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January 2023

 

Synergy Youth Centre

To view the Synergy Youth Centre Holiday Program, please visit www.lanecove.nsw.gov.au/youth. The Youth Centre is open from 12:00pm – 5:00pm, Monday – Friday, for young people aged 10-16.

Summer Reading Club

1 December 2022 – 31 January 2023, Lane Cove and Greenwich Libraries and The Yarn Hunters Hill

Break the boredom and keep up your reading skills these holidays with the Summer Reading Club Challenge! Children can read books themselves, or be read to, both count for the Summer Reading Club. Encourage your child to submit drawn or

Register for the Summer Reading Club at Lane Cove, Greenwich or The Yarn Hunters Hill to collect paper book review forms and reading logs. You can also participate online at shorelink.beanstack.com or through the Beanstack App. Sign in as a member of Shorelink Libraries.

Panda Craft

Wednesday 4 January, 2:00pm – 3:00pm, Lane Cove Library

Make some cute and cuddly panda craft! Create a panda mask, a panda puppet, and other panda-tastic creations. Free event for ages 4-10. Limited places, bookings essential.

Book online.

Ozobot Mazes

Thursday 5 January, 2:00pm – 3:00pm, Lane Cove Library

Create your own robot maze using Ozobots. Learn to code maze tracks and have some technological fun as you build maps and play games! Free event for ages 7 to 12. Limited places, bookings essential.

Book online.

First Fridays: Giant Games - event cancelled due to wet weather

Friday 6 January, 3:15 – 5:00pm, Lane Cove Plaza

Enjoy the beautiful afternoon sun by bringing the kids down to Lane Cove Plaza and discover different games to keep everyone entertained. Free event.

Ride on Mechanical Animals

Saturday 7 January, 10:00am – 3:00pm, The Canopy, $8

Bring the kids down to The Canopy for some Saturday fun! Pick your animal and take a trip around the Village Green on these majestic creatures. This event is subject to weather. $8 for a ten-minute ride. No bookings required. 

Summer Treats Craft

Monday 9 January, 11:00am – 12:00pm, Greenwich Library

Come along and escape the summer heat by making crafty summer treats! Create colourful cardboard ice-creams, shiny suns, and cool paper fans. Free event for ages 4-10. Limited places, bookings essential.

Book online.

Summer Treats Craft

Tuesday 10 January, 11:00am – 12:00pm, Lane Cove Library

Come along and escape the summer heat by making crafty summer treats! Create colourful cardboard ice-creams, shiny suns, and cool paper fans. Free event for ages 4-10. Limited places, bookings essential.

Book online.

Osmo Magical Maths

Tuesday 10 January, 2:00pm – 3:00pm, Lane Cove Library

Explore some magical maths these holidays using Osmo. Join the Math Wizard in playing Amazing Airships, Magical Workshop, and Enchanted World Games. Free event for children aged 6 -10 years. Limited places, bookings essential.

Book online.

Minions: The Rise of Gru Movie

Thursday 12 January, 2:00pm – 3:30pm, Lane Cove Library

In the latest Minions movie, join the 11-year-old Gru as he plans to become a supervillain with the help of his Minions, leading to a showdown with a malevolent team, the Vicious 6. PG. Free event for ages 4-12. Limited places, bookings essential.

Book online.

Live in Lane Cove

Saturday 14 January, 10:00am -12:00pm, Lane Cove Plaza

Come down to the Plaza to be serenaded by the very talented James Lyon

Creative Writing Workshop with Keith Whelan

Saturday 14 January, 10:30am – 12:00pm, Lane Cove Library

Have you ever wanted to write a story but don't know where to start? This workshop will help children develop the essential tools needed to be a creative writer, involving hands-on writing exercises, and caters for a wide range of writing skills. Explore the elements of fairy tales and narratives and bring your story to life as you learn about characterization, plot, setting and dialogue. Free event for ages 8-12. Limited places, bookings essential.

Book online.

Buzzy Bug Craft

Monday 16 January, 11:00am – 12:00pm, Greenwich Library

Join us in making some interesting insects! Create cool bug craft, including butterflies, bees, dragonflies, and caterpillars. Free event for ages 4-10. Limited places, bookings essential.

Book online.

Buzzy Bug Craft

Tuesday 17 January, 11:00am – 12:00pm

Join us in making some interesting insects! Create cool bug craft, including butterflies, bees, dragonflies, and caterpillars. Free event for ages 4-10. Limited places, bookings essential.

Book online.

Frame Art for Teens

Wednesday 18 January, 2:00pm – 3:00pm, Lane Cove Library

Come along and create a wooden photo frame woven with yarn, thread, and beads, and decorate a circular canvas with buttons to form a work of art to hang on your wall. Free event for ages 10-17. Limited places, bookings essential.

