Wild things play at State Library these holidays

This summer, discover a place where wild things play through workshops, activities, stories and a monster film festival for all ages at State Library.

Kicking off on 5 January 2015, State Library’s summer holiday program will have little monsters’ imaginations running wild as they build lairs, discover hidden wild things, dress up, play out their favourite tales, and explore the art of storytelling in Story Lab workshops. State Librarian Janette Wright said SLQ’s holiday program sees thousands of families visit each year for its rich program of fun and affordable activities for everyone.

“Both children and adults will be engaged with the great range of creative learning experiences SLQ offers, giving families a fun way to spend quality time together,” Ms Wright said.

“Many of our holiday program visitors say the activities are ‘not just for kids!’ as they have such a wonderful time themselves with their children.”

Experiment with the properties of paint in Queensland monster manufactory workshops (for ages 4 to 12, bookings required); get crafty and bring out your inner monster at wild wardrobe workshops (for all ages); create a monster-worthy reading den in the monster build workshops (for all ages, bookings required); then snuggle in and get ready for some tall tales with terrifying tales story time (for all ages).

Enjoy some ferocious family favourites in the monster family film fest (for all ages); and don’t miss creative hands-on workshops for little designers in the APDL little designers workshops (for ages 4 to 8, bookings required).

Plus, Story Lab workshops (for ages 8 to 16, bookings required) are back for another jam packed program of hands-on, minds-on fun and creativity. Choose from workshops in Minecraft, animation, robotics, manga, comics, cartooning, or script writing and performance.

Bookings are required for some workshops. For more information and to book visit slq.qld.gov.au/whats-on

Media enquiries Kirri-Lee Huggett, SLQ Communications t. 07 3842 9803 | e. kirri-lee.huggett@slq.qld.gov.au

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