Holiday fun for everyone who loves books

The Children Who Loved Books by Peter Carnavas

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Inspired by The Children Who Loved Books by Queensland author and illustrator Peter Carnavas, visit SLQ these summer holidays and step into a world of workshops, storytelling and creative play for book- and story-loving children and their families!

Join a host of Queensland authors and illustrators to share in their stories and help bring their books to life. Get crafting with costume creation and character construction activities in the Knowledge Walk. Join our ‘books and beats’ sessions on the Queensland Terrace to get your toes tapping, featuring guided musical activities with Junk Orchestra and Tim Jackman and a collection of musical picture books.

Keep an eye out on SLQ play for more information on our special guest visits throughout the program.

All are welcome to join us for this celebration of the art of telling stories, the pictures, the words and the people that make them!

After some more holiday fun? Don’t forget to check out The Corner and the Imagination Playscape while you’re at SLQ.

The illustrations used in the holiday fun programming have been generously provided by Peter Carnavas and we are grateful for the opportunity to bring them to life!

Image: Cover (detail) of The Children Who Loved Books by Peter Carnavas.

Venue:
Meet at Reception, level 1, State Library, Stanley Place, South Bank
Cost:
Free
More information:
Young People and Families
(07) 3840 7927
ypf@slq.qld.gov.au

Program of events

Storytime in the Storytent

Storytime in the Storytent (10am)

Knowledge Walk, level 1, State Library
Starts 19th Dec 2016 10:00am-10:30am, then Every day, until 22nd Jan 2017

Immerse yourself in some fantastic picture books brought to life through story readings by our guest authors and arts workers.

Guided activities in the Reading nook

Craft creation station

Knowledge Walk, level 1, State Library
Starts 19th Dec 2016 10:00am-3:00pm, then Every day, until 22nd Jan 2017

Get hands-on at the craft creation station with activities designed by artists, authors and illustrators to bring a range of picture books alive.

Storytime in the Storytent

Storytime in the Storytent (11.30am)

Knowledge Walk, level 1, State Library
Starts 19th Dec 2016 11:30am-12:00pm, then Every day, until 22nd Jan 2017

Immerse yourself in some fantastic picture books brought to life through story readings by our guest authors and arts workers.

Storytime in the Storytent

Storytime in the Storytent (1pm)

Knowledge Walk, level 1, State Library
Starts 19th Dec 2016 1:00pm-1:30pm, then Every day, until 22nd Jan 2017

Immerse yourself in some fantastic picture books brought to life through story readings by our guest authors and arts workers.

Imagination Playscape — guided play

Imagination Playscape — guided play workshop

The Parlour, level 1, State Library
Starts 2nd Jan 2017 10:00am-11:00am, then Every day, until 20th Jan 2017

Book in for a guided play session in the Imagination Playscape led by SLQ artsworkers (for ages 6–12).

Family film fest

Family film fest (10.30 session)

SLQ Auditorium 2, level 2
Starts 2nd Jan 2017 10:30am, then Every day, until 20th Jan 2017

Beat the summer heat these holidays at our family film festival. Park your pram, pull up a pillow, and watch a fun assortment of films based on some favourite books and stories.

Family film fest

Family film fest (1.30 session)

SLQ Auditorium 2, level 2
Starts 2nd Jan 2017 1:30pm, then Every day, until 20th Jan 2017

Beat the summer heat these holidays at our family film festival. Park your pram, pull up a pillow, and watch a fun assortment of films based on some favourite books and stories.

Tim Jackman

Books and beats: Hickory Dickory Rock

Queensland Terrace, level 2, State Library
Starts 3rd Jan 2017 11:00am-12:00pm, then Every week on Tuesday, until 17th Jan 2017

Join Tim Jackman for an all singing, all dancing, wild Woodstock-style ride of nursery rhymes and songs.

Tim Jackman

Books and beats: Hickory Dickory Rock

Queensland Terrace, level 2, State Library
Starts 3rd Jan 2017 1:00pm-2:00pm, then Every week on Tuesday, until 17th Jan 2017

Join Tim Jackman for an all singing, all dancing, wild Woodstock-style ride of nursery rhymes and songs.

Funky Chicken: Lost in Space

Books and beats: Funky Chicken — Chooks in Space (10am)

Queensland Terrace, level 2, State Library
Starts 4th Jan 2017 10:00am-11:00am, then Every 2 weeks on Wednesday, until 18th Jan 2017

Dance, sing and play with Queensland author Chris Collin and his whacky puppet friends, starring the fabulous Funky Chicken.

Funky Chicken: Lost in Space

Books and beats: Funky Chicken — Chooks in Space (12noon)

Queensland Terrace, level 2, State Library
Starts 4th Jan 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm, then Every 2 weeks on Wednesday, until 18th Jan 2017

Dance, sing and play with Queensland author Chris Collin and his whacky puppet friends, starring the fabulous Funky Chicken.

Junk Orchestra

Books and beats: Junk Orchestra (Thursday mornings)

Queensland Terrace, level 2, State Library
Starts 5th Jan 2017 10:00am-11:00am, then Every week on Thursday, until 19th Jan 2017

Come and join the Junk Orchestra, a band of merry music makers, in a junk band jamboree! Then stay and play with our musical picture book collection.

Tim Jackman

Books and beats: Hickory Dickory Rock

Queensland Terrace, level 2, State Library
Starts 5th Jan 2017 11:00am-12:00pm, then Every week on Thursday, until 19th Jan 2017

Join Tim Jackman for an all singing, all dancing, wild Woodstock-style ride of nursery rhymes and songs.

Junk Orchestra

Books and beats: Junk Orchestra (Thursday afternoons)

Queensland Terrace, level 2, State Library
Starts 5th Jan 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm, then Every week on Thursday, until 19th Jan 2017

Come and join the Junk Orchestra, a band of merry music makers, in a junk band jamboree! Then stay and play with our musical picture book collection.

Tim Jackman

Books and beats: Hickory Dickory Rock

Queensland Terrace, level 2, State Library
Starts 5th Jan 2017 1:00pm-2:00pm, then Every week on Thursday, until 19th Jan 2017

Join Tim Jackman for an all singing, all dancing, wild Woodstock-style ride of nursery rhymes and songs.

Tim Jackman

Books and beats: Hickory Dickory Rock

Queensland Terrace, level 2, State Library
Starts 7th Jan 2017 11:00am-12:00pm, then Every week on Saturday, until 20th Jan 2017

Join Tim Jackman for an all singing, all dancing, wild Woodstock-style ride of nursery rhymes and songs.

Tim Jackman

Books and beats: Hickory Dickory Rock

Queensland Terrace, level 2, State Library
Starts 7th Jan 2017 1:00pm-2:00pm, then Every week on Saturday, until 20th Jan 2017

Join Tim Jackman for an all singing, all dancing, wild Woodstock-style ride of nursery rhymes and songs.

Junk Orchestra

Books and beats: Junk Orchestra (Monday mornings)

Queensland Terrace, level 2, State Library
Starts 9th Jan 2017 10:00am-11:00am, then Every week on Monday, until 16th Jan 2017

Come and join the Junk Orchestra, a band of merry music makers, in a junk band jamboree! Then stay and play with our musical picture book collection.

Junk Orchestra

Books and beats: Junk Orchestra (Monday afternoons)

Queensland Terrace, level 2, State Library
Starts 9th Jan 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm, then Every week on Monday, until 16th Jan 2017

Come and join the Junk Orchestra, a band of merry music makers, in a junk band jamboree! Then stay and play with our musical picture book collection.

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