Australians reported a record $211 million* in losses to scams so far this year! The internet is a wonderful place to explore and connect with others, but it pays to be able to spot a scam. Come to our library meeting room and we will join in on a 1-hour webinar with the eSafety Commissioner to learn tips on how to spot them, what to do and what not to do and where to go for help. *Source: Scamwatch, 2021. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Older adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Computers and technology. Interests and hobbies. Shows on page(s): Homepage. Language-literacy. Hobbies-interests. Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Can you spot a scam?

November Library events Did you know? Australians reported a record $211 million* in losses to scams so far this year! The internet is a wonderful place to explore and connect with others, but it pays to be able to spot a scam. Come to our library meeting room and we will join in on a 1-hour webinar with the eSafety Commissioner to learn tips on how to spot them, what to do and what not to do and where to go for help. *Source: Scamwatch, 2021. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Older adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Computers and technology. Interests and hobbies. Shows on page(s): Homepage. Language-literacy. Hobbies-interests. Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Sing, move and groove, learn new words and make new friends. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Sing, move and groove, learn new words and make new friends. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Nerang Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Runaway Bay Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, November 11, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Burleigh Waters Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, November 11, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Nerang Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, November 11, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, November 11, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, November 11, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Book Box. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, November 11, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Sing, move and groove, learn new words and make new friends. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, November 11, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Sing, move and groove, learn new words and make new friends. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Two to three years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, November 11, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Burleigh Waters Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, November 11, 2021, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Friday, November 12, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Writing Fridays at Elanora Library - NEW LOCATION!

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. 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. 13 to 17 years. Older adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Writing. Shows on page(s): Readers-writers. Youth. Homepage. Friday, November 12, 2021, 10:00 AM – 1:00 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. Please stay at home if you are feeling unwell or have a cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue or shortness of breath. Please do not bring any food or drink beside bottled water. Phones should be switched off or put on silent and stored away in a bag. 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: 13 to 17 years. Adults. Older adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Writing. Interests and hobbies. Shows on page(s): Readers-writers. Friday, November 12, 2021, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Virtual Storytime

Full year events only Enjoy storytime at home with our Virtual Storytime every Saturday at 10am on our Facebook page. Library: Online. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Contact name: Rebecca. Contact email: gclibs@goldcoast.qld.gov.au. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Saturday, November 13, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Writers' Block: Worlds of fantasy and science fiction

November Library events Celebrating Writers' Month: Last Writers' Block of the year! What is speculative fiction? In this workshop with Kylie Chan, you will learn about the different types of speculative fiction, and where your ideas sit in the vast continuum of imaginary worlds. Kylie will give you insight into the process of building your own world – history, geography, culture and diversity. She will provide you with tools to flesh out your world into a living, immersive landscape that will enthral your readers. She will assist you to develop a system of magic – or science – that adds a fantastic dimension to your creative world. Kylie Chan is the author of the bestselling nine-book Dark Heavens series, a fantasy based on Chinese mythology and published by Harper/Voyager worldwide. She is a fulltime writer based here on the Gold Coast. Library: Nerang Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Older adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Writing. Shows on page(s): Readers-writers. Homepage. Hobbies-interests. Saturday, November 13, 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Sunday, November 14, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Sunday, November 14, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Write in Libraries - Celebrating Writers' Month!

November Library events Celebrating Writers Month! Looking for a space to write your novel amongst other writers? Focused on a writing challenge for the month? We have opened up a selection of library meeting rooms for you free from distractions. Stay for the day or write for a while. Mondays in November, book your spot, pull up a table, and write away! Good Luck! Locations also include Southport Library meeting room and Elanora Library meeting room. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: 13 to 17 years. Adults. Older adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Writing. Shows on page(s): Hobbies-interests. Readers-writers. Monday, November 15, 2021, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Write In Libraries - Celebrating Writers' Month!

November Library events Celebrating Writers Month! Looking for a space to write your novel amongst other writers? Focused on a writing challenge for the month? We have opened up a selection of library meeting rooms for you free from distractions. Stay for the day or write for a while. Mondays in November, book your spot, pull up a table, and write away! Good Luck! Locations also include Helensvale Library meeting room and Elanora Library meeting room. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. 13 to 17 years. Older adults. Cost: Free. Type of event: Writing. Shows on page(s): Hobbies-interests. Homepage. Readers-writers. Monday, November 15, 2021, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Write In Libraries - Celebrating Writers' Month!

