What’s On At the Bracken Ridge Library In May 2023?

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Whether you’re a book lover, a tech enthusiast, or a seeker of new experiences, Bracken Ridge Library has an exciting lineup of free events in May 2023. From engaging storytime sessions and interactive workshops to lively group activities and thought-provoking discussions, here are activities coming to the library this month.


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Brisbane fibre crafters social group

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Experience the joy of collaborating with like-minded fibre crafters, forging new friendships, and being inspired by a wealth of fresh ideas. Join Brisbane crafters in this free event and don’t forget to bring your knitting, weaving, spinning, and crochet projects along.

Dates:

  • May 2
  • May 9
  • May 16 
  • May 23
  • May 30

First 5 Forever toddler time

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Connect with fellow parents and toddlers in an enjoyable session filled with singing, clapping, and dancing. Engage in action rhymes and songs that nurture your child’s pre-literacy, communication, language, and social skills. 

This event is perfect for babies and toddlers aged 1-2 years, providing an ideal environment for their growth and development.

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Dates:

  • May 3
  • May 10
  • May 17 
  • May 24 
  • May 31 

Teddy bear’s picnic

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Join Council ‘on the green’ on 4 May 2023, just outside Bracken Ridge Library for a delightful morning packed with fun, dedicated to your child’s beloved stuffed toy! Immerse yourselves in a world of captivating stories, enchanting songs, and exciting games to play. 

This event is intended for children aged 2-6 years, along with their caring adults, ensuring a delightful experience for everyone involved.

First 5 forever babies, books and rhymes

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Connect with other parents and their babies in a joyous session of singing, clapping, and dancing. Explore a repertoire of songs and action rhymes that foster your baby’s pre-literacy, communication, language, and social skills. This event is specifically designed for babies aged up to one year, providing an ideal environment for their growth and development.

Dates:

  • May 5 
  • May 12 
  • May 19 
  • May 26 

First 5 Forever Jarjum stories

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This event, to be held on 6 May 2023, is specifically designed for children aged five years and younger, offering a wonderful opportunity for them to learn, appreciate, and celebrate the traditions and wisdom of Indigenous cultures, through stories, songs, rhymes, and engaging interactive play activities. 

First 5 Forever children’s storytime

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Created specifically for children aged 2-5 years, this session is ideal for fostering their love for reading, encouraging creativity, and nurturing early literacy skills. 

Dates:

  • May 6 
  • May 13 
  • May 20 
  • May 27 

Bracken boredom busters

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Embark on a thrilling adventure every Saturday afternoon as you uncover a new and exciting activity. Each week, Council offers a diverse range of options, from brick building to crafting, board games, and even robotics. This event is ideal for families of all ages, ensuring an enjoyable experience for everyone.

Dates:

  • May 13
  • May 20
  • May 27

One-on-one tech help

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This one-on-one tech assistance program is organised by the Brisbane Libraries Tech Connect, providing participants with valuable support and guidance to ensure they make the most of technology. It aims to help participants troubleshoot any technical issues they may be facing, enhance their digital skills, and boost their confidence when navigating the online world. 

Dates:

  • May 5 
  • May 12 
  • May 19 
  • May 26 

Tea and trivia

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On 11 May 2023, indulge in a delightful morning tea experience whilst immersing yourself in a world of fun, friendship, and trivia challenges. Here, you can socialise, forge new connections, and put your knowledge to the test with exciting trivia questions. Whether you come alone or as part of a group, everyone is welcome to join.

Under Eights Week: Parachute play

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On 16 May 2023, children will have an enchanting experience as they engage with the lycra/parachute and each other, fostering the development of their social, gross motor, and language skills. 

Hour of Code for families: Minecraft

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Come together as a family on 17 May for an exciting opportunity to learn basic coding concepts and conquer Minecraft-themed in-game obstacles. This interactive session is developed for participants with no prior programming experience, making it accessible and enjoyable for everyone.

Undercover games

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Take a moment to relax and enjoy a cuppa whilst joining this lively group for fun-filled social interaction. Engage in a variety of board games, ranging from Rummikub to Sequence, where the focus is on enjoyment rather than competition. This inclusive gathering warmly welcomes new seniors, providing a welcoming and friendly environment.

Dates:

  • May 11
  • May 25

Ridge Readers book club

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Are you passionate about reading? On 24 May 2023, the Council will be hosting a discussion on “The Promise” by Damon Galgut. Whether you’re a long-time book enthusiast or new to the world of literature, they warmly welcome new members to join the conversation. 

National Simultaneous Storytime: The Speedy Sloth

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Celebrating its 23rd year of success, the National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) is a cherished annual event organised by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). 

Each year, participants across the country, including libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, homes, and bookshops, come together to read a picture book by an Australian author and illustrator simultaneously.

This year, on May 24, libraries throughout Brisbane will be reading “The Speedy Sloth” by Rebecca Young and Heath McKenzie. This uplifting tale serves as an inspiration to celebrate all winners, particularly those who may not come first.

Social media basics

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Expand your knowledge of popular social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. This informative session on May 25 is designed for individuals with basic computer and internet skills. 


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After school stories

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On 30 May 2023, join Council for an entertaining afternoon filled with captivating stories and engaging literacy-themed activities. This event is perfect for children aged 3-8 years, providing a wonderful opportunity for them to explore the magic of storytelling and enhance their literacy skills. 

For more details about the upcoming events, visit Brisbane City Council’s website.

Published 1-May-2023