Library at The Dock - What's On July 14

1st July 2014

July School Holiday Program

Bubble up at The Dock
Big bubbles, small bubbles, DINOSAUR bubbles. Come blow up a storm at Docklands Library these school holidays.

When: Monday 30 June, 10.30am
For: 18 months to 3 years
Bookings essential,book your place here.

Family Games Night
Fun for all the family! Traditional board, card and party games, table tennis, Magic the Gathering and more.

When: Wednesday 2 July, 5pm to 6.30pm
For: Families
Bookings essential, book your place here.

Baby boats
Bring your baby or toddler and make a boat out of cardboard boxes these school holidays. Paint, glue and cut and on the day and then take your creation home to play some more.

When: Wednesday 9 July, 10.30am
For: 3 months to 18 months
Bookings essential, book your place here

Dreamer in the Deep puppet theatre
Puppet theatre.  In this deep sea adventure, Dreamer's bed is transformed into an ocean going yacht and Dreamer sets out to rescue a leafy sea dragon held captive by a greedy scorpion fish in the Great Barrier Reef.

When: Wednesday 9 July, 5.30pm to 7pm
For: Families.
Bookings essential, book your place here.

Sail away storytime
Come listen to stories about the deep blue sea, sing. Children and Adults are encouraged to dress up.

When: Friday 11 July, 10.30am
For: Ages 3 to 5 years
Bookings essential, book your place here.

The Aboriginal History of Docklands

For thousands of years before European settlement, people of the Kulin nation met regularly around the area that is now the Central City of Melbourne. Clans from as far away as the Bellarine Peninsula and the Goulburn River valley gathered in sites on the lower Yarra, to engage in social and ritual activities. Each group had a traditional camping area, and the area of Docklands was the place where Watha wurrung people from the Geelong region gathered.

Dr Gary Presland will explain the reasons for these meetings and the nature of the social connections between groups that was being underlined by them. He will consider how the environments of the docklands supported the gatherings of large numbers of people in the area.

When: Thursday 10 July, 6pm to 7pm
Where: Library at The Dock performance space
Bookings essential, book your place here.

Rare Book Week

Guided Tour of Library at the Dock as part of Rare Book Week.

When: Friday 18 July, 11.00am
Where: Library at The Dock Cafe
Bookings essential, book your place here.

When: Friday 18 July, 2.00pm
Where: Library at The Dock Cafe
Bookings essential, book your place here.

Snapped: photography walks with Carla Gottgens

There are four walks on offer, guided by professional photographer and Snapped judge, Carla Gottgens. Each walk will focus on a different area within the City of Melbourne. You can gather inspiration and ideas, meet fellow budding photographers and glean some tips on taking a prizewinning picture!

Docklands and surrounds
When: Sunday 27 July, 2pm to 3.30pm 
Bookins essential, book your place here.

Paint the town READ

Melbourne Library Service invites you to ‘Paint the Town Read’ for the 20th International AIDS Conference
From Sunday 20 July to Friday 25 July at venues throughout the City Of Melbourne authors, comedians, storytellers and poets will be Painting the Town Read with stories of discrimination followed by a Q&A session.

Join us as we delve into the language of story which address discrimination in all its manifestations and attempt to give dignity to what is often inhumane experience.

Hazel Edwards
Best known for ‘There’s a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake’ series, Hazel Edwards writes quirky, thought-provoking fiction and fact for adults and children. She thrives on writing for all ages and has published over 200 books across a range of subjects and genres, including ‘f2m: The boy within’.

A director of ASA, (Australian Society of Authors) and a National Reading Ambassador, in 2013 Hazel was awarded an OAM for Literature.

Join Hazel for a viewing of the documentary by Kailash Studio’s ‘f2m: the boy within’. A coming of age YA novel about transitioning gender, the film looks at the range of reactions to the novel and the censorship issues which arose due to fear of a little known subject.

When: Thursday 24 July, 12pm to 12.45pm
Where: Library at The Dock, Performance Space
Bookings essential, book your place here.