November Library events Celebrating Writers Month! Looking for a space to write your novel amongst other writers? Focused on a writing challenge for the month? We have opened up a selection of library meeting rooms for you free from distractions. Mondays in November, book your spot, pull up a table, and write away! Good Luck! Locations also include Helensvale Library meeting room and Southport Library meeting room. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Older adults. 13 to 17 years. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Writing. Shows on page(s): Hobbies-interests. Homepage. Readers-writers. Monday, November 15, 2021, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Parent guide to online gaming

November Library events eSafety parent guide to online gaming, This information session is designed for parents and carers of young people aged 8–13. It will cover: eSafety’s 'State of Play' research , the games young people are using and how they are engaging with them , the benefits of gaming and how to mitigate risks , practical strategies to use at home and where to find help and support if things go wrong. Please join us in the library meeting room as we link in to this informative webinar that will be hosted by the eSafety Commissioner. Library: Nerang Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Older adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Computers and technology. Interests and hobbies. Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Homepage. Language-literacy. Hobbies-interests. Monday, November 15, 2021, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Parent guide to online gaming

November Library events eSafety parent guide to online gaming, This information session is designed for parents and carers of young people aged 8–13. It will cover: eSafety’s 'State of Play' research , the games young people are using and how they are engaging with them , the benefits of gaming and how to mitigate risks , practical strategies to use at home and where to find help and support if things go wrong. Please join us in the library meeting room as we link in to this informative webinar that will be hosted by the eSafety Commissioner. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Older adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Computers and technology. Interests and hobbies. Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Homepage. Language-literacy. Hobbies-interests. Monday, November 15, 2021, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Speechie Library Talks

Full year events only Would you like to help your child’s language and literacy skills? Speech Pathology Australia works with families to help develop strong foundations. Meet your local speech pathologist and find out how you can support your child’s development at home. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Two to three years. Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Runaway Bay Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Sing, move and groove, learn new words and make new friends. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Burleigh Heads Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Two to three years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Speechie Library Talks

Full year events only Would you like to help your child’s language and literacy skills? Speech Pathology Australia works with families to help develop strong foundations. Meet your local speech pathologist and find out how you can support your child’s development at home. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Newborn to two years. Two to three years. Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Sing, move and groove, learn new words and make new friends. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Sing, move and groove, learn new words and make new friends. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Nerang Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Beach and Surf Safety Information Session

November Library events Gold Coast beaches are popular and great places to visit. This workshop covers beach safety and all you need to know for the best beach experience. Receive a safety card and have all your questions answered by our professional Gold Coast Council Lifeguards. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Interests and hobbies. Shows on page(s): Hobbies-interests. Homepage. Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Nerang Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, November 18, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Burleigh Waters Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, November 18, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Runaway Bay Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, November 18, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, November 18, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Book Box. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, November 18, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, November 18, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Sing, move and groove, learn new words and make new friends. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Two to three years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, November 18, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Sing, move and groove, learn new words and make new friends. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, November 18, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Burleigh Waters Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, November 18, 2021, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Parent guide to digital technology and mental health

November Library events eSafety parent guide to digital technologies and mental health, It is designed for parents and carers of young people aged 10–18. It will cover: •           what do to about accidental exposure to content about suicide, self-harm or eating disorders •           using games, apps and social media to support mental wellbeing •           the pros and cons of digital mental health platforms •           strategies for young people to support friends online. Please join us in the library meeting room as we link in to this informative webinar that will be hosted by the eSafety Commissioner. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Older adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Computers and technology. Interests and hobbies. Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Homepage. Language-literacy. Hobbies-interests. Thursday, November 18, 2021, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Parent guide to digital technology and mental health

November Library events eSafety parent guide to digital technologies and mental health, It is designed for parents and carers of young people aged 10–18. It will cover: •           what do to about accidental exposure to content about suicide, self-harm or eating disorders •           using games, apps and social media to support mental wellbeing •           the pros and cons of digital mental health platforms •           strategies for young people to support friends online. Please join us in the library meeting room as we link in to this informative webinar that will be hosted by the eSafety Commissioner. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Older adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Computers and technology. Interests and hobbies. Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Homepage. Language-literacy. Hobbies-interests. Thursday, November 18, 2021, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Friday, November 19, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Writing Fridays at Elanora Library - NEW LOCATION!

