Oct
23
Mon
Rock n Rhyme @ Newcastle City Library
Oct 23 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am

Enjoy songs, nursery rhymes, dancing, music, stories and lots of fun! These action packed sessions are perfect for children ages 0-3. Each session runs for 30 minutes. Free! No bookings necessary.

Monday at 2pm or Wednesday at 9:30am

* not running during City’s renovations (approx. April – Aug)

* Rock n Rhyme Time continues to run on Wednesdays at Wallsend during school holidays. All other locations and days do not run in school holidays.

Come as a group. Playgroups, mothers groups, assisted playgroups and preschools are all welcome at our programs. Special activities can also be arranged by appointment. Let us know you are visiting so we can prepare for your group! For group booking enquiries call Mala Scorse on 4985 6692

Rock n Rhyme @ Mayfield Library
Oct 23 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Enjoy songs, nursery rhymes, dancing, music, stories and lots of fun! These action packed sessions are perfect for children ages 0-3. Each session runs for 30 minutes. Free! No bookings necessary.

Mayfield Library – Monday at 10am.

* Rock n Rhyme Time continues to run on Wednesdays at Wallsend during school holidays. All other locations and days do not run in school holidays.

Come as a group. Playgroups, mothers groups, assisted playgroups and preschools are all welcome at our programs. Special activities can also be arranged by appointment. Let us know you are visiting so we can prepare for your group! For group booking enquiries call Mala Scorse on 4985 6692

Storytime @ Mayfield Library
Oct 23 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am

Stories, songs, rhymes and craft for children 3 to 5 years. Our Storytime sessions are a fun way to help prepare your child for reading once at school. Each sessions runs for 45 minutes. Free! No bookings necessary.

Mayfield Library – Monday at 11am.

Storytime @ East Maitland Library
Oct 23 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Storytellers from Maitland City Library know how to make reading fun!

Storytime sessions at Maitland City Library are designed to develop a love of reading in all children and to help eager young minds develop an awareness of basic literacy skills. Storytime is ideal for children under 5 years.

Rock n Rhyme @ Newcastle City Library
Oct 23 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Enjoy songs, nursery rhymes, dancing, music, stories and lots of fun! These action packed sessions are perfect for children ages 0-3. Each session runs for 30 minutes. Free! No bookings necessary.

* Rock n Rhyme Time continues to run on Wednesdays at Wallsend during school holidays. All other locations and days do not run in school holidays.

Come as a group. Playgroups, mothers groups, assisted playgroups and preschools are all welcome at our programs. Special activities can also be arranged by appointment. Let us know you are visiting so we can prepare for your group! For group booking enquiries call Mala Scorse on 4985 6692

Ten Minutes a Day – Baby Book Time @ Mayfield Library
Oct 23 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books. Using songs, rhymes, books and music this fun series of four workshops will provide you with the tools and resources to nurture your child’s love of reading.

Mayfield – Mondays at 2pm.

February 6, 13, 20, 27

May 1, 8, 15, 22

October 9, 16, 23, 30

For babies aged 0-2 years and their carer’s. Each session runs for 30 minutes. Bookings essential.

Bookings via Eventbrite, visit: www.newcastle.nsw.gov.au/Library/What-s-On

Come as a group. Playgroups, mothers groups, assisted playgroups and preschools are all welcome at our programs. Special activities can also be arranged by appointment. Let us know you are visiting so we can prepare for your group! For group booking enquiries call Mala Scorse on 4985 6692

 

Oct
24
Tue
Rock n Rhyme @ Hamilton Library
Oct 24 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am

Enjoy songs, nursery rhymes, dancing, music, stories and lots of fun! These action packed sessions are perfect for children ages 0-3. Each session runs for 30 minutes. Free! No bookings necessary.

Hamilton on Tuesday @ 9:30am

* Rock n Rhyme Time continues to run on Wednesdays at Wallsend during school holidays. All other locations and days do not run in school holidays.

Come as a group. Playgroups, mothers groups, assisted playgroups and preschools are all welcome at our programs. Special activities can also be arranged by appointment. Let us know you are visiting so we can prepare for your group! For group booking enquiries call Mala Scorse on 4985 6692

Stories in the Street @ Wallsend Library
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

A relaxed family story time with rhymes, songs, toys, puppets and stories. Presented by Family Insight and Family Support Newcastle. Free. No bookings required.

Wallsend Library every Tuesday at 10am.

