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Winter 2023 Kids Takeover

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29 June 2023, 10:00am3:00pm
CostFree with paid element
Bookings Bookings required
Location State Library Victoria
Accessibility Has wheelchair access

Kids are in charge for this one-day winter extravaganza. Join us for a fun-fuelled day of events, where kids get to take over the Library. 

With everything from arts and crafts workshops, to off the chain hip-hop classes, mystical magic tricks and more, there is something for every child.

You don’t want to miss out – book your spot now.

Special performance

See some of your favourite stories come to life in a show with The Flying Bookworm! Kids will join actors as they take centre stage in a storytelling performance that will ignite their imagination and inspire a new love of literature.

This performance will take place at 1pm in the State Library Victoria Theatrette. The cost is $10 for general admission.

Free events

Turn one person’s trash into your treasure in the Pauline Gandel Children's Quarter with The Indirect Object, where kids can build their own creations from recycled materials.

Shake it off in the Conversation Quarter with Dagogo Dance’s hip-hop dance classes, where kids can learn to pop, lock and dougie.

For your resident builder, engineer or block enthusiast, join us in the Create Quarter for a workshop with Planks where kids can build to their heart’s content.

Experience the art of illusion, deception and delight with roving magician, Nicholas J Johnson.

Get your craft on with Paperazzi in The Ian Potter Queen’s Hall, where your kids can make everything from jewellery to flower crowns, comics to magnet pictures. Have a child who’s a budding artist? Decorate a Library tote bag in the Information Centre.

For babies and toddlers, drop by for a morning of music and instrumental play with Julie Murray in The Ian Potter Queen’s Hall. In the afternoon, become a pro conductor with award-winning chamber musicians, Inventi Ensemble.

Family member tickets

If you’re a State Library Victoria Family member, don’t forget to redeem up to 5 complimentary tickets to our special performance with the Flying Bookworm (up to $50 value)! 

Want to become a Family member? Join today.


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Winter 2023 Kids Takeover Map