Lively Library Programs

Family Literacy Programs

Lively Babies and Techno Tots

Introduce your child to the delights of books and reading. Rhymes, lullabies, simple songs and short stories are so much more than note and rhythm – they have a way of bringing adults and babies together in warm, fun and loving ways.

The Lively Babies program nurtures imagination and joy in a relaxed baby bounce session and targets parents, grandparents and carers with infants up to 18 months of age.

Find the upcoming sessions at Council's Event Calendar.

 

Lively Stories

Lively Stories immerses children under five and their carers into the exciting and creative world of reading and play. Stories, songs, music, nursery rhymes, finger plays, chants, simple crafts, puppets and action-rhymes are fun and free and invite participation and learning for both parent/grandparent/carer and child.

Find the upcoming sessions at Council's Event Calendar.

 
First Five Forever Programs

Lively Rhyme Time

Introduce your child to the wonderful world of books and stories through imaginative play, drama, song, dance and fingerplays. Learn some simple tips for early literacy development with the First Five Forever initiative. Lively Rhyme Time will take place at the North Rockhampton Library, Mount Morgan Library and Gracemere Library.

Find the upcoming sessions at Council's Event Calendar.

 

Lively Toddler Time

Get active with your toddler. Dance, wriggle and move to songs, rhymes and creative play. Alternate Tuesday and Friday at the Rockhampton libraries, 10.00am-10.30am.

Find the upcoming sessions at Council's Event Calendar.

 

Read With Me

Enjoy a cuppa and cake and discover how you can develop your baby or toddler’s language and pre-reading skills in a fun, interactive and relaxed setting. Try some new rhymes and learn some simple steps how you can make reading an important part of your child’s life. The practical workshop is part of the First Five Forever initiative.

Find the upcoming sessions at Council's Event Calendar.

 

Dads Read

Dads Read aims to raise awareness of the importance and benefits of fathers and families reading with their children, particularly in their early developmental years. Join in free, fun, Dads Read storytime events and activities to encourage dads to get reading with their children. Each month a special ‘guest storyteller Dad’ from the worlds of sport, media, culture, business or education will drop into the library to share a story on a Saturday morning.

Find the upcoming sessions at Council's Event Calendar.  

 

Young Adult Literacy Programs

Anime/Manga Drawing Club

Keen cartoonists are invited to join a club to practice drawing skills and learn from each other in a supportive learning environment. Bring your pens, pencils, paper and portfolio to the library every fortnight for a relaxed art experience.

Find the upcoming sessions at Council's Event Calendar.  

 

Young Adult Book Club

If you love reading and enjoy chatting about books and new authors with other young people, then drop into the Rockhampton Regional Library each month and join the YA Book Club.

The Young Adult Book Club meets the last Wednesday of the month 4.00pm - 5.30pm at the Rockhampton Regional Library.

Find the upcoming sessions at Council's Event Calendar

 


Wii Gaming Tournament

On the last Friday of the month from 3.15pm - 5.00pm, young gamers are invited to the North Rockhampton Library to challenge other gamers in a series of play-offs. Are you the best gamer in Rockhampton?

Find the upcoming sessions at Council's Event Calendar.

 

Lively STEM Club

Learn and play with a variety of robotics and other STEM-based activities each month at the Lively STEM Club.

Aimed at upper primary and high school students, the club is held on the last Monday of the month at the Gracemere Library. Bookings are essential. Please call 07 49368 043.

Find the upcoming sessions at Council's Event Calendar.

 

Adult Literacy Programs

Lively Knitting & Crochet Clubs

Every week, a group of keen knitters and crafters use yarn donated by the community to create warm items for the Homeless Connect initiative held annually in Rockhampton. Learn skills and make new friends in this hive of craft activity at the library.

  • Every Wednesday, 10.00am – 11.30am, Rockhampton Regional Library
  • Every Friday, 10.00am – 11.30am, Mount Morgan Library
  • Every Tuesday, 2.00pm - 4.00pm, Gracemere Library

 

Lively Book Club

Book clubs offer the opportunity to read a variety of books and discuss authors, titles and genres with other keen readers in a relaxed, informal setting. Be part of a diverse group and discover new authors on your book club journey. All ages, interests and reading abilities are welcome to attend.

Find the upcoming sessions at Council's Event Calendar.  

 

Monday Movies

The popular Monday Movies return in 2018, with Gracemere Library and Rockhampton Regional Library hosting old movies in the Library. Enjoy a range of classic documentaries, musicals, feature films and drama in a relaxed setting. A selection of free classic films from the National Film and Sound Archives will screen at 10.00am at the Rockhampton Regional Library and Gracemere Library throughout the year. Please RSVP on 4936 8043.

Find the upcoming sessions at Council's Event Calendar

 

Beamafilm Club

Film-lovers and critics are invited to the Rockhampton Regional Library to watch and discuss a series of indie films from the library’s streamed film service Beamafilm. Described as ‘Thoughful movies for thoughtful minds’ a hand-picked selection of films covering drama, documentaries and music will be screened throughout the year in the Fitzroy Room. Check out the film at home on your TV or device before you participate in the discussion.

All films commence at 10.00am.  

Find the upcoming sessions at Council's Event Calendar

 

Mah-jong @ Mount Morgan

Playing mah-jong is a great activity for all ages as it develops memory, hones tactics and encourages calculation. Join the mah-jong action at the Mount Morgan Library every Thursday from 2.00pm- 4.00pm.

Find the upcoming sessions at Council's Event Calendar

 

Lively Laughter Yoga

Have loads of fun and laugh yourself into a positive frame of mind and an improved sense of wellbeing at the free Laughter Yoga session at the library. Laughter Yoga is a combination of laughter exercises and yogic breathing, suitable for all ages and facilitated by a qualified laughter yoga teacher. Everyday clothing is suitable. 

  • Every Wednesday night, 6.15pm - 7.00pm, Rockhampton Regional Library

Find the upcoming sessions at Council's Event Calendar

 

Conversational English

Practice your English language in a relaxed, informal setting at the library while meeting new people in the community. The sessions are free and open to anyone interested in supporting adult new readers.

Find the upcoming sessions at Council's Event Calendar

 

Lively Music

Listen to beautiful music played on the Helene Jones piano each month. Keen pianists and other musicians are invited to register for a particular date throughout the year. Contact the Libraries’ Administration office on 4936 8043 to claim your performance date. Friday, 3.00pm – 4.00pm

Find the upcoming sessions at Council's Event Calendar

 

Digital Literacy (Library Technology Centre) 

Tech Troubles

Bring along your portable device to receive one-on-one assistance from one of our helpful volunteer trainers from the Library Technology Centre. Regular times have been scheduled throughout the week at different libraries for anyone who needs assistance with any computer, notebook or smartphone problem.

Library Technology Centre

  • Wednesday, 6.00 pm – 8.00pm by appointment only
  • Every Thursday, 1.30pm – 3.30pm

North Rockhampton Library

  • Every Tuesday, 2.00pm – 4.00pm
  • Every Thursday, 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Find the upcoming sessions at Council's Event Calendar.   

 

Practice Makes Perfect

Come along and practice the skills learnt at the Library Technology Centre or bring along your own individual computer projects. Our helpful trainers will provide one-on-one assistance.

Find the upcoming sessions at Council's Event Calendar.