* Does not run during School Holidays

Rock n Rhyme @ New Lambton Library
Oct 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Enjoy songs, nursery rhymes, dancing, music, stories and lots of fun! These action packed sessions are perfect for children ages 0-3. Each session runs for 30 minutes. Free! No bookings necessary.

New Lambton on Tuesday @ 10:30am

* Rock n Rhyme Time continues to run on Wednesdays at Wallsend during school holidays. All other locations and days do not run in school holidays.

Come as a group. Playgroups, mothers groups, assisted playgroups and preschools are all welcome at our programs. Special activities can also be arranged by appointment. Let us know you are visiting so we can prepare for your group! For group booking enquiries call Mala Scorse on 4985 6692

Storytime @ Hamilton Library
Oct 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Stories, songs, rhymes and craft for children 3 to 5 years. Our Storytime sessions are a fun way to help prepare your child for reading once at school. Each sessions runs for 45 minutes. Free! No bookings necessary.

Hamilton Library – Tuesday at 10:30am.

Storytime @ Rutherford Library
Oct 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Storytellers from Maitland City Library know how to make reading fun!

Storytime sessions at Maitland City Library are designed to develop a love of reading in all children and to help eager young minds develop an awareness of basic literacy skills. Storytime is ideal for children under 5 years.

Storytime @ Maitland Library
Oct 24 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Storytellers from Maitland City Library know how to make reading fun!

Storytime sessions at Maitland City Library are designed to develop a love of reading in all children and to help eager young minds develop an awareness of basic literacy skills. Storytime is ideal for children under 5 years.

Ten Minutes a Day – Baby Book Time @ Hamilton Library
Oct 24 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books. Using songs, rhymes, books and music this fun series of four workshops will provide you with the tools and resources to nurture your child’s love of reading.

Hamilton: Tuesdays at 2pm

February 7, 14, 21, 28

March 7, 14, 21, 28

May 2, 9, 16, 23

June 6, 12, 20, 27

October 3, 10, 17, 24

November 7, 14, 21, 28

For babies aged 0-2 years and their carer’s. Each session runs for 30 minutes. Bookings essential.

Bookings via Eventbrite, visit: www.newcastle.nsw.gov.au/Library/What-s-On

Come as a group. Playgroups, mothers groups, assisted playgroups and preschools are all welcome at our programs. Special activities can also be arranged by appointment. Let us know you are visiting so we can prepare for your group! For group booking enquiries call Mala Scorse on 4985 6692

 

Oct
25
Wed
Rock n Rhyme @ Wallsend Library
Oct 25 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am

Enjoy songs, nursery rhymes, dancing, music, stories and lots of fun! These action packed sessions are perfect for children ages 0-3. Each session runs for 30 minutes. Free! No bookings necessary.

Wallsend Library –  Wednesday at 9:30am or Thursday at 9:30am

* Rock n Rhyme Time continues to run on Wednesdays at Wallsend during school holidays.

Come as a group. Playgroups, mothers groups, assisted playgroups and preschools are all welcome at our programs. Special activities can also be arranged by appointment. Let us know you are visiting so we can prepare for your group! For group booking enquiries call Mala Scorse on 4985 6692

Storytime @ Adamstown Library
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Stories, songs, rhymes and craft for children 3 to 5 years. Our Storytime sessions are a fun way to help prepare your child for reading once at school. Each sessions runs for 45 minutes. Free! No bookings necessary.

Storytime @ Newcastle City Library
Oct 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Stories, songs, rhymes and craft for children 3 to 5 years. Our Storytime sessions are a fun way to help prepare your child for reading once at school. Each sessions runs for 45 minutes. Free! No bookings necessary.

Storytime @ Wallsend Library
Oct 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Stories, songs, rhymes and craft for children 3 to 5 years. Our Storytime sessions are a fun way to help prepare your child for reading once at school. Each sessions runs for 45 minutes. Free! No bookings necessary.

Wallsend Library: Wednesday at 10:30am.

Storytime @ East Maitland Library
Oct 25 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Storytellers from Maitland City Library know how to make reading fun!

Storytime sessions at Maitland City Library are designed to develop a love of reading in all children and to help eager young minds develop an awareness of basic literacy skills. Storytime is ideal for children under 5 years.

