Get with the Program December 2022 to January 2023

Published on 08 December 2022

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Check out the range of activities available during the summer school holidays. Registrations open at 10am on Monday 12 December 2022.

Children aged 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. If you are aged over 10 years, you must still complete the parent consent form.

Parent consent form(PDF, 173KB)

Get with the Program booklet(PDF, 2MB)

 

All holidays

Drop into the Hamra Centre Library and check out some awesome arcade games, plus challenge your friends to a PlayStation game. Located in the children’s and youth areas.
Pick up a craft kit to take home. Collect a kit from the Hamra Centre Library front desk. Only one kit per child as supplies are limited.

 

Monday 19 December

Lego Club - Christmas 

Drop into the Lego Club and create a Christmas-themed build to display in the library. 

Time: 10am - 11.30am. 

Venue: Sun Room  - Hamra Centre Library, 1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton. 

Ages: 5 and up.

 

Tuesday 20 December

Merry and bright Little Day Out!

The West Torrens Community Christmas Tree is back and we’re hoping to make it brighter than ever! Join us for a special Little Day Out as we celebrate our tree by gathering together. There will be live music, craft, stories, games, coffee, face painting and more. The West Torrens Chess Club will also be in attendance to launch our new outdoor chess tables. 

Venue: West Torrens Memorial Gardens, 1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton.

Time: 10am - 12noon.

Ages: All ages.

 

Thursday 22 December

Digital Christmas art

Come along and create some beautiful Christmas art using Busy Things. Build fine motor and digital skills - all while having tonnes of fun. This introduction session for 3 to 6 year olds is designed to help our littlest learners begin to develop mouse skills in a fun art session. Please only book into one session - A or B.

Venue: Learning Centre -  Hamra Centre Library, 1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton. 

Session A: 1.45pm - 2.15pm. Bookings required - visit eventbrite.com.au

Session B: 2.30pm - 3pm. Bookings required - visit eventbrite.com.au

Ages: 3 to 6 years. 

Adults do not require a booking, please book only for your child.

 

Friday 23 December

Hamra Centre Library closed from 12noon.

 

Saturday 24 December

Sunday 25 December

Monday 26 December

Tuesday 27 December

Public holidays - Library closed.

 

Wednesday 28 December

Thursday 29 December

Friday 30 December 

Hamra Centre Library open 10am - 6pm 

 

Monday 2 January

Public holiday - Hamra Centre Library closed

 

Tuesday 3 January 

Build your digital skills: monster wanted poster

Come along and create a monster wanted poster in Busy Things! Draw your monster and list their crimes. Build fine motor and digital skills - all while having tonnes of fun. This introduction session for 4 to 6 year olds is designed to help our littlest learners begin to develop mouse and keyboard skills in a fun session. 

Please only book into one session - A or B.

Venue: Learning Centre - Hamra Centre Library, 1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton. 

Session A: 10.30am - 11am. Bookings required - visit eventbrite.com.au

Session B: 11.15am - 11.45am. Bookings required - visit eventbrite.com.au

Ages: 4 to 6 years

Adults do not require a booking, please book only for your child.

 

Wednesday 4 January

Book tasting

Are you hungry for a new book to read over summer? Reserve your spot at the Hamra Book Cafe, peruse our book menu and taste some great new books! We will sample multiple genres, rate the books and take home a great list of new books to try. Plus there will be snacks!

Venue: Sun Room - Hamra Centre Library, 1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton.

Time: 11am - 12noon.

Ages: 9 to 12 years.

Bookings required - visit eventbrite.com.au

 

Thursday 5 January

Montessori sensorial playgroup

Join us for a nature-inspired playgroup session with Montessori Sensorial Activities. All the activities are taste-safe and non-toxic, allowing safe play exploration. A relaxed playgroup in which parents are encouraged to engage in the activities with their children.  

Venue: West Torrens Auditorium, 

1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton.

Time: 10am - 11.30am.

Ages: 0 to 5 years.

Bookings required - visit eventbrite.com.au

Adults do not require a booking, please only book for your child.

 

Circus workshop by the Lolly Jar Circus

Join the Lolly Jar Circus to learn circus skills in a non-judgmental and supportive environment. You will learn hula hooping, juggling scarves and balls, spinning plates, twirling ribbons, flowersticks and poi.

Venue: West Torrens Auditorium, 1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton.

Time: 1pm - 2.30pm.

Ages: 8 to 14 years.

