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What to do with the kids? Coding, Book Art & more

The January holiday season is off to a busy start at Clarence Valley libraries with more than 25 kids turning up to create a “lost world” at Grafton Library last Wednesday. The Summer Reading Club is on again and children are encouraged to read anything they can find that relates to the theme “Lost Worlds”. Minecraft Coding is booked out at Grafton Library but there are places left at Maclean Library this holidays and it will run again after Easter. Participants will use scripting/coding to perform simple tasks within Minecraft, including programming a small robot to move around and mine blocks. Local artist Louise Kirby will run Book Art sessions at Grafton, Yamba and Iluka libraries. Inspired to reuse old books, Louise will help participants create works of art to take home. Wooli and Glenreagh kids can visit the mobile library to make rubbings. Using a range of templates, children can create their own artworks with a variety of “lost world” themes. Teens and adults can go adventuring as Dungeons and Dragons continues for its sixth year at Grafton Library. Everyone’s a winner in D&D. The purpose of a game is to accomplish a mutual goal, such as finding lost treasure or liberating a captive village. The game continues to appeal to an ever-increasing population of fans because the focus is not on competition, but instead on imagination and narrative. For more information about activities, please visit your library or go to: