What's on online

There’s no need to go out! You can kick back and enjoy our exciting range of online events from the comfort of your own home. Keep the kids entertained and engaged with regular Storytime, Rhyme Time and Crafternoons. Join in as popular authors answer audience questions, or feed your mind with thought provoking discussions on contemporary topics. There’s something for the whole family.

National Simultaneous Storytime

On Wednesday 27 May at 11am, more than a million children around Australia will read the same picture book as part of National Simultaneous Storytime. This year Libraries welcome a special guest storyteller, Moreton Bay Regional Council's very own Mayor Peter Flannery, who is reading Whitney and Britney Chicken Divas, in a virtual online storytime. The book was written and illustrated by Lucinda Gifford, and is read with special permission from Scholastic Australia. Enjoy!

Whitney and Britney Chicken Divas for National Simultaneous Storytime
Whitney and Britney Chicken Divas, written and illustrated by Lucinda Gifford
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Storytime with Aunty Nita

We are super excited to announce that accomplished Australian author, Doctor Anita Heiss will be hosting our 10:00 AM, Thursday sessions of Storytime online. Join us for Storytime with Aunty Nita, as Anita reads some of her favourite children's books. Anita is a passionate advocate for Indigenous literacy and it is a pleasure to welcome her to MBRL!

Week 7

Storytime with Aunty Nita - Fantail's Quilt
"Fantail's Quilt" by Gay Hay and illustrated by Margaret Tolland
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Week 6

Storytime with Aunty Nita - Possum Magic
"Possum Magic" by Mem Fox and Illustrated by Julie Vivas
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Week 5

Storytime with Aunty Nita: Pig the Winner
"Pig the Winner" by Aaron Blabey
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Week 4

Storytime with Aunty Nita: Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes
"Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes" by Mem Fox and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury
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Week 3

Storytime with Aunty Nita
"Conga Dance" by Amanda Tarlau and illustrated by Jane Chapman
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Week 2

The Baby That Roared
"The Baby That Roared" by Simon Puttock and illustrated by Nadia Shireen
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Week 1

The Wrong Book
"The Wrong Book" by Nick Bland
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First 5 Forever Storytime

Storytime is a great way to develop a love of reading and introduce your child to books. Experience the magic of stories, action rhymes and songs with your child in our regular online sessions. For parents and children 2-5 years.

Collecting Sunshine - with Auslan

Storytime- collecting sunshine
Signed Storytime with Caroline: Collecting Sunshine by Rachel Flynn and Illustrated by Tamsin Ainslie
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Where the Forest Meets the Sea

Storytime - Where the Forest Meets the Sea
Storytime with Caroline: "Where the Forest Meets the Sea" written and illustrated by Jeannie Baker
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Za-Za's Baby Brother

Storytime - Za-Za's Baby Brother
Storytime with Karen: "Za-Za's Baby Brother" written and illustrated by Lucy Cousins
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Hugless Douglas

Storytime - Hugless Douglas
Storytime with Liz: "Hugless Douglas" written and illustrated by David Melling
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I went walking

Storytime - I went walking
Storytime with Cathy: "I went walking" written by Sue Machin and illustrated by Julie Vivas
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Titch

Storytime - Titch
Storytime with Karen: "Titch" written and illustrated by Pat Hutchins
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Edward the Emu

Storytime - Edward the Emu
"Edward the Emu" by Sheena Knowles and illustrated by Rob Clement
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First 5 Forever Rhyme Time

Children love to hear your singing voice and you are the most important teacher in your child’s life. So sharing songs or nursery rhymes with your child encourages their abilities to predict language patterns through the repetition of songs and nursery rhymes. These moments of singing will encourage your child’s abilities to communicate socially and learn to read.

Week 6

Rhyme time - week 6
Rhyme Time with Liz, including "Baby crocodile", "I went down to the farm one day", "This little piggies" and "Zoom zoom zoom".
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Week 5

Rhyme Time - week 5
Rhyme Time with Nigel, including "This is the way we wash our face", "Open shut them", "Miss Polly had a Dolly" and "Grandma's glasses".
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Week 4

Rhyme Time - week 4
Rhyme Time with Margaret, including "This is the way we...", "Boing boing squeak", "Miss Polly had a dolly" and "Twinkle twinkle little star" and "Incy wincy spider".
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Week 3

Rhyme Time - week 3
Rhyme Time with Liz, including "This is the way we wash our face", "Miss Polly had a dolly", "Open shut them" and "Grandma's glasses".
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Week 2

Rhyme Time week 2
Rhyme Time with Liz, including "Welcome song", "If you're happy and you know it", "The little green frog", "Old MacDonald had a farm" and "Incy Wincy Spider".
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Week 1

Rhyme Time week 1
Rhyme Time with Liz, including "Open, shut them", "Baby crocodile", "Twinkle twinkle little star" and "Five little monkeys".
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Crafternoon

Are you looking for a fun easy craft to do with primary school-aged kids? Only want to use materials from around the house? Then this craft is for you.

Feathered flowers

Feathered Flowers
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Jumping frogs

Jumping frogs
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Braided bookmarks

Braided bookmarks
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Paper stars

Paper stars
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String feathers

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Yes, you can ask that

Yes, you can ask that is a video series where famous writers answer your questions.

Natasha Lester

Natasha Lester is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who loves Paris, collecting vintage fashion and playing with her children.

Natasha Lester
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Isobelle Carmody

Isobelle Carmody gives us an insight into her world as the famous author of The Obernewtyn Chronicles in our next author interview.

Isobelle Carmody
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Nick Earls

The premiere features Nick Earls, author of bestselling novels Zigzag Street, Bachelor Kisses, Perfect Skin and World of Chickens among others.

Nick Earls
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Moreton minds

Delve into a series of exciting topics with our popular Moreton Minds. Moreton Minds is a partnership between Moreton Bay Region Libraries and USC.

Wearables - Dr Erica Mealy

From Fitbits to bionic prostheses to smart clothes, technology is pervading all aspects of our environment. New devices are enabling new ways of working, relating and socialising.

Moreton Minds - wearables
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You can ask Erica more about the topic at our online Q&A on 27 May.
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