Library at The Dock: What's On in February

1st February 2015

The Library at The Dock offers a range of classes and activities to suit all ages.
Here's what's on in February.



Let’s talk climate reality in Australia and positive practical ways we can help
Join us for an informed lecture on climate change from climate leader Danielle King who speaks on behalf of The Climate Reality Project. This project is chaired by Al Gore and is a non-profit devoted to solving the climate crisis.

Danielle King is a well-respected and highly qualified Sustainability Consultant working in the residential and small to medium commercial built environment. She holds an MBA, Diploma of Sustainability and Diploma of Management amongst other qualifications in the field.
When: Thu 12 Feb, 6pm-7.15pm
Where: Performance Space, Library at The Dock
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Meatless Picnic in the Park
The Summer Picnic in The Park takes on a whole new meaning.  Fill your basket with some creative meatless options and come together under the sun at Buluk Park.
Bring a rug and open hearts this Valentine’s Day!
Where: Buluk Park (next to Library at The Dock)
When: Saturday, 14 February 2015, 11am-3pm
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Catch the Buzz at Desert Island Books
Join Vanessa Kwiatkowski and Mat Lumalasi, founders of Rooftop Honey, as they share the books that inspired them. Their journey has taken them from IT and Project Management to Sustainability and creating delicious honey whilst raising awareness of the importance of bees.
This is an 'In conversation' event, followed by Q&A.
When: Thu 26 Feb, 6pm-7.30pm
Where: Library at The Dock
All ages.
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Slow Food Fast
As part of the 100 ways to Move it Melbourne program run by Active Melbourne, this class is for those that love to cook on the run. Make time to come and learn a few new recipes and techniques that will breathe some freshness, flavor and life into your everyday meals. Tony will demonstrate some new shortcut techniques, discuss how to buy healthy fast food ingredients and help you compose some quick yum lunchbox ideas.  You will also have the chance to win a copy of Tony’s internationally acclaimed cookbook. Two books will be given away as a door prize.
Where: Library at The Dock
When: Wednesday 11th February 2015, 12:30pm-1:30pm
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Soul Food Body Food
As part of the 100 ways to Move it Melbourne program run by Active Melbourne, learn to create your very own home spa experience and begin to understand how to nourish yourself with some refreshing new ideas.
Awaken as we lather up and feast on some mouth watering high enzyme juices, simple snacks, lunch ideas, dips, sauces and memorable desserts all designed to cleanse, replenish and rejuvenate. You will also have the chance to win a copy of Tony’s internationally acclaimed cookbook. Two books will be given away as a door prize.
Where: Library at The Dock
When: Wednesday 25th February 2015, 12:30-1:30pm
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Grab a slice of pizza or a snack from our candy bar and join us at Library at The Dock when we screen shortlisted films from our Summer Shorts competition. Vote for your favourite short films on the night in our People’s Choice category and find out who will take home the Judges awards. Make sure you jot Thursday 19 February from 4pm in your diary as the must-see film screening of the year!
Where: Library at The Dock
When: Thursday 19 February, 4pm
No booking required

Come and join us for morning tea and see our new Chinese books at Library at The Dock. Meet other readers, have a chat and find some new Chinese books, magazines or DVDs to borrow.
Where: Library at The Dock
When: First Thursday of the month, 9am to 11am.
No booking required

Meet and collaborate with other crafters to help us collect crafted poppies in preparation for the 2015 ANZAC Centenary celebrations at Melbourne Library Service. Poppies will be placed on display at all branches as part of the commemoration of the centenary of ANZAC Day 2015. Please bring your preferred crafting materials. Crochet and knitted patterns will be available.
When: First Friday of the month:
6 Feb and 6 Mar, 2pm–4pm.
Where: Activities Room, Library at The Dock.
No bookings required

Story Lounge is a storytime for adults. Hand-picked stories and poems read aloud in a relaxed setting. Slow down and enjoy the simple pleasure of listening.
When: Fourth Wednesday of the month, 12.30-1.30pm.
25 Feb, 25 Mar, 22 Apr, 27 May, 24 Jun, 22 Jul, 26 Aug, 23 Sep, 28 Oct, 25 Nov
Where: Library at The Dock
No bookings required

Share your love of reading with us and discover some great reads. Unlike a book club, a reading circle does not set a book to read. Each person discusses what they are currently reading or a book that has changed their life. Whether a good novel, a collection of poetry, your favourite play or a biography, however you reacted to it, we want to hear about it!
When: Second Tuesday of the month, 6pm to 7pm
13 Jan, 10 Feb, 10 Mar, 14 Apr, 12 May, 9 Jun, 14 Jul, 11 Aug, 8 Sep, 13 Oct, 10 Nov, 8 Dec
Where: Reading Lounge, Library at The Dock

