Discover Albany Creek’s Past at This Enriching Free Event

The key to understanding the present is to understand the past. Studying history can provide valuable insights and awareness to the origins of cultures and communities and you can have this privilege of learning the history of Albany Creek in an enriching free event at the Albany Creek Library

On Monday, the 3rd of February 2020, the library on Ferguson Street is running a history lesson about the origins of the suburb. Happening from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., this event is free to anyone who may be curious about the first settlers of Albany Creek or the significance of the street names. 

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Knowing your history can help answer why the world around you is what it is today. A look into the cultural trends of yesteryears can provide a reasonable projection of what may happen in the future. It can also spark inspiration and motivation for your next big ideas and projects. 

Studying history is also a worthy mental exercise to sharpen your critical thinking skills. It goes without saying that critical thinking applies to all aspects of your life.

Thus, if you’ve got free time on the 3rd, book a slot and secure your seat.  For enquiries, phone (07) 3264 5267 or email

A Month-Long Display of Gorgeous Pottery is Happening at Albany Creek Library

An impressive display of potted crafts will be on display at the Albany Creek Library in June 2019. A workshop on how to create these handcrafted works of art will also be underway at a studio in Everton Hills.

The pottery exhibit called “Hand Built: Slabs, Coils and Blocks,” will feature the creations of artist Marisa Young of Hills Pottery. It will run until Saturday, the 29th of June 2019 and open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Visitors can check the wide range of stunning clay objects, wall decorations and tableware Ms Young made since she started her craft in the ’90s. Adept in other mediums like watercolour, mixed media and printmaking, Ms Young has also tried her hand at working with slabs and coils in her technique.

Photo Credit: Hills Pottery/Facebook

Photo Credit: Hills Pottery/Facebook

In connection to the exhibit, Ms Young will also be offering pottery workshops at her garden studio located at 104 Buckland Road in Everton Hills. Held during Wednesday and Saturday at 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 p.m., the classes will teach students to make something out of clay, as well as glaze and use the kiln fire.

Lisa Halls will assist Ms Young in the workshops. While the pottery exhibit requires no booking, the classes have limited slots so reserving a spot is required.

Rates for the 3-hour classes are at $65 per person.

“The goal for me is to have a great space for people to discover the wonders of hand building with clay and to keep potting forever and ever,” Ms Young said of her classes.

Albany Creek Library Grand Reopening Celebration

Following the completion of  $368,000 worth of upgrades, Albany Creek Library is going to be celebrating its grand reopening on Saturday, 19 January 2019.

From 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., visitors can enjoy lots of fun activities and explore the newly renovated library.

Event Details

What: Albany Creek Library Grand Reopening
When: Saturday, 19 January 2019; 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Where: Albany Creek Library

Albany Creek Library Grand Reopening

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Some activities lined up for the kids include face painting, storytime, and The Gecko Wild Life Show.

Meanwhile, morning tea will be available for the grown-ups. Local history talk will also be providing everyone with an insight into the stories of the local community.

This event is free for everyone to enjoy.

Albany Creek Library Upgrades

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As part of its upgrades, the library now includes roving library assistance and RFID Smart Shelving to make returning items faster and simpler.

Other improvements to the library include special study zones with new comfortable benches and booths with power and WiFi throughout. Because of this, connecting and recharging at the library is easier.

Kids are also bound to have more fun at the new children’s space in the library.

Furthermore, the addition of new informal lounge areas, chairs, and coffee tables give visitors more spaces to relax and unwind.

“Public libraries are lifeblood to learning, promoting reading, nurturing and knowledge so it’s important the community has the chance to experience these opportunities in a comfortable and relaxed environment,” Councillor for Division 9 Mike Charlton said when he first announced the renovation in June 2018.

“In the past year the Albany Creek Library has welcomed more than 100,000 residents and visitors through its door. I know the community along with local groups will be really excited to see this space come to life with a fresh look,” Cr Charlton said.

With the completion of the modernisation upgrades, Albany Creek Library now offers an abundance of modern spaces that aims to connect, inspire, and engage.

Head over to the Albany Creek Library’s grand reopening to find out more about their new offers.


Holiday Classes in Albany Creek to Keep your Kids Busy this Spring Break

Great news for Albany Creek Library regulars and those who are looking for holiday activities for their kids. Albany Creek Library will kick off their spring holiday classes starting Monday, the 18th of September. The library will be hosting different programs that will match children’s ages, interests, skills, and maturity levels.

Do note that these programs are free for library members only. Becoming a member should be a breeze because joining the library only requires one valid ID with your current address. Registration is free and open for all ages. Join the library here.


Program Registrations

Bookings are required because slots are limited. You can book a class by visiting or calling the Albany Creek Library. However, the easiest way to book is through online registration. It will save you from the inconvenience of being held up in the queue. You can pre-register via Eventbrite by logging in or signing up for an account. Online registration perks include receiving booking information and event reminders.

Should the programs reach the booking capacity, you can still register your children for the program and their names will be added on the waitlist. However, this does not guarantee a slot. If a ticket becomes available, the library will contact the names on the waitlist and give information on how to officially register for the event.

Here are some of the holiday programs and activities in Albany Creek Library that you might want to check out. Children under 12 years of age are required to have a guardian throughout the class.


Giraffes Can’t Dance

Date: Monday, 18 September

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Age: 3 years – Prep


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Little kids will discover an exciting way to enjoy stories. Library facilitators will show how to bring this picture book to life with the magic of dancing. Reading stories is an essential tool in learning, especially for kids at this age bracket. This story will encourage children to ask question and explore. Reading, combined with social interaction, will foster a fun, learning environment.




Creating Awesome Stories

Date: Wednesday, 20 September

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Age: Grades 4-6


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Unleash your kids’ inner writer. This workshop will help them turn their small ideas into huge concepts that are needed in creative writing. They will learn how to write fun and engaging stories as their imaginations explore the possibilities with their facilitators’ guidance. This is a fully interactive workshop that will not only improve their writing skills and vocabulary, but will also improve their social interaction skills.




Where’s Wally Pizza Party

Date: Friday, 22 September

Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Age: Grades 1-6


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It’s time to celebrate the 30th anniversary of “Where’s Wally”. Look for Wally in a day full of journey hunts and activities that will stimulate the children’s attentiveness and cognitive development. Of course, this will not be a party without pizza. There will be different pizzas for different appetites on this day.




The Cat in the Hat

Date: Thursday, 28 September

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Age: Grades 1-3


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It has been 60 years since Dr. Seuss created and illustrated “The Cat in the Hat”. This workshop is all about this Dr. Seuss classic and will also explore Dr. Seuss’ creative illustrations. As they journey through these creative illustrations, the children will be given the chance to paint their own “Cat in the Hat”. It’s a great workshop that will activate their creativity and imagination.




Plasticine Stop Motion Animation

Date: Friday, 29 September

Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Age: Grades 7-12


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Albany Creek Library will host a workshop where teens can explore their artistic side as they perform sculpture and photography arts. The teens will create a plasticine character. After sculpting the character, they will film it using stop motion techniques. They’ll be able to make an animation in just two hours.




Hype Pizza Party

Date: Friday, 29 September

Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Age: Grades 7-12


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Let your “teens” party at the library. Right after the Plasticine Stop Motion Animation class, the library will host a Hype Pizza Party that will be filled with activities and free pizza. This is a socialization activity that will help these adolescents to interact with each other and overcome their barriers of communication.




There are other activities and programs that the Moreton Bay Regional Libraries are hosting this spring holiday. Learn more about these classes on their official website.