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Programs & Apps
The Ballarat Library has joined with undergraduate
students from the University of Ballarat (UB) to
create two new programs.
The Homework Club is a program for primary
aged children, 4 to 5pm, Tuesday afternoons.
Education students from UB will tutor children on
their individual school homework projects. Tutors
are matched with the educational needs of the
The Art Club is a program for preschool and primary
aged children interested in expanding their artist
skills and talents, 4 to 5pm, Thursday afternoons.
Also facilitated by UB education students, the
Art Club will help Ballarat's young people to be
creative in a fun and sociable environment. All
materials are supplied (no paint).
Both programs are free and are held at the Ballarat
Library, Doveton St Nth. Parents and carers must
stay at the library during the sessions. As places
are limited, bookings are essential. For information,
call the library team at 5338 6850.
The Library at your Fingertips
The Ballarat Library is wherever you are with a new
mobile phone application available to all members.
The free BookMyne library app gives members
instant access to the City of Ballarat libraries
Features of the BookMyne App:
• Search the catalogue, review your library
account, and place holds on library items;
• Get a suggestion on what to read with
Goodreads, reviews and bestseller lists;
• BookMyne is compatible with Android, iPhone
and iPod Touch devices;
• BookMyne determines your nearest/local
library based on your location and searches
multiple library catalogues; and
• French, Spanish and German
For direct download of the BookMyne App, visit
New Children's Databases
Tumble Books Library is an online collection of
animated talking picture books which teach kids
the joy of reading in a format they'll love. With
animation, sound, music and narration, your child's
favourite stories become electronic picture books
you can read, or have read to you. A collection of
books are compatible with iPads.
Busy Things has more than 130 games for 3 to
6 year olds that teach early literacy, numeracy,
art, and music concepts in a fun way. A number
of apps are compatible with iPhone, iPad and
To access the Tumble Books Library and Busy
Things, you need your library card and PIN
For more information, call City of Ballarat
Libraries at 5338 6800 or visit
The University of the Third Age (U3A) Ballarat is
marking its 25th anniversary with a special event,
"Celebrating Life, Learning and Relaxation."
On 19 September, everyone is invited to U3A's 25th
anniversary indoor garden party at the Ballarat
Mining Exchange, with special guests Ambassador
for Ageing Noeline Brown and Mayor Cr Mark
Harris opening the event and launching the 25th
Anniversary magazine and DVD.
Guests will enjoy an exhibition of U3A Ballarat's
more than 45 classes including:
• Performances by the Recorder Group, Celtic
and World Players, and U3A Choristers
• Ballarat History talks and discussions
• Woodworking displays
• Digital photography and art activities
• Yoga demonstrations
• Latin and computer classes, and
• Classic cinema and music appreciation
The U3A indoor garden party is from 10am to
4pm, Wednesday 19 September, at the Mining
Exchange, Lydiard St North. The event is free and
open to the public. For information, visit
Life, Learning and Relaxation
Council's mobile library is now visiting
the Salvation Army Delacombe, corner of
Greenhalghs Rd and Warrina Drive, every
Friday from 10am to 12pm.
The Delacombe community will enjoy books,
magazines, talking books, DVDs and CDs as
well as have access to a computer.
There is also story-time for kids at 10:30am,
We're now visiting
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