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. 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. 13 to 17 years. Older adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Writing. Shows on page(s): Readers-writers. Youth. Homepage. Friday, November 19, 2021, 10:00 AM – 1:00 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. Please stay at home if you are feeling unwell or have a cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue or shortness of breath. Please do not bring any food or drink beside bottled water. Phones should be switched off or put on silent and stored away in a bag. 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: 13 to 17 years. Adults. Older adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Writing. Interests and hobbies. Shows on page(s): Readers-writers. Friday, November 19, 2021, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Virtual Storytime

Full year events only Enjoy storytime at home with our Virtual Storytime every Saturday at 10am on our Facebook page. Library: Online. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Contact name: Rebecca. Contact email: gclibs@goldcoast.qld.gov.au. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Saturday, November 20, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Rabbit Hole Writing Challenge - LIVESTREAM

Virtual events Take the challenge! Can you write 20, 000 words in two days? Hop in virtually to the Queensland Writers Centre and join a supportive group of committed writers for two full days of fast-paced writing! Whether you plan to conquer the challenge, or you’d just like a virtual quiet space where you can write uninterrupted, dive into the rabbit hole and transport yourself into your next writing project! The clock is ticking. Hosted by Lori-JayQueensland born and raised, Queensland Writers Centre CEO Lori-Jay Ellis embodies creativity and innovation; she brings an enthusiasm and thirst for new ideas as well as a firm belief in nurturing creative talent. She has produced and directed funded short films, and as part of her mid-life crisis became a self-published speculative writer. She has a personal passion for the written word and a genuine love for all things indie. Library: Online. Audience: Adults. Older adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Writing. Online. Shows on page(s): Homepage. Hobbies-interests. Readers-writers. Saturday, November 20, 2021, 10:30 AM – Sunday, November 21, 2021, 4:30 PM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Sunday, November 21, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Sunday, November 21, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Write in Libraries - Celebrating Writers' Month!

November Library events Celebrating Writers Month! Looking for a space to write your novel amongst other writers? Focused on a writing challenge for the month? We have opened up a selection of library meeting rooms for you free from distractions. Stay for the day or write for a while. Mondays in November, book your spot, pull up a table, and write away! Good Luck! Locations also include Southport Library meeting room and Elanora Library meeting room. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: 13 to 17 years. Adults. Older adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Writing. Shows on page(s): Hobbies-interests. Readers-writers. Monday, November 22, 2021, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Write In Libraries - Celebrating Writers' Month!

November Library events Celebrating Writers Month! Looking for a space to write your novel amongst other writers? Focused on a writing challenge for the month? We have opened up a selection of library meeting rooms for you free from distractions. Mondays in November, book your spot, pull up a table, and write away! Good Luck! Locations also include Helensvale Library meeting room and Southport Library meeting room. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Older adults. 13 to 17 years. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Writing. Shows on page(s): Hobbies-interests. Homepage. Readers-writers. Monday, November 22, 2021, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Write In Libraries - Celebrating Writers' Month!

November Library events Celebrating Writers Month! Looking for a space to write your novel amongst other writers? Focused on a writing challenge for the month? We have opened up a selection of library meeting rooms for you free from distractions. Stay for the day or write for a while. Mondays in November, book your spot, pull up a table, and write away! Good Luck! Locations also include Helensvale Library meeting room and Elanora Library meeting room. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. 13 to 17 years. Older adults. Cost: Free. Type of event: Writing. Shows on page(s): Hobbies-interests. Homepage. Readers-writers. Monday, November 22, 2021, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Canva 101: Create professional business designs

November Library events Learn how to create your own logo, business cards, flyers, menus, social media posts and more using Canva's free graphic design tools. In this workshop Sarah Davis will assist you with: •    Finding your way around Canva •    Using templates •    Uploading images and logos •    Uploading and editing video •    Sharing designs In order to fully participate we recommend you bring along a fully charged laptop or iPad. Prior to attending this workshop please create a FREE Canva account so you are ready to create designs throughout the workshop. Instructions to do this can be found here. Presented by Sarah Davis, Digital Solutions Advisor at Business Station. Sarah Davis is an award-winning marketing professional with a friendly and approachable nature. Having worked in marketing for over 25 years, 13 of those years in shopping centres, she has extensive knowledge of the retail industry. Sarah likes to think outside of the box, developing creative and successful initiatives that give a good return on… Library: Robina Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Business. Shows on page(s): Business. Homepage. Monday, November 22, 2021, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Runaway Bay Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Sing, move and groove, learn new words and make new friends. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Burleigh Heads Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Two to three years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, November 24, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, November 24, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, November 24, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Speechie Library Talks

Full year events only Would you like to help your child’s language and literacy skills? Speech Pathology Australia works with families to help develop strong foundations. Meet your local speech pathologist and find out how you can support your child’s development at home. Library: Book Box. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Newborn to two years. Two to three years. Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, November 24, 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, November 24, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Sing, move and groove, learn new words and make new friends. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, November 24, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Sing, move and groove, learn new words and make new friends. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Nerang Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, November 24, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, November 24, 2021, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Yes, You Can Publish Your Book