Oct
26
Thu
Rock n Rhyme @ Wallsend Library
Oct 26 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am

Enjoy songs, nursery rhymes, dancing, music, stories and lots of fun! These action packed sessions are perfect for children ages 0-3. Each session runs for 30 minutes. Free! No bookings necessary.

Wallsend Library –  Wednesday at 9:30am or Thursday at 9:30am

* Rock n Rhyme Time continues to run on Wednesdays at Wallsend during school holidays.

Come as a group. Playgroups, mothers groups, assisted playgroups and preschools are all welcome at our programs. Special activities can also be arranged by appointment. Let us know you are visiting so we can prepare for your group! For group booking enquiries call Mala Scorse on 4985 6692

Ten Minutes a Day – Baby Book Time @ Stockton Library
Oct 26 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books. Using songs, rhymes, books and music this fun series of four workshops will provide you with the tools and resources to nurture your child’s love of reading.

Stockton – Thursdays @ 9:30am

February 2, 9, 16, 23

May 4, 11, 18, 25

October 5, 12, 19, 26

For babies aged 0-2 years and their carer’s. Each session runs for 30 minutes. Bookings essential.

Bookings via Eventbrite, visit: www.newcastle.nsw.gov.au/Library/What-s-On

Come as a group. Playgroups, mothers groups, assisted playgroups and preschools are all welcome at our programs. Special activities can also be arranged by appointment. Let us know you are visiting so we can prepare for your group! For group booking enquiries call Mala Scorse on 4985 6692

 

Storytime @ New Lambton Library
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Stories, songs, rhymes and craft for children 3 to 5 years. Our Storytime sessions are a fun way to help prepare your child for reading once at school. Each sessions runs for 45 minutes. Free! No bookings necessary.

New Lambton Library: Thursdays at 10am.

Storytime @ Stockton Library
Oct 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Stories, songs, rhymes and craft for children 3 to 5 years. Our Storytime sessions are a fun way to help prepare your child for reading once at school. Each sessions runs for 45 minutes. Free! No bookings necessary.

Stockton Library – Thursday at 10:30am.

Storytime @ Rutherford Library
Oct 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Storytellers from Maitland City Library know how to make reading fun!

Storytime sessions at Maitland City Library are designed to develop a love of reading in all children and to help eager young minds develop an awareness of basic literacy skills. Storytime is ideal for children under 5 years.

Storytime @ Thornton Library
Oct 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Storytellers from Maitland City Library know how to make reading fun!

Storytime sessions at Maitland City Library are designed to develop a love of reading in all children and to help eager young minds develop an awareness of basic literacy skills. Storytime is ideal for children under 5 years.

Oct
27
Fri
Friday Fun @ Beresfield Library
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Songs, stories, music, games, fun and play for kids from 0-5! Every Friday morning from 10am – 11am at Beresfield Library.

Free! No bookings necessary.

* Does not run during school holidays

Ten Minutes a Day – Baby Book Time @ Newcastle City Library
Oct 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books. Using songs, rhymes, books and music this fun series of four workshops will provide you with the tools and resources to nurture your child’s love of reading.

City Library – Fridays at 9:30am and 10:30am

February 3,10,17,24

September 1, 8, 15, 22

October 6, 13, 20, 27

November 3, 10, 17, 24

For babies aged 0-2 years and their carer’s. Each session runs for 30 minutes. Bookings essential.

Bookings via Eventbrite, visit: www.newcastle.nsw.gov.au/Library/What-s-On

Come as a group. Playgroups, mothers groups, assisted playgroups and preschools are all welcome at our programs. Special activities can also be arranged by appointment. Let us know you are visiting so we can prepare for your group! For group booking enquiries call Mala Scorse on 4985 6692

 

Oct
28
Sat
Disney Pixar Fim Festival @ Reading Cinemas Charlestown
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Enjoy the magic of Disney Pixar with some classic family movies featuring your favourite characters like Woody, Buzz and Nemo. Reading Cinemas is bringing your all-time favourite Pixar films back to the big screen nationally with their Disney Pixar Festival kicking off in October.

The festival runs over four weekends at Reading Cinemas Charlestown and Reading Cinemas Maitland

Toy Story
Saturday the 14th & Sunday the 15th of October

A Bug’s Life
Saturday the 21st & Sunday the 22nd of October

Monsters, Inc.
Saturday the 28th & Sunday the 29th of October

Finding Nemo
Saturday the 4th & Sunday the 5th of November

All screenings are at the family friendly time of 10am, but come a little earlier at 9.30am and soak up the fun with activities such as colouring in and face painting in our Kids Corner to keep the kids entertained.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for kids each at Charlestown and $10.50 at Maitland.