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.
26 February. Special Guest archaeologist Gary Vines joins us as we discover the unemployed and homeless tip-dwellers of Dudley Flats.
When: Thursday 26th February, 6pm-7pm
Where: Meeting Room, Library at the Dock
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SPAN: Summer shows and screenings
Curated by The Food Court artist-run-initiative. The Food Court is an exhibition and arts project space for emerging and established artists, located in the Docklands in an abandoned Food Court across the water from Library at The Dock. The Food Court is supported by the Renew Australia project and Docklands Spaces.
When: November 2014 to February 2015
Where: Waterfront Entrance, Library at The Dock
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My little Melbourne Girl
Exploring the love letters of Lillie Duncan Multimedia exhibition bringing to life a collection of love letters  written by sailors in the 1920s to a local Melbourne resident. A Mission to Seafarers (Victoria) exhibition in partnership with Melbourne Library Service.
Where: Library at The Dock Gallery
When: 31 Jan-14 Apr


Sign up to the Summer Reading Club and win heaps of amazing prizes. Prizes include stick on tattoos, wrist bands, stickers, and key chains. Each Melbourne Library Service branch has a gold trophy for the person who reads the most books over summer. Trophies will be presented, food will be eaten and fun will be had at the end of Summer Reading Club parties. Get reading!
Where: Library at the Dock
When: Wednesday 4 February, 4.30 to 5.30pm
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Celebrate Lunar New Year at Melbourne Library Service with this special Mandarin and English bi-lingual Storytime. Tea and biscuits provided. This program is for children between 3 and 5 years old, and their families.  
When: Friday 20 February, 10.30am
Where: Library at the Dock
No bookings required

Borrowing toys is a great way to live more sustainably. Come and find out about all the benefits of joining a toy library and have a play with some of the toys on offer. For 3+ years.
When: Friday Fri 13 Feb, 10.30am
Where: Library at The Dock

This is a chance for little green thumbs to get a bit dirty. Children will decorate a pot and plant a seed. Take your pot home with you and watch your plant grow. For children aged 3+ years
When: Tue 17 Feb, 11am-12pm
Where: Library at The Dock
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Come and enjoy books, songs and rhymes all about bees in these special Sustainability Festival Storytimes. Children will also be able to make a special craft to take home. For 3-5 years.
When: Fri 20 Feb, 10.30am-11.30am, 
Where: Library at The Dock
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iLEARN: ipad Essentials
Get to know your iPad at Library at The Dock.
The first half of the session focuses on iPad basics, getting online and an introduction to apps.
The second half is tailored to participants’ interests and experience with the technology. It can focus on iPads for learning, entertainment or social media. No prior skills necessary. Bring your own iPad or use one of ours.
Bookings essential.
When: First Tuesday of the month,
11am to 12pm
3 February, 3 March, 7 April, 5 May, 2 June
Where: Library at The Dock
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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.

Making movies in iMovie
Monday’s 16 February, 16 March, 20 April - 5pm to 7pm
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Layout and Design with Indesign
When: Monday’s 23 February, 23 March, 13 April - 5pm to 7pm
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Making a website with Wordpress
When: Wednesday 11 February, 11 March, 8 April - 5pm to 7pm
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Photoshop 101
When: Monday’s 9 February, 9 March, 13 April - 5pm to 7pm
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Digital Music Production (Garage Band)
When: Monday’s 2 February, 2 March - 5pm to 7pm
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Creating Video Art
When: Thursday’s 19 February, 26 March, 23 April - 5pm to 7pm
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Making a Mix Tape
When: Wednesday’s 18 February, 18 March, 15 April - 5pm to 7pm
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Final Cut Pro X
When: Thursday 5 February, 12 March & Tuesday 21 April - 5pm to 7pm
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Robotics, Making and Electronics is a program designed to get you up to speed with some of the latest technologies driving maker and DIY culture. Take a look at 3D printing with our series of workshops on printing and design, delve into electronics components and circuits, come along to our drop-in sessions and meet other makers and watch out for our special programs and events along the way.
Library at The Dock Makerspace is a place for you to come and work on your own projects, get advice and meet other makers. Bring in your nerd project today!

3D Printing Basics
When:Tuesday Tuesday’s 3 February, 3 March, 7 April - 5pm to 7pm
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3D Drop-in Session
When: Tuesday’s 24 February, 24 March, 28 April - 5pm to 7pm
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Designing your 3D Print
When: Tuesday's 10 February, 10 March, 14 April - 5pm to 7pm
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3D Printing - Slicing and printing
When: Tuesday’s 17 February, 17 March - 5pm to 7pm
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Using Sensors in Electronics
When:Friday’s 20 February, 13 March, 10 April - 5pm to 7pm
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Using Motors in Electronics
When: Thursday’s 26 February, 19 March, 16 April - 5pm to 7pm
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Using Displays in Electronics
When: Fridays 27 February, 27 March, 24 April  - 5pm to 7pm
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Arduino Experimenters and Fritzing
When: Thursday’s 12 February, 5 March, 2 April - 5pm to 7pm
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Library at The Dock is operated by Melbourne Library Services, a division of City of Melbourne.
03 9658 9998
107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands VIC 3008

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Opening Hours

Monday-Friday - 8am-7pm
Saturday - 10am-5pm
Sunday - 12pm-5pm

Located at the corner of Collins and Bourke Streets in Victoria Harbour, Docklands.

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

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