November Library events Join published author and CEO of Publicious Book Publishing, Andrew McDermott (Andy), for an informal discussion on book publishing. He’ll be examining the various forms of publishing, matching the right publishing system to the right author, and ways for an author to reach their goal of getting published. Topics covered will be: Traditional publishing , Self-publishing , Assisted publishing (aka vanity press) , Online publishing. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Older adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Writing. Shows on page(s): Homepage. Readers-writers. Hobbies-interests. Wednesday, November 24, 2021, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Selling safely online

November Library events With more and more people seeing the benefits of online shopping, now is a great time to begin selling online. Before you get started learn some simple tips and tricks to help you confidently sell on the internet and, most importantly, learn how to keep yourself safe while enjoying the benefits selling online can bring. Join us in the library meeting room as we connect with a webinar hosted by the eSafety Commissioner to learn more about selling safely online. Library: Nerang Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Older adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Computers and technology. Interests and hobbies. Shows on page(s): Homepage. Language-literacy. Hobbies-interests. Business. Wednesday, November 24, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Selling safely online

November Library events With more and more people seeing the benefits of online shopping, now is a great time to begin selling online. Before you get started learn some simple tips and tricks to help you confidently sell on the internet and, most importantly, learn how to keep yourself safe while enjoying the benefits selling online can bring. Join us in the library meeting room as we connect with a webinar hosted by the eSafety Commissioner to learn more about selling safely online. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Older adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Computers and technology. Interests and hobbies. Shows on page(s): Homepage. Language-literacy. Hobbies-interests. Business. Wednesday, November 24, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Runaway Bay Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, November 25, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Nerang Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, November 25, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Burleigh Waters Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, November 25, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, November 25, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Book Box. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, November 25, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, November 25, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Sing, move and groove, learn new words and make new friends. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, November 25, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Sing, move and groove, learn new words and make new friends. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Two to three years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, November 25, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Burleigh Waters Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, November 25, 2021, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Fiona McIntosh - Virtual to our LIVE audience

November Library events Join our live audience as Fiona streams in talks about her latest novel and all things writing. Fiona delivers hit after hit as her books reach top seller lists consistently. Mirror Man, The Pearl Thief and Champagne War are amongst the best-sellers. Now we are introduced to The Spy’s Wife, Fiona’s latest novel, a tense historical thriller. Fiona will be livestreaming with our live audience to chat about all things writing and how she dreams up such epic and thrilling stories.  Fiona McIntosh is an internationally bestselling author of novels for adults and children. She co-founded an award-winning travel magazine with her husband, which they ran for fifteen years while raising their twin sons before she became a full-time author. Fiona roams the world researching and drawing inspiration for her novels, and runs a series of highly respected fiction masterclasses. She calls South Australia home. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Older adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Authors and speakers. Shows on page(s): Homepage. Readers-writers. Thursday, November 25, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Friday, November 26, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Writing Fridays at Elanora Library - NEW LOCATION!

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. 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. 13 to 17 years. Older adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Writing. Shows on page(s): Readers-writers. Youth. Homepage. Friday, November 26, 2021, 10:00 AM – 1:00 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. Please stay at home if you are feeling unwell or have a cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue or shortness of breath. Please do not bring any food or drink beside bottled water. Phones should be switched off or put on silent and stored away in a bag. 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: 13 to 17 years. Adults. Older adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Writing. Interests and hobbies. Shows on page(s): Readers-writers. Friday, November 26, 2021, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Speechie Library Talks

Full year events only Would you like to help your child’s language and literacy skills? Speech Pathology Australia works with families to help develop strong foundations. Meet your local speech pathologist and find out how you can support your child’s development at home. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Two to three years. Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Saturday, November 27, 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Virtual Storytime

Full year events only Enjoy storytime at home with our Virtual Storytime every Saturday at 10am on our Facebook page. Library: Online. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Contact name: Rebecca. Contact email: gclibs@goldcoast.qld.gov.au. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Saturday, November 27, 2021, 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. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Sunday, November 28, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Sunday, November 28, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Write in Libraries - Celebrating Writers' Month!

November Library events Celebrating Writers Month! Looking for a space to write your novel amongst other writers? Focused on a writing challenge for the month? We have opened up a selection of library meeting rooms for you free from distractions. Stay for the day or write for a while. Mondays in November, book your spot, pull up a table, and write away! Good Luck! Locations also include Southport Library meeting room and Elanora Library meeting room. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: 13 to 17 years. Adults. Older adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Writing. Shows on page(s): Hobbies-interests. Readers-writers. Monday, November 29, 2021, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Write In Libraries - Celebrating Writers' Month!