Bookings required - visit eventbrite.com.au

 

Friday 6 January

Clothes upcycling

Want to revamp some old clothes? Bring in an item of clothing that you’d like to give a new lease on life, and we’ll provide the rest. Shirts, jackets, and shoes are popular upcycling materials, but the only limit is your imagination.

Venue: Sun Room - Hamra Centre Library, 1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton. 

Time: 1.30pm - 3.30pm.

Ages: 10 and up.

Bookings required - visit eventbrite.com.au

 

Monday 9 January 

Esports Switch tournament

Think you’re good at Mario Kart? Put it to the test in our Nintendo Switch Esports tournament! Register to secure your spot on the track, and watch out for blue shells.

Venue: West Torrens Auditorium, 1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton. 

Time: 1pm - 3pm.

Ages: 10 and up.

Bookings required - visit eventbrite.com.au

 

Tuesday 10 January

Make and create with clay

Get creative with clay! Learn to some basic hand building techniques and make your own piece to take home. We will be using clay that can be left to air dry at home and decorated or taken to your local kiln to become ceramic. 

Venue: West Torrens Auditorium, 1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton.

Session 1: 10am - 11.30am for ages 5 to 12 years. Bookings required - visit eventbrite.com.au

Session 2: 1pm - 2.30pm for ages 12 and up. Bookings required - visit eventbrite.com.au

 

Wednesday 11 January

Digital art: summer edition

Come along and learn how to use a digital art tablet. Experiment with digital drawing and painting, using XP-Pen Deco art tablets and Krita, an open-source digital painting program. Basic computer skills are essential. Bring a USB to take home a copy of your creation. Please only book into one session - A or B.

Venue: Hamra Centre Library Learning Centre, 1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton. 

Session A: 10.30am - 11.15am. Bookings required - visit Eventbrite.

Session B: 11.30am - 12.15pm. Bookings required - visit Eventbrite.

Ages: 10 and up. 

 

Thursday 12 January

Kindergym come and try!

KinderGym provides children the opportunity to learn new skills, develop fundamental movement skills, and take risks in a safe and fun environment. Packed with activities to develop gross and fine motor skills, music and rhythm, success, and challenges, KinderGym develops the whole child — socially, emotionally, cognitively, and physically.

Venue: West Torrens Auditorium, 1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton.

Time: 9am - 10am.

Ages: 3 to 5 years.

Bookings required - visit eventbrite.com.au

 

Movie - Encanto (PG)

Venue: West Torrens Auditorium, 1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton.

Time: 5pm - 7pm

Ages: 5 years and up.

Bookings required - visit eventbrite.com.au

 

Friday 13 January

Come and try chess - beginners workshop

Come join the West Torrens Junior Chess Club. They’ll teach you the basics to help you become a chess master. Increase your critical thinking and concentration skills, learn effective strategy and enhance your memory and creativity. Make your move!

Venue: West Torrens Auditorium, 1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton. 

Time: 11am – 1pm.

Ages: 8 to 16 years.

Bookings required - visit eventbrite.com.au

 

Rube Goldberg Machine challenge

Can you make the longest, most complicated Rube Goldberg Machine from the materials in our Auditorium? Drop in and have a go - work in a group or on your own and see if you can get your time on the scoreboard! 

Example: https://youtu.be/vn-g1Mn2_3g 

Venue: West Torrens Auditorium, 1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton.

Time: 1.30pm - 3.30pm.

Ages: 10 and up.

 

Monday 16 January

Come and try squash at Rackets and Strings

Come and try squash in a fun environment with coaching for juniors of all abilities. Eyewear, racquets and balls will all be provided. Please bring a water bottle, sports clothes and non-marking shoes.

Venue: Rackets and Strings, 139A Henley Beach Road, Mile End.

Time: 9am - 12noon.

Ages: 6 to 14 years.

Bookings required - visit eventbrite.com.au

 

The Sewing Yogi Miss Libby Rose - upcycling sewing workshop 

Start the new year off right with this super cool - super recycled organiser. Filled with pockets for storing pencils, art equipment, sewing stuff or anything you are into. We will be sewing and creating a wall hanging or ‘roll up’ organiser. A strap is created so you can choose how to use your new creation: use the strap to hang it from your wall for home use - or roll it up, tie it up and take it with you! You are encouraged to bring some old jeans and colourful fabrics to upcycle.

Venue: Sun Room -  Hamra Centre Library. 1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton.