Art Cart @ Newcastle Art Gallery
Oct 28 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Visit the Newcastle Art Gallery every Saturday and Sunday morning for art and craft activities in the gallery.

Art Cart engages children with the exhibitions on display through discussion and art making. Led by Gallery educators, every weekend Art Cart engages with a different work of art on display, and the event is staged in the Gallery space as close as possible to the original work.

Art Cart grounds the child’s experience of the Gallery with tactile, hands-on experiences. Parents are encouraged to collaborate with their younger children and encourage their older children to extend the art activity with some new element of their own design. Activities can be simplified or made more complex depending on the child. Each activity takes approximately 30 minutes to complete, and we ask that you arrive no later than 12:15pm to ensure there is enough time to complete your masterpiece.

Art Cart is sponsored by The Longhouse.

Oct
29
Sun
My Kids Market (formerly Baby and Kids Market) @ Newcastle Basketball Stadium
Oct 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Want some gently used baby and kids clothing, toys or goods for a fraction of the retail price? Head to My Kids Market (formerly Baby & Kids Market) on Sunday 29 October 2017. They offer fantastic preloved goods for boys and girls from birth to 7 years. This is the market for mums in the know who like to buy local, sell local and bag a bargain on quality preloved goods! PLUS a few handpicked local businesses selling their unique baby & kids goods. There is always fun activities for the kids too so come along and join in the fun and bargains!!!

The hugely successful My Kids Market is held a few times a year at the Newcastle Basketball Stadium, Broadmeadow. It’s the perfect place for furniture, prams, toys, clothes, books and just about anything for babies and children that doesn’t cost the earth.

Please note there is no ATM at Newcastle Basketball Stadium so please bring cash.

These community events help cash conscious families make some extra money by selling their gently used baby and kids items. The markets are also a valuable tool for bargain shopping mums and dads who like to give their kids the best without breaking the bank.

Disney Pixar Fim Festival @ Reading Cinemas Charlestown
Oct 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Enjoy the magic of Disney Pixar with some classic family movies featuring your favourite characters like Woody, Buzz and Nemo. Reading Cinemas is bringing your all-time favourite Pixar films back to the big screen nationally with their Disney Pixar Festival kicking off in October.

The festival runs over four weekends at Reading Cinemas Charlestown and Reading Cinemas Maitland

Toy Story
Saturday the 14th & Sunday the 15th of October

A Bug’s Life
Saturday the 21st & Sunday the 22nd of October

Monsters, Inc.
Saturday the 28th & Sunday the 29th of October

Finding Nemo
Saturday the 4th & Sunday the 5th of November

All screenings are at the family friendly time of 10am, but come a little earlier at 9.30am and soak up the fun with activities such as colouring in and face painting in our Kids Corner to keep the kids entertained.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for kids each at Charlestown and $10.50 at Maitland.

Art Cart @ Newcastle Art Gallery
Oct 29 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Visit the Newcastle Art Gallery every Saturday and Sunday morning for art and craft activities in the gallery.

Art Cart engages children with the exhibitions on display through discussion and art making. Led by Gallery educators, every weekend Art Cart engages with a different work of art on display, and the event is staged in the Gallery space as close as possible to the original work.

Art Cart grounds the child’s experience of the Gallery with tactile, hands-on experiences. Parents are encouraged to collaborate with their younger children and encourage their older children to extend the art activity with some new element of their own design. Activities can be simplified or made more complex depending on the child. Each activity takes approximately 30 minutes to complete, and we ask that you arrive no later than 12:15pm to ensure there is enough time to complete your masterpiece.

Art Cart is sponsored by The Longhouse.

Free Art Sunday @ MRAG
Oct 29 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Every Sunday families are invited to drop into the art gallery for free art activities inspired by the exhibitions on display. Our activities are designed for kids of all ages, and as a family you can all join in and get creative. Each activity takes around half an hour to complete.
Art Sunday is staffed by qualified art teachers. The workshop is designed to encourage parents and children to add to their experience of the gallery by accessing hands-on activities in a family friendly environment.

