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Library Youth Programs

Welcome to Youth Programs Online

Encouraging young adults to learn and be creative in design, technology and the arts. Ages 12-25

Have fun, connect and explore by taking part in programs that support discovery and creativity.

  

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Regular Programs

Check out this regularly updated video playlist of virtual programs for teens, young adults, and adults. Some regular programs include Wellbeing with Dani, and monthly Art Series.

Workshops and Special Programs

 Browse this video playlist of special library virtual events to watch and learn.

Resources and Services

If you want to know a bit more information about resources and services, this video playlist is the place to visit.

Library Resources

Teens

We provide a wide range of free online resources for teens that include:

  • eBooks and Audiobooks,including Premiers Reading Challenge and VCE titles
  • Tutoring and writing feedback, available 24/7
  • Encyclopedias and databases to support virtual learning
  • Streaming movies and documentaries

You may be required to login with your library card number and PIN. If you don’t have a library card, sign up for a free online membership. You can visit us when we reopen to collect your card.

Council Resources

Youth

Youth Services

Youth Services have created a great list of resources to support home learning, entertain, and improve your wellbeing.

Greater Dandenong. My Place. My Community - Art Competition

Do you like to draw, paint, or create digital illustrations? Youth Services are running a competition for creative young people aged 12-25 years who have a significant connection to the City of Greater Dandenong.

Learn projection art with Yandell Walton!

We’re excited to announce we’re collaborating with Yandell Walton to mentor up to six students to support them to learn and deliver projection art.

15-21 year old students who live, study or visit the City of Greater Dandenong can apply to be selected. You don’t need to have an existing art practice or experience to apply, just a strong interest and an artistic eye.

Selected participants will connect each week to discuss ideas, challenges, ways of creating on a digital platform and receive professional advice.

Content will be developed individually using different techniques and digital applications. At the conclusion of the six weeks, it will be uploaded and developed into a major projection work displayed on the Drum Theatre.

Applications are open now and close 6 July 2020.

Apply Now at:

https://forms.greaterdandenong.com/reflect-project/

External Resources

Home Learning

FUSE

Free resources for Secondary School students, developed by the Victorian Department of Education and Training.

ABC Education

Thousands of free curriculum-linked resources for students and teachers.

Ergo

Developed by the State Library of Victoria. Provides access to research and essay writing guides, as well as their digitised collections.

Girls in Stem Toolkit

The GiST provides resources to inspire and inform girls, schools and families in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Developed by the Australian Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.

Reading

Inside a Dog

Run by the State Library of Victoria, Inside a Dog is a community hub for bookish teens where they can share their love of reading and books.

Love Oz YA

A celebration of Australian youth literature.

Quarantine Zine

The Quarantine Zine is a community of creatives that allows you to read and share zines that express  thoughts, feelings and frustrations surrounding being in quarantine.

Code Club

Moonhack 2020

Moonhack is for anyone who is curious to give coding a try. There are coding projects for all levels of experience, from beginners through to advanced.
When you’ve finished all the projects, you can print a certificate of participation.

Scratch

Developed by MIT - create stories, games and animations with code. Explore others creations from around the world, or share your own.

MIT App Inventor

MIT App Inventor is an intuitive, visual programming environment that allows everyone to build fully functional apps for smartphones and tablets. Those new to MIT App Inventor can have a simple first app up and running in less than 30 minutes. 

Code.org

Learn JavaScript, HTML, and CSS to program an App, develop a game, or create a web page.

Tinkercad

Tinkercad is a free, easy-to-use app for 3D design, electronics, and coding. It's used by teachers, kids, hobbyists, and designers to imagine, design, and make anything!

General Entertainment

Hogwarts Digital Escape Room

Solve puzzles and riddles via Google Forms. Made by Peters Township Public Library in Pennsylvania, USA.

Online Chess

Try playing an online chess game against a top chess computer.

Stop Motion

Create your own stop-motion animation using your own toys or household objects! Download the Zing Stikbot Studio app to get started and learn what to do with these easy to follow tutorials

