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Discover and Learn through FREE special interest workshops and talks at libraries for adults.

To book for events, use the online registration links below or contact any library. Registration is required for all sessions.

Program

Steve Parish

Steve Parish : From Darkrooms to Drones

A single underwater photograph of a fish was all it took to ignite a show-and-tell passion in Steve Parish which has now burned brightly for fifty-seven years. Steve explores not only technological changes in the world of photography, but also how we express ourselves through photography in both physical and digital worlds. 
Bookings open Monday 2 April, 9.00 am.
Library Date Time Bookings
Caboolture Friday, 18 May 7.00pm (doors open 6.30pm) Register now

Art Therapy: who can it help?

Art Therapist Marnee Kent shares the history of Art Therapy and discusses how it is used to assist people in all kinds of situations.
Library Date Time Bookings
Albany Creek Saturday, 10 March 11.00am - 12.00pm Register now
Redcliffe Saturday, 17 March 11.00am - 12.00pm Register now

Chemical Free Cleaning

Learn how to make laundry detergent (10 litres for less than $2!), citrus fabric softener, toothpaste, and multipurpose surface cleaner. This informative talk by Roman Spur, sustainable living expert, includes easy to make recipes and plenty of practical and inexpensive tips.
Library Date Time Bookings
Redcliffe Tuesday, 22 May 11.00am - 12.00pm Register now
Arana Hills Tuesday, 22 May 2.00pm - 3.00pm Register now

Cooking with Indigenous Foods

First Food Co takes you on a tasting journey through Indigenous foods, cooking techniques and culture, showcasing recipes from the Dale Chapman Coo-ee Cuisine Bushfood Kitchen cookbook and highlighting the flavours and uses of Australian Native Ingredients.
Library Date Time Bookings
Caboolture Wednesday, 16 May 10.30am - 11.30am Register now

Fermenting Fun : Learn to make Kefir

Learn about the different varieties of kefir and how to include them in your health routine in this demonstration by Kerris from Fermented Betty.
Library Date Time Bookings
North Lakes Saturday, 03 March 1.00pm - 2.00pm Join the waitlist
Albany Creek Saturday, 21 April 12.00pm - 1.00pm Register now

Fermenting Fun : Learn to make Kombucha

Learn how to naturally carbonate and flavour probiotic rich Kombucha tea in this demonstration by Kerris from Fermented Betty.
Library Date Time Bookings
Caboolture Friday, 16 March 11.00am - 12.00pm Register now
Strathpine Friday, 04 May 10.30am - 11.30am Register now

Get That Job! : Career Counselling

Make a plan to find the job of your dreams in a free one hour one-on-one session with qualified career counsellors Barry and Clive from the Your Future Careers Team.

Library Date Time Bookings
Albany Creek Wednesday, 14 February 1.00pm - 5.00pm
Redcliffe Wednesday, 14 March 1.00pm - 5.00pm
North Lakes Wednesday, 21 March 1.00pm - 5.00pm
Deception Bay Wednesday, 18 April 9.30am - 1.30pm
Caboolture Wednesday, 02 May 9.30am - 1.30pm
Arana Hills Wednesday, 09 May 9.30am - 1.30pm
QUT Your Future Careers Team, I Block, USC Caboolture Campus Mondays & Thursdays by appointment

Get That Job! : Job Seeking Skills

Learn how to write your resume, cover letter and selection criteria to get results and make a great impression at your next job interview.
Library Date Time Bookings
Albany Creek Wednesday, 07 February 4.00pm - 5.00pm Register now
Bribie Island Wednesday, 07 March 3.30pm - 4.30pm Register now
Arana Hills Wednesday, 30 May 1.30pm - 2.30pm Register now

Growing Bush Food

Veronica from Witjuti Grub Bushfood Nursery shares tips on how to create a bushfood garden so you can enjoy the ‘Wild Taste of the Rainforest’ in your own backyard.
Library Date Time Bookings
Deception Bay Saturday, 12 May 10.30am - 11.30am Register now
Bribie Island Saturday, 19 May 10.30am - 11.30am Register now
Redcliffe Saturday, 26 May 10.30am - 11.30am Register now

Healthy Plants

Healthy Plants All Year Round

 In this 90 minute show and tell presentation, garden guru Phil Ryan shares his tips and tricks to keep your plants alive and healthy all year round, and showcases the “baptism” method he uses to make pot plants thrive.

