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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.

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.

The YA Room

The YA Room is a Melbourne based Young Adult book club. They meet once a month to discuss a Book of the Month and host a variety of other special events.

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

Writing Prompt: Kindness
SEP
22
22 Sep 2020 7pm
Greater Dandenong Libraries invites you all to draw on your inner creative self and reflect on the positives by writing something - a poem, a sentence, a short story...
Youth School Holiday Program: FOOST – Cooking Class – Sweet and Savoury Scrolls
SEP
23
23 Sep 2020 2pm
Join a virtual foodie adventure in this live and interactive cooking class...
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...
The Space - Hip Hop Dance Workshop - Youth Spring Holiday Activities 2020
OCT
2
2 Oct 2020 2pm
Join in and learn new dance tricks. An ideal class for anyone who loves to move, groove and dance...
Dungeons and Dragons
OCT
5
5 Oct 2020 4pm
This Melbourne International Games Week, come and play Dungeons and Dragons online with us.
Social Games Play Session: Ages 10-12
OCT
6
6 Oct 2020 4pm
Join us for Melbourne International Games Week and come and play some online social games with us...
Reading Circle by Telephone
OCT
7
7 Oct 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...
Dungeons and Dragons
OCT
7
7 Oct 2020 4pm
This Melbourne International Games Week, come and play Dungeons and Dragons online with us.
Social Games Play Session: Ages 13-16
OCT
8
8 Oct 2020 4pm
Join us for Melbourne International Games Week and come and play some online social games with us...
Dungeons and Dragons
OCT
9
9 Oct 2020 4pm
This Melbourne International Games Week, come and play Dungeons and Dragons online with us.
Learn How To Be A Dungeon Master
OCT
9
9 Oct 2020 5pm
This Melbourne International Games Week, learn to run a game of Dungeons and Dragons as a Dungeon Master...
Retro Gaming Music: Chiptune Workshop
OCT
10
10 Oct 2020 2pm
This Melbourne International Games Week, create music using retro game software… Learn Chiptune basics with the Melbourne Chiptune Academy. Chiptune is the art of using vintage game hardware to create 8-bit retro sounding music.
History Month: Convict Life
OCT
15
15 Oct 2020 2pm
Meet Professor Hamish Maxwell-Stewart as he shares his vast knowledge of convict life in Australia...
Reading Circle by Telephone
OCT
21
21 Oct 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...
Reading Circle by Telephone
NOV
4
4 Nov 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...
Reading Circle by Telephone
NOV
18
18 Nov 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...
Reading Circle by Telephone
DEC
2
2 Dec 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...
Reading Circle by Telephone
DEC
16
16 Dec 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...