Library at The Dock - What's On August 14

1st August 2014

Connect to Reading Bedtime Stories

Celebrate Book Week and National Reading Hour with these Connect to Reading Bedtime Storytimes. Wear your pyjamas, bring a cuddly friend and listen to some great stories before heading home to bed.

‘The Reading Hour initiative reminds parents and caregivers that reading together doesn’t have to be a massive undertaking in their busy lives, and that sharing a book with a child for 10 minutes a day - or just over an hour a week - will still give that child the best chance of becoming a good reader later in life, along with all the social and educational benefits it brings’ (Love2read.org.au 2014)

When: Tuesday 19th August, 6pm - 7pm
Where: Children's Library, Library at The Dock
Bookings essential, book your place here.

Alex Miller ‘The Story’s Not Over Yet’, a talk and conversation

The 2nd Australian Literature ASAL Patrons Lecture 2014.

Award winning Australian novelist Alex Miller speaks on place, story and Australian writing in this special session at the Library at The Dock. Miller traces the trajectory of his own writing career. His lecture looks at the nature of literature, history, and the state of contemporary Australian literature, particularly the exciting developments in Indigenous writing in Australia.

The talk is followed by a brief conversation and question and answer session with Alex Miller conducted by Sydney University Professor of Australian Literature, Robert Dixon.

When: Saturday 23rd August, 2.30pm - 4pm
Where: Performance Space, Library at The Dock
Bookings essential, book your place here.

Docklands History Group

Travel back in time with local historians, collectors, guest speakers and meet other like-minded people at our monthly Docklands History Group. Share a cuppa and stories with other local history enthusiasts and learn about the people, places and industries from times gone by.  Everyone welcome.

August Special Guests: Jenny Bygrave, Kate O’Neill and John Riley
Join Jenny Bygrave, Kate O’Neill and John Riley from Port of Melbourne Corporation and learn about the presence of the port in the Docklands area and the history of Melbourne’s port development over time.

When: Thursday 28th August, 6pm - 7pm
Where: Meeting Room, Library at The Dock
Bookings essential, book your place here.

YuLong Wushu Tai Chi at the Dock

Tai Chi (Taijiquan in Chinese) is literally an internal Chinese Martial Art that has been practiced in China since the 16th Century. It is a tranquil and graceful way of keeping fit, improving your health, and helping to prevent the stresses and strains of modern living.

Thursdays – 7.30 to 8.30am (ONLY $5 per session - courtesy of City of Melbourne and The Dock) 
Classes will be conducted on The Deck. If it is raining, classes will be held upstairs on the Terrace. 

Register here.

Table Tennis: Evening Session

Enjoy a friendly game with other Docklands residents.
Weekly Event - Every Thursday: 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM 

Register here.

Digital skills workshops
Library at The Dock is offering a monthly digital skills program to help you learn and develop your creative skills. Whether you’re a beginner or advanced user, our digital skills program will offer a range of practical activities to help you get your creative project underway. Learn how to cut and edit audio and video, digitally design and illustrate, create websites, use social media and develop your very own games. Each workshop will provide you with the expert support you need to become a creative technology guru.

Introduction to Digital DJing and Performance

Learn how to mix and setup your own live performance using Ableton Live in this hands-on workshop. Ableton is a professional software program that allows you to write music, record audio and perform live. In this workshop you will learn about midi controllers and hardware, how to mix audio tracks, launch loops, and remix live.

When: Monday 18 August, 5pm - 7pm
Venue: Animation Space, Library at The Dock
Bookings essential, book your place here.

Introduction to Layout and Design (InDesign)

Learn how to use Indesign to layout your very own magazine pages in this introductory workshop. You will learn how to setup your first project, navigate your way around the application tools and start laying out your very own page. This workshop will give you a set of basic Indesign skills that will help you on your own future projects.

When: Thursday 14th August, 5pm - 7pm
Venue: Animation Space, Library at The Dock
Bookings essential, book your place here.

