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Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole

8 October 2010

Image courtesy of CityTalk

One movie that you may have had a chance to see over the holidays is Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole.  It is the new animated movie that is directed by Zack Snyder and production took place in Australia with the same people that did the movie Happy Feet.

I have not had a chance to see this movie yet but would like to as I love owls and I think the animation and special effects would be great to see. The movie is based on the series of books Guardians of Ga’Hoole by Kathryn Lasky.  The books are available in the library :

1.  The Capture

2.  The Journey

3.  The Rescue

4.  The Siege

5.  The Shattering

6.  The Burning

7.  The Hatchling

8.   The Outcast

9.   The First Collier

10. The Coming of Hoole

11. To Be a King

12. The Golden Tree

13. The River of Wind

14. Exile

15. The War of the Ember

The movie is based on the first three books in the series. 

Has anyone seen this movie yet? What did you think?


Slasher style

7 October 2010

Rip it up !

Grab an old t-shirt and get slashing at one of the library’s Slash Tee sessions. Find out how the creative use of scissors can give you a whole new slasher style.

It’s happening on these Thursdays from 4pm-5pm:
Robina Branch Library 28 October
Helensvale Branch Library 18 November

Phone the library to book a place –
Robina on 55811600
Helensvale on 55911625.


6 October 2010

Are you hungry?

Get down to Robina Library TODAY from 4pm to 5:30pm and learn how to feed yourself.

This session is full of tips on how to prepare quick, easy and cheap meals on a budget – especially aimed at 13 to 17 year olds.

Andy Griffiths’ new book is Very Bad

13 August 2010

You may already know that Aussie author Andy Griffiths writes very, very, very funny books. One of them was The Bad Book. Now he has written The Very Bad Book and he’s coming to the Gold Coast to talk about it. Come along to find out how a book can be very funny and very bad at the same time.

When: Tuesday 7 September, 6.30pm
Where: Robina Community Centre
Bookings: are essential – phone 5581 1600 to secure your place

P.S. You can also watch a very bad trailer for the new book over on Andy Griffiths’ website.

Dr Karl is coming to the Coast!

6 August 2010

Can you spell Kruszelnicki? I can’t, so let’s call him Dr. Karl. Anyway, Dr. Karl will be coming to the Robina Community Centre on Wednesday, August 11 at 1pm. No doubt he will be discussing all things dinosaur. You can grab his new book, Dinosaurs Aren’t Dead – The shocking story of dinosaur evolution from your local GC library. Be warned it is a Junior Non Fiction title but it’s still a really good read. I am reading it as I write and I can’t wait to see his amazing science brain in action!

Meet and hear Dr. Karl at this free event for kids aged over 8. Be sure to book!!!!

Bookings: 5581 1600

If you can’t make it on Wednesday have a look at the Dr. Karl website or catch him on Triple J. So clever!


14 June 2010

Are you staring down the barrel of long, boring afternoons with nothing to do?

You should get out more.

And we know just the place……

That’s right – your local branch library!

Gold Coast libraries have a host of new afternoon activities for teens. Choose from:

  • Build your own website – make your own virtual space.
  • Re-boot – gaming, manga, web 2.0 and more.
  • Chill out and knit – learn to cross needles and whip that wool.
  • Speed Scrabble – no board, just fast, furious and fun.

Click over to the latest online calendar of events and have a look at page 6 for all the details on “active arvos”. Or grab a copy of the booklet next time you’re visiting your local branch library. Drop in at a session – they’re running all through June, July and August at Elanora, Nerang, Robina and Southport Branch Libraries.

Countdown to rocking the June/July hols

11 June 2010

It’s now only a fortnight until school’s out and there are two sweet weeks of holidays.

If you’re looking for something to do, rock into your local library and practice your hip hop dance moves:

  • Robina    Tuesday 29 June 11am-noon
  • Elanora  Tuesday 29 June 1pm-2pm
  • Southport Thursday 1 July 3pm-4pm
  • Nerang    Tuesday 6 July 11am-noon
  • Broadbeach Tuesday 6 July 2pm-3pm

You can find other rocking school holiday activities in our latest calendar of events, online or at your local branch library.

Give me more!

13 April 2010

Looking for more activities, more fun, more information and more things to do?
Look here…

Youth Week 2010 – free activities at your local branch library. Clay animation, songwriting, cartooning, drumming and hip hop writing workshops… get the details and get into it!

Do you know of something else happening on the Gold Coast for teenagers? Hand over the details by posting or commenting – we all want to know.