The Whitehorse Manningham Libraries have put together an August jam packed with events and programs that are fun and supportive during COVID-19. With pandemic times having a huge impact on all of us that includes work instability, lack of social interaction with family and friends and just a general lack of normality has us all needing a little more TLC and engagement to take our mind off things and to better manage the new norm.
A lot of the programs under the banner of BOUNCE BACK are littered through August and cover four key areas like employment, money management, health and wellbeing and financial support from the council. Find it all in the extensive program HERE. All events are FREE and will be held over Zoom, Facebook or YouTube. If you can't make an event, don't forget to cancel so it can be offered to someone on the waiting list.
Below is a bird's eye view of the program grouped according to genre for a snapshot of events. Check the program for details, times of classes and more. All dates for the same event could have different am. and pm. timeframes and repeated events could be covering different subjects.
11am every Mon, Wed, Fri - Storytime Online
9am every Saturday - Creative Club for 6-12 years
5, 12, 19 & 26 Aug - Online Lego Club for 5-10 years
7 Aug - Puzzlemania match stick puzzles for 8 plus years
12 Aug - Zine Workshop - make magazine-style booklets for age 10 plus years
14 Aug - Virtual Electronics: Getting started with VIRTUAL Arduino for ages 8 plus years
17 Aug - Virtual escape room fantasy realms for ages 7 plus years
19 Aug - Mad about science workshop for ages 5 plus
20 Aug - Mad about science workshop for ages 5 plus
21 Aug - Scientriffic Storytime
21 Aug - Supersonic Paper Plane Challenge for 8 plus years
28 Aug - Design and build a basic electronic circuit
4 Aug - NIA Movement Workshop - exercise for adults