Lia Incognita
Shanghai-born, Melbourne-based cultural critic, media maker and poet-provocateur whose words have appeared on airwaves, stages and pages including Overland, Metro, Going Down Swinging, Social Alternatives and Melbourne Poetry Map.

In 2013 Lia featured at La Mama Poetica and Keep Left poetry readings, as well as speaking on panels for Colourfest, Beyond Borders, Overland, the Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health and LiveWire for Refugees. In 2012 she was runner-up for the Doris Leadbetter Poetry Cup and co-edited the third issue of trans male magazine, Dude.

Currently Lia writes for Asian-Australian arts and culture magazine Peril and presents radio monthly for Queering the Air on 3CR Community Radio. Join Lia for a poetry reading and Q&A.

When: Friday 25 July, 12pm to 12.45pm  
Where: Library at The Dock, Activity Space
Bookings essential, book your place here.

Studio skills
To support Library at the Dock's professional recording studio we offer programs and workshops to help you with audio and music production. Learn about the software and hardware that can enable you to produce music and learn skill such as, audio mastering and recording techniques, digital music production, DJ'ing and much more.

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 14 July, 4.30pm to 6.30pm
Venue: Animation Space, Library at The Dock
Bookings essential, book your place 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.

Intro 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: Thurdays 10 July, 5pm to 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 16 July, 5pm to 7pm
Venue: Animation Space, Library at The Dock
Bookings essential, book your place here.

Making Movies with iMovie

Learn how to edit together your very own short news story using iMovie. In this session you will learn how to storyboard your ideas, cut and edit video clips, arrange a timeline, work with still images and create a voice over. This workshop will also help you understand more about video files types and how to export your movies to the internet or DVD. With these skills you will understand the basics of video editing and be ready to create your very own project.

When: Mon 21 July, 5pm to 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 24 July, 5pm to 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 1 July,5pm to 7pm
Where: Maker Space, Library at The Dock
Bookings essential, book your place here.

When: Tuesday 15 July, 5pm to 7pm
Venue: Maker Space, Library at The Dock
Bookings essential, book your place here.

When: Tuesday 29 July, 5pm to 7pm
Venue: Maker Space, Library at The Dock
Bookings essential, book your place here.

3D Printing Drop In

Come along to our 3D printing drop-in sessions to learn more about 3D printing, get help with your projects, meet other makers and share ideas. This session is the perfect place to bring along your own equipment and projects to work on, or simply come and learn more about our gear.

When: Tuesday 8 July, 5pm to 7pm
Venue: Maker Space, Library at The Dock
Bookings essential, book your place here.

When: Tuesday 22 July, 5pm to 7pm
Venue: Maker Space, Library at The Dock
Bookings essential, book your place here.

Electronics - Introduction to Arduino

Be the first to take part in the Library at The Dock's electronics program with our introduction to Arduino workshops. 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. No experience necessary.
Special note: Participants should bring their own laptop to the workshop as only limited numbers are available. If you require a laptop for the session please let us know in advanced.

When: Thursday 3 July, 5pm to 7pm
Venue: Maker Space, Library at The Dock
Bookings essential, book your place here.

When: Thursday 17 July, 5pm to 7pm
Venue: Maker Space, Library at The Dock
Bookings essential, book your place here.

Other

Table Tennis: Lunchtime Session
Are you spending lunchtimes at your desk? Do you need some fresh air? If so, come for a free game of table tennis!

When: Multiple dates
Where: Library at The Dock
Bookings essential, book your place here.

Hearing Checks
Hearservice, a division of the not-for-profit Victorian Deaf Society, offers free hearing checks for adults. A hearing check takes approximately 20-30 minutes, and you are provided with a copy of the results.

When: Multiple dates
Where: Library at The Dock
Booking essential, book you place here.

Table Tennis: Evening Session 
Enjoy a friendly game with other Docklands residents.

When: Multiple dates, every Thursday 7.30-9.30pm
Where: Library at The Dock
Bookings essential, book your place here.

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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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