Library Date Time Bookings
Bribie Island Thursday, 01 March 5.30pm - 7.00pm Register now
Caboolture Tuesday, 13 March 6.00pm - 7.30pm Register now
Albany Creek Saturday, 24 March 10.00am - 11.30am Register now
Strathpine Saturday, 28 April 10.30am - 12.00pm Register now
Arana Hills Saturday, 05 May 11.00am - 12.30pm Register now
Burpengary Saturday, 26 May 10.00am - 11.30am Register now

Heart Health: Eating for a Healthy Heart

 Healthy eating and drinking is an important part of looking after your heart. You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to make some changes that can improve your health.  Presented by The Heart Foundation.

Library Date Time Bookings
Woodford Tuesday, 24 April 9.30am - 10.30am Register now
Arana Hills Friday, 11 May 1.30pm - 2.30pm Register now
Redcliffe Friday, 18 May 11.00am - 12.00pm Register now
Strathpine Saturday, 26 May 10.30am - 11.30am Register now
Albany Creek Monday, 28 May 10.00am - 11.00am Register now
Deception Bay Thursday, 31 May 10.30am - 11.30am Register now

Heart risk

Heart Health: Knowing your Heart Disease Risk

Heart disease is the single biggest killer of Australians. But it can mostly be prevented. Knowing your risks is the first step to avoiding a heart attack or stroke. Presented by The Heart Foundation.
Library Date Time Bookings
Burpengary Monday, 19 March 1.30pm - 2.30pm Register now
North Lakes Saturday, 28 April 1.00pm - 2.00pm Register now
Albany Creek Monday, 21 May 10.00am - 11.00am Register now

ukulele

Learn to Play the Ukulele

Ukulele virtuoso Trisha Scott teaches the basics of the ukulele in this one hour hands-on workshop that will leave you with the skills to play a simple song.  Suitable for the complete beginner, or those with a little knowledge.  Bring your own ukulele, or use one of ours.  Numbers strictly limited.
Library Date Time Bookings
Woodford Saturday, 10 March 11.00am - 12.30pm Join the waitlist
Arana Hills Saturday, 17 March 11.00am - 12.30pm Join the waitlist

money wallet

Managing Your Money: Healthy Mind, Body and Wallet

Sticking to a budget can be unrealistic.  Author and finance expert Larissa Zimmerman makes budgeting fun and teaches you how to whip your wallet into shape while improving your mental and physical fitness too.
Library Date Time Bookings
Arana Hills Tuesday, 29 May 6.00pm - 7.00pm Register now

money property

Managing Your Money: Property

Experienced finance professional, Debbie Hutchings, dispels the myths, answers all your questions and provides useful information about buying your first home, buying investment property and borrowing in your self-managed super fund.

 

Library Date Time Bookings
Strathpine Friday, 16 March 10.30am - 11.30am Register now
Albany Creek Tuesday, 20 March 6.00pm - 7.00pm Register now
Arana Hills Friday, 13 April 1.30pm - 2.30pm Register now
Bribie Island Monday, 23 April 10.00am - 11.00am Register now
Redcliffe Tuesday, 01 May 11.00am - 12.00pm Register now
North Lakes Friday, 11 May 1.00pm - 2.00pm Register now
Burpengary Monday, 21 May 1.30pm - 2.30pm Register now

