Fun stuff at Christmas and New Year

Christmas celebrations, live entertainment and robot workshops are all part of the School Holiday Program at Ipswich Libraries


The Ipswich Library is the place for free or low cost entertainment for Ipswich families.

Find Grumble’s Christmas spirit with a live performance of ‘The Spirit of Christmas’
This is an all-ages show and is free to library members.

Redbank Plaza: Tuesday Dec 15 10.30am-11.30am.
Redbank Plains: Thursday Dec 17 10.30pm-11.30pm.
Ipswich Central: Thursday Dec 17 1.30pm-2.30pm.

Watch Jim Carrey in the family-friendly ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ (PG)
Tickets are $1.20 each and will be available at the door if not sold out in advance.
Barry Jones Auditorium: Friday 18 Dec 10am-11.45am.

Create the remains of an imaginary creature and produce a museum exhibit using 3D printed bones. ‘Design a Lost Creature’ is a free workshop for children aged five years and over.

Redbank Plaza: Tuesday Jan 12 10.30am-11.30am.
Ipswich Central: Friday Jan 15 10.30am-11.30am or 2.30pm-3.30pm.
Redbank Plains: Thursday 21 Jan 10.30am-11.30am.

Program a robot, complete your mission and challenge your friends with Ozobots and Bee-Bots ‘Roving Robots’ is a free workshop for children aged five years and over.

Ipswich Central: Tuesday 12 Jan 10.30am-11.30am or 2.30pm-3.30pm
Redbank Plains: Thursday 14 Jan 10.30am-11.30am.
Redbank Plaza: Friday, 22 Jan 2.30pm-3.30pm.

Enjoy a taste of the country with a live show featuring stories and songs from ‘Blue Gum Farm’. This is a free show for children aged six years and under.

Redbank Plains: Wednesday 13 Jan 10am-10.30am.
Ipswich Central: Wednesday, 13 Jan 2.30pm-3pm.
Redbank Plaza: Thursday, 14 Jan 10am-10.30am.

Meet, explore and train My Romo, an interactive robot on wheels, using touch, tap and swipe technology. This is a free workshop for library members aged five years and over.

Ipswich Central: Wednesday 13 Jan 10.30am-11.30am.
Redbank Plains: Tuesday 19 Jan, 9.30am-10.30am.
Redbank Plaza: Thursday 21 Jan 9.30am-10.30am.

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