Wellbeing With Dani
JUL
16
16 Jul 2020 8pm
Library team member Dani guides us in a range of wellbeing exercises including yoga and relaxation...
Art Series: Elham Eshraghian, Empathy within Film
JUL
21
21 Jul 2020 6:30pm
The July Art Series workshop will be delivered by Elham Eshraghian and will explore empathy within film, using Iranian cinema as an example...
Wellbeing With Dani
JUL
23
23 Jul 2020 8pm
Library team member Dani guides us in a range of wellbeing exercises including yoga and relaxation...
Virtual STEAM-Experiments
JUL
24
24 Jul 2020 4pm
Get your STEAM on. Join library team members as they demonstrate fun new science experiments you can do from home...
Wellbeing With Dani
JUL
30
30 Jul 2020 8pm
Library team member Dani guides us in a range of wellbeing exercises including yoga and relaxation...
Podcasting from Home with Madison Griffiths
AUG
3
3 Aug 2020 7pm
Plan, create, and record a podcast from your own home with VicArts grant recipient Madison Griffiths...
Tech Tuesday: Online Library Tech Assist Service
AUG
4
4 Aug 2020 6pm
Get some assistance with library online resources, email and social media, digital photography, and more during this session...
[In]Credible Writing with Cameron Semmens
AUG
4
4 Aug 2020 7pm
Cameron Semmens is an award-winning poet, author, and poetry educator with 23 books to his name and 27 years’ experience of sharing on the stage and the page...
Reading Circle by Telephone
AUG
5
5 Aug 2020 11am
Do you enjoy chatting and hearing about books? Would you like some ideas about what to read next? Join our Reading Circle By telephone and get inspired...
Wellbeing With Dani
AUG
6
6 Aug 2020 8pm
Library team member Dani guides us in a range of wellbeing exercises including yoga and relaxation...
Virtual STEAM-Experiments
AUG
7
7 Aug 2020 4pm
Get your STEAM on. Join library team members as they demonstrate fun new science experiments you can do from home...
Podcasting from Home with Madison Griffiths
AUG
10
10 Aug 2020 7pm
Plan, create, and record a podcast from your own home with VicArts grant recipient Madison Griffiths...
Tech Tuesday: Online Library Tech Assist Service
AUG
11
11 Aug 2020 6pm
Get some assistance with library online resources, email and social media, digital photography, and more during this session...
[In]Credible Writing with Cameron Semmens
AUG
11
11 Aug 2020 7pm
Cameron Semmens is an award-winning poet, author, and poetry educator with 23 books to his name and 27 years’ experience of sharing on the stage and the page...
National Science Week: Neural Knitworks
AUG
13
13 Aug 2020 7pm
Combine textile arts and neuroscience to learn how you can create model neurons with simple knitting and crochet patterns...
Podcasting from Home with Madison Griffiths
AUG
17
17 Aug 2020 7pm
Plan, create, and record a podcast from your own home with VicArts grant recipient Madison Griffiths...
Tech Tuesday: Online Library Tech Assist Service
AUG
18
18 Aug 2020 6pm
Get some assistance with library online resources, email and social media, digital photography, and more during this session...
Art Series with Quince Frances: Building a Giant Nest
AUG
18
18 Aug 2020 6:30pm
Encourage birds, bugs and other amazing creatures to your garden by building a beautiful nest at home...
[In]Credible Writing with Cameron Semmens
AUG
18
18 Aug 2020 7pm
Cameron Semmens is an award-winning poet, author, and poetry educator with 23 books to his name and 27 years’ experience of sharing on the stage and the page...
Let's Torque: Panel Discussion - What does STEM mean to you?
AUG
19
19 Aug 2020 6pm
Join Let's Torque, a student-run STEM communication organisation started at Monash University for a panel discussion on 'What does STEM mean to you?'...
Make your own Mars rover with VSSEC
AUG
20
20 Aug 2020 4pm
Using materials found around the house, create a Mars Rover at this online workshop...
STEAM Worms and Composting
AUG
24
24 Aug 2020 6:30pm
Come along and learn about the value of worms and composting with Freya from EnviroCom...
Podcasting from Home with Madison Griffiths
AUG
24
24 Aug 2020 7pm
Plan, create, and record a podcast from your own home with VicArts grant recipient Madison Griffiths...
Tech Tuesday: Online Library Tech Assist Service
AUG
25
25 Aug 2020 6pm
Get some assistance with library online resources, email and social media, digital photography, and more during this session...
Art Series with Quince Frances: Building a Giant Nest
AUG
25
25 Aug 2020 6pm
Encourage birds, bugs and other amazing creatures to your garden by building a beautiful nest at home...
[In]Credible Writing with Cameron Semmens
AUG
25
25 Aug 2020 7pm
Cameron Semmens is an award-winning poet, author, and poetry educator with 23 books to his name and 27 years’ experience of sharing on the stage and the page...
Docos After Dark
AUG
27
27 Aug 2020 7:30pm
Let’s finish up National Science Week on a high note with a documentary on Thursday 27 August at 7.30pm...
Dr Trevor Thornton: Making Environmental Decisions
AUG
28
28 Aug 2020 6:30pm
Tune in to hear from Deakin University Life and Environmental Sciences lecturer, Dr Trevor Thornton...
Wellbeing With Dani
SEP
3
3 Sep 2020 8pm
Library team member Dani guides us in a range of wellbeing exercises including yoga and relaxation...
Wellbeing With Dani
SEP
10
10 Sep 2020 8pm
Library team member Dani guides us in a range of wellbeing exercises including yoga and relaxation...
Wellbeing With Dani
SEP
17
17 Sep 2020 8pm
Library team member Dani guides us in a range of wellbeing exercises including yoga and relaxation...
Wellbeing With Dani
SEP
24
24 Sep 2020 8pm
Library team member Dani guides us in a range of wellbeing exercises including yoga and relaxation...
Wellbeing With Dani
OCT
1
1 Oct 2020 8pm
Library team member Dani guides us in a range of wellbeing exercises including yoga and relaxation...