Book online.

Osmo Magical Maths

Thursday 19 January, 2:00pm – 3:00pm, Lane Cove Library

Explore some magical maths these holidays using Osmo. Join the Math Wizard in playing Amazing Airships, Magical Workshop, and Enchanted World Games. Free event for children aged 6 -10 years. Limited places, bookings essential.

Book online.

Solar for Renters & Apartment Dwellers - Haystacks Solar Garden

Thursday 19 January, 7:00pm - 8:00pm, online

Even if you don’t have a sunny rooftop, you can access solar power by participating in a solar garden.

A solar garden is just like a community garden where members purchase a virtual plot of solar panels. It is a popular model in Europe and the US which is now available in Australia.

Join us to learn how you can become a solar gardener - no sunny roof required!

This online session is co-hosted by Haystacks Solar Garden Co-operative and Lane Cove Council.

Book online.

Ride on Mechanical Animals

Saturday 21 January, 10:00am – 3:00pm, The Canopy, $8

Bring the kids down to The Canopy for some Saturday fun! Pick your animal and take a trip around the Village Green on these majestic creatures. This event is subject to weather. $8 for a ten-minute ride. No bookings required. 

Ozobot Mazes

Monday 23 January, 11:00am – 12:00pm, Greenwich Library

Create your own robot maze using Ozobots. Learn to code maze tracks and have some technological fun as you build maps and play games! Free event for ages 7 to 12. Limited places, bookings essential.

Book online.

Dash Bot Discovery

Monday 23 January, 2:00pm – 3:00pm, Lane Cove Library

Use colour coding and iPads to discover the fun of Dash Bots! Code your robot to complete challenges with this hands-on robotics coding session. Free event for ages 8-12. Limited places, bookings essential.

Book online.

Aussie Weaving Creations

Tuesday 24 January, 11:00am – 12:00pm, Lane Cove Library

Weave yourself a wooden Australia-shaped wall hanger! Use colourful wool to criss-cross across the country and celebrate our cool continent. Free event for ages 6-12. Limited places, bookings essential.

Book online.

Dash Bot Discovery

Tuesday 24 January, 2:00pm – 3:00pm, Lane Cove Library

Use colour coding and iPads to discover the fun of Dash Bots! Code your robot to complete challenges with this hands-on robotics coding session. Free event for ages 8-12. Limited places, bookings essential.

Book online.

Possum Prowl Spotlight Walk

Tuesday 24 January, 7:45pm – 9:30pm, Ventemans Reach, Lane Cove North

Enjoy a twilight walk in the bush looking for nocturnal creatures! Spot possums, search for geckoes and listen for bats with our bat detector. See what wildlife comes out at night! Bring a torch and wear sturdy shoes. Suitable for ages 7 years and up.

Bookings open soon.

Comic Strip Creations

Wednesday 25 January, 2:00pm – 3:00pm, Lane Cove Library

Ever wanted to star in your own comic strip? Use Storyboardthat (software product) to learn how to create your own digital comic strips. Free event for ages 8-13. Limited places, bookings essential.

Book online.

Australia Day

Thursday 26 January, from 9:00am

Start your Australia Day at The Canopy as we welcome Lane Cove's newest Australian Citizens Ambassador, followed by live music in Lane Cove Plaza from 11:00am.

Assisted by the Australian Government through the National Australia Day Council.

The Canopy Music Concert: James Blundell Duo 

Friday 27 January, 6:30pm – 9:00pm, The Canopy

Join country music legend James Blundell and his son in The Canopy for a night of swaying and singing. Bring a picnic blanket and your dinner and enjoy a night out in the Village. Free event.

Register for your free tickets.

Assisted by the Australian Government through the National Australia Day Council.

Play Garden at The Canopy

Sunday 22 January, 9:30am – 12:00pm, The Canopy

Try out a variety of games at this small pop-up at The Canopy. This event is targeted at preschool age children though all are welcome. Free event, no bookings required. 

Minigolf at The Canopy

Saturday 28 January, 10:00am – 3:00pm, The Canopy

Test your family and friends as you make your way around our pop-up mini golf course. No bookings required.

Military History Talk

Tuesday 31 January, 6:15pm – 7:45pm, Lane Cove Library

Join us for a free military history talk covering New Britain/Operation Cartwheel. Join LTCOL Graeme Davis (Retd) from the Lane Cove RSL Sub-Branch, and principal of Family Military History for a fascinating talk on World War Two Operation Cartwheel. 

Book online.

Children's Storytime 

Thursdays 11:00am – 11:30am, Lane Cove Library 

Ages 3-6 years. Held weekly all year. No booking required.