Time: 1pm - 3pm.

Ages: 7 to 12 years.

Bookings required - visit eventbrite.com.au

 

Tuesday 17 January

The Lost Mummy Escape Room

Be transported to the old world of ancient Egypt and solve the problems of ‘The Lost Mummy’ escape room! Book in as a family or group of friends and see if you can beat the clock and escape. Best for groups of 3 or 4.

Venue: West Torrens Auditorium. 1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton. 

Session 1: 10am - 11am. Bookings required - visit eventbrite.com.au

Session 2: 11.30am - 12.30pm. Bookings required - visit eventbrite.com.au

Session 3: 1pm - 2pm. Bookings required - visit eventbrite.com.au

Ages: Suitable for ages 8 and up. 

 

Wednesday 18 January

The Lost Mummy Escape Room

Book in as a family or group of friends and see if you can beat the clock and escape. Best for groups of 3 or 4.

Venue: West Torrens Auditorium. 1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton. 

Session 1: 10am - 11am. Bookings required - visit eventbrite.com.au

Session 2: 11.30am - 12.30pm. Bookings required - visit eventbrite.com.au

Session 3: 1pm - 2pm. Bookings required - visit eventbrite.com.au

Ages: Suitable for ages 8 and up. 

 

Thursday 19 January

The Lost Mummy Escape Room

Book in as a family or group of friends and see if you can beat the clock and escape. Best for groups of 3 or 4. 

Ages: Suitable for ages 8 and up. 

Venue: West Torrens Auditorium. 

1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton. 

Session 1: 10am - 11am. Bookings required - visit eventbrite.com.au

Session 2: 11.30am - 12.30pm. Bookings required - visit eventbrite.com.au

Session 3: 1pm - 2pm. Bookings required - visit eventbrite.com.au

 

Friday 20 January

Come and try chess - intermediate workshop

Come join the West Torrens Junior Chess Club. Register for this session if you know the basics of chess but are keen to learn more.

Venue: West Torrens Auditorium, 1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton. 

Time: 11am – 1pm.

Ages: 8 to 16 years.

Bookings required - visit eventbrite.com.au

 

Monday 23 January

Esports Switch tournament

Think you’re good at Mario Kart? Put it to the test in our Nintendo Switch Esports tournament! Register to secure your spot on the track, and watch out for blue shells.

Venue: West Torrens Auditorium, 

1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton. 

Time: 1pm - 3pm.

Ages: 10 years and up.

Bookings required - visit eventbrite.com.au

 

Tuesday 24 January

Embroidery workshop

Do you enjoy embroidery? Would you like to learn? No matter your skill level, come in and enjoy a chill crafternoon sewing your designs.

Venue: Sun Room - Hamra Centre Library, 1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton.

Time: 1pm - 2.30pm

Ages: 10 years and up.

Bookings required - visit eventbrite.com.au

 

Wednesday 25 January

Build your digital skills: word processing with Microsoft Word

Come and join us as we walk through the basics of creating a Word document. We’ll look at opening and saving documents, changing fonts and colours, inserting images, and more. Learn essential skills for school and beyond. Basic keyboard and mouse skills are essential. Please arrive on time as this is a structured lesson and each step will be learnt as a group.

Venue: Learning Centre - Hamra Centre Library, 1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton.

Session A: 10.30am - 11am. Bookings required - visit eventbrite.com.au

Session B: 11.15am - 11.45am. Bookings required - visit eventbrite.com.au

Ages: 6 years and up.

Adults do not require a booking, please book only for your child.

 

Come and try calisthenics 

Calisthenics combines dance, gymnastics, singing, marching and acting - come and give it a go. For more details about the Plympton Halifax Calisthenics Club visit www.plymptonhalifax.org.au 

Venue: West Torrens Auditorium, 1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton 

Session 1: for ages 6 years and under, 9.30am - 10.15am. Bookings required - visit eventbrite.com.au

Session 2: for ages 7 to 10, 10.30am - 11.15am. Bookings required - visit eventbrite.com.au

 

Thursday 26 January

Public holiday - Hamra Centre Library closed.

 

Friday 27 January

Come and try chess - advanced workshop

Come join the West Torrens Junior Chess Club. Register for this session if you are good at chess but are ready to be a master!

Venue: West Torrens Auditorium, 1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton. 

Time: 11am – 1pm

Ages: 8 to 16 years.

Bookings required - visit eventbrite.com.au