Your local library has so much to offer during the holiday season. There are events, workshops, storytimes and more. Not to mention all the usual books, films, music and games, as well as online resources! We’ve put together some top picks to keep everyone entertained during the holiday season…
Wooden Christmas Ornaments
Mon Dec 16, 2019 | 3.45pm | Diamond Valley Library, VIC
Thu Dec 19, 2019 | 10.30am | Eltham Library, VIC
Booksmart – Film Screening
Tue Jan 21, 2020 | 6pm | Reservoir Library, VIC
Christmas School’s Out
Fri Dec 20, 2019 | 3.30pm | Liverpool City Library, NSW
Summer Reading Club
Runs until Jan 31, 2020 | Glen Eira Libraries, VIC
The Grinch Movie Screening
Fri Dec 20, 2019 | 2pm | Murray Bridge Library, SA
Library members can access e-resources using their own device and a valid library card. This means even if your local library is closed during the holidays or you’re heading away you can still stock up on plenty of fun and educational tools for the whole family. Check your local library to see what resources they have on offer or to request a title.
Keep the kids both entertained and educated these holidays with Busy Things and Busy Code. With new festive themes, perfect for the season, heaps of activities and coding adventures this is sure to be a hit with the little ones.
Animalia brings the books we all know and love to life. Designed to complement and augment the printed book, Animalia Education is a interactive digital program which takes the magic of the book into new and exciting areas of learning. The program includes engaging digital read-throughs and leveled activities focusing on literacy and language for children aged 5-12.
Beamafilm is your one stop shop for streaming great content during the holidays. With an amazing selection, sourced from film festivals and latest commercial releases through to the dark corners of independent filmmaking, this fast-growing collection is a treasure trove of old and new cinematic delights.
The Grinch | 2019 | G
The story of a cynical grump who goes on a mission to steal Christmas, only to have his heart changed by a young girl’s generous spirit.
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms | 2018 | PG
A young girl is transported into a magical world of gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice.
Love Actually | 2003 | M
Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.
Home: For the Holidays | 2018 | G
Oh takes it upon himself to introduce Christmas joy to his fellow Boovs. Unfortunately, his well-meaning mission nearly destroys the city.
Office Christmas Party | 2018 | MA15+
When his uptight CEO sister threatens to shut down his branch, the branch manager throws an epic Christmas party in order to land a big client and save the day, but the party gets way out of hand.
Merry Christmas | Mariah Carey
Mariah Careys ‘Merry Christmas (Deluxe Anniversary Edition)’ celebrates this modern Christmas classic in honor of its 25th Anniversary!
Happy Xmas | Eric Clapton
Mixing instantly recognisable holiday classics with lesser-known unique titles.
Christmas in the City | Lea Michelle
Inspired by her fond memories of growing up in New York City, Lea has captured the unique magic of the city’s holiday spirit throughout the 11-track collection.
Everyday is Christmas | Sia
Sia’s album of Xmas originals is back for its second year and now available as an expanded deluxe edition. Repack includes 3 new songs including ‘Round and Round’ (Perry Como Cover). Sia makes Xmas fun and inclusive!