Music for Early Learning : for parents of babies

In this interactive information session, you’ll learn practical tips to use music at home to stimulate, calm and interact with your child.
Library Date Time Bookings
Deception Bay Wednesday, 21 February 10.00am - 10.30am Register now
Strathpine Friday, 23 February 10.00am - 10.30am Join the waitlist
Caboolture Friday, 09 March 10.30am - 11.00am Join the waitlist
Albany Creek Monday, 12 March 10.00am - 10.30am Join the waitlist
Burpengary Friday, 16 March 9.30am - 10.00am Register now
Redcliffe Friday, 23 March 11.00am - 11.30am Join the waitlist
Bribie Island Monday, 26 March 9.30am - 10.00am Register now
North Lakes Friday, 18 May 10.30am - 11.00am Join the waitlist
Woodford Monday, 21 May 9.30am - 10.00am Register now

Music for Early Learning : for parents of toddlers

In this interactive information session, you’ll learn practical tips to use music at home to stimulate, calm and interact with your child.
Library Date Time Bookings
Deception Bay Wednesday, 21 February 11.00am - 11.30am Join the waitlist
Strathpine Friday, 23 February 11.00am - 11.30am Join the waitlist
Caboolture Friday, 09 March 11.30am - 12.00pm Register now
Albany Creek Monday, 12 March 11.00am - 11.30am Register now
Burpengary Friday, 16 March 10.30am - 11.00am Register now
Redcliffe Friday, 23 March 12.00pm - 12.30pm Register now
Bribie Island Monday, 26 March 10.30am - 11.00am Register now
North Lakes Friday, 18 May 11.30am - 12.00pm Join the waitlist
Woodford Monday, 21 May 10.30am - 11.00am Register now

New Year! New You!

Discover the history of Kinesiology and experience a hands-on demonstration of three simple energy clearing techniques to give you a fresh start to 2018.
Library Date Time Bookings
North Lakes Thursday, 15 February 1.00pm - 2.00pm Join the waitlist
Redcliffe Wednesday, 21 February 1.30pm - 2.30pm Register now
Woodford Thursday, 22 February 11.30am - 12.30pm Register now

attorney power

Planning Ahead: Let's Talk Enduring Powers of Attorney

Do you understand the difference between a Will and Enduring Power of Attorney?  Have you ever been unsure of who you would trust with your finances, health and personal wishes if you were unable to act yourself?  Would you like to feel more confident and in control of your future?  Peer educators from Council on the Ageing (COTA) Queensland share information and resources to help you plan ahead.

Library Date Time Bookings
Strathpine Tuesday, 06 March 10.30am - 11.30am Register now
Deception Bay Thursday, 22 March 10.30am - 11.30am Register now
Albany Creek Monday, 16 April 10.00am - 11.00am Register now
Arana Hills Friday, 20 April 1.30pm - 2.30pm Register now
Woodford Wednesday, 02 May 1.30pm - 2.30pm Register now

The Law and You: Grandparents Rights

Lawyers from Caboolture Law explain the legal rights grandparents have when the parents of their grandchildren separate.
Library Date Time Bookings
Burpengary Monday, 19 February 1.30pm - 2.30pm Event Cancelled
Bribie Island Thursday, 22 February 11.00am - 12.00pm Event Cancelled
Albany Creek Friday, 23 February 1.00pm - 2.00pm Register now
Arana Hills Friday, 09 March 1.30pm - 2.30pm Event Cancelled
North Lakes Saturday, 26 May 1.00pm - 2.00pm Event Cancelled

The Law and You: What Happens in Court?

Receiving a notice to appear in court can be intimidating. In this practical information session Caboolture Law's lawyers explain what happens in court and what support is available to you.
Library Date Time Bookings
North Lakes Tuesday, 30 January 1.00pm - 2.00pm Event Cancelled
Deception Bay Thursday, 08 February 10.30am - 11.30pm Event Cancelled
Caboolture Friday, 16 February 10.30am - 11.30am Event Cancelled

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