City of Light Storytime with Julia Lawrinson @ Civic Square Library

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Posted 2023-09-10 by Sarah Corkfollow

Fri 29 Sep 2023

Discover the story of the stars

The universe is so much bigger than the world around us. There are so many things that you can't even see in the night sky. If your kids are interested in seeing more of the night sky and what the universe is hiding. The best way to learn all about the night sky is to have a lesson with the brilliant Julia Lawrinson. Thanks to Julia, and the City of Melville, your kids can take part (and you can probably tag along too) in the City of Lights Storytime .

The night starts by exploring the past- seeing what Perth was like in the 60s. When we as a civilisation were first trying to step foot out into space, Perth was a very different-looking place to live. Your guide will tell the story of how Americans first started to orbit Earth in a rocket ship for the first time. This of course led to the immortal moment when Neil Armstrong stepped foot on the moon for the first time.

As the world waited for the Americans to orbit Earth, two small Perth children had a brilliant idea. They decided to leave their lights on so that the astronaut, John Glenn could see their lights and knew there were people out there thinking of them. This idea struck a chord with Perth people, and the residents all took part. It is said that John Glenn looked down and saw the lights of Perth. He gave us the name the City of Lights, a name that has stuck even to today.

Especially as we are trying now to head to Mars, this is an exciting time for space travel.

With your guide, Julia who is a brilliant performer, known for her work on Viable Options, and she is a children's author, with over 14 novels for sale right now. Your kids are in good hands.
Kids who are 10 and under are going to really love spending time looking up into the night sky and using their imagination.

Adults are welcome to accompany their kids, and maybe you will learn something too! In fact, adults do have to come along, kids under 13 cannot be left without their parent or guardian's supervision.

If your kids will enjoy spending time learning about the sky, then they are going to love being a part of this workshop. It is free, so you don't have to worry about spending too much money, but you will have to book in. It will book out very quickly, kids love the stars!

Head to the Civic Square Library on Friday, the 29th of September. The class starts at 10:30am, and will be finished at 11:30am. Then that night, you're going to be out in the backyard with the kids learning more about the stars.


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