November Library events Celebrating Writers Month! Looking for a space to write your novel amongst other writers? Focused on a writing challenge for the month? We have opened up a selection of library meeting rooms for you free from distractions. Mondays in November, book your spot, pull up a table, and write away! Good Luck! Locations also include Helensvale Library meeting room and Southport Library meeting room. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Older adults. 13 to 17 years. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Writing. Shows on page(s): Hobbies-interests. Homepage. Readers-writers. Monday, November 29, 2021, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Write In Libraries - Celebrating Writers' Month!

November Library events Celebrating Writers Month! Looking for a space to write your novel amongst other writers? Focused on a writing challenge for the month? We have opened up a selection of library meeting rooms for you free from distractions. Stay for the day or write for a while. Mondays in November, book your spot, pull up a table, and write away! Good Luck! Locations also include Helensvale Library meeting room and Elanora Library meeting room. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. 13 to 17 years. Older adults. Cost: Free. Type of event: Writing. Shows on page(s): Hobbies-interests. Homepage. Readers-writers. Monday, November 29, 2021, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Runaway Bay Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Sing, move and groove, learn new words and make new friends. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Burleigh Heads Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Two to three years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Laura Greaves - The Dog Lady!

November Library events It’s a good news story we all love, feel good dog stories. In Laura Greaves latest book A Dog’s Best Friend, she encaptures the unlikely friendships between dogs and unlikely companions. Join us as a live audience as Laura streams in and shares the stories she has uncovered about our furry four legged friends. Stories include: Founder of Pets of the Homeless (POTH) and two elderly, foster care pets, Tiger the cat and George the kelpie-labrador. , Luke and Chuck, the policeman/police dog due: a heartbreaking true-crime story. , Kevin the llama's obsession with Yiddle the chihuahua, and many more. Laura Greaves is a multi-award-winning journalist, author and proud "crazy dog lady". She has spent more than 20 years writing and is author of the collections Incredible Dog Journeys, Dogs with Jobs, The Rescuers, miracle mutts, Extraordinary Old Jobs, A Dog's Best friend and more. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Older adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Authors and speakers. Shows on page(s): Homepage. Readers-writers. Hobbies-interests. Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, December 1, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, December 1, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Upper Coomera Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, December 1, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, December 1, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Sing, move and groove, learn new words and make new friends. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, December 1, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Sing, move and groove, learn new words and make new friends. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Nerang Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, December 1, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Wednesday, December 1, 2021, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Runaway Bay Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, December 2, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Nerang Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, December 2, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Burleigh Waters Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, December 2, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Book Box. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, December 2, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Helensvale Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, December 2, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Broadbeach Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, December 2, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Sing, move and groove, learn new words and make new friends. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Elanora Library. Room / area: Library Meeting Room. Audience: Two to three years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, December 2, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Full year events only Sing, move and groove, learn new words and make new friends. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, December 2, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Full year events only Giggle, coo and cuddle with favourite rhymes and songs. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Burleigh Waters Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Newborn to two years. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Thursday, December 2, 2021, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Writing Fridays at Elanora Library - NEW LOCATION!

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. 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. 13 to 17 years. Older adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Writing. Shows on page(s): Readers-writers. Youth. Homepage. Friday, December 3, 2021, 10:00 AM – 1:00 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. Please stay at home if you are feeling unwell or have a cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue or shortness of breath. Please do not bring any food or drink beside bottled water. Phones should be switched off or put on silent and stored away in a bag. 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: 13 to 17 years. Adults. Older adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Writing. Interests and hobbies. Shows on page(s): Readers-writers. Friday, December 3, 2021, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Virtual Storytime

Full year events only Enjoy storytime at home with our Virtual Storytime every Saturday at 10am on our Facebook page. Library: Online. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Contact name: Rebecca. Contact email: gclibs@goldcoast.qld.gov.au. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Saturday, December 4, 2021, 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. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Robina Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Sunday, December 5, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Storytime

Full year events only Listen, laugh and roar with favourite stories old and new. Bookings are essential. While COVID restrictions are in place, attendance at our Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time sessions is by registration only. Every person (including parents, caregivers, children and babies) attending a session must book a space. Bookings for this event open two weeks before the event. Library: Southport Library. Room / area: In library. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: Yes. Type of event: Kids and families. Shows on page(s): Kids. Sunday, December 5, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.