27 September 2013

Libraries ACT brining Bollywood, Hunger Games, and craft for school holidays

| Barcham
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Libraries ACT are putting on their usual assortment of book (and not-so-book) related entertainment for the school holidays, including screenings of the Hunger Games, Bollywood dance lessons, and an appearance from Australian fantasy/sci-fi royalty Garth Nix.

Canberra kids will have the chance to meet their favourite authors these school holidays along with plenty of other fun activities.

“We have many diverse school holiday activities planned for the next couple of weeks,” Karen Hansen, Manager Operations, Libraries ACT said today.

“A stellar line up of authors will meet with their Canberra fans for a series of readings and talks including Jackie French and Nina Rycroft with their book Dinosaur’s Love Cheese and local author Tania McCartney with her latest book Riley and the Jumpy Kangaroo. Popular fantasy and science fiction author Garth Nix will talk about his experiences as a writer, as will Morris Gleitzman, author of Once and Pizza Cake.

“Kids always love our craft activities and we have plenty to keep them happy, like Fine Feathered Friends: Craft and Story Time and the Monster Mash craft workshop. Theseare opportunities to explore stories and develop fine motor skills, as well as meet new people.

“Teenagers will enjoy the screening of The Hunger Games and the Bollywood dancing sessions at Gungahlin Library.

“I know from past experience that the parents appreciate our school holiday activities, almost as much as the kids enjoy them.

“To secure a spot in any of the popular school holiday activity sessions, all of which are free, it is essential to book ahead, which can be done by visiting www.library.act.gov.au or phoning 6205 9000.

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