Introduction to Wordpress

Learn how to setup your very own blog using Wordpress.com. This workshop is designed for absolute beginners so no experience is necessary. You will learn how to add posts and pages, style and edit themes, embed media and navigate your way around the Wordpress content management system. Once you have completed this workshop you will have your very own blog and the information you need to take your web skills further.

When: Wednesday 20th August, 5pm to 7pm
Venue: Animation Space, Library at The Dock
Bookings essential, book your place here.

Making Movies with iMovie

Learn how to get started making your very own movies and videos.  In this session you will learn how to import video footage into iMovie, organise and prepare for a project, cut and edit video clips, arrange a timeline as well as working with audio, titles & transitions and finally sharing your work by uploading to youtube etc. With these skills you will understand the basics of video editing and be ready to create your very own project.

When: Monday 25th August, 5pm - 7pm
Venue: Animation Space, Library at The Dock
Bookings essential, book your place here.

Introduction to Photoshop

In this workshop you will be introduced to the basics of photoshop. Learn about the tools available to help you enhance and manipulate your images and discover how layers can help you design your project. This session will give you the necessary skills to get you started with Photoshop.

When: Thursday 28th August, 5pm - 7pm
Venue: Animation Space, Library at The Dock
Bookings essential, book your place here.

Makerspace
Library at The Dock Makerspace has a wide range of programs and workshops to get you making and experimenting with electronics, 3D Printing, Craft and Robotics.These programs are designed for beginners through to advanced skill levels so there is something for everyone. Come along to our introductory sessions to learn the basics and look out for our specialised workshops to teach you skills such as coding and electronics, CAD design, project planning skills and more. Library at The Dock Makerspace is also bookable for your event or community workshop so why not inquire today about hosting your event. 

Introduction to 3D Printing

Want to learn about 3D Printing? Library at The Dock is holding introduction to 3D Printing workshops to help get you up to speed and creating your very own projects in no-time. In these hands-on sessions you will learn how to setup and operate our 3D printers, explore 3D CAD and printing software and find ways to share and collaborate on your projects. This session is designed for those who are new to 3D printing or those who want to learn more.

When: Tuesday 19th August, 5pm - 7pm
Venue: Maker Space, Library at The Dock
Bookings essential, book your place here.

Electronics - Introduction to Arduino PART 2

This is a follow on class from the first Intro to Arduino class at the library. We will continue where you left off with the experimenters kits in the last class. If you have not attended a intro class before please sign up to the first class before attending part 2 (here or here).

Learn about circuits, sensors, light controllers, motors and electronics basics. This workshop will help you get started with your first adventures in electronics and allow you to explore the relationships between software and hardware while having fun along the way.

When: Thursday 21st August, 5pm - 7pm
Venue: Maker Space, Library at The Dock
Bookings essential, book you place here.

Electronics Project Club

Want to be part of a maker club that focuses on electronics. Our Saturday electronics club is the perfect place to explore your ideas and work together to create something special. Held every second Saturday, come along to consecutive events and create a project on your own or with the group. If you have personal equipment and materials bring them along and any donations to the space are welcomed.

When: Saturday 9th & 23rd August, Saturday 6th & 29th September
Venue: Maker Space, Library at The Dock
Bookings essential, book you place here.

Designing Your 3D Print

Before you can 3D print, you will need to learn the basics of how to design and setup your project. This workshop will show you some basic CAD design skills and explain the process for getting your 3D print ready to go. You will learn how to build basic objects using various opensource design applications and get a better understanding of how to conceptualise your projects.

This workshop is suitable for those who have already completed the Introduction to 3D Printing or who intend on completing it in the future. It is designed for the complete novice and will discuss concepts of basic design.
For this workshop you will require a Tinkercad account. You can create this in advance by visiting www.tinkercad.com.

When: Tuesday 26th August, 5pm to 7pm
Venue: Maker Space, Library at The Dock
Bookings essential, book your place here

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Tram routes 48, 11 and 31 stop on Collins Street 200m from the Library entrance. 

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