Please note: children cannot be left unattended during Art Sundays. Art Materials proudly supported by CleverPatch

 

Oct
30
Mon
Rock n Rhyme @ Newcastle City Library
Oct 30 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am

Enjoy songs, nursery rhymes, dancing, music, stories and lots of fun! These action packed sessions are perfect for children ages 0-3. Each session runs for 30 minutes. Free! No bookings necessary.

Monday at 2pm or Wednesday at 9:30am

* not running during City’s renovations (approx. April – Aug)

* Rock n Rhyme Time continues to run on Wednesdays at Wallsend during school holidays. All other locations and days do not run in school holidays.

Come as a group. Playgroups, mothers groups, assisted playgroups and preschools are all welcome at our programs. Special activities can also be arranged by appointment. Let us know you are visiting so we can prepare for your group! For group booking enquiries call Mala Scorse on 4985 6692

Rock n Rhyme @ Mayfield Library
Oct 30 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Enjoy songs, nursery rhymes, dancing, music, stories and lots of fun! These action packed sessions are perfect for children ages 0-3. Each session runs for 30 minutes. Free! No bookings necessary.

Mayfield Library – Monday at 10am.

* Rock n Rhyme Time continues to run on Wednesdays at Wallsend during school holidays. All other locations and days do not run in school holidays.

Come as a group. Playgroups, mothers groups, assisted playgroups and preschools are all welcome at our programs. Special activities can also be arranged by appointment. Let us know you are visiting so we can prepare for your group! For group booking enquiries call Mala Scorse on 4985 6692

Storytime @ Mayfield Library
Oct 30 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am

Stories, songs, rhymes and craft for children 3 to 5 years. Our Storytime sessions are a fun way to help prepare your child for reading once at school. Each sessions runs for 45 minutes. Free! No bookings necessary.

Mayfield Library – Monday at 11am.

Storytime @ East Maitland Library
Oct 30 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Storytellers from Maitland City Library know how to make reading fun!

Storytime sessions at Maitland City Library are designed to develop a love of reading in all children and to help eager young minds develop an awareness of basic literacy skills. Storytime is ideal for children under 5 years.

Rock n Rhyme @ Newcastle City Library
Oct 30 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Enjoy songs, nursery rhymes, dancing, music, stories and lots of fun! These action packed sessions are perfect for children ages 0-3. Each session runs for 30 minutes. Free! No bookings necessary.

* Rock n Rhyme Time continues to run on Wednesdays at Wallsend during school holidays. All other locations and days do not run in school holidays.

Come as a group. Playgroups, mothers groups, assisted playgroups and preschools are all welcome at our programs. Special activities can also be arranged by appointment. Let us know you are visiting so we can prepare for your group! For group booking enquiries call Mala Scorse on 4985 6692

Ten Minutes a Day – Baby Book Time @ Mayfield Library
Oct 30 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books. Using songs, rhymes, books and music this fun series of four workshops will provide you with the tools and resources to nurture your child’s love of reading.

Mayfield – Mondays at 2pm.

February 6, 13, 20, 27

May 1, 8, 15, 22

October 9, 16, 23, 30

For babies aged 0-2 years and their carer’s. Each session runs for 30 minutes. Bookings essential.

Bookings via Eventbrite, visit: www.newcastle.nsw.gov.au/Library/What-s-On

Come as a group. Playgroups, mothers groups, assisted playgroups and preschools are all welcome at our programs. Special activities can also be arranged by appointment. Let us know you are visiting so we can prepare for your group! For group booking enquiries call Mala Scorse on 4985 6692

 

Oct
31
Tue
Rock n Rhyme @ Hamilton Library
Oct 31 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am

Enjoy songs, nursery rhymes, dancing, music, stories and lots of fun! These action packed sessions are perfect for children ages 0-3. Each session runs for 30 minutes. Free! No bookings necessary.

Hamilton on Tuesday @ 9:30am

* Rock n Rhyme Time continues to run on Wednesdays at Wallsend during school holidays. All other locations and days do not run in school holidays.

Come as a group. Playgroups, mothers groups, assisted playgroups and preschools are all welcome at our programs. Special activities can also be arranged by appointment. Let us know you are visiting so we can prepare for your group! For group booking enquiries call Mala Scorse on 4985 6692

Stories in the Street @ Wallsend Library
Oct 31 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

A relaxed family story time with rhymes, songs, toys, puppets and stories. Presented by Family Insight and Family Support Newcastle. Free. No bookings required.

Wallsend Library every Tuesday at 10am.

* Does not run during School Holidays